Wednesday, October 27, 2021

myasperations 10-27-21

It’s Wednesday, so time for another DT card for 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 adorable digi from Digi Doodles, that gets the center of attention in an easy-to-make Easel Fold card. Colorful paper and a freebie sentiment finish off the card. So fun!

·   Digi- Digi Doodles (Ollies Pumpkin Patch)

·   Easel Card- Instructions found HERE  

·  Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen

·   Inside Sentiment- Create with TLC Freebie (Have A Joyful Thanksgiving

·   Cardstock and other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Digi Doodle Studios- #43 Fall and/or Halloween Cards
Digi Doodle Studios- FB Challenge- October-Anything Goes
Double D’s Challenge- Sunflowers     
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Autumn
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

The beautiful neighborhood scene on this card is from a coloring book named Creative Haven Christmas Inspirations Coloring Book." I'd signed up for a weekly newsletter a while ago from Dover Publications and have appreciated that it regularly emails links to a half dozen coloring books and activity books, each offering 4-5 pages that are available for a short time as free downloads. This friendly scene was one of the pages available in a recent newsletter. (Sign up for the sampler newsletter to start getting your own treasures!] After copying the image, I used my Word program to reduce it in size to fit an A2 card. I printed, then fussy-cut around the edges of the houses before using a technique called spotlighting to focus attention on the center of the scene, which I colored with markers and a white gel pen. A few handmade embellishments compliment the front of the card while upcycled cards help to finish the inside.
I'm entering this card into several challenges including Scribbles Designs (Create a project that includes a house or buildings.)

·   Image from Dover Publishing- Creative Haven Christmas Inspirations Coloring Book

·   Vintage Key digi- Freebie from Graphics Fairy (Here)

·   Instructions for Spotlight Technique can be found HERE

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen

·   Inside Sentiment and Santa in Sleigh- upcycled from an old card

·   Felted wool, holly sequins, and red seed beads, plus other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Incy Wincy Designs- Kindness/Fondness and/or Add Lace
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #565 AG
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #103 Location Location Location
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday 

I was thrilled when Kris Breach, artist/owner of Imagine That Digistamps started offering monthly challenges again! I served on Kris’ DT a few years ago and always enjoyed working with her… and creating with her wonderful artwork. She now offers a Progressive Challenge each month. I love October’s adorable digi set with a playful umbrella scene and related sentiments. (The set is now available for just $3.20 HERE. And if you enter a card into this month’s challenge using any items from the set, you’ll get next month's digi for free! But hurry, the challenge ends on the 31st.)

·   Digi and front Sentiment- Imagine That Digi Set (Lizzys Umbrella)

·   Singing in the Rain free sheet music found HERE  

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen

·   Glossy Accents- used to create translucent water droplets and ripples in the puddle

·   All other items from my stash.

Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge- Sunset Photo Inspiration  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #515-516 Anything Goes                   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- October                 


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

  2. Adorably cute cute easel card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  3. Great coloring on this sweet image! Perfect for this easel creation! Nicely done Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Sunflowers’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  4. Kathy all your cards are wonderful but I especially love the one with the cute puppy from DDS. Great colouring and fun fold. Well done! Thank you for playing along with us at DIGI DOODLE STUDIOS´s Fall/Autumn or Halloween Challenge. Best of luck with your entry. Nick DT

  5. Thank you for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Kindness/Fondness And/Or Add Lace. Good luck!

  6. Beautiful sunflowers and project, love the colours for our current challenge, SUNFLOWERS … Thanks for joining in at Double D challenges aNNie Design Team{My Blog}

  7. Fabulous cards and your sunflower card is just perfect for our challenge over at Double D. Beautifully done! Thanks for linking up to the Double D challenge. Best of luck to you.

  8. Kathy love your card for the SD challenge! So cool with the spotlight technique and perfect with all those houses. Thank you co much for playing along with us this month. Best of luck with your entry. Nick DT

  9. Lovely spotlight colouring Kathy. It is a technique that I haven't seen used for a while. Thank you for entering the Location, Location, Location Challenge at Scribbles Designs.


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