Monday, March 9, 2020

Fun & Festive

When I saw that the last challenge at wecraftcards Forum was named “Seussical Challenge” I knew exactly which image I’d use for my card! This adorable digi from Bugaboo named “Youer Than You” is the perfect fit. With little coloring, cutting and layering it went together… well… quicker than quick!!
·    Digi- Bugaboo (Youer Than You)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Background paper and photo corners from my stash
Entered into: 
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Seussical Challenge
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes     
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #624 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- March                              
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #3-2020

One of my resolutions this year was to make at least two Christmas cards a month. This is the 8th I’ve made since January 1st, so I’m on track. For this card I dug into my mom’s stash of treasures that I inherited, pulling out a scrap of white boiled wool, and some wonderful holly shaped sequins. I upcycled a card front because I like the way that the white dots mimic sequins. I cut the boiled wool into a circle upon which I attached the holly and berries with needle and thread. I then cut a few additional circles from scraps of vellum and dark green cardstock to provide a nice “frame” for the sparkly holly. Lastly, I added a pretty bow to ground the embellishment. So lovely! 
·    Front of card is recycled from an old Christmas Card
·    Inside sentiments- Inkadinkado Ornate Christmas clear set
·    Sage Green Inkpad
·    Holly leaves and a scrap of  white boiled wool- from my mom’s stash
·    Red sequins for holly berries (with red seed bead centers)- from my stash
·    Scraps of  ribbon, vellum and dark green cardstock- from my stash
·    Circle template- from my scrapbook stash
Entered into:  
Pixie's Snippets-Week #373                                                                              
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #428-429 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       

My final card for this post features a cute little Stampin’ Up! Leprechaun that I’ve had in my stamp collection for many years. The sentiment on the front is from a plaque that hung in our home when I was growing up and I’ve always loved it. (I’ve been collecting sayings in a notebook since I was in my teens and this is in that collection. I especially love having proof that my handwriting was legible way back then!)
·    Leprechaun Image- Stampin’ Up! (Retired Set)
·    Front Sentiment- Computer generated from my files
·    Inside Sentiment-Studio G Clear Stamp Set (Happy St Patricks Day)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Rainbow paper and black cardstock tag- from my stash
·    Clover paper- Hobby Lobby
Entered into:  
Simon Says Monday Challenge- A Bit ‘O Green                                     
Double D’s Challenge- It’s All About the Green                
Pattie's Creations Challenge- #168 Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create- #156 Anything Goes


  1. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. I love them all. Enjoy the rest of the week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Very cute cards! I can't choose a favorite! These are perfect for anything goes challenge at Pattie's Creations. I hope you join us again soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Patties Creations Design Challenge

  3. Green, fabulous and fresh and also adorable card.. Thanks for entering into our GREEN and/or St. Patrick's Day challenge, and good luck in the draw and hope you join us again.
    {aNNie Designer for Double D challenges

  4. Oh that Leprechaun is cuuuuute! Love the striped background, shamrock accents and that lovely Irish Blessing. Thanks so much for playing along with us again at The Double D, Green and/or St. Patrick’s Day, Donna, DT Member.

  5. Super cute~cute leprechaun!! Fabulous design and saying!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  6. Love that leprechaun ... great card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Green’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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  7. Great creations! Really cute. Thank you so much for playing along at Let’s Craft and Create this month. A new challenge starts every month on the 5th. Always Anything Goes with an Optional Twist. Hope you’ll link up again.
    Design Team Member @ Let’s Craft and Create
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  8. Fun St. Patrick's Day card! Love the rainbow striped paper background. Thanks for joining the Double D, "It's All About the Green" Challenge.

  9. The Seuss inspired design looks great, love your choice of limitied colors. Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug.

  10. Great cards Kathy - love your Christmas snippets one! Love a bit of upcycling :)


    Di xx

  11. Lovely work. Thank you for joining Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

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

    Maritza DT

  13. A fabulous selection of cards and love how you have implemented the little snippets in your cards, I do that too. Thanks for making our challenge at Let's Craft & Create this month, stay safe and good luck Michelle DT x


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