Friday, November 22, 2019


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 digi from QKR  named “Sneakers.”  When I saw this wonderful freebie scripture featured a few weeks ago at the Word Art Wednesday Challenge, I immediately knew that I had to pair it with this digi to make a card for the youth pastor at our church. (You can find the freebie verse HERE.) I colored the sneakers with several bright Spectrum Noir Coloring System alcohol markers and added details and highlights with a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. The background is an upcycled old map, with the city where the pastor serves right in the middle. (I think he’ll like this card. Am thinking I’ll make more of them to send to other members of the ministry teams, thanking them for the work that they do.  The sneakers were fun to color and it is the perfect time of the year to send thank you cards, right?!)
Entered into:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #414-415 Anything Goes                   
Simon Says Monday Challenge-Recycle                                                

Friday also means that I get to share DT cards for the Colour Crazy Challenge. I love this challenge because it is always “Anything Goes” AND it requires coloring in “any colouring medium you like, onto any project you like, and in any colours you like.” I’ve never outgrown my love for coloring… which is why I so love making cards! The challenges last for 2 weeks but four DT teams take turns posting weekly inspiration every Friday. Join us and you might win prizes from our challenge sponsors!

Our sponsor this week is Knitty Kitty Digis and I had such a hard time picking a digi from the nice selection they offered to the DTs that I picked two! My first features a humorous image and sentiment from a set named Cone of Shame.  I just had to pull out my vellum to make that dreaded cone and love how it turned out. I colored the cat's head and added rust-colored stripes in her fur that show up nicely through the cone, adding depth and interest.  (I used  Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen to do the coloring.) It’s really nice that the sentiment comes with this digi. I don’t make many get well cards, but I think this digi might change that since I know so many cat lovers that would LOVE this card.
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #118 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week 47 Anything Goes                                  

The second Knitty Kitty Digi features a cute image named Deep Sea.  I sketched an oval around the digi, fussy cut around the edges, then colored the image and background with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. I adhered the image to some wonderful patterned paper I’d picked up at JoAnnes that was just asking to be featured in this card! Inspiration then struck when I saw scraps of vellum on the table from making the last card. I tore it in strips and layered it atop the card. Sadly, it didn’t turn out at all like I’d hoped. Although I liked the texture and movement the vellum added, it buried the wonderful details in the beautiful kitty and his finned friends. So… off it came. (I am posting a picture of the original card. I usually only show my successes…. but I really do make quite a few cards that are taken apart and used in other cards. And some just can’t be saved and go to the trash bin! )  I finished the card with a computer-generated sentiment.
Entered into:  
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #107
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #484
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- #32                                                      
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Nov 


  1. Three wonderful cards. I adore the cat ones!!

  2. All beautiful, loving each one, hugs, Lori m

  3. A beautiful card, adding the vellum strips was a great idea but you were right to remove them, it would be shame to obscure this sweet image!
    Thanks for playing along at Crafty Catz

  4. Lovely cards! I love the sentiment of the first card! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  5. You have been busy! All three of your cards are wonderful! I love the sneakers on the first one. That kitty doesn't look happy with that cone on, poor thing! I hope it comes off soon and your fish card is so colorful! Thank you for sharing your cards with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenges!

  6. Those shoes are fabulous and coloured beautifully..

    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  7. Fabulous design, beautifully made. Many thanks for joining in with Polkadoodles Challenges this week. Lou


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