Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Seeing stars and Giraffes

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 The Paper Shelter, and I couldn’t decide which of the images to use… so I made cards with two of the images from a set named Giraffes on Holidays

This first card features a Mummy Giraffe image from the set. I colored the funny guy with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. The sentiment and strips of patterned paper are actually a party napkin that I adhered to the front of the card. Don’t you love it?  I used a scrap of the napkin to decorate the inside and created a sentiment with alphabet stickers from my scrapbook stash. The final touches were to perch a little pumpkin sticker on the letter “k” and sprinkle the front and inside of the card with clear green plastic dots. So fun!
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 33-Anything Goes                                  
The second features a St. Paddy Mummy from the set. I colored the dapper fella with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. The background is a sheet of stationery, and the shamrock embellishments are fussy cut from a sheet of patterned paper  The “A Happy Hello” sentiment on the front is from a Whimsy digi set named "Vintage Sentiments."  [You can find it HERE.]  The “Wishing You a Happy Day” sentiment on the inside of the card is a freebie from WinkWinkInk. (You can find it HERE.)
I'm entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Color Challenge (my card includes every color in the photo... and then some!) 
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge – 3 colors and a Twist
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Midsummer Blues                          
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       

My final card for this posting features an adorable image from All Dressed Up called “Stars and Back.”  It is the free image for the August progressive challenge at Outlawz… and I love it! After printing the sweet kiddo onto white cardstock, I colored her with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. I next fussy-cut the image and adhered it to a card front atop a background of starry sky patterned paper. The final touch was to color in the “love” part of the sentiment and the stars with a glittery gold gel pen. This last step allows me to enter the card into the current challenge at Power Poppy since it adds some wonderful sheen to the card. (It took a photo with a flash to try to show this sparkle. It shows a bit of the sheen but doesn’t do the card justice. It really is pretty in real life.)  
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Progressive Freebie- August
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Make it Shimmer
All Dressed Up- Anything Goes- #96 Anything Goes                             
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #400-401 Anything Goes                   
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #595– Add a Quote
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- August                             


  1. Love the first two cards, they are adorable. The third card is so sweet.

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

  3. Very cute Kathy, Fabulously designed project, great colours and thanks for using an All Dressed Up image for our current challenge of ANYTHING GOES using an ALL DRESSED UP IMAGE. Good luck in the final draw.
    [aNNie Design Team Member for All Dressed Up Challenges] ❣️ ADU
    [aussie aNNie blog] ♥ ♥

  4. Cute and fun cards! Thanks for joining us for week #33 at Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge!

  5. What a fun (but sad for the giraffe all wrapped up) card. I love giraffes and this image may need to go on my wish list. Thanks for entering the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month. Best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Blog Challenge and Facebook Challenge Design Team Leader)

  6. Kathy, these are all great cards! Thank your joining us at Monday Greetings Challenge on The Outlawz Challenges Site.

  7. More great cards! Love your Stars and Back design and the starry background is perfect!
    Thanks for joining us at the All Dressed Up challenge, good luck and I hope you'll be back again soon.
    Marilyn S

  8. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with the All Dressed Up Challenge. Good luck and I hope you will play again.
    Liz (:(|)x


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