Sunday, December 27, 2020

Outlaws GDT

After one of my entries was selected as DT favorite on a recent Challenge at Outlaws, I was
offered the chance to be a guest DT. Of course, I accepted… especially after seeing that this
adorable gnome Santa (from sponsor Katy's Card Emporium/KLM Designs) was one of the
digis that I could use. I added a bit of texture and sparkle to the fur on Santa's hat and cuffs
with a mixture of Polar Soft and ultrafine glitter. The translucent red circle under Santa is cut 
from a plastic document folder. (These 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, can be fussy-cut with a nice, sharp pair of scissors and can be adhered to a card
with small strips of double-stick tape.)
I'm entering this into several challenges including Outlawz Wednesday Sketch (which I flipped
upside down.) 
·   Digi- Katys Card Emporium/KLM Designs (Santa Gnome)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Inside Sentiment – Scrapbook tag from my stash
·   Background paper- Hobby Lobby
·   Furry texture created with Flower Soft Polar White you can find HERE
·   Snowflakes- Lawn Fawn LF995-Mini Snowflakes Die Set
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into: 
Besties Challenge- December Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #666 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- December             
Outlawz Challenges- Wednesday Sketch        
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

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. I made a card earlier this month, posted HERE, with two  sentiments from
this set. This time I used a few more sentiments and the adorable digi. I tried a technique that
is new to me… using acetate in an embossing folder… to add a a layer of clear texture atop the
card (I secured the acetate with clear photo corners.)
·   Digi- Imagine That Digi Stamp set (Raymond’s Snowman)
Sentiments- from an Imagine That Digistamp set (Marleen’s Christmas Stocking)
      ·  Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
      ·   Pioneer Clear Photo corners- available from several sources
·  Cuddlebug Embossing Folder- Snowflake
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into: 
Imagine That Blog Progressive Challenge- December 
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #135  
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes 
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #51 Anything Goes                       
Bugaboo Stamps- Holiday Chaos - Day 2 Sketch Challenge
Di’s Digi Stamps- It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas   

The current Double D challenge theme is poinsettias. I knew I did have any stamps with this
plant/flower, but was happy to find a digi in my Beccy’s Place folder that I’d printed off a
while ago. After finishing my card, I couldn’t find the digi set on Beccy’s site… only to discover
that the plant was actually holly!  (I’m glad that I didn’t realize that before I started coloring
the plant… as I think it looks a lot like a lovely bit of Poinsettia décor. A touch of Buttercup
Liquid Pearls and a handful of sequins from my stash add some texture and glimmer to the
·   Digi- Beccy’s Place Digital Stamp (Blessings of The Season)
·   Front Sentiment- “Glad Tidings” Lili of the Valley Digital Set (Christmas Wishes)
·   Inside Sentiment- Beccy’s Place Digital Stamp (Peace and Joy)
·   Striped paper- Digi Doodle Studio PAPER set (BW Classics)
·   Liquid Pearls- Buttercup
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- Poinsettia           
Beccy’s Place Challenge- December
            Since I’m a Contributor for Beccy’s Place, I’m entering just for fun! 
        Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Sparkle and Shine
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #470-472 Anything Goes                   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #522 Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode-Christmas   


  1. Hi Kathy! All are really great cards 🥰 I especially love the embossed acetate❣ very cool effect. Thanks for playing again this month at Imagine That Digistamp! Hope to see you next month.

    Happy crafting,
    Kris B

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

  3. Maybe it's holly but you did a fabulous job of turning it into a Poinsettia!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

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  5. I absolutely love the gnome Santa! He is adorable and that red translucent circle behind him is so creative. Making the holly into a poinsettia flower is the bomb too. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge. Happy and safe New Year. Best wishes.
    Barbara DT

  6. What a beautiful poinsettia card Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Poinsettia’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  7. Great card, love the colouring of your images, especially the flowers. Happy New Year. Anesha

  8. Congratulations on your guest DT spot Kathy, it's well deserved! You've done a fantastic job with the cute gnome image, I especially love the mediums you've added to the fur trim. Great colouring too.
    Good on you for trying a new technique on your second card, the embossed acetate looks wonderful and adds some nice texture to the card. Love the cute little image too.
    I LOVE your last card Kathy, what a fabulous creation! You've done a brilliant job colouring the holly to look like poinsettia! I had to read your post several times before I realised what I was looking at... I thought the image was actually poinsettias. Brilliant! And an excellent example of how to extend your stamps. Well done!

  9. Gorgeous creations. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge.

  10. I love all of your projects you summited for our Holiday chaos event, thanks for taking the time to join in!
    Good Luck! Tammy DT Coordinator


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