Tuesday, December 10, 2019

A Peaceful Pair of Cards

I finally found some time to create a few cards for the Double D’s Challenge- 12 Days of Christmas. For the first two weeks, we are focusing on Day 1-6. I was excited to remember that a friend had given me a die that was a perfect fit- a partridge in a pear tree. I decided to use non-traditional colors so that I can enter the card into the Incy Wincy Designs challenge. Added Hero Arts Peace die, a Beccy’s Place Sentiment, and some vellum and bling to finish off the card.  I am entering it into a few additional challenges including Outlawz Thursday Challenge- Optional Twist-Use a Hoarded supply. Photo corners are one of my fav embellishments. I use them alot and have them in dozens of colors.
·    Peace Die- (Hero Arts Stamp and Cut)
·    Partridge in Pear Tree - (free gift from Cardmaking and Papercrafts)
·    Inside sentiment- Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Baby Robin)
·    Music Note Vellum- Hobby Lobby
·    Silver Photo Corners - From my stash
Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- 12 Days of Christmas- Days 1-6 [photo]                
Incy Wincy Designs- Christmas without Red or Green                          
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #611 Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes 
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Path of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #75 (Optional Twist- Peace)

My second card features a wonderful digi from a talented artist and author named Sherry West. Sherry has put her Etsy shop on vacation for a bit but has a very active FB page where she often offers free digis to her followers. That is where I picked up this beautiful dig, which she is offering in a December challenge named, “Christmas Blessings Coloring and Crafting Event.” Sherry is actually offering several freebies during December. (You can join her FB group HERE to download the image and possibly win more of her amazing digis.) I created the background with and upcycled calendar page and circle cut from a purple plastic document folder. (These versatile items come in a pack of assorted colors and can be found in the office supply section of most stores. I really like using them on my cards because they're often cheaper than colored vellum, are more translucent and easy to cut with a nice, sharp pair of scissors.)  Am entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Tuesday  TicTacToe challenge focusing on the Diagonal  from the upper left to lower right (white lace like her collar, greenery in the center square like on the background and blue fabric in her gown.)
·    Image- Sherry West Art Coloring and Crafts on FB  (available free until Dec 31 HERE )
·    Front and inside Sentiments- Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Spring Tulips)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen.
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge (Photo)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #416-417 Anything Goes                   
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #611 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week 49 Anything Goes                                  
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Dec 


  1. Beautiful Kathy, lovely design and love how you have displayed your 12 days of Christmas part 1 of our 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS challenge. Thanks for your entry and good luck in the draw @ DOUBLE D
    {aNNie}Designer for Double D challenges

  2. Kathy each card is just stunning, hugs, Lori m

  3. Hi Kathy these cards are stunning. I love them. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Kathy, both of your cards are beautiful! I wanted to drop by to tell you your Peace card would be perfect over at Path of Positivity if would be interested in sharing it there! ~ Katrina

  5. Wonderful design. The gold on black really works. Thanks for sharing with us atDouble D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
    DD DT

  6. Thanks for visiting and sharing with us at Path of Positivity! Your card is so lovely and fits our Peace theme so beautifully! Love the music vellum paper and the partridge die! ~Katrina

  7. Hello
    What a Beautiful make I love it
    And thank You so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge .
    Good Luck

    Hugs and Creativity
    Cinderella https://cinderellasdreamcardsblog.blogspot.com/

  8. Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 49 at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge!

  9. Beautiful sweet Angel, gorgeous card.
    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   http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

  10. Fabulous details on this gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Double "D" Challenges.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

  11. Your cards are both lovely, Kathy! But I love the one with the Sherry West digi on it particularly. You have colored her beautifully.
    Hugs Monica

  12. Hi Kathy, thanks for the blog love you left and the taking of time to read the story behind the bag :) Just love you peace card, beautiful die cutting and great flow too. Hugs Mimi xxxxx


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