Monday, July 27, 2020

Snow & Daisies

I’ve been lovin’ all the Christmas in July challenges and wanted to make a few more cards before turning to Back to School themes and Fall colors. This card, with a snowy background made from an upcycled calendar page, features a wonderful digi and sentiment from Jan’s Digi Stamps. It makes me think of childhood Christmas celebrations with several sets of grandparents, lots of aunts and uncles, dozens of cousins, and presents galore! I loved the monochromatic background and decided to carry that over in my coloring of the digi. So, its mainly grey and white with shouts of color in the greenery and bright packages. The final touches were to decorate the card front, and inside sentiment with the sparkly of glittery greenery stickers. 
·   Digi and Front Sentiment- Jans Digi Stamps digital set (Over the River)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white & silver gel pens
·   Inside Sentiment- “Celebrate the Season” Beccy’s Place digital Set (Christmas Cardinals)
·   Sentiments- Computer Generated
·   Assorted cardstock, background papers and an upcycled calendar page from my stash
·   Sparkly Christmas Greenery Stickers- Hobby Lobby
Entered into:  
Jan’s Digi Stamps- Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #138 Christmas in July (Week 4)
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- July Challenge #7-2020

Slim cards are all the rage right now, so I sized this digi to fit a regular sized envelope, and colored it in rich, Victorian colors. I layered the colored trio atop a scrap of light grey geometric paper and royal blue cardstock. The final sparkly touch was to add a few whimsical snowflakes to frame the card front and the inside sentiment. 
·   Digi- All Dressed Up (Christmas Penguins)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Inside Sentiment- “Celebrate the Season” Beccy’s Place digital Set (Christmas Cardinals)
·   Assorted cardstock and background paper from my stash
·   Sparkly Snowflake Stickers- Hobby Lobby
Entered into:  
All Dressed Up- Anything Goes- #107 Anything Goes (July)      
All Dressed Up FB Challenge- For the Kidz                                    
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #644 Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- July   

I’ve always loved Gerber Daisies (even more than roses!) so I was thrilled to see that freebie at Patties Creations this month is a beautiful Gerber Daisy. I decided to create a background with rows of the flowers, adding larger daisies that I’d fussy-cut and then adhered to white circles. Light grey shading plus shouts of bright yellow were added to the card with strips of vellum,  alcohol markers, and a splattering of holographic gold sequins. I love the bright and fresh feeling of the finished card! 
·   Digi- Patties Creations July 2020 Freebie (Gerber Daisy)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment- Desert Diva (Sending you Sunshine)
·   Inside Sentiment- Desert Diva (Happy Birthday to a Very Special Friend)
·   Assorted cardstock, holographic gold sequins and yellow vellum from my stash
Entered into:  
Pattie's Creations Challenge- #172 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #448-449 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Fancy                 
Outlawz Challenge- Crash Your Stash- Sequins
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge


  1. Hi Kathy all your cards are gorgeous. Have a good week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. So great that family in the christmas car on Holiday!
    Love also your other cards Kathy,

  3. These are all fabulous, Kathy! I really love the first one with the Jan's Digi Stamps image and want to thank you for playing along in our Anything Goes challenge. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

  4. Lovely card with beautiful image and papers! Thank you for entering in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge. Ginny M, DT

  5. Amazing creations as always, look at you getting a head start on Christmas!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week for our Challenge!

  6. Love all of your cards, but the Christmas card stole my heart!!! 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

  7. A lovely array of cards, great upcycling of that snowy page for the background of the first one, the colourful gifts give a beautiful festive look to your scene!
    Thanks for your kind comment on my blog, it's very appreciated!

  8. Hi Kathy,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    Oh I love your wonderful card and the gorgeous design.
    That digi is wonderful and you have colured it perfectly too.
    Love the Monochrome idea you have had for this.
    Cute penguins card also.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf ChALLENGE.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  9. This looks beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again next time.
    DT Ine

  10. I love the monochromatic theme with the pop of colours in the presents and wreath! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely Christmas creation with us at the Rudolph Days Challenge.
    Linda, DT

  11. Absolutely gorgeous christmas penguins and stunning design here, … 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.

    [aNNie Design Team Member for All Dressed Up Challenges] ❣️ ADU

  12. Kathy, your cards are lovely and festive. Love how you used a snow scene from a calendar to feature my "over the river" stamp set with the touches of greenery. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge where anything goes. I appreciated your support. HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  13. Two gorgeous Christmas cards Kathy, I love the I'll be home for Christmas one.

    Sue xx

  14. Both of your Christmas cards are so lovely. I like the idea of the colour only on the greenery and prezzies. Makes them stand out so much!

    The second card looks great with those adorable penguins. The slim card style looks good here. Just made my first slim card...they are sure fun to make!

    Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.

  15. Love your card(s), great design. Thank you for sharing at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Hope to see you again!
    Merja DT

  16. Beautiful!!! Thank-you so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  17. So Precious!!! Love the Penquins! Best of Luck in the Challenge and come back soon! Thanks for playing with us at All Dressed Up~
    Carolyn, DT


Thanks you for your comments. They bring joy to my day!