Monday, April 19, 2021

myasperations 4-19-21

This week’s challenge at the wecraftcards Forum is named “Birds, Bees, Flowers, Trees...Oh My!” and requires that we use any, or all, of the four items on our cards. I created a pretty floral card adorned with busy... or should I say buzzy... little bumbles! I look forward to seeing spring flowers start popping up soon… that is if the snow predicted for later this week stays away.  It is definitely time for Spring!
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz  Twisted Thursday Anything Goes (One of my Favorite Embellishments is foam tape- which gives a lift to butterflies, bees and more!)
·   Bee Digi- Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Bees and Blooms)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment “Spring Is In The Air”-Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Basic Branches) (retired)
·   Inside Sentiment- Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Bees and Blooms)
·   Die-cut A2 card and envelope, patterned floral paper, and other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Birds, Bees, Flowers, Trees...Oh My
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes (Optional Twist- Use Your Favorite Embellishment and tell us about it!)
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
Jan’s Digi Stamps- April 2021 Anything Goes    
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- April                       
Beccy’s Place Challenge- April 
        Since I’m a Contributor for Beccy’s Place, I’m entering just for fun!

Just a reminder that Beccy is retiring a number of digi sets (many of them I have and LOVE) and you can nab them now for 50% off. Most of the sets are between $1.00 and $3.00 US but the sale ends April 30th... so check them out soon HERE

A recent challenge at wecraftcards required that we include a birdhouse on our entry. I remembered seeing a birdhouse in my box of “card candy swap” treasures from many years ago. I don't know who made the original little work of art (small diecut birdhouse tag with flower button) but I love it! I added a sweet little puffy heart sticker and sentiment HOPE sticker, replaced the twine on the tag with scraps of sheer red and tan satin ribbon and added a little texture with a square of woven straw ribbon as a base. Lastly, I mounted the finished tag onto a card front and decorated a wonderful sentiment inside. (The set of three sheets, a whopping 24 sentiments, is quite a deal for only $1.88!)
·   Inside Sentiment- “Faith is the Bird" from TlcCreations (Faith and Hope Sentiments)
·   “Card Candy” and all other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Tweet-Tweet w/a Twist
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #156 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #487-488 Anything Goes                   
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #682 Ribbon/Twine

I was hoping to create the fun fold for the current Butterfly Challenge, but my over-scheduled calendar didn’t allow me time to make the Lantern Fold. (I hope to make one in the near future.) But I do so love making cards for Mrs. A’s challenge, so I made sure to pick a sweet unicorn card that includes butterflies for the current Double D’s Challenge (another of my favorite challenges!) I’m entering this card into several other challenges including Outlawz  Festive Friday (Thinking of You) and The Butterfly Challenge (my card includes two colors- Lilac and Laser Lemon and one theme- butterflies.)
·   Digi- Bugaboo (Sweet Unicorn1)
·   Background on front of the card- The Paper Shelter (The Most Adorable Panda)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Stickles- Star Dust (on mane and tail)
·   Inside digi- Bugaboo (Ladybug Hello)
·   Sentiments- Computer Generated
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Double D’s Challenge- Anything with a Rainbow-Unicorn-Mermaid      
Bugaboo Stamps- April Week Three Anything Goes  
Digi Doodle Studios- #37 Include an Animal 
Cupcake Inspirations- Challenge #517   Theme- Pastels    


  1. Hi Kath all your makes are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Who could resist such a sweet little unicorn. I love the colours on her mane. Thankyoy for coming and spending time in the butterfly garden with me. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Kathy, your unicorn is so cute and the border focusses all your attention on that cuteness! Love the fun sentiment! Thanks for sharing this with us at Digi Doodle Studios!

  4. 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

  5. Love this! Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo ~ Catch the bug challengeblog. Hope to see you again next time.
    DT Ine

  6. Such a pretty Cheerful card! Love all the details on the adorable Unicorn.
    Thanks for joining us at Cupcake inspirations! Hugs

  7. Ooh all these are lovely. Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday. Hugz Andrea.x

  8. Kathy, as always you do an outstanding job on your creations, you never disappoint! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Your support is appreciated.
    Stay safe, stay healthy and happy crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  9. Amazing designs you have been busy.

    HUgs Diane

  10. So pretty! Love the glittery unicorn.
    Thank you for playing along with us over at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Sandy, DT

  11. Your first card is gorgeous Kathy, I really love the floral paper you used, it has a beautiful watercolour look. The colours are wonderful and vibrant too, perfect for spring.
    The little birdhouse on your second card is very cute, I love the addition of the puffy heart. I also like the way you've layered the different embellishments together, lots of great colours and textures.
    The unicorn on your last card is very sweet and you've done a great job with the colouring. I love all the pretty shades you chose. Well done!

  12. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining our "Include an Animal" Challenge at Digi Doodle Studios!

  13. I love cards with BEES! Very pretty!
    Good luck - Mel Sanz JDS Design Team

  14. Love your colouring of your unicorn !
    Thank you fro joining Catch the Bug.
    Hugs from Africa!

  15. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge! DT Candace

  16. A great card - thanks for sharing it us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x

  17. Adorable Unicorn card, now I realize that pastels are great for Unicorns :) So glad to see you enjoy our pastel challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. Hugs ~ Ishani.


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