Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Creating Just For Fun

Have you missed me?  Well, I've sure missed posting and I miss hearing from you all.  I've been so caught up in life recently, and taking care of "life" that I've forgotten to take some time for me and just sit down and create something that's just for fun. I'm sharing a sweet and simple little card that I created for some challenges that inspired me.
I used Crate Paper's sweet Little Bo Peep patterned papers which I inked and arranged according to the sweet sketch this week at Taylored Expressions.  Then, I cut some wool felt flowers in shades of yellow, tied with baker's twine, and added little green buttons to the flower centers with more yellow baker's twine tied in their middles.  I ran a sentiment strip of paper (again following the sketch), and I used a Poppy Stamps Die (hello) for the sentiment.
Here are the various challenges that inspired my creations, and where I'm linking my card:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Summer Garden - I created my Summer Garden using soft, sweet felt flowers.

Poppy Stamps Challenge #21 - Tic-Tac-Toe - I chose a diagonal approach by picking Yellow, Twine and Flowers.  My sentiment is the Hip Hello from Poppy Stamps.

Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday Linky Party - Anything Goes 

Scrapy Land Challenge #43 - Anything Goes - I used the Hip Hello sentiment die from Poppy Stamps.

DLArt June Linky Challenge - Anything Goes - I love playing along in Diana's fun challenges whenever I can.  Be sure to check out all her wonderful seam binding and twine in the DLArt Shop, and come play along!

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Happy crafting!


  1. Karen, it's so lovely! I absolutely LOVE green and soft yellow together, and you've done just a fantastic job with this card. I've never been able to get my felt to die-cut cleanly...maybe I use the wrong kind, too soft. Anyway, your flowers are just the perfect soft textural touch. Really well done! :) Take care, --Kathryn

  2. Your card is beautiful ! Those papers and your flowers are lovely ,beautiful colours.

  3. So pretty, Karen! Beautiful felt flowers and one of my favorite "hello" dies!

  4. Wao Karen your card is so adorable, so delicate!!! I loved it!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenge!

  5. This is such a sweet card! I love the color scheme and that paper is so pretty! Your flowers are great and I love that you used buttons for the center of your flowers! Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  6. This is so pretty Karen, I love the design, so many fun elements and I love the layout.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes JUNE Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  7. Beautiful card Karen - it is so refreshing at times to take yourself aside and simply sit and create, and this is a fabulous result.

  8. super joli, frais et printanier, biz

  9. Lots of great layers and textures on your card! Thanks for playing along with us at Poppystamps this month.

  10. Karen, it's so good to see you taking some time to craft in your busy life! I'm so happy you were inspired to make this gorgeous card and link up to Scrapy Land! The flowers are gorgeous and I love that hello die cut! Thank you for joining Scrapy Land challenges! Hugs! Sara Emily Guest DT

  11. Ohh, yellows and greens shades combination has always been a favorite of mine!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!
    hugs Zoey

  12. This is a beautiful card design Karen! love the pretty papers and flowers.
    Thanks for joining us over on Poppystamps blog.
    Pam x

  13. Wonderful! The felt flowers are yummy and I love the mix of papers and elements!