Tuesday, March 22, 2022

myasperations 3-22-22

This is my second card for the Butterfly Challenge, which is one of my favs!  Each challenge offers several colors and a theme that we can use on our cards, plus a specific creative fold that we can use if desired.  The current challenge is to create a Latch Fold Card and sponsor, Mrs. A, provides easy-to-follow instructions.  My card includes all four of the colors (Lake Blue, Lettuce, Light Pink, and lavender), and all three themes (Latch Fold, Lace- the paper kind, and Butterfly.) I’m entering this card into several challenges including Incy Wincy Designs- Nature (What can beat flowers in this category?)
PS Beccy’s Place will be retiring many digital and clear stamp sets, including the lovely watering can and roses used on this card, at the end of April. Until then, you can pick up some nice items for 50% Off! Link to the entire list HERE

·   Watering Can and Rose Images from a Beccy’s Place Clear Stamp Set (Nancy’s Garden)

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen

·   Front Sentiment- “Hello” Sticker-Hobby Lobby

·   Inside Sentiment- “Happy Spring” from Imagine That Digi Set Teacup Bunny (No longer available)

·   All other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Butterfly Challenge- #168 L is for Latch Fold Card  
Passion for Markers Challenge- Week #633Anything Spring
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #535-536 Anything Goes                   
Beccy’s Place Challenge- March  Since I’m a Contributor for Beccy’s Place, I’m entering just for fun!
Incy Wincy Designs- Nature  Since I’m a DT for Beccy’s Place (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- March                    

This card, featuring a few gems from my scrapbook stash is my first entry in Double D’s current challenge that’s all about handles! Nestled between the handlebars of this red bike image is a lovely basket of Spring flowers. I fussy-cut a few flowers from a scrap of patterned paper, then attached them to the baskets display with foam tape to add some depth.
I’m also entering this card into several other challenges including Cupcake Inspirations- Color Challenge (my card includes all three of the required colors: Iced Mint, Blush, Buttercup) and Outlawz Festive Friday Challenge (Flowers).
·   Bike with flower basket image and fussy-cut flowers are from my scrapbook stash

·   Front Sentiment “Hello Sweet Friend” from Beccy’s Place Digital Set (Keeping It Simple)

·   Inside Sentiment- Simply Cards & Papercrafts Magazine#171-Bonus sentiment downloads (No longer available)    

·   All other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Double D’s Challenge- Something with A Handle    
Sketch N Scrap-Card Sketch  #214  
Cupcake Inspirations- Challenge #540  Color Challenges                
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #107 Flower Power
Jan’s Digi Stamps- March 2022 Anything Goes    
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends#178 Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday 
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

My final card this posting was created for the current Lift Challenge that requires a Tunnel Card and provided a link to an excellent tutorial. I used a scrap of acetate as my middle section because it provides support for the large fussy-cut Mermaid image and allows the background to show through. Lots of cute little critters from a Fred She Said digi set help add some activity and colors to the card. So fun!
·  Inside Tunnel Card- Jennifer McGuire’s Tutorial can be found HERE  
·  Digi- Polkadoodles Digi (Winnie Mermaid- Best Friends)

·  Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen

·  Front Sentiment and Embellishments- Mermaid Scrapbook Set from Hobby Lobby

·  Seahorse, Fish and underwater plants from Fred She Said Colored digi set (Emma Mermaid)

·  Stickles- Star Dust (on mermaid scales and dotted on the front and inside of the card)

·  All other items from my stash.

Entered into:  

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Favorite Things  (I love making creative  fold cards!) 
Lift Challenge- Elevator Challenge #168 (Tunnel Card)
Papercraft Challenges   Challenge #80-Interactive Cards
Digi Chooseday Crafting Challenge- Week #11 Anything Goes   
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #12 Anything Goes                      
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #11 Anything Goes


  1. Great Job Kathy on all of your cards. The bike is screaming spring! Thank you for sharing your talents with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. I look forward to seeing you each month for a NEW challenge. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  2. Great looking cards Kathy, I always like how much you decorate the inside of your cards a pleasant surprise for your recipients......TFS

  3. Love the decorative edges! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch N Scrap! :)

  4. Beautiful cards Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Something with a Handle’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

  5. I can see the joy you had making these cards. Love them all but my fav is the tunnel card with the little mermaid. She is lovely! Thank you for joining us at the lift challenge.

  6. Wow, you show us a whole lot of beautiful cards! The tunnelcard for our chalenge is wonderful, love the papers you used, they match so weel and what a sweet scene inside the tunnel. Thank you for joining us at the Liftchallenge!

  7. What a great card. Love the bright colors against the kraft cardstock. Makes the whole card pop. Thank you so much for joining Craftyhazlenut's Patterned Paper Challenge!

  8. Hi Kathy, a fabulous collection of cards, love the bike with the pretty spring flowers. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw...
    Megan DT LPoCF

  9. Cute card. Great thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs Challenges.
    Wish you good luck and hope to see you soon.
    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

  10. Absolutely beautiful cards Kathy! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch N Scrap this month!

  11. Gorgeous makes Kathy! Thanks for playing along with my 'Anything Spring' Challenge at Passion for Markers this week, good luck! Juliexx

  12. What lovely cards! Thanks so much for linking up to the Double D Challenge. Best of luck to you!

  13. What a great idea! Very tricky! Thanks for joining us at the Papercraft Challenge.

  14. What a pretty card Kathy and such a fab fold. Great images and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us over at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x

  15. What a pretty card. I love all the layering you did!! Thank you for playing with us this week at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!!

    CIC DT Member

  16. Gorgeous cards Kathy, I love all the bright colours. You've done a wonderful job building up the layers on all three of them, and of course, I also love that you've decorated the inside of each. Wonderful embellishments too, you certainly have some beautiful bits and bobs in your stash. Fabulous!

  17. A super cute card. Thank you for joining us at Passion for Markers. Marlene

  18. Beautiful assortment of cards. Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap.

  19. Gorgeous card with all the lovely details. Thank you for playing with us this week at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge! Kanan - DT

  20. Such lovely cards!! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  21. Beautifully designed card! I love the layers! Thanks for joining us at the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.
    DT Member-Cupcake Inspiration Challenge

  22. Thank you so much for joining us at the Liftchallenge with such a beautiful water scene card. Love the colors and sweet mermaid at the inside.
    Thank you for sending this nice card Kathy!

  23. I love the pretty combinations of the embellishments used to create your latch fold card.. Thankyou for continuing to play in the. Butterfly garden with me. Hugs Mrs A.

  24. Beautiful floral card Kathy. I like how you decorated the inside as well. Thank you for entering the Flower Power Challenge at Scribbles Designs.


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