Friday, October 25, 2019

Seasons of Cards

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 three digis from Eureka Stamps: Butterfly & Sunflower,  You're Special, and Wonderful Day. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Coloring System alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. The beautiful red and gold frame are upcycled from an old Christmas card. Am entering this into several challenges, including the Butterfly Challenge (one color- Napa Red, one theme-Butterfly) and Cute Card Thursday Challenge #605 (The gold pattern in the frame sparkles a bit.)
Entered into:  
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Fall/Autumn Colors                        
Butterfly Challenge- #130 N is for Never Ending Card    
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #605 Sparkles
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #105
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #480

This weeks sponsor for the Colour Crazy Challenge is Ching-Chou Kuik and I created my DT card with a great image named “Winter Cuddle.” I colored the sweet image with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen then adhered her to a cardfront made with sheet music and vellum. The snowflakes were made with a Lawn Fawn die set. The inside sentiment is from a Beccy’s Place digi set named “The Nativity.”
Entered into: 
Rudolph Days Challenge- October
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #410-411 Anything Goes                   
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #116 Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       

My final card for this post was created for the 2019 Cat Lover’s Hop. I love this sweet image from Little Scrap of Heaven named “Cat with BOOloons.” (This digi is on sale right now for just $1.) I printed the cat in grey, then added depth and highlights with Spectrum Noir markers and Aquarelle watercolor pencils. (Decided the cute kitty would be a grey tabby with stripes instead of the typical black cat.) I traced the BOOloons onto vellum, fussy-cut them, the adhered them to a few layers of patterned paper that decorated the card front with a small strip of double-stick tape.  The sentiments are from a Hero Arts Digital Set named Spooky Labels (sadly, no longer available since A2zscrapbooking is closing its doors.) 
Entered into:  
Little Scraps of Heaven- Monster Mash (FB) 
Simon Says Monday Challenge-Spooky                                                 
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Fall/Halloween
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Make It Spooktacular!
Di’s Digi Stamps- Halloween or Harvest                                               
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- #31                                                      
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Oct                                   
Fabrika Fantasy Challenge- #35 Halloween


  1. Hi Kathy all your cards are gorgeous. I love them all. Take care. Hugs Jackie

    1. Kathy your designs are fantastic, each one is just so pretty, hugs, Lori m

  2. Love the cards you have created Kathy, the are so beautiful!

  3. First let me say how much I love the first card you did with the cone flowers and butterfly. Gorgeous coloring and great dimension! As to the card with the darling little kitten, I love those ghost balloons and the pink, polka dot paper you chose. :-D Wonderful creation.

  4. Oh, I love those cute vellum ghost boo-loons that your kitty is holding!

  5. Three fabulously coloured cards. Especially kitty with his boo loons for the cat lovers hop. Hugs ValeryAnne.

  6. WOW, Kathy! Your cards are beautiful both inside and out. I especially adore that sweet kitty digi with the "BOO"loons. must go get that. xxD

  7. Hi Kathy, such gorgeous cards, thanks for sharing again at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  8. All your cards are just Beautiful!

  9. Fabulous the kitty with ghosts!

    Val S - LeighSBDesigns DT
    LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps is a proud sponsor of the Cat Lovers Hop & we’re playing too! Stop by LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog while you hop!

  10. Gorgeous and fun cards! I absolutely LOVE the butterfly card and the kitty cards are pure cuteness overload! Your Christmas card is lovely too! Thanks for sharing your cards with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenges!

  11. Love all your cards but the kitty one has to be my favorite!
    Love To Scrap 2

  12. Fantastic creations. The cat one is adorable :-)
    Visiting from the Cat Lovers' Blog Hop.
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  13. I love how you used vellum for the balloons. They look like real ghosts! If ghosts are real.

  14. Beautiful cards!!! Your Halloween card is really cute!!! Love this kitty and those little ghosts!!!

  15. Your winter cuddle Christmas card is so pretty. The colouring looks great and I like the vellum you used.

    Thanks for taking part in the October Rudolph Days Challenge.

  16. What beautiful cards the first two are; love the Christmas card. And the Halloween card is just purrfect & cute and love the ghost balloons.

  17. Beautiful cards, Kathy! I am partial to the ones with kitties, of course!! The Winter Cuddles is so sweet with the maiden and her bundled up cats. The BOO-loons and Kitten are so much the vellum!

    Thank you so much for playing along in the #2019CatLoversHop!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  18. All beautiful cards but of course the kitties are my favourite! Adorable!

  19. Kathy, all your cards are gorgeous, but coming from the Cat Lovers Hop, I have to say the Cat with BOOloons is terrific! Such a cute image and I love how you tucked the ghosty BOOloons beneath the inside sentiment. Fabulous work! xx

  20. Such a great selection of projects! I love that kitty with his spooky ghost balloons is just perfect!
    Jenny xx
    Visiting from the Cat Lovers Hop

  21. This is so pretty. I love how you can see the sheet music through the vellum, and your colors are very complimentary on that sweet image. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us, and please stop by again soon.
    karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday

  22. A super set of cards! Love the Halloween cat with the Boos though!

  23. How fun with the cat and the boo balloons.

  24. Awesome cards! I really love that cute kitty with the BOOloons!

  25. Back again to comment on your glorious butterfly card. Love the colour of the butterfly . It is absolutely stunning. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me. Hugs Mrs A.

  26. A fabulous selection of cards! I love your Halloween design, the cute kitty cat with the balloons looks super cute 😁. Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Happy and creative wishes, Jo x

  27. Awesome collection of cards! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  28. I love the vellum and all the snowflakes on this sweet christmas cad! Thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge.
    Linda, DT
    Rudolph Days Challenge


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