Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Three Seasons

In my last post, I shared a card using a fun Bugaboo character named Gus and a hilarious- and FREE- sentiment about not having a beach body! I decided to make a similar card using Gus’s favorite sidekick, Stella! The inside image of Stella is actually cut from a digi that features both Gus and Stella. I used an upcycled calendar page on my card… which is one of my favorite techniques. I left the inside panel of the card blank for adding a note.
·   Front Digi- Bugaboo (Stella Calendar August)
·   Front Sentiment- Gingershouse Freebie  (Attention summer beach body)
·   Inside Digi- Bugaboo (Stella and Gus Socks and Sandals)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Inside Sentiments- Computer Generated
·   Assorted cardstock and upcycled calendar page from my stash
Entered into:  
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Summer Memories                   
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Under the Boardwalk
Pattie's Creations Challenge- #173 Beach/Under the Sea
Bugaboo Stamps- End of Summer       
Jan’s Digi Stamps- August Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Aug Challenge #8-2020
Cute As A Button- August: CH #59 Anything Goes

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. This sweet image was provided as a freebie for a recent contest named “Back to School Poppi.” (Join her FB page to be alerted to future freebies and challenges. I printed Poppi on Kraft paper, then had fun coloring her in beautiful autumn colors, with bright white accents. To add a little depth to the image, I printed off an extra copy of her head and upper body. After coloring and fussy-cutting, I attached this section of the image with foam tape. What a cutie!
(BTW- Sherry is also 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. You can find it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other sources across the web.)
I’m entering this card into several challenges, including Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge (Kraft plus orange and black with a twist of white lace.)  
·   Digi- Sherry West (Back to School Poppi)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front and inside Sentiment are from Beccy’s Place digi set (First Day Jitters)
·   Assorted cardstock and background papers from my stash
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge- Kraft plus 2 colors and a twist  
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- August                   
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week 32 Anything Goes                         
Path Of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #82
        Since I’m a DT for Beccy’s Place, I’m entering this challenge just for fun! 
Besties Challenge- August Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Fall Colors         
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

I created my final card for this post to enter into Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge with the optional twist “No Stamp or Digi.” I love to upcycle, so I grabbed my box of old cards and started digging. I found this lovely angel and did a bit of fussy-cutting. I wanted to create a card with a vintage feeling, so looked through the box of treasures I inherited from my sweet mom and found this lovely crocheted doily. (At least I think it's crochet. I inherited my love of coloring from my mom… but nary a stitch-HA!-of her talent for sewing and needlecrafts!) Scraps of mulberry paper added layers of texture and color. The sentiment on the inside of the card is upcycled from an old greeting card. It’s mounted atop a scrap of music from a box of tattered choir books we found in my hubby’s grandma’s basement (most were from the 1920s through the 1950s). The final touch was to add a gold flourish, which is actually a scrap left over after I removed a border sticker from its backing. The sentiment on the card front is computer generated.
I’m entering this card into several challenges, including Christmas Crafts All Year Round (image features Autumn colors of golden yellow, rust, brown and the deep purple of sumac leavesand Never Before Used Schtuff! (My Mom's hand-crocheted doily. Because of that, this card will be going to one of my siblings this coming Christmas!)   
·   Angel image- upcycled from a vintage card
·   Front Sentiment- Computer Generated
·   Assorted cardstock, mulberry papers, and scrap of antique music from my stash
·   Precious crocheted doily- from my sweet mom’s treasure box
Entered into:  
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Use Fall/Autumn Colors
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #452-453 Anything Goes                   
NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff!)-  Challenge #17         


  1. Wow they are all great, I really love the sentiment on the first one.
    Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

  2. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. The Stella and gus cards are that sentiment.hugs Mrs A.

  4. Adorable card, love it on the Kraft paper. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week. Kim

  5. I just love your Stella project!!! That sentiment is hilarious and is so appropriate with our current situation with Covid. I think a lot of people have let there diet go.
    Thank you for joining Catch the Bug.
    Hugs from Africa!

  6. I love your Stella and Gus cards!! Priceless! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug.
    Bonnie GDT

  7. Three very different cards.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  8. Your 'Back to School Poppi' card is adorable, Kathy. I love the autumnal colours! Thanks for sharing (just for fun) at the Path of Positivity Challenge. xx

  9. Lovely card!!! Thank-you so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  10. Your angel design is just glorious, Kathy! WOW! And, of course, I love the funny ones, too!! Keep well and thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  11. These are so cute. It goes perfectly with our theme “Beach/Under the Sea” at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Artist & Owner

  12. I love your card and the images are colored so nicely!

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

  13. Fabulous bugaboo cards - I love the way she is seated on the realistic looking beach. Very clever. Thanks for sharing with us at Patties Creations - Vic, DT x

  14. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 32 at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge!

  15. I love Stella and the sentiments that accompany the images. This is such a fun card.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Jan’s Digital Stamp Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
    Jan’s Digital DT
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner – My Blog

  16. Fabulous creations! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  17. That's one of my favourite sentiments, lol, love your card! Thanks for joining our Catch the Bugs End of Summer challenge, good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT

  18. Beautiful card!
    Thank you for sharing with us at My Besties International Challenge... Good luck! Hope to see you again :)
    Iza DT

  19. Very elegant angel - love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.

    Helen x

  20. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. Good luck!

  21. Stella made me smile! Kathy, Great tri-fold card. Thank you for sharing your FUN creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Join us each month for a NEW challenge where anything goes. HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)


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