Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Mid-week fun

It's Wednesday! So time for another challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog where challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded from one or more sponsors.  Stop by the blog to check it out! The sponsor this week is All Dressed Up and I used a digi named "Love to Shop." I used a simplified Spotlight Technique. Instead of printing off two copies of the image, I printed just one. I then used a die to cut the circle out of the image and used a slightly larger circle die to cut one from black cardstock. After coloring the sections inside of the circle with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen, I layered it back on the card atop the black circle. I did print an extra copy of the sentiment, which I made into a small tag.  
Entered into:  
All Dressed Up- Anything Goes- #97 Anything Goes                             
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Tag, You’re It!  
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #601 Sentimental

I love these two owls from a Beccy’s Place digi set named “You’re a Hoot” and they even have names! Ophelia, on the card front, is so sweet while Augusta, on the inside, is the king of grumpy! I colored them with Spectrum Noir Coloring System alcohol markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. The sentiments are computer-generated. (Oh, and the yummy cupcake behind the vellum is from a Beccy's Place digi set named "Celebrations.")
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #716                              
Pink Gem Challenge- Week 19 Anything Goes
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- #31                                                      
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Oct                                                                   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Oct                                   

My final card for this post features a freebie from Dearie Dolls that you can find HERE. I printed the image on tan parchment cardstock and colored it with Spectrum Noir Coloring System alcohol markers, a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen and pink chalk. The inside sentiment is upcycled from an old Christmas card.
Entered into:  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #405-407 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #457 Anything Goes                 
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- October- Final challenge Holidays  (Logo) 
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Angels, Fairies or Nativity


  1. Sooo cute, adorable little faces and digi, hugs, Lori m

  2. So cute! Like your sweet images and the way you high lighted them!

  3. Hi Kathy this card is gorgeous. I love the design. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Kathy, great how you created that circle in colour on your card, love it!

  5. Your owls made me laugh - such characters! We are so glad you shared it with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. CarolG

  6. Wonderful cards Kathy! I have never tried the spotlight technique, although I've seen it used lots of times in fabulous ways. I really like your idea for adding a thin die cut circle to border the spotlit area... great colouring too.
    The owl card is awesome! I love the two owls and the little conversation they're having. Great idea to add the cupcake under the vellum, it's a nice touch.
    Your Christmas card is very sweet, I really like the image. It's drawn on an interesting angle... obviously from Jesus' point of view. Great colouring once again Kathy. Lovely!

  7. What a fun Christmas card and always enjoy upcycling. So glad you joined us at our final A2Z Scrapbooking challenge.

  8. Fantastic card .Love your image,coloring and great design...Thank you for joining us at GEM OF A CHALLENGE this week,hope to see you again
    ĹžELJKA dt XX

  9. Adorable Christmas card! Thanks for linking up to our October challenge gallery at a2z Scrapbooking.

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  11. Loving this stylish design it’s great. Thank you for joining us at All Dressed Up Stamps challenge love and hugs Carole x Design Team

  12. Such a sweet card. Thank you for joining us for our Wk 19 'Anything Goes' Challenge at A Gem of a Challenge.

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

    Hugs Lisa xxx

  13. Nice cards! That image on your Christmas card is interesting because of the perspective. It's nicely colored too! Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.

  14. A fab collection of cards - love the spotlight design.

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x

  15. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Christmas Crafts All Year Challenge this time and good luck :)

  16. Beautiful!!! 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


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