Friday, March 6, 2020

Fun Trio

It’s Friday, so time for another challenge at QKR Stampede!  Stop by the challenge, which is always “Anything Goes” and several prizes are awarded. Maybe you’ll be inspired to enter a card or two yourself? My DT card features a cute digi image from QKR and wonderful sentiment from Eureka Stamps.  I love this sweet little bear holding a bear.  Isn’t she adorable? And the sentiment seems like a perfect fit to me.  
·    Digi- QKR (Baby Bear)
·    Front Sentiment- Eureka Stamps (You're Unforgettable)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Assorted background papers and kraft photo corners from my stash
Entered into:  
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #127 Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs- Hand Colored Images                                           
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #428-429 Anything Goes                   
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #624 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- March                              

This year with all the bugs going around I cannot wait for Spring rains to show up and herald the change of the seasons! I love the joy of Spring that this wonderful image from Beccy’s Place conveys. I wanted the wonderful rainbow background to show, so I printed the image onto vellum and traced around the image with an oval template so that even MORE of the rainbow would show.   Since this card features a trio of friends, I feel that the sentiment from another of Beccy’s digi sets fits perfectly!  I'm entering this card into several challenges including Simon Says "Something Feminine" (I asked my hubby if he and his friends would ever huddle together under an umbrella and he guffawed loudly. I took this as a firm "no." So I think that a gaggle of friends giggling under an umbrella is a girl thing to do, making this a feminine card! ) 
·    Digi- Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Splish Splash)
·    Inside sentiment-- Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Button Collector)
·    Rainbow stationery and vellum from my stash
·    Oval template from my scrapbook supplies
Entered into:  
Jan’s Digi Stamps- Anything Goes-#9
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Something Feminine                       
The Paper Shelter- #417 Let It Be Spring
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Making A Splash          
Beccy’s Place Challenge- March      

My final creation for this posting is a Christmas tag made with mulberry paper. I always hate to throw any of this beautiful handmade paper away so save the scraps and use them on projects like this. The base of the tag is a scrap of cream-colored paper with faint gold snowflakes. I overlapped strips of double-stick tape to this base, creating a primitive tree frame, then started laying on scraps of the green mulberry paper. I used a snail adhesive to fill in the spaces with smaller scraps. I added a transparent “Wish” sticker that I'd purchased from Oriental Trading Company’s after Christmas sale back in 2008. (I remember the exact year because it was just before a major move and my hubby gave me a hard time about all the craft items I had just purchased. He complained about having to transport the additional boxes of stuff- and there were several- to our new home. He actually said that I already had enough craft supplies. I don’t think that is even possible, is it? Especially when the supplies were 60-70% off!) Instead of stamping a to/from on the back of the tag, I think that I’ll attach this tag to a card front so it has center stage!
·    All are from my stash
Entered into:  
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Tag It                                                  
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Green Reigns
Outlawz Challenge- Crash Your Stash- Stickers                                     
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #3-2020


  1. Hi Kathy your cards and tag are gorgeous. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Bear: Great to see your mama bear and I've got to say I love those old fashioned photocorners. So glad you shared your HANDCOLOURING with us at Incy Wincy, CarolG

  3. The silhouette is my favorite, Kathy. The background is awesome! Thanks for joining us at JDS Challenges. Julie O, DT member

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

  5. A very pretty card with the adorable bears. Your other creations look great too. Thanks for joining our challenge at Cute card Thursday. Marlies

  6. Love the bear. Very cute.
    Also mulberry paper I've not played with for years. Good use of it for your tag.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  7. What a wonderful set of projects, your first is adorable, your second inspiring and your third, the tag, mulberry paper, I must hunt mine out LOL. all Fabulous.
    Faith x
    PS Thanks for the lovely visit.

  8. Great projects Kathy! I agree that the little bear on your first card is adorable, and the sentiment fits perfectly. Love the pink and brown colour combination.
    I also agree with hubby that it's unlikely you'd find a group of men huddled under an umbrella together, although I guess it depends on the circumstances and the group! Love the rainbow background, it's very appropriate for the image.
    You mulberry paper tag is fabulous, what a great way to use scraps! It will look fantastic on a card, plus if you don't secure it too firmly, it could be removed and used by the recipient.

  9. Kathy, April is that time of year that Mother Nature sees fit that we receive some liquid sunshine. The silhouette is a reminder of the days to come. Thank you for playing along with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge and sharing your lovely creations with us. Happy Crafting and Good Luck!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  10. I love this, you can imagine being stood in that rain, such a cool card, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this time, hugs Pops x

  11. I love the layering. I am sorry I am so late commenting but I have and computer issues and no one available to fix it. Thank you for joining us at Crazy Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge. Myrna S. Design Team Member.


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