Friday, January 3, 2020

Winter Friends

My first card features a sweet scene created on a slimline card with a handful of paper scraps and a template from papercrafts mag that you can find HERE. I added texture with scraps of string, twine and thin strips of black leather (cut from an old purse), several brads, white furry fabric, a small pompom and handful of mini-wooden clothespins. The sentiment is a vintage stamp from Azadi Earles.
Entered into:  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #420-421 Anything Goes                   
Cute Card ThursdayChallenge #615 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week 1 Anything Goes                                     
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Pattie's Creations Challenge- #166 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Jan                                  

My DT card for this week's QKR Stampede Challenge features the QKR Stamp image- Best Friends Digital Stamp(Q-digi23502) that just makes me happy! The layout is from Bugaboo’s current Stella’s Sketch (flipped upside down.) I love the rich color tones in the background paper and ribbons. So pretty! The snowflakes are made with two Martha Stewart Punches stars are stamped with a mini punch from Studio G. The sentiments are both freebies! Am entering this card into several challenges including Scribbles Designs (one of my favorite images to use on Christmas cards is snowmen) and Simon Says Something New challenge since I just added this adorable digi to my collection a few weeks ago.
·    Snowman digi- QKR Stampede (Best Friends)
·    Front sentiment- Freebie from Decosses Dynamite Doodles (Oh Happy Day)
·    Inside  sentiment- freebie from Mudmaven (Happy Birthday)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Background paper, ribbon scraps and silver snowflake sticker are from my stash
·    Christmas Ornament Stickers- Oriental Trading Company (many years ago!)
·    Sheer black dotted swiss ribbon- JoAnne’s
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #721                              
Outlawz Challenges- Songs and Rhymes- Let It Snow
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes                
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #84: Happy Holidays 
Jan’s Digi Stamps- Anything Goes- #4
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Something New                               
Double D’s Challenge- Celebrating with some Punch           
Path of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #75


  1. That is such a cute image. I was taken by their beaming smiles too. Love the look be of washing . A good way of using up scraps. Happy crafty new year to you. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Fantastic cards Kathy, hugs, Lori m

  4. Hi Kathy,
    Will get your fairy off to you ASAP.
    Hugs Mrs A.

  5. A lovely designed card and fabulous use of punch/es. Thanks for entering into our our 4th anniversary celebration with some 'PUNCH'
    . Thanks for your entry and good luck in the draw @ DOUBLE D
    {aNNie}Designer for Double D challenges

  6. So. so cute! Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

  7. Great idea and car£ using scrap paper pieces ....thanks for sharing with Polkadoodles this week, good luck Nelly DT x

  8. Such a festive card for a winter birthday! Sure to bring joy and happiness with that adorable scene! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  9. Well that snowman sure looks HAPPY with the hugs he's receiving! Great card Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Punches’ 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!

  10. Loving the colors you have chosen for your adorable snowman card...thank yu for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  11. Fantastic cards! I love the look on that little snowman. Cute card. Thanks so much for joining us at Jan's Digi challenge.

  12. Fabulous cards. I love the little snowman, it's also one of my favorite character to use on a Christmas card. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Scribbles Designs, we hope to see you back again.

  13. Hi Kathy, Fabulous winter color scheme! The image makes me smile! Thank you for sharing your inspirational creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge! Good Luck in the drawing and supporting our challenge! HAPPY CRAFTING! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  14. What a sweet card with that happy snowman being hugged by his buddy. It just makes me smile!! Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!

  15. Wonderful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at the CHNC Christmas Weekly this week for our Anything Goes, optional upcycle something challenge.

  16. Great card with patterned paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  17. Wonderful cards all around! Thanks for linking up to the Double D Challenge. Best of luck to you!

  18. What a cute card!
    Thanks for joining us for Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug challenge this week - good luck in the draw. I hope you'll join us for our week-long birthday celebrations, they start later today. There are LOTS of prizes to be won!
    Jen L Bugaboo Stamps DT

  19. This card is just too cute and fun. Love it.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Christmas Crafts All Year ‘Round. We hope to see you again next time. Have a wonderful day!
    ♥ Lena ~ DT
    Christmas Crafts All Year ‘Round
    Lena’s Creations

  20. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.

    Helen x


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