Friday, February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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 a QKR digital image named Snowman Scene. It resembles what I see when I look outside here in Wisconsin today. Except, it if bitter cold (40 below zero wind chills tonight so I am getting tired of winter!) The inside sentiment is from Eureka Stamps and the snowflake embellishments are fussy-cut from the background paper.  
·    Digi- QKR Digital Stamp (Snowman Scene Q-digi23501)
·    Inside Sentiment- Eureka Stamps (Warm Today ES-digi5102)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Background papers from my stash
Entered into:  
Jan’s Digi Stamps- Anything Goes- #7
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #426-427 Anything Goes                   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Feb                                  

Friday also means that I get to share DT cards for the Colour Crazy Challenge. This challenge is also an “Anything Goes” but if adds a 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 making cards is stress therapy for me!! Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo and I enjoyed creating a card that features a fun image and sentiment. I cut the sentiment into two pieces so I could use it on the front and back. The background for the card is created with assorted office themed stickers and papers from my scrapbook stash. The Smead label is upcycled from a box of file folders and the Rolodex card is "authentic." (I'm old enough to remember when we used such things because we didn't have computers, or cell phones... or even cable TV! I can actually identify with the confusion that Stella feels on this digi. So funny!) 

·    Digi image and sentiment- Bugaboo (Stella Tidbits-Hard Drive)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Assorted background papers, stickers, and office themed items from my stash
Entered into:  
The Paper Shelter- #414 With a Sentiment
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week 6 Anything Goes                                    
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #2-2020
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes 

My final card for this post is a CAS Valentine card that went together really quickly. I used a vintage wood-mount stamp from a company named Embossing Arts. Many of the first stamps I ever owned are from EA and I have always liked their variety and details. I wanted a monochromatic card so I used rust-colored ink on light peach-colored paper. Used a Fiskars decorative edged scissors (remember those?!) to trim this image and adhered it onto a card made of dark orange mulberry paper which adds some nice texture. I was going to add a bit of color to the stamped image but decided that I kinda liked the clean simplicity of the plain image.
PS- I had fun creating this card for the current Do-Al[l] Kreatives challenge where two DT members each provided a prompt and we had to use both in our design- Feminine/Female + monochrome/Monochromatic.
·    Valentines Image- Embossing Arts Wood-mount stamp (company is no longer in business)
·    Front Sentiment “Happy Valentine’s Day”- Hero Arts (retired)
·    Ink and assorted background papers from my stash
·    Fiskars Decorative Edge Scissors- Victorian
Entered into:  
Do-Al[l] Kreatives #38- Twister Sister 
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #621 CASs
Incy Wincy Designs- Love, Love, Love                                                   
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Love
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays        


  1. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. They are all wonderful. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. They are all wonderful. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Beautiful cards, love the sentiments, so pretty, hugs, Lori m

  4. Such fabulous card set ! ... thanks for joining in with Polkadoodles challenge this week, Nelly dt x

  5. Super cards Kathy. You smile sentiment is great. Thanks for sharing with us this time at Incy Wincy Designs, CarolG

  6. Kathy, Stunning card set, each with their own splendid character and charm. Thank you for sharing your imaginative creations with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. We enjoyed seeing them! Join us again... HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  7. Beautiful card- how I love this card! Loving this sweet snowman! Thanks so much for joining in the challenge at Jan's Digital images!

  8. Hi Kathy,
    your cards are lovely! The one who is joining us at DAK (Valentine) is so beautiful. Thanks for joining us in the feminine/monochromatic challenge at DAK.

  9. You have made lovely cards. The Valentine card for Cute card Thursday is beautiful and very elegant. Thanks for joining our challenge.

  10. Great cards, Kathy! I really like that snowman! Thanks so much for joining us at Jan's digi stamps Challenges. Julie, DT member

  11. A great card with lovley design. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs

  12. Lovely make

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days

  13. Lovely card, very creative, and different. Good Luck with your entry, At A Perfect Time to Craft. Karen Neil DT

  14. Three lovely cards. I like the monochromatic colour scheme on the third one. Thank you for joining in the Love Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs and apologies for the late comment.


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