Thursday, November 21, 2019

Fall Fun

Hello! It’s the third Thursday of the month, so time for a new challenge at Imagine That Digi Stamps. For my DT card used a digi and sentiments from an Imagine That set named Autumn.  I colored the cute image with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen and adhered them to an upcycled Z-fold base atop a circle of rust-colored vellum. A few fussy cut leaves from the digi and some pretty ribbon from Hobby Lobby embellish the card.
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: 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #414-415 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Nov                                  

This is my fifth entry into Beccy’s 7th Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge. I'm entering is as the letter "G" for Gatefold card. It features a bold sentiment from a Beccy’s Place digi set named Tied Up With Strings and freebie Retro Santa Image from the Graphics Fairy. I colored the sentiment and image with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. The inside sentiment is from a Lili of the Valley digi set named Christmas Wishes. I added texture to his hat and fussy-cut the little holly from the inside paper to adhere to the greeting on the front. I love tying the card front and inside together in simple ways! (The paperclip isn't part of the card. It just holds the gatefold shut for the picture.) I'm entering this card into several challenges including Double D's "What's Your Christmas Style?" In answer to that question... I don't know if I have a specific style for Christmas cards. I make call kinds- cute, vintage, elegant and willy. This one is fun and colorful!) 

Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Nov      
Double D’s Challenge- What’s Your Christmas Style? [photo]                
The Paper Shelter- #407 A Christmas Card
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #609 Winter

My final card is for the November Progressive Challenge at Outlawz. The sweet image provided to participants this month is named “Moving House” from artist Hetty Claire. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. The sweet image highlights a special card that is being sent to a very special lady, my 97 year old MIL, Sally, who recently moved to a nursing home. We have a gift of her favorite treats ready to deliver and this card is sure to make her smile, especially since I adhered it to a scrap of an old South Dakota map and added an arrow that points to her new home in Sioux Falls. Also the little wagon wheels are attached with brads, and they actually turn! So fun! Am entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz  Tuesday Color Challenge (I used fuscia, purple and green plus the flower in her hair is the twist.) 
Entered into:  
Simon Says Monday Challenge-Recycle  
Outlawz Challenges- Progressive Freebie- Nov 
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge (Photo)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #118 Anything Goes


  1. Awesome cards and love the z fold cards design, hugs, Lori m

  2. Fabulous Santa all his 'fluff'!! Thank you for joining our Double D challenge!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  3. Your cards are fabulous Kathy! You've done a brilliant job on the colouring, particularly the hair on the first little girl. Love the big, bright Santa face... you can't get much more festive than that. Your last card reminds me of the Holly Hobby curtains I had when I was young. So lovely.

  4. Adorable! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  5. Such an amazing fall card! 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
    Classic Open Design Team Challenge
    Joyfully Stamps

  6. Very cute fall card! Your focal image brings a smile to my face - she's just so happy! Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you can join us again soon.

  7. Fabulous cards! Love the Santa! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘ Christmas Style’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  8. Me again! What a fun fall card! Love that little squirrel! I have both Black squirrels and Gray squirrels in my picnic area! Fun to watch! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  9. This is darling, Kathy. What a perfect Autumn design. Thanks so much for sharing in our challenge, and please join us again soon. I'm always SO grateful to have you join us.
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday

  10. Lovely Santa card, this is fabulous and love how you have displayed your Christmas style for our YOUR CHRISTMAS STYLE challenge. Thanks for your entry and good luck in the draw @ DOUBLE D
    {aNNie}Designer for Double D challenges

  11. Thank you for sharing your lovely talent with us at the The Paper Shelter Challenge. Good luck and please join us again!

  12. Lovely card,
    Thank you for sharing with us at the paper shelter
    Isa DT

  13. Such a BEAUTIFUL array of cards here Kathy! I'm in awe of your coloring, super job with that and I just love everything about your "Autumn" card!! Lovely job with the santa and moving cards as well. Hope you have a wonderful weekend ♥

  14. Such fun Christmas designs. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.

    DD DT

  15. Love your autumn card - great colouring.

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x

  16. Such a cute Christmas card! Love the Santa with the festive colours. Thanks for joining us at Double "D" Challenges.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)


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