Saturday, March 14, 2020

Sweet, Elegant and Cute

This first card layout was inspired by the current Bugaboo’s Stella Says Sketch Challenge and the Christmas Crafts All Year Round challenge that is named “Gingerbread.” I adore this cute gingerbread guy digi from Beccy’s Place. Isn’t he precious? A few months ago I won a pack of wonderful holiday paper from the Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge. The red print paper on this card layout is from that set. I love its bold geometric pattern.  The inside sentiment and cute little ginger guy are from the same Beccy’s Place digi set. I’m also entering this card into several other challenges including the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge (requires some green.)
·    Digis and Sentiment- Beccy’s Place set (Sugar & Spice)
·    Sparkly Christmas Diecut- Stampendous Stamp and Dies set (Christmas Bright)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Assorted background paper, zig-zag and candy cane border sticker from my stash
Entered into:  
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #805 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Use Some Green                              
Beccy’s Place Challenge- March      
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- March                              
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       

Yesterday I created a DT card for the Colour Crazy Challenge using a sweet Dr. Digi image  named “Cuddly Critters Panda.” I decided to use that digi again, but instead of coloring it, I used torn mulberry paper to create a very fuzzy looking panda. I crafted a small branch with a scrap of green cardstock that I slipped under his paw… because a chunky panda might just need an occasional snack! I’m also entering this card into several other challenges including Di’s Digi Stamps Challenge (Embellish It- I think that the little branch plus the many strips of mulberry paper qualify as embellies?)
·    Digi- Dr Digi (Cuddly Critters Panda)
·    Sentiments- Computer Generated
·    Assorted background papers from my stash
·    Small branch sketch on green scrap paper and fussy-cut
Entered into: 
Jan’s Digi Stamps- Anything Goes-#9
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #624 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #11 Anything Goes                                 
Di’s Digi Stamps- Embellish It Awesome                                               
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #3-2020

My final card this posting was so much fun to create as it features a few treasures. The first treasure is a sheet of vintage sheet music. (My hubby's grandmother was a church choir director in the 1940s. After her death, we discovered boxes full of sheet music and books in the attic of her home. Most of the items are dated in the early 1900s and many were in pretty bad shape. However, they work beautifully on cards. This one, an Easter song, pairs beautifully with the lovely digi from Ching-Chou Kuik named “Believe.” ) The other treasure is the assortment of delicate butterflies, part of a free colored set that I found on a website a few years ago. (All I had to do was add the butterflies bodies and antennae with a fine-line Sharpie black marker.)  I’m also entering this card into several other challenges including the Butterfly Challenge (I used two colors: umber and ultra pink),  Bugaboo Stamps (Things with Wings- butterflies), Cute As A Button (added glitter on the beads), Path of Positivity (Botanicals= beautiful Easter Lillies) Outlaws Color Challenge (used all three of the colors on the chart including the peach color in her hair highlights.) I added a closeup so that you can see the colors more clearly, plus the Stickles and Liquid Pearls. They really add a pretty sparkle and sheen in real life. 
·    Digi- Ching-Chou Kuik (Believe)
·    Inside  sentiment- Desert Diva (Blessed Easter)
·    Vintage sheet music, and assorted background papers from my stash
·    Stickles-Stardust
·    Liquid Pearls- Buttercup
·    Pretty Butterflies- Freebies available from HERE
Entered into:  
Butterfly Challenge- #138 U for U-fold Card  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #430-431 Anything Goes                   
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Easter
Bugaboo Stamps- Things with Wings     
Ching-Chou Kuik's FB Challenge- [FB] Easter or Floral
Cute As A Button- #54 Anything Goes + (Option) Add Glitter
Let’s Craft and Create- #156 Anything Goes (March option- Easter)
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge- Spring Pastels  


  1. Kathy wonderful creations. Your gingerbread is too cute. Great to turn the sketch. Thanks for joining in the Stella Says Sketch Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  2. Three wonderful creative cards. Love the cute Gingerbread man from Beccy. Your second card is so creative, love the textures.

  3. Gorgeous cards, each one is so pretty, hugs, Lori m

  4. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. I love them all they are so diverse. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. Fabulous makes .. .Thanks for joining us at Di’s Digi Challenge :)
    Wendy xx

  6. A great bunch of cards here, Kathy! I don't know which is my favorite. I'll thank you for joining 2 challenges-- JDS and Catch the bug! Julie

  7. Beautiful colouring and some more of the lovely vintage music paper. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. hugs Mrs A.

  8. Great cards- I am loving your torn mulberry panda- so pretty!!! Your other cards are fabulous!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Jan's digital image challenges! Best of luck in the draw!

  9. Wow, the detail in the Easter card is gorgeous! Beautiful coloring also! I see you are on a roll with the Easter cards! And we appreciate that you are sharing with the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge this week!!

  10. These cards are all fabulous!! The panda bear with the torn mulberry paper is genius!!! What a great idea and you made it work so well! Love it! Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs.

  11. Awesome cards ... beautiful coloring! 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!

  12. Beautiful card Kathy! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Gale

  13. Hello ,
    What a fab creations they are I love them.
    Thank You for Joining us at Polkadoodle Craft Challenge
    Good luck and I hope to see you back at Polkadoodles
    Hugs and Creativity

    Cinderella (

  14. Kathy, Fabulous inspirationals! Thank you for playing along at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge and sharing your talents with us! Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  15. Love the gingerbread card Kathy, you've done a fabulous job colouring the images. The little guy you used on the front is my favourite from the set too... if I may say so myself. Love the decoration you added to the inside as well.
    The panda card you created is so clever! I'm amazed at how beautifully you've constructed the little bear from mulberry paper... love the addition of the "snack" too.
    Your last card in this post is beautiful. The little treasures you added really complete the design nicely and add a lovely personal touch... especially the sheet music. Fabulous job Kathy!

  16. Thanks for sharing with us at "A Perfect Time To Craft". You've made some great cards. Good Luck!
    Georgia DT for

  17. WOW, this is absolutely beautiful and love the design and colours used. Many thanks for joining us in our current challenge of EASTER at The Sisterhood Of Crafters Challenge..good luck with your lovely entry.[aNNie design team member for The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenges

  18. Really cute card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

    DT Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

  19. Kathy, another stunning card. Love how you have used the music sheet as the backdrop to the image for your Easter card. Thanks for entering the challenge and using one of Ching-Chou Kuik's digital stamps. Best wishes in the draw and for your support of this challenge blog. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Blog Challenge and Facebook Challenge Design Team Leader)

    PS: With everything going on in the world with regard to the coronavirus, please stay safe and well

  20. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Christmas Crafts All Year Challenge this time and good luck :)

  21. Very pretty Easter card. Thank you for sharing at Path of Positivity. Pippa DT

  22. Great job!!! Thank-you so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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