Sunday, August 30, 2020

Feminine cards x3!

I recently made 30 baby announcements for dear friends who just had a baby this week. They knew they were having a baby (so bring on the PINK) and their theme was elephants, so I used this cute elephant digi from Little Scraps of Heaven (LSOH) on two of the card designs for their announcements… and on this card that I sent to them. LSOH had a wonderful sketch challenge this month, which provided me the opportunity to use up lots of the small scraps left from making the baby announcements! To simplify the process of making 30 cards, I appreciated that the LSOH digi is pre-colored. I just added a bit more contrast with a light grey marker for shading and white gel pen for highlighting.  
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Songs and Rhymes Challenge (Based on a kids song named “The Animal Fair” which includes elephants.)
·   Pre-colored Digi- Little Scraps of Heaven (Easter Elephant Egg)-retired
·   Shading added with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and highlighted with a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment- “BABY” letters cut from patterned paper
·   Inside Sentiment-“Welcome Baby ”Freebie from Papercrafts magazine (no longer available)
·   Circle template and assorted background papers from my stash
Entered into: 
Little Scraps of Heaven- Sketch Challenge (FB)          
Outlawz Sunday Challenge- Songs and Rhymes- The Animal Fair
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- Tickled Pink
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
Di’s Digi Stamps- For the Girls                                                         
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- August                   

I don’t usually make CAS cards as I love layering, adding embellies, and making fancy fold cards. So, this card, which features a freebie from Impression Obsession is really as close to CAS as I usually get! I kept the color scheme pretty simple, and just added one small puffy heart sticker that provides a bright pop of color and compliments the little hearts that are drawn into the sentiment.
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Keeping it Simple  (as noted, this is a pretty simple card for me. I even used a standard desk stapler to attach the layered paper since it was simpler than adding photo corners.)
·   Digi- Impression Obsession Freebie from Lindsay (Advice From a Sunflower)
·   Colored with decorative chalks and a grey Spectrum Noir Classique marker for shading
·   Assorted cardstock from my stash
·   Puffy Heart Stickers- Sticko’s from WalMart (The pack contains 113 assorted puffy hearts for just 99 cents!)
Entered into: 
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Keeping it Simple     
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes                                      
The Paper Shelter- #438 Use a Number
The Sisterhood of Crafters- It's The Thought That Counts (Sentiment as the Focal Point)

My final card is a good fit for the current Simon Says Monday Challenge since the little rosebud is botanical and it is beautiful! I’ve been organizing my craft room the last few weeks so have been using a few more wood-mount stamps (I have a ton of them!) I’ve always loved the simple elegance of Denami Stamps designs. Paired with vellum and mulberry paper also helps to take elegance to an even higher level! I selected the sentiment since so many friends are going through tough times right now. Am thinking I’ll put this card to work in the near future.
·   Image- Wood Mount Stamp Denami Stamps (Rose Bud) -retired
·   Stamped with Soft Pink and Ivy Green ink pads from my stash
·   Shaded with a light grey Spectrum Noir Classique marker
·   Highlighted with Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
Entered into:  
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Beautiful Botanicals                  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #454-455 Anything Goes                    
Bugaboo Stamps- Recipe: Clean and Simple       


  1. Wow you have been busy. Love the cute elephant

  2. Lovely use of the numbers!Fabby creation with lovely design and colours. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs

  3. What a beautiful sunflower card and LOVE the sentiment!! How cute! 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!

    1. Thanks, Darlene. I had planned to enter this card in the Double D Sunflower Challenge, but messed up on the deadline. Bummer!

  4. Most beautiful designed creation, the colours are stunning, love your senitment as the focal point theme . Many thanks for joining us in our current challenge at The Sisterhood Of Crafters Challenge..good luck with your lovely entry.[aNNie design team member for The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenges

  5. Goodness, all of your creations are wonderful Kathy!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Di'S Digi Challenge!


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