Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Talk to the Paw

Sheepski Designs is part of the fun at the FB Digi Mojo Winter Wonderland 2020. I used one of Andrea’s wonderful digi’s named Mindy to create a DT card. She has such a snarky look on her furry face! I couldn’t resist matching her the inside sentiment from Scribbles Designs. I added a layer of patterned vellum atop the ornament I’d colored with green markers. I love the depth it creates.

·   Digi- Sheepski Designs (Mindy)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment- Scrapbook label from my stash
·   Inside Sentiment- Scribbles Designs (Talk To the Paw)
·   Cardstock, background paper, and holly patterned vellum from my stash
Entered into: 
Incy Wincy Designs- Christmas or Red/Green  
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Christmas      
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #94 Layer It Up               
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- Dec 2020 #44                             
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #530
      Since I’m a DT for Sheepski (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!
Sheepski Designs December 2020 - Feature a Creature
     Since I’m a DT for Sheepski (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!

Last year I met a talented young artist named Sherry West via her FB page. The images she creates are adorable, so I was thrilled to win a few of them through contests she hosts. I loved this sweet digi that Sherry offered through a recent contest named “Capture The Chick Chick Chickens.” I entered a card a few weeks ago… and just learned that it was selected as winner! So fun! I had printed off two copies of the digi, so created another card to post on Sherry’s FB page… and here. (Note, if you are interested in purchasing this digi, visit Sherry’s FB page HERE and PM her for details. Tell her Kathy Asper sent you!) 
I'm entering this card into several challenges including Simon Says Monday Challenge's 
Favorite Technique (I often add Talk Bubbles on my cards, which adds a fun comic feel to them.)
Here are instructions for creating TALK BUBBLES in word docs-

1)    After you have selected the sentiment you wish to use, paste it into a Word document.

2)    On the Toolbar select Insert, then Shapes.

3)    Scroll down to Call Outs. Click to select the talk bubble of choice.

4)    Hover over your document and click to drop the shape onto the page. (I usually drop it onto a blank part of the page then move it into place when ready. Also, don’t panic if the shape is filled with color, we’ll take care of that next.)

5)    Click on the shape, and a Shape Format option will show up on the toolbar. Click on it and several options will appear.

6)    Click Shape Outline and select Black.

7)    Click on Shape Fill and select No Fill. Boom! You have a Talk Bubble! Click it, then slide it over to the sentiment. If you need to change the shape or size, just click on it and you can then grab and pull the corners until it is the perfect fit!          


·   Digi- Sherry West Art Coloring and Crafts on FB (HERE)

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

·   Sentiments- Computer Generated

·   Assorted cardstock, patterned paper, decorative feathers, and staples from my stash

·   Gold photo corners available from several web sources (WXJ13 13 Sheets 13 Colors Photo Mounting Corners)
Entered into:  Sherry West- Chick Chick Chick
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Favorite Technique                   
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #147 Anything Goes
Jan’s Digi Stamps- December 2020 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- December             
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge


  1. Cathy, Your card made me smile! I've had a few of those days... Thank you for sharing your cute card with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Have a safe and healthy Holiday Season!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  2. Wonderful 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

  3. This looks beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again next time.
    DT Ine http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

  4. Thanks for entering your gorgeous card into our challenge of Anything goes at Lemon Shortbread Challenges. Hope to see you next challenge.

    [aNNie Designer for Lemon shortbread Challenges
    https://thejourneyisthestarthere.blogspot.com/{My Blog}

  5. Such an intense look, I wonder what that kitty has planned? I adore your chicken one - such fun. Thanks for sharing with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, CarolG

  6. Fabulous cards Kathy, I too love the depth the dark papers framing Mindy. Awesome kitty colouring :)
    Andrea x

  7. What a super fun and adorable card

  8. Wonderful card. Love how you used the sentiment from SD. Great layers too. Thank you so much for playing along with us at SCRIBBLES DESIGN. Best of luck with your entry! Nick

  9. This is so funny! I do love the humour is Sherry injects into her images.

    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Jan’s Digital Stamp Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
    Jan’s Digital DT
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner – My Blog

  10. Great card - love the sentiments!

    Thanks for sharing it with us at the SheepSki Designs Blog Challenge and Happy New Year!

    Helen x

  11. Oh, Kathy, the sentiment(s) on your chicken cards are just too funny! You've started my day with a smile. :-D Now, DT hat - Glad to see you playing with us in our Anything Goes challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps. Be sure to play again in our next challenge which starts on Monday. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT


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