Monday, January 7, 2019


Used a new digi that was available through a Christmas giveaway at Kit and Clowder's FB page. It is a sweet image from Di's Digis named "Christmas Owls." I colored the two little furballs with Spectrum Noir markers any my trusty white gel pen. Added polar white flower soft on their hats, adhered them onto an oval of vellum, and then onto decorative vellum. Gold photo corners add the finishing touch. The inside sentiment, from Lili of the Valley digi set named "Christmas Wishes" was framed with the decorative vellum and gold corners to match the card front. So pretty.  Am entering the card into several challenges including Outlawz Twisted Thursday Anything Goes Challenge [twist is Animal Antics].
Entered into: 
Di’s Digi Stamps- Winter Holidays                                               (
Outlawz Challenges- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes         (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Something New                (
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- #22                                            (

When looking through my Di's Digi images, I found this one and knew it would work perfectly for the Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge.  It's called "Peace On The Prairie" and is available for just $1 [here]  I colored the sweet trio with Spectrum Noir markers, a white colored pencil, and white gel pen. Used an upcycled calendar page for the background. The frame is made from the matting on a picture I bought at the dollar store several years ago. The glass was cracked, but I liked the matting. And since the item was just 50¢, it nabbed it. Found it when cleaning my garage this weekend, and new the bronzed frame would work for the Outlawz Color Challenge. Cut it down to size and liked the result. The black die-cut Hello from a packet of scrapbook embellies was mounted onto a scrap of orange vellum. A scrap of the calendar page was used on the inside of the card, along with the freebie sentiment from Desert Diva
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge                                         (
Cute Card Thursday- #563 Anything Goes                                    ( 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Use Something New                (
DigiStamps4Joy- #156 Anything Goes                                          (

The wecraftcard Forum's weekly challenge last week was to create cards with 12x12 or 6x6 sheets of patterned paper.  I used a 6x6 paper pad from Echo Park that I won in a recent challenge at SumMoreFun to make five A2 card bases, and this is the first one that I made into a card. It includes three pieces of patterned paper mounted on a tan A2 card base, and one fitted inside of the silver coffee cup brad [that I purchased at a Michaels after-Christmas sale many years ago] along with scraps of red and brown cardstock. I added shading to the cup with grey Spectrum Noir markers and smudged white gel pen. Love the effect. The sentiment is from a Lili of the Valley digi set named "Christmas Wishes." Entering this into several challenges including Mod Squads "Patterned Paper Triple Time" and Double D's "It's on the Menu" [because coffee is on the menu of any place that I regularly visit. Ahhhh. I do love the aroma of freshly brewed coffee!]
Entered into: 
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge-6x6                                         (
Mod Squad Challenge- Patterned Triple Time                             (
Double D’s Challenge- It's On The Menu                                       (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Jan                      (
Word Art Wed Challenge- #368-#369 Anything Goes                (

This card was made for the "No time like the presents" challenge at Jingle Belles. The requirement is to use Christmas gift wrap or tags on a card. Since I scavenge paper and ribbons after any kind of party I had lots from which to choose. [When at parties, my family members actually ask, "Kathy, do you want this?" before crumpling paper and throwing it away!]  This card features a wonderful snow globe gift tag that I saved from last Christmas. It worked beautifully on another of the card bases that I made with the 6x6 papers. So fun. And the snowglobe is just two circles of acetate... so I must try making one with stamped images in the future.  Yes... I definately must!
Entered into: 
Jingle Belles- No time like the presents                                          (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #419 Anything Goes   (
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Let It Snow                              (


  1. Brilliant design and just perfect for our celebrations of our 3rd anniversary as a fabulous design team together for all of these years.. Thanks for your entry and good luck in the draw @ DOUBLE D
    {aNNie}Designer for Double D challenges

  2. Wonderful set of cards, you have been busy.

  3. well ALL of these are gorgeous but of course i'm bound to say the snowglobe one made with "rescued" gift wrap is my favorite, right?! (for the record, my family ask me that about pretty papers, too, lol!)and truly it is a brilliant card, with each detail just so completely RIGHT! so happy you could join us as a Wrap Star at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  4. Fabulous cards Kathy! I love how you've used recycled items, the frame on the reflective card is perfect background for our twist at The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge! Thanks so much for playing along!
    TO Colour Challenge DT

  5. Such a sweet mug of something warm. LOVE it!! 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!!!

  6. Beautiful Christmas card Kathy. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  7. Wowza ... that is one awesome-filled card post ... and I adore that gift tag too ... thrilled that you joined us at Jingle Belles.

  8. Cute card with your mug of hot chocolate maybe? Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  9. Awesome design on your 'mug of yumminess' card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘What’s On The Menu’ 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!

  10. All of your creations look amazing! The owls are so very sweet and I adore your second card with the beautiful scene and image!! Thank you for sharing your creation for BOTH Cute Card Thursday and 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  11. Sweet creations!! 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

  12. Oh how sweet
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Pattern Paper challenge
    Julie T

  13. Great cards! Love your layers and coloring! Just all round fun projects. Thanks for joining us at CCAYR and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT

  14. very beautiful cards Kathy
    Thanks for join the DigiStamps4Joy CH Gr Karin DT


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