Friday, December 14, 2018

Merry Moose

For this week's challenge at QKR Stampede I made a card using a QKR digi image (Q-digi21504 Straddling Moose) that you can find at I fell in love with this image when I first saw it and just knew I had to dress the handsome guy in plaid and greenery for Christmas! I copied two of the images onto white cardstock. Making them large enough to fill the front of an A2 sized card front. I then cropped one down so that it was just his head. Printed them off, colored them with Spectrum Noir markers, fuzzy cut the head and set it aside. Then punched the greenery from a couple shades of green cardstock with a Martha Steward punch that I forgot that I had. Made a base for the wreath by cutting a hoop from a green cardstock scrap, and gluing the greenery to it. When it was about the right "fullness" I glued it to the moose's body, sliding a few strips of plaid ribbon beneath the lower edge and making sure they were glued down. Then I positioned the moose head atop the wreath and glued it down. Trimmed and layered the Moose topper on some checkered paper and added computer generated sentiments to the front and inside of the card. Since I try to decorate the inside of cards, I added some of the plaid ribbon and a few sprigs of greenery to the inside sentiment. Isn't it a fun card?
PS Stop on by the QKR Stampede where the weekly challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded (
Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- Run Rudolph Run                                  (
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Warm Winter Wishes           (
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greetings- Anything Goes          (
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge-Bow the Merrier              (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Christmas                         (
Di’s Digi Stamps- For a Child                                                       (

The current CAS-usal Friday Challenge is a photo inspiration. I made a flap fold card with a circle punch that reflects the size and shape of the snow globe in the inspiration photo. Layered an additional punched circle, and a circle cut from a scrap of white boiled wool from my mom's fabric stash. Sewed two pretty holly sequins and a trio of red sequins to adorn the white wool circle. I used a Flap Fold card tutorial but adhered the circle punch to the base of the card instead of the bottom flap []. The weight of the top flap, with a Scrapbook Sentiment tile, is heavy enough to hold the card closed when lowered. The inside sentiment is from the "Ornamental Pine" stamp set from Stampin' Up.  Am entering this card into a few other challenges, including "If You Give a Crafter a Cookie" (because the white wool circle on kraft brown paper looks like a frosted cookie.)
Entered into: 
CAS-ual Fridays- #214 Inspiration Photo                                (
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie- #109                                         (
Word Art Wed Challenge- #364-#365 Anything Goes          (
Outlawz Challenges- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes      (

This months Progressive Challenge at Outlawz is a cute image by Star Stampz named The Conductor [] that I colored with Spectrum Noir markers. For the background, I used an A2 sized piece scrapbook paper and a scrap of vintage sheet music. The front and insider sentiments are both computer generated.
Entered into
Outlawz Challenges- Progressive Freebie- Nov               (
The Paper Shelter- #365 Birthday/Celebrations             (
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes                                       (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Dec        (


  1. Fabulous masculine card and love the brilliant moose and great colouring
    carol x

  2. Very beautiful creations.
    I love it.


  3. Hi Kathy. This little guy is so cute! Beautiful paper and layout, and wonderful sentiment inside. I love the sentiment banner on the outside too! Your little corners are the perfect finishing touch. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at The Paper Shelter!

  4. Kathy wonderful cards. Just love that conductor especially since that is what my husband did so it brings back lots of memories especially at this time of year. Thanks for joining the Catch the Bug Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  5. This card is so funny and creative too. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Run Rudolph,Run Challenge.
    Barbara DT member

  6. O-M-G ... your cards are fabulous but of course, I LOVE the Mr. Moose! What a fabulously fun card and his holiday elements are perfect! Great job! Thanks for the smile and thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Run Run Rudolph’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  7. Great cards Kathy and a great take on our inspiration photo! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

  8. Great makes. Thanks for joining us at the paper shelter for our 8th birthday this week.

  9. This is gorgeous. Love your colour choices and great layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

  10. Fabulous cards and I love that moose, he makes me laugh!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  11. This is one of those cards that makes you smile. Soo cute. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will link up with us for future challenges.

    DT DD Challenge Blog

  12. What a beautiful card, I love the image too, thanks for joining The Paper Shelter challenge this time, I hope to see you again soon, hugs Pops x

  13. WOW!!! Thanks for playing with us at TPS!! Hug Lena

  14. Awesome creations! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  15. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge again this month!
    Monica - DT


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