Saturday, January 5, 2019

Misc Fun

Used a Bugaboo digi named "Three Snowmen" to make this card for the current Bugaboo Stella Says Sketch Challenge. Added a diecut "Hello" that I got in a packet of scrapbook embellishments from JoAnns and misc bling.  
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge                     (
Cute Card Thursday- #563 Anything Goes                            ( 
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Let It Snow                     (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Jan             (
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes                                            (

Used a new digi that was available through a Christmas giveaway at Kit and Clowder's  FB page. It is a sweet image from The Paper Shelter named "New Year" that I colored with Spectrum Noir markers, using a Spectrum Noir Gold Sparkle Glitter pen  on the bell. You can't really see it in the close-up photo, but this pen added a rich metal looking patina to the bell. I made a Double- Z fold card [instructions found here] that I flipped upside down so that, when the card is standing up, the little cutie looks like she really is swinging on the bell! SO fun.  Used a star stencil to sketch the star in yellow vellum and glitter paper, then fuzzy cut and attached them. Am entering the card into several challenges that involved New Year or new things.  
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Something New                            (
Outlawz Challenges- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Ring in the New Year    (
Outlawz Challenges- Sunday- Songs and Rhymes                                        (
The Paper Shelter- #366 Anything Goes                                                         (

The new Butterfly Challenges focuses on the letter "I".  My card for this challenge, which is a favorite of mine, is made with a postcard that I was given at a church retreat last summer. Was fun to color it with Spectrum Noir and white gel pen highlights. The card includes the color Imperial Purple (in the flowers and book bindings) and the theme Invitation [the scripture verse is the invitation- If we walk with the wise we will become wise.]
Entered into: 
Butterfly Challenge- #114 Letter I (Photo)                                         (
Word Art Wed Challenge- #368-#369 Anything Goes                    (
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Jan [Anything Goes]          ( 

My final card for this post was made for two cards with unique requirements. The first, Mod Squad Challenge, requires "the use of at least 3 different patterned papers on your project." The tag on my card, which was from a card candy swap last year, includes three patterns- stripes, words, and polka dots. The other challenge is totally new to me and I think I'm going to become a regular. It is called the Do-Al(l) Challenge and currently requires that we show something twice on a project. This card includes two items that are red and white striped, the paper and the twine. The front and inside sentiments are freebies from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. You can find them here [Thinking of You] and here [Birthday Blessings
Entered into: 
Mod Squad Challenge- Patterned Triple Time                       (
Do-Al[l] Creative- Think Twice                                                  (


  1. Wow, that is a lot of layers. You are very good at getting the colors just right. Pleasing to the eye and so much interest.

  2. Great projects!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  3. Beautiful card, great coloring! Thanks for playing along our January challenge at a2z.

  4. All of your cards are so sweet and fun!! Really love those adorable snowmen and your color combo for them too!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  5. This is wonderful! Love the colour combo and the amazing layout! Great job you've done!

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Die Traumfabrik

  6. What wonderful cards. Thanks for the closeups too. So glad you could join us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  7. You created a beautiful birthday card. Love the lay out and your chosen colour combination.Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings

    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#25 – Think twice + BlogHop}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#25 – ATG}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#55 – Winter}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  8. Pretty flowers and I like your idea of the scripture as the invitation. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. Such a super card, I love all the texture! Wonderful design here and wonderful choice of patterned papers. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
    Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!

  10. Great card I love those three snowmen! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's anything goes challenge, hope to see you again! Dawn Bugaboo DT

  11. These cards are all wonderful. So glad you participated in our Challenge and we hope you'll join us again. Want to leave your with an inspiration from the Bible in Isaiah 55:6-7 which says, "Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.
    Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon." Have a wonderful week.

    JO ANN

  12. You have lot's of nice layering on your cards! Such pretty flowers on your postcard. Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.

  13. Great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.

    Helen x

  14. Amazing cards, each so different and amazing! Thanks for sharing them with us over at a2z Scrapbooking and I hope to see many more of your beautiful creations soon. Hugs, Gwendolyn


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