Friday, February 28, 2020

Special Sentiment

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 wonderful sentiment from Eureka Stamps.  I’m making a gift packet of cards for a dear friend and this will be included. I love the warm feelings it conveys.  I’m entering this card into several challenges including Do-Al[l] Kreatives (For this unusual challenge, two DT members each provided a prompt and we must use both in our design. The prompts were Feminine+ Monochromatic. My card is a simple monochromatic with greys and neutrals (B&W) plus the flowers help provide a feminine tone.)
·    Sentiment- Eureka Digital Stamp (YouLovingWay)
·    Coordinated background papers, vellum, silver photo corners and a ribbon scrap from my stash
·    The silver paper behind the sentiment is an upcycled coffee liner.
Entered into:  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #428-429 Anything Goes                   
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Patterned Paper
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #495 (Optional twist- Pretty Papers) 
Path of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #77 (Optional Twist- Adoration)

For this card I made a variation of a pop-up front step panel card, using the instructions HERE but just following the first seven steps. I then attached the stamped image, that I had colored then fussy-cut. The sweet lamb with flower basket stamp is one of the first I ever purchased back in the late 90’s. At that time the company, Azadi Earles, was going out of business and I purchased several of them. I don’t use them very often these days as I usually use digis, but I have always appreciated that the AE wood-mount stamps always provide nice, clear impressions like this one. The sentiment is another wood mount stamp from Printworks Stamps.
·    Lamb Image- Azadi Earles Rubber Stamps (Company no longer in business)
·    Front Sentiment- Printworks Rubber Stamps “Easter Blessings to You” (No longer available)  
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Assorted background papers from my stash
·    Instructions for pop-up front card found HERE
Entered into:  
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #114
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes 
The Paper Shelter- #416 Color It
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #623 Spring Fever
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #2-2020

While I had my Azadi Earles wood mounts out, I stamped another lamb image, this one swathed in warm winter clothes. I decided to make a Christmas card using a flap fold card as it’s base (the instructions are HERE.) I used sentiment stamps from an unknown company (I found the unmounted rubber stamps at our local Goodwill) and a Martha Stewart border punch to embellish the card.
·    Lamb Image- Azadi Earles Rubber Stamps (Company no longer in business)
·    Front and Inside Sentiments- unmounted rubber stamps from an unknown company
·    Instructions for flap-fold card found HERE
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Assorted background paper, ribbon and Merry Christmas sticker from my stash
·    Martha Stewart Punch- Swirling Lace Punch Set (Amazon)
Entered into:  
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes                                 
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #9 Anything Goes                                  


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

  2. Stunning Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

    DT Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

  3. Your monochromatic sentiment card is beautiful, Kathy! I love the vellum behind the sentiment and the up-cycled silver lining is very planet friendly! Your friend will love your card pack filled with kindness and thoughtfulness . Thanks once more for entering the Path of Positivity challenge this month. We really appreciate your support!
    Carole DT x

  4. very nice make. I love the background and the colour combo!

    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

  5. Beautiful cards, so glad you have shared with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  6. So pretty! I love the vellum overlay and the ribbon. It makes the patterned paper look so elegant. Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  7. Simply BEAUTIFUL Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  8. Fabulous set of cards!... thanks for sharing with all at the Polkadoodles challenge this week, Nelly Dt x

  9. Wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter challenge. Best of luck- Patsy

  10. Great card.
    Thanks for joining us at the DAK Challenge.
    Greetings Andrea

  11. Thank you for playing along with your wonderful creation over at the Paper Shelter this week. A new fun challenge will soon be up to play along with.
    Love n hugs

  12. Awesome creation, great hand coloring of the image. Thanks so much for playing at THE PAPER SHELTER Challenge hand colored theme this week. Hugs:) Audrey DT

  13. Beautiful cards as always! I love your designs and that sheep image is darling!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!


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