Monday, September 9, 2019

Fall, Faith and Fun

I was invited to be a guest DT for the Sunday “Songs and Rhymes” Challenges at Outlawz during September. I was excited to see that Decosse's Dynamite Doodles is the sponsor this month, as I’ve been enjoying their many freebies, sentiments and patterned papers, for several years. For this card, I used a sentiment digi from DDDoodles (you can find it HERE), a vintage wood-mount stamp from Embossing Arts, assorted ink pads in fall colors, a scrap of vellum and very sharp little scissors to fussy cut all the leaves!  
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Songs and Rhymes- See You In September
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes             
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #402-403 Anything Goes                   

My next three cards were created to enter into a fun event named “Spectember” sponsored for Spectrum Noir products. I started using the SN alcohol markers a little over a year ago and LOVE them! Didn’t have enough cash to start with Copics, so picked up a few SN sets when they were on sale at JoAnne's, and am hooked. I did make a few of the cards that I posted in my blog last week but forgot to note that I was entering them into these contests. Then decided to dedicate more time to the task and made one for each of the days during the first week. Below are Days 1, 4 and 6

For the Day 1 Challenge, “Opposites Attract”, I used a wonderful Stampscapes scenery stamp, assorted ink pads and sponges, making sure to include several shades of purple and yellow (opposites on the color chart) in my card. I did add some blues and browns, plus some white highlights to finish off the creation. Ahhh sweet!
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Stamp It                                          
Crafty Catz Challenge- #473 Anything Goes (Simple greeting)
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Anything Goes               

The Day 4 challenge needed to include a monochromatic color theme… with black and white. After a bit of thinking I remembered a wonderful digi set from Beccy’s Place named “Itty Bitty Bots” that would work perfectly. I printed off a few of the bots and got to work with my Spectrum Nior markers in black, six shades of gray, and a white gel pen. I didn’t even use my blender pen on this which is unusual for me!  The sentiments, printed on vellum,  come with the digi set, and the fun background paper is a freebie from Papercrafts magazine. You can find it HERE. (I did recolor the original multicolored background image to monochrome grey to fit into this challenge and reduced it to A2 size.)
Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Sept                                                                 
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #598- Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Stamps- Hand colored Image                                                  
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Sept                                 

The Day 6 Challenge is named “Sentimental”  so I looked through my many sentiment digis and picked a favorite. Tammy Tutterow has an assortment of beautiful coloring pages with sayings that inspire and encourage. This one, with its simple statement, has always blessed my heart. (You can find it HERE.) I colored the image very simply, using a few gray, green and pink Spectrum Noir markers plus a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. The 3-D butterfly is from a packet that I pick up at either Hobby Lobby or WalMart. They come with sparkly silver on the base along the wing edges. I didn’t like the way that looks on the card, so I trimmed it off. With a sharp scissors it was easy-peasy! I’m entering this into a few more challenges including the Butterfly Challenge (Colors:Laser Lemon- touches on the flowers and butterfly and Languid Lavender-in the sponged and brushed background that I upcycled from a card AND theme: Layers and Butterfly) and Double D’s current photo challenge (I have just one butterfly… but she is a beauty and her 3-D wings really do flutter!)
Entered into: 
Butterfly Challenge- #128 Letter L for Lattice                 
Double D’s Challenge- Featured [photo]                  
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       


  1. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. I love them all. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. All are such pretty cards...thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  3. These are all stunning creations! Really love that fun robot card with the gears background! Such a cute design! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  4. WOW, Wonderful cards. I do so love scenes and the scene card you submitted to A2Z is gorgeous. Quite beautiful. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  5. lovely card and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty catz this week and good luck

  6. So pretty and the sentiment is perfect. Thankyou For coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  7. My eyes are always treated to beautiful cards when I visit your blog. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Catch the Bug. Julie O, Bugaboo Stamps Designer.

  8. They are all just fabulous Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘FEATURED’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  9. Fabulous cards! I think the autumn card is so special. Thanks for joining our anything goes challenge!
    Hugs, Joy
    Bugaboo dt

  10. All fabulous cards kathy-but love the first one with the beautiful Autumn leaves and sentiment
    carol x

  11. Gorgeous designs. Thanks for sharing them with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you join us forfuture challenges.
    DD DT

  12. This is gorgeous. Love your colour choices and great layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

  13. Your cards are all fabulous Kathy, you've done an awesome job creating them all. I love the colours on the first one, autumn is my favourite season even though we don't get quite as many colourful leaves as many other parts of the world.
    I absolutely love the way you've coloured the little robot, he looks amazingly shiny and new! Great highlighting.
    Well done Kathy!

  14. That is a very nice serene sympathy card! The autumn card is nice with the pretty leaves and nice colors. Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.


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