Friday, August 17, 2018


     It's FRIDAY!  And that means it's time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog.  I'm posting my fourth card as a member of their wonderful design team. QKR challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded.  Stop by the blog to check it out! (
     This was one of the first set of images that caught my eye when I got to go "shopping" for QKR and Eureka images. The cute images are named "Sneaking" and "Sneaking Away" and you can find them here-  (#Q-digi13310 and #Q-digi13303)  
When I saw these digis I knew immediately that I wanted to make a Front & Back type card. After a bit of experimenting, I decided to frame the sneaker in an oval frame that is die cut from the front of an A2 sixed card. I also cut a piece of ivy green colored cardstock the same size as the card for layering onto the front, and die cut an oval into it to match up with the card and set it aside.  
     I printed off, colored and fussy cut both images. Then, to secure the sneaker in place, I used double stick tape to sandwich a strip of acetate between the front and back images.  (To make sure the sides matched up, I put a little tape in the center, so that I could move it around a bit as I aligned the edges. Once I felt that I had a good match, I put tape along the edges and pressed them firmly to seal. I next placed the image on the front of the card to determine placement and then taped the acetate to the card front. After using a decorative scissor along one edge of the green card that I'd set aside, I aligned it on the front of the card, and then I taped it in place. A slightly larger oval was cut from patterned paper to attach as a backdrop for the runaway bear, and the card was finished with computer generated sentiments.
Entered into: 
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Stripes & Dots                     (
The Paper Shelter- #349 Punches & Dies                                        (
Happy Little Stamper- Dies- Anything Goes                                 (

     A few days ago made a card using this same image, from a company named Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez, (It is named "Snowman taking photos" and you can find it here- After printing the images I colored them with Spectrum Noir markers and then fussy cut them. Once again, I upcycled a scrap from an upcycled calendar page for the background. I next made a window card using a template I'd developed when making a Halloween card for yesterdays post. The snowman on the inside of the card is a freebie from Kinda Cute named Mini-Snowman and the sentiments are from Beccy's Place digi sets named Seasonal Windows Set and Narcissus Set. (You can find them here-

Entered into: 
Kinda Cute by Patricia Alveraz- August Challenge                     (
Sketch Saturday- Week #526                                                          ( p
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #348-349 Anything Goes     (

     This one is made with a coffee digi ( and directions for paper piecing a card ( I printed the digi stack of cups on patterned paper from an 8½ x 11 paper stack in pastel colors. I used four different colors of paper, so ended up with lots of cups when done! (Have some in reserve for making more cards in the future… maybe at craft club with friends from church!)
     I added a few steps to the directions provided through the link above. Photo 1 shows shading I added with a light grey Spectrum Noir alcohol marker which bled through to the back of the sheet… which is what I wanted it to do! Photo 2 shows the strip of transparent tape that I placed over the handle on the back of the paper to prevent the handles from tearing when cutting the centers out. Photo 3 shows several stacks of cards. I cut along the edges of the cups first. Then, before cutting them apart, I number them from the bottom up,- 1,2,3, etc. in pencil. This helps simplify things when you later start stacking them! (I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to arrange the colors when I dozens of them covering my table top. But then I was NEVER good at puzzles!
     I finished the card by adding a square doily behind them and tying on a few sweet mini-sentiment tags from Lili of the Valley. Am entering this card into several challenges, most focus on patterned paper. One, Power Poppy's Inspired by Home must depict something that reflects your home. My sweet hubby and I are coffee drinkers, so we have LOTS of mugs and cups. 
Entered into: 
Di’s Digi Stamps- 2 or more patterned papers        (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge         (
Cute Card Thursday- #543 Spots & Dots                 ( 
Power Poppy- Inspired by Home     (


  1. Great creation. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.

  2. Wow! I just LOVE all of your wonderful creations here!! That bear is really cracking me up!! LOL!! Love all of the wonderful patterns and colors on every single one of your designs...those stacking cups are really impressive too!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  3. Wow, absolutely fabulous cards, love them all!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  4. What a fun card and I love the front and back of this cute bear! I am so sorry this comment is so late. I have been having computer issues and have not had access to the internet. Anyway, I wanted to you to know how darling your card is. You created the perfect setting and details for this fun image! I hope you will join us again at THE PAPER SHELTER! I look forward to seeing more of your lovely work!

  5. A lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x


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