Thursday, December 26, 2019


I love this beautiful digi image from Ching-Chou Kuik named “Cardinal Gray scale.” I’d only seen one red cardinal before we moved to Wisconsin about 12 years ago. Now we have one that lives in our yard. I love their melodic call! And, although we see them year-round, they are especially striking during the winter when the snow flies. (So, I’m entering this card into Scribbles Favorite Christmas Symbol challenge… as I especially like seeing them at Christmas!)
·    Cardinal digi- Ching-Chou Kuik (Cardinal Gray scale)
·    Inside sentiment from a Beccy’s Place digi set named Lamb of God.”  
·    Merry Die- Stampendous
·   Filigree Vine Die- from my stash, company unknown
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Golden Holly Leaves- fussy cut from an old Christmas card
·    Red berries are made with Nuvo drops
·    Assorted background papers- From my stash
Ching-Chou Kuik's FB Challenge- [FB] Happy Christmas/Happy Birthday
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #418-419 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #84: Favorite Christmas Symbol

This is my final card for Double D’s Challenge- 12 Days of Christmas. Once again, I thought a bit outside of the box… with the help from a wonderful digi of a piper (a BAG PIPER!) I’d actually found this image a while ago, it’s a freebie from TLC Creations, and saved it because I thought it was a hoot! (Yes, some of use living in this part of the country actually say that, out loud, in public!) I had fun coloring the piper. After looking at photos of bagpipes on the web, I added the tiny plaid print to the bagpipes with assorted fine line markers and gel pens. So fun!  I’m entering this card in several challenges including Incy Wincy Designs where the focus is “Happiness.”  The little piper and the “Joyful Noise” sentiment both make me smile. (Actually, I think that calling the sounds that come from a bagpipe “Joyful Noise” might be a stretch!)
·    Bag Piper digi- a freebie you can find HERE.  
·    Santa Claus So Jolly Sheet Music- A freebie From the Graphics Fairy
·    Inside  sentiment-  We Are 3 Christmas Sentiment can be found HERE.
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen and silver gel pen
·    Assorted background papers- From my stash
Double D’s Challenge- 12 Days of Christmas- Days 7-12                  
Incy Wincy Designs- Happiness                                                            
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #614 Anything Goes

My final card features a whimsical image of two cows… getting ready to celebrate the New Year and party until… well.. THEY come home! The wood-mount stamp  is from Petersen Rubber Stamps (a husband and wife small home business in South Dakota in the late 1990’s. They were nice people!)   The background paper is actually the inside of an envelope from a recent bill from my dentist. (I really do upcycle a lot.) Please ignore the paper clip. I need to get some removable tape to hold cards shut but keep forgetting to pick some up!
·    Cow Stamp- Petersen Rubber Stamps (no longer in business)
·    Sentiments- Computer Generated
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Assorted background papers- From my stash (and an upcycled envelope)
·    Sparkly stars- made with a star template, glittery cardstock and a nice, sharp scissors.
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Happy New Year
Simon Says Monday Challenge-Partytime                                             
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Party Time                                      
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Dec 


  1. Your cards are just wonderful, I love your style. That Piper piping is perfect. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D 12 Days of Christmas Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
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  2. WOW! Your piper is perfect! What an awesome card! So glad you had fun with our December challenges. 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.
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  3. Hi Kathy your cards are stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Absolutely wonderful Christmas cards, Kathy! Your piper is amazing! I love that you had a piper stamp for our Double D challenge. I'm running late, but not too late to wish you a happy new year and say thanks for playing along with us at Double D!

  5. Great make! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. Good luck! And Happy New Year!

  6. A beautiful collection of cards - very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at the Scribbles Design Challenge.

    Helen x


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