Monday, December 7, 2020

Christmas and Coffee

I was thrilled when Kris Breach, artist/owner of Imagine That Digi stamps started challenges again last month! I served on Kris’ DT before she took some time off and really enjoyed working with her. For this card, I used two of the sentiments from December's Digi-of-the-Month named Raymond’s Snowman. (I’m planning to also make a card with the cute Raymond digi that I’ll post later this month.)
I love the WINTER sentiment with little snowpeople peeking through the letters. I printed off a few extra to create a pair of snows to decorate the inside of the card. Aren’t the adorable? (Note- this digi set is available for just $3 this month HERE. If you purchase it, create a card or other project and link it up on the blog, you will receive January's DOTM FREE!)
I’m entering this card into several challenges including the Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge (I used blues, teals, and aquas in my card.)  
·   Front & Inside sentiments- Imagine That Digi Stamp set (Raymond’s Snowman)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Snowflakes- Cheery Lynn Designs Die (C146 Snowflakes)
·   Snowflakes- Lawn Fawn LF995-Mini Snowflakes Die Set
·   Circle Dies- Little B Dies
·   White, teal and silver cardstock and background papers from my stash
Entered into: 
Imagine That Blog Progressive Challenge- December (Raymond)
Sketch N Scrap-Card Sketch #183
Outlawz Sunday Challenge- Winter
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge- Use 3-5 Colors (Twist- Holidays) 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Fun with Dies
Di’s Digi Stamps- Winter Holidays                                                  
Pattie's Creations Challenge- #177 Winter Fun  
The Paper Shelter Team is celebrating their 10th Anniversary with lots of prizes. So… of course I had to dig out a few of their wonderful images and get busy. This is the first, a beautiful little lass, comforting doves of peace while looking in awe at the star of promise! I’m not sure if it is very apparent, but I attempted to add shadows and highlights to bathe her in the magical starlight. I’ve collected sayings since I was in high-school (so, a loooong time!!) at first in a notebook and later on my computer. Sadly, I didn’t start noting the source until the last decade or so. I’ve had this one for some time, so I have no idea of its source. If you recognize it, please let me know! I just thought it was perfect with this image. And when printed on vellum I love how the heavenly star shines through.
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Stamping Sensations- Anything with Wings (the digi includes the sweet little birds, that I colored to resemble doves.)
·   Digi- The Paper Shelter Digi set (Mucha Influence Winter)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Sentiments- Computer Generated
·   Cardstock, vellum, silver sparkly paper, and background paper from my stash
·   Star template from my scrapbook stash
·   Gold photo corners available from several web sources (WXJ13 13 Sheets 13 Colors Photo Mounting Corners)
Entered into:
The Paper Shelter-  A Special Celebration (10th Anniversary)
Spectrum Noir Community Group (FB)- Dec Blue Holidays  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #468-469 Anything Goes                   
Incy Wincy Designs- Christmas or Red/Green  
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays    
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Christmas                                                  
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #519 Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations- Anything with Wings
My last card for this challenge is a CAS one… or at least CAS for me! I saw this fun sentiment on Pinterest, and just had to make it into a card… with some added bling, of course! The royal purple background seemed to fit the crown… and the B&W background pulls it all together.
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Simon Says Monday Challenge- Favorite Technique (often use photo corners and/or embellies to add sparkle and shine to my cards.)            
·   Sentiment- Computer generated
·   Gold Crown Sticker- Jolee’s Boutique
·   Gold photo corners- Scotch
·   Cardstock and background paper from my stash
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Favorite Technique                   
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #663 Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #147 Anything Goes
Bugaboo Stamps- Dec Anything Goes 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- December     


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

  2. BRILLIANT work on all of them Kathy, love the "Keep Ca!"
    Faith x

  3. Beautiful cards!! You add such lovely details! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap this month!!

  4. Beautiful design here and love your style, thanks for entering your project into this month's challenge, 'winter fun" 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}

  5. Really pretty mix of papers with all the circles and love the snowflakes! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch N Scrap! ~Deanna :)

  6. What a very sweet image on your pretty card, many thanks for sharing and joining in with our 'Wings' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  7. Fabulous winter card! Love the colors and snowflake elements! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  8. Your card is a great combo of classy and fun. Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug.

  9. Lovin' all your cards, especially your take on the card sketch from Sketch N Scrap! Thanks for playing along with us this month.

  10. Lovely card. Thank you for joining Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge and the Paper Shelter. Hope to see you again next time.

  11. Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Shelter bloghop/challenge.
    Love n hugs

  12. Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.
    Artist & Owner

  13. I just love your sweet card! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations!


  14. Beautiful winter card! ..Thanks for joining us at Di’s Digi Challenge 🙂
    Wendy DT

  15. Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  16. All of your cards are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sketch N Scrap!

  17. Love the way you used the sentiments - great cards.

    Thanks for joining us for our December Challenge on the Imagine That Digistamp Blog.

    Helen x

  18. Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IMAGINE THAT! PROGRESSIVE Challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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