Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Cute As A Button

It's Wednesday! So time for another challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog where challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded from one or more sponsors.  Stop by the blog to check it out! The sponsor this week is Cute As A Button, and I couldn’t decide which of the images to use… so I made a card with both!

This first card features a digi named “Enjoying the Rain” which you can find HERE. The rainbow background is a sheet of stationery and the digi is colored with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. Since I cropped the original digi, I  added a pic of the digi from the website. The sentiment is a freebie from DDDoodles which you can find HERE.
Entered into: 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #396-#397 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- July

The second  features a digi named “At the Beach” which you can find HERE. I colored the beauty with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. After a bit of fussy-cutting, I adhered her to the background, which is upcycled from an old calendar. The sentiment on the front is from a Whimsy digi set named "Vintage Sentiments."  [You can find it HERE.]  The wonderful sentiment on the inside of the card is from an Imagine That digi set named “Flamingo Beach.” You can find it HERE.
Entered into: 
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie- #121 (beachy)                                        
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- At the Beach            
Cute Card Thursday- #Challenge 587 - Bright Colors!
Cute As A Button-#46 Anything Goes 

I’m loving making cards for the Bugaboo “Christmas in July” celebration.  Here is my entry for Day 5:  Make Us Laugh with movie inspiration “Christmas Vacation.” It’s been a long time since I’ve watched it, but I remember that it involved lots of Christmas lights… and one very sad kitty. Decided my card would instead feature a happy, no… actually a scheming kitty. The image is Bugaboo’s “Christmas Cat” (available this week for at 50% off- so just $1 HERE!) I colored the little cutie with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen before attaching fur to his hat to add some fun texture. Sketched a circle onto a scrap of white cardstock, colored it with a silver marker and when dry drew details to create a jingle bell with a fine line black Sharpie marker. Attached the bell to the cat (Ha… I’ll be he didn’t like THAT!) and added a tiny little red bow. The sentiments on the front and inside of the card are computer-generated. To decorate the inside of the card, I created an “ornament” with a circular frame from my scrapbook stash, adding a silver cap made with a scrap of silver cardstock. To make the hanger, I punched a hole from a scrap of the silver cardstock and cut around it. I cut a slit into the ornament cap, slipped the hanger down inside just a bit and taped it on the backside. Added a bit of green twine and wove the sentiment through the circle, also taping it down on the backside.
PS We’ve had a few cats that loved to play with (i.e. decimate) the Christmas tree and other decorations. How about you?
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Christmas in July Day 5  Make Us Laugh                
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #447 Anything Goes                 
The 12 Months of Christmas- Challenge #55    


  1. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Adorable!! 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

  3. Hi

    Stunning card

    thanks for joining us at CHCC

    Hugs Lisbeth & Claudia

  4. Fabulous cards!! They are all beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Victoria

  5. Both of your cards are so cute. Thanks for sharing them with us over on the Catch the Bug blog. Good luck
    ~Jo, Bugaboo DT

  6. Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx


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