Sunday, November 25, 2018


This entry for Beccy's Place Sixth Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge inspired by the letter "U" is Under the Mistletoe. This sweet little owl image [her name is Ophelia] is from a Beccy's Place digi set named "You're a Hoot." The mistletoe image is from the set "Tied Up With String" and sentiment on the front of the card is from a Beccy's Place digi set named "Sweet Shoppe." The inside sentiment is a sticker from my stash. Also, since one of my new goals is to try to decorate the inside sentiment to match the front the card, I printed, colored and fussy-cut a extra bow from the mistletoe and attached it to the inside sentiment. A little tedious, but I like how it dresses up an otherwise boring sticker. 
Entered into:
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Month of Holiday Cards Letter U   (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                           (
Happy Little Stamper- Christmas-Anything Goes                   (

Is fun to see a few Fall themed challenges still pop up again. It’s a sign that winter isn't quite here… yet. [At least for my little part of the world.] I used this sentiment on a card a few years ago.  It makes me smile with its childlike wisdom. Used my favorite Embossing Arts Leaf stamp and an old- but thankfully not yet dried out- Autumn Kaleidoscope ink pad to create the wonderful fall coloring. I got some wonderful second generation images by stamping a few times before re-inking. Then, added touches of bling by adding tiny drops of Nuvo Crystal drops in rich fall colors. Am entering this into several challenges including CAS-ual Fridays "Shades of Gold" [opting for non-metallic shades of gold in the leaves and metallic gold and bronze in the Nuvo drops.]
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Sunday- Songs and Rhymes- Autumn Leaves  (
Word Art Wed Challenge- #362-#363 Anything Goes [11-21-18]         (
CAS-ual Fridays- #213 Shades of Gold                                                   (
Bugaboo Stamps- November Photo Challenge  [pumpkin, leaves, etc.]  (

Used a wonderful digi image from The Paper Shelter named "Yep I Have My Methods" to make this Diagonal Trifold card. Found the info on Pinterest [template is here-]. Printed off, colored and then fussy-cut the Santa, the adhered him to the front of the card. I wanted to have the balloon look like it was floating in space so cut a thin strip of acetate to work as an invisible support brace. The sentiment visible when the card is closed is a freebie from TLC [] and the inside sentiment is from a Beccy's Place digi set named "Keeping It Simple."
Entered into: 
The Paper Shelter- #363 A Christmas Card                                 (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Baby It's Cold Outside     (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #413 Anything Goes (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #209                         (


  1. The owl card is awesome Kathy, love the vellum! You did a wonderful job colouring both the mistletoe and the little bird. Love the speech bubble and the way you've added an extra string ribbon on the inside.
    Your autumn-themed card is great... love the sentiment! The colours are gorgeous, I love the variation on each leaf. The little Nuvo drops add great texture and detail to your project.
    The last card in this post is fabulous, love the fold. The cute Santa is coloured beautifully and looks great against the black card stock. Great sentiments too. Well done on all three cards!

  2. I just love the idea of an owl standing under the mistletoe waiting for someone to come along and kiss her. So adorable!!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge and I hope you will join us again soon.

  3. Fabulous image for our theme A Christmas card and I love your TPS tag to, love your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

  4. Wow! Love the Z fold card. The black for sky is such a great break from the red of the Santa. I love the tag with the owl so much. Those eyes, aww! And the vellum layering in between is a great idea. Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. xx Ankita

  5. Your fall themed card is perfect for our photo challenge at Catch the Bug. Love how you layered the leaf stamped panels, beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining our challenge and good luck in the draw. Pia, Bugaboo DT

  6. lol great sentiment on the leaves card! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's photo challenge, good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT

  7. Oh my... that owl! Love how you layered the papers in the background ... but that owl steals the show!
    Also liked your other cards.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT


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