Friday, October 23, 2020

Friday Fun

It’s Friday and time for the Colour Crazy Challenge. This challenge is “Anything Goes” but adds one requirement- the creation needs to include coloring in “any colouring medium you like, onto any project you like, and in any colours you like.” I’ve never outgrown my love for coloring… which is why making cards is stress therapy for me!!
This week’s sponsor is Oddball Art Co. and my DT card features a trio of digis named Boo Babies. I wanted to include all three of the creepy-cute little guys and came up with an unusual idea… that involved a door on the front of the card and the Boo Babies “trick or treating”  inside of the card. The computer-generated sentiments are compliments of my quirky sense of humor. (My hubby especially likes the mummy!) 
Note- for some reason, it was impossible to get a photo where you can actually read the sentiments (I tried over a dozen photos!) The inside of the card reads- Frankie (Can I come in it's too people-y out here?) Mummy (I have to pee.) Drac (Can I have a drink?) 

·   Digis- Oddball Art Co. Digital Stamps (Boo Babies)

·   Door- Measurements and instructions can be found HERE

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white & silver gel pens

·   Sentiments- Computer Generated

·   Cardstock, patterned paper, metallic gold paper/gold brad (doorknob), and upcycled calendar page from my stash

Entered into: 
Incy Wincy Designs- Halloween or Autumn/Fall Colors
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- My Halloween
The Paper Shelter- #446 Halloween or Halloween Colors
Dragonfly Dreams- October Spooky and/or Cute

I just learned that Kris Breach, artist/owner of Imagine That Digistamp is starting challenges again! I served on Kris’ DT before she took some time off and really enjoyed working with her… and creating with her wonderful artwork.  So I’m excited that she is offering a Progressive Challenge starting in November. Sign up HERE anytime between now and the end of November to get started with your first digi for free!

Now… here is a card using one of my favorite Imagine That digistamp images. It is from  coffee-themed kit that includes 11 digis, 14 sentiments and 12 patterned papers (for just $10!)  In celebration of the return of Pumpkin Spice coffee, I used autumn colors on my card. The little  coffee cup embellishment on the inside of the card was made with an image from the digi set, scraps of the patterned paper from the front of the card, and a little scrap of acetate (to make into the “dome.”)  The subway art sentiment is a freebie that I found through the simplycardsmag website that offers hundreds of free digis, sentiments, templates and more! And anything you download is saved on the website for later access. Easy Peasy!

·   Front Digi, Sentiment, and Inside Coffee Cup digi- Imagine That Digistamp (Coffee Kids Bundle)

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white & silver gel pens

·   Inside Celebrate Tag- Lili of the Valley (Everyday Sentiment Tags)

·   Inside Sentiment- Uniko Freebie (Coffee Subway Art)

·   Cardstock and patterned background papers from my stash

Entered into: 
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Happy Birthday                            
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #462-463 Anything Goes                    
Day of the Month Challenge- #20 International Coffee Day
STAMPlorations- Belated 7th Birthday Celebration        
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #131 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- October                 
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

As winter is blowing into our state (8 inches of snow on Monday… followed by heavy sleet and ice on the roads today) I enjoyed making a Spring themed card for the wecraftcards Forum challenge “Singing In The Rain.”  A Beccy’s Place digi and sentiment from the “Stanley in the Rain” digi set was fun to color. The cute little umbrella was fussy-cut from a sheet of stationary that I’ve had in my stash for over a decade. I didn't have any paper or stamps with rain... so I upcycled a cloud photo from a calendar and drew the raindrops with markers and a white gel pen. Time for some splashin’!

·   Digi and Sentiment- Beccy’s Place Digital Set (Stanley In The Rain)

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

·   Cardstock, umbrella stationary and upcycled calendar page from my stash

Entered into:  
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Singing In The Rain
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- Oct 2020 #43                              
     Since I’m a DT for Beccy’s Place (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!
Beccy’s Place Challenge- October      



  1. Great cards, really love the last one with Beccy's image. x

  2. These are all cute but favorite is also the last one. Love the sentiment!

  3. Such cute 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. Hi! Your project is beautiful. Thanks for playing with us on Dragonfly Dreams Challenges and best of luck with your entry.
    Ine DT

  5. This is a lot of fun, nice job on spreading some cheer. Thanks for entering our fall/halloween challenge at Incy Wincy Designs, CarolG

  6. Fabulous card Kathy. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT

  7. Such a sweet little bear, Kathy, and I adore the sentiment! Time for a DT hat - Thank you for playing along and supporting our "Anything Goes with Featured Creature" challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month. :-D Good Luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  8. WOW ! You rock with all your digi images ! All your cards are so cute. Love this little guy with his coffee cup. With its acetate dome it looks so real ! Fabulous.

  9. Such a beautfiul card, thanks for joining us at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka

  10. You make such cute cards! Love them all! That coffee birthday card is so cute and perfect for guys! Thank you for joining us at DotMCC - hopefully we will see you again next month, too! Hugs, Cornelia

  11. HI Kathy!! I was so sure I had already left a message but am not seeing it here, not sure what happened, maybe internet glitch. LOVE your post, so much to see!! Thank you so much for creating with the Coffee Boy - great thinking with the acetate :) Hope to see you in our NEW MONTHLY PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGE starting this Sunday! ♥

  12. Fun Halloween card. Like the comic book look to it. Thank you for entering the Halloween and/or Autumn/Fall Colours Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.


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