Friday, May 3, 2019

Party Poopers

For this weeks QKR Stampede Challenge, my DT card features an image named "Party Poopers" from Eureka Stamps that you can find HERE. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and a white gel pen then fussy-cut the image, trimming the little pup from the left side from the group and setting him aside.
I mounted the large group onto background paper with a layer of vellum to mute the bold colors a bit. The sentiment is from a site named Useless Trinkets that offers dozens of free images and sentiments. I ended up retyping it to fit it onto the card, but you can find the original HERE. The pup I trimmed to the group was added to the inside. Doesn't he look adorable peeking around the sentiment? 
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge                 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Happy Birthday                                    
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                                    
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- #26                                                                    

My next is my DT creations for this week's Colour Crazy Challenge. The sponsor is Tiddly Ink and this wonderful image is named "Ricky Fishing Expert." I colored Ricky and his whopping catch with Spectrum Noir markers and a white gel pen. The "net" is made with some mesh fabric that I cut from the inside pocket of an old travel bag and the oval behind Ricky is cut from a blue plastic document folder, that comes in a pack of assorted colors and can be found in the office supply section of most stores. I really like using them on my cards because they're often cheaper than colored vellum and are more translucent.  You can write on them with a fine-line permanent marker and they're also easy to fussy-cut with a nice, sharp pair of scissors. The inside sentiment is a freebie from Birdscards that you can find HERE. I added a strip of the mesh and a small photo from my scrapbook stash to add a bit more pizazz to the inside of the card. 
Entered into: 
Cute Card Thursday- #580 Anything Goes                                                        
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 17-Anything Goes                                           

My final card for this post is an Asian inspired bookmark tag, safely nestled in a vellum envelope with a peek-a-boo window. I used scrapbook paper as the background on the card and on the tag. The Love symbol block is a rubber stamp that I pulled from the wood mount years ago. I think it might be a Hero Arts or Embossing Arts stamp. I covered the tag elements with a strip of clear laminate to make it more durable. After adding the laminate, I punched the top of the tag and threaded a strip of red cording through it and attached a porcelain bead from some of my mom's old jewelry. I know that my sister, who will be receiving this bookmark will love that! I plan to make a small box envelope that will protect the bead when I mail the card to her in a padded envelope.  
Entered into: 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #384-#385 Anything Goes                    



  1. I love all your work Kathy, and thanks for sharing your doggy bunch - so cute - and just right for our critter challenge at 2CraftyCritterCrazies, CarolG

  2. Reallly nice works

    Thanks for playing with us at Polkadoodles DT Beata

  3. Love your fabulous creation! All the details are so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  4. Wonderful selection of cards Kathy! I love those pups, they are super cute.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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


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