Friday, February 9, 2018

Play Time at Last!

I've been working on several grants so have not had much time to play in my craft room. Have the day off so am doing some "catch up" crafting. Here are the first results of my time at play!

A while ago I stumbled upon a wonderful site for free digis. (, July 16, 2013 post)  I saved lots of this artists amazing sketches for later use. When looking for Valentine type images, I decided this is a perfect (or should I say purrrrfect) fit?! Isn't it adorable? I used a silver gel pen on the buttons and hair elastic. They really reflect the camera flash. 
Entered into:
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Love In The Air              (
Deep Ocean Challenge- Love Is All Around                        (
The Paper Shelter- #325 For the One You Love                (
Cute Card Thursday- #516- Love                                          ( 
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes                                         (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                   (

I've not used many sketches in my decades of card making, But… the Sketch Saturday Challenge, and also the Bugaboo Stella's Sketch challenges are helping me learn to like using sketches. They simplify all of the struggles with layouts, which can take me loads of time! For this card, I tipped the sketch on its side and used a loop of ribbon in place of the smaller banner. Plus, lots of layering... which I always like to do!
Entered into: 
Sketch Saturday- Week #499            ( 

The current challenge at Di's Digis is "Winter."  Since it’s been very cold here the last week, it was nice to stay indoors and make a winter card instead of being outside shivering because of the real thing! And coloring this sweet image named "Izzy" in her fur lined coat and warm mittens (I'm imagining that they are wool!) helps add some beauty to an otherwise bleak time of the year. I also added a few sequins to add some sparkle and allow me to enter the card into Power Poppy and Double D's Challenges. So fun! (I provided a closeup so that you can see the sparkle, plus the exquisite details that Di puts into her creations. Doesn't that fur look soft enough to touch?) 
Entered into: 
Di’s Digi Stamps- Winter                                (
Word Art Wed Challenge- Anything Goes  (
Penny's Challenge- #366Anything Goes     (
Double D’s Challenge- Sequins                     (
Power Poppy- Love to Sparkle                      ( 
Calling All Sista’s- Color Challenge             (


  1. Certainly is cute and I love your colouring. I have several images from site too. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. These are all fabulous!! I love the icy blues on your winter card; they go perfectly with that sweet image! Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs.

  3. Wow! You got lots created in your session of crafting play time! Thanks for linking these to #366 for PPCCB! Becca=DT

  4. Thanks so much for playing along in our Anything Goes Challenge! I love your project, hope you will join us again very soon!

  5. Fabulous cards Kathy! Yes that fur does look soft enough to touch!! Beautiful creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Sequins’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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  6. Fantastic cards, how fun! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  7. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.

  8. Your card is super cute! Love the adorable image. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  9. This is adorable :)
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter. Good luck in the challenge. :)
    Hugs Anna DT

  10. Cute card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D sequin challenge. We hope to see more of your designs in future challenges.
    DD DT

  11. Your card for Calling All Sistahs is just adorable. Your colouring is amazing and I love that sentiment. We are so pleased to see you and hope you join us again for our new challenge on the 18th x

  12. What a cute card!

    Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter, good luck! Hugs Susan X

  13. Such as cute card!! I hope you will continue to play along with us at Calling All Sistahs!!

  14. So many adorable cards! I love them all, but that last one really speaks to me! That little girl all bundled up is so sweet! Thanks for sharing with us at the Calling All Sistahs Challenge!

  15. Hee hee she looks all warm and ready for some cold weather. These are cute. Thanks for playing in Power Poppy's Power and Spark challenge this month.

  16. Beautiful cards, lovely colours and great designs also! Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)


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