Friday, November 29, 2019

Fall & Christmas

I can’t believe that the Beccy’s Place  7th Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge is almost over.  During the last few years, I was able to participate everyday… but this year's work and health issues messed up that plan! I’m glad that I did get several cards made and entered as Beccy is one of my favorite people in blogland! This is my eighth entry, and it represents the letter “R” since it features a cute Rudolph plus funny sentiments from the set “Here Comes Christmas.”  I used a few shades of brown Spectrum Noir markers, a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen and red glitter glue (for… you guessed it. His nose!)  I used a Bugaboo Stella Sketch and several festive paper scraps to create the background. Am entering this card into several other challenges including Outlawz Saturday Challenge- Favorite Things (because one of my favorite things is making cards with humorous sayings!)          

Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Nov      
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #720                             
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Animal
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Favorite Things   

A few months ago I won several digis from Patties Creations and finally had a chance to create with one of them named the Matryoshka Doll Family.  When I saw this digi I knew that I wanted to create a card that resembles the nested dolls by somehow revealing one image at a time. I settled on this multi-paneled card. I colored the dolls with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. After a bit of fussy-cutting, I laid them out onto a sheet of copy paper, experimenting with where the folds would be. I then created the folded card with cardstock, and adhered the dolls. The Merry Christmas Oval is from Birdscards and the Noel is from a Lily of the Valley digi set named “Christmas Wishes.” 

Entered into:  
Pattie's Creations Challenge- #164 Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes                                 
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #414-415 Anything Goes                   

My final card this post features a sweet image from The Paper Shelter named Cute Bavarian (which I’ve had for over a year.) I colored her with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen then created a background with rich fall colored paper scraps using the a fun sketch at a challenge I just stumbled upon named  Sketch N Scrap.  I followed the sketch, except my image is taller, and when I added one leaf in the place of the flower in the sketch, it looked odd to me. So… I added a few more leaves and liked it better (but I REALLY like fall leaves!) The sentiments are computer-generated.

Entered into:  
The Paper Shelter- #408 Blast from the Past (use an image that is at least a year old)  
Sketch N Scrap-Card Sketch #158 (photo)
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes


  1. Beautiful cards and great take on the SNS one! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch N Scrap! ~Deanna :)

  2. Awwww, thanks Kathy! I think you're lovely too.
    You've done a fabulous job creating these wonderful cards. I love the way you colour the images, they really look as though they're lifting off the page. Great choice of colours, papers and embellishments, they coordinate perfectly with all the images. Fabulous!

  3. WOW,
    I love how you colored my image called "Matryoshka Doll Family"! Thank you for joining us this month at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge and using one of my images.
    Pattie ♥

  4. Fabulous cards, the reindeer and sentiment my favorite, hugs, Lori m

  5. These cards are beautiful! I love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge.

  6. WOW your cards are incredible! I love your take on the SNS sketch, what a fun card & sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  7. What lovely cards!! I especially love the one using the lovely Oktoberfest girl, the coloring is superb and you did a great job modifying the sketch to fit your image/style!! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  8. OMG.. I love the cute deer and funny but true sentiment.. I'm sure I'm half way there after thanksgiving.. I love your card and so glad you shared over at Catch the bug.

  9. I love that sentiment on your reindeer card. I might have to put that set on my wish list. I also love the Matryoshka Doll card. I would have loved this as a little girl. Lovely cards.

  10. Great creations Kathy, I love the one with the Paper Shelter image, super cute and awesome coloring! Thanks so much for playing in our Blast from the Past theme at THE PAPER SHELTER Challenge. Hugs:) Audrey DT

  11. Hi Kathy.
    I just wanted to let you know that you are a winner at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. Please email me and let me know which two images you would like from my Etsy store.


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