Monday, October 8, 2018

Hooo loves holidays?

My final entry into The Paper Shelter's current challenge, "Time to Celebrate," is a Christmas card. Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. And, I am blessed to be married to an amazing guy who also loved Christmas.  We even got married on December 30th so that the church would be decked out with Christmas decorations. We've celebrated 40 Christmases since that day… and have the boxes of decorations to prove it! I picked up this wonderful holly vellum a few years ago and just found it when organizing my stash. The sentiment stamp is unmounted and I have no idea who made it. [If anyone recognizes it, please let me know. When I stripped dozens of stamps from the wood mounts years ago I never realized that I'd want to identify them. Because… well… I couldn't image that I'd ever have a blog. Now I cannot imagine NOT having one!]
Entered into: 
The Paper Shelter- #356 Time to Celebrate                                   (
Simon Says Wed Challenge- Let's Get Ready for Christmas      (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #406 Anything Goes  (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                               (
Happy Little Stamper- Christmas-Anything Goes (ribbon)       (
Happy Little Stamper- CAS- Vellum                                               (

I love using vellum to make the ghost on this cute Bugaboo image named "Ghost Peeker." The sentiment on the inside of the card and background subway image on the front and are both from TLC Creations [] I added wiggly eyes to the front image because… well… wiggly eyes are so fun.

Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamps- October Anything Goes                         (
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Frightfully Fun   ( 
Stampendous 31 Days of Halloween Challenge                 []
Cute Card Thursday- #550 Anything Goes                        ( 

For my final card in this posting, I made a Tri-fold shutter card (tutorial can be found here- Used a few of my favorite wood mount stamps from Stampscapes [which sells amazing scenery stamps] and the owl is from a company named Northwoods [that used to sell wonderful wildlife stamps. Sadly, I cannot find them via google so they must no longer be in business.] The sentiment is computer generated.
Entered into: 
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge #6                                                  []
DigiStamps4Joy- #153 Anything Goes                                          (
Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration &  Challenge   []
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #208                        (


  1. Beautiful cards. Thank you for joining us at CCT.x

  2. Great creation. Thanks for joining us at Catch the bug this week.
    Natalie: DT.

  3. What an elegant card! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps. We hope you'll join us again soon!

    Scrappy - Bugaboo Stamps DT

  4. The "spooky" card is so cute!!! Love the sentiment inside too! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at a2z.

  5. Very elegant Christmas card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge.

  6. This is a super cute - love what you did!
    Thanks so much for playing along with this weeks Catch The Bug Blog/Bugaboo Stamps Challenge! We hope you'll join us again this week for our newest challenge!

    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Min - Bugaboo Stamps DT

  7. Really pretty creation! Love it! Thanks for linking up at HLS!

  8. The holly vellum is gorgeous tied up with the pretty green ribbon, Kathy. Thanks for sharing your card with us at HLS Christmas.

  9. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for October!
    Monica - DT

  10. Nice cards! That owl looks really cool! The Halloween card is cute with the googly eyes and the ghost! Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.

  11. A very beautiful design. I love how you used your ribbon.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Happy Little Stampers Xmas.
    BożenA DT HLS

  12. Kathy this is another beautiful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES or USE THE FREE IMAGE option challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}


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