Friday, March 13, 2020

Critters Galore

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 two cute digi image and a sentiment from Eureka Stamps.  
·    Front Digi- Eureka Stamps (Ducky Dancing digital)
·    Inside Digi- Eureka Stamps (Ducky Doing Splits digital)
·    Inside sentiment- Eureka Stamps (Happy Easter digital)
·    Front Sentiment- Label from my scrapbook stash
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen and assorted Glaze pens
·    Assorted background papers from my stash
·    Sheer black dotted swiss ribbon- JoAnne’s
Entered into:  
Simon Says Monday Challenge- A Bit ‘O Green                                     
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Use Some Green                              
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- March 2020 #36                                 
Let’s Craft and Create- #156 Anything Goes (March option- Easter)

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 Dr. Digi and I enjoyed creating a card that features a sweet image  named “Cuddly Critters Panda.”  The image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. I created the 3-D paper heart with a template and instructions available HERE. I used an Exacto knife to cut a slit around his paw then slid the heart under it so it looks like he’s holding it close! The Love sentiment is a freebie from
·    Digi- Dr. Digi (Cuddly Critters Panda)
·    Front Sentiment “Love You”- freebie from
·    3-D paper heart with a template and instructions available HERE.
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Assorted background papers from my stash
Entered into:  
The Paper Shelter- #418 Circle It
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #624 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week 10 Anything Goes                                  
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #3-2020

My final card for this posting features an image that I actually drew in 1997 for Petersen Rubber Stamps. This husband and wife's home business in South Dakota featured a small line of wood-mount rubber stamps that were sold mainly through craft shows across the nation. Donna Petersen and her husband spent part of the year creating stamps with a vulcanizer (she once showed me how it worked. Pretty impressive!) The rest of the year, they loaded up their motor home and set up sales booths at flea markets across Arizona, Texas, Florida and other “Snowbird” states.  I'd drawn several designs for Donna and it was fun to see them featured in her collection. This Viking image was one of the best sellers. (Possibly because there were so many Minnesota Viking fans in South Dakota, and also Norwegians!) 
For this card I wanted the image to have a soft, rustic feeling so opted to use watercolors and chalks instead of my usual alcohol markers. A Sharpie silver pen added silver accents. I added one of my favorite computer generated sentiments, turning the card into three “panels” (front, inside left and inside right) to fit the entire sentiment on a regular A2 card.  I provided close-ups of the inside panels so you can see the details. So fun!
·    Image- Petersen Stamps (Original Viking Design- no longer available)
·    Sentiments- Computer Generated
·    Colored with Tombow watercolor markers, Sharpie Silver pen and chalks  
·    Assorted background papers from my stash
Entered into: 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #430-431 Anything Goes                   
Do-Al[l] Kreatives #39- Male Birthday
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes 
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- March                              


  1. These are so cute, love the little duckling.

  2. Lovely cards! I just love the viking! Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Joy DT

    Joyfully Stamps

  3. Hi Kathy all your cards are gorgeous. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. OMG what a fun Easter card 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.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  5. Lovely creations! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs

  6. I haven't seen a duck this cute in a long time. Love all the bright papers too! Thanks so much for sharing your card with the Sisterhood of Crafters "Easter" challenge this week!

  7. Fabulous card and such cute images. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter challenge. Best of luck with your entry - Patsy

  8. Fab makes.. I love the cute image - it makes me smile!!! :-)

    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

  9. Your little duckling is gorgeous and looks so fuzzy AND funny. So glad you joined us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, CarolG

  10. Love you viking card... great masculine layout and absolutely funny!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings

    *Owner* Creative Crafting Uncles {#03 – Birthday}
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#39 – masculine birthday}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#39 – Spring / Easter}
    *GDT* Cards und More {#46 – Moodboard}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  11. Sooo cute!! Thanks for sharing and for playing with us at TPS this week, good luck! Hug Lena

  12. Cute cards. Lovely duckling. Thank you for entering our challenge at Let's Craft and Create.
    Sabina DT

  13. Hi Kathy!
    Hahaha, your card with the viking is so funny! it was nog possible not to laugh! Thanks! And thanks also for joining us at DAK


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