Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Mid-week craftiness!

It's Wednesday! So 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!
The sponsor this week is Lemon Shortbread and my DT card features a sweet digi named Halloween Mummy Trick or Treat.  I had fun coloring the cutie, adding several unusual embellishments including bright orange gauze, wispy vellum fog, and fall leaves fussy-cut from an old greeting card.  I added a bit of spooky Halloween fun by using an eerie forest background digi that is a freebie from Decosse’s Dynamite Doodles. The little mummy appropriately takes center stage on an easel card. So fun!
·   Digi- Lemon Shortbread (Halloween Mummy Trick or Treat)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Sentiments- Halloween freebies from (options change occasionally so these might no longer be available)
·   Eerie Forest Patterned Paper- a freebie from DDDoodles can be found HERE
·   Easel card instructions can be found HERE  
·   Assorted cardstock and background papers from my stash
·   Orange gauze (from my medicine cabinet)
Entered into:  
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #127
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Sept  Challenge #9-2020
      Since I’m a DT for this month's sponsor, Sheepski Designs, I’m entering just for fun!

I had so much fun creating this second card for the current Sisterhood of Crafters challenge that requires a sentiment be the focal point. The lettering on this sentiment is gorgeous and was fun to dress up a bit with a pink marker and white gel pen. And I LOVED getting to dress up the rest of the card with some things from my stash including the beautiful background paper and butterfly made with pink and light aqua teardrop rhinestones. The pretty butterfly’s body and antennae are fussy-cut from a scrap of black cardstock.
I’m entering this card into several other challenges including the Butterfly Challenge (one color- carnation pink, and two themes- butterfly and coloring pens-white gel pen), and the Outlawz Tuesday Color TicTacToe Challenge (diagonal from lower right- butterfly wings are translucent like waterdrops, winged critter, and background paper has some colors similar to the moonlit night image.)                   
·   Sentiment- “You are a Gem” A freebie from TLC digi set “Medley of Greetings 1” (retired)
·   Shaded with a light grey Spectrum Noir Classique marker and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Multi-colored and metallic golden wave patterned paper from Hobby Lobby
·   Assorted background papers and teardrop rhinestones from my stash
Entered into:  
The Sisterhood of Crafters- It's the Thought That Counts (Sentiment as the Focal Point)
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday- Tickled Pink
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Use Pink
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge- TicTacToe 
Butterfly Challenge- #146 C is for Curtain Fold Card  

My final card for this post is a simple and cute shape card that I made with scraps of paper that resemble vintage quilt fabrics. My inspiration for the card was a cat pillow that I’d seen years ago. I sketched out an outline that would fit onto an A2 sized card, and after making a few adjustments, had a template. I used it to create the shape card, then positioned and attached patterned paper scraps, and trimmed the edges to fit the cat shape. When finished, I tied a sheer bow around the feline’s neck. I made two cards with assorted scraps and turned one into a Mother’s Day card with a computer-generated sentiment. I decorated the white envelope with a paw print stamp.  
·   Shape card template provided by yours truly!  
·   Paw Print wood-mount stamp from Stampin’ Up! (a long-retired set)
·   Clear stamp set and inside sentiment- Art Impressions (Crazy Cat Lady)
·   Inside sentiment- Computer Generated
·   Assorted scraps of patterned papers and sheer ribbon from my stash
Entered into:  
Pixie's Snippets-Week #385                                                                     
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #454-455 Anything Goes                   
Double D’s Challenge- Colorful           
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- September            
Createful Heart Designs- Challenge #23
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- August 2020 #42                       
    Since I’m a DT for this months sponsor, QKR/Stamp On It, I’m entering this challenge just for fun!


  1. All gorgeous as always. Especially love the mummy
    Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

  2. super cute cards and love your kitty, I had a stuffed kitty like this but mine was a door draft with his long tail lol! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  3. It's a calico kitty card. Wonderful and so much fun. Thanks for joining in the fun at Double D Challenge.
    Barbara DT

  4. Love the entry for my butterfly challenge but your pussy cat card has stolen my heart. Your handmade shape is adorable. what a fabulous idea. thankyou for coming and playing over at the butterfly challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. LOVE that really cute image! What a fabulous card you've created, Kathy. And, the kitty card is precious.

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I wish you good luck with your entry, and I hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Lori xx (DT for Lemon Shortbread)

  6. Really cool creations Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Colorful’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  7. Me again! FABULOUS sentiment card! Great job! 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!

  8. Oh Kathy, I just love your spooky card! Fabulous background and embellishments! Super card design!

  9. What a nice "thought!" Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  10. Lovely cards Kathy - I really love the snippets kitty!


    Di xx

  11. I love the gingham cat, Kathy! Too cute! Good to see you playing along and supporting our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month. :-D
    NanaConnie DT


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