Friday, May 1, 2020

Happy May Day!

It’s Friday, so time for another challenge at QKR Stampede!  Stop by the challenge, which is always “Anything Goes” and several prizes are awarded. Maybe you’ll be inspired to enter a card or two yourself? This week I decided to make a card that features my favorite beverage- coffee! I used a wonderful digital image AND sentiment both from Stamp On It  (Note- Stamp On It is offering a site-wide discount on any products, and free shipping on purchases over $30. Just use discount code WEB2020 at checkout to receive these nice specials!) For my DT card I used a digital image and digital sentiment (both are also available as stamps from the Stamp On It shop) plus a fun upcycled “comfort grip” from a disposable coffee cup!
·    Image- QKR Stampede (Coffee Grinder Digital Stamp)
·    Front Sentiment- Eureka (Smell the Coffee Digital Stamp)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Coffee cup images- Chinet Disposable Beverage Cups from our local grocery store
·    Assorted background papers from my stash
Entered into:  
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #118
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes 

Pattie's Creations Challenge- #170 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- May                                 

Friday also means that I get to share DT cards for the Colour Crazy Challenge. This challenge is also an “Anything Goes” but if adds a requirement- the creation needs to include coloring in “any colouring medium you like, onto any project you like, and in any colours you like.” I’ve never outgrown my love for coloring… which is why making cards is stress therapy for me!!
Our sponsor this week Bugaboo and my DT card features a fun image and sentiment the “Fried Chicken” digi set. I loved coloring the sunbathing diva with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen.  The background photo is upcycled from an old calendar page.  I made a computer generated sentiment for the inside of the card… which will be sent to someone as a 4th of July greeting in a few months.  Ahhhh… this year I really can’t wait for summer to arrive. I sure hope we can enjoy some fun times with friends and family by then!
·    Image and sentiment- Bugaboo (Fried Chicken)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Inside  sentiment- Computer Generated
·    Background papers, upcycled calendar page and patriotic sticker from my stash
Entered into:  
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week 17 Anything Goes                                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #88 B is for Birds or Bunnies  
Stamplorations- May Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge: Stamps and Tropical  

Since it’s the first of the month, I also get to share my DT card for the May Sheepski Designs Challenge. This month’s theme is “For the Girlz” and what girl doesn’t love mermaids?!  I used a whimsical Sheepski Designs Digi named “Hello.” I love how she is greeting her little friends (although, they aren’t practicing the 6-foot social distance rule. Ha!) I wanted to add some movement to my card, so decided to use a Rocker base (You can find the instructions HERE.) I had fun coloring the image with a rainbow of colors, and added shimmer with an abundance of Stardust Stickles (I love that stuff!)  I was going to use some of my favorite undersea scrapbook paper as the background… but didn’t want to fussy-cut the images… so instead sketched the waves onto my card front and used markers and white gel pens to create the waves featured on the Hobby Lobby paper!
PS Stop by Sheepski blog to learn more about the monthly challenges. Maybe you’ll be inspired to enter a card or two yourself and have a chance to win some wonderful digis from Sheepski Designs!
·    Mermaid digi- Bugaboo (Hello)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Stickles- Star Dust (adding magic to the mermaid scales and tail)
·    Circle templates from my scrapbook stash
·    Card base- Instructions found HERE
·    Front sentiment- Computer Generated
·    Papers are from my stash  (a scrap of Water Waves Scrapbook Paper  from  Hobby Lobby inspired my undersea background)
Entered into:                                      
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge- Color Wheel  
The Paper Shelter- #425 A Shaped Card
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #633 Feminine
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #504 (Optional twist- Sending Hugs) 
Bugaboo Stamps- Color Challenge       


  1. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. Well done for completing the report. Enjoy your well deserved rest. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Beautiful cards! Thank you for joining the fun at The Paper Shelter Challenge! Good luck and please join us again!

  3. Your cards are gorgeous. I know the one was on the Facebook page. The mermaid is stunning with the sparkly tail and the sentiment is wonderful. And that is so true about you. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug Color Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  4. These cards are really gorgeous Kathy, love the mermaid, she is gorgeous.xx

  5. Beautiful creations and so love your awesome mermaid creations <3
    Andrea x

  6. 3 fabulous cards. Love the mermaid image it is stunning and beautifully coloured, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

  7. All great cards. But I especially love the mermaid one. Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday. Hugz Andrea.x

  8. Three striking cards but my very favourite is the last one with the fabulous mermaid. Hugs Mrs


  9. Beautiful design here and love your style, thanks for entering your project into this month's challenge and look forward to you joining us again.. Good luck in the final draw..

    [aNNie Design team member for Pattie's Creations challenge

  10. gorgeous cards!
    Thank you for sharing your projet at the Paper Shelter challenge. Hope to see you again!

    Iza DT

  11. Beautiful cards. Thank you for play with us at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry.

  12. What a fab image that chicken is, looks very 'cool' on the beach background.
    Thanks for linking up at STAMPlorations. :)

  13. Love your friend chicken! A great card.

    Thanks for joining us at the Scribbles Designs Challenge.

    Helen x

  14. What a nice image! I love your coloring too. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Artist & Owner

  15. Beautiful cards! I especially like the Fired Chicken one. It looks absolutely cool and far from fired. LOL Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge. Good Luck!


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