Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Beach Hut Holiday

It's Wednesday! So time for another challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog where challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded from one or more sponsors.  Stop by the blog to check it out!
The sponsor this week is Sheepski Designs and I used a digi named "Beach Hut Holiday” on my DT card.  I used an upcycled calendar page as my background, plus added some additional color with circles of yellow vellum and a pink plastic document folder. (These wonderful items come in a pack of assorted colors and can be found in the office supply section of most stores and sometimes dollar stores. They're cheaper than colored vellum and are more translucent.  The plastic is also easy to fussy-cut with a sharp pair of scissors.)
Right now local college students would be on Spring break, possibly on a beach like this one, if travel wasn't an issue due to the Coronavirus. I cannot wait until this pandemic is over and we all get our lives back. Then... I think that a beach hut somewhere just might have my name on it! Anyone want to join me? 
·    Digi- Sheepski Designs (Beach Hut Holiday)
·    Sentiments- Computer Generated
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Upcycled calendar page, yellow vellum and pink plastic document folder from my stash
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge- Spring Pastels  
Jan’s Digi Stamps- Anything Goes-#10
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #3-2020

It feels like winter is going on forever this year! I’m looking forward to spring rains and this cute Bugaboo bear makes me smile. I especially love his sweet umbrella. A rain of cupcakes would definitely wash away the winter blahs! And isn’t the Dr. Seuss quote a perfect fit? I’ve had it in my files ever since taking some child development classes in college several decades ago. It always resonated with me because I personally really like fun that is funny!
·    Digi- Bugaboo (Rainy Day Bears Take Me Away)
·    Front Sentiment- Imagine That “Hello” (from Hello Kitties digi set- no longer available)
·    Inside Sentiment- Dr. Seuss Quote- Computer Generated
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Paint chips, vellum and assorted papers from my stash
·    Cupcake paper- JoAnnes Crafts
·    Cloud template cut from scrap paper, chalks and makeup sponge
Entered into:  
Double D’s Challenge- Welcome Spring                
Incy Wincy Designs- Spring Fling                                                          
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Whatever the Weather                    

My final card features a digi that I won from Scribbles a few months ago. When I saw the current challenge at Crafty Catz, I knew that I could use this great digi to make a card to fit the theme boys and their toys! A design on Pinterest caught my eye, and I revised it to make this card. The hardest part was finding the right sentiments, but a few Beccy’s Digi sets provided the perfect fit. My sweet hubby likes to create things with wood, so I think this is going to be his 60-something birthday card next month because... well... he's pretty awesome! 
·    Digi- Scribbles (Toolbelt)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Front Sentiment- Beccy’s Place True Beauty digi set (Ordinary)
·    Inside Sentiment- Beccy’s Place Long Haul digi set (Awesome)
·    Assorted papers and lime green brads (for buttons) from my stash
Entered into:  
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #497 (Optional twist- Boys & Their Toys) 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #128 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #430-431 Anything Goes                   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- March                              


  1. Hi Kathy your card is gorgeous. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. I love how you used the tool belt image from Scribbles! What a fantastic idea. I think I have to CASE about that card. Hope you´re fine with that. I simply love it!

  3. Yep feel like winter just won't let go here in NE Ohio too! Your card is adorable and I love the cupcake paper pieced umbrella! Great cards ... stay well! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Spring’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  4. Haha, it rains also here in Finland every second day but this card makes me smile :) Thank you for sharing at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge.

  5. Wonderful creations! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  6. Yes please I'd love to join you, wonderful cards Kathy <3
    Andrea x

  7. All are fabulous cards, your Bugaboo rain bear is adorable!! Thank you Kathy for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  8. Great card! Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Maritza DT

  9. Kathy, Great Spring Brake creation.....fabulous coloring! Wish the beaches were open! Thank you for playing along with Jan's Digi Blog Challenge and sharing your dreamy creation! Good Luck, stay safe, wash your hands often and HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  10. Such a beautiful beach card. Lovely Work, and great image and design. Thank you for joining us At A Perfect Time to Craft. Karen Neil DT

  11. Great cards! Just down the road at the beach are the Brighton Beach Huts. So wich we could stroll down and enjoy them!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge!
    DT for Patterned Paper Challenge
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!


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