Monday, May 18, 2020

Three Little Oinks

This card features a sweet digi from a talented artist named Sherry West. Actually, for a short time, Sherry is giving this special stamp away over at the Kit & Clowder Coloring group on FB. To claim yours visit K&C HERE or join Sherry’s FB page HERE. I had fun making a Mother’s Day card, coloring the cute little piglets and their momma pig. Created a colorful patterned background with paper scraps to show off the happy little porkers. The inside sentiments are computer-generated… and the little puffy hearts add a bit of texture.
One added note- Until May 25th, all the amazing digi’s on Sherry’s Etsy shop (HERE) are just $0.99 each. Stop by, and I guarantee that you’ll fall in love with her artwork!
·    Digi- “Three Little Oinks” (SherryWest Art)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Inside sentiments- Computer Generated
·    Puffy Heart Stickers- Sticko’s from WalMart (The pack contains 113 assorted puffy hearts for just 99 cents!)
·    Herringbone background made with Paper Scraps- instructions HERE
Entered into:  
Incy Wincy Designs- Anything Goes                                                      
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Animal Fun                                                    
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #438-439 Anything Goes                   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- May                                 

Last week’s challenge at Wecraftcards Forum required the use of a crossword puzzle on our entries. I used a Bugaboo digi that makes me laugh and wonder, just how many people do you think are not wearing pants during the quarantine? I know that I've been living in sweatpants the last few months and loving it! I found a free crossword image on the web to serve as the background, added computer-generated sentiments and a few treasures from my scrapbook stash to finish off the card.  I'm entering this card into several challenges, including Bugaboo Stamps- BINGO (Diagonal from upper left- 3 layers, Bugaboo image and stitching) 
·    Digi- Bugaboo (Gus Tidbits Consciousness)
·    Background- NY Times Crossword Printable Freebie found HERE
·    Sentiments- Computer Generated
·    Assorted background papers and vellum from my stash
·    Pencil images from my scrapbook stash
Entered into:  
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #132 Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #5-2020

The “star” of my last card is a sweet bear and his little bumble friends from Little Scraps of Heaven. (Note- this digi set named “Beelieve in Yourself” is  currently available at 75% off, just $1.00!) I added flower embellies to the card so that I can enter it into this months Little Scraps of Heaven challenge, I tailored the color scheme for the current Tuesday Color Challenge at Outlawz and added texture with the flowers, photo corners, ribbon and layering (adding an extra layer of "feet" with foam tape) to enter the card into the wecraft cards weekly challenge. 
·    Digi- Little Scraps of Heaven (Beelieve In Yourself Digital Set)
·    Inside  sentiment-“Happy Mothers Day”  Imagine That digi set  (Frog Pansies Boot Planter)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Assorted background papers and black photo corners from my stash
·    Sheer black dotted swiss ribbon- JoAnne’s
Entered into:  
Little Scraps of Heaven- May Flowers (FB) 
Outlawz Sunday Challenge- Songs and Rhymes- Sing a Song of Flowers
Simon Says Monday Challenge- We’re All A Buzz                                 
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge- Photo Inspirations  
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Phase 10 (texture)   


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

  2. A fabulous selection of cards here. The crossword background is perfect with the image of Gus, I love it! Thanks for playing along with our Bingo challenge at Catch the Bug,

  3. Kathy your cards are all adorable. I just love that pig image and you did such a great job with it. And oh my, Gus with the cross word puzzle is awesome! LOVE IT!!! Your bear/bee card is precious too. You make such wonderful cards. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug BINGO Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  4. I love those cute little piggies! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  5. Thanks for sharing with us over at "A Perfect Time To Craft". Fab selection card! Good Luck.
    Georgia DT for

  6. A great card - thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug.

    Helen x


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