Friday, August 3, 2018

QKR DT Member- Week 2

It's FRIDAY!  And that means it's time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog.  I'm excited to post my second card as a DT. (It's still so fun to type that!) QKR challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded.
This week I chose to use the QKR digi image Knome in Garden. (#17903.)  The sentiment is also from QKR (#digi16108). You can find both of these items here-
I made a shape card, sketching a basic mushroom pattern. Made the mushroom cap with dotted red paper, and the mushroom base is made with a strip of wallpaper with scrap paper grass.  (I have a book full of wallpaper samples that I got from a shop years ago when they were tossing their old sample books. I do so love to upcycle!) Coloring this dapper Gnome and his "lady" friend with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers was quick and easy. I then fussy cut the image, clipping his arm from his body (Ouch... that sounds violent!) then attached his body with foam tape to add a bit of depth to the card. (You can see this in the closeup.) The little heart on the sentiment hanging between these two friends adds a sweet final touch.
Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- Don't Bug Me                                             (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #346-347 Anything Goes     (
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Anything Goes (Aug)    ( 
Mod Squad Challenge Blog- Getting In Shape                              (

This sweet little crab image is from Biblical Impressions, also available from (Item #BI-32711) is called Lg Hermit Crab. I love his wide-eyed stare! To get a nice rustic coloring, I printed the digi on kraft brown paper, colored him with Spectrum Noir markers and added highlights, and speckles, with a white gel pen. The background scene is from an old calendar page (yep… that upcycling thingee again!) The sentiments are both computer generated… and sure to bring a smile to whoever receives this fun card.
Entered into: 
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie- #99 (tropical)                              (
Bugaboo Stamps- July Photo Challenge (Tropical)                     (
DigiStamps4Joy- #151 Anything Goes (Add sentiment)            (

This entry into the Simon Says Monday Challenge "Wild Things" features a wonderful Owl image from a now vintage wood mount from Northwoods Stamps. I stamped the owl on kraft paper and colored him with watercolor pencils (adding a little more yellow in his eyes with Spectrum Noir markers and darkening his pupils with a fine point Sharpie black marker.) Loved pairing the image with this wonderful freebie sentiment from (Just did a google search and was happy to learn that they are still in business. They carry a wonderful assortment of stamps. The scenery and sentiments are my favorites! You can find them here- 
Oh, and there was no question in my mind about what animal I needed to put on this card. I am such a night owl (stay up until 3-4 AM  whenever possible) that I couldn't function without caffeine!
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Wild Things                 (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #205           (

After making three pretty intricately colored and layered cards, it was fun to create one CAS to add to the mix. A while ago I'd used my circle dies to cut a bunch of assorted colored circles so that I didn't have to pull my Big Shot off the shelf when I needed just one or two circles. Was glad that I did that because it allowed me to assemble this card in a very short time. I used a yellow circle, some yellow feathers (that I've had in my stash for like EVER!), and paper scraps to punch the black eyes and snip out the very widdo feets!  I don't have heart dies, so used one of my scrapbooking stencils to create the paper hearts. After adhering all the pieces to the card, I dug through my scrapbook stash of assorted sentiments and added the final "Love You" touch.  
Entered into: 
Happy Little Stamper- CAS- Diecuts                                 (
Cute Card Thursday- #541 Anything Goes                       ( 


  1. OMG what a fabulous card for our challenge Kathy! WELL DONE!! So glad to see you again! 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.

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  2. Love the mushroom card. It just makes me smile. Might I suggest that you enter it in the Mod Squad Challenge make a shaped card. You could win a $20 gift code to Gina K Designs. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Don't Bug Me Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!

    1. Judy, I'm not familiar with that challenge, but I like Gina K Designs. So am going to check it out. Thanks! (And thanks for the compliment. The little Gnome makes me smile, too!)

    2. I see you found us over at The Mod Squad. Thanks for playing along, and good luck. Hope we see more of you over there, I love your work.

  3. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts PP Challenge, xxx

  4. Wonderful cards. The beach card is too cute with the crab. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug Photo Inspiration Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  5. Your Beach card is gorgeous, love the little crab ...great sentiment too. It's a perfect entry for our challenge at Catch the Bug, thanks for playing along!

  6. Wonderful cards. Excellent coloring on the image. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  7. OH! Another stunning collection Kathy :D I'm guessing this is the post you meant to link for this months Craftyhazelnut's PPC ? Fabulous diversity in your creations, Thank you for sharing with us again at Craftyhazelnut's PPC XXX

  8. Fun cards!! The Gnome one is really cute!! Thanks for playing along our August challenge at a2z.

  9. Great projects!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  10. Great Projects in beautiful colors!Thank you for joining In the Word Art Wednesday fun! Ginny M DT

  11. Such fun cards! Love the owl coffee card! That gnome and mushroom card is so darn cute! Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.

  12. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at If you give a Crafter a Cookie, good luck!!! Amy DT

  13. Aww these are all lovely! Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp we all hope to see you again soon! x Zoey

  14. Super cute card for the HLS CAS Challenge. Thank you for joining in the fun xx

  15. Kathy this is a beautiful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES with add a SENTIMENT challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}


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