Friday, January 19, 2018

Happy [craft room] Camper 3

Bugaboo Stamps is celebrating their 8th Birthday this week with daily challenges. Day 4 is a Bingo Challenge. I created my card using the center column- down (cupcake, bugaboo image, bold colors.) The inside sentiment is from a Beccy's Place digi set named "Feathered Friends."  PS I love making these fun backgrounds with strips of patterned paper. You can find the instructions here
I'm also entering this card into a few other challenges including Simon Says Monday challenge, Birds of a Feather. But first, I had to google and make sure that a penguin is classified as a bird. It is. Also entering into the SumMoreFun Challenge since the colors on the card are on the mood board (almost EVERY color is in this card!) Plus, I added a large dose of sprinkles to the cupcake with markers to match the mood board sprinkles. Yummy!

Entered into:
Bugaboo Stamps- BINGO                                                   (
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Birds of a Feather      (
SumMoreFun  Challenge- Mood Board                          (  
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                (

I was thrilled to win several digi sets during Beccy's Place 5th Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge during November. This is one of those sets. It's named "Disco Fever" and I am finally getting time to use it. (I love playing with new sets!) The details on the dancin' diva image makes me giggle. Notice the wonderful 60's era metal belt? The bangles and hoop earrings? The arm flaps? And it appears that she might have burned her bra during anti-war demonstrations and never replaced it. Ha! 
Used some wonderful 60ish looking patterned paper from my stash and put my Spectrum Noir pens to work. Plus, you can't see them in the photo, but I did add a few metallic highlights on the jewelry and belt with a sparkly silver gel pen. Realized that I needed to provide a space for the sender to write a greeting, signature and possibly notes. So added a scrap of vellum that allows writing space plus allows the patterned paper to show through. And, the vellum is attached with the two short sentiments. (Also, after taking the photo I realized that I need to add more coloring to her skin. Haven't yet mastered skin tones with my alcohol markers and even colored pencils are challenging as skin often looks blotchy. So… used the light touch that chalks can provide, but need to make that light touch a bit darker. And… she is rockin' the blue eyeshadow but definitely needs some blusher or in the 60s it was called rouge!) 
Lastly, this is a Tri-fold shutter card (tutorial is here- 

Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- January                                      (
Deep Ocean Challenge- Something New                          (
Cute Card Thursday- #512- Something New                   ( 
Penny's Challenge- #363 Anything Goes                          (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Add a Sentiment   (
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- New To Me        ( 

I just love this adorable little fairy digi (from a Craftin' Desert Diva digi set named "Magical Day"). Crafted this card for the current Craftin' Desert Diva Challenge on FB to match their Winter mood board. Stamped the snowflake wreath on vellum and embossed it with silver peart EP to give it a frosty look. (Am unsure who made the stamp. Removed the rubber from the wood years ago.)  To get a closer match to the mood board, I  stamped layers of trees along the bottom of the card, stamping the image a few times before re-inking to get the foggy/frosty effect. Had planned to just attach the vellum right to the card front, but the flakes didn't stay out enough on the grey parchment paper. Thought maybe if I cut the center of the wreath out, and had the little miss coming out through the flakes it would help. Didn't work. Finally, decided to cut an oval of dark grey cardstock to slip beneath the snowflake wreath.  It worked! Finished the card with a sprinkling of glitter and sentiment from a Beccy's Place digi set named "Narcissus." 
Entered into: 
Crafting Desert Diva-  January Mood Board                                 (
The Cutie Pie Challenge- January Blues                                         (                
QKR Stampede- #279 Anything Goes                                             (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #192                           (


  1. Kathy, your background is amazing. Great card. Thanks for joining in the Bugaboo 8th Birthday BINGO Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  2. Thanks for helping us to celebrate our 8th Birthday Party this week by entering this beautiful creation - GOOD LUCK - I hope you are one of our winners!
    Jen L

  3. Gorgeous card Kathy! Love the embossed snowflake on the vellum...perfect for the fairy! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

    Brenda DT

  4. What a fun image and I love the card. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  5. What a fabulously colourful birthday card Kathy, I love it! The little penguin standing behind the cupcake is adorable and you did a great job on the colouring. The "sprinkles" are a nice touch.
    Your tri-fold shutter card is awesome... or should I say groovy?! I love the patterned papers you used, they coordinate perfectly with the image. I was pleased that you noticed all the little details on this one... she's one of my favourites.
    The fairy card you made is beautiful, the image is just lovely. I really like the addition of the grey oval in the background, I think it lifts the wreath and really makes it stand out. Lovely.

  6. Super CUTE cards! I really like the added touch of the Sprinkles! Those are the best part of a cupcake! LOL Thanks for playing along with us over at SumMore Fun Stamps! :)

    Theresa (VO Stamps/SumMore Fun DT)
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  7. Wow so many awesome cards. I love the groovy one it did make me smile.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

  8. Super fun cards!! Thanks for linking up to our New To Me challenge at a2z.

  9. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 363, Hazel DT - and also for my Patterned Paper January challenge – hope to see you again soon x

  10. Great cards, love Your cupcake and that sentiment is awesome! Thank you for joining us at SumMore Fun, looking forward to seeing more of your creations. DT Heather

  11. I absolutely love that background that you created with the strips of paper! How pretty! It is the perfect fit for your cupcake card. Thanks for joining us at SumMore Fun Challenges!

  12. Great cards! Your background with that cute penguin is stunning. Thanks for playing along with us at SumMore Fun Challenges. DTM Lisa

  13. A beautiful card. Thank you for sharing at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

  14. Cute cards!Love the birthday sentiment and the tri-fold card! Thanks for joining us over at SumMore Fun! ~DT Jamie

  15. Oh Em Gee - that disco dancer is fabulous! You've done a great job with the tri-fold shutter card. Thanks for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking.


  16. Fabulous cards....Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge :)
    Wendy xx


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