Sunday, March 28, 2021

A Trio of Cards

I love this sweet digi image from Cute As A Button’s current Progressive Challenge. The shocked look on her face inspired the sentiment I added to this slimline card!  (It makes me think of a friend whose granddaughter once asked “Nana, how old are you?” When my friend replied, “64” the little girl paused for a bit, then in a shocked tone asked, “Did you start at 1?”) So fun!
I’m entering this card into several challenges including TIME OUT Challenge (the quote mentions spending time in the garden. My mom’s flower garden always included lots of daisies!), and Outlawz  Saturday Paper Ala Mode Challenge (Daisies are one of my favorite signs of  Spring!)
·   Digi- Cute As A Button (Spring Daisies
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment “You’re How Old?”- Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Cool Chicks)
·   Inside Sentiment- Computer Generated
·   Puffy Heart Stickers- Sticko’s from WalMart (113 assorted puffy hearts for just 99 cents!)
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into: 
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #142
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #483-484 Anything Goes                   
TIME OUT Challenge- #184 Quote
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday  
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Spring          
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
Cute As A Button- March: CH #66 Anything Goes
Cute As A Button-Facebook Progressive Freebie Challenge #46 Spring Daisies
I’ve been using lots of birthday cards the last few months, so decided to make another one.  A sweet digi image plus a clear stamp, a die, and lots of items from my stash helped to create this sweet variation of a gate-fold card.
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Digi Doodle Studios (I added one little flower embellishment to provide a bit of color and a wonderful feminine touch!)
·   Digi- Stampers Delights (A Gift 4 U Girl) Digi no longer appears to be available.
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment- Simply Crafts 171-Bonus sentiment downloads found HERE  
·   Inside Sentiment- Stampendous Clear Stamp set and Gina K Design die
·   Sheer black dotted swiss ribbon- JoAnne’s
·   Birthday and lace border paper plus all other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #154 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #12 Anything Goes                       
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- March                    
Digi Doodle Studios- Something Beginning with “F” 
Dragonfly Dreams- Include a Flower or Flowers
Let’s Craft and Create- Ch #165-Anything Goes 
CCC Digi Creations- #123 Use lace, ribbon and/or flowers

I used my Paint program to layer png silhouettes from a Beccy’s Place digi set onto a jpg sunset photo of a nearby lake taken by a talented friend. I like to add butterflies to sympathy cards to symbolize new life. These pretty ones were made with a Fiskars punch. A black marker and tiny scrap of black paper were used to create their little bodies and antennas!     
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge (shades of blue and purple, white and twist of butterflies), Butterfly Challenge (Two colors-Kilimanjaro/pale blue and Kobi/light pink and one theme-Butterfly) and Outlawz Twisted Thursday (my card includes my favorite color-purple.)
·   Digi- Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Fallow Fields)
·   Sunset photo (taken by a friend)
·   Butterfly Punch- Fiskars
·   Front Sentiment-“With Heartfelt Sympathy” from Imagine That Digistamps (Sentimental Thoughts)
·   Inside Sentiment- “May the Constant Love…” found HERE
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Outlawz Sunday Challenge- The Butterfly Song 
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge-Inspiration Photo plus a twist         
Butterfly Challenge- #154 K is for Kite Fold     
Double D’s Challenge- Skies
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes
        Since I’m a Contributor for Beccy’s Place (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!
Beccy’s Place Challenge- March  
Since I’m a Contributor for Beccy’s Place, I’m entering just for fun!


  1. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. Have a good week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Pretty cards! Your last one with that gorgeous sunset is fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Skies Challenge. Donna, DT Member.

  3. I really must learn how to use ping images. I have a paint programme on my main computer. Love the effect you have achieved here. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me again. Hugs .mrs A.

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

  5. Love your first card Kathy, she's such a sweet image and you've done a wonderful job with the colouring. I had a little chuckle over your story, kids are so funny when it comes to ages. When my middle child did work experience at the ripe old age of 16, she went back to her local primary school and was asked by one of the first graders if she was 99 years old!
    Your second card is also fabulous, I really like the fold. Having the shaped edge was a great idea, it looks so lovely and delicate. The image is cute too!
    The sympathy card you created is beautiful. I love all the symbolism in it too, from the setting sun to the pretty butterfly. Wonderful sentiment for the inside as well.

  6. Darling card and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Nan

  7. Wonderful collection of cards! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge.  Please join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

  8. OH! What a beautiful sky ... great make Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Skies’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  9. This card is so nice and sweet!
    Thanks for linking up at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge.

  10. Lovely cards Kathy. Perfect sentiment on the first card. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  11. Beautifully created cards! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}


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