Thursday, November 29, 2018

Christmas Hope

This entry for Beccy's Place Sixth Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge inspired by the letter "Y" is Yankee Blue [night sky.] The patterned paper is from my scrapbook paper stash and the digi image is a freebie from Beccy's Place named "Mums Coat." [find it here-] I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and white gel pen, fussy cut the image, added Polar White Flowersoft to the stargazers hood and then adhered her to the card front.  I added a pink vellum heart on the Christmas star then layered the word Hope die cut from black cardstock. [The hope mini-die is just $3.99 and 50% of the price is donated to breast cancer research. You can find it here-] The inside greeting is from a Beccy's Place digi set named "The Nativity."
Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Month of Holiday Cards Letter Y      (
The Cutie Pie Challenge #129 Winter Layers                               (
Kitty Bee Designs- #132- All Wrapped Up                                    (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                              (
Word Art Wed Challenge- #362-#363 Anything Goes              (

I needed a birthday card for a little friend and when I found this image from Time For Tea Designs I knew it would be perfect. [It is a freebie for members of the Time for Tea Designs Community Page on Facebook.] The princess is colored with Spectrum Noir markers, white gel pen and gold gel pen [to add golden pattern on her gown.] The stars in assorted sizes area made with glitter gold paper, a star die cut and star stencils. The inside sentiment is from Birds Cards []
Entered into: 
CAS-ual Fridays- #213 Shades of Gold (Logo)                               (
Time for Tea Challenge- Anything Goes  [FB or web]                  (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes                      (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #210                            (
Outlawz Challenges- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes             (

This week's Monday challenge at wecraftcards is to create a card with letters as the focal point. I dug through my stickers and didn't find anything that thrilled me. Then remembered that I had lots of letter tiles in my scrapbook stash... and hit payday! Love these elegant lettering tiles which create Christmas cards in a flash. Was so quick and easy that I made two cards with a few differences, the color of the layering paper and straight edge vs. decorative scissors. Which do you like best?
Entered into: 
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge-Christmas Letters                (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #413 Anything Goes   (


  1. All of your cards are just lovely. Beccy's image is just darling on the dark background. I couldn't choose between the two Noel cards both are stunning.

  2. Your stargazer card is gorgeous Kathy, love the deep blue background and the wonderful star with the heart and "hope" die cut over the top. Great job colouring the image too.
    I'm certain the princess on your second card is going to be popular with your little friend, what a sweet design. The sparkly stars are sure to be a big hit!
    Love the Noel cards, what gorgeous letters! The embossing and gold finish is so luxurious and gives your cards a really elegant look. I love both of them, but I think the one with the green border might be my favourite... I like the decorative edge. Beautiful!

  3. Oh my....that is such a beautifully moving card! I love to stand out in the cold like that just looking up at the stars...enjoying a moments silence during the Holiday season :) Thank you for sharing with us again at Craftyhazelnut's PPC XXX

  4. A beautiful set of Christmas cards.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Happy Little Stampers Xmas.
    BożenA DT HLS

  5. What beautiful coloring! I bet your friend will love that princess card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! :)

  6. So many beautiful cards! Love them all! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!


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