Sunday, April 12, 2020

Holiday Stamping!

I was able to spend the holiday weekend in my craft room happily creating! Wanted to make sure that I got at least one card entered into the current Double D challenge that features banners. Used a sweet Bugaboo image on my gatefold card, flipping a second image so that I could have the little cutie facing her friend. So cute! The banners were made with scraps from my stash.
·    Digi- Bugaboo (Love Angel
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Inside sentiment- DDDoodles (Love Pass It On)
·    Background heart paper- Hobby Lobby
·    Other papers and scraps of paper doilies from my stash
Entered into:  
Double D’s Challenge- Banners Challenge                 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #434-435 Anything Goes                   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- April                                

It was fun to make a card with this set from Bugaboo, which includes the image, sentiments and even a few patterned papers. After coloring the sweet image, I attached him to a to a card base this is super easy to make and really rocks! (Actually, I’ve seen these called rocker cards, wobble cards, and swing cards. But by any name they are FUN! You can find the instructions HERE.) I do have to admit that after making this card I am REALLY hungry for cookies. Sadly, it snowed all day and no travel is advised. Plus… do you think running to the store for chocolate chips would be considered “essential”? Ha! I’m entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Thursday Challenge (requires a map or sign. I think that both the front and back sentiments might qualify as signs?), Do-Al[l[ Kreatives (Swing Card) and Path Of Positivity Challenge (Since I started stamping nearly 25 years ago I’ve loved making creative fold cards. Usually they are fairy simple like this card… and the gatefold that also appears on this post. But I’m just finishing a Waterfall Card and also love making Tri-shutter and Z-fold cards when I have time. They always provide a nice “WOW” factor.)
·    Digi and Sentiments- Bugaboo (KIDZ Cookie Card Kit)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Assorted background papers from my stash
·    Circle templates from my scrapbook stash
·    Card base- Instructions found HERE
Entered into:  
Jan’s Digi Stamps- Anything Goes-#11
The Paper Shelter- #422 Digital Challenge
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes (Optional TWIST: Maps or Signs)
Do-Al[l] Kreatives #40 Swing Card
Path Of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #79 (Optional Twist- Style)

It doesn’t feel like today is Easter Sunday, mainly because of the winter weather, and the safe at home orders means no friends or family can join us to celebrate. I'm thankful that my hubby and I were able to attend church this morning. Albeit… we were in our jammies… in our recliners… which was actually kinda nice! So, to make it feel more like Easter, I made a few Easter cards. This is the first, made with a vintage SU stamp, a free digi sentiment and a scrap of upcycled calendar page. I also added some wonderful texture with mini flower sequins that I picked up from Simon Says Stamp. These are actually becoming a favorite embellishment, and look great with a single dot of Buttercup Liquid Pears in their center. Adorable! (I provided a closeup of the front so that you can see the mini sequin flowers. I also added several around the inside sentiment. I really do love them!) 
·    Bunny Stamp- Stampin’ Up! (From a retired set)
·    Front sentiment- Embossing Arts Wood-mount stamp (company is no longer in business)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Inside sentiment- Free digi from Love SVG (Easter Blessings)
·    Assorted background paper and scrap of upcycled calendar page from my stash
·    Mini Flower Sequins- Simon Says Stamp (Sequins Tiny Flowers Vanilla01)
·    Liquid Pearls- Buttercup
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Add Some Texture                              
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week 15 Anything Goes                                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Bugaboo Stamps- April Spring Fling       


  1. Kathy, what a sweet delectable creation! Rich colors and tastefully designed. Thank you for sharing your delicious creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck, stay safe and healthy! HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  2. All your cards are adorable and such perfection in coloring! I'm glad you found time to get crafty over the holiday. Your sweet banner card is just perfect for our challenge. Thanks for linking up to the Double D "Banners" challenge. Best of luck to you!

  3. All you cards are fabulous as always...thank you for entering our banner challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  4. What fun card Kathy! Hope you're staying healthy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Banners’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  5. Hi Kathy all your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. In my books, chocolate is ALWAYS essential! What a fun card, using a fabulous design and such a cute image! Thanks for sharing this with us at The Paper Shelter!

  7. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 15 at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge!

  8. Love your bunny card Kathy, thank you for joining us in our Spring Fling Challenge and good luck with your entry. Gail xx

  9. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps. Hope to see you again next time

  10. Funny and cute rocker card. 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 {#04 – Steampunk}
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#40 –rocker cards}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#40 – Packing}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  11. Oh what a yummie funny creation!? I like it!!!

    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

  12. Lovely set of cards. The rocker card is great. Thank you for joining in the Style Challenge at Path of Positivity.


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