Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Another DT Opportunity

Many months ago I had applied to be a DT for Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog. However, due to some family health emergencies, it didn't work out for me to actually join the Penny's Team until this week. Julie, the owner of the weekly blog, has been so patient and helpful as I finally can dive in, so I'm very excited to post my first card as one of her  Design Team members.  (I know that there will be many more to follow.) Here goes! 
The adorable image, named "Baker Girl" is from an Etsy shop named Time for Tea. The artist/owner, Jo Davies, has many wonderful images. (You can find her here- https://www.etsy.com/shop/TimeforTeaDesigns) And, if you stop over at Penny's Blog (http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com) you can enter this week's "Anything Goes" challenge for a chance to win three of the Time for Tea digis. I used Spectrum Noir markers to color the sweet image, mounted it onto some yummy brownie scrapbook paper (recently purchased at JoAnne's), added a computer generated sentiment printed on vellum, and finished the card off with several puffy stickers (from a 99 cent pack I found at Walmart, Sticko brand.) Now I need to bake some brownies! 
 
Entered into: 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #346-347 Anything Goes     (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                               (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)

Used a Fiskars hexagon punch to create the background for this card. Am entering it into several challenges including Paper Smooches (the sentiment is one of their freebies, you can get it here- www.papersmoochesstamps.com) and Double D's Challenge- Don't Bug Me (the bee image is from an All Night Media wood mount stamp). I did paint a little Radiant Pearls on the bees wings to add the sparkly translucency. 
Entered into: 
Paper Smootches- Anything Goes            (papersmoochesstamps.com)
Double D’s Challenge- Don't Bug Me      (daranddiane.blogspot.com)

Had fun making this z-fold card with Bugaboo digi named Alligator Balloon. I used a tutorial entitled "How to make a z fold card in 7 easy steps" but used a strip of acetate on the top of the card to serve as the base for the floating balloon. Really was pretty easy to make! (Find the tut here- papercraftinspirationsmagazine.co.uk/category/how-to/z-fold-card.htm) 
I added a yellow circle behind the alligator so there will be a hidden place to write a greeting inside of the card. 
 
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes                                        (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Anything Goes    (a2zscrapbookingblog.com) 

I love the Callin' All Sistahs monthly challenges that remind me to send notes of encouragement to people I know that are living through health issues. Right now these cards go to one of my Sistahs (by birth) who is recovering from stem cell replacement transplant for Multiple Myeloma. One of her sons coaches a youth baseball team that just won a state championship. So I think she'll like this card. I plan to write, "You're hitting the Big C out of the park, Sis!" I love that lady!
The paper behind the medium blue square is actually a grey crosshatch. (You can see it in the close-up photo. The baseball is made from a white scrap of textured paper that feels like leather. I found a photo of a baseball on the web that showed the stitching, lightly sketched the circular lines with a pencil, punched holes with a needle, then added the stitching with embroidery floss! A little time consuming, but I think the results are kinda nice. 
Entered into: 
Calling All Sista’s- Color Challenge #16       (callingallsistahs.blogspot.com)

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Kathy, so glad to have you on the team :-)
    Julie x

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  2. Great design on your 'bee' card Kathy! Well done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Don’t Bug Me!’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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

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  3. Love your Bee Happy card. The hexagons are lovely and I love the Kraft! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Don't Bug Me, Donna, DT Member.

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  4. So so cute, thanks for playing along at Catch The Bug.

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  5. wow that is such a creative way to make the stitching and looks so real! Your Sistah will love this I am sure, especially as so much love has gone into the making of it and the thought behind it. We are so pleased you shared with us at Calling All Sistahs and send our love to your Sistah

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  6. So glad you're finally on the team Kathy! What a great card to kick start your creative showcase! Such a sweet image - I love her determination! And oh my, that paper may just be the end of me! Such a great idea to print your sentiment on vellum!

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  7. Congratulations on your new DT spot. You deserve it. Fun cards you submitted today to all the challenges. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

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  8. I love your little baking girl and the yummy paper too. Thanks for sharing with CHN patterned paper challenge.
    Margaret

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  9. Very nicely designed creation and love the awesome colours for our "DON'T BUG ME" Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw. ♥ DOUBLE D ♥
     [aNNie DT member for Double D Challenges]

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  10. Congrats on joining the Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Design Team, your DT project is really cute!! And so is your dino card!! Thanks for playing along our August challenge at a2z.

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  11. SQUEAL!! Such a NEAT Card!! I LOVE the Die Cut Baseball!! Thanks for joining Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge and hope you'll play again this month!!

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  12. Congrats to you being part of a design team! Such fun cards! That looks great having the baking girl on brownie paper. Such a cute alligator on your z fold card! Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking for the August challenge.

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  13. Congrats on the new DT! Love the cards you've shown here. Thanks for joining us at the Catch the Bug Challenge. Julie, guest designer for Bugaboo Stamps.

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  14. Thanks so much for playing along in our Anything Goes Challenge at Catch the Bug! Love your projects! New challenges coming up tomorrow!!!

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