Monday, March 2, 2020

Seasonal Fun

I was invited to be a guest DT for the Monday Greetings Challenge at Outlawz during March. Hetty Clare is the sponsor this month, and this is the first of three images that I’ll be sharing during the month. For this card, I used the fun digi named “Ducks Day Out” plus paint chips to create a card to match the current theme of Green Reigns. After coloring the digi, I added some die cut swirly (and green) foliage around the digi and sentiments.
·    Digi- Hetty Clare- (Ducks Days Out)
·    Front Sentiment- Freebie from Decosses Dynamite Doodles Doodles (Oh Happy Day)
·    Inside Sentiment- Imagine That! Digi Set Jenn & Friends (no longer available) 
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Fancy Foliage Dies - Spellbinders Our Daily Bread Designs
·    Assorted background papers and paint chips from my stash
Entered into:  
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes                                 
Di’s Digi Stamps- Show Some Green                                                     
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- March 2020 #36                                 
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #3-2020

My final entry for the current Butterfly Challenge features an image from a Dover Publications coloring book named Creative Haven Festive Mexican Talavera Designs. I signed up the Dover weekly newsletter a while ago from and have appreciated that it regularly emails links to a half dozen coloring and activity books, each offering 4-5 pages that are available for a short time as free downloads. Sign up for the sampler newsletter to start getting your own treasures.) I printed off two A2 sized copies of an intricately framed butterfly digi, then colored them with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen.  Using the instructions provided on the Butterfly Challenge site, I created a Tunnel Card.  (I realized when I just checked the instructions again that I didn’t follow them very closely. I created a tri-fold card with a window cutout on the front, and l cut the second butterfly print to create layers with foam tape. So, am not sure it will qualify as a tunnel card but it was fun to create. (Mrs. A, feel free to add this to the lower categories of using one color- thistle and one theme- butterfly, if it doesn’t qualify in the Tunnel Card!)
I am entering this into a few other challenges including Outlawz Tuesday TicTac Toe (middle column- I used several colors from the rainbow, gold photo corners, and the doodles in the image resemble the crocheted edging on the macaroons!)
·    Butterfly Digi- Dover Publishing Free Coloring Page (Creative Haven Festive Mexican Talavera Designs Coloring Book)
·    Inside  sentiment- LoveSVG Freebie  (Easter Blessings)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Assorted background papers and gold photo corners from my stash
Entered into:  
Butterfly Challenge- #137 T for Tunnel Card  
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge- Tictactoe 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #428-429 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       

My last card this post features an adorable digi and sentiment from Beccy's Place named “Stanley in the Rain.” I wanted to make a fancy fold to be able to enter this into a current Bugaboo challenge and decided upon a Bridge Fold Card. (My favorite tutorial for this easy to make card can be found HERE.) I printed Stanley on kraft paper and colored just his head, ears and hands. I printed an extra copy of Stanley onto white paper, colored the hat, boots, and raincoat, then fussy-cut and paper-pieced them atop the colored kraft Stanley. I free-form cut “grass” that I colored with a few shades of green then added flower stickers. Added the sentiment, adorned with flowers and a few “raindrop” stickers. So fun! Am entering this into a few other challenges including three that focus on SPRING- Cute Card Thursday, Outlawz Saturday (making a splash challenge), and Outlawz Twisted Thursday (Hoodie Hoo which is celebrated in the USA on the 20th of February. Supposedly, people go out at noon, wave their hands over their heads and chant "Hoodie-Hoo" to chase away winter blahs, and bring in spring. I have never participated in this event, but I am so sick and tired of winter that I might practice this routine weekly until Spring actually arrives!)
·    Digi and Sentiment- Beccy’s Place Digi Set  (Stanley in the Rain)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Ass0rted cardstock, plus a sheet of rainbow stationery from my stash
·    Flower stickers- Hobby Lobby
·    Clear rain stickers- from my stash (I need to find more of these as I have just a few left!)
·    Fancy Fold Instructions- Bridge Fold
Entered into:  
Incy Wincy Designs- Hand Colored Images                                           
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #623 Spring Fever
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes (Optional Twist-Hoodie Hoo)Bugaboo Stamps- Funky Folds     
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Making A Splash          
Beccy’s Place Challenge- March      


  1. heheh Ducks Day Out - that is too sweet!!

  2. Three great cards,love the way you used Beccy's image.

  3. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Kathy these are all amazing, LOL your Teddy card is so cute, hugs, Lori m

  5. Wow wow WOW, Kathy! Your cards are simply breathtaking in their wonderful colors and happy vibes! You've put so many details in each creation! My favorite is the pretty rainbow after the storm! BEAUTIFUL! hugs, de

  6. What a gorgeous butterfly you have created with those colouring pages. I keep meaning to sign up to the site and keep forgetting so thanks for the reminder. Thsnkyou fir also coming and spinning the butterfly wheel again. Hugs Mrs A.

  7. I love the background and Stanley. Thank you for sharing your creation at Incy Wincy Designs challenge.

  8. A fabulous creation Thank you for sharing with us at Incy Wincy Design Challenge. Marlene DT

  9. Another fabulous collection of cards Kathy, these are wonderful! You've done a great job with the colouring on all three and I love the various embellishments you add as well.
    The little Stanley Bridge Fold card is awesome, the background is particularly nice. I like all the flowers you added for a definite spring feel. Lovely!

  10. Awesome project! Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of
    luck with your entry. Tania DT member

  11. Kathy, what an amazing card. Love the colours you have used. So bright and cheery. Your card fits the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month well. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Blog Challenge and Facebook Challenge Design Team Leader)

    PS: With everything going on in the world with regard to the coronavirus, please stay safe and well


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