Thursday, February 28, 2019

Leap Year Fun

This week's challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.  I used their digi named "A Kids View BBQ." Because three weeks of constant blizzards have totally messed up my schedule, I was in a time crunch to get this card made. So, for the second time ever, I used a pre-colored image. To make it feel a little more like my work, I added shading and highlights with Spectrum Noir markers and a white gel pen. I paired the image with a freebie from Dearie Dolls named "Dad's BBQ". You can find it HERE. The sentiments are computer generated. The final touch was to add some translucent red enamel dots and black mini-rhinestones.
Penny's challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded from one or more sponsors.  Stop by the blog to check it out! Am entering this into several challenges including Bugaboo's Photo Inspiration [my card includes red, white and several shades of grey, plus I think there is chicken on the grill!!]
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamps- Photo Inspirations                           (
The Sisterhood of Crafters- In the Red                         (
Kitty Bee Designs- #137 – Food and Drink                (

Made this card to fit into two challenges this week, SS Monday's "Vintage" and Double D's Mood board " Pink and White".  I used the typewriter from a retired Stampin' Up set named TapTapTap, colored it several shades of pink and fuschia with Spectrum Noir markers. A few scraps of fun paper and computer generated sentiments finish the card.  
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Vintage/Past Times              (
Double D’s Challenge- Pink and White                                       (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Feb                  (

For my third entry into the If You Give a Crafter a Cookie challenge that features baby themed cookies, I used a sweet freebie image from Beccy's Place named "Quilted Horse." You can find it HERE. I paper pieced the little cutie and added sentiments from a few retired Printworks stamps.
Entered into: 
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie- #111 Baby                            (
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Feb                                                  (
Word Art Wed Challenge- #376-#377 Anything Goes      (
Mod Squad ChallengeUse Stripes                                       (

This month's challenge at Little Scraps of Heaven [LSOH] is "What's Your Fav?" They have so many wonderful images that it was hard to pick just one. So I'll just say this is my first "fav" as I'll be making more cards before the end of the month with other LSOH images. I love this cute image from a digi set named, "Love Bots."  (You can find the set HERE for just $1)  I used the paper piecing template that comes with the set and fussy-cut the little bot from dark grey and metallic papers. For the background, I used some pink chevron paper plus a wonderful pattern of monochromatic gears printed on regular copy paper using the free digi that I found HERE.  The sentiments are from a great digi set designed by Beccy Muir at Beccy's Place. I printed them on vellum and colored in a few of the words to add some contrast. The balloon on the front was made with a scrap of a red plastic document folder.  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.]
Entered into: 
Little Scraps of Heaven- February [What's Your Fav?]       (
The Paper Shelter- #372 Birthday Creations                         (
Sketch Saturday- Week #552                                                    (

My final card was inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest and the large assortment of rhinestones that were in my sweet mom's craft stash. The hardest part of making the card was arranging the bling. Was thankful that mom was such a packrat of all things sparkly.
Entered into: 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #426 Anything Goes  (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes                     (
Rudolph Days Challenge          (


  1. Great cards, love them all! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's photo challenge, good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT

  2. Oooo what a fabby sparkly tree and thanks for joining us at the February Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

  3. Hi Kathy,
    Your cards are really very super and fab designs.
    Love the Bejeweled Christmas Tree and your super design.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  4. Once again a fabulous group of cards...thank you for entering your pretty pink typewriter in our Double D challenge!!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  5. Hmmm, I would love to join the BBQ! Red for the grill was a great choice! Thanks so much for including the Sisterhood of Crafters in your stamping fun this week. Hope to see you play along often!

  6. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x

  7. Love the old typewriter! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Pink & White’ 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!

  8. So much fun and creativity, Kathy. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  9. You're quite the card maker, Kathy! I always love what you share with us at Double D and you had the perfect stamp for this particular challenge. I really love the bling Christmas tree you made, too. I inherited my Mom's button collection and have had quite a lot of fun with that. Thanks so much for thinking of Double D with your cute typewriter card!

  10. WOW you've been busy!!! LOL What a fabulous guy card, inside & out! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘RED’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  11. Great cards. They are all so nice and different. Thank you very much for joining our TPS birthday challenge this time. Hope to see you again soon and good luck for the price. Hugs, Natascha

  12. Wonderful cards, I love them all. That vintage typewriter is THE BOMB!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Pink and White Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!

  13. Sweet projects! 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

  14. Wow, wow, wow! What a treat to see so many clever creations! I especially love how each card had such great detail and attention paid to it. There is absolutely something special on every single one. I like how you are so versatile in your style, too! These were a treat to see and I'd be hard-pressed to pick a fave. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  15. Beautiful group of cards. Feel free to enter 2 more with stripes. Thanks for joining us at The Mod Squad Challenge

  16. So cute!! Love the design and layout!! Thanks for playing with us at TPS this week, good luck!!
    Hug Lena

  17. Wow, what a great assortment of cards, Kathy! Your bejeweled Christmas tree is a lovely entry to our challenge this week! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  18. Super cute card! Thanks for joining us at If you give a crafter a cookie!!!

  19. Wonderful cards and papers. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  20. I love your chosen papers you have used to piece with

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'If You Give A Crafter A Cookie' challenge
    I hope you will join in with us again
    Hugs Shell xx

  21. You did a great job making the pre-coloured image your own Kathy, the shadows and little white highlights are a nice touch. I really like the apron image on the inside and the fabulous sentiment.
    Love the vintage, pink typewriter, it looks wonderful on your card. What a fantastic mood board to work with... you did a great job interpreting the vibe.
    The paper pieced horse on the third card you made is super cute Kathy! You must have spent quite a long time cutting out all those little pieces, but the end result was definitely worth the effort.
    That little robot has the sweetest eyes! What a cutie. I love the way you've pieced this one together too, it's such a wonderful design. Great idea to use the folder for his red balloon, it's perfectly translucent. I like the additions on the inside of the card too.
    Your final card reminds me of a wonderful piece that my MIL has in her house. It's made up of old pieces of family jewellery that have been arranged inside a frame. It's mostly white and cream and made up of pearls and semi-precious stones... it's really very beautiful and must have taken such a long time to design. You've done a marvellous job with yours Kathy, and what a lovely way to use some of your Mum's craft stash.

  22. Great coloring! Great card! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug!

  23. Love the father's day card!! :) Thanks so much for playing along with Bugaboo's most recent challenge! We hope you'll join us again this week for our newest challenge!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Min - Bugaboo Stamps DT Asst. Coordinator


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