Thursday, October 14, 2021

myasperations 10-15-21

The 15th of the month finds me making a DT card for the challenge at QKR Stampede. 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?
I used the digi named Birthday Bear, adding realism to the balloon with a scrap of a red plastic index divider sheet. (If you’ve followed my blog you’ll know that I use these wonderful gems a lot! They are sometimes called document file folders- come in a pack of assorted colors and can be found in the office supply section of many stores, including dollar 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 and you can write on them a black permanent fine-line marker.) I laid a scrap of red plastic atop of the balloon and traced it onto the plastic, cut it out then adhered it atop the white balloon with small strips of double-stick tape. I also used a scrapbook heart template and the permanent marker to trace then cut a heart from the red plastic to layer behind the QKR sentiment on the inside of the card.  
·   Digi-QKR Stampede Digi Stamp (Birthday Bear) Also available in unmounted or cling-mounted

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen, white colored pencil and Sharpie black permanent fine-line marker

·   Inside Sentiment- QKR Stampede Digi Stamp (Bear in Mind) Also available in unmounted or cling-mounted

·   Plastic document folder scraps, patterned paper, and all other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes (Optional Twist- Make it Punny)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- October      
The snowy background paper is a freebie from a company named Free Pretty Things For You (FPTFY), which offers a treasure trove of patterned papers (and many of them are free!) The one on this card is from a set of freebies (six different designs) named “Winter Wonderland.” I printed one of the snowy backgrounds in i’s original tones of blue, plus printed one in greyscale. Cut into thin strips and woven together it creates a beautiful base for the sweet hot chocolate digi from The Paper Shelter. Nummy!!  


·   Woven background made with Free Winter Wonderland Digital Paper you can find HERE

·   Digi- The Paper Shelter (There’s a Penguin in my Cocoa)

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white & silver gel pens

·   Front Sentiment- (source unknown) Computer-Generated from a card made by a friend several decades ago

·   Inside Sentiment- “Thinking of You” from Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Christmas Cardinals)

·   Snowflakes- Cheery Lynn Designs Die (C146 Snowflakes)

·   Snowflakes- Lawn Fawn LF995-Mini Snowflakes Die Set

·   Cap fur was created with microfine glitter and Flower Soft Polar White you can find HERE

·   Snowflake Stickers (inside)- Hobby Lobby

·   All other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
The Paper Shelter- #487 Two Colors (Mainly black and grey)
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday (Thinking of You) 
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

My final card for this post was created for the current 31 nights of Halloween challenge on the Whimsy Stamps Blog. I have quite a few Whimsy digital images plus several clear stamp sets. However, not many of them are Halloween-themed. So, I had fun trying to envision ways to use a few of the ones I have for Halloween Cards. Here is the first of those re-purposed cards! Named “Toilet Paper Dudley” this wonderful digi is a freebie that our friends at Whimsy developed to send Dudley to the rescue with a bit of humor during the awful toilet paper shortage of 2020! In my Halloween card, he continues to add some humor to what could be a difficult situation! I seldom use colored pencils but thought they might add a sparkly-rough texture to the cute dragon's scales… and I think they worked. The sentiments are computer-generated (I trimmed them into strips. Then for the front sentiment, I added “serrations” with pencil marks, then smushed, and tore the ends before wrapping them around the front digi panel and adhering them in place. The inside sentiment label is from my scrapbook stash.


·   Digi- Whimsy Stamps (Toilet Paper Dudley)

·   Sentiments- Computer Generated

·   Inside Sentiment (with candy images) from my scrapbook stash. Pioneer Clear Photo corners- available from several sources

·    Googly eyes, and all other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Whimsy Stamps Blog- 31 nights of Halloween 2021         
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Monochromatic (greens)
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Halloween


  1. Hi Kathy this is a gorgeous card. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Kathy, you never cease to amaze me with the special little details you add to your cards. Your woven background is fantastic! Beautiful colour combo and I love your colouring of this image. Thanks for sharing this with us at The Paper Shelter!

  3. What a lovely Christmas card. Beautifully embellished.
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Shelter, hugs Susan x


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