Thursday, May 7, 2020

Where’s the Mute Button?

This card makes me laugh… mainly because it sounds like something my hubby of 43 years would say! On more than one occasion, he actually has pointed the TV remote at me and pushed the mute button. What an old goat! I'm giving this card to him for his birthday next week... when he becomes an even older goat!! (Can you tell that I kinda like him?) The images of Stella and Gus, plus the sentiments are all from Bugaboo. Decorative papers, Spectrum Noir markers, a white gel pen, and a few puffy stickers on a gatefold base bring the card to life. So fun!
·    Front Digis- Bugaboo (Stella/Gus Marriage-Instructions and Mute)
·    Front Sentiments- Bugaboo (Stella/Gus Marriage-Instructions and Mute)
·    Inside Sentiment- From Bugaboo digi (Stella Love Person to Annoy)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Assorted background papers from my stash
·    Puffy Stickers- JoAnne’s- ms. sparkle & co.
Entered into:  
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes   
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #131 Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       

I love butterflies because they carry the message of hope following a struggle. So I love the Butterfly Challenge.  The sponsor, Mrs. A,  is both generous and talented, plus for each challenge she provides very easy to follow instructions for making a creative fold card. Mrs. A’s instructions make the current “X Fold” easy to make. My card features one theme color- Xanad (Grey/green), and three themes (the X Fold, a butterfly and Xtra colors of pink and green.  I'm entering this card into several challenges including 2craftycrittercrazies (I hope that a butterfly is considered a critter? If not... please don't count this entry in the draw.)      
·    Rose stamps- Posh Impressions (company is no longer in business)
·    Colored with ink pads from my stash
·    Additional color added to the roses with Marvy Brush Markers
·    Sentiments- Computer Generated
·    Butterfly Stickers from my stash (no longer in original package so unsure of company)
Entered into:
Butterfly Challenge- #141 X for X Fold 
Cute As A Button- #56 Anything Goes + (Option) Use a butterfly         
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #438-439 Anything Goes                    
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- May 2020 #38                                     

My final card is made in honor of Mother’s Day, using a new digital image from Sherry West Art named Poppi Pokkadott. I had fun coloring the little cutie to match the sweet cupcake patterned paper. The fun sentiment is a freebie from TLC Creations.  
·    Digi- Sherry Wests Mother’s Day (Poppi Pokkadott)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Front sentiment- TLC Creations Freebie (Cupcakes Make Your Clothes Shrink)
·    Assorted background papers from my stash
Entered into:  
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- May                                 
Jan’s Digi Stamps- Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #119
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #18 Anything Goes                                
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #5-2020


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

  2. Three more great cards. Love the first one, made me laugh!

  3. Grea5 se5 of cards; great work with a little humour too ...thanks for sharing with the Polkadoodles challenge; hugs Nelly DT x

  4. Kathy, Love your adorable little cook! Beautifully colored and with the perfect accent papers! Thank you for sharing your sweet creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. HAPPY CRAFTING! Stay safe!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  5. So cute.... love the card

  6. Nice projects! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  7. Your X fold is Beautiful. I love the colour combination and thankyou for such a lovely compliment. Much appreciated. Love the fun Gus card too. I have several of these images and have used for The doc on several occasions. Thankyou for comoing and spinning the butterfly wheel. Hugs mrs A.

  8. Spotted your card over on the Butterfly Challenge and had to get a closer look. Love it!! Love all your cards. You now have a new follower. Have a lovely weekend xx

  9. All lovely cards with great patterned papers. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  10. Lovely card!! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Nan

  11. Adorable cards Kathy.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #131 sponsored by Lemon Shortbread.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions

  12. Beautiful!!! Thank-you so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! 😊 Have a happy crafty day!!! So sorry this is late, but things have been crazy lately, haven’t they!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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