Monday, March 15, 2021

Cute Critters

I short time ago I won a Createful Heart Design challenge and was honored to be asked to be a Guest DT by artist/owner Mary. I selected this adorable digi named “Blue Jean Buddies” and had fun coloring the digi, especially because Mary added so many great details including stitching, a label, and even an embroidered sunshine on the small pocket. Amazing! I added clouds with a stencil, makeup sponge, and chalks. Since I love adding texture and depth to my cards, I used a few silver brads for the button and pocket corners, plus printed off an extra copy of the little gopher in the pocket so that I could pop it up with foam tape.  
When I was growing up we always had odd pets that we happened upon when spending time in the great out-doors- salamanders, frogs, and once, three little gophers that were orphaned after the neighbor’s cat nabbed their mom. My siblings and I visited the library to find out what kinds of things they would eat, then hand-fed them peas, carrots, and any other veggies we could find… plus lavished them with attention (whether they wanted it or not!) We were able to keep them alive long enough to “release them into the wild” a few weeks later. They were so very cute!  
Supplies: 
·   Digi- Createful Heart Design (Blue Jean Buddies)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment “hello”- handwritten  
·   All Night Media Cloud stencil (no longer available)
·   Decorative Chalks, makeup sponge, silver brads and papers from my stash.
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday  
Bugaboo Stamps- Things With Wings 
Di’s Digi Stamps- ALL ABOUT B's Challenge (Birds and Blue Jeans)

It’s time for the mid-month challenge at QKR Stampede, which is always “Anything Goes” and several prizes are awarded. Maybe you’ll be inspired to enter a card or two yourself? My DT card features two sweet little ducks celebrating a birthday!  I had fun adding googly eyes because... well... who doesn't like googly eyes?!  
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Cute Card Thursdays- Celebrate (Birthdays are a reason to Party!) 
Supplies: 
·   Digi- Eureka Digital Stamps (Ducky Doing Splits) and (Ducky Dancing) Also available in unmounted or cling-mounted
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment- QKR Rubber Stamp (Happy Birthday)
·   Inside Sentiment - Computer Generated
·   Pioneer Black Photo corners- available from several sources
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #676 Celebrate
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #480-481 Anything Goes                   
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #11 Anything Goes                       
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- March

My final card for this posting is for one of my favorite challenges called the Butterfly
Challenge. Each challenge includes a specific creative fold as one of the themes, but the
sponsor, Mrs. A, provides easy to follow instructions that are really helpful. The current 
creative fold is a unique Joy Fold. It features two of the colors (jade green leaves and Japanese
Carmine/light burgundy in her dress, flowers, and butterfly) plus two of the themes (Joy fold,
butterfly and jewels, one at her neckline and one on the inside sentiment.) I love the sweet
digi from The Paper Shelter named “Little Butterfly” which just shouts SPRING! 

Supplies: 
·   Digi- The Paper Shelter (Little Butterfly)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment “hello”- handwritten  
·   Front Sentiment- Mudmaven Freebie (Wishing You a Very Happy Birthday
·   Pioneer Black Photo corners- available from several sources
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Butterfly Challenge- #153 J is for Joy Fold 2       
The Paper Shelter- #460 Digital Image
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Fun Fold Card 
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- For The Girls
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

11 comments:

  1. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. I love them both. I hope you are feeling better. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  2. All your cards are wonderful, so very nicely done!

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  3. Lovely cards. Thank you for joining the challenges at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, The Paper Shelter and Outlawz. Hope to see you again next time.

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  4. Oh Kathy, she is adorable. I love the way she is looking at the butterfly. Thankyou for coming and playing in the butterfly garden this challenge. Hugs Mrs a.

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  5. Hi Kathy, your creations are all wonderful, but especially your critter ones. Thanks for sharing with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, CarolG for NanaConnie

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  6. Me again Kathy, we'd love you to enter your ducky into our Critters challenge too. CarolG

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  7. Cute and beautiful cards.
    Thanks for joining us at the Polkadoodles Challenge.
    x
    Nunzia

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  8. I just love the jean on line image! Gorgeous!
    Thank you for joining Catch the Bug - Things with Wings
    Hugs from Africa!
    OlgaB

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  9. Great card, Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Challenge

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  10. A fabulous card love the animals in the jeans on the washing line, your other cards are pretty great too. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

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  11. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x

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