Thursday, July 19, 2018

Holiday Fun + Coffee!

Made another tree card for the latest challenge at Paper Smooches, "Christmas in July." I used one of their sweet free digis to create an ornament. I used an eXacto blade to cut two small slits along one pine branch on scrapbook paper and wove a strip of red ribbon through it to make a pretty hanger for the ornament. Colored the candy cane heart with Spectrum Noir markers adhered it onto the card with mounting foam.  A red bow and computer generated sentiments finish off the simple card.
Entered into: 
Paper Smootches- Christmas in July                                  (
Kitty Bee Designs-#122 Christmas in July                        (
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Include a Tree            (
The Paper Shelter- #348 Ribbon, Lace and/or twine     (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                  (

Another entry for the Power Poppy challenge called "Inspire Me" that involves CASEing a card made by one of the DTs. Once again I was drawn to a happy card created by Allison Cope. Instead of polar bears, I used a Power Poppy Digi stamp set and computer generated sentiments on my card.
  Inspiration Card- 
Entered into: 
Power Poppy- Inspire Me                    (
Di’s Digi Stamps- Christmas in July                                (
Happy Little Stamper- Christmas-Anything Goes        (
Word Art Wed Challenge- #344-345 Anything Goes   (

Just discovered another group of fun challenges at The Happy Little Stamper. Was fun to create a few designs for the July ATC challenge that features coffee. For this ATC I used a paint chip strip because the colors and names of the paint colors made me crave a cup of coffee. I think I need a Glazed Summer Pecan Latte and  Pronto! (PS The sentiment is from
Entered into: 
Happy Little Stamper- ATC-Coffee                  (
Penny's Challenge- #389 Anything Goes        (
QKR Stampede- #304 Anything Goes            (
Double D’s Challenge- Tea and/or Coffee     (
I needed a Valentine card for a wedding gift packet and decided to use a vintage PSX wood mounted stamp (sweet little cupid) and the row of posies is an unmounted stamp but I think it might be an old one from Art Impressions.. I added a smidge of sparkly Stickles in the center of the posies, and… of course… I used some of my beloved vellum to add a special elegance to the card. So lovely!
        Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Add a Little Sparkle   (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #204            (


  1. That is such a great way to "hang" your ornament on the pretty patterned paper. Thanks for joining the QKR Stampede Anything Goes challenge this week. Dorothy S, DT member

  2. Great Christmas card! Love the heart shaped candy cane! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  3. Beautiful Christmas card Kathy. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  4. Gorgeous set of cards Kathy! All of them are absolutely fabulous! Your colouring of the candy canes is stunning!!

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  5. Beautiful cards. I love the way you attached the ribbon to the branch. Thanks for sharing your creations with us at The Paper Shelter challenge - Patsy

  6. Great coffee card Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Tea and/or Coffee’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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  7. Fabulous coffee atc, great sentiment quote. Thanks for playing at the HLS atc Challenge.

  8. Super paper on your lovely card, thanks for entering it into Craftyhazelnuts PP Challenge Xxxx

  9. Thank you for sharing your fabulous card at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.
    Kath x

  10. I love all of those wonderful gingerbread characters stamped and colored so wonderfully on that kraft background. I also love the bits of white frosting that you used for accents. Thanks for linking up and playing with us at Happy Little Stampers July Christmas Challenge!

  11. Super cute Christmas card. Thanks for playing along over on Dis digi designs challenge. Hope to see you play along again. Carol xx

  12. this is a fun ATC - great use of the paint chip
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)

  13. Cute ATC,

    Thank you for Joining us at Happy Little stampers and waiting to see next time.

    Meena HLS ATC DT


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