Sunday, November 15, 2020

Weekend Creations

Had some time today to create my final card for the Double D Challenge- Pine Trees/Pine Cones. It provided me with the opportunity to use a Memory Box die that was gifted to me by a friend I’ve met through a few challenges. I’d noted that was slowly building a collection of dies. But, since my sweet hubby is disabled, my craft budget is pretty tight. A short time later I received a packet of dies from this friend. It blesses my heart every time I use one of them! This is the first time I’ve used this one… which means I also get to enter it into the NBUS (Never Before Used Stuff) Challenge! So fun! The Happy Christmas die from My Favorite Things is also new. I won it in a challenge a short time ago. So this card was so much fun to make.  That said, it was also a challenge. No matter what I did, the pinecones looked a like little baked potatoes to me! I finally checked with my hubby and he said he knew they were pinecones, but suggested adding some shading might help. That did help a little, but I finally decided to see if a dusting of snow might help. I am providing photos of both for you to compare. Please tell me which card you like best. Thnx!
·   Paper Studio Watercolor Tree Scrapbook paper- Hobby Lobby
·   Memory Box Die- Pinecone Corner
·   My Favorite Things Dies- Happy Christmas
·   Snow created with microfine glitter and Flower Soft Polar White you can find HERE
·   Adhesive used to attach die cuts and snow- Ranger Mini Glossy Accents
Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- Nov- Pine Trees/Pine Cones                                     
NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff!)-  Challenge #20
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #660 Wintry
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays 
CCC Digi Creations- #120 Christmas is on the Way
Do-Al[l] Kreatives #47 Twister-Sister (Glitter/Sparkle and Christmas Greetings)

It’s also the 15th of the month time for the challenge at QKR Stampede. Stop by the challenge, which is always “Anything Goes” and several prizes are awarded. Maybe you’ll be inspired to enter a card or two yourself?
I’ve made two DT cards for this challenge. The first features a beautiful Oak Leaf Wreath, that I created by paper-piecing the leaves with green and orange patterned papers. It’s a little tedious, but I like the depth that it adds to the finished card. The striped background is made with a stencil from Printworks that I’ve had in my stash since the late 80’s. (I almost forgot I had it… until I was trying to figure out how to add some color to this background… and remembered this item.   
·   Digi- Eureka Digi (Oak Leaf Wreath) Also available in unmounted or cling mounted
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Sentiments- RG Ave Fall & Autumn Greetings, Newsletter Freebie (no longer available)
·   Assorted background papers from my stash
·   Printworks Stripe Stencil (no longer available)
·   Ink pad and sponge from my stash
Entered into: 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #146 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #464-465 Anything Goes                   
Bugaboo Stamps- Nov Theme Challenge- Thankful     
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- November             
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #527 (Optional twist- Outdoor Pursuits)  

This second card that I created for the QKR Stampede challenge is being sent to a dear friend. I hope that the inside sentiment helps her to know how special her friendship is to me! I love the digi on the front of the card, too. The sweet little leaves were upcycled from a few decorative self-adhesive photo corners I’ve had in my stash for several years. (Wish I could find more of them… but even a web search didn’t help!)
·   Digi- Eureka Digi (Tree Losing Leaves) Also available in unmounted or cling mounted
·   Digi- Eureka Digital Stamp (When I See) Also available in unmounted or cling mounted
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Assorted background papers and mini-fall leaves from my stash
Entered into:  
Outlawz Sunday Challenge- You’ll Never Walk Alone
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Thanksgiving/Thank You
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Give Thanks  


  1. Hi Kathy your cards are all gorgeous. You have had a busy weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Wow these are beautiful cards! I love your attention to detail! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

  3. Wonderful cards. So pretty. Thanks for sharing over at Do-Al(l)creative, Catch the bug, Crafty Catz

  4. Wonderful set of cards. Really pretty!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings

    *Owner* Creative Crafting Uncles
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  5. Gorgeous cards Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  6. Lovely cards and great dies, , thank you for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge

  7. What pretty cards. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper.

    DT Stacey

  8. There are so many great cards here, Kathy! A visit to your blog always makes me happy! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug Challenges! Julie, Bugaboo Stamps DT member

  9. All of your cards are beautiful! Thanks for joining us over at Catch The Bug. Hope to see you again. Bonnie DT

  10. This is also just fantastic! I love the big sentiment and the design inside of the card! Very nice..

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelSt├╝ble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days
    *GDT* Scrapping4Fun Challenges

  11. Such a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again!
    Merja DT


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