Sunday, November 14, 2021

myasperations 11-14-21

I love this freebie at Scribbles Designs where the current challenge is to use a house or buildings on our card. I decided to use the trendy digi on a card with a timeless Christmas theme so that I can also enter my card into Beccy’s Place annual (November) Month of Holiday Cards Event. Beautiful galaxy patterned paper, a few sentiments, and a bit of bling finish off the unusual card. (I had fun adding a few strands of Christmas lights to the scene, as they add such a magical touch to the holiday.)           Supplies: 
·   Digi- Freebie from Scribbles Designs (City Scape)
·   Sentiments- from Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Oh Night Divine)

·   Galaxy paper and Sparkly Star (gem) Stickers- Hobby Lobby

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

·   All other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #103 Location Location Location
Beccy’s Place 9th Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge- Day 3:C is for… Celestial Light
        Since I’m a Contributor for Beccy’s Place, I’m entering just for fun! 
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday  
        Since I’m a DT for Sheepski (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #568 AG
STAMPlorations is a sponsor again this year for the 2021 Fall-winter Coffee Lovers Hop. So I’m having fun featuring some of artist/owner Shery Russ’ beautiful digis image in my entries. This one features a digi that was a freebie several years ago. It has be revised a bit and is not included in a wonderful set of 10 digis PLUS a bonus sheet of 5 tags for just $9. (There is a beautiful freebie available now you can find it here!)
I’m using up a few remaining sheets from a favorite Echo Park 6x6 paper pad (sniff sniff) and hope to find another one soon. It has helped me out on several hops. This time I paired the Coffee and Roses digi with snips from a paper doily, a few scraps of ribbon and a free sentiment to finish off my card. Oops, almost forgot! I also added additional color to the finished card with bold patterned paper and a few scraps of a blue 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 most stores. I’ve even found them in 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.)
·   Digi- STAMPlorations Digital Stamp Set (Coffee and Roses)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Echo Park 6x6 paper pad- Coffee
·   Edging from a square paper doily
·   Inside Sentiment-Creative Fabrica Freebie (May Coffee Kick in Before Reality)
·   Cardstock, scraps of ribbon and plastic file folder, plus other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Add Buttons and/or Bows
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- November             
STAMPlorations- Never ending Anything Goes Challenge                         2021 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop                 

I love this sweet digi named “Love to the Moon and Back”, and was thrilled to find a book named “On the Day that You were born” by Nancy Tilman that holds a beautiful excerpt that compliments the digi. I’ve used the combo on several baby cards over the years but decided I could also use it for a “You are special” card for one of my great-nieces (I now have 16 of them!) The freebie circle sentiment on the front of the card is the perfect addition, especially with a heart that has BLING! (And the best thing for YOU is that this sweet digi is available now for just $1.00! See link in my supplies section.)
Hmmm. After I took the photo I see that it looks like someone took to that tree with a chain saw. I might need to do some repairs before I send it! 
·   Digi- Dis Digi (Love To the Moon and Back
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Haze around moon made with a sponge and white craft ink
·   Front Sentiment- Freebie from (Love You to the Moon)
·   Inside Sentiment- Nancy Tillman from her book “On the Day that You were Born”
·   Window die-cut A2 card, heart-shaped doily, and other items from my stash
Entered into:  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #517-518 Anything Goes                   
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #46 Anything Goes                     
Di’s Digi Stamps- Lots of Layers 
2craftycrittercrazies challenge- Nov 2021                                      
Path Of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #96 (Optional Twist- Be Grateful


  1. Wow! That's some fabulous paper Kathy, it really looks like an entire galaxy of stars... wonderful colour too. I love the little Christmas lights you added to the buildings, the "glow" is fabulous.
    Your second card is fabulous, love the beautiful image and you've done a great job with the colouring. The blue translucent sheet looks great layered under the mat. I'm sorry to read that your favourite paper is nearly used up... I feel your pain!
    I love the sweet image you used on the last card and I'm sure your great niece will too. You've done a wonderful job with the colouring, I particularly like the glow around the moon. So beautiful!

  2. Such a sweet card full of lovely sentiment! Wonderful design looking through the window! So happy you shared with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  3. Great cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge. Good luck!

  4. Great work and clever idea with the window!

    Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Critter Crazy and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelSt├╝ble
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  5. All of your creations are fabulous Kathy! Really loving the coffee card!

    What a fabulous project Leslie!

    Thank you for joining us in our Lots of Layers challenge over at Di's Digi Challenge- Good Luck!

  6. A great selection Kathy, and your critter card is so special and sure is a keepsake. So glad you shared with us at Critter Crazy, come back soon. CarolG

  7. I love the way you used the freebie image. How clever to add the string of x-mas lights! I love it so much and the sky is looking so gorgeous too. Thank you for playing along with our challenge. I always love to see what you make. Looking forward to see you with our next challenge. Best of luck! Nick DT

  8. Lovely cards as always. Particularly love that coffee and flowers one.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT


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