Wednesday, June 23, 2021

myasperations 6-23-21

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 beautiful digi from Fred She Said named Winter Birds. I found the website of a talented wildlife photographer than helped me with the delicate coloring of the bird, named a Blue Tit. (Okay, cue the giggling if I share the bird's name when helping the middle school students in our after-school program make Christmas cards this year. They really like to color and make holiday cards to deliver to residents of local retirement homes.
·   Digi- Fred She Said Digital Stamp (Winter Birds)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Wildlife Photograph from David at The Hall of Einer found HERE
·   Free Winter Wonderful Digital Paper from Free Pretty Things For You (FPTFY)
·   Computer-Generated Sentiment (source unknown)
·   Pioneer Black Photo corners- available from several sources
·   Snowflakes- Cheery Lynn Designs Die (C146 Snowflakes)
·   Snowflakes- Lawn Fawn LF995-Mini Snowflakes Die Set
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #497-498 Anything Goes 
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday (Christmas)
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #547 AG
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- June    

I fell in love with this sweet little bathing beauty the first time I saw her. So was excited to recently add her to my ever-growing digi collection. Used bright paper to match the rainbow of colors on the wonderful freebie sentiment, then colored, fussy-cut, and perched the little cutie atop the sentiment. Cut banners from a scrap of paper to create a swag to add to the inside of the card. Then added a bit of bling with a trio of sparkly butterflies that I’ve had for at least a decade. 
I’m entering this card into several challenges including The  Butterfly Challenge (I used all three colors- Periwinkle/Peach/Plum, and two themes- a Pair of Butterflies); The Paper Shelter- Things With Wings (butterflies), and the wecraftcards Forum- Your Name (required that we use the first letter of our first or last name when making our card, mine includes a Keenly Adorable image! The adverb Keenly means “Intensely”.)               

·   Digi- The Paper Shelter (My Swimsuit)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Sparkly Butterfly Gems- From my stash
·   Front Sentiment- Freebie from Desert Diva (You Add Color To My Life)
·   Inside Sentiment “Sending Sweet Birthday Wishes”-Imagine That digi set (Ice Cream to My Cone)
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Outlawz Sunday Challenge- By The Sea
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Your Name
The Paper Shelter- Things With Wings
Butterfly Challenge- #158 P for Plaited Fold    
Double D’s Challenge- Signs of Summer           

Although it seems like summer just started, I realized that the 4th of July is right around the corner so I got started making patriotic-themed cards. This little lady Liberty from Bugaboo was fun to color. Since she looked like she is meant to be seated, I sketched a simple rustic fence that I shaded with markers and highlighted with a white gel pen. The sentiments are computer-generated. When finished I sprinkled the card with small, punched stars to add a festive touch. Happy Birthday to the USA!
·   Digi- Bugaboo Digital Stamp (Brat-Liberty)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Sentiments- Computer Generated
·   Small star paper punch and other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #159 Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Red, White and/or Blue
Di’s Digi Stamps- For a Child
Bugaboo Stamps- June Week 2 Anything Goes  
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge 689- Anything Goes


  1. Hi Kathy this is a stunning card. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. I love your cards, aspecially the one with the wonderful SwimSuit image bij The Paper Shelter! Hugs Heidi TPS DT

  3. She is a cutie for sure and I can see why you love her. I think the simplicity of your card is fun. Thanks for linking up with us at Double D Challenge

  4. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing with us at CHNPP.
    DT Stacey

  5. Beautiful cards and designs! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  6. Beautiful cards and I love your version of Lady Liberty!
    Thanks for joining the AG challenge at Catch the Bug.
    xxx Margreet DT

  7. Great cards Kathy. I like the rustic fence that you drew - looks like it was meant to be part of the image. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  8. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the Paper Shelter challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

  9. Very cute card Kathy!
    Thank you for sharing with us your beautiful card at The Paper Shelter. Godd luck with your entry!

  10. Fabulous cards Kathy! Love that sweet little girl! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Signs of Summer’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  11. Hi Kathy, I love your winter card so much and the poem inside is truly inspiring, especially surrounded with all of those gorgeous snowflakes. Thanks for the inspiration, I'm starting my Christmas cards too. Hugs, Autumn

  12. What a sweetie and your colouring is superb. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with men this challenge. Hugs Mrs A. Sorry for delay in commenting due to illness in family.


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