Friday, December 4, 2020

Winter Trio

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 Polkadoodles, and my DT card features a wonderful image from Polkadoodles named Feeding the Birds.  I used a technique called spotlighting to focus attention on sweet Winnie, then added additional color and texture with ribbon, photo corners, and a sweet little gingerbread cookie tag, fussy-cut from patterned paper. Yummy!
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Double D’s  Santa Hat (I had fun adding the furry texture to the hat and sleeves with a white gel pen. Doesn’t that fur look soft enough to pet? And the little birds are wearing Santa hats, too. So cute!) 
          
 
Supplies: 
·   Digi- Polkadoodles (Feeding the Birds)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Instructions for Spotlight Technique can be found HERE
·   Front Sentiment- QKR Stampede Digital Stamp (Thinking of You)
·   Inside Sentiment- Freebie from LoveSVG. [I signed up for their newsletter and get notices of freebies on a regular basis. Not sure if this is still available, but you can search HERE)
·   Cardstock and patterned paper from my stash
·   Textured ribbon- Hobby Lobby
·   Green photo corners available from several web sources (WXJ13 13 Sheets 13 Colors Photo Mounting Corners)
Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- Dec. Santa Hat                               
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #49 Anything Goes                      
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #134  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #468-469 Anything Goes                   
Jan’s Digi Stamps- November 2020 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #518 Anything Goes

I had so much fun creating the first card, that I asked to create a second card with a Polkadoodles digi. This time, my card features the digi named Tweet Sounds Winnie Angel. I used scraps of patterned paper, plus a strip of the Christmas music “Angels We Have Heard on High” from a tattered choral hymnbook that belonged to my hubby’s grandmother. I know that one of my sister-in-laws, who sang in her grandma’s church choir, will cherish this card!
I’m entering this card into several challenges including The Paper Shelters 10th Anniversary Challenge named “Special Celebration.” (10 Years really is a reason to celebrate! Congratulations to Veronica and her team!)
Supplies: 
·   Digi- Polkadoodles (Tweet Sounds Winnie Angel)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Gold Sparkle Marker, Sakura Gelly 
    Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment- on scrap of vintage music sheet
·   Inside Sentiment- Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Baby Robin)- Retired
·   Cardstock, patterned paper,  vellum and scraps of ribbon from my stash
·   Patterned Music paper- Hobby Lobby
·   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)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- December             
Cute As A Button- DECEMBER: CH #63 Anything Goes 
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Vintage Christmas           
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

I made this final item for The Sisterhood of Crafters’ Shaped Projects. I picked up a dozen of these sweet notepad/pencil sets from Oriental Trading Company last Spring and just had to use one of them to showcase the Lawn Fawn Winter Fox digi and sentiment. I attached the pencil by slipping it down between the papers in the notepad mug handle, then tied a strip of dark blue satin ribbon around the handle to hold the pencil in place. Four small die-cut snowflakes add a touch of winter to the set.    
I’m entering this paper project  into several challenges including The Sisterhood of Crafters- Shaped Projects (I hope that it qualifies even though I didn’t make the base notepad.)   
Supplies: 
·   Digi- Lawn Fawn Clear Stamp Set (Winter Fox)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Oriental Trading Company- Marshmallow & Hot Cocoa Notepads with Pencils
·   Snowflakes- Cheery Lynn Designs Die (C146 Snowflakes)
·   Cardstock and blue satin ribbon from my stash
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Fun With Dies
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Shaped Projects  
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #663 Anything Goes
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- Dec 2020 #44

14 comments:

  1. Hi Kathy all your makes are stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  2. Adorably cute cards and WOW that is some Santa hat she is wearing! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

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  3. What an adorable image and you've showcased her beautifully! Yes that fur around the cuffs and hat are so sparkly beautiful! Well done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Santa Hats’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop in for a visit!

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  4. What a fun & clever creation 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.

    Darlene
    SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop in for a visit!

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  5. Kathy, Such a FUN and festive creation. Thank you for sharing your beautifully colored creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Join us each month for a NEW challenge. Have a safe and healthy Holiday Season.
    Hugs,
    Jan
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

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  6. Wonderful set of festive cards. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge blog.
    Join our Blog hop to win prizes.
    DT Priyadarshini
    https://simpleartcraft-tips.blogspot.com/

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  7. Beautiful cards Kathy. Thank you so much for joining us at Cute as a Button Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Wendy Batchen DT for https://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com/

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  8. Beautiful designed project using the description of our mood board.
    Many thanks for entering your gorgeous card into our challenge of SANTA HATS.", at Double D challenges…
    Good luck in the draw and hope to see you here again.

    [aNNie design team member for Double D Challenges
    https://thejourneyisthestarthere.blogspot.com/{My Blog}

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  9. Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

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  10. Gorgeous creations love the colours and images thank you for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  11. Fabulous cards. So glad you could join us at The Paper Shelter blog hop. Patsy DT

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  12. Really lovely. Looks smashing! Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Shelter bloghop/challenge.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  13. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!
    Merja DT

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  14. What a sweet card.

    Thank you so much for joining in our Tenth Birthday Celebrations over at The Paper Shelter Challenge - good luck! Hugs Susan

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