Tuesday, May 3, 2022

myasperations 5-3-22

One of my favorite challenges, the Butterfly Challenge, offers several colors and themes we can use on our cards, plus provides instructions for a creative fold/technique that we can use if desired.  I’ve really enjoyed the current technique, Floating Strip Card, and this is my third one in the last three weeks. The front of the card is an upcycled tulip image from an old PSX Stamp catalog. The inside of the card features a little bling as I placed an intricate delicate paper doily along the top of the fold and spritzed some gold mist spray over it. The result is a very light, shimmery, echo of the doily. I cut the doily in half and layered it atop a rectangle of pink paper on the front of the card. I love how it peaks through the acetate and floating strips! My card features all four of the colors: Fuchsia and Flame, (plus a bit of Fawn and Flax);  and all three themes: flowers, floating strip card, and butterfly.

·   Butterfly Digi-Freebie from www.thetoymaker.com (Heart Butterfly)

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

·   Pre-colored Tulips image- upcycled from an old PSX catalog

·   Sentiments- Computer Generated

·   Sheer black dotted Swiss ribbon- JoAnne’s

·   Paper doily, scraps of a fuchsia plastic folder, gold spray mist, acetate, patterned paper, cardstock, and other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Passion for Markers Challenge- Week #639 Flowers
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #514-542Anything Goes                   

I had such fun creating this sweet little card. I’ve had blue features in my stash for a long time and it was fun to use a few of them on this card.  The ecstatic look on the little birdie's face makes me smile, mainly because I really like cupcakes, and so does a friend who will be getting this birthday card in a few weeks when I take her out for coffee… and yummy gourmet cupcakes at a local chocolate truffle shop!

·   Digi-2 Cute Ink Digital Stamp (Cupcake Birdie)

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

·   Puffy Heart Stickers- Sticko’s

·  Sentiment “Sweet Birthday Wishes”-Imagine That digi set (Company no longer in business)

·   Yellow photo corners are available from several web sources (WXJ13 Photo Mounting Corners)

·   Blue feathers, patterned paper, cardstock, and other items from my stash.
Entered into: 
The Paper Shelter #509 Birthday Card
Digi Chooseday Crafting Challenge- Week #18 Anything Goes  
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- May                        
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes (Optional Twist- Birds of a Feather)
        Since I’m a DT for QKR Stampede (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

I won this adorable digi, named Best Buds at a Whimsey Challenge a few years ago. Was fun to finally put it to use in several challenges including Papercrafts’ Animals on the Farm (every farm need barn kitties and at least one dog!), and Path of Positivity’s Celebrate Something Special about your Pets (in our family of six kids there was always a menagerie of animals- dogs, cats, parakeets, guinea pigs, salamanders and more! But I especially liked the dogs who were great cuddlers!)  

·   Digi- Whimsy Digital Stamp (Best Buds) Also available in unmounted or cling-mounted

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

·   Puffy Heart Stickers- Sticko’s

·   Inside Sentiment (divided)-Eureka Digital Stamp (Smile Somebody Loves You) Also available in unmounted or cling-mounted

·   Patterned neckerchief and denim paper- Hobby Lobby

·   Cardstock, a scrap of twine, and other items from my stash.

Entered into:  cowboy paper-whimsy Best Buds digi- inside QKR sent
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes
Papercraft Challenges   Challenge #81-Animals on the Farm
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #108 Fur Babies
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday  (Anything Goes)


  1. Oh Kathy I am so so in love with this last butterfly entry from you. The card is so pretty. Thankyou for coming and playing in the butterfly garden with me. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Such a cute card, Kathy. Thank you for entering our Birthday Card Challenge on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. Looking forward to seeing you again for our next challenge. Have a happy day. Hugs, Lori

  3. Oh my word, I am so envious of your friend! Wish I could share that cupcake date with the two of you! Your card is utterly adorable, and I love your feathers! Thanks for sharing this with us at The Paper Shelter!

  4. Amazing card. Well done Thanks for joining us at Patterned Paper Challenge

    DT Patterned Paper Challenge

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  5. Love the floating strip technique on your pretty tulip card, Kathy and great colouring of that lovely butterfly Digi...
    Thanks for playing along with us at Passion for Markers this week! Lisa x

  6. A very pretty card Kathy. The butterfly is coloured beautifully and looks fab against the tulips. Thanks for joining us at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x

  7. Thanks for playing along with my flower challenge over at PFM this week.
    Love n hugs

  8. Absolutely cute card .. love the image.
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Craft Challenge
    Good Luck
    Rose DT

  9. Adorable card Kathy. I like the country vibe to your card. Thank you for entering the Domestic Fur Babies Challenge at Scribbles Designs.


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