Saturday, December 1, 2018

Three For Winter

Had fun using this freebie from Gerda Steiner named "Graduation Owl" [A few freebies are available on the site. Others are sent out occasionally in their newsletter. Find the freebies and sign up for the newsletter here] I printed off two Owls in different sizes, colored them with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, and fussy-cut them, removing the graduation caps. Punched snowflakes from white cardstock and vellum, plus used a Christmas tag and two short pieces of ribbon to make the card front. The sentiment on the front is from a Beccy's Place digi set named "Seasonal Windows" and the inside sentiment is from a stamp that I picked up at a thrift store a few years ago. It was no longer on the wood block so the company is unknown. Am entering the card into several other challenges including the annual Bugaboo Stamps Holiday Chaos week, Day 1- Snow, the Outlawz Tuesday TicTacToe [diagonal from lower left- red/white stripes, sentiment, and tag], and Cute Card Thursday "Recycle Something." [The tag on this card was on a gift that I received last Christmas. I loved the vintage look, so cut the "to" and "from" from the center of the tag and adhered a scrap of patterned paper to use it to frame the cute little owl.] 
Entered into: 
Gerda Steiner Designs- Share you Designs Challenge         (
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color-TicTacToe                            (
Mod Squad Challenge- Come to Critter Days                        (
Cute Card Thursday- #558 Recycle Something                   ( 
Bugaboo Stamps- Holiday Chaos- Day 1                              (
Sketchy Sat Challenge- Dec 1st                                               (  
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes            (

I had so much fun making a Christmas card each day of November for Beccy's Place Sixth Annual Month of Holiday Cards that I'm not quite ready to stop. So  I was glad to see that Beccy had already posted her December Challenge, "Flowers and Plants," when I was ready to start crafting today.  I'd printed off a few extra of Beccy's adorable little bear named Miss Penelope so will put her on my card [find her here-] I'd also punched out extra snowflakes for my  Gerda Steiner card so they are also on this card. Lastly, used a foliage die to create the wreath that frames little Miss Penelope. The sentiment on the front of the card is from a Beccy's Place digi set named "True Beauty" and the inside sentiment is a freebie from TLC Creations ( Am entering the card into several other challenges including the Power Poppy Confetti Challenge TicTacToe [diagonal from upper left- red, die cut, green.]
Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Dec [Flowers and Plants]        (
The Cutie Pie Challenge #129 Winter Layers                   (
The Paper Shelter- #364 Snow Days                                 (
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- TicTacToe      (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #414 Anything Goes   (
Outlawz Challenges- Saturday Paper Ala Mode-Snowflakes or gift tag     (

My final card for this posting is for the December challenge at SumMore Fun's FB page. I used a Victorine Originals image named "Winter Drink" that was a freebie provided to their newsletter subscribers earlier this year and is now available for purchase in their shop. [You can purchase the digi image here or sign up for the newsletter here- a newsletter subscriber I was also alerted to a New Release contest in October. I entered and won a paper pad that I used the create the "quilted" background on this card. The paper pad has so many great patterns and colors that I've already used half of them. I've colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and white gel pen. The sentiment is a freebie from TLC Creations ( and the puffy heart stickers are from a pack that I found at Walmart.  [It contains 113 assorted puffy hearts  for just 99 cents.] I entered this card into several challenges including Bugaboo Stella's Sketch [I flipped it sideways].
Entered into: 
SumMore Fun Challenge- Christmas Crafting                  ( 
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #620       (
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greetings- Red on Card    (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Dec          (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #210               (
2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop    (


  1. What a set of cute cards. That owl is so lovely and the coffee card is just perfect!

  2. you made lovely cards for our catch the bug challenges!
    Nancy GDT Catch the Bug

  3. Aaahh, you little snowy bear is so cute!! It's so lovely to use up crafty bits you have lying around from previous projects - I have a whole pile of them on a shelf, waiting for a project. Great design with a super wreath! Thanks so much for sharing another lovely card with us at The Paper Shelter!

  4. Wow, so many fun cards! Loving that owl! Thank you for playing at Sketchy Saturday!

  5. Super fun cards, love your coffee one. Loving the added hearts!

  6. Gorgeous cards as always! Love that you were able to recycle a tag for your card, those owls are super cute! Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  7. Awesome cards. I love the coffee card and the colors and papers.

  8. I love all but the sentiment on that coffee card really is fantastic and fun!

  9. Beautiful card. Love them all
    Thanks for sharing with us
    DT The paper shelter Team B

  10. Super card, thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts PP Challenge. Xxx

  11. Oh my goodness! I love the quilted card you made and entered into the SumMore Fun challenge! What a darling card. It makes me feel warmer just looking at it!

  12. Your owl card is so clever Kathy, love that you've extended the use of the image by removing his mortar board hat. Great job on the colouring and embellishments, I love the mix of snowflakes.
    It was a great idea to frame Miss Penelope with a wreath, it looks fabulous and meets the additional challenge. The inside of the card looks wonderful too, I'm impressed by all the work you're putting inside each one you make Kathy, they look great.
    You did a wonderful job interpreting the sketch for your last card, I like the idea of flipping it on it's side. The mug with the winter mittens are are wonderful and your background is fabulous. Love the quilted look.

  13. Wonderful cards for the flurry of chaos challenge! I love your layouts too! Thanks for joining us!
    Hugs, Joy GDT

  14. Fabulous owl card and a great sentiment.

    Thanks for joining us for our Holiday Chaos event!

    Helen x

  15. Thanks so very much for joining in for our Saturday Holiday Chaos for Bugaboo! I love your project and we appreciate you taking the time to join our event! Good Luck! Tammy DT Coordinator

  16. Wow- you have had some fun and are very creative! Fun group of cards! Thanks for joining in the Holiday Chaos challenge! Shelly, GDT

  17. I love this one. This is cute. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

    DT Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge


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