Sunday, March 8, 2020

Spring Cards

Was home all weekend with a bad cold and cough, Had some time, between naps, to do some stamping. This sweet tag is the result of my time coloring. I love this little Bugaboo image.
·    Digi- Bugaboo (Peeker March)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white and gold gel pens
·    Assorted background papers die cut tag and gold tassel from my stash
Entered into:  
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Tag It
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Green Reigns
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes     
Double D’s Challenge- It’s All About the Green             
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #624 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week 10 Anything Goes         
I recently won a few digis from Ching Chou Kuik and was drawn to this wonderful butterfly image mainly because I wanted to use it for a Butterfly Challenge. It works beautifully for the current challenge with the U-fold card. Mrs. A provides an excellent tutorial to this fold HERE. I met all the requirements for the current challenge including three colors (Unbleached silk/cream background paper, Umber/dark brown branches, Ultra pink-on butterflies wings) and three themes (Used a circle die for the black frame, flower patterned paper in several colores and a Butterfly!) The wonderful sentiment is a freebie from Desert Diva. This card will soon be mailed to my 96- year-old MIL. She recently was moved into a dementia care unit and now longer recognizes us, but always enjoys getting mail… and especially my cards.

·    Digi- Ching Chou Kuik  (Butterfly and Ladybug)
·    Front Sentiment- Desert Diva Freebie (Celebrate the Hope)  
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Assorted background papers from my stash
Entered into:  
Incy Wincy Designs- Hand Colored Images                                           
The Paper Shelter- #417 Let It Be Spring
Butterfly Challenge- #138 U for U-fold Card  (photo)
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #495 (Optional twist- Flowers) 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- March                              
Let’s Craft and Create- #156 Anything Goes (March option- Easter)

My final card was created for the Outlawz Sunday Challenge which features a song or rhyme.  This challenge is to create a card the reflects the song Rose Garden by country singer Lynn Anderson.  This was one of my mom’s favorite songs… maybe because her name was Rose it held special meaning to her. Whenever I make a card with roses I think of her, so this one holds a handful of beautiful pink blooms! (Note- I messed up when masking the roses… so ended up fussy-cutting and layering which looks just fine.)
·    Rose images- Posh Impressions (company is no longer in business)
·    Colored with ink pads from my stash
·    Front Sentiment- Printworks Stamps (stamp is no longer available)  
·    Victorian Postcard from my stash (Used as a stencil)
Entered into:  
Outlawz Sunday Challenge- Songs and Rhymes- Rose Garden              
Jan’s Digi Stamps- Anything Goes-#9
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Something Feminine                       
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #428-429 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays  
Pattie's Creations Challenge- #168 Anything Goes


  1. Hi Kathy this is a gorgeous tag. I love that image. I really must do some colouring. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Such a beautiful tag, love the cute image and the lovely tassel, this would ake a fabulous bookmark! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug this week.

    1. Chris, I never thought of this being a bookmark. Thanks for that suggestion. Now I know just who I'll give it to!

  3. Oooh I saw bookmark too! It would be great used as one! Sweet little Leprechaun, love the multi color shamrocks and that awesome gold tassel! Hope you are feeling better! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Green and/or St. Patrick’s Day, Donna, DT Member.

  4. Oh what a sweet St. Patty's bookmarker! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Green’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  5. Super cute cute tag/bookmark! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  6. How nice that you send cards to your MIL. This U fold is so pretty with that beautiful butterfly. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me. Hugs Mrs A.

  7. Gorgeous creations! Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Joy DT

    Joyfully Stamps

  8. Green, fabulous and fresh and also adorable card.. Thanks for entering into our GREEN and/or St. Patrick's Day challenge, and good luck in the draw and hope you join us again.
    {aNNie Designer for Double D challenges

  9. All of your creations are just gorgeous. Wonderful fancy fold and that image makes for a perfect window. Thank you for using a Bugaboo image on your tag and for sharing with us this week at Catch the Bug challenge blog.

  10. Fantastic creation! I love the pretty butterfly and papers. Great bookmark/tag too.
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ. Best of luck! Nick

  11. Your bookmark is so cute! Anyone would be "lucky" to have this! Thanks for joining the Double D, "Green" Challenge.

  12. Lovely work. Thank you for joining Jan's Digi Stamps challenge and Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes. Hope to see you again next time.

  13. Adorable tag ๐Ÿ˜Šthanks for joining in the Polkadoodles challenge ๐Ÿ˜Š Good Luck ๐Ÿคž Michela Piras DT

  14. Great cards. Love the colours and the butterfly. Thank you for entering our challenge at Let's Craft and Create.
    Sabina DT

  15. So pretty and love your design....thank you for joining us for Ching Chou Kuiks Challenge. good luck and hope you would like to join us again...hugs Lozzy xx

  16. Kathy, what a beautiful card that you have made for your mother-in-law. It is stunning and she will love it. Thank you for entering our challenge and even more FANTASTIC is that you have used one of Ching-Chou Kuik's digital stamps. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw and for your support of this challenge blog. 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

  17. Lovely card and an unusual fold with a message we all need at this trying time. Thank you for sharing at Path of Positivity. Pippa DT


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