Friday, September 13, 2019

Snowy Fun

It’s Friday, so time for another challenge at QKR Stampede!  Stop by the challenge, which is always “Anything Goes” and several prizes are awarded. Maybe you’ll be inspired to enter a card or two yourself? I had fun making a gatefold snowglobe card using Eureka Stamps sentiment (ES-digi7706 Thinking of You) and a sweet little scene from QKR  Stampede (Q-digi13807 Snowy Cabin). I colored the little scene with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen.  I used a circle die to cut the snowglobe from snowy patterned paper. I traced the circle onto the snowy scene lightly with pencil and cut it out, tearing a few scraps of white cardstock into strips, layered them on the base of the scene, and glued them down to create “snowbanks.” I hand sketched the base of the snowglobe onto a scrap of kraft cardstock, added the woodgrain with a brown Tombow watercolor marker and adhered it to the base of the snowglobe. I used a few layers of scrap paper to create a sentiment banner which I adhered to the left side of the gatefold card. I then attached the snowglobe to the right side of the gatefold. The inside sentiment is a freebie from SVG Love that you can find HERE.  
Entered into: 
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #102
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #404-405 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Sept                                 

This weeks sponsor for the  Colour Crazy Challenge is Little Blue Button and my DT card features a digi set named "Christmas Joy."  I printed the tree digi onto green plaid paper and white cardstock. Then fussy-cut the tree from plaid paper and adhered it to the tree on white cardstock, then colored the tabletop, tree trunk and pot with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen.  I printed off six copies of the ornaments, colored them with medium and dark red Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, fussy-cut them and added some details with a gold gel pen. I attached them to the plaid tree with a square of foam tape, then added a clear gemstone and a green twine bow to each. Kraft photo corners attached the finished scene onto a few layers of cardstock, which was attached to an A2 card.
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge – Lots of Layers
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up- Challenge #57   
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Bling It On                                      
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #454Anything Goes                  
Cute As A Button-#48 Anything Goes (Optional Twist- EnTWINEd)

I wanted to make cards for the many people that work in my agency providing such great customer service; the receptionists, bookkeeper and other members of what we call “support staff.” I’ve always felt that was an excellent title because there is no way that the rest of us could see clients, host meetings or do anything without their excellent support!  So, I’ve been thinking of making a gift holder that could provide them with a little treat… then found a  wonderful mug template HERE. I traced the template onto grey cardstock, stamped a cute snowman (with a vintage Embossing Arts wood mount stamp) and colored the little cutie with colored pencils. This one holds a tea bag. But I plan to adapt the template a bit so that a packet of hot chocolate and a candy cane can be slid down inside. I’ll add a to/from tag to the handle and tuck them into mailboxes. So fun!
Entered into: 
Do-Al[l] Creative- #33 Cut (Shape) cards  
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Winter Food/Drink          
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Anything Goes  


  1. Hi Kathy your makes are stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Lovely cards, Kathy! Great card designs and coloring. Thanks for joining the Monday Greetings Challenge at The Outlawz Challenges site.

  3. Sweet cards!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  4. Great Christmas cards love the baubles on the tree
    Carol x

  5. Beautiful Christmas cards. Love the snow globe and how you put the snowy cabin in it.

  6. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge with your wonderful creation. Hope to see you again.

  7. Great mug card! Love it.
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings

    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives{#33 – shaped cards}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge{#33 – school enrollment}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#63 – Monochrom}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

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

  9. Beautiful creations. Your teacup is super cute and I'm sure will be well received. It's the perfect project for our Food Challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round. Thank you for joining in the fun with us.
    Happy crafting!
    Big hugs,
    ♥ Lena - DT
    Lena’s Creations

  10. This is just amazing! Nice done...

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives

  11. Lovely Christmas card design. Thank you for joining Cute As A Button's challenge.

  12. The snowman treat holder is a great idea! Love the way you colored that snowman. Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.

  13. What the funny winter creations. Thank You for joining us at Do Al(l) Kreatives challenge. DT Ella.

  14. Great card - thanks for joining us at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.

    Helen x


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