Friday, February 26, 2021


It’s Friday and time for the Colour Crazy Challenge. This challenge is 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 Angie Blom and I selected a sweet digi named, appropriately, Homes. I created a gatefold card base, then attached the digi,  lightly colored with chalks, a grey marker, and a white gel pen. The sentiment is a Chalkboard Art Freebie. A skeleton key trimmed from a piece of scrapbook paper and black photo corners help embellish the card. 
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Path Of Positivity Challenge “Celebrate Those You Love” (even though the last year has been difficult, I’ve enjoyed spending time “safe at home” with my sweet hubby of 43 years. In spite of the stress of COVID, I think that we’ve laughed more than ever before. Growing old together is wonderful when you are with the right person!) 
·   Digi- Angie Blom (Homes)
·   Colored with grey Spectrum Noir Classique marker, decorative chalks and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment “Home is Where the Heart is”- Chalkboard Art Freebie from HERE
·   Inside Sentiment- Beccy's Place Digi Set (Seasonal Windows
·   Pioneer Black Photo corners- available from several sources
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #675 Feminine
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #9 Anything Goes                        
Createful Heart Designs- Challenge #29 (Feb)
Pattie's Creations Challenge- #179 Love, Love, Love
Path Of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #88 (Optional Twist- Celebrate Those You Love)

I created this card for the STAMPlorations “Love Vibe Challenge” which requires CASEing a DT card. The one I chose features a sentiment on vellum with muted background and a bit of coloring. I especially like the pale plum stripe on the card. My card isn’t a perfect reflection of the CASEd card as I used a Stamplorations digi printed on kraft cardstock as my base, but I did also print it off on white and fussy cut the floral section that I adhered to the card front. Like the inspiration card, I do have a bold sentiment, vellum, and a strip of sheer purple ribbon. Two hearts cut from purple vellum provide a bit more color. (An added note-this beautiful Stamplorations digi is from a set of three that is available free of charge until February 28, 2021 HERE)
CASE card
·   Digi- Stamplorations (Love A2 Card Fronts-set of 3)
·   Front Sentiment is rub-on from my scrapbook stash (company unknown)
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
STAMPlorations Sticker Monday Challenge-Love Vibe Challenge
STAMPlorations- Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge   
CCC Digi Creations- #122 Valentines Day/Love
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #479-480 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday  
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Sentiments     
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #140

My final card for this post took a little time to make, but I love the results. I was inspired by the sweet paper pieced bears created by  Tricia Veinot Moore, owner/artist of Little Scraps of Heaven. (There are hundreds of digis in her shop, including a few dozen bears, plus Tricia offers and a weekly freebie. Stop HERE to nab the current one.)
I sketched the head, ears, muzzle and paws onto brown, cream, and pink mulberry paper (I have lots in my stash. It’s a few decades old, but still works perfectly!) Instead of cutting the paper, I drew a wet paintbrush across the sketching and set them aside so that the water can soak in a bit. While that was happening, I cut a rectangle from the front of a folded A2 card front to create a “frame” and then cut a rectangle a few inches larger from pretty pink scrapbook paper. I finished the bear by gently tearing the mulberry paper along the sketched and lightly damp outlines. I then taped the bear's head and ears together on the backside (don’t worry, the tape will be covered.) The eyes and nose are made with black cardstock and details were added with a white gel pen. After attaching them with a small dab of clear glue, I drew eyelashes with a black fine line permanent marker. I attached the bear to the inside of the frame with tape, then taped the pink patterned paper on top of that. The little paws, sentiment, and puffy heart stickers were then attached to the front of the card. When finished, I covered the inside of the card front with a rectangle of pink striped paper just slightly smaller than the A2 card, then added the inside sentiment, which is computer-generated (and makes me chuckle!)
·   Paper pieced bear made with mulberry paper, black cardstock and a white gel pen
·   Sentiments- Computer Generated
·   Puffy Heart Stickers- Sticko’s from WalMart (113 assorted puffy hearts for just 99 cents!)
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  

Incy Wincy Designs- Animals and/or Add Buttons
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes (Optional Twist- Circle in a Square)
TIME OUT Challenge- #182 7th  Birthday Celebration   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- February 
Besties Challenge- February Anything Goes



  1. Hi Kathy all your cards are gorgeous. Have a good weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Beautiful création. Thank you to sharing with us.

  3. Your "old Person" card cracked me up. I love that kind of birthday humor!! All of your cards are wonderful!! Hugs!

  4. Stunning project, BRILLIANT design.. Thank you so much for entering your gorgeous project into our "ANYTHING GOES " challenge atThe sisterhood of crafters this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Cheers, aNNie DT Member{My Blog}

  5. OMG this bear birthday card is so adorable! LOVE the sentiments ... too funny! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  6. Fabulous card ! thanks for sharing with Polkadoodles this week, good luck Nelly DT X

  7. Wonderful creations! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge this month. Good luck!

  8. I love the houses card! The way you worked those images with the chalkboard sentiment is superb. Thanks for entering our challenge this week at Patties Creations - Vic, dt. xx

  9. Kathy, your 'Home is where the Heart is' card is beautiful! I am definitely with you in saying that the past year has been stressful, but, we have stayed safe at home with those we love most. Thank you for supporting our challenge at the Path of Positivity. Your projects always bring a smile to our faces. xx

  10. Awwii.. that bear card is the cutest! I actually didn't know about mulberry paper. So glad to see such creative cards at our birthday celebrations at Time out challenges. Hugs ~ Ishani

  11. Fabulous cards Kathy, thank you for sharing them with me. I love the Home card with it's sweet words and the little story about spending time at home with Rich... you're right about growing old together.
    You've done a wonderful job on your second card, I can see how you were inspired by the original. The vellum overlay looks fabulous and really softens the image.
    The last card you made is very sweet and sure takes me back a few years! I remember when these little bears were everywhere... sadly, I could never master the art. His little face is so sweet, you really did a beautiful job.

  12. I love the fuzzy effect you created with that mulberry paper - it really adds to the cuteness of the bear :) Thanks so much for celebrating with us at TIME OUT! Jill


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