Wednesday, January 15, 2020

A Cowpoke and a Butterfly

I created this first card for the current Bugaboo “Down on the Farm” weeklong Challenge, Day One Theme. We lived in western South Dakota for many years where “down on the farm” meant cows and cowboys! So… for my first card in this fun challenge, I featured an Imagine That set named Lil’ Cowpokes (which includes lots of images plus papers and is now on sale for just $5). For my card, I used several items from the set; a digi and a patterned paper on the front, plus a sentiment on the inside.
·    Cowboy digi and inside sentiment- Imagine That (Cowboy)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers Sakura Gelly Roll white & silver gel pens
·    Mini Star Punch and metallic glitter paper - from my stash
·    Assorted background papers, and twine ribbon from my stash.
Entered into: 
Bugaboo 10th Annual Down on the Farm Challenge- Saturday- Farm Scene           
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #111
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #422-423 Anything Goes                   
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week Anything Goes                                       
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Sketch
Di’s Digi Stamps- Celebrations                                                              
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Jan                                  
Incy Wincy Designs- Anything Goes                                                      
Jan’s Digi Stamps- Anything Goes- #5

My second card is for on rog my favorite challenges, the Butterfly Challenge where we learn new folds/techniques and can also win prizes!  The current challenge is Q for Quarto Fold. This was a new fold for me, but with the excellent tutorial was it went together quick and easy. I used a wonderful digi from artist Ching-Chou Kuik named Beloved Hydrangea as the main image. The large butterfly worked perfectly as the “clasp” for the Quartro fold. The Thinking of You and Happy Birthday sentiments are from an Imagine that digi set named Sentimental Thoughts. The sentiment on the very inside is from an unknown source. I now have over 6000 digital images tucked inside of 455 folders of digi sets so I cannot just pull all of the sentiments up a title. I know that this sentiment is hidden in one of those sets as I did print it off to make this card. And… I need to find it again because I really like it. So, when I do, I'll add the source here. In the meantime, if any of you recognize this sentiment and can tell me it's source, please let me know.] I printed off a second copy of the Hydrangea digi and used the blooms and leaves to decorate the front of the card and to frame the inside sentiment. Am entering this card into several other challenges including the Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge (Blue, plus green and brown and wings!), three Ching-Chou Kuik challenges (including a special one on FB to celebrate the artists January 3rd birthday!), and the Path of Positivity Challenger (the card represents my character trait of striving to see the positive side of situations and to be optimistic.)

·    Butterfly digi- Ching-Chou Kuik (Beloved Hydrangea)
·    First two sentiments- Imagine That (Sentimental Thoughts)
·    Inside sentiment- Unknown source.
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Assorted background papers- From my stash
Entered into: 
Butterfly Challenge- #134 Q for Quarto Fold  (photo)
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge- Blue +2  (Photo)
Ching-Chou Kuik's FB Challenge- [FB] New Year Or New Beginnings
Ching-Chou Kuik's FB Challenge- [FB] Happy Birthday
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Thinking of You


  1. Kathy both are fantastic cards, hugs, Lori m

  2. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. What a gorgeous card Kathy! That butterfly makes for a beautiful closure! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  4. Kathy your cards are adorable. Your cowboy is just too cute. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug Down on the Farm Birthday Bash Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  5. I really love everything about this card. The lasoo is the perfectfinishing touch. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Jan's Digital Stamps Challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl GDT xx

  6. Beautiful thinking of you card. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  7. Fantastic card, Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles, HUGS Fleur xxx

  8. Hi, Kathy! Your little cow poke is just darling, and a wonderful card for any "boy" or any age! So happy I got to see your creation at Jan’s Digi Stamp Challenges . Thanks for the inspiration, and I hope to see more of your designs soon.
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  9. Oh my Kathy, your quarto fold card is so elegant and pretty. I love how you have made the slit for the butterfly on the angle like that and the butterfly is gorgeous. Love those colours. Thsnkyou so much for coming and spinning the wheel with me this challenge. Sorry for delay in commenting but my shoulder is playing up and I cannot type for long periods. Hugs Mrs A.

  10. Beautiful cards, Kathy! Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Crafter's "Thinking of You" Challenge.

  11. Wow, Kathy, this is beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Ching Chou Kuik Challenge!
    Ching Chou Kuik DT - Bonnie

  12. What a beautiful card and a fold that is new to me, I must try it! Thank you for sharing at Path of Positivity. Pippa DT

  13. Great cards - thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x


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