Monday, March 30, 2020

Spring and Sweet Desserts

For some reason, many photos on this post are not showing up. I cannot find a way to fix them... so will have to repost all of them. I will try to find time for that tonight. For now... I'm working from home and need to get back to it!

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 last of three images that I’ll be sharing during the month. For this card, I used a sweet digi named “Flower Girl” to create a card to match the current theme of Geometric Shapes. (An exciting note- this sweet digi is on sale right now for 50% off, so only 97 cents. That is an amazing deal!) I used a Fiskars punch to make the geometric shapes super quickly. Then, I adhered each hexagon to a piece of Kraft cardstock with a touch of snail adhesive (because I used a Cuttlebug swirl embossing folder to really seal them together.)  
·    Digi- Hetty Clare (Flower Girl)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Front Sentiment- Desert Diva Freebie (Hello!)  
·    Bee Stamp- All Night Media (company no longer in business)
·    Inside  sentiment-“Sending Sweet Birthday Wishes”  Imagine That digi set  (Ice Cream to My Cone)
·    Assorted background papers and black photo corners from my stash
·    Large Hexagon Punch- Fiskars
·    Embossing folder- Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl
Entered into:   
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Spring Mood Board                             
The Paper Shelter- #420 Flowers of the Spring
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Di’s Digi Stamps- Birthdays                                                                   
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #87 In Bloom          
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- March                              

One of  my favorite challenges is the Butterfly Challenge, where we learn new folds/techniques and can also win prizes!  The current challenge is “V for View-Master Card”. This was a new technique for me, but the step-by-step tutorial that is always provided was super easy to follow. I used a wonderful digi from artist Sherry West that makes me smile. It’s called “It’s a Spring Thing” and I love the happy little ring of bunnies. My card includes all three of the colors (Vegas Gold/Veridian/Vivid Burgundy) one of the themes (butterfly) and the technique.  I used two stickers from my scrapbook stash plus a few sparkly butterflies stickers on the View-Master. Two more sparkly butterflies adorn the inside sentiment. And, their bit-o-fluff tails are made by cutting a small white pompom into smaller pieces. Love the extra texture and whimsy!
·    Digi- Sherry West Art (It's A Spring Thing)
·    Front Sentiments on the View-Master (Dream and Smile) and stickers from my scrapbook stash
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    White Pompoms- JoAnnes
·    Sparkly Butterfly Stickers- Hobby Lobby
·    Inside  sentiment- Desert Diva (Happy Birthday to a Very Special Person)
·    Assorted background papers from my stash
Entered into:  Sherry West- It's A Spring Thing
Butterfly Challenge- #139 V for Viewfinder Card  
Incy Wincy Designs- Spring Fling                                                          
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #627 Easter

I used another beautiful wonderful digi from artist Sherry West named “A Heart for You” for my final card this posting. I wanted to send a card to a dear friend that I haven’t seen for a few months and I’m really missing our coffee (and cheesecake, chocolate or ice cream) dates. I know she’ll love this sweet image and the sentiments, especially since I’m going to add a note that I’ll treat her to a dessert when we can finally go out for coffee again! This social isolation thingee is especially tough on those of us who are introverts!
·    Digi- Sherry West Art (A Heart for You)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Front sentiment- “miss you” tag from a Lili of the Valley set (Everyday Sentiment Tags)
·    Inside sentiment “Life Is Short Make It Sweet” from a Beccy’s Place Digital Set (Candy Shoppe)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Assorted background papers, sheer and satin ribbon from my stash
·    Square Lace Paper Doily (I just used the edging)- purchased from a local dollar store. 
Entered into: 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #432-433 Anything Goes                   
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes                                 
Outlawz Challenge- Crash Your Stash- Doilies                                      
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #499 (Optional twist- Use Kraft) 


  1. Hi Kathy all of your cards are gorgeous. You are so creative. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Oh Kathy I do love your whimsical bunnies on this card. adore their cute litle bob tails too. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Lovely card with beautiful details! Well done! Thanks for playing with us at TPS this week, good luck! Hug Lena

  4. Gorgeous cards, Kathy! Great artwork!
    Take care during this odd time xoxo

  5. So cute card, Kathy! Thank for playing with us at Di's Digi challenge this week.
    Nathalie DT

  6. Love these. Really love those Bunnies though. Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday. Hugz Andrea.x

  7. Stunning way to show the signs of spring in many colours and forms on this gorgeous creation. Many thanks for joining us in our current challenge of SPRING at The Sisterhood Of Crafters Challenge..good luck with your lovely entry.[aNNie design team member for The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenges

  8. Fabulous bunny image and adorably cute~cute card! Thank you for jining our challenge at The sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}

  9. Fantastic cards they are all so very pretty! I like all the work you put into them and the great embellishment and papers that you used. Thank you for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ, and sorry for the late catch up with my comment. Stay safe! Nick DT

  10. Beautiful cards - love the background you created on the first one.

    Thanks for joining us at the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog.

    Helen x


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