Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Time to Hit the Beach!

It's Wednesday! So time for another challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog where challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded from one or more sponsors.  Stop by the blog to check it out! The sponsor this week is Digi Doodle Studios and my DT card features a fun image “Ava Shell Collector.’”  After coloring and fussy-cutting Ava, I perched her atop an upcycled calendar page, with vellum sandwiched between so that she wasn’t lost in the background. Clear photo corners, enamel dots, scraps of yellow vellum, and sentiments from Beccy’s Place sets finish off the card. Now, if only there was a beach close by!
·    Digi- Digi Doodle Studios (Ava Shell Collector)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Front sentiment- “Friends Warm the Heart” Beccy’s Place Digi Set (New Friends)
·    Inside Sentiment- “You’re on my mind” Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Keeping It Simple)
·    Assorted background papers, upcycled calendar page, vellum, clear photo corners and enamel dots  from my stash
Entered into:  
Digi Doodle Studios- FB MEGA Coloring Challenge- June  
Digi Doodle Studios- FB Challenge- Anything Goes June  
Digi Doodle Studios Blog- Challenge #28 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #23 Anything Goes                                
Besties Challenge- June Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       

This is my second entry into the Whimsy Stamps Virtual Weekend challenges. I used Whimsy’s adorable digi named Penguin Momma to make a Mother’s Day card. I had fun coloring the cute babies blankie to match the background colors. I’m entering this into several challenges including The Paper Shelter’s “Things with Wings” (I wasn’t sure if penguins had wings, so did some googling and discovered that “Penguins are classified as birds and like other birds have wings too, but these wings are not used for flying.” (Source- Exploration Squared provides lots of other neat info on these wonderful critters!) and Path Of Positivity Challenge “Success” (I made this card for a friend who, after hoping for a baby for many years, is expecting this fall! She and her hubby will make such great parents and are so excited to welcome this little one into their family. So… I decided to make a Mothers Day card for Paula. The surprise is that I won’t wait until next May to give it to her on day it's traditionally celebrated. Instead, I’ll give it to her right after the baby is born. Because his birthday is when she will officially become a mom! So fun!)  
·    Digi- Whimsy Stamps (Penguin Momma)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Sentiments- Computer Generated
·    Assorted background papers, yellow vellum and white photo corners from my stash
Entered into:  
The Paper Shelter- #431 Things with Wings
Path Of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #81 (Optional Twist- SUCCESS)
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes (Optional TWIST: Party Time)
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- June 2020 #39                                    
Jan’s Digi Stamps- Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #133 Anything Goes

This card features another freebie that was available at the Whimsy Stamps Virtual Weekend. This digital set includes two great sentiments plus patterned paper decorated with soft pastel feathers. I added additional pattern and color with musical score patterned paper and hearts cut from scraps of plastic document sheets. (These wonderful items come in a pack of assorted colors and can be found in the office supply section of most stores. I really like using them on my cards because they're cheaper than colored vellum and are more translucent.  You can write on them with a fine-line permanent marker, which I used to trace the hearts. The plastic is easy to fussy-cut with a nice, sharp pair of scissors.) I’m entering this card into several challenges including Di’s Digi Stamps “ Fold it Fancy” (a gatefold was the first “fancy fold” I ever used back when I started making cards in the late ‘90’s and it still is one of my go-to folds to add a little extra touch to a card) and Day of the Month Challenge “Repeat Day” (my card has three translucent hearts. Also, I just stumbled upon this challenge and think that I’ll be a “repeat attendee” as I love its concept!) I added a bit of decoration to the inside, but am no adding a sentiment as this is going to a friend I haven't talked with in a while and wanted room to write a note. (Back in 1975 we were college roommates and she gave me a plaque that reads, "friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words." So I think that she will like this sentiment!)  Note- I do like to cite the source of quotes. This one appears to be from a Shania Twain song... but since she was born in 1965 I think she must have "borrowed" it for her song!
·    Digi- Whimsy Stamps Digital Set named Hope Feathers (I am unable to find it on the website, so it might have only been offered during the weekend event )
·    Assorted cardstock and scraps of colored plastic document folders from my stash
Entered into:  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #442-443 Anything Goes                   
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #509
Di’s Digi Stamps- Fold it Fancy                                                              
Day of the Month Challenge- Repeat Day
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #6-2020


  1. Super card, love your colouring of the image.

  2. Hi Kathy your card is gorgeous. That is a beautiful image you have used. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Sweet Kathy, this is absolutely beautiful! Such a great design, and your sentiments always add that special touch to your cards.

  4. Kathy, The penguins make for a charming card. the plaid backdrop and photo corners are just right! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  5. Aw, such a wonderful idea to give your friend this sweet penguin card and celebrate Mother's Day the day she has her little one! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this delightful card and story with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  6. Your cards are absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!

  7. The penguin card is absolutely adorable!! Loving your coloring and color choices. Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug!

  8. Sooo cute! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Jan’s Digi Stamps with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Designer for Jan’s Digi Stamps {My Blog}

  9. Wonderful projects! 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

  10. Beautiful projects! I love that you put vellum behind her - such a clever idea!

  11. Hello ,
    What a adorable creations you made such a awsome makes
    Thank You for Joining us at Polkadoodle Craft Challenge
    Good luck and I hope to see you back at Polkadoodles
    Be safe and healthy
    Hugs and Creativity
    Cinderella (
    DT Polkadoodles

  12. So cute creations! Thank for playing with us at Di's Digi challenge this week.
    Nathalie DT

  13. such a cute project! love it!! thank you for sharing at Besties International Challenge blog =)

  14. Gorgeous projects! Thanks you for joining with us at My Besties International.
    Maritza DT

  15. Beautifully colored, Kathy! A wonderful card! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at Ching Chou Kuik Challenge!
    Ching Chou Kuik DT - Bonnie

  16. Fantastic projects Kathy!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! Good Luck!

  17. This is so very pretty, gorgeous colours, thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week, good luck, hugs Pops x

  18. Such beautiful cards and sentiments, I am sure the recipients will love them!! Great that you found our challenge and spread the word! - Thank you so much for joining us at DotMCC and maybe you will play with us next month too! Rosi x

  19. Beautiful projects. Thanks you for joining with us at My Besties International challenge. Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

  20. A gorgeous beach themed card Kathy. Love the way you have used the vellum - might have to try that myself sometime!! Your card fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. 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

  21. Gorgeous project. Love the scene you created. Thanks for joining our challenge at the Digi Doodle Studios Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry.
    Kitty - DDS DT


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