Wednesday, November 10, 2021

myasperations 11-10-21

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!
This week's sponsor is Dr. Digi and my DT card features a festive image named Christmas Cheer. The digi has the jolly elf pair holding bottles of beer. (Although I like beer, at Christmas, I really like holiday treats. So opted to have the elves celebrate with of my favorite addictions!) After coloring the digi with Spectrum Noir Classique Markers, I added textures, patterns, and highlights with a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen, then fussy-cut the happy elves carefully trimming the beer bottles from their hands. The gingerbread cookies were cut from patterned scrapbook paper, highlighted with a white gel pen then carefully positioned in their hands (I cut around their fingers so I could “fold” them over the cookies to hold them in place- with the help of a dab of adhesive and tape.)  Bold patterned Christmas paper provides the background on the front of the card, and a fussy-cut gingerbread cookie plus a scrapbook sentiment tag decorates the inside. So fun!
·   Digi- Dr. Digi Digital Stamp (Christmas Cheer)

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

·   Inside Sentiment- Sentiment tag from my scrapbook stash

·   Patterned Christmas paper- Hobby Lobby

·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #169 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #567 AG
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- November        
Yay… it’s time for one of my favorite holiday challenges! For the 9th year, artist/owner, Beccy Muir at Beccy’s Place is offering her Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge. Every day in November Beccy provides a theme (most based on the letters of the alphabet) and invites participants to create cards for ANY holiday and use images from ANY company. And… she offers several prizes on a daily and weekly basis. So there is no reason not to get involved.
I’m getting a late start this year because of a busy work schedule, but I hope to post often the rest of the month. My first card features a sweet digi and sentiments from a set named My Mama. I printed the mama and cubs on kraft cardstock, colored then fussy-cut them. I created the background with beautiful patterned mulberry paper that I found at a local thrift store. I added a pretty heart, complete with a brass charm, to decorate the inside of the card.
I'm entering this card into several challenges including Double D's "Walk in the Woods" (I live in a state with lots of bears. About 10 years ago, a friend that lives in the woods a few hours north of us came home to find a large brown bear sitting on his lawn, eating a frozen pizza he'd "found" in the freezer in my friend's garage. Needless to say, they let him enjoy the pizza!) 
·   Digi and Sentiments- Beccy’s Place Digital Stamp (My Mama)

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

·   Cardstock, delicate flowered mulberry paper, a scrap of ribbon, and small brass heart charm from my stash.

Entered into:  
Beccy’s Place 9th Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge- Day 1 “A” is for adoring cubs! 
        Since I’m a Contributor for Beccy’s Place, I’m entering just for fun!

We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Add Metal 

Incy Wincy Designs- All Creatures Great And Small
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Add Buttons and/or Bows
Double D’s Challenge- A Walk in the Woods 
2craftycrittercrazies challenge- Nov 2021

My final card highlights another occasion that is fun to celebrate...a wedding! I used an image from All Dressed Up that includes a little “over the moon” sentiment. The starry background paper is from a freebie 4th of July bundle from Polkadoodles. (But you better grab it quickly, because I don’t know how long it will be available. Oh, and the paper doesn’t usually have the pale stripes across the stars. My printer ink is a little low. The lines are not very apparent on the card, but for some reason really stand out in the photo.) 
I'm entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz  Tuesday Color Challenge- Color Wheel (I used the two shades of blue from the top of the wheel and the copper color of her hair from the bottom of the wheel. Plus the optional word Happy/happiness is included on the inside sentiment.)
·   Starry Background- Polkadoodles- Free digital bundle (USA 4th July Celebration)

·   Digi- All Dressed Up Digital Stamp (Over the Moon)

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

·   Inside Sentiment- Upcycled from an old wedding card

·   Silver photo corners available from several web sources (WXJ13 Photo Mounting Corners)

·   Cardstock, silver paper, and other items from my stash.

Entered into:  

All Dressed Up- #122 Anything Goes (Oct)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #517-518 Anything Goes                   
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #45 Anything Goes                     
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge- Color Wheel 
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday-Anything Goes   


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

  2. The black and white paper is the perfect background for those festive elves Kathy, the contrast beautifully. Love how you've changed up the beer for some fresh baked gingerbread... I'm not a beer drinker and would prefer the baked treats any day.
    Your Mother's Day card is beautiful! The thrift store paper was a great find, it's a lovely soft colour and looks great behind the bears. Love that you printed them on the kraft and then coloured over the top.
    The last card is your post is gorgeous, the image is so sweet. I thought the lines were part of the paper until I read your post... I actually think they look great! Beautiful work Kathy.

  3. Great Mama bear and cubs card, perfect for our Challenge! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, A Walk In The Woods Challenge. Donna, DT Member.

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  5. Those bears are totally adorable! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  6. What a sweet image! Thank you for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs All Creatures Great And Small +/Or Spotted Paper Challenge. Good luck!

  7. So adorable card(s)! Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!

    Merja DT

  8. What cute cards! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘A Walk in the Woods’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  9. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining in our Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again.

    DT Polkadoodles

  10. What a lovely card and so pleased you shared at All dressed up.

  11. Gorgeous design and card. I also like how you've used the paper so effectively to portray a sky filled with stars in your scene.
    Thanks for joining us at the All Dressed Up challenge blog, good luck in the draw and I hope you'll join us again soon.
    Marilyn S

  12. All three projects are fantastic Kathy! Love the Dr Digis one because those image are so fun, great coloring too!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

  13. Awww, Kathy, that bear card is so sweet! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Critter Crazy Challenge, and good luck! PS. I really love that Christmas card, and how you substituted the beer for cookies! :)

    ~Marie B -DT


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