Sunday, March 1, 2020

Across the Seasons

I joined the DT at Sheepski at the beginning of the year and have enjoyed getting to know Andrea (artist/owner) and the other DT’s. Andrea alerts us of opportunities to enter cards into challenges that Sheepski is sponsoring. I made this card for one of those opportunities, the Winter Wonderland Challenge (which is new to me.) Since this challenge is a tribute to the blogs past owner/DT coordinator I wanted to create a special card. I decided to make a penny slider card so that the snowball on the sweet penguin digi named “Catch” can actually soar through the “air.” I provided two photos of the card to show the snowball in two positions. (When I was finished and shook the card to make the snowball move, I got a good laugh. The reason? I had positioned the slider cutout a little high, so it appears that the snowball is hitting the penguin on the right in the head. This reminded me of the many snowball fights my siblings and I enjoyed when we were young. Getting “beaned” was standard practice… especially for those of us that were not very good at throwing OR dodging!! (Note- if you’ve never made a penny slider card, you might be surprised at how easy they are. Check out the tutorial HERE and give it a try.)
·    Digi- Sheepski Designs (Catch)
·    Sentimens- Computer Generated
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Penny Slider- Instructions can be found HERE
Entered into:  
Winter Wonderland Challenge -Tribute to Eileen  
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge-Scene Challenge (with texture)   
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes                                 
Pattie's Creations Challenge- #167 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Feb                                  

I picked up this adorable clear stamp set from Simon Says Stamps last year and am finally using it! Love the sweet little leprechaun and matching sentiment. Am entering the card into several challenges including Bugaboos Stella Says Sketch, Double D’s “Hello February” (the instructions note that the card needs to include a Hello sentiment… so this is more of a Hello March theme but I hope it works),
·    Clear stamp set and inside sentiment- Penny Black (A Good Friend)
·    Clear stamp set and inside sentiment- Art Impressions (Crazy Cat Lady)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Four Leaf Clover paper- Hobby Lobby
·    Gold ribbon and antique lac- From my stash
Entered into:  
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #804
Double D’s Challenge- Saying Hello               
Outlawz Sunday Challenge- Songs and Rhymes: I’m Looking Over A Four-Leaf Clover              
The Paper Shelter- #416 Color It
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #623 Spring Fever

I made this card for the current Simon Says Monday Challenge named “Inspired by Music.” One of my staff is a violinist, so I made this card for her upcoming birthday. She teaches Sunday School at her church, so I think she’ll also like the sheet music background. (My hubby's grandmother was a church choir director in the 1940s. After her death, we discovered boxes full of choir books in the attic of her home, and I love using them on cards. This song is especially dear to me as it was my mom’s favorite hymn. She often sang when doing housework… and I fondly remember hearing this one often.) I’m entering this card into several challenges including The Butterfly Challenge (my card includes one color- thistle on her tie and two themes- two butterflies on the front and again on the inside.)

·    Digi- Leanne’s World 101 (Lindsey)
·    Inside sentiment- Decosses Dynamite Doodles Freebie (Birthday Blessings)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Papers and antique sheet music from my stash
Entered into:  
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Inspired by Music                               
Butterfly Challenge- #137 T for Tunnel Card  
Path of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #77
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #428-429 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays        


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

  2. Beautiful cards Kathy <3
    Andrea x

  3. Great cards. Always love a Mo Manning image. Your coloring is awesome and the image looks incredible with the lace. Thanks for joining in the Stella Says Sketch Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  4. Beautiful cards Kathy!

  5. Lovely image and I like how you are managing to use up the music scripts on your cards. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. Your Inspired by Music card is lovely, Kathy! Your coloring is beautiful and the butterflies are perfect for the hymn title! I have to say, I love that hymn, also! I remember my grandmother playing it on her piano. So fun you are using her music in your creations! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  7. Wonderful cards. I love that sweet little gal with all the green. 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
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  8. Hi sweet Kathy!
    I know you only entered one card in at The Paper Shelter, but I have somethi9ng to say about all of them!
    Your penny-slider is fantastic, and I LOVE the fact that the snowball whacks the one penguin on the head. It's allowed your card to go from 'fun', to 'hilarious'!
    Gorgeous colouring on your clover card, and such a beautiful sentiment. Thank you for sharing it with us at The Paper Shelter
    Your music card is wonderful! I've never heard of that particular song, so I have looked it up and I'm listening to Dolly Parton sing it to me as I type this. The fact that the sheet music comes from the treasure trove you found in the attic, makes this card so personal and even more beautiful!

  9. What a sweet image and you've colored her beautifully for St. Patty's Day! Fabulous cards Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Hello’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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  10. 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

  11. This is such a cute card. Love the papers. Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday. Hugz Andrea.x

  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. Congratulations, Kathy! Your adorable penny slider card is our winner this week at the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge! Please visit our blog to see your card and find out how to claim your prize (see Winner's Post). Happy Shopping!


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