Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Beautiful Nature

After my unexpected ER visit last week, I’m feeling a little better, but still tired and dizzy. I wanted to post my card for The Butterfly Challenge (one of my favorites) before the deadline. So… I’ll do that and come back after my nap to add a few more cards and fill in the details.

I recently discovered a wonderful stamp/digi shop named Impression Obsessions. They offer a large assortment of free digital images in several styles. This wonderful scenic digi is named Morning Glories. I had fun bringing the scene alive with a sunrise and butterflies. The little butterfly antennas were made with thin wire and jewelry pliers, then topped with a thin strip of black paper for the bodies.  I created this gatefold card to enter into the Butterfly Challenge and it meets their requirements of Color (Three colors-Yam colored butterflies plus Yale Blue and  Yarrow/light yellow in the sky and sunset) plus a theme (Your Choice) plus my butterflies!
·    Digi Scene- Impression Obsessions Free Digital Image (Morning Glories)
·    Front Sentiment “Thanks for Everything”- Buddly Crafts (Sugar & Spice Sentiments)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Inside Sentiment “You are a Treasured Friend”- Buddly Crafts (Sentiments 1)
·    Small Butterfly- Embossing Arts Wood Mount Stamps (business no longer in business)
·    Assorted background papers from my stash
Entered into: 
Impression Obsession Challenge- Down on the Farm   
Butterfly Challenge- #142 Y for YoYo Spinner  
The Paper Shelter- #430 Thank You
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #509
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #6-2020

Last year I met a talented young artist named Sherry West via her FB page. The images she creates are adorable, so I was thrilled to win a few of them through contests on her FB page HERE. She also has an  Etsy shop HERE and is making a name for herself as an author. Her first children’s book, named “It’s Raining Cats Dogs And Pollywogs,” quickly sold out the first run on Amazon after its release. The sweet digi on this card is named Starlight Starbright. I had fun coloring the little beauty and adding some silver bling.
·    Digi- Sherry West Art (Starlight Starbright)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white and silver gel pens
·    Front Sentiment- from Whimsy Stamps Fantasy Sheet 2 digi set(no longer available)
·    Inside sentiment- “You Are Something Magical” TLC Creations Freebie (no longer available)
·    Assorted background papers from my stash
·    Sheer ribbon with stars- JoAnne’s
Entered into:  
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #133 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #442-443 Anything Goes                   
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #637 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #23 Anything Goes                                
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

The Whimsy Stamps Virtual Weekend was held on FB this past weekend.  There were lots of games, challenges, and freebies! I nabbed several of the freebies and now have until Friday to create cards and post them. The first card I made for the event is being entered into a photo inspiration challenge. I printed off the beautiful colored photo and cropped the sentiment off to create the background brackets. After coloring the Dude, I attached it, and sentiment banners to the card front. On the inside I used a section of patterned paper that looks like a paint chip. The two colors are labeled Blue Skies and Yellow Sunshine.
·    Digi and Sentiment- Whimsy Digital Stamps (Toucan Surf)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Inside sentiment- “Enjoy Life One Wave At A Time” Imagine That digi set Surfer Sloth (retired)
·    Wave photograph is from photo challenge on Whimsy FB page
·    Assorted background papers, paint chip, and enamel dots from my stash
Entered into:  
Simon Says Monday Challenge- It’s A Man Thing                                 
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Masculine
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Masculine                                                      
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- June 2020 #39                                    


  1. Hope your meds have kicked in and that you will feel a lot better. Thankyou so much for taking the time to enter my challenge whilst feeling under weather. Take care of yourself. Love this beautiful scene that you have created using the 3 colours. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Thank you for joining our DT call over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ! Good luck šŸ€

  3. So cute. Great images and colors. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Catz (and Catch the bug)

  4. Wonderful projects! I love the background on the first one! 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

  5. I LOVE your scene, I love building them too! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's anything goes challenge, hope to see you again! Sorry for the late comment, Dawn Bugaboo DT

  6. Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge!

  7. I am very glad you joined us this week at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I hope you had a fantastic time!!! See you back very soon to play in another amazing challenge. :)


    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team Member

  8. Wow! Your coloring is exquisite. You did bring the farm image to life with gorgeous coloring for the Impression Obsession Challenge! Beautiful! All three cards are beautiful!

  9. Saw this crazy bird at the Outlawz, Kathy, but had to come by and tell you again how much I love that background and his fabulously colorful beak! Then I see that you've entered it into our challenge so now I get to put on a DT hat and thank you for playing along in our 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge this month. Wishing you good luck in the draw. :-D
    NanaConnie DT


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