Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Midweek Creations

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! Two of the sponsor’s images this week beckoned to me, so I created two cards.

This first features a sweet fairy image from Hetty Clair named “Flower Boot.” (Note- When you purchase the digi you get two versions of the Flower Boot image, one includes the fairy!) I colored the image with a handful of brights and pastel markers and a white gel pen.  For the background, I found a calendar page with a rustic garden bench and perched the colored image upon it.  I added a bit of depth by printing and coloring an additional copy of the lily laying next to the book and adhered it with foam tape. Computer-generated sentiments and a few butterflies cut from paper scraps completed the card.
·    Digi- Hetty Clair (Flower Boot)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Sentiments- Computer Generated
·    Assorted background papers, cardstock scraps, and an upcycled calendar page from my stash
Entered into:  
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Birds, Bees, Butterflies
Di’s Digi Stamps- Load on the Flowers                                                  
Jan’s Digi Stamps- Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #438-439 Anything Goes                   
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #5-2020

This second features an adorable digi from All Dressed Up named “Hang in There.” Since I love layers, creative folds, and embellies, this card would almost qualify as a CAS for me! I decorated the background with decorative chalks, a makeup sponge, and a stencil cut from a paper scrap to make the wispy clouds, making sure to add clouds right on top of the balloon. I used a white eraser to remove any blue chalk from the elephant and bear, then colored them with Spectrum Noir markers and a white gel pen. The realistic balloon was created with a scrap of a purple plastic document folder. (These wonderful items come in a pack of assorted colors and can be found in the office supply section of most stores. I really like using them on my cards because they're cheaper than colored vellum and are more translucent.  You can write on them with a fine-line permanent marker [which I used to trace the balloon. Sometimes I trim the marker lines when cutting them out. This time I left the outline to help the balloons stand out. The plastic is easy to fussy-cut with a nice, sharp pair of scissors] The front sentiment is part of the digi image and the scripture verse on the inside is computer generated.
·    Digi- All Dressed Up (Hang in There)
·    Cloud template cut from scrap paper, chalks, and makeup sponge
·    Scraps of purple plastic document folder and cardstock from my stash
·    Inside  sentiment- Computer generated
Entered into:  
All Dressed Up- Anything Goes- #104 Anything Goes (April)                
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Animal Fun                                                    
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- May 2020 #38                                     
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes 
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week 19 Anything Goes                                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays

I wanted to make another card for the current challenge at Double D’s, so pulled out another delicate lavender image from my folder of  Graphics Fairy digis (they are all freebies!) In the process, I also found a wonderful vintage key image. I colored and fussy cut the key, then layered it upon patterned papers. A scrap of sheer ribbon and a computer-generated sentiment completed this lovely card. I'm entering this card into several challenges including Bugaboo Stamps Ladies Night (the card has a lovely feminine feeling) and The Paper Shelter Embellishments (sheer ribbon and vintage key.) 
·    Lavender digi—Graphics Fairy Freebie (Lavender sachet image)
·    Key digi—Graphics Fairy Freebie (Vintage Key)
·    Sentiment-Computer Generated
·    Handmade lavender paper- a Goodwill find
·    Assorted background papers and sheer ribbon from my stash
Entered into:  
Double D’s Challenge- Lavander-Lilac-Purple              
The Paper Shelter- #427 Embellishments
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- May                                 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #131 Anything Goes
Bugaboo Stamps- Ladies Night    


  1. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. I love them all. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Three gorgeous cards Kathy! Thank you for working so hard for our sponsors and adding your special touch to everything you create!

  3. Beautiful collection of cards! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at 2CCC with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Designer for 2CCC {My Blog}

  4. Beautiful set of cards, so pretty and beautifully coloured.xx

  5. Beautifully designed and colours on your card and big thanks for joining us in our challenge of Lavenders~Lilac~Purple at Double D challenges…
    Good luck in the draw and hope to see you here again.
    [aNNie design team member for Double D challenges

  6. So soft and very pretty!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  7. Love all of the wonderful details on your card! Layering the elements add lovely focal points. Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you can join us again soon.

  8. Kathy- A whimsically wonderful creation! I love the flower boot image. The photo background brings the whole thing together! Thanks again for entering JDS May Blog Challenge. Good luck and stay safe.
    Jan (owner/illustrator Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  9. All your cards are lovely! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's Ladies Night challenge, good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT

  10. Great projects here, super cute!..,thanks for sharing with the Polkadoodles challenge; hugs Nelly DT x

  11. So beautiful! I love those lavender sprigs! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Lavenders~Lilacs~Purples’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  12. Beautiful card Kathy! Love the 'old shoe' image! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  13. Wonderful projects! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  14. I just love your lavender card with it's touching sentiment.
    Though your other projects is lovely too.
    Thank you for joining Catch the Bug!
    Hugs from Africa!

  15. Hi Kathy - love all your cards but especially the one with the balloon; great instructions, thank you! Thank you for sharing your card with us at All Dressed Up Digital Stamps this time.
    Stay safe! Hugs, Helen x (DT)

  16. Most adorable designed card, love the image you chose and your colouring is admirable.… Also thanks for using an All Dressed Up image for our current challenge of ANYTHING GOES using an ALL DRESSED UP IMAGE. Good luck in the final draw.

    [aNNie Design Team Member for All Dressed Up Challenges] ❣️

  17. Beautiful cards... Thanks for joining us at Di’s Digi Challenge :)
    Wendy xx


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