Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Three Beauties

I love the kitten nestled into this Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital image. Since I’m a reader, I like the entire image.  Colored then layered it atop pieces of embossed cardstock (so I could enter it into the current challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik's) added a freebie sentiment and mini-flower sequins. Ahh… lovely! I am entering this into several challenges including Path Of Positivity Challenge- Furry or Feathery Friends.
·    Digi- Ching Chou Kuik (Lil Bookworm Fairy)
·    Front  sentiment- TLC Creations Freebie (Reading)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Mini Flower Sequins- Simon Says Stamp (Sequins Tiny Flowers Vanilla01)
·    Cuttlebug Embossing Folder- Swiss Dots
Entered into:  
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #810                             
Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration & Challenge- Wet or Dry Embossing
Ching-Chou Kuik's FB Challenge- [FB] Wet or Dry Embossing
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #440-441Anything Goes                   
Path Of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #80 (Optional Twist- Furry or Feathery Friends)

I had fun creating with this months Progressive Freebie at Outlawz this month. The digi, from Elena Zinski Art is named Amelia Mermaid Digi Stamp. However, her hairstyle and spunky attitude reminded me of another water lover,  Pippi Longstockings! I found a copy of the original 1945 book cover (now a public domain item) and created a fun sentiment to use with the two images. The toughest part of creating the card was selecting the patterned paper to use behind each of the images. I opted for a vintage striped denim for the 1945 image and a sparkly black/grey/pink striped beauty for the 2020 version. Strips of the papers plus a few puffy heart stickers embellish the inside sentiment.
·    Digi- Elena Zinski Art (Amelia Mermaid Digi Stamp)
·    Book Cover-Public Domain published in 1945 (Pippi Longstocking)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Sentiments- Computer Generated
·    Assorted background papers from my stash
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenges- Progressive FreebieMay 
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Seaside Fun                  
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- May                                 

My final card this posting is a beautiful freebie from Krista Smith. You might recognize the unique style of the artwork since Krista is the artist that created Saturated Canary which she closed in 2016. I recently stumbled upon Krista’s work on a FB site… and was thrilled that she offered several freebies, including this wonderful Thank You for essential workers! You can find it, and others, on the link in the supplies list below. (When you visit the site, scroll down to find the listing of freebies along the right side of the screen. Click “write a thank-you 4/8/20” and a pdf will download that includes this young lady and also a young guy both in masks.) When our Governor requested that masks be worn when in public, a sweet lady sewed masks for all the staff at the agency where I work. (Actually, the seamstress is our Executive Director’s mom!) I created this card, paper piecing the mask, and gathered signatures of staff members, to provide a note to thanks for the generous gift! Am entering this card into several challenges including Double D’s Challenge, Begins with M (for mask.)
·    Digi- Kristal Smith Freebie  (Thank You Mask)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen  
·    Assorted background papers from my stash
Entered into:  
Incy Wincy Designs- Anything Goes                                                      
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #5-2020
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #132 Anything Goes
Double D’s Challenge- Begins with M              


  1. Hi Kathy all your cards are stunning. I love them all. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Fabulous cards...all of them....thanks so much for joining us at Double D Challenges!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  3. Thank you for linking the freebie image you used on your third card. We should celebrate the heroic and acts of kindness these days. Thank you for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Anything Goes Challenge. Good luck!

  4. Three wonderful card, love your colouring of the images.

  5. Wonderful thank you card! That image is perfect and really pretty, mask included! Such a timely way to give thanks to all who are keeping us healthy! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, M Is For....Challenge, Donna, DT Member. Be well!

  6. As per usual your cards are brilliant.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  7. Oh yes, I do recognize Krista's style in this image (didn't know she was back around ... will check into it). This is perfect for the time and theme! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Begins with “M”’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  8. Hello, Kathy!
    I'm a reader myself too so I also love this CCK image.You have created a lovely card with a great choice of sentiment.
    Thank you for joining us at Ching Chou Kuik challenge blog

  9. Kathy, what a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month. Even more FANTASTIC is that you have used one of Ching-Chou Kuik's digital stamps. She is just a cute image especially for anyone that likes to read. That used to be when I was growing up. Thank you for entering and 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

  10. That is me too - books and kitties! Beautiful card Kathy. Thank you for joining in the Furry and Feathery Friends Challenge at Path of Positivity.


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