Thursday, October 3, 2019

Fall and Winter

Hello! It’s the first Thursday of the month, so time for a new challenge at Imagine That Digi Stamps. For my DT card, I used a digi from two Imagine That sets: Lorie's Mocha for all Seasons and Coffee Sentiments.  The sweet image is colored with Spectrum Noir Coloring System alcohol markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. Patterned papers and some wooden leaf cutouts that I picked up at Hobby Lobby decorate the festive card.
One added note- The designer/owner of Imagine That, Kris Breach, provides her DTs with a coupon code that allows any friends a discount on their next digi order. If you stop by the shop I know that you'll find lots of digis you'll want to add to your collection. Then, make sure to enter your card into this months challenge with an "Anything Goes" theme for a chance to win a $12 coupon to the Imagine That Digistamp shop, or a Top 3 award which includes 2 free digi sets of your choice and an invite to be our Guest Designer in the next challenge!  You can find the full rules HERE.
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge – Anything Goes
Sheepski Designs- #31 Autumn
Di’s Digi Stamps- Two or More Patterned Papers                                  
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Oct                                   
Cute As A Button-#49 Anything Goes  (Optional Twist- The Colors of Fall)

The current challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters is named “Friendship is the Greatest Gift” and requires the word friend to be featured on the card. I’ve always loved this sweet digi set from Beccy’s Place named “New Friends” so used the image, plus two sentiments on my colorful winter card. The image is colored with Spectrum Noir Coloring System alcohol markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. The snowflakes are made with a Lawn Fawn die set.
Entered into:  
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Friendship is the Greatest Gift
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #405-407 Anything Goes                   
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Oct                                                                   

My final card for this post features the same freebie from a Dearie Dolls card that I posted yesterday. Once again, I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Coloring System alcohol markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen.  However, for this card, I also printed the image on vellum, and attached it atop the colored image. The result is a beautiful muted scene. A silver star sticker adds a bit of bling to the front of the card, and to the inside sentiment. (I’m not sure the source of the inside sentiment. I found it in my stash and can’t locate it in my digi, clear or wood-mount stamps. It might be upcycled from an old card? If anyone recognizes it’s source… please let me know!)
Entered into:  
The Paper Shelter- #400 Let’s Celebrate!
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #457 Anything Goes                 
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Angels, Fairies or Nativity


  1. Hi Kathy all your cards are stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Kathy, thank you for joining us at The Outlawz Challenges, Monday Greetings with this is beautiful card! I love all the great Fall colors and your wonderful coloring. I also love all of the other cards! All are so lovely!!

  3. Love the autumn colours in your first card Kathy, and the leaves are fabulous. I also like the wonderful sentiment you added to the middle of the card.
    The red, white and blue colour scheme of your Christmas card is wonderful, and I like that you've carried it through both the image and the papers. The little snowflakes scattered on the front and centre are a lovely addition.
    I really love your last card in this post. The vellum overlay was a great idea as it has softened the image beautifully. Well done!

  4. Awesome trio of cards here kathy! I really love your Fall colors and colorING on the LMFAS and the fun leaf elements you added! Beautiful job framing her too with the wood grain textures :) THANK YOU!! Your Christmas/Winter cards are super cute as well. Hope you have a lovely weekend ♥Kris

  5. Beautiful card, Kathy! Perfect for our Colours of Fall theme at Cute As A Button. Lovely colouring, and those leaves are fabulous!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Cute As A Button!
    ~ DT Saphron

  6. Just beautiful Kathy, love your fabulous colouring. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT

  7. Darling cards Kathy, so cute, so happy and so pretty, hugs, Lori m

  8. Fantastic cards! Your sweet friendship card is so cute! What a cute card for the holidays. Thank you for playing in my Friendship challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you can join us again soon.

  9. Such an adorable friendship card, Kathy! I love the sentiment... perfect for friends! Thanks for sharing with the Sisterhood of Crafters "friendship" challenge. Hope to see you often in our gallery!

  10. Such fun cards Kathy!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  11. Love them all, but particularly love the final one. So cute.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog. Sorry I am a little late on my rounds!
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  12. Lovely and festive cards, Kathy! Thank you for playing along with us at Christmas Crafts All Year ‘Round. We hope to see you again next time. Have a wonderful day!
    ♥ Lena ~ DT
    Christmas Crafts All Year ‘Round
    Lena’s Creations

  13. That nativity image is so cute!

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.

    Helen x

  14. Yummy!

    Thank you for joining us on the "Autumn" challenge at SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
    Rijacki's Workshop
    SheepSki Designs Etsy shop


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