Thursday, March 25, 2021

Java and Butterflies

I finally had time to do some crafting the last few days… so got several cards finished for the 2021 Spring | Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

The first features a beautiful glass mug and sentiment from the Artsystamper Shop Coffee Set. I colored the yummy mug of java with alcohol markers and a white gel pen. A strip of vintage lace, brown silk ribbon and a coffee bean border digi (colored with markers, white colored pencil and white gel pen) finish the card.
·   Digi and Sentiment- The ArtsystamperShop (Coffee Set)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Coffee Beans- Little Blue Button Digi Stamp (Coffee Love) Company no longer in business
Entered into:  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #483-484 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday   (AG)
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
CCC Digi Creations- #123 Use lace, ribbon and/or flowers 2021 Spring | Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 

My second coffee card features a sweet digi from Gerda Steiner Designs named simply “Mouse with Coffee.”  I decided to keep the colors on the digi pretty low key, so the little mouse is lightly colored with gray alcohol markers, light pink ears and cheeks and just a touch of color on the mug and heart. The sentiment is part of the digi (which is actually a freebie!). So fun!
·   Digi- Gerda Steiner Designs Free digi (Mouse with Coffee)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Cardstock and background paper from my stash

Entered into:  
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #142
Besties Challenge- March Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- March                    
Gerda Steiner Designs- Share Your Designs Challenge- March 2021 Spring | Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 
My final card this posting is an Easter Card I made and got mailed off this week. It features a beautiful digi from Ching-Chou Kuik on an easel card embellished with a butterfly charm and a vellum butterfly on the inside.
I’m entering this card into several challenges including the Butterfly Challenge (my card includes two colors-Kilimanjaro/pale blue sky and Green plus one theme- butterfly), and Outlawz Tuesday (includes purple and blue plus the twist is easel card)

·   Digi- Ching-Chou Kuik (Hope and Faith) Set no longer appears to be available.
·   Inside Sentiment “Happy Easter” Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Easter Joy)
·   Easel Card- Instructions found HERE  
·   Purple Vellum Butterfly- Freebie available from HERE
·   Cardstock, patterned paper, butterfly jewelry finding and gems 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     
The Paper Shelter- #462 Add Flowers
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Easter/Spring
Ching-Chou Kuik's FB Challenge- [FB] Easter or Floral
Cute As A Button- March: CH #66 Anything Goes + (Option) Purple and Green
Dragonfly Dreams- Include a Flower or Flowers
Let’s Craft and Create- Ch #165-Anything Goes 


  1. Hi Kathy all your cards are gorgeous. I love them all. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. This is beautiful Kathy and I so like to see easel cards. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. So many wonderful cards. All are well designed.

  4. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Let's Craft and Create. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

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

  6. A lovely Easter card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Dragonfly Dreams.

  7. Gorgeous card. So glad you could join us at The Paper Shelter challenge. Good luck with your entry. Patsy DT

  8. Beautiful coloring on your Easter easel card Kathy! 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!

  9. Thanks for sharing your fabulous creation with us at Cute As A Button Challenge!

  10. Beautiful création i love it .thank you to sharing with us. I hope to see you Again soon.

    Marie dt

  11. A fabulous array of beautiful creations, Kathy! You certainly have an eye for detail and your colouring is amazing! Thanks for joining us at The Outlawz Colour Challenge, always lovely to have you there!


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