Friday, December 29, 2017

Treats and Sparkles

The current Power Poppy Challenge is entitled 12 Days of Christmas. Am entering this Gingerbread encircled treat holder into the Day 7 Challenge- Altered Container.  Used an empty frosting container and the adorable digi set from Power Poppy.  I love printing them off on kraft brown paper and adding a bit of color with alcohol markers, the finishing the treats with white "frosting" with a white gel pen. Yummy!
Entered into: 
Power Poppy- 12 Days of Christmas-Day  7    (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #363 Anything Goes  (
I enjoy trying to come up with ways to "extend" my stamps and digis, using them in unusual ways or to follow a theme. This is an example that. On my card, Eureka's "celebrating kitty" stamp is jumping for joy while enjoying a gingerbread cookie. Another little gingerbread guy is trying to hide. I guess that he doesn't want his head bit off!  I'm entering the card into a few challenges including a  Christmas challenge, one at QKR (that sells Eureka stamps),  Pixie's Snippets because I used odds and ends of papers to make the card (a scrap of vellum and holly scrapbook paper, a corn from a red plaid napkin, and small pieces of kraft paper on which I drew and colored the little ginger guys), and Di's Digi Stamps because the theme is Holiday gifts… and I think that Gingerbread is one of the yummiest parts of Christmas. I often package them up to give as gifts. (Will be using the Power Poppy Gingerbread Family digi set to make treat containers like the one featured above!)
The sentiment is from a Beccy's Place digi set named Candy Shoppe. 
Entered into: 
QKR Stampede- #276 Anything Goes       (
Di’s Digi Stamps- Holiday Gifts                 (
Pixie's Snippets-  Week 311&312                ( (note want prize in comment)            
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for Dec      (

Am having fun making cards that Sparkle for the current challenge at AAA Cards. The sentiment is from a digi set called "Medley of Greetings 1" from tlcCreations (now on sale for $1.80 at a sparkly butterfly with some gems from my stash plus added a bit more bling with two small rhinestones and silver corner mounts. Lots of deep maroon backdrop makes the card a CAS plus helps the sparkles pop.
Entered into: 
AAA Card Challenges- Sparkle   (Add logo)                       (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes         (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes             (
This beautiful digi, named Lizzy, from Whimsy Stamps was offered as a freebie on the "Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration" FB page in mid-September. I finally had some time to color it. Mounted the sweet image on some tissue wrapping  paper that I found when looking for sparkly things to use on cards for the AAA challenge (in the process discovered that I have enough glitter and glittery things to last a lifetime!) Finished the card off with aqua photo mounts that I've had in my stash forever and a freebie sentiment from desertdiva (
Entered into:
Whimsy Inspirations- Anything Goes                   (
Cute Card Thursday- #509- Anything Goes        ( 


  1. Great snippets card Kathy - love that happy cat :) I'm amending your link on my blog as it points just to your home page (ie. the latest thing you published) and not this post directly. It's not a problem, it just means that anyone coming to peek from the Playground won't be looking at your snippets entry. And I do love the use of parchment as well - works so well with the red gingham.


    Di xx

  2. Beautiful Kathy, and thanks for joining in our challenge at Whimsy stamps challenge blog.
    Hugs Astrid (CDT)

  3. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project, and for joining in with the Whimsy Stamps challenge this month and good luck. Hugs Janine DT xx

  4. Gorgeous projects Kathy, you've done an awesome job. I love the decorated canister, the colours are lovely and bright - perfect for the Christmas season. It was a great idea to upcycle a frosting container too.
    You're very good at extending your stamps, which is something I love also love doing. The cat looks very happy with his gingerbread treats, and I must say, the gingerbread don't seem to upset about it either. The vellum background looks great and allows the beautiful patterned paper to show through.
    The CAS style GEM card is lovely. The butterfly you created is beautiful and looks wonderful against the maroon background.
    Your last card is so sweet Kathy, the image is adorable. I love all the pretty colours you've used and the sentiment coordinates perfectly. Great job!

  5. You are one busy stamper lately. These all look great. ADORABLE container with the gingerbread around the base. That is just darling. A keepsake after they eat the goodies inside. hee hee

  6. 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

  7. What a cute project! The gingham works well with the adorable image - glad you were able to use one from Eureka. Thanks for joining us at the QKR Stampede weekly challenge. Have a great new year! Dorothy S, DT member

  8. Your Lizzy card is so sweet! Love the added photo corners. Thank you for sharing your card in our challenge at Whimsy Stamps

  9. Fabulous card, Kathy, and I love how you added the gingerbread men to the cat. Fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us in our "Anything Goes" or "Snowmen/Snowflakes" challenge at QKR Stampede. Good luck and come play again tomorrow, won't you?
    NanaConnie DT

  10. What a fun card! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  11. Wow this is wonderful thank you for joining into our challenge over at Whimsy challenge blog
    Michelle DT

  12. Super cute! thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards!


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