Friday, March 27, 2020

A Trio Of Sweet Digis

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 cute digi images from Eureka Stamps and a sweet sentiment from QKR Stampede.  I love the sweet little puppy. Don’t you just want to scratch the top of his fuzzy little head?  I colored him with alcohol markers, adding some texture with the blender marker. I darkened his nose and added a few highlights with a white gel pen. I wanted to make it look like he was draped over a big wooden box. So I dug out some wood grain paper, cut it to size and attached the frame with staples to add a bit of realism. The final touch was to add some of my favorite embellies, puffy heart stickers.  I discovered these wonderful little gems last year at Walmart. (The pack contains 113 assorted puffy hearts for just 99 cents!)
·    Puppy Digi- Eureka Digital Stamp (Snoozing Puppy)
·    Front Sentiment- QKR Stampede (Love is a Warm Puppy)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Puffy Heart Stickers- Sticko’s
·    Assorted background papers from my stash
Entered into:  
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes                                 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #432-433Anything Goes                   
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #12 Anything Goes                                
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #116

I love this ladybug digi from Bugaboo, which I used for two current Bugaboo Challenges (Stella Says Sketch and BINGO: 3 layers, Bug image, Players Choice- I chose a B&W&Red color scheme.)  The front sentiment is from a wonderful Beccy’s Place digi set and the inside sentiment is from a yummy dig set from Imagine That! I trimmed the edge of a square paper lacy doily to create the pretty lacy trim, which allowed me to enter this card into the current Crash Your Stash Challenge at Outlawz. 
·    Ladybug digi- Bugaboo (Wee One Bugs Ladybug)
·    Front Sentiment- “Hello Sweet Friend” Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Keeping It Simple)
·    Inside  sentiment-“Sending Sweet Birthday Wishes”  Imagine That digi set  (Ice Cream to My Cone)
·    Square Lace Paper Doily (I just used the edging)- purchased from a local dollar store.
·    Assorted background papers, ribbon and vellum from my stash
Entered into:  
Bugaboo Stamps- BINGO      
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #806 
Incy Wincy Designs- Spring Fling                                                          
Outlawz Challenge- Crash Your Stash- Doilies                                      

My final card features an adorable snowman holding a sweet little birdie from a Beccy’s Place Digi Set. The large JOY sentiment is also from the digi set. I enlarged the sentiment  so that it would cover a large portion of an A2 card front, then printed it onto regular copy paper. I then attached the word to a scrap of snowflake paper and carefully cut it out before layering it onto black cardstock. After coloring the sweet snowman with alcohol markers, I fussy-cut the cutie and attached her to the front of the card with foam tape. After finishing the rest of the card and inside sentiment, I added the final touch… puffy heart stickers! (Okay, I have to fess up. I hadn’t planned to add the heart stickers. However, when I was coloring the little snowmiss, I discovered that a smudge of yellow ink on the paper I was using to protect my table had bled through her snowy white body. The result? It looked like a dog had… um… relieved himself on her! Ewwww! There was no way to remove the small yellow stain and I’d already done all the coloring on the image so I didn’t want to throw it away. My solution was to cover the stain with my favorite little puffy hearts. Easy peasy!)
·    Snowman digi- Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Snowman Set)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Joy digi and Front sentiment- Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Snowman Set)
·    Inside sentiment- Skogsokiga (this circle sentiment is no longer available. But there are dozens of other freebies HERE)
·    Assorted background papers from my stash
·    Puffy Heart Stickers- Sticko’s from Walmart (The pack contains 113 assorted puffy hearts for just 99 cents!)
Entered into:  
Beccy’s Place Challenge- March      
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Jan’s Digi Stamps- Anything Goes-#10


  1. Three great cards,adore the puppy one!

  2. All adorable cards Kathy, hugs, Lori m

  3. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. I love them all. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Great creations Kathy!

  5. Hi Kathy,
    what a gorgeous Christmas card and I love that snowman and you have coloured it wonderfully too.
    Such an unusaul design and so lovely.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  6. Your JOY snowman card is adorable. Thank goodness for those puffy hearts. But, yellow snow does happen! ahahahha
    You have made several wonderful cards and your hearts look great on all of them so those hearts just look well placed to me.

    Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

  7. Awwwww, that little puppy on your first card is adorable! What a sweet image and a very fitting sentiment to go along with it.
    The ladybird image on your second card is also very sweet Kathy, and I love the colour scheme too.
    You did a brilliant job colouring the snowman on your final card, I particularly like the way you've added the pattern to the scarf. Very clever.

  8. Kathy, All three of your splendid creations are beautiful! Thank you for playing along with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge and sharing your playful creations with us. Good Luck, be safe and stay healthy! HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  9. What a fabulous Christmas card and also a gorgeous sheet of digis.

    Sue xx

  10. Such a wonderful card-I so love the JOY as a backdrop to his snowman! Thank You for joining us at Jan's Digi images and best of luck in the draw!!!

  11. Fabulous cards! I love them all. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope you can join us again soon.
    Victoria DT

  12. Sweet card!! Thank-you so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! So sorry this is late, but with everything going on, I’m just getting around to doing this. Please stay safe during this time.
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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