Friday, September 20, 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? My DT card features a QKR digi image and sentiment (Q-digi14514-Birdhouse & Q-digi16108 Thinking of You). I colored the scene with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen.  I ended up with several layers, adding more and more until I ended up with a look that I liked. The base is strips of patterned paper, this is topped with a lacy square cut from a plastic tablecloth (that I purchased by the yard at a hardware store!!), then vellum, the colored image, and a swirly of snowflakes and the sentiment. The inside sentiment is from a Beccy’s Place digital set named “Seasonal Windows” that you can find HERE.  The snowflakes are made with a Lawn Fawn die set.
Entered into: 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #404-405 Anything Goes                   
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #600 Dies and Punches
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #455 Anything Goes                 
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- #30                                                     
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Sept                                 

This September Progressive Challenge on Cute As A Button FB page features a wonderful image named “Thankful.” I cropped the image, allowing a portion to go off the edge of the page so that I could also enter the card into the current Power Poppy challenge, especially since I used the sentiments from the Power Poppy  digi set named “Autumns Opulence.” I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen and added extra color with some lovely ribbon I picked up at Hobby Lobby last week (for 50% off!) To add texture to the card, I used some burlap from my stash and some greenery that I picked up at the local Goodwill a while ago. I loved its rich hunter green color and the soft fuzzy feel of the fronds. So fun!  
Entered into:  
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Over the Edge
Crafty Catz Challenge- #475 Anything Goes 
Di’s Digi Stamps- Hand-colored Image                                                  
Cute As A Button-#48 Anything Goes 
Cute As A Button-FB Progressive Challenge No. 29-Thankful

My final card in this posting was created for the Spectember Day 17 Challenge named Create a Scene. I immediately thought of my Stampscaped collection, which I don’t use very often anymore since I prefer digis, but they are PERFECT for creating scenes. I combined three of the images on my wood mount stamps: “Lakeside Cabin”(main section) “Pines and Rocks” (tops of pines on the right side) and “Spruce” (large tree on the left side.) When digging for my stamps, I found some photos I’d taken of clouds that I felt might make n using my Stampscapes. I stamped the images with black Memento ink, then added color to the cabin, water and trees with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I didn’t expect the markers to react with the glossy photo paper as they did, causing them to bleed. But… once the colors dried, I decided I really liked the hazy feeling of the scene. So… I decided to finish the card!  Added a few layers of cardstock matting, a bit of raffia and a sticker from my scrapbook stash. 
Entered into: 
Spectember Day 17 Create a Scene
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- All About Trees            
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays        


  1. Hi Kathy this is a gorgeous Christmas card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Fun image. Love his wide smily face. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Lovely cards !
    Greetings from Monique ( niki1 )

  4. All gorgeous cards love the happy snowman and all the layers,gorgeous Autumn card and beautifully coloured image -love the beautiful stamped scen on the last one really thought it was a topper-fabulous stamps
    Carol x

  5. Beautiful cards. The one for Crafty Catz is stunning. I love your coloring of the image and the plaid ribbon is to die for.. Love it. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Catz.
    Billie A
    Crafty Catz
    Creative With Stamps
    Catch The Bug
    Aud Sentiments
    Always Fun Challenges
    Colour Crazy Challenge
    Creations In Pink
    Crafty Gals Corner
    Crafty Sentiments

  6. Your snowman is so sweet especially holding the little birdie!! Fabulous coloring and really love the snowflake background too! Thank you for sharing your creation for the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge this month! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  7. Kathy, what a gorgeous card you have made here which fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month. It reminded me of a visit in 2014 to the USA and we visited an Amish shop with lots and lots of pumpkins. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Blog Challenge and Facebook Challenge Design Team Leader)

  8. Gorgeous fall card Kathy! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Gale

  9. Beautiful creations Kathy! Thank you for sharing with us over at Ching-Chou Kuik's Challenge. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Sherry xx

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


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