Monday, October 22, 2018

Smorgasbord of designs

I was excited when Whimsy Stamps provided this wonderful, and free, digi set named "Autumn Witch Floral" to members of their FaceBook group. It includes two images and two sentiments. I used all of them on this card… which I colored in rich fall colors with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.
Entered into: 
Whimsy Inspirations- #109 Anything Goes                     (
Stampendous 31 Days of Halloween Challenge                (
Simon Says Monday Challenge-Halloween/Spooky        (
Colour Crazy Challenge- #42 Anything Goes                    (
Di’s Digi Stamps- Creepy or Cute                                        (

I just won this wonderful image from a challenge at The Paper Shelter. It's named "Purity" and I think it looks elegant in the grey and pink color scheme for the current CAS-ual Friday challenge.  The silver photo mounts add a touch of bling.  The sentiment on the inside of the card is a freebie from TLC Creations (  I added a little bling to it by tracing over the letters with a black gel pen with sparkles. 
Entered into: 
The Paper Shelter- #358 Digital Image          (
CAS-ual Fridays- # 210 Pinks and Greys        (

Used a wood mount stamp from Embossing Arts to create this Christmas card. Stamped the image on the striped paper to paper piece the scarf. After coloring the image I added depth by adding shading the scarf and around the image with a grey Tombow marker. The fun sentiment tile is from my scrapbook stash, and the brown snipper of ribbon is upcycled form a gift box of Godiva chocolates that I purchased at an after Valentines Day sale. Because... well... Godiva chocolates shouldn't go to waste [or waist?] 
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Animal Antics                     (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #408 Anything Goes (
Happy Little Stamper- Christmas-Anything Goes (ribbon)      (

I love this image named "Wee One Ladybug" from Bugaboo for the current Stella Says Sketch Challenge. I changed the position of the banner but otherwise followed the sketch pretty closely. I love how so many of the Bugaboo images include a little heart. This time I covered the heart with a dotted puffy heart sticker from a set that I found at Walmart a while ago (the packet contained 46 small school items for just 99 cents. How could I not pick up a few packages?) The sentiment is computer generated and the circle cut from background paper-bright red paper with white dots- was cut with a circle die.  
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #617     (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                 (
Happy Little Stamper- Anything Goes with Dies           (


  1. Aaahhh Kathy! I love Purity in those colours! That is absolutely stunning!! The corner photo mounts add a touch of elegance too! Just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at The Paper Shelter, and for using your new image!

  2. All beautiful creations, love all these awesome layouts and great work on all the images. Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Shelter's digital image challenge! Hugs:) Audrey DT

  3. Fab! thank you for joining us at Di's Digital Challenge, hugs Aly DT xx

  4. Love the pink and gray card! Your coloring is beautiful. Thanks for joining CAS-ual Friday's Challenge.

  5. Adorable ladybug! Thanks for joining the Catch the Bug Challenge this week!

  6. What a fun variety of cards, Kathy! Love that paper-pieced reindeer - thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  7. What great cards! But that wonderul ribbon and die-cut reindeer is priceless. Love it! Thanks so much for joining our HLS October Anything Goes With Dies Challenge.

  8. I just love your card with Rudolph! Thnks for sharing at CHNC.

  9. Such a sweet witch you brought along to Colour Crazy Challenge. Thank you so much. Sarah GDT

  10. Your card is so fabulous! Love your great coloring. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  11. Great cards. Thanks for joining us at catch the bug. Hope to see you again!
    Natalie- DT

  12. This is just too cute!
    Thanks for playin along with the Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug Stella Says Sketch Challenge. We hope you'll join us again this week for our newest sketch challenge!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Min - Bugaboo Stamps DT

  13. cute Christmas card, love that image
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner

  14. Lovely card. Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. Hope to see you next time.
    Hugs, Iwona


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