Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Sherry West and CAS

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 a talented artist that is brand new to Pennys, Her name is Sherry West and she has a wonderful shop HERE. I had a hard time picking an image for my card… so I selected two.

This first digi, named “Katt Maus Dog” features three adorable critters. I printed one image of the digi on white cardstock and another on kraft. Colored the dog and maus on the white copy and katt and maus on the kraft copy with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. I then fussy-cut the katt and attached him with foam tape. Layered a rectangle of kraft and one pawprint scrapbook paper atop a cream-colored A2 card and adhered the trio of furry friends. Added a little bling by punching two sizes of circles with silver cardstock, gluing them onto the katt and dogs collar tags and along the edges of the pawprint paper. Decorated the inside of the card with a scrap of the pawprint paper, a few of the silver punches and the little maus fussy-cut from the kraft cardstock. Squeaky cute!
Am entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Sunday Challenge Songs and Rhymes (Walking the Dog. I’ll be that cute little dog would love a walk, and a treat, and a scratch behind the ears!) An added note- I had just refilled one of my dark gray markers and it spit up a little when I was shading the dogs outline. Actually, it spit up quite a lot... so the pups outline is much bolder than in the digi itself. I kinda liked the effect so kept the finished image. But wanted to let you know that the digi is actually nice and fluffy! 
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Songs and Rhymes- Walking the Dog
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- August                             
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 34-Anything Goes                                  

The second card features a beautiful Sherry West digi named “Angelic.” Once again, I printed the image both on white and on kraft cardstock. On the kraft copy, I just colored the wings with a white colored pencil, adding a few highlights with a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. I then colored the other copy  with  Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. She came to life as I added layers of colors, finishing by highlighting her necklace and rings with the white gel pen. The halo is created with layers of white and yellow vellum cut into ovals and attached to the background before adding the image with foam tape to provide a bit of depth. So pretty. Instead of stamping or printing a sentiment I used a mini die from Casual Fridays and a scrap of black paper. The final touch was to added gold photo corners. Am entering this card into several challenges including Simon Says Monday Challenge “S” is for…. (Sweet and Serene Sherry West image!), and Outlaws Saturday Challenge “Kindness” (could there be a face this side of heaven that looks any kinder?)
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- “S” is for… 
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #101
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Kindness                      

My final card for this posting is my final entry for Simon Says Wednesday Challenge named “Clean & Simple.” I also wanted to use embossing on my card to enter a few additional challenges (Outlaws and Cute Card Thursday.) The image is one of the first stamps I ever bought from Azadi Earles. I always loved the way it looked when embossed in gold. I used a scrapbook template to create a large oval on a deep blue scrap of cardstock. After embossing the sentiment in gold, I sponged the edges of the oval with black ink. A strip of lovely patterned papers serves as a background for the embossed image. A bit of gold thread and a lavender rhinestone flower serves as an embellishment. (And the pretty rhinestone flower allows me to enter it into Double D’s current challenge of BLING.)
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Clean & Simple                               
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #599- Embossing
Double D’s Challenge- Pearls, Gems or Rhinestones                    
Outlawz Challenge- Crash Your Stash- Embossing Powders                 


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

  2. Lovely card! The gold embossed sentiment is gorgeous! Love that little gem charm. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Pearls, Gems or Rhinestones" Challenge.

  3. Nice CAS card with a gem and the gold embossing. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Pearls, Gems or Rhinestones" Challenge.
    Barbara DT

  4. Brilliant cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. Hope to see you again. Good luck!

  5. A beautifully designed card and cutie pie images. Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles and hope you will join us again.

    Take care,
    Ann-Marie (DT)
    My Little Patch of Heaven

  6. Super sweet card. Thank you for joining us for our Week 34 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles.

    Why not join our other other challenges at Digi Choosday and A Gem of a Challenge.

    Hugs Lisa xxx

  7. Beautiful cards Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Pearls, Gems or Rhinestones’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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