Sunday, September 27, 2020

Weekend Fun

This week's Simon Says Challenge is named Steampunk and I knew just which image I wanted to use on my card! “It’s Tea Time” from The Paper Shelter features a beautiful steampunk image. I appreciate that most of The Paper Shelter digi sets include a background. For this one, I printed it off in shades of grey so that the steampunk beauty would stand out when colored in shades of rose, burgundy, teal, and aqua, with silver accents. I tried to add a vintage look to the card by adding a lacy square paper doily on its base. A few gears, cut from metallic silver paper add to the steampunk theme.

·   Digi- The Paper Shelter (It’s Tea Time)

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white & silver gel pens

·   Sentiment labels from my scrapbook stash

·   Assorted background papers, metallic silver cardstock, and a square doily from my stash

·   Gears- Darice Embossing Essentials Dies Gears

Entered into:  TPS Its Tea Time

Simon Says Monday Challenge- Steampunk 

The Paper Shelter- #442 Blast From the Past

Besties Challenge- September Anything Goes

Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

Last month I made 30 baby announcements for a couple of 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. I shared one design a few weeks ago. Here is the second one. (I’m glad I remembered to take photos of the cards before I sent them on!) 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, a bit more pink on the ears, and a white gel pen for highlights. I’m entering this card into several challenges including Incy Wincy DesignsLet’s Celebrate” (I love celebrating new babies!)
·   Pre-colored Digi- Little Scraps of Heaven (Easter Elephant Egg)-retired

·   Enhanced with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen

·   Circle template, assorted background papers, and silver photo corners from my stash

Entered into:  
Little Scraps of Heaven- Anything Goes Challenge  (FB)    
Incy Wincy Designs- Funny or Let’s Celebrate
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #129
Day of the Month Challenge- Elephant Appreciation Day
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- September            
This month's challenge at the wecraftcards challenge has been based on movie themes. The current challenge is named “27 Dresses” and just required us to have a dress featured on our card. (BTW- 27 Dresses is a fun movie!) I love paper folding so found a favorite template I’ve used in the past and got to work. This sweet card is the result! I used a scrap of old vinyl wallpaper to make the dress, loving how the stripes look on the skirt, and on the peplum that I added with an additional scrap of the wallpaper. I wanted to keep the background simple, so that the dress got all of the focus, and remembered a box of brown notecards with an aqua line along the edge that I recently picked up at Goodwill. They were perfect! Added a pretty ribbon bow at the waist, and an upcycled greeting to finish off my card.
·   Folded Dress Template can be found HERE
·   Brown notecard, a scrap of vinyl wallpaper, and a strip of ribbon papers from my stash
·   Front Sentiment-Upcycled from an old card
Entered into: 
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- 27 Dresses
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #142 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #458-459 Anything Goes                   
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #653 Folds
Pixie's Snippets-Week #387                                                                     


  1. Hi Kathy your cards are all gorgeous. They are just delightful. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Such great TPS card you have made. Great use of both the image and the back ground papers. Really stunning! Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter.
    Love n hugs

  3. What a stunner Kathy! I love how you manipulated the colour to produce a stunning steampunk card! Love the softness you added with the lacy doily, contrasted with the fabulous gears. Thanks for sharing this with us at The Paper Shelter, and for using one of our images!

  4. Fantastic creations! I love the steampunk card! 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. Love all your cards Kathy - clever girl. The snippets dress card is beautiful! Very clever paper folding.


    Di xx

  6. Beautiful projects. I really like the folded dress birthday card. I know someone that would appeal to so I'll check out that link. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  7. Wonderful card - that elephant is so cute- the perfect baby card! Love the one with the dress, too! Thank you so much for playing along with us at DotMCC. Cornelia

  8. So cute card for new baby. Thank you for sharing at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge.
    Merja DT

  9. Fabulous creations! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.
    Victoria DT


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