Monday, November 26, 2018

Craft Room Fun

I had so much fun spending time over Thanksgiving in my craft room. Got lots of cards made that I'll be posting this week. Here are the first three. 

This entry for Beccy's Place Sixth Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge inspired by the letter "V" is Vellum. I created the background with several strips of brown and tan, topped by a quarter sheet of candy cane vellum that is backed by a square of white [ that the candy cans is more visible.]
The gingerbread cutie is from Beccy's Place digi set "Sugar and Spice."  He was so fun to color because he just exudes personality. [I couldn't resist the comment about the Pillsbury Dough Boy as I just want to poke this little tummy, too.] The sentiments are computer generated.
Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Month of Holiday Cards Letter V       (beccysplace.blogspot.com)
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Gingerbread                           (christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk)
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greetings- Red on Card                    (Outlawzchallenges.ning.com)
Cute Card Thursday- #557 Festive Colours                                   (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #413 Anything Goes  (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk) 
Happy Little Stamper- Christmas-Anything Goes                       (happylittlestampers.blogspot.com)
Rudolph Days Challenge- Nov    (scrapsoflifebyscrappymo.blogspot.com2018/11/november-rudolph-days-challenge.html)

The SumMore Fun challenge theme for November is "All Dressed Up." I created this card using one of their digis named "Ballerina Slippers" from the set "On Pointe", #10317-X. [It is available free at this link-victorineoriginals.com/products/on-pointe-10317-x, click on the Style box and a drop down will appear for the free digi stamp] I used a grey and pink color scheme in order to also enter the card into the current challenge at Calling All Sistahs. The sentiments are both from a Beccy's Place set named "True Beauty."
 
Entered into: 
SumMore Fun Challenge- All Dressed Up –SMF only                       (www.facebook.com/groups/SMFCreations/) 
Calling All Sista’s- Photo Challenge #19                                               (callingallsistahs.blogspot.com)
Word Art Wed Challenge- #362-#363 Anything Goes [11-21-18]       (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays [11-23-18]- Anything Goes         (Outlawzchallenges.ning.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                                     (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)

I used a beautiful image from Ching-Chou Kuik's line of digital stamps [www.etsy.com/listing/219254993] named "So Long Yesterday" to make another card for the current Butterfly Challenge that focuses on the Letter J. My card includes two colors- Jazzberry Jam and jade, plus one theme- Joint [sections on the Z-fold of the card. You can find the card template there- papercraftinspirationsmagazine.co.uk/category/how-to/z-fold-card.htmI like using images with butterflies on sympathy cards because to me they represent new life. I also wanted to have one butterfly look like it was flying up to heaven, so I mounted it on a thin strip of acetate to work as an invisible support brace. [You can see that in the closeup photo.] The sentiments are both freebies from Papercraft Magazine. ["Sympathy"- papercraftsmag.com/content_downloads/Heartfelt_Sympathy_Melinda.jpg and "Memory becomes a treasure" papercraftsmag.com/content_downloads/When-someone-you-love.jpg]
PS- Special thanks to a new friend, Melinda, who gifted me with a certificate for three Ching-Chou Kuik images. You'll be seeing more of them showing up here in the near future, like maybe even later tonight! 
Entered into: 
Butterfly Challenge- #112 Letter J                       (butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Colour Crazy Challenge- #47 Anything Goes    (colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com)

14 comments:

  1. Great job on the colouring Kathy, the gifts in the gingerbread man's arms and particularly nice... love the colours! The candy cane vellum was a fabulous choice for the "V" prompt, good thinking.
    Love the beautiful ballerina slippers on your second card, what a wonderful image and you've done an amazing job with the colouring.
    Your final card for today is wonderful. I love the sentiment you added to the inside of the card, what a lovely quote. Great job again on the colouring Kathy, the images all look awesome!
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  2. Looks like you did have a lot of fun in your craft room and what amazing cards you made. And what a stunning card for Calling All Sistahs. The grey background against the soft preety ballerina looks perfect. It is always a joy to have you join us...oh and fab inside of the card x

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  3. I love your card Kathy for my challenge. What beautiful colouring. I never gave even gave Vellum a thought . Must remember that for next yrs A- Z. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

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  4. Kathy, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I just love it!!

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  5. Wow, your colouring is absolutely amazing! Your cards are all gorgeous but I particularly love the first one - I'm obsessed with gingerbread this year! They are just so cute! This is an awesome card for Rudolph Day!

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  6. Amazing creations!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week for our Challenge!
    Debxx

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  7. Beautiful Christmas card Kathy. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

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  8. Another fun card! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

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  9. Lovely cards, you were busy over the holiday, for sure!

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  10. These cards are gorgeous!Thank you for joining the Monday Greetings Challenge this week with your lovely card.

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  11. Beautiful work. You have done a great job. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

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  12. Love the ballet slippers you've used for the Calling All Sistahs challenge! Thank you for playing along with us!

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  13. Here finally, with y official hat on.
    Your Rudolph Days card entry is so fun and very, very cute! Great image!

    orry I am so late getting round to comment...my hands are flared up again.

    Thanks for taking part in the November Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  14. Beautiful!! 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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