Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Mid-week 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.

The first DT card features a beautiful Hetty Clare digi named “Looking At the Future.” I wanted to make a card for a dear friend. The sentiment is one I’ve had on my laptop for some time.* I printed it off in an elegant font named Beyond Wonderland then created a crown with metallic cardstock and assorted rhinestones. My friend's faith is very important to her, so I hope that this card blesses her as much as her friendship and prayers the last few years have blessed my family and me!
* Note- when I tried to find the source on the web, I found hundreds of items (posters, jewelry, mugs, and more) with versions of this quote, but no real source. So… if you recognize it, please let me know so I can give appropriate credit.)
·   Digi- Hetty Clair (Looking to the Future)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Sentiments- Computer Generated using font named Beyond Wonderland (available for free at
·   Assorted cardstock and background papers from my stash
·   Metallic cardstock and rhinestones from my stash
·   Colored photo corners (WXJ13 13 Sheets 13 Colors Photo Mounting Corners available from several sources on the web)
Entered into:  
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Frame It                                      
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #518 (Optional twist- Use Glitter and/or Gems) 
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #37 Anything Goes                       
Jan’s Digi Stamps- September Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- September            
Cute As A Button- SEPTEMBER: CH #60 Anything Goes + (Option) Vintage Feel

The second DT card features a digi from Patties Creations named “Message in a Bottle.” I created a base for my card with an upcycled calendar page. I adhered it to the card front with staples. I looked for a message to add to the card and couldn’t find one that said what I wanted so I developed my own. Printed on a sheet of tan parchment stationery, I tore around the edges to create a rustic look and adhered it to the card front. I printed the bottle digi on white cardstock, fussy-cut, then laid it atop the lower-left portion of the card. Using a pencil, I lightly sketched the waves, shadows in the sand, and tan parchment message. I then used Spectrum Noir markers to lightly color these items onto the bottle and add color to the cork. When finished, I traced the bottle onto a scrap of green plastic document sheet* with a black permanent fine-line Sharpie marker and cut it out. I added a thin strip of clear double-stick tape along the top, bottom, and sides of the bottle and attached the green bottle cutout. The final touch was to add bold highlights with a white gel pen.  
*(These wonderful items come in a pack of assorted colors and can be found in the office supply section of most stores. I really like using them on my cards because they're cheaper than colored vellum and are more translucent.  You can write on them with a fine-line permanent marker and white gel pen. The plastic is also easy to fussy-cut with a nice, sharp pair of scissors.)
·   Digi- Patties Creations (Message in a Bottle)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Sentiment- Computer Generated
·   Assorted cardstock and tan parchment stationery from my stash
·   An upcycled calendar page and a green plastic file folder from my stash
·   Fine-line permanent black Sharpie marker.
Entered into:  
Pattie's Creations Challenge- #174 Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #141 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #456-457 Anything Goes                   
Createful Heart Designs- Challenge #24   
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #651 No Patterned Paper
Let’s Craft and Create- Ch #163-Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays- Nature                                 
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge


  1. Super pretty job, congrats๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Thankyou so much for your comment in muy blog๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ˜Š
    Hugs from Chile ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

  2. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. I love them both. Enjoy the rest of the day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Such beautiful work thanks for sharing!!!

  4. Gorgeous collection of 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

  5. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Jan's Digi stamps. Is it okay if I copy your sentiments.

  6. This is truly one of a kind creation! Thank you for joining in with us at Createful Heart Design,

    Mary - Owner/Designer

  7. Love both cards here!...thanks for joining in with this weeks #37 challenge : Nelly DT x

  8. WOW, what stunning cards! Thanks so much for playing along in the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Good luck with your entry and hope to see you again. Sladjana (DT for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends)

  9. This is wonderful and so much more than a card.You have obviously put a lot of thought into this project and it shows and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Thanks for joining our challenge this month at Let's Craft and Create and Happy Crafting Michelle DT x

  10. Absolutely stunning cards. She will definitely love that quote!!
    Kathy that bottle looks 3D! Amazing work!!

  11. Beautiful design here and love your style, thanks for entering your project into this month's challenge, "anything goes" and look forward to you joining us again.. Good luck in the final draw..

    [aNNie Design team member for Pattie's Creations challenge{My Blog}

  12. This is amazing! I love how you used the green plastic to make the bottle look so real. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.

  13. Your card for your friend is lovely and such a sweet and thoughtful way to bless her!
    Thank you for entering it in Polkadoodles Anything Goes Challenge for week #37.
    Sybil B. DT

  14. A beautifully crafted card - love your colouring. Your friend will really appreciate this.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Jan’s Digital Stamp Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
    Jan’s Digital DT
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner – My Blog

  15. Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  16. A great creation - thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x

  17. Super:)Thanks for playing with us at Let's Craft and Create :)Ines DT

  18. Sweet Kathy, firstly I have just had a stroll through your blog and it's an absolute treat to see the masterpieces that have crossed your desk over the last few weeks.
    To see your cards in person is an absolute blessing! Texture, colour and love in every corner. You are touching lives from your craft desk!

    1. Thanks, friend. Your words warm my craftin' heart!


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