Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fall & Christmas Cards

For two weeks I've been fighting one of the 832 viruses making the rounds of the Midwest in the USoA. But... since I didn't want to share the germs I decided to stay home and rest. Oh, and cruise the web and stamp. (You can sneeze and blow your honker while doing both and not offend anyone!) In the process, I stumbled upon a few new stamping blogs. One of them offers a challenge called "Snippets." The name made me smile because when I was growing up my mom teased me about the many hours I spent with scissors, making "snipples." (I still like to do that… but now it's called fussy cutting!)  Decided to make a CAS card to enter into the Snippets challenge, plus AAA Card Challenge and a few others. 
Entered into: 
AAA Card Challenges- Sketch                                        (aaacards.blogspot.com/)
Pixie's Snippets                                                        (pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com)
Cute Card Thursday- Anything Goes                            (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge 186           (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)

A few months ago I won a few images from Di's Digital Stamps. This sweet one named Penny's Star was fun to use for a two Christmas challenges this week, plus Di's Digital Add a Sentiment Challenge.
Entered into: 
Di’s Digi Stamps- Add a Sentiment                                        (disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- Anything Goes   (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Christmas                   (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychalleng

Love this sweet little trio of fall stamps that were the recent Bugaboo Free Friday images. Created a card using the CAS-ual Friday Sketch and the WeCraftCards Joy Fold to make this fun card.

Entered into: Bugaboo 
We Craft Cards Wednesday Challenge- Joy Fold Card     (wecraftcards.com/forum)
CAS-ual Fridays- Sketch                                                         (CAS-ualfridays.blogspot.com)
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes                                         (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)

My third and final entry into the current challenge at Victorine Stamps features a wonderful harvest image from createwithtlc.blogspot.com.  Was fun to use a metal charm that I've had in my stash for nearly a decade. (It's amazing what a person can find when organizing a craft room!) I also provided a close up to show the beautiful details in this image. It is truly lovely!
Entered into: 
Victorine Challenge- Harvest                                                  (vostamps.blogspot.com)  
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge                                (desiref.blogspot.co.za)
Deep Ocean Challenge- Colors of Autumn                          (deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes               (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)
Calling All Sista’s- Color Challenge                                       (callingallsistahs.blogspot.com)


  1. Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well! But it looks like you have been having fun AND created a fabulous bunch of cards! Your Christmas card is adorable! I love how you have cropped the image in close and how you added the dimension with the little bear!! super cute! Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs and CHNCC2.

  2. Great Halloween card, very dramatic. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards and hope you feel better soon.

  3. Perfect Fall/Harvest inspired card, thank you for linking up with us over at Victorine Originals and we hope to see you link up more projects in the future ~ DT MaryAnn https://vostamps.blogspot.com/2017/09/victorine-originals-challenge-mood_29.html

  4. Wonderful Fall/Harvest card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Victorine Originals! Have a great day! :)

    Theresa (Victorine Originals DT)
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  5. I really like the look of that Autumn card! The little gold leaf clip worked perfectly on it! Thank you for entering this card into the Victorine Originals mood board challenge!

  6. Your harvest card is very pretty! Isn't it great to finally find a perfect home for that special piece? Thanks for joining in on our mood board fun over at Victorine Originals. Happy Fall! ~ DT Jamie

  7. Hi J Kathy! How lovely that you came to play with us - LOVE your Halloween card and your words really made me smile. You'll fit in fine here for sure!

    Lovely to see you in the Snippets Playground! Come back soon - we like warm seats on our swings - snigger :) x


    Di xx

  8. I love how you've used the sketch to create a great Halloween card, Kathy! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  9. fabulous halloween card, thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards!

  10. Aww Penny looks adorable, gorgeous card........ Thanks for joining us at Di’s Digi Challenge and using one of Di’s images :)
    Wendy xx

  11. Kathy this is beautifully crafted and perfect for our 15th ‘ATG with CREATE WITH TLC’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}
    PS. They are all so fun


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