Thursday, September 10, 2020

It’s almost Friday- yay!

This is my second entry into the current Art Impressions Challenge named “To Die For” using this wonderful stamp/die/sentiment set named “Winter Window.”  Instead of the usual three “levels” (like the card I posted on Monday- HERE)  I created used a basic A2 card fold, with the window shutters on the inside of the card! The scene out of the window is upcycled from a calendar (the back page that includes miniature photos off each month's page.) I used vellum on the curtains to represent the yellow “sheers” that my mom always loved in our kitchen because they allowed more sunlight to brighten the room.  I added a bit of shading on the sheers and bows with a grey marker and highlighted the lace and bows with a white gel pen. 

·   Clear stamps, dies and inside sentiment- Art Impressions Set (Winter Window)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Assorted cardstock, patterned papers and yellow vellum from my stash
·   Upcycled calendar page·   
·   Front and inside Sentiments from Power Poppy’s digi set (Autumns Opulence)
Entered into: 
Art Impressions- To Die For
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #456-457 Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Autumn Inspiration
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #141 Anything Goes
Bugaboo Stamps-Anything Goes
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Free For All  

This fun digi from Beccy’s Place, named Disco Fever, always makes me smile. In spite of her aging body (I especially love her arm “flaps” because I possess a matching pair!) the beauty can dance! And the inside sentiment, from the digi set, is a hoot. (A few of us here in the upper Midwest of the USA actually say "a hoot"! And this digi really fits that exclamation!)
I’m entering this card into several other challenges including Do-Al[l] Kreatives #46 Inspired by a Song (actually several songs, Disco Fever, Staying Alive and Dancing Queen.) 

·   Digi and inside sentiment- Beccys Place Digi set (Disco Fever)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Tutorial for Upright Diamond Fold found at Beccy’s Place HERE 
·   Sparkly Heart Stickers- Hobby Lobby
·   Assorted background papers from my stash
Entered into: 
Incy Wincy Designs- Girls, Girls, Girls - Majorly Girly / Tomboy
Do-Al[l] Kreatives #45 Inspired by a Song
Double D’s Challenge- Colorful
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Use Pink
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays
        Since I’m a DT for Beccy’s Place (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!

My final card for this posting was created for the current Butterfly Challenge and features a Curtain Fold (which is really pretty easy to make using the instructions that Mrs. A provides on her challenge.) The sentiment is one that I’ve had on my laptop for some time. I don’t know the source and couldn’t find it via numerous web searches. So… if you recognize it, please let me know so I can give proper credit. 
I’m entering the card into several other challenges including Ching-Chou Kuik’s current Challenge, Think Pink for Breast Cancer (I used a Ching-Chou Kuik digi images named “Come Softly” and included some pink on the card-curtain fold, background flowers, and some deep pink in her hair.) Since the background flowers also have a vintage flavor, I can also enter it into the current Cute As A Button challenge.
Supplies: ·   Digi- Ching-Chou Kuik's  (Come Softly)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Tutorial for Curtain Fold Card found at The Butterfly Challenge HERE 
·   Sentiments- Computer Generated
·   Assorted cardstock, patterned papers and scraps of ribbon from my stash
Entered into:  
Butterfly Challenge- #146 C is for Curtain Fold Card
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #36 Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #128
Jan’s Digi Stamps- September Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Stamps- For the Girls
Ching-Chou Kuik's FB Challenge- [FB] Think Pink for Breast Cancer
Cute As A Button- SEPTEMBER: CH #60 Anything Goes + (Option) Vintage Feel


  1. Hi Kathy your cards are fantastic. I love them all. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Fantastic 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

  3. Lots of fabulous projects you have created! Thank you for joiing our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  4. I remember this disco days and I know many who wore the boots. Fond memories. Thanks for joining in the fun at Double D Challenge.
    Barbara DT.

  5. All are so cute Kathy and oh yes, I remember my GoGo Boots Days! LOL Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Colorful’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  6. All these cards are so cool Kathy. And yes, like Darlene, I remember those days too. Thanks for joining in our girlsgirlsgirls challenge at Incy Wincy, CarolG

  7. What a cute creation Kathy ... what a fun view out the window into Fall! 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!

  8. your image is beautifully coloured and i really like the design paper you have used here. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. Kathy, I really love the curtain design on your card and your coloring on the image is simply gorgeous! So happy to see you playing along and supporting our "Anything Goes" challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps this month. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  10. Absolutely beautiful Kathy, you've done a great job on all your cards. I like the yellow curtains on the first card, and the wonderful little scene you added on the inside of the card. I love the idea of hanging sheer yellow curtains at the kitchen window to make the room sunnier.
    Great job on the upright diamond fold card, Kathy, I love the design. You chose a great paper for the background too, it reminds me of a disco ball!
    Your final card is fabulous, the blue butterfly is very pretty and coordinates perfectly with the sentiment on the inside. Lovely work!

  11. Beautiful cards. That curtain fold is awesome, and the sentiment is wonderful. Great card design!
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button and good luck with your entry! :) 
~ DT Saphron
    Lemon Biscuit

  12. Sweet cards :)
    Thank You for joining us at do Al(l) Kreatives challenge. DT Ella.

  13. Beautiful array of cards. Thanks so much for playing along in the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Good luck with your entry and hope to see you again.
    Sladjana (DT for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends)

  14. Super fun! I love the window and the subtle stripes. Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

  15. yeah... what a fun creation and an awesome fold! Very very nice!

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days
    *GDT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

  16. What a lot of super creations!!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge!
    DT for Patterned Paper Challenge
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  17. Great image and card fold. Thanks for entering the Girls, Girls, Girls Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

  18. Kathy, i love your card you created for Ching Chou Kuik Challenge. It's so pretty how you framed her! Thank you for sharing with us at Ching Chou Kuik Challenge!
    Ching Chou Kuik DT - Bonnie


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