Thursday, November 15, 2018

Holiday Trio

This entry for Beccy's Place Sixth Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge is for the color challenge on Day 5. I love the rich colors in this palette which worked perfectly with a freebie image from Beccy's Place named "Berry Wreath" [Find it here-]
The yummy dark brown ribbon is upcycled from a gift box of Godiva Chocolates. [Which my sweet hubby gave me a while ago. The chocolates are long gone but the ribbon was tucked away in my stash.]  Sentiments are both from Beccy's Place digi set "The Nativity."
Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Month of Holiday Cards Color Challenge  (
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge-Finish It                                          (
The Paper Shelter- #362 Christmas is Coming                                      (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                                        (

The new Simon Says Wednesday challenge is named "All That Glitters is Gold." I knew that I wanted to do gold embossing so pulled out an Embossing Arts "Joy" stamp that always gives a nice clear impression. Stamped it with gold pigment ink on vellum, heated then trimmed finished sentiment with Fiskars decorative scizzors. Added a scrap of white and gold ribbon and a piece of a corrugated gold paper from my stash [have had it since 2000 or 2001 so don't have a clue about the company.] The inside sentiment is computer generated.
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- All That Glitters is Gold (

Word Art Wed Challenge- #362-#3631 Anything Goes             (

Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #209                          (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #411 Anything Goes (
Happy Little Stamper- Christmas-Anything Goes                      (

Used three rubber stamps that I pulled apart many years ago to use with acrylic blocks to make this card.  I think they are from an old [like early 2000 old] Stampin Up set.  Stamped the front image and sentiment on kraft cardstock with dark brown ink. Added a bit of color with chalks, trimmed the edges with a Fiskars deco edge scissors and added a little distressing with brown ink. Attached a bit of the dark brown [Godiva Chocolate box] ribbon across two corners, added a bit of red raffia and metal leaf charms that I've had in my stash forever. Stamped another of the SU images on a scrap for the inside of the card. Colored it with chalks, trimmed and layered it. The inside sentiment is from Power Poppy's digi set named "Autumn Opulence."  
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Thanks/Thanksgiving   (
Kitty Bee Designs- #131- Thanks                                           (
Power Poppy- Be Thankful                                                     (


  1. Love the luscious brown ribbon Kathy, it's a fabulous addition on your kraft based card. You've done a wonderful job colouring the wreath and I really like the sentiment swag.
    Your gold card is gorgeous, that "Joy" stamp is really crisp and clear. The embossed background gives your card lot of awesome texture. Well done on finishing the centre of the card, that's something I'm not too good at doing.
    The Thanksgiving card is wonderful, the mix of images is lovely. I also like the way you've tucked in all the sequin leaves, they add some fabulous shine to the design.

  2. Oh my Gosh! (I'm sure I say that every visit) I LOVE this rich dark chocolate box of a card!!! Thank you for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut's PPC XXX

  3. Wonderful cards! The kraft cardstock with your fall colours is a beautiful combination and I love how you upcycled the ribbon 😀. The chocolates were such a lovely gift from your hubby too! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! J 😊 x

  4. Wonderful card, love the cornucopia-thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs!

  5. This is such a gorgeous card! Love the beautiful images. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  6. Beautiful cards! I also stash every piece of ribbon I get and it's so nice to use it on a special card for someone. Thanks for sharing with us at the Paper Shelter challenge and hope to see more of your lovely creations again soon - Patsy

  7. Gorgeous cards Kathy! I love your gold card, it's so elegant and pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  8. Another beautiful Thankful Card!! Great design inside and out! Thanks for joining us again at Power Poppy!


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