Monday, November 15, 2021

myasperations 11-15-21

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 printed a fun western cowboy digi (or more appropriately, cowbear!) onto kraft brown cardstock.  After coloring the bear, I added highlights with a white colored pencil to make him look dusty, weathered, and scruffy. The patterned papers in the background plus a scrap of twine on the inside add to the rustic western theme.
·   Digi- Eureka Digital Stamp (Branding) Also available in unmounted or cling-mounted
·   Patterned Paper Background from a video named Double 6x6 Wonder found HERE  
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, white colored pencil, Sakura Gelly Roll white & silver gel pens
·   Inside digi-Sentiment- “Happy Birthday to You” (unknown source)
·   Cardstock, patterned papers, a scrap of twine, and other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Incy Wincy Designs- Traditional Christmas Colours +/Or Colour On Kraft Card
2craftycrittercrazies challenge- Nov 2021                                      
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- November             

Am posting another card for one of my favorite holiday challenges- Beccy’s Place 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, using images from any company. And… she offers several prizes on a daily and weekly basis. So there is no reason not to get involved.
This card features a digi and sentiments from Beccy’s Place digi set on a striking but very easy to create “Triangle Fold” Base. I attempted to create the look of rich Damask fabrics on the regal trio by coloring their cloaks with deep rich shades and adding patterns with gold and silver gel pens. The final proof of their status was to add “gems” to their crowns and gifts.
·   Digi and sentiments- Beccy’s Place Digital Stamp Set (Three Kings)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white, gold and silver gel pens
·   Triangle Fold Instructions can be found HERE
·   Galaxy Patterned paper and crown sticker- Hobby Lobby
·   Cardstock, metallic papers, gems, and other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #517-518 Anything Goes                   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #568 AG
Christmas Craft Creations challenge- Fun Fold   
Beccy’s Place 9th Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge- Day 4: D is for… Damask
Jan’s Digi Stamps- November 2021 Anything Goes    

My second card for the 2021 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop features sentiments and scraps of patterned papers from an Echo Park 6x6 paper pad. (I do need to see if I can find another one of these wonderful paper pads, because mine is now just bits and scraps!)
·   Echo Park 6x6 paper pad- Coffee
·   Pioneer Black Photo corners- available from several sources
·   Cardstock and other items from my stash.
Entered into: 2021 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop                  
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #169 Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets-Week #416


  1. They are the perfect patterned papers for your Western-themed card Kathy, great choice! Love the sweet bear, what a great expression he has, and your colouring is wonderful.
    Your second card is amazing! I was so surprised to read that you'd added the patterns over the top of the colours with pens, I really thought you'd pieced it all with scrapbooking paper. You're so talented Kathy, and with such fabulous ideas. Love the addition of the gems, it really does make them look regal.
    The final card in your post is fabulous, love a good "scrap" card, particularly when it's about my favourite drink! I always feel sad when I come to the end of a wonderful paper pack... which is actually the same way I feel when I come to the end of a really good cuppa!

  2. A lovely selection of cards. Loving the paper snippets one you've entered into Pixie's Snippets Playground. Waving hello from the Playground Treehouse where I've a mug of hot chocolate awaiting you plus marshmallows if you're feeling daring!

    Hugs, Sarn x

  3. A great selection of cards and lovely inspiration pieces! Thanks for sharing with us at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge. Donna

  4. Wonderful variety of themes on your inspirational pieces Kathy! I appreciate you sharing them with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge where we enjoy seeing the creativity! Join us again each month for a NEW challenge. Happy Crafting and Holiday greetings!
    (Owner 7 Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  5. Your cowboy card is great Kathy, I love how you coloured him and how you made the background for him. So glad you shared with us at Incy Wincy, come back again soon. CarolG

  6. Wow, your coloring and attention to detail on the Wise Men is amazing! Truly beautiful and the fold works perfectly! So glad you joined us at CCC!

  7. I love the cowboy bear card, he's just too adorable for words. Thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Good luck with your entry, and we hope to see you again.

    Donna from Creative Pixie Designs
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team

  8. Great card Kathy - loads of coffee around right now for some reason :)


    Di xx

  9. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper November challenge - I hope to see you again soon. x

  10. Great western themed card Kathy. Thank you for entering the Traditional Christmas Colours +/or Colour On Kraft Card Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.


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