Monday, February 17, 2020

Take Flight

This is my final entry into the current Butterfly Challenge, where we learn new folds/techniques and can also win prizes!  This time I didn’t opt for the featured fold… because I wanted to have lots of space to create my sparkly line of butterflies! A while ago a friend sent me a few strips of double-sided adhesive into which she had used a butterfly die (which was the perfect fit for the Sketch N Scrap Challenge.) My friend noted that I could use the die cuts with microfine glitter to create a striking card. So… this is my attempt to do that! It was a bit tedious, but I do like the results. The next time I’ll change the order of the glitter colors, as the wings all have some shiny little black spots sprinkled throughout.  My card includes one of the colors (Salmon) and one of the themes (butterfly.) Am entering this into a few other challenges including
·    Butterfly die-cuts- (unknown, sent to me from a friend. I am checking with her for the source. Will post it when available.)
·    Sentiments- We Are 3 Digital Sentiments (Harvest)
·    Assorted background papers from my stash
Entered into:  
Butterfly Challenge- #136 S for Step Block Card  
Sketch N Scrap-Card Sketch #163 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #426-427 Anything Goes                   
The Paper Shelter- #414 With a Sentiment
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #493  
Path of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #77

I needed one more Valentine and had fun creating this cute card using a Patties Creations sweet digi. A few Bright plaids (one is scrapbook paper the other is from a Dollar Store napkin) and two sentiments from the We are 3 Valentines set pulls this colorful card together. So cute!
·    Bear digi- Patties Creations (Valentine Bear without Sentiment)
·    Sentiments- We Are 3 Digital Sentiments (Valentines)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Assorted background papers from my stash
Entered into: 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #126Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week 6 Anything Goes                                    
Di’s Digi Stamps- Use a Digi Image                                                       
Pattie's Creations Challenge- #167 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Feb                                  
Jan’s Digi Stamps- Anything Goes- #8
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Two or More Patterned Papers        

The wecraftcard Forum is hosting a crop named “NomNomNom.” The Thursday challenge, titled “Krispy Kreme” is  to make a card front that has a hole in the front like a donut (or multiple holes). I decided to make a CAS card (for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge) with, of course, a donut as the focus. I used a circle template from my scrapbook stash to draw the donut.  A bit of coloring with a few tan markers, some “frosting” made with a scrap of pink cardstock. Sentiments from The Project Bin and a swoosh of white liquid pearls add the final touches.
·    Sentiments-The Project Bin (Hole Foods)
·    Assorted background papers from my stash
·    Ranger Products- Liquid Pearls (White Opal)
·    Circle Template for Scrapbooking
Entered into:  wcc-donut
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge-NomNom Crop- Krispy Kreme
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #621 CASs
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Here’s To Girls!            
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #2-2020
Incy Wincy Designs- Anything Goes                                                      


  1. Hi Kathy
    Hi Wendy thank you for joining into our challenge you have entered into our Australia challenge and you must enter with a Australian theme project our regular challenge is still running though and you can enter this one there Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Michelle DT

    1. Michelle, Thanks so much for alerting me to my mistake. I apologize for my mix up and will delete my entry. I really appreciate what you are doing in bringing awareness to the situation in Australia... your post broke my heart! I will be making at least one card to enter. Thanks again!

  2. Three fab cards. Really like your butterfly one, great design.

  3. Your butterfly card is wonderful Kathy! A beautiful colour combo and wonderful sentiment. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Shelter!

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

  5. Beautiful cards Kathy, such pretty elements, bear and butterflies, hugs, Lori m

  6. Love that donut card. Think I'll use that the next time I have one. Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday. Hugz Andrea.x

  7. Yoyr butterfly card is absolutely fabulous. I love those colours together. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me again. Hugs Mrs A.

  8. Kathy, I adore the plaid and gingham papers you used for that sweet bear Valentine! Great coloring. Putting on a DT hat - Thanks so much for supporting and playing in our challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps this fortnight. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  9. Wonderful cards! I love your sketches! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  10. Lots of creations here. Thank you for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Anything Goes Challenge. Good luck!

  11. Beautiful cards!! I love these beautiful sparkly butterflies!! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

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

  13. Love your take on the sketch with the butterflies! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  14. Your butterfly card is so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sketch N Scrap!

  15. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of
    luck with your entry.

    Robin DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogs

  16. Sweet cards. Thanks for playing with us at Polkadoodles. DT Beata

  17. Gorgeous cards, Thanks for joining us at Di’s Digi Challenge 🙂

  18. Lovely sparkly butterflies. Thanks for sharing at Path of Positivity. Pippa DT

  19. Great cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
    Good luck!

  20. This is so cute! I love how you colored my image and it goes perfect with our current challenge “Love,Love,Love” at Patties Creations Design Challenge. Thanks for joining us…
    Artist and Owner


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