Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Christmas & Coffee

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 Cute As A Button  and my DT card features an image named Peppermint Patty.  I colored the sweet image with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. I framed Patty on the front of a boxed Christmas card, adhering her atop a scrap of colorful Christmas candy paper and a piece of vellum. The inside sentiment is actually on the inside of the boxed card, which I decorated with candy cut from the patterned paper. (Last year I picked up several boxes of these and other Christmas cards at 90% off. This is one of the designs. So... got the card plus an envelope for less than ten cents. Plus... if the inside greeting works with the cards I create... I don't need to layer on another one. Easy Peasy... and cheap!)
Entered into:  
Cute As A Button-#50 Anything Goes     
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #117 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week 44 Anything Goes                                  
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #462 Anything Goes                  

I am a Guest DT for the current Songs and Rhymes at Outlawz, where the theme is drawn from the song Over the river and through the woods, To grandmother's house we go; The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh, Through (the) white and drifted snow!” As soon as I heard that, I knew that I just had to make another card using the wonderful digi set named (appropriately)  Over the River  from Jan’s Digis. I love this wonderful truck image, especially because the silhouettes inside don’t overwhelm its lovely details. Decided to keep the look of the card clean and simple, adding just a bit of color with a few Spectrum Noir markers, a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen and a silver gel pen. As with my last card, I framed the image on the front of a boxed Christmas card, adhering it atop Christmas plaid paper and adding a Merry Christmas using a vintage Azadi Earles wood mount stamp. The inside sentiment is the inside of the boxed card. I adorned it with stickers I picked up at Hobby Lobby plus yummy cookies and milk digi is from a Paper Shelter digi set named "For Santa" It truly reminds me of visits to Grandma's house because she was an excellent baker!
Entered into: 
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #106
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #606 Christmas Holidays
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #410-411 Anything Goes                   
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #481 (Optional twist- Snow )
Sheepski Designs- #32 Christmas Is Coming

My final card for this posting is a yummy coffee card created for the current Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop. I’ve had the coffee image in my stash for some time. I think it was in a set of scrapbook embellies that I bought many years ago. I did add just a bit of color by shading with a few Spectrum Noir markers (including the orangy brown to match the Outlawz inspiration photo), plus added highlights with a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. The inside sentiment was actually attached to the coffee image, but I cut them apart to put the sentiment on the inside. Strips of richly colored papers create the background. The left has photos of yummy brownies, the diamond shapes on the center strip are flocked, and the right strip has a fun floral pattern. The brown ribbon is upcycled from a box of Godiva Chocolates that I received several years ago. I am entering this card into several challenges including Bugaboo's Stella Says Sketch (photo),  and the Outlawz Tuesday Color Inspiration (photo.) 
Entered into:  
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop- Fall/Winter 2019
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes                                 
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #718                              
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Nov                                  


  1. Fantastic cards, love them all, hugs, Lori m

  2. Hi Kathy all of your cards are stunning I love them all. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. All such wonderful creations with these pretty images!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  4. all cards are nice!
    Hello from Coffee lovers blog hop!

  5. Beautiful coffee card design. I like the other cards you did too with the digis.

  6. Great coffee card perfect for the coffee lovers hop

  7. Lovely designs! I just love them! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  8. Coffee fun ere with lots of inspiration, love them!

  9. So many lovely card! I love the packed Christmas car! Gorgeous image and great colouring too.
    Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at CRAFTY CATZ. Best of luck! Nick

  10. Great Christmas cards. Thanks for joining us at the CHNC Christmas Weekly this week for our Anything Goes, optional "Something beginning with H" challenge.

  11. Lovely image from cute as a button and very creative of using boxes.
    Thank you for joining Catch the Bug's Anything Goes Challenge
    💝 from Africa!

  12. Super cute
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper challenge
    Julie T

  13. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Cute as a Button Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wendy DT Member for

  14. Amazing coloring skills! Thanks so much for playing along in the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Good luck with your entry and hope to see you again. Sladjana (DT for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends)

  15. Gorgeous designs! I love the old car with stacked presents! It's a classic! Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Joy DT
    Joyfully Stamps

  16. Gorgeous image and love the vintage looking green DP. Thank you for joining SheepSki Designs "Christmas is coming" -challenge, I hope to see you also in our December challenge.


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