Sunday, August 30, 2020


Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card for the August Progressive Freebie Challenge at The Outlawz.  Because I participated last month, I received this month's image for free:  It's Tea Time from The Paper Shelter (thank you!).

For this card I used the precoloured version.  I fussy-cut the image and added Glossy Accents to the clocks, cup, and goggles.  I adhered the image to the background provided using foam tape and then adhered the background to a lace border and then to an embossed panel.  I printed a digital sentment on kraft cardstock and die-cut with a stitched tag, tied with baker's twine. For a close-up, see photo below. I punched two sizes of butterflies and added gems to the bodies.  I finished off the card by adding gems to the four corners of the background.

Digital image and background:  The Paper Shelter - It's Tea Time
Digital sentiment:  My Paper Crafting
DiesSTAMPlorations Stitched Tags Nesting Dies, Die-Versions Whispers Lacey Dots border
Embossing folder:  Tim Holtz Sizzix Bingo
Punches: Recollections Butterflies
Other:  Baker's twine (American Crafts). Glossy Accents, gems

I was inspired by the following 10 challenges:
Cardz TV 122 AG 2/3
Carlin's Kaartenparadijs Anything Goes 2/3
Polkadoodles 35 Anything Goes 2/3 
STAMPlorations Summer AG UE
The Outlawz August Progressive Freebie Challenge
The Paper Shelter 438 Use a Number (see clock and embossing folder) 1/3
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 2/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!


Donna said...

Fabulous card and like your color combo, I have the same colors coming up in a couple weeks! Like that tag too!

Liz said...

Super card, Kitty and a great colour choice. xx

Jacq said...

Gorgeous card Kitty! I love the colours you've used and the embossing and die cut edging. That sentiment goes perfectly with the image. I'm looking forward to what next month's image brings!

DT for The Outlawz

Donna said...

Kitty, this is lovely! Love the blue with the browns. Really striking color combination! And I love the pre-colored version of this stamp. Your sentiment is perfect to go with this image! Glad to see you creating again. I missed your cards! Take care!

Chandhini said...

That's a beautiful card, love how you placed sentiment on a tag. Love the convenience of pre colored digis, though I haven't tried them myself.

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card, it all looks so good together. It's been so nice also to see another post here. xx

Cards By MI said...

Fabby creation with lovely design and colours. Love the use of the image! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs

karin said...

Beautiful image Kitty. Love all the additions on your card.
Thanks for joining again the Challenge at Carlin's Kaartenparadijs.
Karin DT

carla said...

That's a great card.
Lovely design and beautiful colors.
Thank you for joining us at Carlin's Kaartenparadijs.
Good Luck !
Carla (DT)

Nelly said...

you've bee very creative! , love your colour choices too! Thanks for sharing at challenge: crafty Hugs Nelly DT X

Bunny said...

Cute card. Love the tag and the sentiment. [Bunny]

Petra Swart said...

Hi, Kitty, what a lovely surprise to get your comment on my blog, thank you so, so, so much for that, you have made my day!!!!!!!! We are all well, but things in our country are not what we would like it to be and, yes, the farm murders are very, very upsetting and all is not published so the situation is worse than what it might seem to the rest of the world!!!!!! Our government is so corrupt and not fit to run the country, they have really done bad over the last 26 years since they have taken over and a lot is to be said about the way they get away with what they are doing!!!!!! People get away with things for which they should be in jail and a lot of criminals are walking free and don't have any fear for the police!!!!!! Over here we feel that criminals have more rights than we who obey the laws!!!!! In George we are really lucky to have a very peaceful town where things are going well, in the bigger cities things are worse. We do not know what the future holds and the next election might turn things around very much!!!!!! The ANC gouvernment is doing so poorly, hopefully people who voted for them in the past will realize that they will have to move away from them and vote for someone else, the problem is just that some of the other parties are even worse than the ANC!!!!!! It is so sad to see what the country was like when the ANC took over in 1994, compared to what we have today, the ANC has ruined about everything!!!!!!
And as for our little darling, Timmy, he is still fine, but also getting older now, he will be 16 years old in Oct!!!!!!! He is so spoiled, but he brings us so much joy!!!!!! So happy to hear that your three babies are also OK, but it's so sad to see them getting old and having health issues, hey. Give each of them a great big hug from me!!!!!!
So nice chatting to you Kitty, it was so nice of you to pop in, I really appreciate that!!!!!
Keep well!!!!!

Margreet said...

Stunning card in a beautiful color combo!
xxx Margreet

Linda Simpson said...

What a fabulous card, love the rich coloured and embossed background along with the gorgeous image. Great sentiment too.
Linda xxx

cotnob said...

A super card, a fabulous image, great fussy cutting and lovely embossed panel.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Verna Angerhofer said...

A really wonderful card design. Thanks for sharing. Take care and stay well.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is a gorgeous creation Kitty, I adore the colour palette.

Sybil B. said...

Your card is so lovely, so many beautiful details you added. Thank you so very much for entering your card in Polkadoodles Week #35 Anything Goes Challenge!
Sybil B.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Amazing design, Kitty!! Love so much the colours combo, that gorgeous blue tone and kraft are wonderful together! The image is so beautiful and that lace border adds sweetness and a more feminine feel! Love the embossed ackground, the cute butterflies and tag!
Hugs my dear friend!!!

Suzanne H said...

I'm so glad to see you blogging. I just read some of your comments and you are so blessed to have such good friends in the blogging world. You're a special person. This is a great card, I love the layout.

Fikreta said...

Wonderful card!

Lisa Lynn said...

This is beautiful. Just love your design.

Judy V said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 18 at Gem of a Challenge!