Thursday, November 30, 2017

Three more for Christmas!

I've had fun this month creating "Partial Cards" for the Power Poppy Challenge. For my final entree, I am using their adorable Gingerbread Family Digi set. The sentiment on the inside is from the Power Poppy set, the "Hi sweetie" greeting on the front is from a wonderful Beccy's Place digi set named "Sweet Shoppe". The images are colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and white gel pen. Sweet it is! (The second photo is from the inside of the card.) 
Entered into:                      
Power Poppy- Portion Control                               (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes   (
QKR Stampede- #271 Anything Goes                            (
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge                         (
Christmas Cards All Year Round- Candies, Cookies or Gingerbread        (

The final challenge in Beccy's Place Fifth Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge is "Do What You Love." When it comes to stamping, I love coloring and fussy-cutting. And I also love making cards that are a little unusual. This card meets all of those categories. A few weeks ago I made a card similar to this, but with a different sketch. For this card, I added vellum "curtains" (made the curtain rod from a wooden skewer cut to size and glued gold beads on the ends) and the girl and her younger brother are kneeling by the window watching Santa's reindeer fly through the sky. Once again, Rudolph's nose glows red. This time with a small rhinestone. The Santa and his sleigh stamp is from a Michaels set, the sentiment on the inside section of the card is from SU, the tree stamp is from Embossing Arts. Am entering it into several other challenges, including the Cutie Pie Challenge, because the card includes a bear and it also cute! (I added a close up so that you can see all the details.) 

Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- November                                    (
Deep Ocean Challenge- Santa Clause is Coming to Town          (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- Anything Goes   (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for Nov      (
The Cutie Pie Challenge-#117 Bear Hugs                           (
I love the deep Victorian colors in current Bugaboo Challenge. They look wonderful on a tag, don't you agree? I'm also entering tis in the Paper Shelter Challenge, with the three kinds of embellishments being ribbon, die cut and pearls.
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamps- Color                                                     (
The Paper Shelter- #320 3 Diff Kinds of Embellies    (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #191           (


  1. What wonderful cards! I love the curtains on the window. How clever!

  2. These cards are beautiful Kathy, well done! I love the gingerbread cookies on your first one, you've coloured them perfectly and they look good enough to eat. Your second card reminds me of when I was a child and used to talk to my brother about Santa arriving. I would point to a line of stars and tell him it was Santa and his sleigh.
    Your poinsettia tag is gorgeous, I love the die cut and embossing. The background is fabulous too.

  3. I love all of your cards and tag. Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug. Good Luck. Our Christmas Chases begins December 2nd, hope to see you play along.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin

  4. Okay-- your gingerbread peeps are too stinking cute! Love the layout and how they are just peeking into the frame. I might need to CASE this one! :-)

  5. I love your window and curtains! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's colour challenge hope to see you for our Holiday Chaos challenges. Dawn Bugaboo DT

  6. Your cards are too beautiful. Love your window and curtains. Your tag is gorgeous and the gingerbread men are so cute. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge xx
    Patsy - DT

  7. Awesome creations, all such fun layouts. Thanks so much for playing in our 3 different embellies challenge at The Paper Shelter. Hugs:) Audrey DT

  8. Your work is fantastic. Gorgeous Christmas cards. Love it. Thanks so much for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

  9. Fantastic work. Thank you for sharing with us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Hugs, Shona xx

  10. The curtain rod idea is so creative...awesome
    Dr Sonia

  11. Yummy card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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