Saturday, February 1, 2020

Gnomes and Friends!

I’m excited to share my second card as a DT at Sheepski Designs! The theme this month is "Hearts and/or Flowers." Stop by the challenge at the Sheepski blog to learn more. Maybe you’ll be inspired to enter a card or two yourself and have a chance to win some Sheepski  Designs digis!
For my card, I chose one of Andrea Norris’ newest digis… that I just love… named Garden Party. (My funny hubby said it should be named “Six Pack.” I think he has Super Bowl beverages on his mind!) When I look at this sweet image I can almost hear the gnome's thin, reedy voices singing the old Perry Como song, “I Love You Truly.”  (Note- This song is special to me for an unusual reason. Back in 1978, my sweet hubby celebrated our 1st anniversary at a local nightclub. After our meal, we were surprised when the waiter brought us a surprise dessert and a shiny Happy Anniversary helium-filled balloon. When we got home we sucked some helium and sang I Love You Truly” to each other. Our munchkin voices caused major laughing fits. I do have to add that since I now teach drug prevention I don't advocate using helium in this way. But... the memory still makes me giggle. And these guys just look like they could provide a nice chorus of the song. At least one of them is actually singing!)
·    Gnomes digi- Sheepski (Garden Party)
·    Vintage Sheet Music- freebie found HERE.
·    Inside  sentiment- desert diva (Will You Be My Valentine?)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Stickos Puffy Heart Stickers- WalMart
·    Polar white Flower Soft on hat- (From my stash. Am not sure where you can purchase this anymore. It is hard to find!)
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenges- Songs and Rhymes- Silly Love Songs
Simon Says Monday Challenge-All Loved Up                                        
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #619 Valentines
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Valentines                    
Di’s Digi StampsAll About Love      

This is my fifth card made in honor of Scribbles Designs 7th birthday (two are Scribbles digis, three are from other companies.) The theme for any created item is Penguins. I shared a card in my last posting that features this fun penguin from artist Sherry West. Sherry has an Etsy shop HERE a FB page HERE and is also making a name for herself as an author. Her first children’s book, named “It’s Raining Cats Dogs And Pollywogs,” sold out on its first run on Amazon over the holidays. How exciting is that?! I wanted to make this adorable penguin the center of attention on my card, so I made a CAS card. (Or maybe I should say, this is a CAS card for me as I usually layer, add embellies, later some more, etc. etc!)  
·    Penguin digi- Sherry West (Hi! Silly Penguin)  
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Sentiment- Computer Generated
·    Background paper- Hobby Lobby
Entered into:  
Scribbles Designs Challenge- 7th Birthday- Penguin Surprise
Bugaboo Stamps- Feb Anything Goes                 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes                                 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #424-425 Anything Goes                   

My final card for this post is a shabby chic type masculine card. I layered on many items including scrap of flocked Harlequin check paper, plus scraps of vellum, stamped manilla envelope, golf photo corners and a wonderful unicorn label that I found in a bag of ephemera that I purchased at an antique shop.  The sentiment is a freebie from Papercrafts Magazine.  
·    Front Sentiment- Papercrafts Magazine Freebie Sentiment “Best Birthday Ever
·    Assorted papers plus vellum, photo corners and bits of ephemera from my stash
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #491 (Optional twist- Fav Colors)
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #2-2020


  1. Hi Kathy all your cards are gorgeous I love them all. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Lovely card, really like the penguin one!

  3. That first card is adorable!! Love the gnomes and your use of the music paper behind them. The second one is my favorite with that adorable penguin!!! Great cards!!

  4. All great designa. So very nicely done!

  5. Fabulous cards as always Kathy, love the fun gnomes!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  6. Fabulous cards! I think the the cute bird card should fit well in our photo inspiration challenge. I hope join is for more fun challenges
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Patties Creations Design Challenge

  7. Those Gnomes are soo cool. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday. Hugz Andrea.x

  8. I popped over from the Stamplorations blog when I saw your gnome card thumbnail. So cute and a great story to go with it.

  9. Loved your anniversary story Kathy. Your penguin is so cheeky and cute - thanks for sharing with us at 2CraftyCritterCrazies, CarolG.

  10. What a wonderful story and fantastic card <3
    Andrea x

  11. Kathy a great collection of cards. Just love the gnomes. Your penguin image is adorable, especially with those big eyes. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug Anything Goes Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  12. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Jackie DT

  13. Well Hello!
    Great card and I love the design. This cheeky penguin made me smile.
    Thank you so much for playing along with as at SCRIBBLES DESIGN. Best of luck with your entry! Nick DT


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