Sunday, February 2, 2020

Time to Party!

This sweet Bugaboo digi is my second entry into the current entry at the Double D Challenge. I usually don’t use such a bright color palette… but it’s for a Party! And, parties also require some bling… so I dug into my sequin stash and sprinkled them across the card and sentiment. Yay!
·    Bears digi- Bugaboo (Frame It Bears)
·    Celebrate Sentiment-Bugaboo Set (Winter Bird Trio)
·    Happy Birthday Sentiment- Imagine That (from a retired set)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Assorted background paper, white star stickers, and sequins from my stash
Entered into:  
Double D’s Challenge- Balloons          
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #125 Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes                                 
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Bugaboo Stamps- Feb Anything Goes                
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- Feb 2020 #35                                      
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #2-2020

I always enjoy the weekly challenges at Power Poppy because they often really do challenge me! The final challenge for January was to create a card that was inspired by a work of fine art. I knew I wanted to create something floral for a Valentine card. After some productive googling, I found a wonderful painting of dogwood branches by an artist named Leona Jones. (I included a photo of the painting with its lovely white blossoms, plus HERE is the link if you want to see more of Leona’s artwork.) I remembered that I have a Power Poppy digis with dogwood blossoms… so printed off a copy and got to work. The details on the painting helped me to get realistic looking blooms on my card.  I am entering this card into several other challenges including The Butterfly Challenge (my card includes the following Colors: riffle green, and raspberry in the butterfly wings, and Themes: ribbon, raised up letters with foam tape and butterflies)
·    LOVE digi- Power Poppy (Graceful Still Life Digital Stamp Set)
·    Inside Sentiment from Hero Arts Words of Love digi set (retired)
·    Small Butterflies cut from one of the Bible Verses 2 Printable Vintage Journal Cards from TLC Vintage
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Assorted background papers from my stash
·    Sheer grey ribbon- JoAnne’s
Entered into:   
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Life Imitating Art
Simon Says Monday Challenge-All Loved Up                                        
Incy Wincy DesignsLove, Love, Love                                                   
Butterfly Challenge- #135 R for Rocker Card  
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #619 Valentines
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Valentines                    

My final card for this posting is a simple, yet lovely, card. I’ve had this sentiment set for many years and love the saying in the elegant font. Decided to make a simple card for Valentine’s Day using one of the sentiments and items from my stash. Am entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Songs and Rhymes (some people might think that the sentiment sounds silly. I am a definite romantic… so love when my sweet hubby says such things to me, even if in a silly voice!)
·    Sentiment- Romantic Sentiments Set from JustRite Stampers (no longer in business)
·    Heart template, plaid paper, flowers and yellow brads (for the flower centers)- from my scrapbook stash.
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenges- Songs and Rhymes- Silly Love Songs
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #424-425 Anything Goes                    
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #5 Anything Goes                                  
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Feb                                  
Cute As A Button-#53 Optional Twist- Penny for your Thoughts (Use a sentiment)


  1. I adore your sweet 'birthday bear balloon' card! (say that 3 times fast lol) Your coloring is spectacular, I am so happy you went with such bright and happy colors! Magnificent!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Balloons Challenge, Donna, DT Member.

  2. Adorable bear card and love the love.

  3. Hi all your makes are gorgeous. I love them all. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. OMG such a cute card Kathy! Adorable! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Balloons’ 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!

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  6. Fabulous colouring on the top card. Cute CAS card you entried in our challenge. Thank you for sharing your project with Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge. Myrna DT
    Please also join us for our weekly Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Card Challenge at

  7. Super cute card! I love the festive colors! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  8. Hi Kathy, your LOVE dogwood card is gorgeous, the layering is wonderful and really makes the image pop. Thanks for sharing with us at Incy Wincy Designs, CarolG.

  9. Love the delicate looking flower entwined with the Love. A beautiful card and the butterfly just finishes. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel again. hugs Mrs A.

  10. Your cards are so beautiful Kathy!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge!

  11. Such beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  12. Amazing cards. Thank you for playing with us at Polkadoodles. DT Beata

  13. Lovely card Kathy! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Gale

  14. Kathy, your Love card is so beautifully made! Thank you for sharing with us at Ching Chou Kuik Challenge!
    Ching Chou Kuik DT - Bonnie

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

  16. What a LOVEly card you have made here which fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month. It's nice you have gone the extra mile to get the colouring as realistic as possible. Bet hubby loved it. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Blog Challenge and Facebook Challenge Design Team Leader)

  17. What a great idea to find a realistic picture to help your colouring of the image. Thank you for joining in the Love Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs and apologies for the late comment.


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