Thursday, March 12, 2020

Hugs, Hoots and Luck

The Classic Design Challenge is currently running an extra challenge to increase awareness of the devastation that fires are causing in Australia. Stop by this link,  Save Australian Animals Challenge, to read about some of the heroic efforts to save the lives of vulnerable wildlife. This is the second card I’ve created in honor of the heroic efforts of firefighters, animal rescue groups and others that are striving to protect vulnerable animals. My card features an adorable image from Di’s Digis named Mias Koala Hug (which is available right now for just $1.00!) I upcycled a card for the base. (It included the stamped Thank You so I don’t know who makes that image.) I fussy cut flowers from a scrap of patterned paper to decorate the background of the card front and inside.  The final touch was to sprinkle some sweet little mini flower sequins that I’d just won from Simon Says. (The packet holds hundreds of the little bloom and is just $2.99.) I attached them with a touch of Tombow mono adhesive and added a small dot of Buttercup Liquid Pearls in the center of each.
·    Digi- DisDigi (Mias Koala Hug)
·    Front Sentiment “Thank You”- (Company Unknown)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Flowered background papers from my stash
·    Mini Flower Sequins- Simon Says Stamp (Sequins Tiny Flowers Vanilla01)
·    Liquid Pearls- Buttercup
·    Glue-Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue Dual Tip 
Entered into:  
Classic Design Challenge- Save Australian Animals Challenge
Incy Wincy Designs- Hand Colored Images                                           
The Paper Shelter- #418 Circle It
Di’s Digi Stamps- Show Some Green                                                     
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #3-2020

Back in the late 90’s when a friend and I owned a stamp store in South Dakota, a wonderful company named Northwoods Rubber Stamps was one of our best selling companies. We loved their finely detailed stamps and especially their wildlife images and sentiment stamps. This owl image has been one of my favorites to color these last few decades. (I was excited to find that the company is still in business. You can find them HERE.)
·    Image- Northwoods Rubber Stamps (retired image)  
·    Front Sentiment- Computer Generated
·    Assorted background papers, photo corners, and oval cut out card front from my stash
·    Fancy Foliage Dies- Spellbinders Our Daily Bread Designs
Entered into:  
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #127 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #430-431 Anything Goes                   
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes     
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- March                              
Do-Al[l] Kreatives #39- Male Birthday

My final card for this posting features a cute digi set from Little Scraps of Heaven named “Lucky to Have.” (It was a freebie last February, but sadly appears to no longer be available.) I added some bling by replacing the shamrocks on the headband with sparkly stickers. The sentiment is part of the Little Scraps of Heaven set.
·    Digi and sentiment- Little Scraps of Heaven “Lucky to Have Digital and Cut File Combo” (Appears to no longer be available)
·    Sparkly Shamrock Stickers and Clover patterned paper- Hobby Lobby
·    Vellum and photo corners from my stash
Entered into:  
Simon Says Monday Challenge- A Bit ‘O Green                                     
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Use Some Green                              
Little Scraps of Heaven- Anything Goes (FB) 
Outlawz Challenge- Crash Your Stash- Stickers                                     
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #624 Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays


  1. Beautiful owl card. Wonderful masculine!
    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 {#02 – Sport}
    *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

  2. Beautiful cards! I just love your title too! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  3. Stunning owl! Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Joy DT

    Joyfully Stamps

  4. WOW, the coloring of the owl is expertly done, it looks so realisitc. Great job! Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug.

  5. Gorgeous cards Kathy :-) all of them are so cute and I love the little flowers with the dot of pearls in the centers, so pretty! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday and Monday Challenges
    Lols x x x

  6. Kathy, your cards are delightful! Your new tiny flower sequins added the perfect touch of sweetness to your first card, and as a lover of teddy bears, your adorable green card made me smile big!

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

  8. Wow.. what amazing works and fab colourationas of the images! Very nice!!!

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelSt├╝ble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days

  9. The owl is so lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  10. Sweet Card, lovely work. Thank you for joining us At A Perfect Time to Craft. Karen Neil DT

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  12. (Sorry I had to delete my first comment, Kathy)
    Such a darling card, Kathy with a beautiful , heartwarming image! I am loving your fussy cut flowers and the tiny daisy flower sequins - they make this perfect for our Beauty of Botanicals challenge. Your card is also to raise awareness for a good cause and that makes it truly inspirational!
    Thank you for sharing your project with us at the <a href=" ” >Path of Positivity </a> “We hope you’ll join us again soon. x


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