Friday, November 1, 2019

Friday Fun

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 a fun digi from Eureka Stamps named “Bear In Scarf.” I colored the little snowball thrower with Spectrum Noir Coloring System alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. I printed off an extra copy of his scarf and arms, colored and fussy-cut them, then mounted them atop the image, adding foam tape beneath his gloves add some depth to the card. The swirly snow background is actually tissue paper meant to go into a gift bag attached with double-stick tape. I love the delicate look it provides. A few sparkly snowflake stickers finish the front of the card. The "Hello!" Sentiment on the inside of the card is from Desert Diva, and the word “Frosty” is cut from a bit of scrapbook paper.
Entered into:
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #481 (Optional twist- Snow )
Fabrika Fantasy Challenge- #36 Wintertime
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Stockings or Other Winter Clothing
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes                                 
Pattie's Creations Challenge- #164 Anything Goes

This weeks sponsor for the Colour Crazy Challenge is Polkadoodles  and I created my DT card with a great image named “Jasper Kitty Balloon.” I colored the sweet image with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen then adhered him to a z-fold card. The blue vellum balloon is “suspended” on a strip of acetate. I hand printed the sentiment on the balloon with a find-line black marker. The inside sentiment tag that says "...And Many More. Celebrate!" is from my scrapbook stash. The final touch was to tie a bit of embroidery thread to the balloon, stretch it to his paw (where I cut a slit into which I could tuck it) then taped the end behind the gifts. 
Entered into:
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week 43 Anything Goes                                  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #410-411 Anything Goes                   
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- #32                                                      
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Nov                                  

I just had to make one more Halloween card for a staff member and this fun Halloween Scene from Bugaboo was the perfect fit. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. It took a little time to create the “plaid fabric” bag, but I like how it turned out! The fun Happy Halloween sentiment on the inside of the card is a freebie from BirdsCards. (I drew the little spider hanging from the sentiment because...well... I wanted to make it scary!) I am entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Color Challenge (Orange plus red and yellow with an option of BOO!)
Entered into: 
Bugaboo StampsPhoto Challenge
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Autumn Colors             
Classic Design Team Challenge- #11 November


  1. This is just adorable, your polar bear and kitty are too cute, hugs, Lori m

  2. Hi Kathy your cards are stunning. I love them all. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Great colouring of the cute image. Love your plaid fabric bag.
    Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug.
    xxx Margreet DT

  4. All lovely cards, and your critters are super. I love how you hung that kitty's balloon with acetate. thanks for sharing in our challenge at 2CraftyCritterCrazies. We hope you join us again soon, CarolG

  5. great card!! love them all!
    Thank you for joining us @ Polkadoodles Challenge ,
    @ My Hobby My Art

  6. This is so cute! It goes perfect with our current challenge “Anything Goes” at Patties Creations Design Challenge. Thanks for joining us…
    Artist and Owner

  7. Hi, Kathy! Fabulous cards! I love all three - and your use of color is amazing! So happy and fun. So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Hope to see more of your creations in the future.
    Crafty Smiles,
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  8. For sure those BIG mittens on your polar bear will qualify for the CCARY challenge!! Cute! Thanks for playing along!

  9. That polar bear is adorable! I love how you popped up his head and arms! Thanks for sharing him with us at CCAYR! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  10. Wonderful snowy card! Love the pretty icy winter colours and the polar bear looks ready to battle it, lol. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at CRAFTY CATZ. Best of luck! Nick

  11. Hi Kathy, the Bug image is so wonderfully colored. Awesome job on the plaid. Your shadowing is amazing. XOX

  12. Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining in the Pattie's Creations Challenge this time and good luck :)

  13. Awesome!! 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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