Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Mid-month fun!

t'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 an adorable digi from LeeAnn's World  named “Thessa.”  After coloring and fussy-cutting the little cutie, I put my card together, first attaching a free subway art sentiment to ocean print paper, then adding Thessa. The final bling was added with Stickles and sequins.
Supplies: 
·   Digi- LeeAnn's World101 (Thessa)
·   Front Sentiment- Subway art Freebie from Create with TLC (Seashells by the Seashore)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Stickles- Star Dust (on Mermaids scales)
·   Sequins- Studio Katia Crystal Clear Fusion
·   Inside Sentiments- Simply Crafts 171-Bonus sentiment downloads found HERE  (Register for access to hundreds of free digis, sentiments, patterns, templates, and more. )
·   Ocean Print Paper- Hobby Lobby
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Double D’s Challenge- Anything with a Rainbow-Unicorn-Mermaid     
Pattie's Creations Challenge- #181 Birthday (April)
Besties Challenge- April Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter- #465 Girl Power
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday  
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Under the Sea
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

This weekend I spent many hours cleaning/organizing my craft room. One task I tackled was going through my box of unfinished card treasures/pieces and parts. (“Ahem”! I need to admit it was actually boxes, plural!) Lots of items got tossed into the trash, but I also found some treasures that were still card worthy. Here are two cards created with these bits and pieces.
 
This first one features a circle fold envelope that I had made at least a decade ago with patterned papers in yellows and oranges. I stamped bees, a sentiment, and some flowers and leaves with rubber stamps (a few had been pulled from their wood mounts many years ago.) I had picked up a box of wedding announcements in the clearance section of Hobby Lobby a few months ago and decided to adhere the circle envelope to one of the pretty postcards from the box. I like how it looks against the swirly background pattern and the finished card will now slide easily into an A2 envelope.
Supplies: 
·   Circle fold card from my box of unfinished card pieces and parts. I did find few tutorials: Here and Here (video)
·   Bee- Hero Arts Rubber Stamp (retired)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, Sharpie fine-line black permanent marker and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Stickles- Star Dust (on bee wings)
·   Inside Sentiment- Azadi Earls Rubber Stamp (company out of business)
·   Small leaves and flower stamps- unmounted, source unknown (Maybe Art Impressions or Stampendous?)
·   Cream-colored postcard with a yellow flourish- Hobby Lobby (From a box of wedding invitations-Clearance section)
·   Patterned paper and other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Mellow Yellow
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #155 Anything Goes
Bugaboo Stamps- April Week One Anything Goes  
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #15 Anything Goes                      
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- April                       
Do-Al[l] Kreatives #52 Spring
Cute As A Button- April: CH #67 Anything Goes (Option Add Flowers)
 
The second item I used from my treasure box is an interesting find. I remember making it back in the late ’90s at a little stamp store a friend and I opened in South Dakota. I was teaching a class in unusual ways to use brass stencils (which were the rage back then!) Instead of paper, we used a stylus to trace the stencil, in this case, tulips, onto a piece of aluminum foil tape that I found at a local hardware store. The foiled piece had no color when I pulled it from the unfinished treasures box. But after a little playing around with red nail polish and Sharpie permanent green marker, I love the results! A few paper scraps, silver photo corners, and a small handmade tag finish off the unusual card. (I did a bit of research on Pinterest and found some fun uses for this aluminum tape. My favorite is using it with embossing folders. You can find that link HERE.)
Supplies: 
·   Aluminum foil tape- I checked and this item is still available. Check near the duct tape in a hardware store or google it!  
·   Small tag- handprinted with Sharpie fine line permanent black marker
·   Silver photo corners available from several web sources (WXJ13 13 Sheets 13 Colors Photo Mounting Corners)
·   Cardstock, paper scraps, and a small strip of ribbon from my stash.
Entered into:  
Outlawz Sunday Challenge- Spring's Vivid Carnival
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #487-488 Anything Goes                   
Jan’s Digi Stamps- April 2021 Anything Goes    
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #98 Spring Fling
STAMPlorations- Stencil Challenge (April)  
Let’s Craft and Create- Ch #170-Anything Goes (Option- Add Flowers)

24 comments:

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

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  2. OMG what a cute little mermaid! Great cards Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Rainbows, Unicorns or Mermaid’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop in for a visit!

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  3. Beautiful card, Kathya!!! thank you for sharing with us at My Besties International Challenge Blog! XoXo Raelma

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

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  5. Aaaaww.. what a lovely sentiment! And waht a clever idea to create it! Fantastic!

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Doris
    Kleido’s BastelSt├╝ble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *Owner* Easter-Fun Challenge Blog
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days
    *DT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

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  6. Lovely project!
    Thank you for joining Catch the Bug!
    Hugs from Africa!
    Olga

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  7. Fabulous cards and your mermaid is colored beautifully! Thanks again for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

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  8. I love the sparkle on the mermaids tail! Thanks for joiniing our Anything Goes challenge at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog. Good luck in the draw!
    Jen L
    Bugaboo Stamps Designer

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  9. Fabulous mermaid card, Kathy. Those sequins are the perfect shimmery touch. Thanks for playing along with us. I'm very grateful, and hope you will join us again soon.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  10. Gorgeous Birthday card Kathy. Love your mermaid.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #155 sponsored by The Paper Shelter.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions

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  11. Ooopps I commented on the wrong card! Oh well, they are all gorgeous.
    Love the circle fold card and envelope.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #155 sponsored by The Paper Shelter.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions

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  12. Lovely project Kathy. Thank you so much for joining us at Cute as a Button Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Wendy Batchen DT for https://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com/

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  13. What a cute card! It goes perfectly with our theme for this month “Birthdays”. I love your coloring too. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Pattie
    Artist & Owner

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  14. LOVE the fold design on your yellow creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop in for a visit!

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  15. Beautiful card, lovely colours and great design also! Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

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  16. Beautiful card the image is fabulous thank you for joining our challenge at THE PAPER SHELTER
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  17. Wonderful projects and all the things I love!! Mermaids,bees and tulips! Great sparkle on your mermaid tail and I love your bee card, perfect sentiment too. Tulip project looks so cool too. You have been very busy Kathy! Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft & Create, happy crafting - Michelle DT x

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  18. Lovely Card. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Challenge.

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  19. Beautiful spring card! Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings
    Alex

    *Owner* Creative Crafting Uncles
    *DT + Co-Owner* Easter-Fun Challenge
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge
    Alex' Kreative Seite

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  20. Such a fun card! Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!

    Merja DT
    https://kortitjakokkailut.blogspot.com

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  21. What an interesting use of nail polish! I would never have thought as a colouring medium for cards. I like the end result and I bet it looks really fab in real life. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digis Challenge Blog.

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

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  23. Thanks for joining our challenge at Let’s Craft and Create Good luck and I hope you’ll join us next time again.
    Jolanda
    (DT member)

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  24. All you cards are great. I love the design and the bright yellows. Thank you for sharing with us your patterned papers at Crafty Hazel Nut's Patterned Paper Monthly Challenge - Myrna DT

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