Thursday, July 30, 2020

3 Bears & An Elephant

I’ve been loving all the recent beachy themed challenges. This sweet image from Little Scraps of Heaven (LSOH) was just asking to be spotlighted! It was actually a freebie, which LSPH’s owner/artist offers every week.  Stop HERE to nab the current one! And, while you are there, right now all the LSOH digis are on sale and you can pick this one up for just $1. So stop by soon and I’ll be you will be adding several of her cute digis or sets to your collection!)
I had a few easel card bases on my craft table and used one of them as the base of this card. (I looked on Pinterest for a template and found one that I liked on an Operation Write Home website. It’s actually just the base for the easel card. If you fold the top portion back on itself it makes a nice stand-alone card.  Note, I’m not providing the link to the original website as I discovered that it must no longer be managed since OWH closed down several years ago. When I visited the site, I discovered that it a virus now lived there. Am glad that my virus scan zapped it before it could move to my laptop! But I did want to provide credit to OWH for the original template.)
·  Digi- Little Scraps of Heaven (A Beary Cool Treat)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Inside Sentiment- Desert Diva (Sweet Birthday Wishes)
·   Assorted background papers from my stash
·   Beach themed stickers from my scrapbook stash
·   Partial Easel Card base- Template provided
Entered into:  
Incy Wincy Designs- Summer Colors
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Ocean or Beachy
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                
Little Scraps of Heaven- Color Challenge  (FB)        

For my card I have used a Gerda Steiner Freebie "Let's eat Cupcakes" (which was provided in a past Gerda Steiner newsletter.) I did find it on the GS website HERE, where you’ll also find the link to sign up for the newsletter.  I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers then added some realism to the balloon by tracing it with a fine-line permanent marker on yellow vellum. I printed off an extra copy of the cupcake, fussy-cut and colored it, then covered the "frosting" with glue that would dry clear. A final touch of realism was added by cutting “sprinkles” from very fine strips of scrap paper and sprinkling them onto the wet glue. I added some depth to the card by using an Exacto blade to trim around his front paws and gently lifted them. After attaching a square of foam tape to the center of the cupcake, I slid it under the raised paws, added glue to the underside of the paws, and pressed them atop the cupcake. The sentiment inside of the card is a fun freebie from Gingershouse. It pretty much sums up my battle of the bulge!
·   Digi (with sentiment balloon)- Gerda Steiner (Let’s Eat Cupcakes)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Inside sentiment- Gingershouse Freebie (Losing Weight…)
·   Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue- used to attach glitter
·   Assorted cardstock, scraps of neon colors, wiggly eyes and twine from my stash
Entered into:  
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #516 (Optional twist- Make It Funny) 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #450-451 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

My last card features a sweet digi from All Dressed Up. Like the cupcake digi, this one includes a sentiment which simplifies card making. After coloring and trimming the digi within a rectangular frame, I adhered it atop a rectangle of cardstock and then on to a gatefold card base covered with cloudy sky patterned paper. I’m leaving the inside of this card blank, as I want to keep it available to use as needed.  
·   Digi (with sentiment balloon)- All Dressed Up (Hang In There)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Assorted background papers from my stash
·   Rectangle template from my scrapbook stash
Entered into:  
All Dressed Up- Anything Goes- #107 Anything Goes (July)      
All Dressed Up FB Challenge- For the Kidz                                    
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes                                      
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- July                        


  1. All adorable but that all Dressed up elephant is just so.sweet. what a great design with the cloud background
    Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

  2. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. OH! What fun cards Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  4. Love these adorable cards! Great fun folds with wonderful details. Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

  5. Great set of cards. I like the summery scene you created. Thank you for joining in the Summer Colours Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

  6. Creativity shows here on your creation, it's so pretty and love the image you chose, coloured beautifully … Also thanks for using an All Dressed Up image for our current challenge of ANYTHING GOES using an ALL DRESSED UP IMAGE. Good luck in the final draw.

  7. Super cute! Thank you for joining our challenge at All Dressed Up Stamps. We hope to see you again. ~ Pam DT


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