Friday, December 21, 2018


A few months ago I applied to be a Guest Design Team member at the Colour Crazy Challenge and was a thrill to be invited for a three-month gig.  One thing I love about their challenge is that it requires that the images used are not pre-colored. Since I love to color this seemed perfect for me and I'm looking forward to working with the amazing design team. My first card as a Guest DT member is a fun one made with a digi image from Polkadoodles named "Ruby Birthday Cake" []
I cropped the image down and colored her with Spectrum Noir markers. Added some texture and elegance with the decorative edge of a plastic tablecloth plus a few scraps of vellum. [I actually found the plastic tablecloth at a hardware store by the yard like you find fabric in a quilt store. So funny. And it was super cheap. So neat.] The sentiments are both freebies from Decosses Dynamite Doodles []
Stop by the Challenge to see some amazing coloring [] 
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Party Time      (
Cute Card Thursday- #561 Anything Goes               ( 
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                           (

For this week's challenge at QKR Stampede I made a card using two QKR digi images (Q-digi8717 Merry Christmas and Q-digi8712 The Reason) that you can find at I usually do lots of coloring on my cards. But for this one, I decided to focus on just the sentiments, which speak for themselves.  Created a background with a few strips of patterned papers plus added a wee bit o' bling and the simple card was complete. Was a great reminder that I CAN make a card in less than 20 minutes and with little coloring and no fussy-cutting. [The bling is added with red rhinestones and some "shading" on the calligraphy lettering with a sparkly silver Gelly Roll pen. [I provided a few close up pics to show these details.]  PS Stop on by the QKR Stampede where the weekly challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded (
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greetings- Merry Christmas       (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Dec                      (
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Anything Goes                        (

Wanted to make a card for the Outlawz Saturday Paper Ala Mode Challenge with the theme "Warm Winter Wishes" and this clear stamp set from Lawn Fawn named "Winter Fox" is the perfect fit. Am also entering the card into a few challenges that require a decorative edge. Am hoping that this card qualifies, even though the decorative edge is not on an outer edge. I used a strip of paper ribbon as a stencil and sponged ink to create the rich brown double edging. After coloring the image with Spectrum Noir markers I layered it on an upcycled card front and attached it to a gatefold A2 card. Decorated the inside sentiment, which is from a Beccy's Place digi set named "Lamb of God", with scraps of paper and red rhinestones. Added the final touch to the card front by making holly leaves from one of the leftover paper scraps and rhinestones.
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Warm Winter Wishes            (
Outlawz Challenges- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes- Decorative Edge   (
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge-Edging Out                                                   (
Word Art Wed Challenge- #366-#367 Anything Goes                                        (


  1. Beautiful image and fabulous colouring very feminine card -love the CAS Christmas card too
    Carol x

  2. Great card and love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Monday Greetings at the Outlawz Challenges Site with this wonderful card!

  3. Lovely Christmas card..Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Crafts All Year Round]

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. What a very stunning selection of creations you have here! Your images are beautifully colored! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)


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