Sunday, March 6, 2022

myasperations 3-6-22

This is my first entry into the Butterfly Challenge, which is one of my favs!  Each challenge offers several themes that we can use as our guide, plus a specific creative fold that we can use if desired.  The current challenge is to create a Book Binding Fold Card and the sponsor, Mrs. A, provides easy-to-follow instructions.  My card includes the fold, butterflies, a pretty strip of ribbon that has a braided/woven texture, and all four of the colors (although the blue looks darker in this photo than it looks on the card!) The butterflies were printed on a transparency sheet that I've had in my office supplies since the late '90s! That might be why the black printer ink didn't dry. So I embossed the butterflies with fine-line black embossing powder, then colored them on the underside, then fussy-cut and attached them to the card. 
·   Butterfly Digi- Fred She Said (Butterfly and Blossoms)

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

·   Front Sentiment “Happy Mother’s Day” from Beccy’s Place Digi Set (My Mama)

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

·   Acetate Transparency film, black embossing powder, braided ribbon, floral paper, and clear laminate from my stash.

Entered into:  
Gem of a Challenge- Week #5 Anything Goes                                
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- March                    
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Anything Goes

My first entry for the new challenge at Double D’s is a baby onesie shape card that includes a pocket. I used a template from a cardmaking class I attended years ago, and the sentiments are computer-generated.  I gave this card a feminine feeling by adding paper lace, buttons (sewn in place with a needle and thread), and delicate floral patterned paper. In the past, I’ve made a masculine card with a denim bib and red bandana.  

·   Wood mount Button stamp- Stampin’ Up hostess gift years ago

·   Sentiments- Computer Generated

·   Patterned paper, flower punches, silver brad, paper scraps, and paper lace from my stash.

Entered into:  
Passion for Markers Challenge- Week #630 Feminine
Double D’s Challenge- Something with Pockets         
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #533-534 Anything Goes                   

My final post is for the Scribbles Designs “Winter Wonderland” challenge. It features an adorable Scribbles digi, plus a snowflake die-cut and patterned paper from my stash.
·   Digi- Scribbles (Snow Kisses)

·   Clear stamp set and inside sentiment- Art Impressions (Crazy Cat Lady)

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

·   Front Sentiment- desertdiva freebie (Hello How are You?)

·   Inside Sentiment- “Warmest Wishes” from a Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Christmas Cardinals)

·   Snowflake Diecut- from a package purchased at JoAnnes

·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #106 Winter Wonderland
Digi Chooseday Crafting Challenge- Week #9 Anything Goes    


  1. Hi Kathy all your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Hi Kathy, what a super cute baby bib. Unfortunately I can't see any colouring with markers on your creation and that is the only rule we have over at Passion for Markers. We really appreciate you taking the time to enter. Our brand new challenge starts tomorrow morning at 9am so I hope you will be able to join us again. Hugs, Denise x

    1. Oh, Yikes! Thanks for the heads up, Denise. I usually do color my cards, but this time I was focusing on just the feminine theme. I'll try again next time.

  3. So beautiful.

  4. All are beautiful Kathy but I LOVE that cute little baby onsie! Adorable! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Pockets’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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  5. Amazing card. Well done Thanks for joining us at Patterned Paper Challenge

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  6. Adorably cute cute onesie! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}
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  7. All your cards are awesome, and that little baby jumper is just so stinkin' cute!!! Lots of wonderful work here, and a great take on the Mood Board. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Pocket Challenge, we hope to see you back again soon.
    Judy~ DD DT

  8. where there is a will there is a way and glad you got there in the end with the butterflies. Love the resulting card. Thankyou for coming and playing in the butterfly garden with me this challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. WOW! Love you colouring of SnowKisses and your card looks awesome! One of my favs from this challenge! Thank you for playing along with us at SCRIBBLES DESIGN. Best of luck! Nick DT


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