Sunday, September 17, 2017

Seeing Stars

My final card for this weeks Simon Says Monday Challenge. Used a cute Christmas image from Di’sDigis. Traced a star stencil and then colored the image that fell inside of that shape with my Spectrum Nior markers. Dappled a bit of gray along the edges of the star in the open areas. I think this technique is called spotlighting? I just know that it really simplifies coloring larger images. (Am entering it into a few challenges. One, the Christmas Card Throwdown, requires the use of Pink, Green and Red. The pink is a little hard to see in this photo, but Penny’s cheeks are a pretty blush pink.)
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Written in the Stars         (
Christmas Card Throwdown- Pink, Green and Red            (

Another card for AAA Card’s Autumn Colors challenge. The thank you sentiment is stamped with white pigment ink on Kraft cardstock. Added a large skeleton leaf that I’ve had in my stash for some time, tying a small white bow to its stem to match the white ink. Simple!
Entered into: 
AAA Card Challenges- Fall Colors    (

Love this sweet image and sentiment, which are both freebies from Printed the gingerbread guy (and one cropped image of his right hand) on Kraft paper and shaded them with tan Tombow marker. Cropped and printed the mug, marshmallows and candy cane on white cardstock, added coloring with Tombow markers. Adhered it to the front of the gingerbread guy and then added the shaded hand with mounting tape (to make it 3-D). The frosting doodles were added with white liquid applique.
Entered into: 
Whimsiedoodles Challenge- Anything Goes: Dress Up     (
Power Poppy- Krafty Coloring                                                (  
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- Anything Goes   (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for Sept  (
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop                                                            (

Made a simple yet elegant card with scrapbook paper, patterned vellum, a scrap of white lace with lavender velvet ribbon, a strip of wide ivy green satin ribbon and a sentiment printed on my computer. Plan to add a few pearls once they come up for air on my workspace. I can't find them anywhere!!
Entered into: 
Victorine Challenge- Pearls & Lace                                    (    
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                 (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge 186               (


  1. You asked about the giraffe image I used for one of my posts.. Well here you go.. I hope that helps!!
    your newest stalker,
    Shawna from TheGrandStampede

  2. beautiful that cute image...thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

  3. I love combining gingerbread with coffee. One of my favorites drinks at Starbucks is the Gingerbread Latte (only available at Christmas). Thanks for sharing your sweet cards.
    Karen L

  4. I love all your fab creations! The gingerbread image with coffee is sooo cute, love it!

  5. What lovely and varied cards. The spotlight technique is really effective and one I have never tried. Very clever.
    Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Throwdown.

  6. Such a gorgfeous orange and the use of that skeleton leaf is fabulous. Thanks for joining in with the Autumn Colours Challenge at AAA Cards.

  7. Great cards!! Love your gingerbread man :)

    Thanks so much for sharing :)

  8. What a beautiful array of cards! LOVE the gingerbread man card; so sweet!

  9. Hi Kathy! I sent you an email, did you receive it?

    1. Yes. I just did. Thanks for the note. You are sweet to email. I just responded!

  10. Great CAS wedding card-hope you found your pearls-------Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x
    love the other cards too

  11. Oh how Lovely... beautiful wedding card! Another Wonderful take on the Victorine Originals Mood Board! Have a great day!

    Theresa (VO DT)

  12. Another great card Kathy - love that skeleton leaf! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  13. What a wonderful wedding card and perfect entry into the challenge at Victorine Originals (hope those pearls turn up soon....) DT Heather

  14. Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Victorine Originals Challenge Blog.

  15. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Craftyhuzelnut's Patterned Paper, we hope to see you back again. Hugs Agnieszka chanya13

  16. I like your Mr. & Mrs. card. What a great idea just using that as a sentiment for a card - I struggle with what to say on a wedding card; but love the simplicity! Thanks for joining us at Victorine Originals for our mood board! ~ DT Jamie


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