Monday, April 20, 2020

Spring, String and a Pretty Cow

The theme for this month’s Sheepski Design Challenge on FB is month is Anything Goes-Twist: Floral.  Stop by the challenge HERE  to learn more. Maybe you’ll be inspired to enter a card or two yourself and have a chance to win some Sheepski Designs digis!
For my DT card, I used a sweet Sheepski Designs Digi named “Spring Lamb.” I colored the image, printed and colored a few extra bunches of daffodils and printed off an extra copy of the little lamb.  I used these extra items to provide a bit of texture and depth by embossing the lamb's body with a Swirl folder and adhering fussy-cut daffodils with foam tape. I tucked another bunch of daffodils into a little basket made from paper scraps. (I made a tutorial for the basket… partly because it will help me to remember the steps the next time I want to make one! It’s really a pretty simple 10-step process, and the basket is actually a pouch, that you can fill with eggs, hearts, a teabag, gift card or possibly chocolate.)
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Cute Card Thursday’s #630 Wings (I added several little butterflies) and Stamplorations- April Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge: Citrus Fruits/Stamps & Flight (my card includes lots of citrusy colors plus those sweet butterflies!)
·    Lamb digi- Sheepski Design (Spring Lamb)
·    Front and inside sentiments- Printworks (retired)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Assorted papers and yellow vellum from my stash
·    Embossing folder- Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl
·    Instructions for the small basket can be found on my blog HERE.
Entered into:  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #434-435 Anything Goes                   
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #630 Wings
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #16 Anything Goes                                
Stamplorations- April Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge: Citrus Fruits/Stamps & Flight 

This month's Progressive Challenge at Outlawz provided a free digi from Star Stampz. After I’d colored the sweet image and finished my card, I discovered that its name is “Red String.” Oops… I’d colored the string blue to bring out some of the blue in the background. I also decided to embellish the inside of the card a few of my favorite puffy heart stickers, to reflect the hearts on the front of the card.
·    Digi- Star Stampz (Red String)
·    Front Sentiment- Desert Diva Freebie (You Make Me Happy)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Inside  sentiment- Lili of the Valley “Sending Warm Hugs” (Christmas Wishes digi set)
·    Assorted background papers from my stash
·    Puffy Heart Stickers- Sticko’s from WalMart (The pack contains 113 assorted puffy hearts for just 99 cents!)
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenges- Progressive Freebie- April
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #502
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #130 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #502
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- April                                

For my final card this posting, I’m using a layout from the current Stella’s Sketch at Bugaboo and the current Bugaboo BINGO Challenge (Right column- Flower, Sparkle, Sentiment.) This card went together really quickly, mainly because the card is built upon birthday card from a box of assorted cards that I found last year at our local Goodwill.  
·    Card base (with inside sentiment) is from a box of Birthday cards
·    Cow digi- Bugaboo (Pretty Cow)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Front Sentiment- Desert Diva Freebie (Hello!)  
·    Sparkly Flower Stickers- Hobby Lobby
·    Scalloped tag, vellum, and a scrap of sheer ribbon from my stash
Entered into:  
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #808
Bugaboo Stamps- April BINGO       
The Paper Shelter- #423 A Birthday Card
Pattie's Creations Challenge- #169 Birthdays
Let’s Craft and Create- #158 Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Crash Your Stash- Ribbon                                      


  1. These are all super cute. Thanks for joining us at Cute card Thursday. Hugz Andrea.x

  2. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. All the photos are here today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Such great cards! Thank you for playing along in our bingo challenge! I hope you join us again soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Bugaboo DT

  4. Great cards. Thanks for playing with the Bingo challenge and with Stella Says Sketch at Catch the Bug.
    xxx Margreet DT

  5. Wonderful variety of cards. Your cow is just too cute. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug BINGO and Stella Says Sketch Challenges, Lisa Lynn DT.

  6. Awww Kathy the Spring Lamb is beautiful and love all you other cards too <3
    Andrea x

  7. Love the texture you got into the lambs fleece with the ef. Our lambs are a bit dirtier now after a month or two of rolling around in the fields!
    Thanks for sharing at STAMPlorations. :)

  8. Beautiful cards, loving the one with the lamb. Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt challenge. Good Luck!

  9. Hi Kathy, quite an array of projects and styles in this post, love the card with the stripes from the background paper repeated on the clothing. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.. good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF


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