Friday, December 17, 2021

myasperations 12-17-21

It’s Friday and time for the Colour Crazy Challenge. This challenge is “Anything Goes” but it adds a requirement; the creation needs to include coloring in “any colouring medium you like, onto any project you like, and in any colours you like.” I’ve never outgrown my love for coloring… which is why making cards is stress therapy for me!! 
This week's sponsor is Polkadoodles and my DT card features a sweet digi named Bella Bear with Lots of Parcels. I printed the digi on white cardstock and used Spectrum Noir Classique Markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen to add color, shading, and highlights. I fussy-cut the image, then adhered it to an upcycled calendar photo. The snowdrifts were created with simple torn paper, and a bit of “fur” was added with Polar White Flower Soft, which also added some texture to snowflakes drawn with a white gel pen.

·   Digi- Polkadoodles named Bella Bear with Lots of Parcels.

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

·   Inside Sentiment-Freebie from LoveSVG (All Hearts Come Home)

·   Snow on all surfaces (cap, scarf gifts, etc.)-Flower Soft Polar White you can find HERE

·   Upcycled calendar page, cardstock, and All other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #50 Anything Goes                     
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes (Optional Twist- Snowflakes/Waterdroplets)
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Winter

This colorful card features a digi and sentiments from Beccy’s Place digi sets an elegant-embossed background. (I found a 10 pack of notecards at a local thrift store. I cut one apart and used just the front to create a “ frame” on  the card front.) 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 metallic and clear sparkle gel pens.

·   Digi and Front Sentiment- Beccy’s Place Digital Stamp Set (Three Kings)

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white, silver, and clear sparkle gel pens

·   Sparkly Star Stickers- Hobby Lobby

·   Inside Sentiment- “Blessed Christmas” from Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Lamb of God)

·   Pioneer Gold Photo corners- available from several sources

·   Cardstock, silver filigree embossed notecard, and other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #521-522 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Sunday Challenge- Christmas by John Betjeman
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday  
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

The current challenge at All Dressed Up is named Celebrate, and when I found this silver word brad in my stash, I dug through my ADU digis to find a digi to help reflect a party feeling. This one, named Season to Sparkle that was a Giveaway at a Kit & Clowder Giveaway in seasons past is the perfect fit. Silver mirror paper and a silver crown sticker (with gems!), some sparkly stars, sentiments and a soft pastel color scheme will help to ring in 2022!  (PS If you haven’t joined the Kit & Clowder FB page, now is the perfect time to do that to pick up some great holiday digis (for free or at a reduced price) during the annual Advent Calendar of Crafts Giveaways! The ADU freebie this year- named Little Star- is so adorable! You can sign up and nab it HERE.)   
And here is the current Freebie (through December) HERE 

·   Digi- All Dressed Up (Season to Sparkle) A freebie from a past Kit & Clowder Giveaway

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

·   Front Sentiment- “Happy New Year” Simply Crafts Magazine Freebie  (no longer available)

·   Inside Sentiment-”Eat Drink and Be Merry” from Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Sugar and Spice)

·   Pioneer Black Photo corners- available from several sources

·   Silver Crown Sticker- Hobby Lobby

·   Star punches and template from my scrapbook supplies

·   Sheer ribbon, metal CELEBRATE brad, silver mirror and silver glitter paper, and other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
All Dressed Up FB Challenge- Let’s Celebrate!                             
All Dressed Up- #124 Anything Goes (Dec)
Passion for Markers Challenge- Week # 621 Mega Christmas Challenge
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- December


  1. Hi all your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Beautiful cards, Love the New Year fairy. Thanks for joining Passion for Markers. Elaine

  3. A great set of cards especially your New Year fairy celebration card. Thank you for sharing this with us at Passion for Markers in our Mega Christmas 'Anything Goes' challenge.

  4. Adorable little bear Kathy, and you've done a fabulous job with the colouring. The texture is amazing too... great idea to add the torn paper. I also like the calendar page background, that's an awesome way to reuse some of the beautiful pictures.
    Your Kings card is wonderful! I love the idea of adding textures and patterns with a metallic pen. Their beards are particularly fabulous!
    The last card in your post is fabulously festive... she looks like she's very happily ringing in the New Year. Well done Kathy!

  5. Fab card and colouring thanks for sharing at All Dressed Up Challenge. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

  6. Your colouring is perfect! Thanks for joining in our Mega Christmas challenge at Passion for Markers, good luck! Juliexx

  7. Adorable design Thanks for joining All Dresed Up Stamps challenge Carole Design Team x


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