Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Gifts, winter and parties... oh my!

Love this sweet little bear from DisDigis (named Candy cane Bear.) Because he is bearing a gift of candy canes, I am entering him into Di's "Holiday Gifts" challenge. The wonderful Hello Friend sentiment is from Beccy's Place digi set named "True Beauty."  To add some depth, I popped his legs, left paw and top candy cane with foam tape. 
Entered into:
Di’s Digi Stamps- Holiday Gifts                                                        (disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
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) 
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Make it Pop            (a2zscrapbookingblog.com) 

I love this spunky little penguin named Finn, created by the talented Beccy Muir. This image and sentiment from the digi set named "Fins Scarf" works perfectly for a CAS Sketch challenge from Less Is More. (I'm still learning how to control alcohol markers. Just noticed in the photo that they bled a bit on this image, especially on the top of his head. But… it just makes him look a little bit soft and fluffy, doesn't it?!)
Entered into:
Less is More Challenge-Sketch 22              (simplylessismoore.blogspot.com)
Beccy’s Place Challenge- December           (beccysplace.blogspot.com)

I save EVERYTHING including this little drink tag from a party a while ago. Decided it would work great on a card for two challenges with a Party theme. Was inspired by a few 3-D vellum lemonade glass cards that I found on Pinterest including the one here-  inkspiredtreasures.com/cards/summer-splash-lemonade-glass. Instead of vellum, I used acetate to make the Margarita glass. I scored the acetate along the diagonal, and slid the cut edges into slits in the paper and taped them to the backside of a 4x5.25 inch piece of white cardstock. Mounted the white cardstock onto a red A2 sized card. Filled the "glass" with layered scraps of crumpled pink vellum, attached with a small strip of double-sided tape. Added salt [glitter] to the rim and topped it with a strawberry image, fussy cut and covered with Judikins Diamond Glaze. The final touch was to attach the drink tag. Now, let's party!  
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Party                      (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Party Time      (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)


  1. Oh my goodness, that little white bear is gorgeous Kathy, and you did such a great job colouring him. I love the contrast with the red in the candy cane and the green in the holly.
    Your Finn card is fabulous, great colour combo. I didn't even notice the bleeding until I read your blurb Kathy, I thought it was just a little bit of shading you added.
    You've really done an awesome job on the margarita card, I particularly like the way you "salted" the rim of the glass... very clever! The addition of the drink tag was a great idea too.

  2. Lovely project!! Thank for playing with us at Di's Digi challenge.
    Nathalie DT

  3. Gorgeous card, so sweet...Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Challenge and using one of Di's images :)
    Wendy x

  4. Wow, the glass of wine seems to be real. Great effect. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  5. The Candy Cane bear is so adorable, love the 3D effect you gave it. Thanks for joining in the fun at a2z.

  6. Adorable bear. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  7. that bear is so cute! thanks for joining in at a2z!

  8. Three wonderful cards. Both critter cards are adorable. Love the fun colours on your penguin card. Thank you for joining us at Less is More.

  9. Some beautiful cards here! That little penguin looks so cosy and warm is his gorgeous scarf. A great use of the sketch. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx


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