Sunday, November 29, 2020

Holiday Fun 2

I really like the current Stella Sketch at Bugaboo so decided to make another card before the challenge closes. But I have to admit that it isn’t my usual style! I had received a lovely floral card from a friend earlier this year. She had noted that we needed to get together for coffee soon. Then COVID hit! I came upon the card yesterday and decided to repurpose it… into a birthday card for her. I think she will love it. (I plan to add a Caribou coffee gift card with a note that we’ll plan a coffee date when it is safe to do so. I look forward to seeing her again. It’s been toooo long!)
Note- the front sentiment is from a sheet of freebies from Simply Cards & Papercrafts Magazine. You can register to obtain access to it… and hundreds of other fee digis, sentiments, patterns, templates and more! And anything you download is saved on the website for later access.
·   Digi- Bugaboo (Coffee Cup) Retired
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment-“Enjoy Your Special Day”  freebie available HERE.
·   Inside Sentiment- “Brewing up Birthday Wishes” from Imagine That Digistamp (Coffee Kids Bundle)
·   Cardstock, upcycled floral card, and vellum from my stash
Entered into:  
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #819       
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays         
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

I supervise several afterschool programs for 5th-8th graders. We are now providing all programming via social media, and one of my tasks is finding craft projects they will enjoy. We sent a copy of this free coloring sheet to all 80 members a few weeks ago. I made a “sample” (that I turned into a napkin holder by attaching the gobbler to a section of a toilet paper tube!) that was shared at last week’s ZOOM meeting where we encouraged the students to email photos of their turkeys after the holiday. I am looking forward to seeing their creations!
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Power Poppy’s Just Color (I didn’t follow the challenge completely as I should have taken a pic of the process of coloring! I did use a coloring sheet and also took a picture that includes the back of the turkey where the coloring looks more kaleidoscopeic! Hmmm did I just make up a word? I’ve been told that I am pretty vocabularious.) and the Path Of Positivity’s “Gratitude” (a turkey represents Thankgsgiving, the holiday day in the US dedicated to expressing/feeling gratitude.)

·   Digi- Crayola Coloring Sheet (Build Your Own Turkey)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamps- Nov Photo Inspiration                         
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Just Color                      
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #529
Path Of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #85 (Optional Twist- Gratitude)
             Since I’m a DT for Sheepski (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun! 

Jan Mahew, cardmaker/artist/stamp designer, is providing this beautiful digi as a freebie this month. Stop by Jan’s Digi Stamp Shop to nab your copy! (But don’t wait too long as it’s noted as available “for a limited time.”) I paper pieced the red ornament (after messing up on my coloring) and used a Spectrum Noir silver Sparkle pen, and white gel pen, to color the other ornament.
·   Digi- Jan’s Digi Stamp Shop (Ornaments)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sparkle Pens, plus Sakura Gelly Roll white & silver gel pens
·   Front Sentiment- “Hello Friend” from Beccy’s Place Digital Set  (True Beauty)
·   Inside Sentiment-“Have a Warm and Cozy Holiday” Beccy’s Place Digi Set  (Jolly Holiday)
·   Holly Paper- from an Imagine That Digistamp set (Marleen’s Christmas Stocking)
·   Cardstock and green ribbon from my stash
Entered into:  
Jan’s Digi Stamps- November 2020 Anything Goes 
The Paper Shelter- #451 A Christmas Card 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #466-467 Anything Goes   
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes 
Spectrum Noir Community Group (FB)- Nov- Anything Goes 

This card was created for a wonderful annual event at Beccy’s Place named the Month of Holiday Cards Challenge (not just Christmas cards, you can make cards for ANY holiday.) This is my third year of participating, and I’m honored to now be a member of Beccy’s DT (called a Contributor!) and am blessed to have a large collection of Beccy’s amazing artwork!
The 8th annual Challenge goes on all month, with drawings for daily challenges, for posting comments and even random entry numbers!  Stop in HERE to learn more.  Most of the challenges follow an A-Z theme… with a few other topics thrown in to cover all 31 days of November. This card is for the letter “P” as in [Christmas] Pudding. I love coloring this pudgy little gingerbread cookie, especially when printed on Kraft paper. All that is needed to bring the cuties to life is a few markers and a white gel pen. Easy Peasy! I’m entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Vintage Christmas (although the look of my card isn’t vintage, the Christmas pudding he is carrying is definitely a vintage dessert. Am wondering if any of my readers have ever made one? Or even tasted one?!)   
·   Digi- Beccy’s Place  (Sugar and Spice)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment- “It’s Christmas… Fat Pants” Beccy’s Place Digital Set (Grumpy Goose)
·   Inside Sentiment- “Christmas Cheer” Beccy’s Place Digital Set (Tied Up With String)
·   Cardstock and patterned papers from my stash
·   Embossing Folder-
Entered into:  
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Food and/or Drink
Di’s Digi Stamps- Emboss it (wet or dry)
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Vintage Christmas
Sketch N Scrap-Card Sketch #182                    


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

  2. Gorgeous card and a great take on the sketch!
    Thanks for playing with Stella Says Sketch.
    Your other cards are fab too.
    xxx Margreet DT

  3. Wow, great projects, love that turkey a fab table piece, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

  4. Love all your projects. Your turkey is terrific too. Wonderful lineup of cards in this one post. Wonderful work!

  5. Beautiful card for a friend for Christmas. Thank you for sharing with us at CCAYR. We hope you will join us for future challenges. Martina - DT

  6. Great idea to send your friend a coffee voucher Kathy, you can have a virtual catch up! I'm sure she's going to love the beautiful card you created as well as the little gift.
    Your turkey napkin holder project is awesome! I'm sure the kids are going to love it and will no doubt have lots of wonderful creations to show you once the holidays are over.
    Love the bauble card Kathy, the contrast between the two is wonderful. It seems to me the red bauble was a happy accident as it looks beautiful next to the white one, which I thought was vellum at first. Love the details.
    I had to chuckle at what you said in your last card about the "vintage dessert". Christmas pudding is still very popular here, and we have one every year, as do many families I'm sure. My Mum usually makes it, along with a Christmas cake and fruit mince pies. I did make one a few years ago, but it takes a very long time to cook! Love your sweet card. Great idea to print the gingerbread man onto kraft card stock, that's what I generally do too.
    Wonderful collection of cards Kathy, well done!

  7. Lovely cards Kathy.
    I like that you changed the tree for a gingerbread man. The colours you've used in the card are lovely too. I like the patterns on the red and green papers.

  8. Such cute cards! You did a great job with our sketch and that little gingerbread man makes me smile! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sketch N Scrap!

  9. Hi Kathy,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    Your cards are wonderful and such brilliant designs too.
    Love the bauble one.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Love the cute gingerbread man! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap.

  11. Such gorgeous cards but I have to say that last card, the sentiment is just hilarious and the sweet gingerbread person is to cute!! Love it! Thanks for joining us this month at Sketch N Scrap!

  12. Love your card for a friend!

    Thank you for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter - good luck! Hugs Susan

  13. Love all of your projects. I think your friend is going to really enjoy her card & coffee gift.

  14. I like your turkey napkin holder Kathy. Thank you for entering the Gratitude Challenge at Path of Positivity.

  15. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge, Christmas Crafts all Year Round, Jan's Digis and the Paper Shelter. Hope to see you again next time.


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