Friday, January 29, 2021

Cow'nt Your Blessings

It’s Friday and time for the Colour Crazy Challenge. This challenge is also an “Anything Goes” but it adds a 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 Bugaboo and I selected a sweet image for my card named Cownt Your Blessings. I colored the cute bovine pair with alcohol markers and a white gel pen and perched them atop a plank of wood (background paper.) A brightly colored card base topped with cowhide patterned background paper and a layer of vellum (that mutes the bold background a bit) completes the card. The inside sentiment is included with the digital image, I just added some spots to the COW lettering and also cut spots from scrap paper to frame the sentiment.  
Image- Bugaboo Digital Stamp (Cownt Your Blessings)  
Cowhide background paper-Imagine That Digital Stamp Set- Lil Cowpokes (retired) 

  All other items from my stash
Entered into:  Team B Bugaboo Cow’nt your blessings
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #138  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #475-476 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Anything Goes   
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
A friend surprised me with a handknitted scarf this afternoon. I wanted to make her a thank
you card and since we used to go on regular coffee dates, this sweet little Gnomie named
Antoni from Digi Doodle Studios makes a perfect messenger! I upcycled the front panel (with
the die cut sentiment) from an old card, saving a strip of it to embellish the inside sentiment. I
plan to add a note about setting a time for coffee as soon as safety allows. I really miss coffee
dates with friends! 
I'm entering this card into several challenges including Bugaboo Stamps- Jan Color Challenge
(my card features the colors, but several are in deeper shades than the ones pictured.)
·   Digi-Digi Doodles Studios (Antoni Coffee Gnomie)
·   Upcycled Thank You card
·   Inside Sentiment “Warm Winter Wishes” Imagine That Digi Set (Jenn & Friends) Retired
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  Digi Doodles-Antoni Coffee Gnomie
Digi Doodle Studios- FB Challenge- Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #536 (Optional twist- Thank You 
Incy Wincy Designs- Anything Goes
Bugaboo Stamps- Jan Color Challenge   
Besties Challenge- January Anything Goes

I always plan a special card to enter into the monthly Rudolph Days Challenge. This one
features sweet gingerbread digis, lots of snippets of paper from my stamping and
scrapbooking stashes, plus a few great sentiments. I like to use kraft brown paper when I make
gingerbread houses and people as they look great with white gel “frosting.” On this card, I
especially like the peppermint candy embellishments I made for the inside sentiment. I
trimmed the little images from a scrap of Christmas paper, then wrapped them with small
squares of cellophane cut from an upcycled cellophane treat bag. The cellophane wouldn’t stay
closed with just a twist, so I cut very thin strips of transparent scotch tape that I wrapped
around the twist to hold it in place. Easy Peasy and oh so cute!)


·   Digi Images- Power Poppy Digi Set (Gingerbread Family)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment- “Sending Warm...” from Beccy’s Place Digital Set (Gingerbread Wishes)
·   Inside Sentiment- “Spreading Holiday Cheer” Power Poppy Digi Set (Gingerbread Family)
·   All other items from my stash
Entered into:  
Pixie's Snippets-Week #395
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #4 Anything Goes


  1. OMG Kathy I LOVE that gnome, SOOO cute. All your cards are fantastic! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's colour challenge, good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT

  2. Hi Kathy, your cards are all so cute and the top one is such fun, love the gnome though, what a great thankyou card. So happy to see you shared with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

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

  4. Lovely cards Kathy. I like your gnome image and the Christmas scene in the background gives great depth to your card. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

  5. Liking both cards Kathy. Your gnomie is so special when you have a special reason to give it. So glad you shared it with us at Incy Wincy, CarolG

  6. This gingerbread card is so very cute. Love the images you colored and the crafty way you made the candies!
    Thanks for taking part in the first Rudolph Days Challenge this year!

  7. What a bunch of delightful cards Kathy! I adore the gingerbread card - the insdie is a wonderful surprise for whoever receives it too! Very clever!


    Di xx

  8. cute cards. Thank for sharing it with us at the Polkadoodles challenge Janet DT

  9. what a fab selection of well coloured image and cards thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ ATG challenge hope to see you again in our new challenge


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