Sunday, February 9, 2020

Love Is In The Air

One of my favorite challenges is the Butterfly Challenge, where we learn new folds/techniques and can also win prizes!  The current challenge is S for Step Block. This was a new fold for me, but there was not just one but TWO tutorials I was able to create one. (That said, I somehow messed up on the measurement instructions, so my blocks are on the opposite side of the card. But… that oops allowed for better placement of my digi… so it’s all good!) I used a wonderful digi from artist Ching-Chou Kuik named Lantern Light as the focal point. My card includes two of the colors (Sage Green and Salmon) and one of the themes (butterfly.) Am entering this card into several other challenges including Power Poppy (was fun to create a Valentine’s card with no heart/s!)
·    Digi- Ching Chou Kuik (Lantern Light)
·    Clear stamp set and inside sentiment- Art Impressions (Crazy Cat Lady)
·    Sentiments- Computer Generated
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen and gold gel pen
·    Background paper from my stash
Entered into:  
Simon Says Monday Challenge-Floral Frenzy                                       
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #5 Anything Goes                                  
Butterfly Challenge- #136 S for Step Block Card  
Ching-Chou Kuik's FB Challenge- [FB] Valentines Day
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Anything But A Heart
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #424-425 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes

The current challenge at Art Impressions is to create something that can be used for everyday gift giving. I immediately knew I would use a sweet zebra stamp that was recently gifted to me by a friend to make a tag for a zebra-striped gift pouch. I am going to fill the bag with chocolates… to match the computer-generated sentiment. (But I will buy the chocolate right before I need it. Otherwise… well… let’s just say it won’t make it past my quality control checks!) Also, I'm entering this into several challenges, most are self-explanatory due to their titles... except Bugaboo's "For a child." I'm thinking that a child of any age would love this sweet little zebra, and the chocolates that will soon fill the striped pouch!
·    Zebra Image- Art Impressions Clear Stamp (Freebie stamp, gift from a friend)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Sentiment- Computer Generated
·    A scrap of ribbon and Assorted papers from my stash
·    Zebra striped pouch- upcycled, contained sunglasses when purchased years ago
Entered into:  
Art Impressions- #275 Give it Away                                                      
The Paper Shelter- #413 For the One I Love
Incy Wincy Designs- Love, Love, Love                                                   
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-With Love                                       
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #620 Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Bugaboo Stamps- Feb Theme- Childs Play                
Di’s Digi Stamps- All About Love                                                           
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- Feb 2020 #35                                      

My final card for this post is a CAS card created for the wecraftcards Forum challenge, Sweet & Simple. The requirement was that we could only use red and white on our cards. I used punches and a die to create my card.   
·    Love Die- Stampin’ Up set (Retired)
·    Heart Punches- Three sizes from my stash
·    Assorted background papers and a strip of paper ribbon from my stash
Entered into:  
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge-Sweet & Simple (red and white)  
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Love
Double D’s Challenge- Hearts             
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Valentines                    
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Feb                                  
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #2-2020


  1. Well, my goodness, Kathy, i love them all and i am so glad i stopped by to see them! And while i am here for Outlawz, i want to also comment on your Ching Chou Card as i am a DT for Ching Chou as well. I love your beautiful card..and i am so glad you entered it into the challenge!!

  2. Love your Love card! The die cut hearts with the pretty patterned paper beneath are fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Hearts Challenge, Donna, DT Member.

  3. Cute card, lovely layout. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter and good luck in the challenge.
    Hugs Anna DT Member

  4. LOVE your love card! Beautiful design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Hearts’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  5. Oh, I'm loving that zebra pouch, Kathy! Fabulous project and even better when filled with chocolate. :-D Putting on a DT hat - Thanks so much for supporting and playing in our "Anything Goes with a Critter" challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month. Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  6. Beautiful card and design.. Loving what you used for this challenge. Thanks for entering into our HEARTS challenge, and good luck in the draw and hope you join us again.
    {aNNie Designer for Double D challenges

  7. Your step,card has turned out just fine. I don't think you messed up with the measurements it only needed to be turned over. I rather like it this way round. Lol. Beautifully made. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  8. Super cute Zebra tag. Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug. Good Luck. Hope to see you again soon.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Bugaboo DT

  9. Your zebra tag and pouch are uber cute! Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug!

  10. As usual... all you creations are just lovely Kathy! I love that flip card -- so beautifully colored and the patterned paper that you chose for that card is just PERFECT!

  11. I love all of the creative juices that made this Valentine with our a heart.

  12. Thank you for sharing with us at "A Perfect Time To Craft", best of luck with your
    entry, Tania DT Member

  13. Kathy, what a beautiful card you have made here which fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month. I love the deep and dark tones you have used for the whole card. Even more FANTASTIC is that you have used one of Ching-Chou Kuik's digital stamps. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw and for your support of this challenge blog. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Blog Challenge and Facebook Challenge Design Team Leader)

  14. Lovely! Both are just Gorgeous!
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Hester DT

  15. Beautiful card, love your design and the image you have used...thank you for joining us for Ching Chou Kuik's Challenge...hugs Lozzy xx

  16. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x


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