Saturday, July 15, 2017

Craft therapy session

After putting in a long week of meetings and trainings, I needed some craft therapy! So put in many wonderful hours of time last night (actually until the wee morning hours) and felt the stress just melt away! 

Love this flurry of color rising to the heavens! Had fun using one of my old Kaleidacolor ink pads to meet the components of the top row: butterfly, single layer, and stripes. 
Entered into
Double D Challenges- Pastels
      (daranddiane.blogspot.com)

Another challenging challenge entry- to distress it! For this card I’m using torn paper and a hand-bent a piece of metal to shape a central focal point for the card. I even burnt the tip of the metal to try to add a little bit more distress to my creation... and didn't even hurt myself in the process!
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Distress It                  
     (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)

My next card is my third entry into Poppy Power’s current challenge-“Copy a Bloomie” i.e. their design team members. This one was inspired by a beautifully elegant card created by Katie Sims. (I provided a photo of that card below.)  For this card I was able to use some of the lace scraps that I inherited from my dear mom's craft stash. She would have loved that I upcycled it for this card, especially since the card also featured beautiful roses, her namesake flower! 

Entered into: 
Poppy Power- Copy the Bloomies                                 
    (http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2017/07/on-case.html)

One final card during this therapy session that helps me beat the July heat in Wisconsin. A Christmas card that meets the requirements of many challenges. (Before blogging and following so many challenges, I had no idea that Christmas in July was such a big thing! But, I am lovin’ it since I am a Christmas year round kind of gal!)
To make the frame, I cut a square from a plastic lace tablecloth that I found at, of all places, a hardware store. I was there in search of another set of magnets for my MISTI, and found a beautiful assortment of plastic lace tablecloths when walking through the housewares section. Who knew that a hardware store would provide card making supplies!
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamps- Christmas in July (Make It Sparkle)  
     (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
Cas-usal Fridays- Christmas in July                                   
     (cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com)
Deep Ocean Challenge- Christmas in July                    
     (deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Use Plaid                          
     (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
Cute Card Thursday- Ribbons & Bows                          
     (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 
Send a Smile for Kids- Christmas in July                                  
    (sendasmile4kidschallenge.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge                                        
     (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Christmas Cards All Year Round                                  
    (christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge    
    (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for July  
     (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk)

10 comments:

  1. The roses look lovely and that lace background is wonderful. Very pretty. Thanks for playing in our July Power and Spark challenge.

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  2. Your mix of lace and plaid makes a striking design, Kathy! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  3. What beautiful creations! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Pastels’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  4. Beautiful cards and thank you so much for sharing them and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

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  5. Lovely selection of cards. Thank you for sharing and for playing playing along with us at CCAYR.
    Have a wonderful day!
    ♥ Lena ~ DT
    Lena’s Creations

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  6. Great cards!
    Thanks for sharing them at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge extra for July!
    Monica - DT

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  7. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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  8. You certainly got your retail therapy in with all these beauties! Love your Christmas card! Thanks for playing our CAS-ual Fridays challenge!

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  9. Love craft supplies from hardware stores!! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge :)

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  10. Beautiful cards and all so unique. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Craftyhazelnut's Patterned paper Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

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