Monday, March 29, 2021

When Pigs Fly!

Last month I won this sweet digi set from a Coni Fong FB contest where my comment saying how much I liked it was the random winner! (Might I say that I squealed with delight about my win?!) Adhered to a cloudy sky background with some puffy heart stickers and a fun sentiment the finished card is sure to bring a smile to my sweet hubby’s  face next year on Valentine’s Day (if I don’t misplace it before then!) 
·   Digi and inside sentiment- Conie Fong digi set (Lulu and Lonny With Balloon Bundle)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Cloudy Sky background scrapbook paper- Freebie from
·   Front Sentiment- “Don’t Go Bacon” Whimsy Doodles (company no longer in business)

·   Puffy Heart Stickers- Sticko’s from WalMart (113 assorted puffy hearts for just 99 cents!)

·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Conie Fong Art & Design Group [FB]- Monthly Challenge- March Anything Goes                 
Double D’s Challenge- Skies 
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #13 Anything Goes                      

Several years ago I discovered a website that offers a huge assortment of free digis and sentiments. I had to “join” to access them, but that hasn’t posed any issues and I don’t get a ton of emails from them. I DO get a nice assortment of freebies that I enjoy using. The next card features a pre-colored Christmas sweater digi! I love that it includes the cute little hanger. I made the digi even more obnoxious by adding more color and a bit of bling… because well… it’s a Christmas Sweater!
·   Sweater Digi- pre-colored freebie from LoveSVG (xmas sweater)
·   Shaded/accented with Spectrum Noir Classique markers&Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment- Metal “Cheers” brad and Inside Sentiment- plastic scrapbook border (purchased from Oriental Trading Company in 2012!)
·   Silver photo corners available from several web sources (WXJ13 13 Sheets 13 Colors)
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #154 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #535 Anything Goes

The card above inspired this second Christmas sweater card since I traced the digi onto vellum and used it as a template for paper-piecing this beauty! It all started when I had the little scrap of gingerbread cookies that I just couldn’t throw it away because it is so darn cute. After making the first card, I realized that the strip would fit perfectly on a sweater, so I found other scraps of patterned paper and got busy cutting and pasting. It was tedious, but I do like the results!  To make it more “sweater-like” I added shading and highlighting to resemble cable stitching (at least that is what it is supposed to look like!) And, while in fussy-cutting mode, I trimmed one of the holly leaves and berries from the inside LoveSVG sentiment to adhere to the front of the card. The little scrapbook border strip that lists holiday treats inspired me to add the paint chip to the card since it features the colors “Dark Raspberry”, “Berry Brown” and “Frosted Plum.” Yep… I do like adding extra little surprises like that to my creations! (But not when I bake as they often are not edible!)

·   Paper pieced digi- freebie from LoveSVG was used as my template
·   Shaded/accented with Spectrum Noir Classique markers&Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment- “Have a Warm and Cozy Holiday” Beccy’s Place Digi Set  (Jolly Holiday)
·   Inside Sentiment- freebie from LoveSVG (May Joy Fill Your Home)
     One set of holly and berries was fussy cut and added to the front sentiment
·   Scrapbook border strip, paint chip, scraps of dotted, plaid and plain paper and cardstock from my stash.
Entered into:  
Pixie's Snippets-Week #399
Rudolph Days Challenge- March    
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #483-484 Anything Goes                   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- March                


  1. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Hi Kathy,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    What very wonderful cards and your design look beautiful.
    Love those wonderful Christmas Jumpers.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  3. I love these gorgeous Christmas sweaters, fantastic cards.

    Sue xx

  4. Such a fun card! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge.  Please join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

  5. Congrats on your win! This little pig is adorable! Fun creation ... great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Skies’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  6. Lovely cards!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge!
    DT for Patterned Paper Challenge
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  7. Such a sweet little card, I love that cute pig. She just makes me smile!! Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!

  8. Love your "ugly" Christmas sweater card. Great idea to add more to it. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  9. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x

  10. Wow! These care so lovely. The flying pig is too funny but the sweater cards steal the show. What a lot of work and it really paid off for you. They look fabulous!

    Thanks for taking part in the Rudolph Days Challenge.

  11. Great cards Kathy! And paint chips are perfect snippets. It's been well over a year since I visited a decorating store - or any store at all for that matter.


    Di xx


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