Monday, March 16, 2020

Squares, Circles And Leaves

I was invited to be a guest DT for the Monday Greetings Challenge at Outlawz during March. Hetty Clare is the sponsor this month, and this is the first of three images that I’ll be sharing during the month. For this card, I used a sweet digi named “For You” to create a card to match the current theme of Square Cards.
·    Digi- Hetty Clair (For You Digi Stamp)
·    Front  sentiment “Happy Birthday” tag from a Lili of the Valley set (Everyday Sentiment Tags)
·    Inside sentiment- Calico Studio set (retired)
·    Assorted background paper, purple vellum and scrap of ribbon from my stash
Entered into:  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #430-431 Anything Goes                   
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #624 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #11 Anything Goes                                 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- March                              

Trying to keep up with my goal to end the year with several dozen Christmas cards. I created this one with a sweet little guy from Di’s Digis, where the current challenge requires embellies. I drew, colored, then fussy-cut a few holly leaves, then embellished them with red sequins. A delicate doily adds texture to the background of the gatefold card.

·    Digi- Di’s Digital Stamps (Woolly Ted)
·    Inside sentiment- We Are 3 Christmas Sentiment (Wishing You)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Assorted background papers, white doily, and red sequins from my stash
Entered into:  
Di’s Digi Stamps- Embellish It Awesome                                               
Outlawz Challenge- Crash Your Stash- Doilies                                      
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #128 Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #3-2020

My final card for this posting features a dapper little elf who is busy creating pretty bubbles! It fits the requirements of several challenges including The Paper Shelter (Circle It), Crafty Catz (Boys and their toys- or perhaps and elf and his bubble wand?), Outlawz Monday Greetings (Square Cards) and Twisted Thursday (Make up your own Holiday card- this card is dedicated to “Celebrating Creativity!”) The background paper is something I created back in the 90s with black paper, silver spray paint, and a dishpan full of warm water. It was a messy process, but the results are striking. You spray the paint onto the water, drop the paper into it- face down- then gently lift and spread out to dry. I discovered a few dozen sheets in both silver and gold when cleaning my garage last weekend. What a fun find!
·    Digi- The Paper Shelter (Magic Bubbles)
·    Front sentiment “Imagine”- Making Memories (metal tags)
·    Inside sentiment- mudmaven (Creativity is Intelligence)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Assorted background papers, swirled vellum and silver photo corners from my stash
Entered into:  
The Paper Shelter- #418 Circle It
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Square Cards
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes (Optional Twist-Make Up Your Own Holiday Day Card)
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #497 (Optional twist- Boys & Their Toys) 
Jan’s Digi Stamps- Anything Goes-#10


  1. Gorgeous cards! I love the second card especially! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  2. Fantastic cards Kathy, all so pretty, hugs, Lori m

  3. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. Those images are so sweet. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. All three cards are cute as can be, Kathy, but I do love the little elf. Great coloring and that background paper you made is fabulous! Let me put on a DT hat while I'm here - I want to thank you for supporting and playing in our "Anything Goes" challenges at Jan's Digi Stamps. Good Luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  5. Such wonderful cards. Your colouring is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge- Patsy

  6. Beautiful card!! Love this image!! Thanks for playing with TPS this week, good luck! Hug Lena

  7. Great cards, they look so pretty and I like your colouring. I like the sentiments you used inside your cards too.
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at CRAFTY CATZ. Best of luck with your entry. Nick DT

  8. Hello ,
    What a awsome make this is I like it
    Thank You for Joining us at Polkadoodle Craft Challenge
    Good luck and I hope to see you back at Polkadoodles
    Hugs and Creativity
    Cinderella (

  9. Once again all superb cards.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  10. Fabulous cards! Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of
    luck with your entry.

    Kelly DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogs

  11. Hi Kathy, a gorgeous set of cards, love the Christmas card in the middle with the bear. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw.. Megan DT LPoCF

  12. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at">Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in
    Monique DT they are great


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