For this week's challenge at QKR Stampede, I used a Eureka digi image (ES-digi21901-boy-and-cat-in-pumpkins) that you can find on Beccy used a word die on her card. I sketched a template for mine because I wanted the letters to be large and … well... I didn't have a "Boo" die! I also wanted the little kitty to be peeking out from one of the openings so the large letters gave me several cat sized openings from which he could peek.
PS Stop on by the QKR Stampede where the weekly challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded qkrstampede.blogspot.com)
Mod Squad Challenge (modsquadchallenge.com)
Cute Card Thursday- #551 Halloween (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com)
Double D’s Challenge- Scarecrows and Pumpkins (daranddiane.blogspot.com)
Di’s Digi Stamps- Include a Pumpkin (disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Stampendous 31 Days of Halloween Challenge [stampendousblog.wordpress.com]
The new Paper Shelter challenge is "Music or Dance." I was inspired by a card on Pinterest to make this card and had recently found one of those micro mini punches at Goodwill so was fun to have that to help with brad placement. [They aren't perfectly straight, but they work just fine.] And, when I pulled my box of brads off of the shelf, I found my missing circle dies hiding there. Guess they wanted to fraternize! Put them to work making this card. Took a little time to string the guitar with a silver cord, but was worth the effort. Wasn't sure what I'd use for the card sentiment, so I went through my stash of unused sentiments that I've stamped over the years but set aside. This one jumped out at me. However, I have no idea what company makes/made it as I remember stamping it when I owned a stamp store back in the late 90's and was making display cards. [Am thinking it was a Denami or Embossing Arts stamp.] The stamped image had faded a bit, so I went over the sentiments and music notes with a fine-line Sharpie.
The Paper Shelter- #357 Music or Dance (thepapershelter.blogspot.com.ar)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #208 (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)
The October Challenge at Power Poppy is called "It's Your Birthday" and offers a really interesting invitation to create. Here is the info provided by this months DT hostess- "I’m challenging everyone to use their birthday month as inspiration. Make a card that either celebrates the season (Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer), any holiday that might be happening during the month of your birthday, your wedding, your child's birth, whatever that month represents to you."
My birthday month is January, so decided to make a Happy New Year card. Started out with a sweet digi from Little Scraps of Heaven that is available right now for just $1 [www.littlescrapsofheavendesigns.com/Item_1849/New-Years-Elephant.htm] I used a technique on the inside of the card to make a unique pop up card. [Instructions here- www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDodsjKFQ8A] The Happy New Year balloon image is a freebie from Desert Diva [desertdiva-hannelie.blogspot.com] and the Celebrate sentiment is from a Beccy's Place Digi Set named "Superb Fairy Wren."
Power Poppy- It's Your Bday (powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2018/10/october-power-spark-you-say-its-your.html)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com
My final card for this post uses images and a sentiment from a Beccy's Place digi set named "Tea Time." The set includes many items that fit into the teacup, but for this card, I decided the cup would hold one of the most lovable looking bears that I've seen in a while. I just want to cuddle him! To create a vintage tea feeling I used a scrap of a square doily for the table cover and antique looking floral print paper for the "wallpaper." To add some depth and texture, I lifted his head and paws from the car with foam tape squares [you can see that in the close up] and added satin ribbon around his neck and a small bow. The sentiment on the inside of the card is from another Beccy's Place digi set named "Narcissus."
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Oct (beccysplace.blogspot.com)Word Art Wed Challenge- #356-357 Anything Goes (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)
The Cutie Pie Challenge- #128 Going Girly (cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com)