Saturday, December 7, 2019

Craft Room Fun!

Had the day off and had fun creatin’ in my craft room all day. This first card is for the Bugaboo Recipe Challenge (Use Fall Colors and Twine.) I used a Bugaboo digi named Coffee Words Cup. (It's available for just $1 because one of the coffee names is misspelled. I covered it with a paper scrap so none’s the wiser! I wanted to give the card a rustic look, so used the braided card technique along the fold. (You can find instructions HERE.)  The tag on the front is from Lili of the Valley and the inside sentiment is from my scrapbook stash.
Entered into
Bugaboo Stamps- Recipe  Challenge  (Fall Color and Twine)            
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #416-417 Anything Goes                   
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #611 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week 49 Anything Goes                                  

The current challenge at Di’s Digis is “Animals Acting Like Humans.” I used one of Di’s images that was a freebie a few months ago from Kit&Clowder on FB.  I colored the sweet trio with Spectrum Noir Coloring System alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. The layout is drawn from the current Sketch N Scrap Challenge. (I planned to use braided ribbon behind the image but didn't like the way it looked. So... make three circles of colored vellum- pink, tan and lavendar. I hope it resembles the sketch close enough. The little sentiment tag, from Lily of the Valley, hangs a little over the edge to symbolize the foliage in the sketch.)  I’m entering the card into several other challenges including the Tuesday TicTacToe Challenge (bottom row-black&white in the image, peach-colored bow, and light blue and peach colors in the image.)
Entered into:  
Di’s Digi Stamps- Animals Acting Like Humans                                    
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge (Photo)
The Paper Shelter- #409 Birthdays/Celebrations (TPS 9th BDay!)  
Sketch N Scrap-Card Sketch #159
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Pattie's Creations Challenge- #165 Animals

Was fun to make a mini-purse that will be given to one of my staff with a Starbucks gift card and some chocolates tucked inside. I used a tutorial found HERE. The cute little Santa is a retired wood-mount stamp from Hero Arts. The to/from is hand-lettered. I added a little sparkle to the purse with gold paper, a gold heart-shaped brad and cream and gold ribbon. The purse has a Velcro “latch” to hold it closed.
Entered into:  
Simon Says Monday Challenge-Let’s Sparkle                                        
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Traditional Christmas                     
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #485 (Optional twist- Christmas)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Dec                                  

My final item, a rustic pillow box was made with a tutorial/template found HERE. The trees are free hand-sketched with colored pencils, and the to/from are hand-lettered.  This box will be given to another of my staff members and will hold a few treats plus a gift card for a local business where he likes to shop. 
Entered into:  
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Trees, Trees and More Trees
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti-Tag You’re It        
Let’s Craft and Create- #154 Anything Goes


  1. Kathy you have wonderful cards and creations. Your coffee card is just great with the braided technique. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  2. Hi Kathy all your makes are stunning. You have been very busy. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Decorative border and a nice color combination for the coffee themed image. Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug!

  4. Wow! Kathy your creations are fabulous. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a wonderful comment. Have a terrific day! Hugs, Gloria

  5. You have some beautiful creations, so glad you have joined us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  6. These are just wonderful cards! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch N Scrap! ~Deanna :)

  7. What an adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap.

  8. What a fabulous tag idea! Looks awesome! 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. Fabulous Cards! ...thanks for sharing with the Polkadoodles challenge this week, Nelly DT x

  10. Beautiful projects Kathy!! I just love that adorable birthday card with the sweet animals!! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  11. What a lovely birthday card!

    Thank you for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter, good luck! Hugs Susan x

  12. The colored vellum is such a wonderful addition to your card. Sketch N Scrap appreciates your participation. Thank you for playing along.
    Sharon Fontenot

  13. All of your projects are so pretty! Such a cute little image on the birthday card.Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sketch N Scrap!

  14. What a lovely way to give someone a gift token - love it!

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and Happy New Year!

    Helen x

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


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