Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Lots of Pink!

It's time for another challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog where challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded from one or more sponsors.  Stop by the blog to check it out!
For this challenge, my DT card features a sweet (or should I say Tweet?!) image from Digi Doodles. I created the background with a makeup sponge, cloud stencil, and decorative chalks. Alcohol markers, a white gel pen, computer-generated sentiments , and a few puffy heart stickers finish off my card. Easy Peasy!
·   Digi- Digi Doodles (Little Love Birds)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Puffy Heart Stickers- Sticko’s from WalMart (The pack contains 113 assorted puffy hearts for just 99 cents!)
·   Sentiments- Computer Generated
·   Cardstock, background paper, cloud stencil and Decorative Chalks from my stash
Entered into:  
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Love Is In the Air
The Paper Shelter- #455 For the One I Love
CCC Digi Creations- #122 Valentines Day/Love
Outlawz Sunday Challenge- Spring Spring Spring 
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

I’m a regular at the Scribbles Designs Challenge, mainly because the people that “work” there are very sweet, plus artist/owner Sandy designs some wonderful images. I’m using one that I just added to my growing collection of Scribbles Designs on this fun card!  Named “Dress Shop” it is from a new line of fun building images that Sandy recently added to her webshop. I plan to one day have the whole collection as they are so fun. I created my card to enter into the current Scribbles Designs challenge named The Power of Eight (In honor of their 8th birthday.) The challenge requires that entries include exactly 8 items. Here are my eight: Item 1- my card base, 2- brown paper layer, 3- printed digi layer, 4- sentiment, 5- vellum layer behind the sentiment, 6- burgundy bow, 7- mini flower sequins in window box, 8-Stickles (on dress and sequin flower centers.)
Note-I messed up when coloring the base of one of the mannequins in the window, so covered my oops with a black marker. I liked the contrast it provided so I colored the other two to match. Am thinking it adds a funky/trendy feeling to the store window. (Since a young woman I mentored for a church program once told me that I dressed like an escapee from a retirement community, funky/trendy is an unfamiliar look for me. But I do like it on this card!)   
I’m entering my card into several challenges including Di’s digi Stamps TicTacToe (middle column- hand-colored image, digi image, and bling/pearls)
·   Digi- Scribbles Designs (Dress Shop)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen and blue chalk (clouds)
·   Mini Flower Sequins- Simon Says Stamp (Sequins Tiny Flowers Vanilla01)
·   Front Sentiment- “It’s Your Birthday...”  Computer Generated
·   Inside Sentiment- Creation with TLC Freebie (Party Like a Princess)
·  Inside dress digi- Mari Digi’s Freebies found HERE

·  Stickles- Star Dust (on dress and flower centers)
·  All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #96 The Power of Eight
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Stamps- TicTacToe  
Jan’s Digi Stamps- February 2021 Anything Goes
Besties Challenge- February Anything Goes

Last fall I made 30 baby announcements for a couple of dear friends who were welcoming their first little one to the family.  I created an assortment of card designs from which they could pick. Their theme was elephants, so I used this cute elephant digi from Little Scraps of Heaven (LSOH). This is one that they picked! To simplify the process of making 30 cards, I appreciated that this digi came in a pre-colored version. I just added a bit more contrast with a light grey marker for shading, a bit more pink on the ears, and a white gel pen for highlights. The inside is blank so they could attach a copy of their announcement details. (I’m glad I remembered to take a photo of the card design before I sent them on so I’ll remember how to make them in the future when needed. And I’ll be able to swap the pink background with any other pastel-colored background. So cute!)
·   Pre-colored Digi- Little Scraps of Heaven (Easter Elephant Egg)-retired
·   Shading added with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Inside Sentiment-“Welcome Baby ”Freebie from Papercrafts magazine (no longer available)
·   Puffy Heart Stickers- Sticko’s from WalMart (113 assorted puffy hearts for just 99 cents!)
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #138  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #477-478 Anything Goes 
Pattie's Creations Challenge- #178 Anything Goes 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- February 
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays 
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Anything Goes               


  1. So cute love the little blue birds, framing and design Kathy.

    Hugs diane

  2. Gorgeous background Kathy, and how clever to use a make-up sponge! I imagine that to be perfectly soft to create the exact look you're trying to achieve with clouds. Your birdies are adorable, and I love your sentiments!

  3. Hi Kathy this is such a lovely card. Those birds are so cute. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Lovely cards Kathy. I like how you brought Sandy's image to life. The flowers in the windowboxes are a lovely touch. Nice way of covering up your "ooops" on the mannequins too. Thank you for entering the Power of Eight Challenge at Scribbles Designs.

  5. Kathy, Each of your cards have winning characteristics, each so different than the one before. Thank you for sharing your talents with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck, staysafe and happy crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  6. Your art is always so much fun, Kathy. Thank you for sharing it in our challenges. I'm always so very grateful for your participation. have a wonderfully creative and blessed week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. such a great card! I love the mannequins. Thanks for sharing with us at My Besties International Challenge this month.

  8. I totally adore your birdie card the image and design is superb thank you for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER
    lorraine x

  9. Well, weren't you busy!! Fabulous cards!! (That little elephant is so cute!!) Love the dress shop card; what a great image! And with its large size, it really doesn't need much for embellishing. I love your black dress forms; they look great! Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs.

  10. Hi Kathy, I love the work you done with Sandy´s Dress shop, so clever with the sentiment too. I might have to copy you with that one, if that´s ok?
    Have a wonderful day! Nick

  11. Lovely card Kathy!
    Thank you for sharing with us at My Besties International challenge! Good luck with your entry!

  12. Beautiful card!Thanks for playing our challenge at CCC Digi Creations. Stay safe and Good luck!
    Anneke DT


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