Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Spring is HERE!

It's Wednesday! So time for another challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog where challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded from one or more sponsors.  Stop by the blog to check it out! The sponsor this week is Stamper’s Delights and I used a Mime digi from a set named Paris CafĂ©.  I don’t usually make CAS cards (this girl that likes to color and layer and layer and layer) but to keep with the Mime theme, I kept this card simple with a minimum of color. I couldn’t find a sentiment I liked to go with it… so I made one up! So fun! I am entering this card into several challenges including Positivity Challenge #79 (CAS is not my style… but adding humor to my cards is something I love to do. And, when I cannot find a sentiment that works… I create one!)
·    Digi- Stampers Delights- (Mime from the Paris Cafe Digi Bundle)
·    Sentiments- Computer Generated
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
Entered into:  
The Paper Shelter- #423 A Birthday Card
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #501
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Path Of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #79 (Optional Twist- Style)

One of my favorite challenges is the  Butterfly Challenge, partly because I love butterflies, the sponsor of this challenge is a sweetheart, plus for each challenge, she provides very easy to follow instructions for making a creative fold card. The current creative fold is a Waterfall Card. In the past, I’ve found this fold tedious and a bit confusing. But Mrs. A’s instructions made it easier! I absolutely love the We Are 3 sentiment on the front of the card. It has two meanings  "Believe there is good in the world" and "Be the Good." What a great message for today's world! Plus I thought it worked well on this colorful card. I didn’t use any of the listed colors for this card (although the grey background does have a has a slight tone of lavender/wisteria) but I did use one of the themes (added a butterfly) and used the featured fold. I am entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge (I framed each of the butterfly blocks in burgundy and used burgundy brads. My other two color choices were sage green and orange.)

·    Waterfall Card Instructions can be found HERE
·    Front Sentiment- We Are 3 Digital Sentiments “Believe” (Just a Thought set)
·    Butterfly Punch- Martha Stewart
·    Inside sentiment Birdscards Freebie (Spread Your Wings)
·    Assorted papers, vellum, and brads from my stash
·    Green butterfly cut from a scrap of scrapbook embellies (unknown company)
Entered into:  
Butterfly Challenge- #140 W for Waterfall Card                                  
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge- Burgundy Block +2    
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #434-435 Anything Goes                   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- April                                
Jan’s Digi Stamps- Anything Goes-#11

My final card is perfect for this drippy month. Actually, I love April showers… and the silhouettes in this Beccy’s Place digi set look gorgeous when printed on rainbow stationery. (I discovered when I made this card that I only have one more sheet of this lovely paper. I will need to find more!) Tried to add the look of splashing in a puddle with vellum… but am not sure if it really works? Oh well… maybe it gives the feeling of splashing?! I am entering this card into several challenges including Simon Says Monday Challenge- “E is for…” (I choose… Encouragement!) and Bugaboo Stamps- April Spring Fling (walking in the rain is one of my favorite things to do in the Spring. This year I’ve already done it a few times. It was so nice to get out of the house!)  
·    Front Image and Sentiment- Beccy's Place Digital Set (Splish Splash)
·    Inside sentiment Birdscards Freebie (Rain or Shine
·   Rainbow stationery and assorted background papers from my stash
·   Vellum scraps to make puddle and splashes at her feet
Entered into:  
Beccy’s Place Challenge- April      
Outlawz Sunday Challenge- Songs and Rhymes- Raindrops 
Bugaboo Stamps- April Spring Fling       
Simon Says Monday Challenge- “E is for…”                                          
Double D’s Challenge- Showers & Flowers             


  1. Kathy- What a creative fold- looks like a lotta fun to unfold- especially with that little burgundy ribbon! Love the butterfly with the green verbiage and bling on it's body. The arched sentiment is really clever! Super card. Thanks for entering JDS Blog Challenge #11! Good luck and be safe.

    Jan (owner and illustrator- Jan's Digi Stamps Shop)

  2. Fabulous card, Kathy! I love the sentiment on this. Great silhouette image too. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Showers and Flowers" Challenge.

  3. Great cards very creative, thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  4. All fabulous cards, I really like your silhouette card and the sentiment you did for our challenge at Double D...thank you for joining us!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  5. Thankyou for your kind words above. Glad that you tried the waterfall shape. I try and de mystify the instructions and make it easy for everyone to use.( One of my jobs when I worked in Finance was to write procedures. I called them 'My idiots guide to accounting' but it did mean that if someone was off sick/on holiday a colleague could do their job by following my instructions.) Love the butterflies on your card and the background looks wisteria enough for me. Thankyou for comiong and spinning the butterfly wheel. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. Wow! These are some really fabulous projects!Love the image on the first one. Love the scene in your last project, too!
    Thank you for joining Catch the Bug!
    Hugs from Africa!

  7. Sorry to hear things haven't been too good in your home, health wise Kathy. I hope the situation is improving.
    You've done a wonderful job with this collection of cards. I love the CAS design of the first one.The black, white and red colour scheme is so striking and you've done a brilliant job with the colouring. He looks like he's going to step right off the card! I love your clever sentiment too... very funny.
    The waterfall card you made is fantastic, and what a great way to show off all those pretty butterflies. A very apt sentiment for the situation we're in at the moment.
    I definitely think your last card looks splashy! It was a great idea to add the vellum puddle with all the water flying out everywhere... so cute!

  8. I love April showers too. A promise of spring and all that is to come. You have been quite busy and I love all of these creations. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge Shower and Flowers.
    Barbara DT

  9. Beautiful cards Kathy! Love that rainbow paper (I can see why you'd need more) and the silhouette is perfect! You've chosen just the right sentiment! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Showers & Flowers’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  10. Kathy, i love all of your cards and your wonderful creativity. Thank you for mentioning We Are 3 Digital Shop. You are a gem!

  11. Goodness- how wonderful is this!!! A great card and love the image on the front page!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Jans Digital images AG challenge!!!

  12. Being a CAS girl I love this card. The black, white and red work so well with a simple design.Thank you for sharing at Path of Positivity. Pippa DT

  13. Loving your card. The understated colour-scheme is perfect! Thank you for joining in with us at The Paper Shelter this week. Sammy-x

  14. All the cards were lovely. I am sorry I am so late commenting but I have and computer issues and no one available to fix it. Thank you for sharing your project with us at Crazy Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. Myrna S. Design Team Member.


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