Sunday, September 22, 2019

Spectember Continues!

My first card in this posting was created for the Spectember Day 18 Challenge named Under the Sea. I used a sweet digi image from LeeAnn’s  World 101 named Thessa. I colored Thessa with Spectrum Noir Coloring System alcohol markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. After fussy-cutting the colored image, I adhered her atop patterned paper and a rectangle of blue plastic document folder. (NOTE- you can find details about this wonderful office supply staple in one of my blog posts last month. You can find it HERE.)  The sentiments are from a Bugaboo digi set named Under the Sea, and the anchor image on the inside of the card is from a Beccy’s Place digi set named “Smooth Seas.” I added shimmer to her scales with Spectrum Noir gold and silver Sparkle Pens and added water bubbles with Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal drops.
Entered into:  
Spectember Day 18 Under the Sea
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #114 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge- #475 Anything Goes 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Sept                                 

This weeks challenge at the wecraftcards Forum was to create a card that represented the where we live. I had fun making this slider card... that represents Wisconsin's many dairy farms! I've had this paper clay cow since the late '90s. I made it when I was selling Stampin' Up and recently found it when cleaning out (i.e. organizing) my collection of card stuff. The background of the card is upcycled from an old calendar page. I used instructions found HERE to create the slider pull card. The Happy Birthday Sentiment is from an Imagine That Digi set named “Butter to my toast” and the little maple leaves are from an Imagine That digi set named “Autumn.” You can find both of these items HERE. The inside sentiment is one of the first wood mount stamps I ever owned from a company named Azadi Earles.
Entered into: 
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Regional Birthday
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Interactive                                      
Pink Gem Challenge- Week 18 Anything Goes

For my final card, I pulled out another old stamp. I pulled the rubber from the wood mount a while ago, but I think it is from a company named Uptown Stamps. I colored the sweet image with Spectrum Noir Coloring System alcohol markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen, focusing on using shades of grey, pink and yellow (so I can enter it into the Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge.) I didn’t have a sentiment that would fit on the banner, so hand-printed Happy Birthday. Since I was making use of old items, I decided to used one of my Fiskars decorative scissors to add some interest to the card’s corners and inside liner. The inside sentiment is from Petersen Rubber Stamps (a small husband and wife in-home business in South Dakota in the late 1990’s. They were nice people!)  
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week 38-Anything Goes                                 
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       


  1. The mermaid card is gorgeous, sweet image-beautifully coloured! Clever idea to use the plastic document wallet looks great! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Catz

  2. Hi Kathy all your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Wonderful cards with great paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  4. Kathy, what a gorgeous array of cards you have made. Love the fun cow card. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Blog Challenge and Facebook Challenge Design Team Leader)

  5. Such sweet cards. Thank you for joining us for our Wk 18 'Anything Goes' Challenge at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Why not join our other other challenges at Polkadoodles and Digi Choosday.

    Hugs Lisa xxx

  6. Fabulous make,love the colors and design...thank you for joining us at GEM OF A CHALLENGE ,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  7. A gorgeous cards. Thank you for sharing with us at Polkadoodles
    HUGS Fleur xxx


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