Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Candy Corn

This week the wecraftcards Forum is having a Crop with the theme "Game Time." One of the Friday challenges was to use create a card with "word tiles" like in the game Monopoly. It took me a while to come up with this card using a Bugaboo ghost image. Used scrapbooking letters for the Boo and a freebie sentiment inside [from decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot]. A question for you- Can you name the snack the little spook just enjoyed?" [For the answer check out his tummy.] 
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #618     (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                 (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)
Stampendous 31 Days of Halloween Challenge              (stampendousblog.wordpress.com)

The new weekly challenge at Simon Says Monday is called "Take Flight." I decided to make a card using a fun image that is actually a freebie [find it at winkwinkink.com] Chalked in the clouds with a homemade template, a makeup sponge and blue chalk. The wonderful purple balloon is made from a scrap of a plastic document folder.  [If you follow my blog, you'll see that I use these almost as often as vellum… which I use a lot. You can find them in office supply stores. They come in a pack of assorted colors, are very translucent and are often cheaper than colored vellum.  Plus you can write on them with a fine-line permanent marker and they are also easy to fussy-cut with a nice, sharp pair of scissors. So, they make wonderful balloons! The only challenge is that tape or adhesive will show through, so I use an Exacto knife to cut small strips on each side of the balloon. Then, when tracing the balloon onto the document page, I sketch "flaps" on the sides, placing them where they can be slipped into the small cuts and taped to the underside of the card.) The fun sentiment is computer generated.      
Entered into: SS Monday wink freebie
Simon Says Monday Challenge-Take Flight                 (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)

I need to start building my Christmas cards for this year so made a card to enter into this week's Creative Confettis challenge at Power Poppy. The goal is to create a card that uses my monogram as the base upon which I pick the items/techniques used for my creation! In my case, K= Kraft Brown paper, M= Metallic gold, and A= antique [the sparkly gold paper in the ornament is upcycled from my mom's stash of old cards. I'm guessing that it is at least 50 years old.] The JOY image is a freebie from papercraftsmag.com/content_downloads/Joy.jpg
The scrap of sparkly upcycled paper allows me to enter the card into Cute Card Thursday's challenge "Sparkle" and the gold cord and gold photo corners add a bit more elegance to the card. The inside sentiment is computer generated.
Entered into: 
Cute Card Thursday- #553 Sparkle                                      (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Three Little Letters      (powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2018/10/creative-confetti-three-little-letters.html)
Word Art Wed Challenge- #358-359 Anything Goes       (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #409                  (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Happy Little Stamper- Christmas-Anything Goes            (happylittlestampers.blogspot.com)
October Rudolph Days Challenge                                        (scrapsoflifebyscrappymo.blogspot.com/2018/10/october-rudolph-days-challenge.html)


  1. Great trio of cards, Kathy! Love your adorable ghoul, flying girl and Joy. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome make with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! hugs, Maura

  2. Hi Kathy,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    what a very lovely card and such a super design too.
    Love the bauble in the middle of the word joy.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT.

  3. As per usual these are lovely cards.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  4. My goodness, that is a fine trio of cards.
    The Rudolph Days Entry is so lovely. The freebie JOY sentiment is fabulous ad thanks for the link to pick one up, as well.

    I loved the inside version of each of your cards. You do a wonderful job of the inside finishing.

    Thanks for taking part in the October Rudolph Days Challenge.

  5. Your little ghost is so cute, love that you made him transparent to see what he has eaten. Fun! Thanks for joining our sketch challenge at Catch the Bug, good luck in the draw.


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