Saturday, May 1, 2021

myaspirations 5-1-21

It’s time for the 1st of the month challenge at QKR Stampede, which is always “Anything Goes” and prizes are awarded. Stop by and maybe you’ll be inspired to enter a card yourself? 
My DT card features two sentiment digis from Eureka Stamps, lots of lovely paper scraps, a strip of satin ribbon, and a silver butterfly charm that I’ve had in my stash for a few decades.

·   Front Sentiment- Eureka Digital Stamp (Thinking of You) Also available in unmounted or cling-mounted

·   Inside Sentiment- Eureka Digital Stamp (You Loving Ways) Also available in unmounted or cling-mounted

·   Scraps of patterned paper, ribbon, and metal butterfly are all other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #489-490 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Thinking of You
Cute As A Button- May: CH #68 Anything Goes 

Since it’s the first of the month I’m also sharing my DT card at for Sheepski Designs. This month’s theme is “Floral Dance” and used a digi that features one of my favorite types of Spring flowers, daffodils! Since it’s May, I decided to make use a scrap of lovely vintage-looking paper and silver photo corners to make a Mother’s Day Card for my wonderful MIL. I hope it will brighten her day!
PS Stop by the Sheepski blog to learn more about the monthly challenges. Enter a card or two yourself and you could win some wonderful digis created by artist Andrea Norris!
·   Digi- Sheepski Designs (Jo’s Daffodils)
·   Colored with Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment “Happy Mother’s Day” from the Imagine That Digi Stamp Set (Teacup Bunny
·   Inside Sentiment- Computer Generated
·   Silver photo corners available from several web sources (WXJ13 13 Sheets 13 Colors Photo Mounting Corners)
·   Cardstock, patterned paper, and all other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
My final card for this post is also my final entry into the current challenge at Double D’s named “April Showers.” One of my favorite umbrella digi sets is from Beccy's Place so I pulled up the file and got to work… or when it comes to cardmaking…. I got to play! I printed one of the umbrella digis from the “Splish Splash” set onto rainbow stationery paper, printed then trimmed it to fit onto an A2 card front. I added two of the sentiments from the digi set then finished the card by adorning them with sequins and sparkly star stickers.  (When I opened the package of sequins, I noticed the little bits that were punched from the sequins were in the bag. I couldn’t let their sparkly beauty be wasted, so added them to the card front! So fun!)
·   Image and Sentiments- Beccys Place Digital Set (Splish Splash)
·   Sparkly Star Stickers- Hobby Lobby
·   Pioneer Black Photo corners- available from several sources
·   Cardstock, rainbow stationary and sequins from my stash.
Entered into:  
Double D’s Challenge- April Showers  (anything with water) 
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #18 Anything Goes                       
Bugaboo Stamps- May Week One Anything Goes  
Beccy’s Place Challenge- May  
Since I’m a Contributor for Beccy’s Place, I’m entering just for fun!


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

  2. LOVE that rainy day silhouette! Beautiful card 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!

  3. Such a beautiful vase of daffodils! 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!

  4. What a beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along in the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Good luck with your entry and hope to see you again.
    ~ Donna (DT for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends)

  5. Gorgeous card Kathy, I love the colour scheme... pink and green always look good together. I'm impressed that you've finally pulled that sweet little butterfly out of your stash after thirty years!! That has to be some kind of record.
    Your second card is wonderful, I'm sure your MIL will love it. You've done a brilliant job with the colouring and I love that you've also decorated the inside of the card.
    The background on your last card is fabulous, what a beautiful rainbow! I really like the addition of the little sparkles too, they look like raindrops reflecting the sunshine. Beautiful!

  6. Wonderful selection of designs and colors.

    Hugs diane

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

  8. Your projects are very beautiful!
    Thank you for joining Catch the Bug.
    Hugs from Africa!

  9. Silhouettes are the trendy thing now and I think they make a great card, your's is fantastic. Thanks for playing along with Bugaboo's bi-weekly ATG challenge! Donna, DT

  10. Beautiful, I especially the love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles.

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  12. Beautiful! Love the silhouette images :) Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge - Good Luck!
    Maz DT


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