Tuesday, December 14, 2021

myasperations 12-14-21

I was honored to be invited to be a guest DT for the Outlawz Color Challenge, especially when I learned that the sponsor is Beccy Muir from Beccy’s Place. When I saw the inspiration photo, the yellow sunlight, falling leaves, and especially the magical fairy/gnome tree captivated me. I knew exactly which digi and sentiments I’d use on my card. One of the three characters from “Gnomes in my Garden” takes center stage, nestled within a large tree. (A template and tutorial for this wonder tree hidey-hole helped this card go together pretty quickly and I love the way it turned out!

·   Digi and sentiments are from a Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Gnomes in My Garden)

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

·   Leaf- Embossing Arts (Company no longer in business)

·   Hollow Log/Tree Template and Instructions available HERE

·   Kraft paper, yellow vellum, rainbow ink pad (fall colors) and other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge- Photo Inspiration     
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #171 Anything Goes
Beccy’s Place Challenge- December   Since I’m a Contributor for Beccy’s Place, I’m entering just for fun! 

My second card is a playful Christmas card with a fun (and true) sentiment. I had fun putting my white gel pen to work making this cute beastie look so soft and friendly. I also love that he has a name- Hoss. (Beccy names all of the wonderful people and critters that she creates. When young, one of my favorite TV shows was Bonanza. And my favorite Cowboy brother was the big, burly, and likable Hoss, and this guy really has that same vibe. So fun!    

·   Digi and the front sentiment is from a Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Beasties)

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

·   Inside Sentiment- “Fat Pants” from Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Grumpy Goose)

·   Easel Card- Instructions found HERE  (But I started with a vertical card base to add the height needed for Hoss!)

·   Patterned paper, cardstock, donut stickers, and other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Christmas Craft Creations challenge- Fun Fold 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #521-522 Anything Goes                   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #572 AG
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- December             
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday  
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge


  1. Hi Kathy your cards are fantastic. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Your gnome tree is brilliant.Hugs for Christmas and the New Year. Mrs A.

  3. I LOVE that gnome card Kathy, you've really captured the magic of the forest! I can just imagine getting a fleeting glimpse of a little fairy or gnome as they go about their business. Such a clever design.
    You always do such a wonderful job colouring the images Kathy, and then bringing them to life with a little story. I love the soft and silky coat you've created for Hoss, and seeing the donut really gave me a chuckle! I think if I had a spirit animal it would probably look very similar to this... donut and all!


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