Monday, June 1, 2020

Welcome to June!

It’s the 1st of June… and QKR Stampede is launching its first once-a-month challenge (switching from weekly for the summer.) 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? 
My DT card features the Eureka Digital Stamp named Time for Tea. I colored and fussy-cut the image, then adhered it onto some pretty patterned paper (that resembled wallpaper.) A fine-line permanent Sharpie marker helps me to add the stray hairs surrounding her pretty head. I wanted to add a lacy tablecloth with an embossing folder and a scrap of vellum but it didn’t turn out quite as I had planned. Although I like that her legs and the wallpaper show through a bit, I think if I used a different folder with a smaller pattern it would look more like a lacy tablecloth. The front and inside sentiments are both freebies and a little puffy heart stickers add some color to the inside of the card.
PS- Stamp On It is offering a site-wide discount on any products, including QKR and Eureka images, plus free shipping on purchases over $30. Just use discount code WEB2020 at checkout to receive these nice specials!)
·    Digi- Eureka Digital Stamps (Time for Tea)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Front Sentiment- Handmade by Paula Freebie- (Thinking of You)
·    Embossing Folder-Spellbinders EL-009 M-Bossabilities Reversible Embossing Folder, Flora
·    Inside sentiment- Free digi from Love SVG (Bless Your Heart)
·    Puffy Heart Stickers- Sticko’s from WalMart (The pack contains 113 assorted puffy hearts for just 99 cents!)
·    Assorted background papers and vellum from my stash
Entered into:  
Jan’s Digi Stamps- Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #440-441 Anything Goes 
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #6-2020

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 “Your Favorite Colours” and since I love Christmas, I love red and green! For this card, I used a fun digi named Camouflage, paired with a cute little ladybug that was cropped from a QKR Stampede digi.  The leaves that I added to the branch were hand-sketched on sage green cardstock then colored and fussy cut.  I added a vellum oval behind the chameleon and his friend didn't blend into the background! 
PS Stop by the 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!
·    Digi- Sheepski Designs (Camouflage)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Ladybug Digi- QKR Stampede (Knome and Ladybug)
·    Inside  sentiment- “You Give My Life Color” Beccy’s Place Digital Set (The Button Collector)
·    Assorted background papers and vellum from my stash
Entered into:
2craftycrittercrazies ChallengeJune 2020 #39                 
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Encouragement            
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- May                                 

I recently won several digis from The Paper Shelter and this sweet little beauty was one of my picks! I decided to perch her onto a tag that I made from a scrap of beautiful paper, added a scrap of sheer ribbon, dark green die-cut flourishes and several pretty fabric flowers. The final touch was a transparent oval “Wish” sticker that I purchased from Oriental Trading Company’s after-Christmas sale back in 2008. (I remember the year, because it was just before a major move and my hubby gave me a hard time about all the craft items I had just purchased. He complained that we’d have to transport the additional boxes of stuff- and there were several- to our new home. He actually said that I already had enough craft supplies. I don’t think that is even possible, is it? Especially when the supplies were 60-70% off!)
·    Digi- The Paper Shelter (Ballerina)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Front Sentiment- “Dream” clear sticker (Oriental Trading Company)
·    Assorted background papers and a scrap of sheer ribbon from my stash
·    Fancy Foliage Dies- Spellbinders Our Daily Bread Designs
Entered into:  
The Paper Shelter- #429 Flower Power
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #89 Brads, Buttons or Bows    
Digi Doodle Studios Blog- Challenge #28 Anything Goes
Cute As A Button- #57 Anything Goes  (Option- Tag! You're It )            


  1. Hi Kathy your cards are stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. What CUTE cards!! I adore the little table cloth you created on that first card. It is so sweet. I also love that FUN lizard on your second card. Your creations are so delightful!!

  3. Kathy, You have been busy! Each card has something to make you smile. ;-) Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge where anything goes. I enjoy seeing all the talented creations. HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  4. Congrats on your win! Your cards are lovely.


  5. Love that ladybird-chameleon, very clever! Thanks for joining in at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, CarolG

  6. These are all wonderful, Kathy. Really love the first one with the fabulously colored Tea Time image! Let me put on a DT hat - Thanks so much for sharing with us and supporting our challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps this month. Wishing you good luck in the draw. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

  7. Brilliant cards Kathy, so creative with the lady bug chameleon!
    Andrea x

  8. Fabulous card. Thank you for sharing with us at Scribbles Designs, we hope you can join us again soon ~ Janice, Inspiration Team

  9. Lovely cards Kathy! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Gale

  10. Lovely Card, Thank you for Joining us at DDS Challenge - Good luck

  11. Beautiful cards! Thank you so much for joining the DDS Anything Goes June Challenge! -DT Meghan


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