Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy New Year

Since it’s the first of the month, I’m sharing my DT card for the January Sheepski Designs Challenge. This month’s theme is “Anything You Want” and what I wanted was to feature this helpful gnome and his sidekick snowguy on my card. I used a few items from my stash, including the die-cut window A2 card and pretty pastel background scene and sentiment upcycled from a notecard. When I made the card I was thinking of our landlord who always is up and out early in the morning after we have snow… which makes getting out our apartment so much easier and safer.  So I decided to turn it into a thank you card for him… which I’ll tuck into a container of treats.
PS Stop by the Sheepski blog to learn more about the monthly challenges. Maybe you’ll be inspired to enter a card or two yourself and have a chance to win some wonderful digis created by artist Andrea Norris!

·   Digi- Sheepski Designs (Sno' Worries)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front sentiment- Desert Diva (Hello)
·   Snowy Scene and sentiment on the flap-upcycled from a note card
·   Inside Sentiment- Beccy’s Place Digital Set (Warm Fuzzies)
·   Inside snowflake- upcycled from the acetate packaging of a Christmas gift (spa slipper set)
·   Window Diecut A2 sized card and misc. supplies from my stash
Entered into:  
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #148 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #470-472 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #667 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #1 Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations Challenge#178 Winter Fun

The 1st of the month means it’s also time for the challenge at QKR Stampede. My DT is a fun Christmas card featuring a cute snowman balloon floating above a beautifully scripted sentiment!  
Stop by the challenge, which is always “Anything Goes” and several prizes are awarded. Maybe you’ll be inspired to enter a card or two yourself? 
·   Digi- Eureka Digi Stamp (Snowman Balloon) Also available in unmounted or cling mounted
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment-QKR (Merry Christmas)
·   Inside Sentiment- LoveSVG.(Be Jolly)
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Christmas Clean
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #136
Di’s Digi Stamps- It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
Createful Heart Designs- Dec Challenge #27  
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- January

I seldom use pre-colored digis but I fell in love with the realistic coloring of the bronze foil wrapping on the neck of the champagne bottle in this digi set so just had to use it! Also, I again used my paint program to layer the png version of the image atop a freebie background image, changing the transparency of the digi so that the Happy New Year text shows through the bottle. Since I didn’t want the champagne bucket and front ice cubes to be transparent, I printed off a pre-colored copy and did some fussy-cutting. Before adhering it to the card front, I added some additional depth to the images with light grey and soft aqua markers and a white gel pen. When finished, I layered the beautiful card front onto bronze metallic cardstock, and embellished it with a scattering of sequins that give the card a total party feeling!
·   Digi and Sentiments- Jans Digi Stamps digital set (Happy New Year)
·   Background- Eyelet Outlet Freebie (Happy New Year’s) Click on the link next to the image
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Jan’s Digi Stamps- December 2020 Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Celebrate                                     
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Sparkle and Shine
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #95 Sparkle and Shine
Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration & Challenge- Happy, Happy, Happy (New Year)
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                               
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Christmas


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

  2. Brilliant cards Kathy! Sno' Worries is awesome :)
    Andrea x

  3. Kathy, Stunning creations! Thank you for showcasing "Happy New Year" on your cheers creation and sharing it with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Beautiful transparency effect! Join us each month for a NEW challenge. Stay Safe and Happy New Year!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  4. Fab cards, Kathy, and I absolutely adore what you did with Jan's Champagne Bucket image! Classic design. Putting on my 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

  5. Beautiful card. I like the trifold with different surprises with each opening. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  6. Love that purple hatted gnome! Thanks for playing at Polkadoodles, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  7. Stunning cards and thank you for entering your Cheers card for Ching Chou Kuiks Challenge. Love it, good luck and wishing you a happy new years...hugs Lozzy xx

  8. Wow, I love your cards! So beautiful! Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!
    Merja DT

  9. Your card is absolutely stunning. I love how you made it shine and sparkle as well. Great design and I like that text paper you used in the background together with the gold and turquoise. Thank you so much for playing along with us at SCRIBBLES DESIGN. Best of luck with your entry! Nick

  10. I love the way your purple gnome card works...the inside works perfectly with the outside. A little work of art! Thanks for sharing this with us at Patties Creations! (Vic, DT X)


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