Sunday, November 28, 2021

myasperations 11-28-21a

I wanted to create one more entry for the current challenge at Double D’s. The theme is Trees, so I looked through my stamps and digis and picked out a beautiful Christmas Tree from a Beccy’s Place digi set. Paired with a few sentiments, a sweet tree topper from All Dressed Up, and some sparkly stars. I love the results!
·   Tree Topper Digi- All Dressed Up (Christmas Tree Fairy)

·   Tree Digi- Beccy’s Place digital set (Oh Holy Night

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white & silver gel pens

·   Small star punch and star template from my scrapbook stash

·   Front Sentiment “Merry” from Beccy’s Place digital set (Gnome Style)

·   Inside Sentiment “Thinking of You at Christmas” from Beccy’s Place digital set (Christmas Cardinals)

·   Stickles- Star Dust (on fairy wings!)

·   Silver star on black background paper- JoAnne’s Fabric

·   Silver metallic cardstock and other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Double D’s Challenge- Trees                                                              
Beccy’s Place 9th Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge- Day 22 - "T" is for Tree
All Dressed Up- #123 Anything Goes (Nov)
All Dressed Up FB Challenge- Christmas and/or Sparkle 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #170 Anything Goes
Rudolph Days Challenge- November

This month’s image from Cute As A Button’s November Progressive Challenge, named “Give Thanks” features a beautiful digi image and scripture sentiment. I printed the image on kraft brown paper to bring out the rich color in her skin and clothes, plus the highlights on her dark hair.  I love the details that Francesca Lopez always includes in her artwork, and wanted to highlight the intricate beadwork in this image. Sakura Glaze gel pens worked perfectly to add the texture and bright colors of seed beads.
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz TicTacToe (matching the diagonal from the lower left to top right-  Thanksgiving+foliage/pine trees+pumpkins!)
·   Digi and front sentiment- from Cute As A Button digital image (Give Thanks)

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen and Glaze multi-colored gel pens

·   Inside Sentiment- “May Your Blessings Be Plentiful” from Power Poppy Digital Set (Autumns Opulence)

·   Pine Forest Patterned paper- Hobby Lobby

·   All other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Crafty Sentiments Challenge-Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #519-520 Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge- TicTacToe Board   
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
Cute As A Button- October: CH #74 Anything Goes + (Option) Use Twine
Cute As A Button-FB Progressive Freebie Challenge- #74 Give Thanks
Path Of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #96 (Optional Twist- Be Grateful)

My final card this posting was made for the Lift Challenge, one of the newest challenges I’ve discovered. The unusual concept of the challenge, called “hitchhiking”  intrigued me. Here is how the site defines the concept- Every three weeks, our team chooses a sample card from someone who inspires us and we recreate that card (with reference to the source of course). Because we want to try a certain technique because it's different than we do differently, or just because a card is so beautiful. We like to challenge ourselves. Of course, we give it our own twist by choosing different paper, different decorations, etc., but basically, the map remains the same. That's hitchhiking in our eyes.”  The selected card this time inspired me to create my final card for this post which features a fun digi from The Paper Shelter. I printed off a separate short string of Christmas lights to hang below the main focal point, hitchhiking that aspect of the inspiration card. And the halos around the lights add a special spark of multicolored beauty. So fun!
To the right is the inspiration card (sketch)

·   Digi- The Paper Shelter (Decorating Our Mushrooms)

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white & silver gel pens

·   Lightbulb halos made with a small circle stencil, chalks, and makeup sponge

·   Front Sentiment “Decorate Everything”- from Beccy’s Place digital set (Making Merry)
·   Inside Sentiment upcycled from an old Christmas Card
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Lift Challenge- #165 Card Inspiration              
The Paper Shelter- #493 A Christmas Card
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- November             
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #570 AG


  1. Hi Kathy, a fabulous Christmas card, love the little fairy in front of the star. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

  2. Such a fun theme Kathy, and a beautiful sample card. Yours adds a wonderfully fun element, with your choice of image. I love the banner! Thanks for sharing this with us at The Paper Shelter, and for using one of our images.

  3. Hi Kathy all your cards are gorgeous. Have a good week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Gorgeous tree Kathy, you did an awesome job with the colouring and I love the sweet fairy topper you added. The glittery stars bring some fabulous sparkle as well!
    Your Thanksgiving card is gorgeous. The image is beautiful and your colouring is perfect... using the glaze pens was a great idea.
    You did really well "lifting" the design for your last card, Kathy, I love the striped edges and the fabulous sentiment banner. Well done!

  5. What a delightful card full of thanks perfect for Thanksgiving/Fall Thanks! Great idea to print her on Kraft paper; lovely! So happy you shared with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  6. Such a sweet creation 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.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  7. Hi Kathy,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    Your card is brilliant and such a clever design.
    I love that image and your colouring is beautifully done to.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  8. Hi Kathy, so nice to see a new face taking time to enter one of out challenges. I entered your card for you after reading your message on our blog. Love the image you used and the wood panel behind it. The striped panel is a good match. Thank you for joining us at the Liftchallenge!

    1. Thanks, Marjan! I hope to join in regularly.

  9. Super cute card. Another great take on the Mood Board, thanks for playing along with us once again over at Double D.

  10. Amazing post, Thank you for share with us. clipping path

  11. Nice lift and what a funny picture you choosed ;-)
    Thank you so much for joining us at the Liftchallenge!

  12. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 570 - I hope to see you again soon. x

  13. I love your card Kathy! The coloring you do is awesome. Thank you for joining us at the lift challenge.

  14. Love the little fairy! Thank you for joining us at All Dressed Up Stamps. Good luck with your entry! Pam~DT


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