Wednesday, March 31, 2021


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 an adorable digi and background paper from The Paper Shelter set  named (appropriately) “The Most Adorable Panda”!  After coloring and fussy-cutting the little cutie, I put my card together, attaching him to the front of a card that features the patterned background from the digi set. Shading added with a grey marker, and foam mounting tape provides some depth to the card. Black photo corners ground the image and the inside sentiment (a freebie from the web) adds the perfect “Awwww” factor!
I’m entering this card into several challenges including TIME OUT Challeng- (the quote mentions spending time outside in the garden. I think this little cutie would be all for that task!) and Outlawz Saturday Paper Ala Mode Challenge (I’m betting this panda would love spending time out on a cool Spring day!)   
·   Digi - The Paper Shelter (The Most Adorable Panda)
·   Background on front and inside of the card- The Paper Shelter (The Most Adorable Panda)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Inside Sentiment- Useless Trinkets Cuties Freebie (Have a Pandastic Birthday)
·   Pioneer Black Photo corners- available from several sources
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
TIME OUT Challenge- #184 Quote                 
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #13 Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Spring or Easter

I while ago I won a Jan’s Digi Stamps challenge and picked the wonderful set named “Glasses” as my prize… mainly because I saw a tutorial at Jan’s shop and fell in love with the card! When I discovered that the set included the “Eye Chart” background, I knew it needed to come and live at my house! Jan’s tutorial provided some great tips (including using a hole punch on the lenses of the glasses to make “removing” (i.e. cutting them out) so easy! The only major change I made was to switch the color of the cat-eye frames to a pretty blue in my Word program (Just copy the image and paste it into a Word document. Click the image, then in the top toolbar click Picture Format, click Color and then select the color you want. Easy peasy!) I added a bit of fun with black photo corners and even staples to hold the eye-chart in place. I love how it turned out! So fun!
·   Glasses Digis and Eye Chart from  Jan’s Digi Stamps set  (Glasses)
·   Shading and highlights added with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white & silver gel pens
·   Glasses Card Tutorial found HERE
·   Pioneer Black Photo corners- available from several sources
·   Papers, acetate scraps, stapler, adhesive, and foam tape from my stash.
Entered into:  
Jan’s Digi Stamps- March 2021 Anything Goes   
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #142
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday   (Anything Goes)
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
My final card this post has a wonderful vintage feeling compliments of a freebie pocket watch digi and a handmade hatpin (from a embellishment exchange years ago.) A few scraps of patterned paper and vellum, an upcycled pocket calendar page, a strip of satin ribbon,  and a computer-generated sentiment provide an elegant yet classic tone. A smattering of puffy heart stickers finishes off the card with a bit of color and whimsy!
·   Pocket watch Digi- Freebie from the Old Design Shop (HERE)
·   CS Lewis Quote- Computer Generated
·   Puffy Heart Stickers- Sticko’s from WalMart (113 assorted puffy hearts for just 99 cents!)
·   Papers, old calendar page, a scrap of satin ribbon and hatpin from my stash.
Entered into:  
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Tick Tock Spring Forward 
Incy Wincy Designs- Steampunk and/or Vintage
Pattie's Creations Challenge- #180 AG
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #485-486 Anything Goes       


  1. Your panda is wonderful Kathy! Your photo corners make your image panel pop. I love the sentiment!

  2. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. I love them all. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Cute panda and a fab card design. Thanks for playing at Polkadoodles, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  4. Such a cute image and pretty design as well. Many thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles Challenge.

  5. Lovely vintage card Kathy. Thank you for entering the Steampunk and/or Vintage Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

  6. Terrific trio Kathy! All three have it's own characteristics. Thank you for sharing your talented creations with us and featuring "Glasses". We appreciate getting to see how others use the images. Join us each month for a NEW challenge. Stay safe and happy crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  7. What a cutie! Love your adorable Panda munching in his garden, for our inspired by words challenge, thank you for taking time out to join us. Hugs ~ Ishani.

  8. A very sweet image! Thanks so much for playing along with us at TIME OUT! Jill


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