Thursday, April 15, 2021

A Cat, Cake and Coffee!

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 a fun sentiment and a cool cat with an attitude! I made the paw prints with a pencil eraser and brown ink pad. It took a little practice on scrap paper, but after a bit I perfected making the toes with the eraser and adding a heart-shaped “pad” for the paw by smearing a small “v” shape onto the paper with the eraser and smudging it a bit. So fun! 
The inside sentiment reads "And he looks a little peeved! (Better invite him to your birthday party or your age won't be a secret much longer!) "
·   Front Sentiment- QKR Stampede- Digital Stamp (Cat is Out) and Inside Digi- Eureka Digital Stamp (Cool Cat with Shades) Also available in unmounted or cling-mounted
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Inside Sentiment- Computer Generated
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
CCC Digi Creations- #124 Include an Animal
Digi Doodle Studios- #37 Include an Animal 
Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration & Challenge- Four Legged Friends
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- April 2021                                    
        Since I’m a DT for Sheepski (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #15 Anything Goes                      
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #155 Anything Goes

My second card makes me hungry! I found a few pieces of some yummy cupcake paper in my scrap box and wanted to make a birthday card for a cupcake lovin’ friend. This sentiment from Scribbles was perfect for the inside. I keep a file of previously printed/stamped and diecut sentiments so when digging for a Happy Birthday one. This one was the perfect size, especially when backed with a piece of a red plastic index divider sheet cut into a heart shape.  (These wonderful items- sometimes called document file folders- come in a pack of assorted colors and can be found in the office supply section of most stores. They're cheaper than colored vellum and more translucent. Punches and dies don’t work on these sheets, but they are easy to fussy-cut with a sharp pair of scissors after tracing shapes on them with a permanent fine line marker.)  It wasn’t until I was looking for the name of the die to add to my supplies list that I discovered this diecut originally included a cupcake that I must have cut off and used earlier! So funny that it ended up on a cupcake embellished card!
·   Front Sentiment-Happy Birthday cupcake die from Cottage Cutz (missing the cupcake!)
·   Inside Sentiment- Scribbles Designs (Eat Cake)
·   Plaid and cupcake papers- Hobby Lobby
·   Cardstock, a heart scrapbook template, and scrap of red plastic index divider sheet from my stash
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday  
Pattie's Creations Challenge- #181 Birthday (April)
Incy Wincy Designs- Borders and/or Bright Colors
        Since I’m a DT for Sheepski (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #487-488 Anything Goes                   

For my final card this post, I had fun making a card for a coffee lover  who also loves all things related to superheroes. I couldn’t pass up using this digi and sentiment… especially because both are freebies on the web! A quick look through of file of yellow scraps found me enough patterns to create the sunburst pattern behind the coffee lover. (And it was pretty easy because I created a template with the section that cut away from the back of the image. Easy Peasy!
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz - Twisted Thursday- Twist- Use Your Favorite Embellishment and tell us about it! One of my favorite embellishments is vellum. Here I use it to add a bit of hazy interest behind the sun and some translucent depth to the inside of the card.)
·   Digi- Dearie Dolls Free Digi (Good Morning Coffee)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Inside Sentiment- A Freebie from Kellie Winnell’s Blog
·   Scraps of patterned papers, yellow vellum, star punches and other items from my stash.
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Pixie's Snippets-Week #400
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Mellow Yellow
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- April                       
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes
        Since I’m a Contributor for Beccy’s Place (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!


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

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

  3. Kathy, your paw prints are fantastic! What a clever idea! I can imagine the fun you had making them. Love your cool kitty and the fabulous sentiment! Thanks for sharing this with us at Digi Doodle Studios!

  4. Great cards Kathy! 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!

  5. Great cards! The cat card is sheer brilliance!!! Love the cool cat on the inside and the sentiment is perfect! Thanks for playing along at 2CCC and I hope you'll come back soon to play again!
    ~Karen Page, DT Member for 2 Crafty Critter Crazies
    Blog: IG: @misplacedmojo

  6. Such wonderful cards! Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you can join us again soon.
    Secrets To Stamping
    Creative Creases Challenge (Anything Goes with a Fun Fold)

  7. You always come up trumps and your cards are just SUPER, but I'm here for your Paw Print card and I absolutely LOVE it, so clever and lovely. 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

  8. Lovely Card. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Challenge.

  9. Super cards Kathy and the sunburst is such a great way to use snippets!


    Di xx

  10. I just love that cat card, it's so fun! Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!

    Merja DT

  11. Beautiful cards!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Studios challenge!
    Hope to see you again!

  12. All your cards are wonderful. Especially love the cat card. Thank you for sharing with us your patterned papers at Crafty Hazel Nut's Patterned Paper Monthly Challenge - Myrna DT


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