Monday, December 25, 2017

Celebrating Winter

Made a New Years card with a free New Year 2018 digi from TLC (available right now at http://createwithtlc-createwithtlc.blogspot.com/2017/12/bring-on-2018.html) and a free digi from Beccy's Place (find it here http://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2010/01/printable-5.html). You can't tell from the photo, but the green bottle is cut from a scrap of a translucent document folder. They come in a pack of assorted colors, are available at office supply stores and are cheaper than colored vellum. I especially like the look of the strawberries reflecting through the "bottle."  I also layered a square of this green folder behind the sentiment. Lastly, since the original freebie from Beccy has wedding rings drawn at the bottom of the scene, I fussy cut around the bottom of the wine glasses and strawberries and slipped the sentiment under them, to cover the rings. (Beccy calls such action "extending" an image, so I know that she won't mind me repurposing her wedding digi!) Am entering this into several challenges, Beccy's Place and TLC (Doing Life) plus others that focus on New Years and Parties and other Celebrations.   
Entered into: 
SumMoreFun  Challenge- Happy New Year           (summorefun.com)  (Add what inspired you; photo, colors, theme)
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Party                      (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
The Paper Shelter- Birthday / Celebrations            (thepapershelter.blogspot.com.ar)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Party Time     (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
Beccy’s Place Challenge- December                          (beccysplace.blogspot.com)
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge                    (desiref.blogspot.co.za)

One of my favorite parts of blogging is meeting some wonderful people. This past week a wonderful new friend gifted me with 1o new digi images. I've had so much fun playing with them these few days of Christmas vacation. This is the first! It is from Whimsy and is called N'ice Friends. I love it! (Thanks, Linda!)
Oh, and the sentiment is  from Beccy's Place digi set named "True Beauty." 
   
Entered into: 
Whimsy Inspirations- Anything Goes                  (whimsyinspires.blogspot.com)
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge  (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
Double D’s Challenge- Baby Its Cold Outside    (daranddiane.blogspot.com)
Penny's Challenge- Snowmen                                (pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au)

I wanted to make a card for the current Calling All Sista's color challenge and this sweet kitten from Penny Black wanted to help spread some Christmas cheer! The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!

Entered into: 
Calling All Sista’s- Color Challenge                                                 (callingallsistahs.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #363 Anything Goes  (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for Dec             (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com)
Cute Card Thursday- #509- Anything Goes                                  (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 

25 comments:

  1. I love your card from Whimsy and the others are gorgeous as well. Thank you for joining in the challenge of Whimsy stamps challenge blog.
    Hugs Astrid (CDT)

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  2. Love your New Year card. The layout is so fun.
    Paulette

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  3. 😁😁😁 Aaaahhh, This post made me so happy!!! (It also made me cry, but I'll hold you accountable for that some other time!) What a gorgeous creation Kathy!!! That's such a fun stamp. I love the colours you chose for it! Love your kitty card too! Thank you for entering our challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges, and good luck in the draw!! Linda 😘

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  4. A perfect card for our challenge, Kathy, a great New Year's card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  5. How cool is that?! I LOVE what you've done with the wedding digi Kathy, what a great idea... and you're absolutely right about me not minding. I'm always so impressed when people figure out new ways to use images, being creative is what it's all about. I love your idea of using translucent paper to create the bottle. Seeing the strawberries through the "glass" is very cool.
    Your second card is wonderful Kathy, that little snowman is adorable! His little face is so sweet. I like the way you've co-ordinated the colours in the image with your paper and embellishments, it looks great.
    The last card in your post is lovely and festive, and the kitty is super cute too! I like the big heart with the sentiment and the sparkly brads too. Well done.
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  6. Such a sweet image! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside (winter)’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  7. The snowman card is wonderful for the #360 snowman challenge for Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges Blog! Adorable! Thanks for linking. From a new DT member, Becca

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  8. What great cards, love Your New Year card, festive and appropriate for this time of year. Thank you for joining us at SumMore Fun, I am looking forward to seeing more of your creations ~DT Heather (SumMore Fun/Victorine Originals)

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  9. Thank you for sharing your wonderful Whimsy card (I'm loving your other cards as well), and for joining in with the Whimsy Stamps challenge this month and good luck. Hugs Janine DT xx

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

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  11. Great cards, love so much design and coloring! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Happy New Year! barbara

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  12. So glad you shared these fab makese with us at Whimsy. Well done! jackie DT xxxx

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  13. I really love that new year's card you created! It matches our challenge at SumMore Fun perfectly! Thank you for linking up with us.

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  14. 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

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  15. Gorgeous creations.
    Thanks for using the sketch of Stella Says Sketch.
    xxx Margreet (DT)

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  16. Great New Years card for the Victorine ~ SumMoreFun challenge, thank you for joining in with us. DT MaryAnn

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  17. Your adorable, jolly kitty is a great way to encourage someone at this time of year. Thank you for joining the Calling All Sistahs challenge!

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  18. Such cute cards! Your New Year's one is perfect for our mood board! Thanks for joining us at SumMore Fun! ~DT Jamie

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  19. Great cards! Thank you for playing along at SumMore Fun Challenge Blog. DTM Lisa

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  20. What a great card for our challenge, Beautifully done. Thank you for joining us over at SumMoreFun challenge blog. I hope to see more of your creations. -DT Amy

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  21. What a great project thank you for joining into our challenge over at Whimsy challenge blog
    Michelle DT

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  22. lovely set of cards, so glad to see you play at CAS.

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  23. Oh My Word....I LOVE Gingham paper, fabric, ribbon. Your card for Calling All Sistahs is just too adorable. Thanks for playing along with us. Good Luck! Hugs, :)

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  24. Kathy this is beautifully crafted 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.
    Hugs
    DesΓ­re
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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