Friday, December 8, 2017

The Holiday Fun Begins!

This card was inspired by one created by the talented Jessica Frost-Ballas at Used an SU die, made the holly leaves with paper scraps and a sharpie pen, the berries are red rhinestones.  Entering into several challenges, including Bugaboo Bingo (top row, except used red rhinestones instead of pearls… which I can't find on my desk right now!)

This is Jessica's card that inspired me- 
Entered into: 
Less is More Challenge- Red & Green                                                 (
AAA Card Challenges- Christmas                                                        (
Double D’s Challenge- Beginning to Look at Lot like Christmas  (
Christmas Cards All Year Round- Anything Goes                            (
Bugaboo Stamps- Holiday Chaos (Tues- Bingo)                               (

The current Art Impressions challenge is named "Funny and Punny."  I used a fun AI image featuring Bernadette (the beauty holding the cake. I love that even her name is punny!!) I printed the sentiment on my computer. It reads, "It's your birthday? For goodness cake…" The inside reads, " … that's reason to celebrate!"  
Entered into: 
Art Impressions- Funny & Punny                              (
The Paper Shelter- Birthday / Celebrations            (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #191     (
The current Calling all Sista's color challenge inspired this card. I used the Hero Arts Goldfish clear "color layering" stamp set. I popped the goldfish up with foam tape, plus added a few pearls. The sentiment, from the set, is stamped with orange ink on vellum.

Entered into: 
Calling All Sista’s- Color Challenge                                (
Cute Card Thursday- #507 Anything Goes                  ( 
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Make it Pop   ( 

I've always liked making tags. Either to use on gifts or to attach to the front of a card. Decided to go with a non-trad color scheme on this one, mainly because I wanted to use the beautiful teal bling! The sweet little happy birthday tag is from LOTV "Sentiment Tags" digi set. I hand-lettered "Jesus" on a blank tag to finish the greeting.  
Entered into:
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- Anything Goes   (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for Dec   (
QKR Stampede- #273 Anything Goes                                  (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Gift It                          (


  1. Looks great! Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  2. Fabulous CAS card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  3. Lovely collection of cards.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra challenge
    Julie T

  4. Simply perfect! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Red & White with optional touch of Green’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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

  5. Super card for AAA Cards Challenge, the red letters look striking against the white background. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  6. Wonderful cards. I really love the top card, however the two white 'merry' words cover up the clear, clean, uncluttered and unembellished space that we love to see in CAS designs at Less is More. Nevertheless that is a gorgeous card xx

  7. Love your work Kathy, well done on the fish card been eyeing those images off for while now but own too many neglected stamps...
    Thanks for popping across and joining my blog and leaving some encouragement on the Snippets post, I will link ver next post all being well amd welcome you.
    Re cardboard.. it’s not just cereal boxes, I used and yoghurt pack of four outside covering with brushos on lates post if you check it out, also mesli bar boxes have light packaging. I think you could get away with some colours ie grey and beige but not trialled it yet. I rarely eat cereal so not many boxes and current cereal doesn’t have white or cream backing either.
    Just ask folks ie family to keep eye out for you .. at Christmas with packaging eg round lots of gifts there will be white card.
    The yogurt one with brushos was really interesting as it was so textured prob from glue used, you can see it in photo on Wed post.

    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  8. Beautiful creations. Love your embossing. Thanks for joining us at the Holiday Chaos 2017 BINGO Challenge, Lisa Lynn GDT.

  9. The tag is utterly beautiful, I always love working with kraft and darker card stock and you have worked wonders.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

  10. The goldfish card you entered for the A2Z Scrapbooking challenge was beatiful. It just caught my eye. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  11. Such a beautiful card! Love the design! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

  12. Great collection of cards & love your Christmas tag! Perfect way to add a personal touch to any gift! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  13. A super design, adding great interest without interrupting that lovely white space. Sorry for the late visit and thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  14. Great CAS design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge Blog. Hope you will join us in future challenges.
    DD DT

  15. This is just so elegant and totally chic!!! Love it. Thank you so much for entering the CCAYR (Anything Goes) Challenge this month. Lots of luck to you and I hope we see you again very soon. Sue Pxxx DT

  16. Amazing creations Kathy and that goldfish card is such an original take on our challenge, love those pearls! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Calling All Sistahs Encouragement challenge and we hope you'll come back soon! Gwendolyn

  17. Love all of your cards, but that Gold Fish one is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at the Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge!

  18. Lots of great cards on your blog today. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede! Julie, DT member

  19. Lovely CAS card. Love the design. Thanks for joining us at Double "D" Challenges.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

  20. Wow beautiful cards. The gold fishes look awesome and I love the pearl bubbles!! Thanks for linking up to our challenge gallery at a2z.

  21. Absolutely stunning, all of them! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the a2z Scrapbooking Blog's December "Make It Pop" challenge!
    Leslie, a2z DT
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    Love To Scrap!


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