Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Christmas Puddin'

This entry for Beccy's Place Sixth Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge inspired by the letter "S" is Shape Card. The gingerbread cutie is and sentiment on the front of the card are from the Beccy's Place digi set "Sugar and Spice."  I colored him with Spectrum Noir markers and white gel pen. The template for the wonderful Christmas Pudding shaped easel card is a freebie [find it here- birdscards.com/christmas-pudding-easel-card] The sentiment on the inside of the card is a freebie from TLC [createwithtlc.blogspot.com]
Just discovered a blog challenge in which I HAD to enter this card, the Jingle Belles "Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding" challenge. It required that the card includes festive food. Well… I think that this card nailed it!
Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Month of Holiday Cards Challenge Letter S      (beccysplace.blogspot.com)
Jingle Belles- Bring us Figgy Pudding [festive foods]                 (jinglebellesrock.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #411 Anything Goes    (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Gingerbread                            (christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk)
Happy Little Stamper- Christmas-Anything Goes                        (happylittlestampers.blogspot.com)
Di’s Digi Stamps- Include a Sentiment                                            (disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)

I joined the Outlawz Challenges some time ago but found the site pretty overwhelming. However, the other members have been so very gracious and helpful. So… I'm learning my way around the site and starting to enter more challenges. This card is for the Saturday Paper Alamode challenge, "Anything But A Card." The challenge requires patterned paper and a die cut. This tag, with the red dotted Swiss paper and die-cut tag is the perfect fit. Especially when paired with a vintage PSX Holly stamp and Embossing Arts sentiment.
Entered into: PSX Merry Christmas tag
Outlawz Challenges- Saturday Paper Ala Mode-Anything But A Card      (Outlawzchallenges.ning.com)
Happy Little Stamper- Anything Goes with Dies                        (happylittlestampers.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                               (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #209      (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)

I found a box of these party invitations recently at a thrift store. Six for a buck… how could I say no?  Since I wanted a greeting card instead of an invitation, I cut the front from a card and layered it atop several colors of bright cardstock. I then printed "You have reason to…" onto a sheet of vellum. This took planning because I wanted to create an arrow with the vellum that connected the sentiment to the word Party.  Added a red paper punched star and a vellum star on the lower right corner and a computer generated sentiment on the inside. So fun!
Entered into: 
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Birthday Card              (powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2018/11/you-say-its-your-birthday.html)
Cute Card Thursday- #556 Stars                                        (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 
Word Art Wed Challenge- #360#361 Anything Goes   (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)

Made another simple yet elegant Sympathy card for Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, "All That Glitters is Gold." The unusual background is from the late 90's. At that time a friend and I owned a stamp store in South Dakota and had fun trying out new tools and techniques. At one point we bought a few cans of gold spray webbing. Learned that it created a beautiful background, but smelled like gasoline and was VERY messy to use [found out that the best way to use it was to lay sheets of cardstock on the bottom of a large cardboard box and spray down into the box with sweeping strokes. The box then had to be put in the garage for a while until the smell dissipated.]  I found this scrap when digging through some partially completed cards this weekend and had to put it to use. [Luckily it no longer smelled like gasoline!] The sentiment is also from the late 90's [I removed it from the wood mount some time ago don't know the brand, but think that it is a Stampin' Up or Hero Arts stamp.] Stamped it in gold pigment and embossed it with a glittery gold embossing powder. Added a few layers of dark colored scraps and a bit of sheer ribbon to finish it off. Am also entering this into the current Bugaboo BINGO [using the diagonal from upper left to lower right, sentiment/embossing/sparkle.]
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- All That Glitters is Gold   (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
Bugaboo Stamps- Bingo                                                                   (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)


  1. Great card!! Love the big Christmas pudding you've put this cute little gingerbread man on!

    Enjoy your day,

  2. Love all your cards Kathy!! glad you found your way at the outlawz!!!
    I hope to see more of your beautiful projects in our challenges!!

  3. The figgy pudding card is adorable with the large pudding in the background... too cute Kathy. Great cards

  4. Love the figgy card Kathy, the holly looks particularly fabulous with the embossed veins. You did a great job colouring and fussy cutting the image. Awesome card fold too!
    Your second card is wonderful. Love the pretty vintage vibe it has as well as the traditional colour scheme.
    The party card is terrific Kathy, great idea to use the pre-made invitations as the base of your project. I like the addition of the vellum over the top... very cool!
    Your sympathy card is lovely, I like the combination of the buff coloured background and the burgundy ribbon. I remember all the different spray paints that were going around in the 90s. I wonder if they're still available now? Must have a look next time I'm at the hardware.

  5. Thank you for the sweet words about Outlawz Challenges. It takes a little getting use to, but once you figure it out you will want to join every challenge! :) That is what happened to me anyways, and the ease of having 7 challenges all in one place and not having to jump around all over the internet to enter challenges is a definite plus, plus prizes in every challenge as well as the site wide prizes for linking up the cards you entered in the challenges on our Inlinks. If you havent joined yet we would love to see your beautiful creations on Mondays Greetings where you must have a sentiment on the front of the card or Twisted Thursdays where it is always an ANYTHING GOES challenge with an Optional Twist. :)

  6. Aren't you clever with your shaped design ... super-yummy ... so very glad you shared your holiday treats with us at Jingle Belles.

  7. Sweet tag on your Christmas card. Thanks for sharing with CHN patterned paper challenge.

  8. Beautiful Christmas easel card Kathy. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

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

    Meena HLS DT

  10. A lovely cute gingerbread card - thank you for sharing at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.
    Kath x

  11. Awesome card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

    DT Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge


  12. Love the big pudding! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

  13. oh my gosh, sooooo clever and sweet on every level! not to mention serious bonus points for incorporating an actual figgy pudding on your pudding-shaped card! AWESOME! thanks for helping us celebrate festive feasting at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  14. Your Christmas card is doubly delicious.

  15. Adorable projects!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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