Thursday, November 23, 2017

Mid-week Posts

My entry in Beccy's Place Fifth Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge for the letter "T" features one of Beccy's free images that I am calling "Trio of Bells." I printed the digi onto vellum and colored it with Tombow markers and white gel pen.  Paired with a silver embossed stamped sentiment the card is oh so pretty!
(Oh my! I was just alerted by Beccy that this isn't her image. So... I did a bit of research and discovered that it is actually a free digi from TLC Creations- which is one of my other favorite sites for beautiful digis!) 
Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- November                                        (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- Anything Goes    (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for Nov    (
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge                                  (         
Several years ago I developed a few designs for a friend who owned a small stamp business. This Viking was one of the designs. I live in the Midwest, where there are LOTS of Minnesota Vikings fans, plus married into a Norwegian family, so the cards I make from this stamp are pretty popular. For this card, I added an extra layer to hold the three section sentiment and added torn paper to provide a bit of texture.
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Tear It Up              (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge 190        (

I've owned this PSX stamp for many years, and love the bold image that it provides. For this card I made a box fold base that is a variation of a design that I found here On the back of the card is a story about the Real Santa Clause that I clipped from a Salvation Army newsletter years ago.  
Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- Here Comes Santa Claus       (
Sketch Saturday Challenge  #490                                 (


  1. Your cards are fabulous but I really LOVE Santa! Fabulous design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Here Comes Santa Claus’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  2. Truly beautiful creation and Santa image! Thanks for joining us for the Double D, "Here comes Santa" Challenge.

  3. Your bell card is absolutely beautiful Kathy, the image is stunning. I'd love for it to be one of my designs, but sadly it isn't. Credit has to go to another artist for the magnificent drawing.
    I love the Viking card you made, the sentiment is great and brought a smile to my face. The little Viking guy is very cute and you coloured him beautifully. I really like all the torn edges too.
    Your Santa Claus box card is wonderful. The image is lovely and festive and good old Santa looks as jolly as ever. The story of the real Saint Nicholas is what really makes this project extra special though, thank you for sharing it.

    1. Beccy, thanks for the heads up on the bell card. I spent some time picking out free images from your site to use in the alphabet challenges and didn't realize that I had added one in from TLC (who also offers amazing freebies!) I made that correction on my write up.

  4. A fab trio of cards, love that you printed the first image onto vellum its so pretty
    Hugs Kaz xx

  5. Beautifully created Santa card and image! Thank you for joining our Santa challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  6. Lovely card Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations, Louise DT x

  7. Viking card is totally fun, love it! thanks for joining us this week on Simon says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! barbara

  8. I love how you have used Santa as the focal point from the sketch. Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday last week!

  9. Kathy this is just so creative and perfect for our 16th ‘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}


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