Thursday, November 7, 2019

Coffee anyone?

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, sentiment and patterned paper from an Imagine That set named Coffee Boy.  The card front features the cute boy, colored with Spectrum Noir Coloring System alcohol markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen, layered atop one of the papers from the set, plus a paper scrap and a fun sentiment from my scrapbook stash. The inside sentiment is also from the digi set. It's hard to see in the pics, but I did add a few golden brown gems on the front and inside of the card to give the card a bit of bling
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: 
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop- Fall/Winter 2019
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge (Photo)
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #607 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Nov                                  

There are several autumn challenges right now and I wanted to make a card to enter into them. I decided to put this sweet digi named  Bugaboo Scarecrow Sitter to work, perching him with foam tape on a bale of straw (made with a retired Art Impressions stamp.)  The wonderful background image named “Harvest Night” was created by artist Shell Becker. Shell is currently a DT at Outlawz where she donated this scene to be the November 2017 Progressive Challenge image. (I’m checking to see if the digi is available for purchase anywhere and will post that info when I receive it.) I colored the scarecrow with
Spectrum Noir Coloring System alcohol markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen and layered orange vellum over the background scene. I will be sending this card to my 96-year-old MIL as a Thinking of You card. She recently moved into a memory care facility and I try to send cards regularly to brighten her day. This one is sure to do the job!
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- 
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Autumn Colors             
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #106
Di’s Digi Stamps- Colors of Autumn                                                      
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week 44 Anything Goes                                  

I wanted to make another card for the Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge "Stockings and Other Winter Clothing." I used the tutorial found HERE to create a star fold card for the base, attaching snow patterned paper and assorted stickers. Upon this fun fold card, I perched a sweet little snowman made with a free candybar wrapper digi that you can find HERE.  I sketched a snowman shape around the image, then trimmed it to size. Since the image is precolored, I just added a "winter scarf" made with a strip of blue ribbon that I tied around his neck. I let the ends hang free so they can blow in the winter wind! I'll be sending this card to a friends 5-year-old daughter, jotting a note inside and folding a few treats into the folded center. I think she'll love it!

Entered into:  
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Stockings or Other Winter Clothing
The Paper Shelter- #405 Card for a Child
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #117 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #412-413 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       


  1. Hi Kathy your card is stunning I love it. Who doesn't like a coffee? Take care. Hugs Jackie

    1. Jackie, thanks and love your question. My answer is "Who doesn't like SEVERAL coffees?!"

  2. Such a COOL Card Kathy, and your coloring is so awesome!! I really messed up -- I was suppose to be a sponsor on that coffee blog hop and I didn't get stuff done in time. Anywho, thanks so much for all you do for IMAGINE THAT DIGISTAMP!! I love having you on the team and seeing what you will create next. You create such fun and unique cards, LOVE IT!! ♥Kris

    1. Thanks, Kris. I love being one of your team members. Would be great to have you sponsor the coffee hop in the future. Let me know if I can help!)

  3. What a cute coffee card --- I love the little man and the fun background!

  4. I love the coffee card. I love the masculine card and sentiment. Love your card.

  5. Fun coffee card (I love your sentiment and used it myself on one of my entries.) and I love each of your creative projects you've posted!

  6. Great card with snowman. Star fold card is a heavy card and you have been very successful. Thanks for joining us in CCAYR challenge. We hope you will participate in our next challenge. Martina - DT

  7. All your cards are just gorgeous! Good luck with your entry into our weekly challenge at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog - please join us again soon.
    Jen L
    Bugaboo DT

  8. I really like your coffee card but the other cards are all magnificent too! You do awesome work.

  9. these are so great cards!
    Hello from Coffee Lovers blog hop!

  10. Great card, lovely ❤️ thanks for joining in the Polkadoodles challenge 😊 Good Luck 🤞

  11. Love the coffee card. A great collection of cards!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge!
    DT for Patterned Paper Challenge
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  12. Love your card... Thank you for sharing with us at the paper shelter challenge

    Iza DT

  13. I just love the coffee card! It's adorable! 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

  14. wonderful cards - thanks for joining us at LPOCF - Good Luck x

  15. Sweet!!!! 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!!! *Sorry so late commenting! I’ve had a busy couple of months!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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