Saturday, November 18, 2017

Mostly Christmas

I've had a super busy week at the office. Have been stamping when I get home in the evening (stress therapy) but didn't take photos until I had finished up a bunch of cards today. (I love spending Saturdays in my craft room. So... will be posting several tonight and tomorrow. Enjoy!) 

Many years ago I saw a simple card like this that inspired me. Finally creating a card that contains similar images and a beloved scripture verse. Used a set of baby feel from Biblical Impressions (available at to make the front of the card. To make the inside handprint, I traced my hand on a piece of scrap paper, cut in out and used it as a stencil and stamped a  small heart stamp in red.  The scripture stamp is also from Biblical impressions, however, it looks like it is no longer available. They do have an unmounted stamp of this verse that should work, you could even cut it apart for use (like I did with mine!)Am entering the card into several challenges including Beccy's Place Fifth Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge (for the letter "N" as in Newborn King!), QKR Challenge (the company that now carried Biblical Impressions stamps!), Word Art Wednesday, and two of Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenges.
Entered into:
Beccy’s Place Challenge- November                                       (
QKR Stampede- Anything Goes                                              (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes               (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- Anything Goes   (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for Nov   (
One of my paper artist friends at wecraftcards offered a midweek challenge that includes a fold I have never made before. Called a Bridge Fold, I was amazed at how easy it was to make. You can find a great youtube tutorial here  ( The stamp is one I've had forever from a company named Uptown Stamps.
Entered into: 
We Craft Cards Wednesday Challenge- Bridge Fold     (
The Paper Shelter- #318 Add Some Snowflakes            (

I found the definition of unique here- Printed it up on my computer using the Papyrus font. Found directions for making the hanger from a paper clip on Pinterest and the ties were made with misc. scraps. Seems like I never have enough guy cards, so will be making more of these! Added stitch lines with a white gel pen so that it meets the requirements of the current Simon Says Monday Challenge. 
Entered into: 
SimonSays Monday Challenge- It's a Stitch Up    (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge 190     (

I won this wonderful Christmas set of Whimsy stamps last month and am having fun using it. This time, I kept the card simple, to follow a current sketch challenge at Bugaboo stamps. Am also entering it into Whimsy's current challenge, plus three "critter" themed challenged (Simon Says, Cute Card Thursday and Di's Digi Stamps.) The sentiment is from Beccy's Place, Seasonal Windows digi set, which is a favorite of mine! (I did have to cut it down a bit to fit on my card, which fits into a regular mailing envelope.)
Entered into:
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge                 (
Whimsy Stamps Challenge- #101 Anything Goes              (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Furry Friends            (
Cute Card Thursday- #504 Birds/Animals                         ( 
Di’s Digi Stamps- Things with Wings, Tails, Feathers     (   



  1. What a wonderful card Kathy, the little feet are gorgeous! Great idea to use a baby stamp for the Newborn King... I never would have thought of it, but I'm definitely adding it to my inspiration list.
    I've never heard of a bridge card either, but I've added it to my list, it looks like a great fold. I love the colour scheme you chose and the snowflakes are gorgeous. The sentiment is sweet too.
    Your Unique card is lovely, the colour combination is wonderful. I like the little coat hanger you made from a paper clip, it's super cute.
    I love the paper you've used on your last card, particularly the dark green holly. And the little kitty image is so sweet! Your colouring is fabulous.

  2. Its very beautiful, and thank you for joining in the challenge of Whimsy Stamps Challenge blog.
    Hugs Astrid (CDT)

  3. love your adorable unique card Kathy, what fun to add all those ties, thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

  4. Beautiful Christmas card Kathy, love the cute cat image. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  5. Lovely group of cards, Kathy. Thanks so much for joining Stella Says Sketch!

  6. super sweet cards, luv the designs! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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  7. You've created some beautiful cards. Loved looking at them all. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge xx
    Patsy - DT

  8. Beautiful card Kathy! Love the tiny feet...perfect with the sentiment! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

    Brenda DT

  9. Beautifully shaped card and those snowflakes are stunning. Thanks so much for playing at The Paper Challenge Add a Snowflake this week! Hugs:) Audrey DT

  10. sweet!.Thanks for joining in our challenge of Whimsy Stamps Challenge blog, good luck Sabrina DT

  11. What a super sweet project you have for us today, so well thought out and put together a fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way, we are so lucky you have entered our WHIMSY STAMPS challenge blog so beautiful to look at good luck hugs Tracy x

  12. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  13. Fun stuff here! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Julie, DT member

  14. Gorgeous ccards! Specially the kitten. Love it
    Thank you for joining us at Whimsy Stamps Challenge blog! Hester

  15. Gorgeous card and so cute. Thank you for joining us over at Di's Digi Designs and hope to see you again soon.
    Deborah A


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