Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Coffee, Tea and a Flying Elf!

It's Wednesday! So time for another challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog. Penny's challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded from one or more sponsors.  Stop by the blog to check it out!
This week, I made two cards as a DT for Penny's. The first used a fun and whimsical image from challenge sponsor, Fabrika Fantasy, named "Flying Elf." [You can find it HERE.] I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers, plus a white gel pen and sparkly gold gel pen. [You can't see the gold in the photos, but I dabbed dots across the dragons head, body and tail to add a bit of glimmer to his scales. I used some patterned vellum that I purchased at Hobby Lobby to use on mermaid cards. It nicely mimics dragon scales, too.  To highlight the image, I added a white circle beneath the vellum, then mounted both the image and vellum circle onto black cardstock. Perfecto. Lastly, I smeared some clear glue across the bottom of the card front then liberally sprinkled a path of large glitter to beneath the dragon and his cute rider. Finished the card by adding a glitter trail to the inside of the card to match the front.  The sentiments are both computer generated.
Entered into: 
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- #26                                                                    
Do-Al[l] Creative- Mythical Creatures / Fairies                                               
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- May                                        
Cute Card Thursday- #580 Anything Goes                                                        
Outlawz Challenge- Crash Your Stash- Loose Glitter                                     

My second card for Penny's this week features the adorable image named "Tea Cup Teddy" from the challenge's second sponsor, Di's Digi Stamps. I used a super simple card technique named the Diaper Fold [you can find instructions in this VIDEO.] I used a square doily as the base for the folded card,  adding pink cardstock on the back of the card, and also as an insert to add strength and durability. The image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers and white gel pen. The sentiment is from Whimsie Doodles, which is no longer available after they closed shop last year. [I sure miss them.] Am entering this card into several challenges including If You Give a Crafter a Cookie [the pastel colors and lacy doily on the card reflect those in the pretty cookies. Plus... Mothers Day is the perfect time for a tea party.] The sentiment is from Whimsie Doodles [which, sadly, went out of business last year.]
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Di’s Digi Stamps Anything But A Card                                                                

My final card for this post is another coffee themed card for the 2019 Spring | Summer Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop. I love the fun Bugaboo image named "Make it Snappy JJ" that fills a card front so beautifully. You can find it HERE. I printed the image on both kraft and white cardstock, cut them apart, colored the white image with Spectrum Noir and white gel pen, then trimmed it down a bit and layered the colored image atop the kraft sentiment. The inside sentiment is a freebie from Gerda Steiner. You can find it HERE. Such a fun card!
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Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes                                 

Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                                    


  1. Hi Kathy your cards are stunning. I am just about to go out for coffee with a friend. I love coffee. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. I love your fabulous coffee cards, Kathy. It's been SO much fun stopping by your blog to see your creativity. Great job.

  3. Oh what a sweet little image -- and I love the little pocket you created!

  4. What a fabulous gift presentation this is. Have to check out the video; thanks for the link.
    That teddy is so ca-ute! And I love Bugaboo even tho I don't use digi's. Such a fabulous & fun sentiment.

  5. Love them all, esp the last one's sentiment.

  6. I love your cards and that last one really cracked me up with that sentiment. Goes great with that image too.

  7. All of your creations look amazing! That Flying Elf image is a fave of mine and I just adore your card you've made with it!! So stunning and sparkly!! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  8. That's a great creation...nice make!

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

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelSt├╝ble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives

  9. Cute card. Beautifully coloring and images.

  10. How sweet your wee beverage box is Kathy, love the image you used too. Thanks for sharing with us over on dis digi design. Carol xx

  11. Wow... great elve image and you make an amazing card with it.
    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.
    Please keep in mind that you have to be a follower in order to win the prize. When you already following us everything is fine.

    Crafty greetings

    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives{#29 – Fairies / mythical creatures}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge{#29 – little wonders}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges{#59 – New Born}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  12. Gorgeous card with our beloved JJ.
    Thanks for joining the AG challenge at Sketch the Bug.
    xxx Margreet DT

  13. Love your Critter card!
    Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, Good luck in the challenge and hope to see you again next time!
    Ine (DT)

  14. Lovely creations! 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

  15. Great set of cards, love the coffee bear.

  16. Love your make, fabulous idea & I love the fold

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'If You Give A Crafter A Cookie' this fortnight. I hope to see you join in with us again soon
    Hugs Shell xx

  17. Gorgeous tea cup teddy project.....Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Challenge and using one of Di's images :)
    Wendy xx


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