Wednesday, September 15, 2021

myasperations 9-15-21

(Forgive the funky formatting. Blogger is having a tantrum tonight!) 

The 15th of the month finds me making a DT card for the challenge at QKR Stampede. This time I used a ghost balloon digi from Eureka Stamps. Stop by the challenge, which is always “Anything Goes” and several prizes are awarded. Maybe you’ll be inspired to enter a card or two yourself?
After covering the background with some fun herringbone patterned paper, I adhered a wonderful Halloween Subway art on top of it. (The website where I found this freebie offers 8 versions from which to pick!) I next used a pencil to trace the top part of the ghost digi on vellum, then sketched a “tail” in place of the balloon bottom.  When finished, I drew over the pencil lines with a fine-line permanent marker, then erased the pencil, and fussy-cut the little ghoul. I’ve been called “the Queen of upcycling” and the reason is apparent on this card. The fun letters I used for the “BOO” sentiment are actually created with the backing from some black felt alphabet stickers. After using the three letters on another card, I trimmed around the blank spaces that remained in the sticker paper, creating a set of inverse letters! After adhering them to across the ghosts chest and tummy area (or whatever they call it!) I gently flipped the hands down to “hold them” adding a bit of double-stick tape where needed to keep them in place. So fun!  A free sentiment on the inside with a sprinkling of bling on the front and inside of the card is the final TA-DA! 
·  Digi- Eureka Digital Stamp (Ghost Balloon) Also available in unmounted or cling-mounted
·  Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·  Sparkly Heart Stickers- Hobby Lobby
·  Front Sentiment- Freebie from (Halloween Subway Art)
·  Inside Sentiment- Create with TLC Freebie (FaBOOlous Halloween
·  Cardstock, patterned paper, vellum, alphabet stickers, and assorted gems from my stash.
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday  
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
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 a cute gnome digi from Sheepski Designs all decked out to go on a candy hunt! After coloring the little mummy, I added texture to the light gray shading of his gauzy wrap with a white gel pen. Simple but stunning, right?! I also wanted to add a little movement with wiggly eyes. Tried out two different sizes and decided the larger one looked less creepy for some reason. So... he is a friendly, big-eyed mummy gnome!
·  Digi- Pennys Sheepski Design (Trick or Treat)
·  Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·  Front sentiment- Freebie summer files 2017 (Hello)
·  Inside Sentiment- Label from my Scrapbook stash.
·  Orange and Yellow photo corners available from several web sources (WXJ13 13 Sheets 13 Colors Photo Mounting Corners)
·  B&W checked paper- Hobby Lobby (Boxed cards with envelopes)
·  All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Incy Wincy Designs- Spots, Stripes, and/or Checks
SheepSki Designs FB- September 2021 - I spy......something beginning with B (Bandages!)
     Since I’m a DT for Sheepski (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun! 

My final card for this post features a fold that is brand new to me. Called an “arrow fold” it is so easy to create. (See link to instructions in my supplies list.) I love fall leaves, so I love this beautiful Washi Tape from a friend. When added to the adorable busy bee digi, small bumbles, and cute sentiment I ended up with a pretty sweet card. 
·  Instructions for Arrow Fold card (Here)
·  Digi- All Dressed Up Digital Stamp (Busy Little Bee)
·  Little Bee embellishments- from an Imagine That digi set (Bee Boy)
·  Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·  Stickles- Star Dust (on bee wings!)
·  Inside Sentiment- from an Imagine That digi set (Bee Boy)
·  Autumn Leaf Washi Tape- a gift from a friend
·  All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
All Dressed Up FB Challenge- Winged Things                               
Double D’s Challenge- Leaves    
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #509-510 Anything Goes                    


  1. She's an adorably cute little bee! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D !
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  2. Your cards are simply FABULOUS, I love all your designs. That gnome had me laughing out loud. Wonderful work here, and great take on the Mood Board. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Double D.
    Judy~ DD DT

  3. OMG how adorable! Happy-Bee Day ... perfect! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Leaves’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

    P.S. Are you aware we also have a Halloween Challenge Blog that your other cards would fit into? It's called the TWO OLD BATS HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE Please come check it out.

  4. You are so clever Kathy, with your upcycling and reuse of materials, all fantastic cards. Your gnomie gauze effect is so real looking - he is a darling! Thanks for sharing with us at Incy Wincy Dots/Stripes/Checks challenge, come again soon. CarolG

  5. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x

  6. Lovely checked background. That gnome looks to be in a bit of a bind! Thank you for entering the Dots and/or Stripes and/or Checks Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.


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