Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Spring Preview

It's time for another challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog where challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded from one or more sponsors.  Stop by the blog to check it out!
For this challenge, my DT card features a sweet Easter digi from Paper Nest Dolls named Avery with Cross.  I decided to give my card jellybean coloring with a background of made with strips of various shades of pastel parchment cardstock. Avery’s dress and roses in their light colors make the dark sheen of her hair pop to life! The white embossed floral paper is upcycled from an old greeting card ("old" as almost 50 years old! I’ve been collecting greeting cards since 1972 when I worked in a card shop in a little town in South Dakota) , and the paper flowers add a final shout of Spring color!
I'm entering this card into several challenges including Incy-Wincy Designs (does a nearly five-decades old count as “vintage”?)
·   Digi- Paper Nest Dolls Digital Stamp (Avery with Cross)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front and inside Sentiments are from Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Easter Joy)
·   Parchment paper scraps, upcycled embossed card front, and paper flowers from my stash.
Entered into:  
Pixie's Snippets-Week #398
The Paper Shelter- #461 Let It Be Spring
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #98 Spring Fling
Do-Al[l] Kreatives #51 Easter Greetings
Incy-Wincy Designs- Steampunk and/or Vintage
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes
        Since I’m a Contributor for Beccy’s Place (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday  
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

I was thrilled last year when Kris Breach, artist/owner of Imagine That Digistamps started offering monthly challenges again! I served on Kris’ DT before she took some time off and I always enjoyed working with her… and creating with her wonderful artwork.  She now offers Progressive Challenge each month. And since I love bears, I really like the current one that features a sweet bear… literally sweet as he is devouring a potful of honey!  I created a front of a PopUp Front Step Panel Card and layered beehive paper onto the front of it. The little bear was attached to the front of the card base and suspended extra bees in the air above him with strips of acetate taped behind him with double stick tape.
PS- The March Progressive Challenge set includes digis, sentiments, and papers all for just $3.25. And if you enter a card into this month’s challenge, you’ll get next month's digi set for free! But hurry, the challenge ends on the 31st. Check here for details! 

·   Digi, sentiments, bees and be hive paper from Imagine That digi stamp set (Honey Bear)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Template- Pop up Front Step Card (HERE- just through step 4)
·   Glossy Accents- adds shine and depth to honey
·   Star Dust Stickles on bee wings
·   All other items including cardstock and scraps of acetate are from my stash.
Entered into: 
Imagine That Blog Progressive Challenge- March (Honey Bear)   
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #11 Anything Goes                       
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #153 Anything Goes
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- March 2021                                 
Cute As A Button- March: CH #66 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #483-484 Anything Goes   
After making the last card, I decided to use the same card base, plus the sentiment, bees, and beehive paper to decorate this month's Outlaws Progressive Challenge digital stamp from Paper Nest Dolls named Lulu Bell! Isn’t she adorable? This time I didn’t suspend the bees with acetate, instead opting to attach a few to the front of the card with foam tape.
·   Digi- Paper Nest Dolls Digital Stamp (Lulu Bee)
·   Sentiment and bees from Imagine That digi stamp set (Honey Bear)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Template- Pop up Front Step Card (HERE- just through step 4)
·   Sheer black dotted swiss ribbon- JoAnne’s
·   Yellow and white dotted ribbon- WalMart
·   All other items including cardstock and patterned papers are from my stash.
Entered into:  
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Two or More Patterned Papers
Bugaboo Stamps- Things With Wings   
Pattie's Creations Challenge- #180 AG
Besties Challenge- March Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- March                    
Dragonfly Dreams- Include a Flower or Flowers
Outlawz Challenges- Progressive Freebie- Paper Dolls Lulu Bee
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- For The Girls


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

  2. Wow, Kathy! Your colorful cards are beautiful! I admire you for making the fun fold card. I'm not an engineer at heart, and it's difficult for me. Love the highlights in your little girl's hair! hugs, de

  3. Such a great fold and a very 'sweet' bee. Thanks for sharing with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, CarolG

  4. Beautiful cards. Great form in cards with bees 😀

  5. Your Easter card is glorious Kathy! I love your pastel background and wonderful colouring of the image. Your vintage corner is beautiful! I've kept all the cards I've received throughout my life too, as well as those for my husband and children 😁

  6. Awesome cards Kathy, the shapes and designs are fabulous.

    Hugs diane

  7. Fabulous fun image and I love your choice of colours to. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  8. super pretty cards !! congrats
    Thank you very much for following me,
    I also signed up as a follower of your blog
    hugs and blessing from Chile

  9. All awesome cards! so very nicely made.

  10. I just love your bee projects! So cute!
    Thank you for joining Catch the Bug - Things with Wings
    Hugs from Africa!

  11. Cute cards. Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs.

    DT Stacey

  12. Great 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

  13. Ver cute, I love the coluring of the hair. Thank you for joining us over at LPOCF. Hope to see you again

  14. Wonderful cards Kathy! Amazing that you kept the 'vintage' card you upcycled for so many years. And your colouring, as always, is perfection!


    Di xx

  15. Beautiful card thank you for joining us at TPS
    Christine DT

  16. Great card.
    Thanks for joining us at the DAK Challenge.
    Greetings Andrea

  17. Aaawww.. this is really cute. And I love the amazing coloration of the image! Wonderful make!

    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
    *DT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

  18. So fun and cheerful cards. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!

    Merja DT

  19. Such lovely cards... your colouring is super! Thankyou for sharing this with us in our monthly challenge at Patties Creations - Vic, D.T. X

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

  21. Lovely cards. Thank you for sharing it with us at Dragonfly Dreams.

  22. Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with us at Scribbles Designs, we hope you can join us again soon ~ Janice, Inspiration Team

  23. So cute
    Thx for joining My Besties International Challenge
    Hugs MiaPuh DT My Besties

  24. Beautifully made - love your card fold.

    Thanks for joining us for the Imagine That Designs Progressive Challenge.

    Helen x

  25. Oh my goodness!!! Sweet!! Thanks so much for participating in our IMAGINE THAT! PROGRESSIVE challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  26. Cute card. Thank you for sharing at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge.

    Merja DT


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