Friday, July 26, 2019

Card Trio

My DT card for this week's QKR Stampede Challenge, features a QKR Stampede digi image named Cow Ferrie. [You can find it HERE.] I upcycled a page from an old calendar to make the scenic background and gave the image a bit of color with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel. The Beautiful Bovine’s wings and the magic wand was given a generous sprinkling of Ferrie dust to add some texture… and magic! The sentiments are computer-generated. (Sorry for the middle school humor. I’ve been helping at an after school program in a few local middle schools and this is the kind of thing that I hear regularly… along with assorted fart sounds and belches from the young guys. Plus, I’ll be sending this card to a friend whose husband is a dairy farmer. I know it will give them a chuckle… or eight!)   
Entered into: 
Cute Card Thursday- #Challenge 592 – NO Patterned Papers
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       

This week's sponsor at the Colour Crazy Challenge is Moon Flower Digi Stamps.  My DT card features a beautiful image named, "Lilly Snow White."  I colored Lilly with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. The little sentiment tag is hand-lettered. Am entering this card into Outlawz current TicTacToe Challenge, matching the third column: Red, Blue and Patterned paper. 
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge – TicTacToe
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- July                                 

I used a cute image from Ching-Chou Kuik's line of digital stamps named "Gingerbread Man Parade”" to make a card to enter into Ching-Chou Kuik’s current challenge, “Make Your Background.”  I made this background with an upcycled greeting card (I liked the pastel color scheme and all the glitter. Added a close-up pic so you can see the glitter a little better. In real life it REALLY sparkles), a few scraps of ribbon and the lacy swirly design in cream-colored felt. The finished background panel makes me think of cotton candy and cookies with pink frosting and chunky sugar… which is a perfect fit for the image. Speaking of the image, I colored it to match the background panel and think that the result resembles Christmas decorations from the 70s in their no-traditional colors.  The sentiments are computer-generated, and the little gingerbread cookie on the inside is cut from a free coloring page created by Kate Hadfield. (It appears that page is no longer available, however, there are several other freebies available including coloring pages, bookmarks, bag toppers and more. You can find them HERE).
Entered into: 
Ching-Chou Kuik's FB Challenge- Make Your Background                    
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- [TWIST–Use a Doily]
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #447 Anything Goes                 
The 12 Months of Christmas- Challenge #55   


  1. So funny the cow making a wish 😊 Love also your other creations.

  2. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous I love them all. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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

    Helen x

  4. Kathy, i love your upcycled card background, it is very pretty! This is one of many Ching Chou images i love. I love your coloring, it is beautiful! Thank you for sharing at Ching Chou Kuik Challenges!

  5. Another gorgeous card Kathy. Brilliant idea to upcycle a greetings card. Thank you for entering and using a Ching-Chou Kuik image and best wishes in the draw and for your support of this challenge. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Blog Challenge and Facebook Challenge Design Team Leader)

  6. Fabulous cards as always Kathy!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!
    Deb xx

  7. Wonderful projects! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. Hope to see you again.


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