Monday, March 1, 2021

Hello March (Take Two)

It’s the first of the month which means it’s time for a challenge at Sheepski Designs. This month’s theme is “Girls, Girls, Girls” and I used one of my favorite Sheepski Designs digis, named Emmy’s Hat, for my DT card. I wanted it to be really girly, so I created an ornate background with a sheet of Crafters Companion patterned paper that features a wonderful frilly design. I fussy-cut around the frills so that I could tuck the top of Emmy’s hat under them. I also cut a rose from the background paper to decorate the wide brim. Additional fussy-cut frills decorate the lower front left corner and the inside of the card. Silver photo corners add a final touch of elegance and… well… bling!
PS Stop by the Sheepski blog to learn more about the monthly challenges. Maybe you’ll be inspired to enter a card or two yourself and have a chance to win some wonderful digis created by artist Andrea Norris!
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge (my card includes the first three pastels on the color swatch, plus features a delicate white doily in the background paper.)  

·   Digi- Sheepski Designs (Emmys Hat)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment- Couture Creations Die (Hello Friend)
·   Inside Sentiment- Computer Generated
·   Patterned Paper from a Crafters Companion Sara Signature Paper Pack
·    Silver photo corners available from several web sources (WXJ13 13 Sheets 13 Colors Photo Mounting Corners)
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #152 Anything Goes
        Since I’m a DT for Sheepski (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #675 Feminine
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge-Use 3 of five Plus a Doily
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- March 
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Make it Feminine

I recently had a request from our church for Get Well and Sympathy cards and printed off a few Bugaboo images and Imagine That sentiments to quickly meet the request. I often add butterflies to sympathy cards to symbolize new life and this delicate butterfly, from a free set  I found on the web a few years ago, is one of my favorites. I printed it on vellum to add a bit of translucent realism. After fussy-cutting and attaching the butterfly to the card, I cut a body from a scrap of black paper, then added the head and antennae with a fine-line Sharpie black marker (after first sketching them with a pencil to determine size and placement.) 
I’m entering this card into several challenges including the Butterfly Challenge (two colors- Iceberg and Inch Worm, plus two themes-marker pens and a butterfly), Outlawz Twisted Thursday Anything Goes (Circle in a Square- the closeup shows that I added circles of light around the candle flame with yellow chalk and a white gel pen, plus a little rhinestone sparkling in the center), 2craftycrittercrazies Challenge (butterflies are one of my favorite categories of “critter”!), and Digi Doodle Studios- Something Beginning with “F” (Flower and Flame.) 
·   Digi- Bugaboo Stamps (Thoughts and Prayers Candle)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen and chalks
·   Inside Sentiment- Imagine That Digistamps (Sentimental Thoughts)
·    Pastel Vellum Butterfly- Freebie available from HERE
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into: 
Butterfly Challenge- #152 I is for Inside Out Card       
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #479-480 Anything Goes 
Createful Heart Designs- Challenge #29 (Feb)
Digi Doodle Studios- Something Beginning with “F” 
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes (Optional Twist- Circle in a Square)
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge               


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

  2. Wow what gorgeous designs Kathy.

    Hugs diane

  3. Your butterfly entry is a beautiful card just perfect for the occasion needed. Colour combination looks great too. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Oh this is beautiful Kathy! Your colouring on those flowers is fantastic! So sad that so many Get Well and Sympathy cards are needed, but you're definitely the right person to be making them. I love the symbolism of your butterfly. Thanks for sharing this with us at Digi Doodle Studios!

  5. I love your first card Kathy, gorgeous colouring and a beautiful image. Love it, ahem! I'm here for your second card. A beautiful card for Sympathy and love your colouring, such a gorgeous butterfly too. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

  6. Great Projects! Thanks for joining the Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge.

  7. Wow just so gorgeous and girly!! Awesome creation Kathy. Love you butterfly card as well :D
    Andrea x

  8. What pretty cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper.

    DT Stacey

  9. Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Createful Heart Design.
    Clara - DT


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