Saturday, November 28, 2020

Holiday Fun

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 “N” as in Naughty List. I had fun creating this card that uses a digi from one of my newest Beccy’s Place sets and a free “certificate” that I found on the web. Not sure who will receive this card, but I have five siblings, and lots of childhood stories about naughtiness (jokes, pranks, etc.) so know several likely candidates!
I’m entering this card into several challenges including the Day of the Month Challenge- #21 Make Your Own Head Day (an actual holiday where schools challenge students to “Just use your brain and make anything you want!” For this card I did use my brain and came up with a way to use a digi image that is not typical for a Christmas card. Ogre anyone?!) and Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Family & Friends (as noted above, my sibs and I deserved coal many years!)
·   Image- Beccy’s Place Digital Set (Beasties)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white & silver gel pens

·   Naughty List Certificate freebie can be found HERE

·  Front sentiment “Coal”- hand-printed
·  Inside sentiment- Beccy’s Place Digital Set (Grumpy Goose)
·  Cardstock and background papers from my stash
Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place- 8th Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge- N is for Naughty   
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Family & Friends
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes
Day of the Month Challenge- #21 Make Your Own Head Day
The Paper Shelter- #451 A Christmas Card
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #48 Anything Goes                      
Let’s Craft and Create- Ch #165-Anything Goes  (Option- A Sketch of your choice)
Spectrum Noir Community Group (FB)- Nov- Anything Goes  

This wonderful digi is Cute As A Bug’s November Progressive Challenge freebie on FB. Francesca has drawn such a bright smile on this handsome young pilgrim’s face. Can’t you almost hear his laughter?  Markers and blue chalk helped bring the sky and young man to life.
·   Digi and inside sentiment- Cute As A Button (Pilgrim Boy)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment- “Happy Fall” is from a Power Poppy Digi Set (Autumns Opulence)
·   Cardstock, background papers, Cloud stencil and Decorative Chalks from my stash
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- An Attitude of Gratitude      
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #466-467 Anything Goes                   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- November             
Cute As A Button-Facebook Progressive Freebie Challenge #42 Pilgrim Harvest
Cute As A Button- NOVEMBER: CH #62 Anything Goes                           
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #94 Layer It Up  (At least 3 layers)

This happy elf is the Stamper’s Delights November Progressive Challenge freebie on FB.  The base of my card, with the circle cutout and inside sentiment “Joy” is from a boxed set that I found at an after Christmas sale last year. The cutout provided the perfect frame for the dancing elf. I colored the elf, then covered the underside of the image with clear packing tape. I fussy-cut the image, then used a permanent black Sharpie maker to color the backside. (The packing tape keeps the color from leaking through!) I sandwiched the little guy between squares of clear acetate and blue plastic document folder*. I taped these to the underside of the card front, then attached another one of the card fronts from the boxed set to seal the ornament inside. (*Note- Plastic document folders come in a pack of assorted colors and can be found in the office supply section of most stores and from some dollar 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 or white gel pen. The plastic is also easy to fussy-cut with a nice, sharp pair of scissors. And then can be adhered to a card with small strips of double-stick tape.) A few snowflake stickers help finish the fun card!
·   Digi- Stampers Delights Digital Image-Jolly Holiday
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Sentiments are from an Imagine That Digistamp set (Marleen’s Christmas Stocking)
·   Card base, acetate, blue plastic document folder, and snowflake stickers from my stash
Entered into: 
Stampers Delights Progressive Challenge (FB)- Nov Jolly Holidays (elf)  
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #133 
CCC Digi Creations- #120 Christmas is on the Way
Besties Challenge- November Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes (Optional Twist- Festive Color Combos)
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                


  1. Fabulous image for our theme this week, love your choice of colouring and your layout and design. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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

  3. Lovely cards. The first one is so fun and creative. I love the inside sentiment too.

  4. What a fun card Kathy! I have three fun-loving siblings and could definitely imagine sending a card like this to one (or all) of them! They'd get quite a laugh from it too.
    Your Thanksgiving card is fantastic, what a great image and you've done a wonderful job with the colouring. You always do a great job decorating the inside of your card as well Kathy, very nice.
    Your final card is very sweet. I like the bauble "window" with the cute little Christmas elf... so sweet.

  5. I loved your ogre card! What a fun spin on Christmas. I'm sure I deserved that piece of coal a number of years while growing up. Thanks so much for joining in on our latest challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Cheryl W, DT

  6. Adorable. That little dancing elf is the perfect ornament. Thanks for joining us at Besties International challenge this month.

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

  8. Ha, how funny they are! Love that ogre with the little gift in his hand. Really unusual but so fun!! Thank you so much for playing along at DotMCC. Rosi x

  9. ha ha ha, I just love this! My kind of card! Thank you so much for playing along at the DotMCC challenge! Hopefully we'll see you again next month, too!

  10. Your card for the Day of the Month Card Club is so fun!
    Kind regards from stempelfrida

  11. Great layered card Kathy. Thank you for entering the Layer It Up Challenge at Scribbles Designs.


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