Friday, December 18, 2020

Famous Wise Guys

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 Dr Digi and my DT card features a wonderful image named Three Wise Men.  Since my card base with layers of elegant papers, punched stars and a scrap of vintage Christmas music* provides lots of patterns I kept my coloring pretty basic with my trusty white and metallic gel pens adding sparkle and sheen to the gems and gold. The front Wise Man is fussy-cut and adhered with foam squares to provide additional depth. The inside sentiment is a sticker.
*The music sheet is from a box of tattered choir books we found in my hubby’s grandma’s basement. She had been a church choir director and most of the music was dated from the 1920s through the 1950s). I quickly rescued them from the trash bin and love using them on my cards!

·   Digi- Dr. Digi (Three Wise Men)  
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white & silver gel pens
·   Inside Sentiment- Gold Sticker from my stash
·   Patterned paper- DCWV Far East 12x12 Paper Stack
·   Cardstock, yellow vellum, metallic gold paper and a scrap of antique music from my stash
·   Star templates and punches from my scrapbook stash
Entered into: 
Outlawz Sunday Challenge- Christmas Carol 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #470-472 Anything Goes 
Besties Challenge- December Anything Goes
Path Of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #86 (Optional Twist- Rejoice)

Still working on Christmas cards… which gets me into the holiday spirit! I was thinking of my younger brother when I made this one. He always seemed to push to the limits when we were young. Unlike his perfect older sister! Ha! Everything about the card makes me smile, the quirky owl, the freebie naughty list certificate and especially the inside sentiment. The wise owl (or in this case a wily owl) figures he just has to barter a bit to move from the naughty to the nice list. In my family, we would appropriately respond, “Ummm… good luck with that!” 
I’m entering this into several challenges including the annual holiday challenge at Bugaboo stamps (I always look forward to this event. And it always includes an opportunity to create a humorous Christmas card. So fun!) and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Christmas Critters (I don't know if my card will qualify since an owl might not usually be linked to Christmas but this one, named Oscar [I love how Beccy names all of the characters in her sets], is negotiating with Santa. So maybe it works? And Oscar had considered donning a Santa hat or shaking a few jingle bells for this card. But he thought that might look like he was trying too hard to impress the "Big Guy" so he offers no props! If this card doesn't fit the theme... feel free to redraw if it is the random selection.) 

·   Digi- Beccy’s Place Digi Set (You’re a Hoot)

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

·   Naughty List Certificate freebie can be found HERE

·   Inside Sentiment- Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Here Comes Christmas)

·   Cardstock and  background papers from my stash

Entered into:  
Bugaboo Stamps- Holiday Chaos- Day 5 Make us Laugh Challenge
Day of the Month Challenge- #22 Santa’s List
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Christmas/Winter   
Stamping Sensations- Anything with Wings
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Christmas Critters
Let’s Craft and Create- Ch #166-Anything Goes  (Option- Santa Claus is Coming to Town)
  Since I’m a Contributor for Beccy’s Place (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!

I put in lots of extra hours this week so that I can take next week off. So… coffee was my best friend! I love the sentiment on this card (and Love that it’s a freebie) plus was fun to use a few scraps of vellum to cut the swirls of steam rising from the cup of heaven!

·   Digi- Verve Stamps “Coffee Please Digi Set” (Company is no longer in business)

·   Front Sentiment- Freebie from Kellie Winnell (Coffee You’re In Charge Today)

·   Cardstock, vellum, and assorted background papers from my stash

·   Black photo corners- Pioneer
Entered into:  
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #665 Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes (Optional Twist- Rounded Corners)


  1. Hi Kathy your card is gorgeous. I love that image. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Love your owl Christmas card. What a great stamp set, and the sentiments you chose to go on your card are fabulous! The recipient is going to love it. Thanks so much for joining in on our latest challenge at Let's Craft and Create.

  3. A fun Owl creation, many thanks for sharing and joining in our 'Wings' theme at Stamping Sensations this month.

    Wishing you a peaceful Christmas and we pray a safer 2021 for everyone.

    B x

  4. Very funny and I hope the swap works. Thank you for sharing with us at DotMCC again. Gundi

  5. Fun and fabulous 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!

  6. Lovely owl card, such fun. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.
    Merry Christmas

  7. Wonderful cards Kathy, you've done a brilliant job as always.
    I hope you and Rich had a lovely Christmas and managed to see some of your extended family. I also hope you're enjoying your much deserved time off!
    All the very best for a fantastic 2021.

  8. Kathy, love this card and I love owls, so good luck in our Christmas Chaos event with your owl. Gail DT xx

  9. Three beautiful cards, and what a cute owl for DotMCC! - Did the negotiations with Santa work out? Thank you so much for joining our little challenge - I hope you'll come back to play in the new year too! Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and hopefully better New Year than the one leaving us! Hugs, Rosi

  10. You made me laugh - thank you! The owl card is perfect - with that slightly sentiment in the inside - so funny! Thanks for playing along with the DotMCC! Happy New Year!

  11. Love the layout you chose for the cup card.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

    Also the colouring on the wise men is epic!

  12. Another set of lovely cards. The Three Kings are great and the sheet music really finishes it off. Thank you for sharing at Path of Positivity. Pippa DT


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