Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Trio Of Creations

I love being a "Contributor" for Beccy Muir at Beccy's Place. Last year I received an invitation every few months to create cards and other paper creations  using one of Beccy’s new and not-yet-released  digi sets. This year Beccy added the opportunity to make an “encore with some old favorites” card, etc.  This is my first encore creation. It features a yummy looking sucker and sentiment from the Candy Shoppe Set. I colored the sucker with my Spectrum Noir markers, then used a white gel pen to enhance the lines between each section and add a shine to the sweet candy. I cut around the sucker and taped the skewer to the backside, wrapped it with acetate, the tied a scrap of ribbon to hold it in place. When complete, I adhered it to the card with foam tape. Yellow photo corners added a final bit of color to compliment the bright colors of the sucker.
·    Sucker digi and sentiment- Beccy’s Place- (Candy Shoppe set)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Background paper ribbon, and a wooden skewer from my stash
·    A square of acetate (actually, this is a scrap of weatherproofing that was left over after we covered our windows last fall.)
·    Yellow photo corners from Amazon (WXJ13 13 Sheets 13 Colors Photo Mounting Corners)
Entered into:  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #422-423 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Things That Make You Happy      
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Jan                                  

I recently won a challenge over at The Paper Shelter blog and was thrilled to pick out three digis. This is one of them, and I love it especially when paired with two freebie sentiments from Some Odd Girl. I colored the cute astronaut with shades of blue to fit the current challenge, and trimmed a sheet of galaxy scrapbook paper that also has several shades of blue. to use as my background. After fussy-cutting the image, I added misty exhaust to the rockets with vellum scraps. I love her ray gun so much that I printed off an extra copy to decorate the inside sentiment.
·    Astronaut digi- The Paper Shelter (Retro Space Girl)
·    Sentiments- Some Odd Girl freebie sentiment set (Valentine Sentiments)  
·    Galaxy scrapbook paper- Hobby Lobby
·    Vellum scrap and plastic photo corners from my stash
Entered into: 
The Paper Shelter- #411 Shades of Blue
Outlawz Challenges- Songs and Rhymes- Silly Love Songs

My final card for this post is a shabby chic type Valentine's card. I layered on many items including a red&gold filigree paper frame cut from an upcycled Christmas card, a gold embossed sentiment (using an Azadi Earles wood-mount stamp), scraps of patterned papers, an old key fussy-cut from scrapbook paper, two primitive hearts cut from red, red rhinestones adhered to the hearts with Glossy Accents and a bit of silver cord tied to the key. The inside sentiment is a digi stamp from Eureka Arts Stamps.
·    Front Sentiment- Azadi Earles (no longer in business)
·    Inside Sentiment- Eureka Stamps (Happy Valentines Day)
·    Misc. Ephemera from my stash
Entered into:  
Simon Says Monday Challenge-All Loved Up                                        
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       


  1. Hi Kathy all of your cards are stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Kathy, love the cards you have created. The one with the Candy on it is 'superbe'

  3. Gorgeous cards, beautifully colored,hugs, Lori m

  4. Wow, your candy lolly pop looks so real. love how you have wrapped in the acetate. hugs Mrs A.

  5. Fabulous use of one of our images. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  6. Wonderful set of cards but your lollipop really pops and looks good enough to eat. Emmax

  7. How fab are these!! I adore the background you used for the Retro Space Girl digi, and the fab colouring of the digi itself. Just gorgeous! Thank you for joining in with us at The Paper Shelter this week. Sammy-x

  8. Great lolipop card, love that you really made it like a lolipop!
    Beautiful coloring and background on your valentine card!
    Enjoy your day,Colinda

  9. Very colouring is fabulous, and the looipop looks good enough to eat. Thank you for sharing your project with Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge. Myrna DT
    Please also join us for our weekly Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Card Challenge at http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/


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