Friday, January 18, 2019

Getting Older

For this week's challenge at QKR Stampede I made a card using a QKR digi image and digi sentiment (Q-digi 4101 Knome Lady and Q-digi 17201 When You Get Old) that you can find at
I colored the stout little Gnome with Spectrum Noir markers and white gel pen. Added wispy clouds with a template cut from scrap paper, decorative chalks and a makeup sponge.  I carefully chalked on the edges of the image. But… the great thing about chalks, is then I do make an oops… it can just be erased with a wonderfully effective Tombow MONO Light Eraser [it doesn't ever smudge or tear the paper.] I used my photo program to crop the sentiment in two, using the "punch line" on the inside. It makes me chuckle… especially since I currently resemble that fact.
PS To see more fun cards, stop on by the QKR Stampede where the weekly challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded (
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greetings- Wing It                          (
The Paper Shelter- #366 Digital Image                                            (
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Jan [Anything Goes]       ( 

My fifth card for Bugaboo Stamps 9th Annual Monster Birthday Bash is for Wednesday's Challenge-Humor Me.  The sentiment on the back of the standing card always makes me giggle. [That sentiment and the one on the front of the card are both computer generated using a fun font names Curlz MT.] The image is one of my favorites from Bugaboo named "Unicorn Set." I colored the little cutie with Spectrum Noir and white gel pen, having fun making the rainbow tail and mane. I created a unique fold that allowed the unicorn to take center stage. [You can find the instructions on an earlier post, here.] 
The background with the pretty rainbow is actually stationary that I picked up at Goodwill. The sparkly clouds were fuzzy-cut from an old card [I love upcycling]. I included a close up to show you that they do include sparkles that twinkle a bit but don't overwhelm. 
Am entering this into several challenges including 2craftycritters Challenge [the ladybugs on the image and added to the sentiment. Am hoping that an insect can be classified as a "critter."], Cute Card Thursday's Banish the Blues [the card background is a pretty robin's egg blue and the rainbow often banishes emotional blues!] and Simon Says Monday "Recycle Something" challenge [sparkly clouds from an old card.]
Entered into: 

Bugaboo Stamps- 9th Annual Monster Birthday Bash-Wed   (

2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- #22                                            (
Cute Card Thursday- #565 Banish the Blues                              ( 
Word Art Wed Challenge- #370-#371 Anything Goes              (
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Recycle Something                 (

My sixth card for Bugaboo Stamps 9th Annual Monster Birthday Bash is for Thursday's Color Challenge.  The bold striped background paper includes all of the required colors except yellow. I added that color with a strip of yellow vellum, using my Scor Pal to create a fluted cupcake paper. It was easy to attach. After coloring the sweet Bugaboo image named "Cupcake Peeker," I slit the sides of the cupcake image with an Xacto knife, slid the ends of the yellow vellum beneath it and taped them in place. You can't see it very well in the photo, but the vellum cupcake paper adds some fun texture to the card. I thought the right side of the card needed a bit more color, so I cut a few hearts from red plastic document folders.  These wonderful office supply items come in a pack of assorted colors and you can find them in office supply stores. [They're often cheaper than colored vellum and are more translucent.  You can write on them with a fine-line permanent marker and they are also easy to fussy-cut with a nice, sharp pair of scissors.] Added a bit of snail adhesive to the back of the hearts and then attached them, sliding the large one under the vellum sentiment.
Am entering this into several challenges including Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge [middle row of TicTacToe- hearts from the first square, a sweet image for free space, and bright colors from the last square] 

Entered into: 

Bugaboo Stamps- 9th Annual Monster Birthday Bash-Thurs      (

Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge                                              (
Outlawz Challenges- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes               (

My final card for Bugaboo Stamps 9th Annual Monster Birthday Bash is for Friday's Photo Inspiration Challenge.  I used a bold striped background paper to reflect the colors in the photo, and the used two Bugaboo images [Mini Set Monster Blocks and Dollar Candle Cake] to recreate the cake photo, complete with a googly-eyed monster topper. So fun! The sentiments are computer generated. The final touch was a sprinkling of sparkly stars [you can't see it very well in the photo, but they have a holographic bling.] Am entering this into several challenges including Outlawz Festive Friday [it will make a great child's birthday card- the twist to this the Festive Friday challenge.]
Entered into: 

Bugaboo Stamps- 9th Annual Monster Birthday Bash-Friday     (

Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                   (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Jan                         (

My final post today is to share details of how you can win this wonderful Blog candy from a sweet Norwegian blogger named Tindaloo. For details, visit Tindaloo's blog.
[Please note that the giveaway will end on January 31st. at 11:55 PM. Norwegian time] 


  1. LOVE your cards! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's Birthday Bash Celebration, good luck. Dawn Bugaboo DT

  2. Great monster make. Thanks for joining us at catch the bug for our annual birthday challenge.

  3. Haha! You nailed this one! Awesome!

  4. These cards are so fun! Thanks for joining in our January challenge at a2z.

  5. Beautiful card Kathy, love the cloud background you created. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  6. Super fun cards! and so beautiful, a great collection! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  7. Lots more lovely creations, great layouts and colors. Thanks so much for playing at The Paper Shelter's Digital challenge this week. Hugs:) Audrey DT

  8. What a fun post, Kathy! Each card was darling in its own right - but more - I love that you used chalk with a sponge applicator! I've never done that before, and it certainly is intriguing! Beautiful creations! So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Hope to see more of your creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner or A Designer Favorite. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  9. All of your creations are awesome!! I can relate to the getting old creation! LOL!! That unicorn is such a sweet little guy and your project is so cute with the popped up design!! Thank you for sharing your creation for BOTH Cute Card Thursday and 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  10. Wonderful cards. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.


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