Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Dreams and Blessings

It's Wednesday! So time for another challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog where challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded from one or more sponsors.  Stop by the blog to check it out! The sponsor this week is Little Blue Button  and my DT card features an image named Dreamcatcher.  I first colored it with several colors of Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen, then muted the bright colors by adding shading with a light grey marker. To add texture to the image, I printed off a few separate feathers, colored and fussy-cut them. I scored them on the backside with a stylus to add the texture of feathers, then layered them onto the base with foam tape.  The dreamcatcher was then layered onto several colors of cardstock, attached at the corners with a standard office staple. Am entering my card into several challenges, including the Path to Positivity (since it mentions PEACE… and a dreamcatcher is all about peace!)

·    Dreamcatcher digi- Little Blue Button  (Dreamcatcher #3)
·    Inside sentiment-  Eureka Stamps (Blessings)  
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen

Path of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #75 (Optional Twist- Peace)
The Paper Shelter- #410 Anything Goes   
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #487 
Jan’s Digi Stamps- Anything Goes- #4

This month at Patties Creations you can download an adorable freebie named,
appropriately, “Bear with Present” for the current Challenge “Animals.” I printed off a copy
and used it as a template to create this sweet image with mulberry paper, two sizes of brads
and patterned Christmas paper. I kept the bow and ribbon from the digi, coloring and fussy
cutting it before attaching it to the gift.

·    Bear with Present digi- Freebie from Pattis Creations (Dec 2019)
·    Front Sentiment- Freebie from (Hello)
·    Inside  sentiment- Freebie from birdscards (Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Brown Mulberry paper and patterned paper- From my stash
·    Brads (two sizes colored black with permanent marker)- from my stash.

Pattie's Creations Challenge- #165 Animals
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays   
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- White, Green, Red
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #468 Anything Goes 
Di’s Digi Stamps- Winter Holidays 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #418-419 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Dec   
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #612 Anything Goes

I’m excited to create some cards for the second half of Double D’s Challenge- 12 Days of
Christmas. For the next two weeks we are focusing on Days 7-12 and I had such fun finding
digis/stamps in my stash and creating cards. My first features a beautiful image from Besties
Magical Nutcracker series named “The Dance.” The front sentiment is a freebie from Desert
Diva and the inside sentiment is from a wonderful We Are 3 set. It makes me chuckle… and
want to eat cake and buy shoes!

·    Dancer digi- Besties  (The Dance)
·    Genie and Background Image - The Paper Shelter (Three Wishes digi set)
·    Front sentiment- Desert Diva (Dance Like No One Is Watching)
·    Inside sentiment-  We Are 3  Sentiment set (Just A Thought)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen and silver gel pen
·    Ribbon and Stickles- From my stash
·    Vellum music sheet background papers- Hobby Lobby

Double D’s Challenge- 12 Days of Christmas- Days 7-12              
Besties Challenge- Dec Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs- Happiness                                                            
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Party Time                                      
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week 50 Anything Goes                                  


  1. Fabulous dream catcher card, gorgeous coloring, hugs, Lori m

  2. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. I love them all. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Very pretty dream catcher and I like how you gave it depth. Great colors. thanks for sharing over at Crafty Catz.

  4. Kathy, I love each one of these designs! Your colors are amazing! So happy I got to see your creation at Jan’s Digi Stamp Challenges . Thanks for the inspiration, and I hope to see more of your designs soon.
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  5. Wonderful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at the CHNC Christmas Weekly this week for our Anything Goes, optional "use the word Merry" challenge.

  6. Lovely. Cards! The bear is perfect for our Bears challenges! Thank you for joining us and good luck with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Patties Creations Design Challenge

  7. Nice card with a cute bear. It's great that you are taking part in the Di's Challenge.

    Hugs, Astrid.

  8. What a fun card for the challenge. Thanks so much for kinking up with us at Double D Challenge Blog. we hope you will join us for future challenges.
    DD DT

  9. Kathy, Such a lovely Dream Catcher! Thank you for sharing your inspirational creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge! Join us often at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge with a new challenge every 1st & 3rd Monday of each month! Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  10. Love the dancing card! So cute with glitter!

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

    Hesters DT for

  11. Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge
    DT Priyadarshini

  12. What a beautiful dancer Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘12 Days of Christmas’ 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!

  13. Beautiful card, gorgeous image - really well thought out and put together. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenges.
    Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)

  14. Gorgeous card
    Thank you for sharing with us at the my Besties International Challenge

    Iza DT

  15. A lovely set of cards. The dreamcatcher card looks great with the muted colours and all the layering. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge with optional twist of Peace at Path Of Positivity.


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