Friday, December 13, 2019

Fun Traditions

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 an adorable digi from QKR named Tooth Fairy and a sentiment from Eureka Stamps. The wonderful background paper is upcycled an old Christmas card. I wanted to make it look like the fairy was holding the dollar, so I printed an extra copy of the fairy’s face, collar, arms, and hands, colored and fussy-cut it then attached to the card front with foam tape. It took a few attempts, but I was able to fold the dollar to the right size. I then tied it with a scrap of ribbon, slipped it beneath her right hand, and attached it with a bit of double-sided tape.  I’m entering this card into several challenges including one of my favorites, the Butterfly Challenge. I was thrilled to see that this month the challenge  doesn’t require a butterfly on our cards, but instead we are to feature Fairies, Gnomes, Pixies, Elves and Imps. So fun!
·    Tooth Fairy digi-  QKR Stampede
·    Believe Inside sentiment- Eureka Stamps.
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen.
Entered into:  
Butterfly Challenge- #133 X is for “Guess Who?  
Jan’s Digi Stamps- Anything Goes- #3
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #612 Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       

Friday also means that I get to share DT cards for the Colour Crazy Challenge. This challenge is also “Anything Goes” but if adds requirement- the creation needs to include 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 Bugaboo Stamps and my card features a digi named “Christmas Rocking Horse.”  To create  a Christmas ornament, I sandwiched the Rocking Horse between circles of vellum and acetate, attaching both with a bit of snail adhesive.  A scrap of cardboard cut to shape and size then covered with plain ol’ aluminum foil that was scored with a toothpick, topped the ornament.) A small circle of silver paper with the center punched out was taped to the back of the ornament topper and threaded with a thin red ribbon. Patterned paper, a bit of ribbon and silver photo corners finish this fun card.
·    Christmas Rocking Horse digi-  Bugaboo
·    Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas inside sentiment- TLC Creations.
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen.
·    Evergreen Tree Background Paper- Hobby Lobby
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- All About Ornaments   
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- White, Green, Red
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #416-417 Anything Goes                   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #467 Anything Goes                  
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes    

This is my third card for the Double D’s Challenge- 12 Days of Christmas. This time I used a free digi from Dearie Dolls (they have them for all 12 days and each includes the appropriate line from the song!) The inside sentiment is from Desert Diva.
Am entering this card into a few challenges including Outlawz Tuesday Challenge-TicTacToe  focusing on the Diagonal  from the upper left to lower right (snowflake white on white pattern looks a bit like the white lace, bit of greener in center square,  color of the birds and parchment paper similar to the fabric) and Di’s Digi Stamps (the birds are holding the banner… like a human would do!)         
·    Snowman 12 Days of Christmas digis-  Dearie Dolls
·     Merry Christmas inside sentiment- Desert Diva.
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen and a Sharpie gold pen (It doesn't show in the pics, but the rings are shiny metallic gold.)
·    12 Days of Christmas sheet music- Hobby Lobby
Entered into:  
Double D’s Challenge- 12 Days of Christmas- Days 1-6                 
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge 
Di’s Digi Stamps- Animals Acting Like Humans                                    
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- #33                                                      
Let’s Craft and Create- #154 Anything Goes            


  1. Hi Kathy your makes are gorgeous. I love them all. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Fantastic on all cards, hugs, Lori m

  3. Kathy you have such wonderful creations. Your horse image between vellum is a great way to make an ornament and wonderful TLC sentiment. Great coloring. hanks for joining in the Catch the Bug Anything Goes Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  4. Wonderful cards and papers. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  5. What a clever idea for a money card, Kathy! I love all three of these. Putting on a DT hat - Thanks so much for playing with us in our Anything Goes challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps. Come play again in our new challenge starting tomorrow.
    NanaConnie DT

  6. Kathy, you made me smile! Luckily I have my teeth! LOL! Any child would LOVE receiving this adorable card under their pillow! Thank you for sharing your ingenious creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge! Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Shop)

  7. Brilliant idea and love the 3-D Fairy beautifully coloured-Thank you for joining us at Jan's Digi Stamps
    Carol GDT x

  8. What a fabulous collection of Christmas makes. Great tooth fairy and love those molars on a string, they did make me look twice and smile. Adorable snowman and love the bauble, really effective. Thanks for joining us this month for our last challenge of the season at Let's Craft and Create and good luck! Michelle x

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

    Maritza DT for

  10. Cute snowman - love how you have incorporated a classic song into your card. Well done and thanks for joining lets craft and create. Tammy Dt

  11. Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us at Let’s Craft and Create Challenge, hope to see you again :)

  12. Love your Christmas ornament with the lovely rocking horse.
    Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's AG challenge.
    xxx Margreet DT


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