Monday, May 27, 2019

Holiday Weekend [1]

After several very busy weeks at the office, I finally enjoyed three days stamping up a storm in my beloved craft room. Made lots of great cards that I'll be posting over the next few days. 

The first is an entry for this weeks Simon Say's Monday Challenge named "Use Stencils."  I own very few stencils, but I do have one that I like a LOT. It is a two piece stencil named "Dots and Stripes" that I got from Printworks about 20 years ago. Haven't used it for a while, so need to dig a bit to find it, but had fun making a plaid background with the stripes stencil, ink pads, a stamping sponge and a few Tombow watercolor markers. The image and sentiment are from a Beccy's Place digi set named, "Big Wishes." You can find it HERE.
Entered into:  
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Use StencilsBeccy’s Place Challenge- May                                                                                
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #388-#389 Anything Goes                    
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- May                                        
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 21-Anything Goes                                           

I loved this free sentiment from Kellie Winnell when I first saw it HERE a few years ago and knew that I'd find the perfect image to make a card with it. Well, I found it! Bugaboo's "Gus Hunter" seems like he'd hunt for donuts… especially if they had sprinkles. [You can find this image HERE.] I colored Gus with Spectrum Noir markers and my trusty Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen, fussy cut and adhered him onto a few strips of background paper [the camo paper is from a recent Hobby Lobby run.] The crowning touch on this fun card is the donut stickers that I found at WalMart. The packet contains 32 assorted sprinkly, sparkly little gems for just 99 cents. Of course, I picked up a few packages! I am entering this in several challenged including Bugaboo Stella Sketch [the little target is a free clip art image that I think works well with the sentiment and hunting theme but I just realized that I have the background strips running the wrong direction. So much for counting on my memory. Hope that doesn't disqualify my card?], Cute Card Thursday [square card], and Art Impressions [since Gus is hunting donuts, I think that the deer hiding behind him has nothing to fear.] 

Entered into:  
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #710                                     
Art Impressions- #257 Furry Friends                                                                  
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- [TWIST –Masculine]
Cute Card Thursday#583 Square

My final card for this posting features a wonderful full page daisy digi from Power Poppy that works beautifully for their current Creative Confetti Challenge named "Go Big." [The daisy digi is actually a freebie that you can find HERE.] Colored the digi with Spectrum Noir markers and white gel pen. Then wasn't sure what I wanted to do with the finished digi so decided to look for inspiration. Was going to visit Pinterest, when I picked up the Sunday insert of our paper and found a photo that led to the creation of this card. I attempted to mimic the look of weaving on the sides of the furniture with thin strips of red and blue cardstock. It was a bit tedious, but I love using up scraps of paper. After I adhered the woven strips to two corners, I finished the card by adding a free sentiment from Winkwinkink [you can find it HERE.]  
Entered into: 
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Go Big
Pixie's Snippets-Week #353                                                                                            
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #77 Flowers                                                        
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- May Flowers                       
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays


  1. 😄 I love the furry friend peaking behind the bush! And the inside is so cute and fun. Thank you so much for joining us at the Art Impressions Challenge #257 Furry Friends ❤❤

  2. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 21 at Polkadoodles Craftting Challenge!

  3. Great cards - thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x

  4. Super cards Kathy - and I do love your snippets one. You have a load of patience to do the trellis work! It's super!

    Sorry I'm a bit late commenting!


    Di xx

  5. Fabulous card, the image is gorgeous an I love the pop of color. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Scribbles Designs, we hope to see you back again.

  6. Nice looking daisies on your card! That was clever of you weaving the paper for the corners. Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.

  7. I so love the card with Gus, the sentiments are hilarious!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug!


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