Saturday, November 27, 2021

myasperations 11-27-21a

I just had to make a card that features this cute digi from All Dressed Up for their current Facebook challenge.  I wanted to turn the digi into a two-sided version, and after a little planning, I came up with a pretty simple way to do that! First I printed, colored, and fussy-cut the wreath, including the inside. Next, I laid the cut digi, face side down, onto white cardstock and traced around the sleeping cat. After cutting out this cat, I lined it up against the wreath digi to make sure it was a good fit. Then I added details (striped fur, ribbon, and bow) making sure I had flipped the cutout image so that I added the coloring to the correct side. When finished I adhered it and finished my card with items from my stash. (And doesn’t it look like a little kitty, sleeping peacefully under the mistletoe ball, is having a sweet dream!) 
·   Digi- All Dressed Up Digi Stamps (Christmas Kitty)

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

·   Front Sentiment- “Christmas Kisses” from a Lili Of The Valley Digital Set (Christmas Wishes)

·   Sentiment on inside of front flap-“... and a warm hug”- Computer Generated

·   Inside Sentiment- TLC Creations Freebie (Dream A Little Christmas Dream)

·   Pioneer Clear Photo corners- available from several sources

·   All other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge- Furry Thing Goes (#72 October)      
All Dressed Up- #123 Anything Goes (Nov)
All Dressed Up FB Challenge- Christmas and/or Sparkle           
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- November             
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #570 AG
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #519-520 Anything Goes       
I was thrilled when Kris Breach, artist/owner of Imagine That Digi stamps 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. December’s adorable digi set includes a bunch of playful pups in a pickup and related sentiments. (The set is now available for just $2.99 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.)
The grungy green card base is actually a Christmas card from a box that I bought several years ago at the local Goodwill at 75% off. They make great bases for layered cards and have their own envelope.  

·   Digi and Sentiments- Imagine That Digi set (Truckin’ Santa Paws)

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

·   Winter background- created with a green ink pad and Embossing Arts Tree Trio stamp (no longer in business)

·   Sparkly Santa Hat Sticker (inside)- Hobby Lobby

·   Card base- from a box of Christmas Cards found at Goodwill  

·   White flocking (on Santa hats) and all other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Imagine That Blog Progressive Challenge- Truckin’ Santa Paws 
Double D’s Challenge- Trees 
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #47 Anything Goes                      
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #170 Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Crash Your Stash- Flocking  
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

I’ve built a nice collection of gingerbread stamps and digis. This sweet one, from Digi Doodle Designs, is my newest. I printed the cute pair on Kraft cardstock, colored, and then perched them atop a red & white checked sign. The large “joy" was I made with letter templates created from a Beccy’s Place sentiment.  Another sentiment plus photo corners, puffy stickers, and a pretty boy finish off the card.

·   Gingerbread Digi- Digi Doodle Studio (Gingerbread Kids)

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

·   Front Sentiment “Joy” from Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Tied Up With String)

·   Inside Sentiment- “Sweet Christmas Wishes” from Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Christmas Cheers)

·   Puffy Heart Sticker-Sticko’s

·   Pioneer Black Photo corners- available from several sources

·   Sheer black dotted Swiss ribbon- JoAnne’s

·   Patterned paper, small scrapbook “Merry Christmas” tag, and other items from my stash.

Entered into:  

Crafty Sentiments Challenge-Anything Goes
Beccy’s Place 9th Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge- Day 8-"G" is for Gingerbread
        Since I’m a Contributor for Beccy’s Place, I’m entering just for fun!
The Paper Shelter- #493 A Christmas Card
Digi Doodle Studios FB Challenge- November Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Studios- #44 Christmas and Winter
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes (Optional Twist- Christmas)
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Christmas


  1. Hi Kathy all your cards are gorgeous. I love them all. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. What cute, cute holiday cards Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Trees’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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  3. So cute card(s). Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again.

    Merja DT

  4. You are so clever and creative Kathy, what a great idea to add a back to the kitty image! You've decorated both the inside and outside of your card perfectly.
    I've seen Kris' Truckin' Santa Paws image a lot this month, and it always looks fabulous. You've done a brilliant job with the colouring, I particularly like the tree, it has lots of great texture and I can almost smell the pine scent.
    Love your gingerbread card, the images are adorable and I love how you added the sentiment... the shading and highlighting is awesome. Well done Kathy!

  5. Aaahh, this is so cute Kathy! I love how you've placed your sweet gingerbread people. Fabulous design as usual. Thanks for sharing this with us at The Paper Shelter!

  6. All you projects are very pretty.
    Thank you for your entering to our Challenge at Polkadoodles.
    Hope to see you again soon.
    Nunzia DT

  7. Your project is really cute, love it! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us! Hugs Heidi TPS DT

  8. What wonderful cards! Thank you so much for joining us over at Polkadoodles! Xo, Kim DT Polkadoodles

  9. Wow, wow, wow!! Loving all your cards here Kathy! I especially love what you did with the tree, you make it look more realistic and I ❤ it!! Great job coloring too!
    Hugs, kris

  10. Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge over at DDS this month. This card is looking absolutely stunning! I love the clever way to add the cat image. Any cat lover will be thrilled to receive this card for Christmas. I hope you come back and play along with us again. Best of luck with your entry. Nick DT

  11. Sweet Card!! Thanks for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!! Candace DT

  12. Really gorgeous cards :-) I love that sweet kitty image.
    Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
    IKE =^..^=

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  13. Love the kitty card! So creative! Thank you so much for joining us at All Dressed Up Stamps. Good luck with your entry! Pam~DT

  14. Beautiful cards, Kathy! I always enjoy a visit to your blog. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Shelter. Julie, DT Member


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