Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Marvelous Maude

I've had this wonderful stamp named "Maude" from Art Impressions for some time. I love pairing her with snarky birthday sentiments. This is an example of one that I've had in my files for some time. It is computer generated for this card. So fun
Entered into: 
Art Impressions- #246 Anything Goes    (
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greetings- Anything Goes [12-10]                         (
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes                                                                          (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #210                                                (

This is my first  entry into the monthly challenge at Little Scraps of Heaven (LSOH.) This month there is a sketch challenge. I decided to use an adorable LSOH digi named "Penguin on Ice." [You can get the digi set, which includes the penguin plus three fun papers, for just $1.50 here-] I had a hard time making the ice cube look like… well… an ice cube! After a few attempts with shading, I found a photo by googling ice cube and then it was pretty easy. Used patterned paper from my stash and a wonderful snowflake die added an edging to mimic the torn tablet paper in the sketch. The sentiments are both from Beccy's Place digi sets, "True Beauty" and "Smooth Seas." I fussy-cut a snowflake from the background paper and attached it behind the "Hello Friend" sentiment. Then placed a circle of acetate behind it to protect the snowflake because I added a foam dot to the back to make it pop up a bit. 
Entered into: 
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Simon Says Monday Challenge- Warm Winter Wishes           (
Word Art Wed Challenge- #364-#365 Anything Goes             (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Dec                   (
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Winter Wonderland    ( 
Outlawz Challenges- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Wintry Paper and an Animal    (

This adorable digi was free this month to members of the Leanne's World 101 Facebook page. Her name is Kandi Kane and you can find her here-] One reason that I like working with digis is that I can enlarge or reduce the size of the image and crop it if desired. For this card, I changed the size and cropped the digi so that I just had the top portion of the image. I wanted attention to be on her beautiful face and delicate hands.  She is colored with Spectrum Noir and white gel pen. I'm not happy with the way her hair turned out… but highlight and shading dark hair is something I'm still practicing. The inside sentiment is a freebie from TLC Creations (
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LeAnnes World [FB] due Dec 12
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Christmas                      (
Kitty Bee Designs- #133- Santa's Helpers                               (
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Anything Goes                (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #415 Anything Goes   (


  1. Love this cute christmascard you've made. Thanks for joining us at CHNC.

  2. I always love seeing your designs, and think you did an awesome job with the ice cube! Such a sweet image that made a lovely card :D Thank you for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut's PPC XXX

  3. Super cute penguin! Thanks for playing along our December challenge at a2z.

  4. Well done using the snowflake die to make your designs sing, Kathy! I agree with you! Thanks for the email! I have to say I really laughed out loud over your first funny card! So true!! Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell

  5. Maude is hilarious, what a fun and cheerful card! Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug and good luck in the draw.

  6. Well, I love the penguin card; it is just too cute! Kandi Kane is really cute too, and thanks for entering her in the gallery at CCAYR! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  7. That penguin card is so cute! Your ice ended up looking great! Thanks for joining us over at a2z Scrapbooking.

  8. Both cards are beauties. I do so love the penguin sitting on an ice cube. So glad you could join us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  9. Great creations.

    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and all the best for 2019!

    Helen x


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