Wednesday, July 7, 2021

myasperations 7-7-21

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 from Bugaboo named “Sunbonnet Beach.I wanted a realistic beach background and found this beautiful sunset photo from an old calendar that works nicely. I attempted to add highlights and shading to the sweet digi image to emphasize the setting sun. After fussy-cutting the sweet digi, and tearing the edges of the calendar page, I put my card together.  
I'm entering this card into several challenges, including the one at wecraftcards named  Summertime Spot (the challenge was to make a card that represents a place I either like to go or dream of going in the summertime. I would love to someday own a little cottage near the ocean where I could enjoy not just summer, but every season! Watching the changing sky and water always reminds me of the wonder of God's creation. It would be like heaven on earth to spend time surrounded by such beauty!) 
·   Digi- Bugaboo (Sunbonnet Beach)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Sunset scene- Upcycled calendar page
·   Front Sentiment- “Hello Sunshine” freebie from Paper Smooches (no longer available)
·   Inside Sentiment- Freebie from Desert Diva (You Add Color To My Life)
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Hello Sunshine
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge 690- Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Stamps- Summertime
Bugaboo Stamps- July Anything Goes  
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday  
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

I created this card to enter into a fun challenge at wecraftcards named Luck Be A Lady. To play along we had to email the host, who then rolled a pair of dice- with blocks of colors on their sides instead of dot-s and notified us of our three “rolls.” These colors were to be strongly featured on our cards. When I learned that my three colors were blue, lavender, and black, my first thought was... OUCH! (Since I am quite uncoordinated, the color combo reminded me of the bruises I often have on my legs!)
Then, I searched through some of my stamps and digis and this adorable Scribbles Design penguin named “Brrr” inspired me! (The digi’s ingenious name, “Brr-ubbles,” makes me giggle!  I had fun coloring the floaty so that you can see Brrr’s silhouette through it. After coloring the image with alcohol markers, I added a realistic sheen to the floaty with a white colored pencil before doing a bit of fussy-cutting and adhering to free sheet music that I found on the web. (It's for an accordion. I didn’t realize that they have their own sheet music!) The splotchy blue patterned paper makes a perfect base, especially when made into an eazy-peazy Z-fold!
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Saturday Challenge (I wasn’t sure if penguins had fur or feathers… so googled it and learned that they have Feathers… and a fat layer named blubber! I think I just might have some blubber in the saggy-hangy-downy part of my arms! And possibly in one of my chins?)
·   Digi- Scribbles Designs (Brrr-ubbles)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, a white colored pencil, Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen and Sharpie black permanent fine-line marker
·   Sheet Music- “You Are My Sunshine” a freebie from  Central Texas Accordion Association Tune Book 2010 (HERE)
·   Instructions for Z-fold card can be found HERE.
·   Inside Sentiment- “Don’t hurry, Beach Happy” Imagine That Digi Set (Floaty Sloth) Retired
·   Watery Blue patterned paper and all other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Luck Be A Lady Part 2
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #101 Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Fun and Quirky
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Fur, Feathers or Fins
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- July 2021                                     
The Paper Shelter- Going Digital

My final card features one of the cutest digis EVAH from my friend Francesca, owner/artist of Cute As A Button Digistamps. After coloring and fussy-cutting the little sweetheart, I adhered her with foam tape to an A2 card front layered with cardstock and pink dotted Swiss paper.  I printed the balloons onto red dotted Swiss paper, shaded them with markers, fussy-cut, and adhered them to the card front. Strings were added to the balloons, first sketched lightly in pencil, then with a fine-line black marker.  A few sentiments and a pair of my favorite puffy heart stickers. So sweet!
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge- (My card features three colors from the inspiration photo-red, pink and pale green.)
·   Digi- Cute As A Button Digital Stamp (I’m Two)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, a white colored pencil, Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen and Sharpie black permanent fine-line marker
·   Front Sentiment- “Sending Sweet Birthday Wishes” Imagine That digi set (Ice Cream to My Cone)
·   Inside Sentiment- QKR Digital Stamp (Thinking) Also available in unmounted or cling-mounted
·   Puffy Heart Stickers- Sticko’s from WalMart (113 assorted puffy hearts for just 99 cents!)
·   Cardstock, Red and Pink Dotted paper, foam tape, and other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge                             
        Since I’m a DT for Eureka/Stamp On It (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #499-500 Anything Goes                   
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #27 Anything Goes   
Besties Challenge- July Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- July                        
Cute As A Button-
July: CH #70 Anything Goes


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

  2. Great project! Totally love it! Hugs Heidi TPS DT

  3. Wonderful cards Kathy. I like the sentiment on the second card - great choice of paper too. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Scribbles Designs.

  4. Fabulous colors and card designs Kathy.

    Hugs Diane

  5. So adorable card, love your colouring. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!

    Merja DT

  6. Very pretty cards! Thank you for sharing with us at My besties international Challenge Blog
    Raelma =)

  7. Such a sweet card and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Nan

  8. Wonderful cards. Thanks for entering your first card over at Catch the bug.

  9. Both cards are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Challenge blog.
    Hope to see you again soon.

  10. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper July challenge - I hope to see you again soon. x

  11. Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx


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