Wednesday, September 30, 2020

End of Month Creations

It's Wednesday! So it’s 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!

For this challenge, I liked two of the digis so much that I asked to make two DT cards for two different sponsors. My first DT card features an image from SheepSki Designs named “Elsa.” I had fun creating her beautifully fluffy fur with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and a white gel pen. Doesn’t she look gorgeous against the fall background from an upcycled calendar page? The We Are 3 sentiment and a fluttering of mini die-cut leaves finish the card.

I’m entering this card into several challenges including Do-Al[l] Kreatives’ Inspired by a Song (What Does the Fox Say?- Now just try to get that tune out of your head!) and Bugaboo Photo Inspiration (inspired by the beautiful trees).


·   Digi- SheepSki Designs (Elsa)

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen

·   Front Sentiment- We Are 3 Autumn Sentiment set can be found HERE

·   Cardstock and mini die-cut leaves from my stash

·   Upcycled calendar page
Entered into:  
Bugaboo Stamps- PhotoInspiration                                  
Do-Al[l] Kreatives #45 Inspired by a Song
Spectrum Noir Community Group (FB)- Sept-Autumn/Fall  

My second DT card features a digi a sentiment from Stampers Delights named “Chibis Photo.” I loved coloring this little cutie but wasn’t sure how I was going to color the butterflies until I found a stack of 12x12 paper that I’d purchased a few months ago. In the confusion of working remotely due to COVID, I’d put a box of craft items in my garage… and it just resurfaced.  I’m so glad I found it because this sheet of elegant paper works so beautifully on this card… and provided me with inspiration for the flourishes I added to the butterflies and to her dress. I’m entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Saturday Challenge- Thinking of You (I’m thinking that a “You’ve Captured My Heart” sentiment means I’m thinking of you?!) and the NBUS Challenge (first time I used this lovely paper. I hope I can find more of it!)  

·   Digi and inside sentiment- Stampers Delights (Chibis Photo)

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen

·   Sentiments- Computer Generated

·   Assorted cardstock from my stash

·   Patterned Paper- I think this is from a Crafters Companion-Sara Signature Paper Pad I purchased this summer, but I tore them out to separate by colors so am not sure which pad. Sorry! 

·   Puffy Heart Stickers- Sticko’s from WalMart (The pack contains 113 assorted puffy hearts for just 99 cents!)

Entered into:  
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #129
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Thinking of You 
NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff!)-  Challenge #18           
I wanted to make a card that could be considered masculine to enter into the challenge at Di’s Digis… and thought a fishing card might work. (However, this card is actually being sent to one of my staff members who is an avid fisherwoman!) I fussy-cut the fish from a sheet of scrapbook paper I found at Hobby Lobby on a recent shopping trip, and added a bit of shading with a grey marker and highlighting with a white gel pen. The background is an upcycled calendar page, and the sentiments are freebies (front of card) and computer-generated (inside of card.) I’m entering this card into several challenges including Incy Wincy Designs- Let’s Celebrate (especially during this stressful time in history, I think a day spent fishing truly is a reason to celebrate!)

·   Front Sentiment- Birdscards Freebie (Have a Fintastic Day)

·   Inside Sentiment- Computer Generated

·   Fish- Scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby

·   Shading on fish with a grey Spectrum Noir Classique markers and highlighting with a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen

·   Background on card front-Upcycled calendar page

·   Background on inside of card-old map from my stash
Entered into:  
Di’s Digi Stamps- Make It Masculine 
Incy Wincy Designs- Let’s Celebrate
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #142 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #458-459 Anything Goes  


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

  2. Your creativity is so beautiful to witness Kathy - each card unique, each a masterpiece. Your little fox is so sweet, I just want to cuddle him, but the eye-popper for me is your stunning design on the Stampers Delights card. I love that she's partially hidden behind that stunning paper and I love your additions to the butterflies!

  3. Wow! You colored the fox beautifully! I just love all of your cards! 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

  4. Great projects. Perfect sentiment on your masculine card! Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  5. Wow.. what amazing works. I love really love the fox.

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days
    *GDT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

  6. Such a wonderful collection of cards! I love the fox! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator


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