Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Critters Galore

It’s the 15th of the month so I’ve made a DT card for the challenge at QKR Stampede. 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?
Seems like I’m needing lots of baby cards this summer/fall, and this one was so fun to make. I once saw a card with the large BABY  background. Am thinking it was made with a die, but I had to improvise and create my own template. (Which I provided for you!)  The adorable baby elephant is from the Eureka Stamp image named “Baby Animals.” I pasted the image onto a Word document and cropped off just the giraffe and zebra, then could print out just the little Elly! A little coloring and fussy-cutting and he was ready to perch on the card front. Added a sentiment adorned with a few puffy heart stickers and Voilà … done!
I’m entering this in several challenges including Incy Wincy Designs- Girls, Girls, Girls (this card was made for a friend who recently had a baby girl.) 
·   Digi- Eureka Stamps (Baby Animals) Also available in unmounted or cling mounted
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment “Welcome” from Sparkle N Sprinkle Birdhouse Friends (company out of business)
·   BABY Lettering Template- developed by moi!
·   Puffy Heart Stickers- Sticko’s from WalMart (The pack contains 113 assorted puffy hearts for just 99 cents!)
Entered into:  
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- August 2020 #42                       
        Since I’m a DT for this month’s sponsor, QKR/Stamp On It, I’m entering just for fun!
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #456-457 Anything Goes                   
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #37 Anything Goes                       
Day of the Month Challenge- Elephant Appreciation Day    
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Sept  Challenge #9-2020

Since it’s mid-month, I’m also decided to share a DT card for the September Sheepski Designs FB Challenge. This month’s theme is “For the Kidz” and I just had to use one of artist/owner Andrea’s new digi’s named Vlad and Mia. Andrea always creates amazing digis with her cute little gnomes. This time, she actually made bats cute, too! (About 40 years ago I spent a terrifying few hours in my hubby’s childhood home as a bat circled and swooped above me. I was alone in the rural farmhouse at the time and I’ve had a major aversion to bats ever since. Vlad and Mia helped to reduce the “scary” memory so much that I could even create with them!) I used a large square card base, attached a section from an upcycled calendar, muted the background a bit with a scrap of vellum (so it doesn’t overpower the colored image), and added a few more pops of color with bright orange photo corners. (I used these little gems so often that I decided to share a few details. The set I like includes an assortment of 13 sheets of 13 different colors- including metallics. I found then at Amazon but when I googled the label in my supplies list below, several options appeared. For me, they are well worth the price… which is actually pretty cheap for all the color options.)  
I’m entering this in several challenges including Cute Card Thursday’s No Patterned Paper (am hoping an upcycled calendar picture doesn’t count as patterned paper) and Bugaboo Stamps-Down on the Farm (my first encounter with bats was in a farmhouse. We later discovered that there was a whole extended family of bats living in the attic. It took an exterminator to “un-invite” them!)         
·   Digi- Sheepski Designs (Vlad and Mia)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Sentiments- Computer Generated
·   Assorted cardstock, vellum and photo corners from my stash
·   Upcycled calendar page
·   Colored photo corners (WXJ13 13 Sheets 13 Colors Photo Mounting Corners)
Entered into:  
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Frame It                                      
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Autumn Inspiration
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #651 No Patterned Paper
Bugaboo Stamps-Down on the Farm       
Di’s Digi Stamps- Winged and/or Tailed Things                           

The wecraftcards challenge named Alice In Wonderland requires that entries reflect the song “A World of My Own” from the animated movie "Alice in Wonderland." One of the lyrics mentions rabbits and cats in houses and clothes.  So I dug through my stamps and digis and found this funny, and very stern, cat in clothes.  I also found the hilariously truthful sentiment and the card just fell together!
I’m entering this in several challenges including Outlawz Sketch Challenge (I flipped in on the side and moved it higher up on the card) and the Outlawz Sunday Challenge that featured a rhyme named Cats Sleep Anywhere by Eleanor Farjeon (I think that the challenge allows a card that pictures any cat… maybe even a snarky looking one!) 
·   Digi- Create with TLC Freebie (Stern Cat in Clothes)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Inside Sentiment- Create with TLC Freebie (no longer available)
·   Assorted background papers from my stash
Entered into:  
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Alice in Wonderland
Outlawz Sunday Challenge- Songs and Rhymes- Cats Sleep Anywhere
Outlawz Challenges- Wednesday Sketch              
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Stitched in Contrasting Color
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays (Make It Funny)                     
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Humorous/Fun Card 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- September            


  1. Hi Kathy this is a gorgeous selection of cards. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Great cards, Kathy! Love your cute gnome and his batty friends! Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Crafters, "Autumn Inspiration" Challenge.

  3. OMG how cute is this little gnome guy atop the pumpkin! Great 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. Adorable card, I love that elephant. Thank you for sharing at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge!
    Merja DT

  5. I knew I had commented on your cat card before - now realise it was at outlawz!
    Another great set of makes!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge!
    DT for Patterned Paper Challenge
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  6. The baby card is do darling and everything is just awesome! You are so creative.
    Thank you so much for joining the Polkadoodles Challenge this week :)

  7. Such an adorable card with the little Ellie and the big Baby cut out! Love it! Thank you so much for playing along with us at DotMCC and supporting our little challenge!

  8. Wow! So many great cards! I love the baby card with that adorable elephant! Your gnome card is so cute and I love the look on the cats face! Thanks for sharing your cards with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenges!

  9. All fabulous cards. I love the big letters and the cute elephant, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Scribbles Designs, we hope to see you back again.


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