Saturday, October 13, 2018

Cute Spiders [Is that even possible?]

Finally found some time to make a few cards to enter in the current Stella Says Sketch at Bugaboo. Here is the second card that I created using spider images that make me smile. [Didn't think I'd ever say THAT.] I followed the sketch pretty closely, except that the top circle is die cut so that the spider image is actually inside of the card. I also used silver thread to add the idea of a "web" stretching across the card. The front sentiment is a freebie sentiment from TLC Creations ( and the inside sentiment is computer generated.
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #616     (
Happy Little Stamper- Anything Goes with Dies           (
Stampendous 31 Days of Halloween Challenge              (
Cute Card Thursday- #551 Halloween                               ( 

I had one of the cute little spiders left over, and liked the spider card with silver web so well that I used an old ring box [from my stash, of course] to create a mini gift box.  Will be giving it to one of my staff with a Lindt Lindor Truffle tucked inside. She loves them. Lindt Truffles.… not spiders!
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything But A Card        (

This week's Monday Challenge at wecraftcards is a photo challenge. The pink house in the photo caught my attention, and gave me a chance to use one of my favorite Beccy's Place digi sets named "Seasonal Windows." I did add a few shades of pink into the bricks, along with some grey and tan. The sentiment on the front of the card is a freebie from TLC Creations ( and the inside sentiment is from a retired Power Poppy digi set named "Autumn Opulence." The dining room sketch is a freebie from [found by googling "Kitchen Sketch Designs"]  I added "glass" to the window by taping a large scrap of acetate to the backside of the window frame, and added depth to the card to mounting the window onto the inside scene with thick foam tape. 
Entered into: 
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Inspire me            (
Mod Squad Challenge- Pumpkins and Gourds             (
Colour Crazy Challenge- Anything Goes                          (
Di’s Digi Stamps- Include a Pumpkin                             (
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge #24                  (
Word Art Wed Challenge- #356-357 Anything Goes   (
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Oct                                             (

The Monday Simon Says Challenge this week is titled "Cityscapes." I found a free clipart cityscape image that had a fun retro feeling and printed it off in grey scale. [You can find it here-]  I knew it would fit perfectly with a cute futuristic digi image from illustrator and children's book author Elizabeth Dulemba ( that I wanted to use. Elizabeth has created hundreds of digis and coloring pages that she offers for free download! [The one that I used for this card can be found here-] I printed off the image, then lay a strip of acetate across the image and traced the "bubble tops" of the cars.  After coloring the images I fussy cut around the car drivers and passengers. [Before doing this, I flipped the colored images over and attached a strip of clear packing tape to the backside. This helps prevent ripping when cutting around small areas.] When finished, I trimmed around the acetate bubble tops and taped them to the backside of the cars. To create a sky on the cityscape, I sketched clouds on the white expanse on the top of the image.  The sentiment is a sparkly sticker layered atop circles of black and vellum.
Entered into: cityscape Elizabeth D
Simon Says Monday Challenge-Cityscapes              (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #208    (


  1. Well I wouldn't mind these spiders popping up from my bath plug. Cute card. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Made me smile too!
    So much fun.
    Mind you I wouldn't want them calling here lol.

  3. Wonderful cards Kathy, well done! I love the cute little spiders you used on the first card and the gift box, their big eyes and happy smiles are adorable.
    You did a great job with the autumn window scene, I really like the addition of the inside of the house that you can see through the window... that's very clever! Great colouring too.
    Love the last card, there are times when I've been stuck in traffic that I actually start to feel like that big green monster! Thanks for the tip about the packing tape.

  4. Fun cityscape! Love those funky cars! Thanks for joining our challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Maura

  5. You have been busy! These cards are just fabulous! Love your coloring and just great designs! Thanks for playing along with us at Color Crazy this week and hope to see you again soon!
    Tammy DT

  6. What a lovely autumnal window card you have made here which fits perfectly the Colour Crazy Challenge this week. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Colour Crazy Challenge Design Team Member).

  7. All the cards are great but the brick colours are gorgeous, love the living room scene too! Thanks for joining Colour Crazy Challenge good luck, Dawn guest DT.

  8. Wow so many amazing projects in just one post. Loved looking at them all and I have to agree the spiders from Bugaboo are really cute. ;)
    Your pumpkin card is amazing. Thanks so much for joining us at the Di's digi designs challenge.


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

    Meena HLS DT

  10. Those spiders are a cutie and so as your other projects. We are so blessed you link your artwork with us last Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. There still a few days left for you to join us again in our current Challenge. Leaving you with the inspiration of the Scripture in 1 Thessalonians 2:13 which says, "And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe." Have a blessed day!

    JO ANN


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