Sunday, February 23, 2020

Seasons of Beauty

Exciting announcement- Sheepski Designs is giving away a special free stamp for absolutely everyone over in the @Kit and Clowder Colouring Group! To claim yours, just head to the FB freebie post HERE.  As a DT for Sheepski, I loved creating a card with this beautiful digi name “Jo’s Daffodils.” I used a gatefold card, created with a 4.5 x 11-inch strip of cardstock, plus assorted papers from my stash. The front sentiment is a freebie and the inside sentiment is from an Imagine That! digi set (9 sentiments for just $2.50.)
·    Digi- Sheepski Designs (Jo’s Daffodils)
·    Front Sentiment (Freebie)- ”Where Flowers Bloom So Does Hope” available from
·    Inside Sentiment- Imagine That! Digi Set (Sentimental Thoughts) 
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Assorted background papers and yellow vellum from my stash
·    Circle template from my scrapbook stash
Entered into:  
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #126 Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Add a Sentiment                             
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Here’s To Girls!            
Path of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #77
Cute As A Button-#53 Anything Goes  (Twist-Penny for your Thoughts/Use a sentiment)

I love this adorable image from Di’s Digis named “Three Chilly Polar Bears” and wanted to provide a stage for this chilly trio. Decided to make a z-fold card with a  tutorial form Pinterest. (There are lots of options. THIS is my favorite.)  I made an extra z0fold strip with acetate so that I could suspend a die-cut snowflake border across the top of the card. I provided a closeup photo of this strip.  The left end is positioned on the cardstock base and taped down before I adhered the patterned paper over it. Then, after positioning the reset of the acetate strip across the top of the card, I cut a slit in the patterned paper and slipped the right end of the acetate into the slit before taping the patterned paper down. This secures both ends of the acetate and also hides the ends of the acetate from sight.) Although the patterned paper provides a few snow-themed sentiments, I did add a Warm Winter Wishes greeting on the back of the card which will be sent to my 97-year-old MIL later this week.
·    Polar Bears- Di’s Digis (Three Chilly Polar Bears)
·    Sentiment on back of card- Imagine That! Digi Set Jenn & Friends (no longer available) 
·    Snowflake Border Die (that was gifted to me by a friend)- Simon Says Stamp (Wafer Die sssd111503)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Snowflake background papers from my stash
Entered into:  
Di’s Digi Stamps- Use a Digi Image                                                       
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #86 Say It With Snow           
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter- #415 For the Boys
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week 8 Anything Goes                                    

My final card for this post features a wonderful sailboat image from PSX. I created it for the Sketch N Scrap challenge and the Simon Says Monday Challenge, “Frame It.”  I opted for a more masculine looking card, swapping the heart shape in the sketch with a star cut from a blue plastic document folder to frame the sailboat image. (Note- I use plastic document folders, of plastic index dividers, often on my cards. They come in a pack of assorted colors and can be found in the office supply section of most stores, and also at many dollar stores. I really like using them on my cards because they're cheaper than colored vellum and are more translucent.  The plastic is easy to fussy-cut with a nice, sharp pair of scissors.)
·    Sailboat Image- PSX wood-mount stamp (Company is no longer in business)
·    Sentiments- Beccy’s Place digi set (True Beauty)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen 
·    Scraps of a blue plastic document folder and background papers from my stash
Entered into:  
Sketch N Scrap-Card Sketch #163
Simon Says Monday Challenge-Frame It                                               
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #426-427 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #2-2020
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Feb                                  


  1. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous I love them all. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Very pretty cards and what a great idea to use the colored plastic dividers on your cards! I would have never thought of that! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sketch N Scrap!

  3. Beautiful cards...loving the Polar bear one and the different card styles, hugs, Lori m

  4. Those tulips are stunning! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  5. Amazing cards Kathy, I love them all <3
    Andrea x

  6. What a great take on the sketch & clever use of the dividers! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  7. All of them are so beautiful. Thank you for play with us at Polkadoodles craft challenge blog. Good luck with your entry.

  8. Those polar bears are so adorable, gorgeous card...Thanks for joining us at Di’s Digi Challenge and using one of Di’s images 🙂

  9. All of your creations are beautiful! I love the said card. Elegant and beautiful! Beautiful design!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Cute As A Button!
    ~ DT Saphron

  10. Beautiful colouring on your daffodils and a fantastic spring card. I love the sentiment too. Thanks for sharing at Path of Positivity. Pippa DT

  11. Super cute card. I like the take on the sketch! Thanks so much for joining us over at Sketch N Scrap!

  12. Your cards are beautiful as usual! Love how you used the stars in the last one! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  13. What a wonderful sympathy card with the daffodils. I have never thought to make them as interesting as you have. Thanks for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.


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