Sunday, September 29, 2019

Spectember & Oreos

I’ve enjoyed being part of month-long event named “Spectember” sponsored for Spectrum Noir products. Here are my entries for two more of the challenges.

Spectember Day 27 Challenge is “Create a Background.” I used Stampscapes trees and grasses to create a scenic background. The owl, a wood mount stamp from a company named Northwoods stamps that appears to no longer be in business,  is printed on kraft brown paper and colored with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. The sentiment is computer generated. Kraft
Entered into:  
Spectember Day 27 Create a Background 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes                                
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #405-407 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #81: Use Kraft Paper

Spectember Day 28 Challenge is “Birthday Celebration.” For this card, I used a special image from a digi company named Craftin’ Desert Divas that recently closed due to family health issues. I’ve collected several adorable images from CDD over the years, and this one, named “Coffee Hero” is one of my favs. I nabbed the “Bat Car” digi during their close-out sale and was fun to include it on this card. The base of the card is actually from a set of boxed cards that I picked up a few months ago at Goodwill. I love the bold sentiment patterns that cover the card fronts. I sketched out and fussy-cut a batman symbol from yellow vellum to add a bit more color to the front of the card. The “But First Coffee” sentiment on the inside is a freebie from HERE. And the digis are colored with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. 
Entered into:  
Spectember Day 28 Birthday Celebration
Coffeeloving Cardmarkers- Caffeine Fueled Paper Play- CDDiva
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #601 Sentimental
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week 39 Anything Goes                                  
Bugaboo Stamps- Sept Color Challenge 

My final card for this blog features a Little Scraps of Heaven digi named Cute Cookie. I colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen.  The sentiment is from an Imagine That digi set named Jars of Cheer.
Entered into: 
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #103
Crafty Catz Challenge- #476 Anything Goes 
Pink Gem Challenge- Week 19 Anything Goes


  1. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Stunning cards, really love your owl, hugs, Lori m

  3. These are all such fabulous creation! Love your "batmobile" card with the sentiment background!! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  4. some beautiful creations here, thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge

  5. Kathy more wonderful cards and these are great masculine ones. Your Batmobile is perfect for a hero birthday. Have a great weekend. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug Color Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  6. Thank you for joining us at challenge Lemon Shortbread
    DT Maria

  7. All wonderful cards! That owl!! And thank you so much for playing along over at Caffeine Fueled Paper play with one of my fave CDD coffee images!

  8. Great cards! I love the owl so pretty and great mix of papers and embellishments.
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at SCRIBBLES DESIGN! Best of luck! Nick

  9. What a great group of projects! Thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles’ Gems Challenge good luck and hope to see you again!

    Jennifer, DT


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