Saturday, September 4, 2021

myasperations 9-4-21

I apologize for this late posting. I spent over 60 hours this week working on a large federal grant and didn’t have the energy to do anything else! I’m thankful that the companies for which I am a DT are understanding that sometimes life, or in my case, work, gets in the way. Now without further delay… here are my three cards.
The first is for QKR Stampede and my DT card features a sweet Bovine with a wand! I loved using this fun sentiment, also from QKR, because I “cud”! Since I cropped the cow digi, I’m providing a pic of the watermarked image so you can see her in all her beauty! 
I printed the cropped image onto white cardstock, then fussy-cut the cutie. I made the translucent wings by tracing the ones on the digi with a scrap of vellum with a gel pen. Then I trimmed off the white ones, cut out the vellum ones (leaving a little extra "tab" at their base that would help me to tape them to the back of the image.) The final touch was to add some bling to her wand with a rhinestone and some stardust Stickles!
PS This challenge is always “Anything Goes” and several prizes are awarded. Stop by the challenge and maybe you’ll be inspired to enter a card or two yourself?
·   Digi- QKR Digital Stamp (Cow Ferrie) Also available in unmounted or cling-mounted
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Sparkly Star Sticker- Hobby Lobby
·   Front Sentiment- QKR Digital Stamp (Dairy Godmother) Also available in unmounted or cling-mounted
·   Inside Sentiment- Mudmaven Freebie (Wishing You a Very Happy Birthday)
·   Instructions for Z-fold card can be found HERE.
·   Galaxy Cardstock- Hobby Lobby
·   Stickles- Stardust (around the wand) 
·   Small crystal gem, Vellum scraps and all other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Glimmer and Sparkle
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge 692- Anything Goes (Optional Birthdays)
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #35 Anything Goes                     
2craftycrittercrazies challenge- Sept 2021                                     
        Since I’m a DT for QKR Stampede (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- September            
My second DT card is  Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog where challenges are also always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded from one or more sponsors.  Stop by to check it out!  My card features an sweet Halloween digi from Paper Nest Dolls and a wonderful sentiment from Scribbles Designs (which I divided to extend from the front to the inside of the card!)  
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Scribbles Designs’ “Fantasy” (this sweet scene includes not just fantasy but a bit of broom flying magic, too. I’ll bet that cute little black cat is also watching for a wayward Golden Snitch to whiz by!) and Double D's "Anything with a Tail" (the cat has a tail... and so does the broom?!)  

·   Digi- Pennys Paper Nest Dolls (Witch Ellie Riding Broom)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Galaxy Cardstock- Hobby Lobby
·   Moon Digi- From a Dis Digi Image (Love To the Moon and Back) (available for $1)

·   Sentiment- Scribbles Designs (Cute Frightening)
·   Vellum scraps and all other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Double D’s Challenge- Anything with a Tail        
Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge- Furry Thing Goes (#69 August)
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Anything Goes
Createful Heart Designs- Challenge #35 (August)
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #102 Fantasy
My final DT card is for Sheepski Designs Challenge. This month's theme is “Boys n Girls Come Out to Play” and features a bit of solitary play named “Bubble Dreams.” The colorful bubbles were inspired by a visit to Pinterest where I found lots of pics and tutorials. The one I found most helpful used paints and a brush. I used the techniques with colored pencils and a white gel pen. I need a little more practice, but I do think that my first attempt at adding a bit of bubble magic to a card turned out pretty good!
PS Stop by the Sheepski blog to learn more about the monthly challenges and have a chance to win some wonderful digis created by artist Andrea Norris!
·   Digi- Sheepski Designs (Bubble Dreams)
·   Colored with Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Pinterest provided several instructions for drawing bubbles. I found this one the most helpful!
·   Rocker Card Instructions, (3 versions) found HERE
·   Sentiment- freebie (Happy Day)
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #164 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #505-506 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday  
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge


  1. Hi Kathy all your cards are gorgeous. I love them all. Have a great weekend you deserve it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. All your cards are beautifully created, love all the designs! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  3. What fabulous cards Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Anything with a Tail’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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    Please stop in for a visit!

  4. Cute card Kathy. I like the pink and purple colours in the sky. Thank you for entering the Fantasy Challenge at Scribbles Designs.

  5. Beautiful design for all your cards. Love the cow card you shared with us at Polkadoodles.

  6. Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critters for our final challenge. I love that your card is purple all around. Very fun and such a great image.

  7. Your witch is so adorble!
    Thank you for participating on our monthly challenges. We love to see more creations of you in our challenges. You can win some fantastic digi's
    Createful Heart Design
    Diana DT

  8. FABulous cards. I love that cow one too - it made me chuckle :-)
    Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
    IKE =^..^=

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  9. Beautiful cards Kathy and awesome bubbles!!
    Andrea x

  10. Three very cute cards! Thanks for linking up to the Double D Challenge. Best of luck to you!

  11. Great cards - thanks for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x


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