As I DT I get to choose the images that I want to use. This week we have two sponsors and I wanted to use images from both… so I did! The first card features a new sponsor, but one that I know and love, Beccy’s Place. I’ve been a Guest DT for artist Beccy Muir for several years, and now serve as one of the “Contributors” for her blog. I love how easy Beccy’s images are to color as the lines of her artwork are so clean and bold. For this card, I used an image and two sentiments from a Beccy’s Place digi set named “South of the Border.” I created the A7 sized card base, which I decorated with patterned paper. I colored the cute sloth with Spectrum Noir Coloring System alcohol markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen, then fussy-cut and adhered him to the inside of the card. It took me a little time to work out the dimensions so that the sloth didn't stick out of the card when it was closed. But I was finally able to fold the image correctly so that the cutie holds his arms wide to match the inside sentiment. Next time I think I’ll make a long thin card that will fit into a #10 envelope. That will allow the sloth to stretch out a bit further, bending at the wrist instead of the elbow! I am entering this card into several challenges, including Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Interactive."
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Interactive
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Sept
The second sponsor this week is Patties Creations. I love Pattie’s image named “Cardinal on a Branch with Snow.” I used an upcycled calendar page as the card base, colored the cardinal image with Spectrum Noir Coloring System alcohol markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. I embellished the finished card with snowflakes cut from a Lawn Fawn die set and Polar White Flower Soft mixed with micro-fine glitter. The sentiment on the front is from a Beccy’s Place digi set named “Baby Robin” and the inside sentiment is from a Beccy’s Place digi set named “Bessings of the Season.” Am entering this card in several challenges including Day 25 of Spectember- Holiday Time.
Spectember Day 25 Holiday Time
Spectember Day 25 Holiday Time
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #600 Dies and Punches
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #456 Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- All About Trees
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays
Pattie's Creations Challenge- #162 Things that Fly
I couldn’t wait to get to Day 24 of the Spectember challenges because the theme is Furtastic, and I knew exactly which stamp to use. The cute feline in the stamp set from Biblical Impressions named “Crazy Kitty” always makes me laugh. So I pulled it out, stamped it on cream-colored cardstock with black ink and got to work with my Spectrum Noir Coloring System alcohol markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. The paws, which come in the set, were stamped on scrap paper, colored and fussy-cut. I then mounted them with foam tape, positioning them to look like the kitty was peeking over them. Isn’t the little fur face adorable? The sentiment on the front is a vintage wood-mount stamp from Printworks. The “Excerpt from the Diary of a Cat” on the inside is computer-generated. I found it on the internet years ago and it was love at first sight. (Since I like to give credit when I use an image or sentiment, I spent time researching its source when I used in it past posts. I couldn’t find the original author, but in 2017 I did find this article from the 1990s that included it. I just checked and that site is no longer available. Instead, the fun sentiment appears to be in a 400+ page book named “Getting Out: Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary” by John Woodcock. I plan to check it out!)
Spectember Day 24Furtastic
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #114 Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #103
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week 38-Anything Goes
Gorgeous cards Kathy :-) All of them are fabulous and I love the pop up sloth, very cute :-)ReplyDelete
thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x
apologies for the challenge closing early, I have added your entry into the linky system, good luck! :-)
Hi Kathy your cards are stunning. I love them all. Take care. Hugs JackieReplyDelete
Wonderful cards, love them.ReplyDelete
Omgoodnes! I love that sloth! Both cards are beautiful! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!ReplyDelete
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator
Just popping in from the Rudolph Days Challenge, I love the gorgeous card that you've created. Although I'm in the UK I was lucky enough to see these beautiful birds in the wild on a trip to the US a few years ago. I love your other cards too.ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining in with the Rudolph Days Challenge this month.
Sue DT x
Happy Rudolf Days.
What a very gorgeous card and I love the red cardinal design.
Beautiful papers used and such a wonderful sentiment also.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT
Wonderful cards Kathy, you've done a great job! I had a little chuckle at the diary entry from the cat... love the last bit about eating the houseplant. I also love what you did with the sloth card, how clever to arrange him to look like he's giving the recipient a great big hug. Love it!ReplyDelete
What nice creations, especially my image called the Cardinal on Branch with Snow. I love how you colored my image.Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.ReplyDelete
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All fabulous projects. Love the sloth hugs!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
Catherine x DT
Your cardinal Christmas card (Rudolph Challenge entry) is lovely. Lots of great papers with this pretty scene, but it is the hearts and sloth card that caught my eye. What a great idea to do the sloth this way!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for taking part in the September Rudolph Days Challenge.
A gorgeous cards. Thank you for sharing with us at PolkadoodlesReplyDelete
HUGS Fleur xxx
Kathy, your kitty card is utterly adorable and I don't think I'll be able to sleep until I have that image! Oh my word, that is so cute, and you've done a masterful job with it!ReplyDelete
You are one of our winners at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge #162
Please contact me to claim your two images from my Etsy Store.
How cute can that kitten be ♥ Love the little face poping up over the edge.ReplyDelete
Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Lemon Shortbread challenges
Hugs from Elin