Friday, April 23, 2021

myasperations 4-23-21

It’s Friday and time for the Colour Crazy Challenge. This challenge is an “Anything Goes” but it adds a requirement; the creation needs to include coloring in “any colouring medium you like, onto any project you like, and in any colours you like.” I’ve never outgrown my love for coloring… which is why making cards is stress therapy for me!! 
This week's sponsor is All Dressed Up stamps, and I am sharing two DT cards for this challenge. Each card features one of the beautiful images from the digi named Wear With Style. I love that two of these beauties remind me of my sisters! I had  fun matching their personalities with the colors, patterned papers and embellishments that I used on each card. I can’t wait to share the cards and see if they agree with my representations of them. (If not… I’m sure they’ll nag at me a bit as only sisters can. Ha!)
·   Digi- All Dressed Up Stamps (Wear With Style) 
The beauty on this first card reminds me of my sister, Carol, who is gorgeous and always looks like she is ready for a fashion shoot (but never believes me when I tell her that!) She usually wears her reddish hair long with flowing curls or pulled up in a twist or braid, so I gave her card a romantic feeling with floral accents and added bling with a few "sequins" drawn on her silver grey clutch with a white gel pen.  
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Patterned paper, flowers and all other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Incy Wincy Designs Colours Of Spring
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #683 Green
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes (Optional Twist- Signs of Spring)
All Dressed Up FB Challenge- Use an Embellie  
Cute As A Button- April: CH #67 Anything Goes + (Option) Add Flowers               

My other sister, Judi, is a bit more trendy in style, comfortable in jeans and a baggy sweater… often accessorized with funky jewelry or an edgy jacket or purse. For this card, I sketched some “fringe” on her purse and added some texture to the background with a scrap of vinyl wallpaper that looks like hand-tooled leather. I decided to add some metal to the card with staples (the desk kind!) on the corners and down the sides. So fun!

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Herringbone Patterned paper, wallpaper scrap and all other items from my stash.
Entered into: 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #156 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #16 Anything Goes
Besties Challenge- April Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper ChallengeApril       

My final card this posting is a
shape card for one of my tea-loving friends. I used a favorite old wood-mount stamp and a mug template I found on Pinterest. I wanted the two little bear buddies to look really fuzzy, so I first colored them with chalks then added texture with a few markers and a blender pen. The sentiment on the back of the card is from my stash. It seemed perfect for this season of COVID isolation.  I sure miss coffee/tea dates with my friends! 
I’m entering this creation into several challenges including STAMPlorations- Theme & Photo Prompt-Stamps and Curves (I used stamps, created lots of curves with the shape, and feature a beverage),  and Double D’s April Showers (Anything with water. The sentiment on the back of my mug card even mentions heating up the water!)

·   Image- Embossing Arts Rubber Stamp (Company no longer in business)

·   Colored with Decorative chalks, Spectrum Noir Classique markers and blender, and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen

·   Front Sentiment is part of the rubber stamp

·   Mug Template- Freebie from Scrapbook & Cards magazine found HERE

·   Inside/back Sentiment- copied from a card I received many years ago. (Source unknown)

·   Puffy Heart Stickers- Sticko’s from WalMart (113 assorted puffy hearts for just 99 cents!)

·   All other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Double D’s Challenge- April Showers  (anything with water)    
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #487-488 Anything Goes 
STAMPlorations- Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge (April- Stamps and Curves)  
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday  (Thinking of You!)
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge


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

  2. Wow fun designs and colors.

    Hugs Diane

  3. Love your mug of tea for an at home tea party....simply fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, April Showers anything related to water Challenge. Donna, DT Member.

  4. Cute shaped card and perfect for the tea packet! Thank you for joining us at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  5. What a clever creation Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘April Showers’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  6. Beautiful creations Kathy,
    Thank you for sharing with us at my Besties International Challenge
    Hope to see you again, good luck!
    Iza DT

  7. Wow, all cards are very beautiful!
    Thanks for linking up at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Week 16.

  8. I love your mug, such a great idea. Thanks for joining in with the Theme and Photo Challenge at STAMPlorations

  9. Congratulations on your win at Cute Card Thursday with your adorable card.

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

  11. Lovely projects for teenagers!
    Thank you for joining Catch the Bug.
    Hugs from Africa!

  12. A great card. Thanks so much for joining our theme and photo prompt challenge over at STAMPlorations xx


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