Thursday, December 30, 2021

myasperations 12-30-21

I’m excited to share my second card as a guest DT for the Outlawz Color Challenge this month, especially since the sponsor is Beccy Muir from Beccy’s Place and I’m one of her Contributors (DT’s). The challenge is to create something using B&W and one color from the inspiration photo. I had fun using a Beccy’s Place digi named “Hoss” and several shades of brown on my easel card. Hoss, printed on kraft brown paper is savoring chocolate chip cookies! I wanted his eyes and teeth to stand out (and knew that wouldn’t be possible with my trusty white gel pen) so I printed them on white paper, trimmed the teeth and eyes from the image printed on kraft with an Exacto blade and scissors, then adhered the white versions in their place.  (PS Click HERE to see a Christmas card that I made earlier this month featuring a fluffy white version of Hoss with an assortment of luscious holiday DONUTS!)

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

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

·   Cookie digi- Tiddly Inks Digi set (Cookie Bugg) no longer available

       (I did find the cookie digi in another cute TI digi set you can find HERE)

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen and white colored pencil

·   Inside sentiment “Life is Short…”  is from a Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Candy Shoppe)

·   Cardstock, patterned paper and all other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #52 Anything Goes                     
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge- B&W+1 color from photo  
        Since I’m a Contributor for Beccy’s Place (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
        Since I’m a Contributor for Beccy’s Place, I’m entering just for fun!

Many years ago, I made felted wool from a well-worn white wool blazer I found at a thrift store for a few dollars. I cut the blazer into pieces, removing the liner, buttons, etc. then washed the pieces in hot water with mild detergent. When finished, I let them tumble in a very HOT dryer until they shrunk down to less than half the size as when they started out! I ended up with a nice amount of beautiful, felted wool I cut it into circles, squares, mitten and stocking shapes. Decorated with embroidered and beaded accents they became vintage-looking Christmas tree ornaments. I recently found a few of the decorated circles and they made me smile as the holly sequins had been from my mom’s stash, and I’ve never seen anything like them since. I decided to make a card for one of my favorite challenges, Pixie’s Snippets (which requires the use of bits and pieces of paper.) It was fun to use the last few snippets of the patterned papers, plus I figured that pieces of an old wool jacket… um I mean felted wool… could also be considered a snippet?! I wanted to add another embellie to the inside, but with less bulk. So punched a heart from the patterned paper to add some of that bright color to the inside of the card. Easy peazy!!

·   Front Sentiment- “Merry Christmas” Embellishment from Oriental Trading Company (no longer available)

·   Inside Sentiment- “Friends Warm the Heart” from Beccy’s Place Digi Set (New Friends)

·   Kraft cardstock, Parchment stationery, scraps of patterned paper, felted wool, holly sequins, red seed beads, and a heart punch from my stash.

Entered into:  
Pixie's Snippets-Week #418 (Theme: Christmas or New Years)
Outlawz Challenge- Crash Your Stash- Your Choice (Felt)
Digi Chooseday Crafting Challenge- Week #51 Anything Goes   
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #523-524 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday  
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #574 AG

This is my second entry into Double D’s Challenge “Lots of White”.  I star of the card is an elegant and intricate snowflake named Eliza (Yes, she has a name! Just ask the source of the snowflake die, Simon Says Stamps.) A lovely, patterned paper, silver and white cardstock, a computer-generated sentiment, and several circle dies helped finish off the whimsical card that is sure to give someone a smile!
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Simon Says Wednesday Challenge (I feel like fresh chocolate chip cookies are a reason to party! Especially with a milk chaser!) and STAMPlorations- CAS Challenge (This card is about as CAS as I get. It has no fussy-cutting or coloring!) 

·   Snowflake Die- Simon Says Stamps (Eliza Snowflake Wafer Die)

·   Patterned (Free Rustic Christmas Santa Photo Templates)

·   Circle Die- Little B Dies

·   Zig 2-Way Glue Pen

·   Sentiments- Computer Generated

·   Pioneer Clear Photo corners- available from several sources

·   All other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Double D’s Challenge- Lots Of White                  
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- It’s Time to Party!
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- December             
STAMPlorations- CAS Challenge December (Optional- Metallic + One Color)         
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Winter


  1. Wow, these are all gorgeous Kathy!!

  2. Hi Kathy all these cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. 3 Lovely projects. I'm waving hello from the Snippets Playground, where all is quiet in the treehouse at present!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. Your cards are all just fabulous Kathy but I certainly do love that 'Eliza' snowflake ... beautiful design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Lots of White’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

  5. Super cute cards!! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! DT Candace

  6. Once again, you've done a brilliant job colouring Hoss, he looks awesome! His smile is definitely white and bright, and I love the addition of the chocolate chip cookie. If only they really did come in that size!
    I remember the last card you made with the felted wool and the little embellishment from your Mom's stash, I was, and still am, very impressed with how creative you are. The wool adds a lovely texture to the card and the holly gives a wonderful sparkle. Great job on the inside of the card as well.
    Your last card is so very elegant Kathy, the colours are refined, the design is balanced and the snowflake is absolutely beautiful... then I read the sentiment! It was the last thing I was expecting and it took me a second to get it. Needless to say, there was quite a chuckle after that! I love your sense of humour.

  7. Lovely range of cards shared, love that easel and the way you've decorated the inside.

  8. Beautiful cards, beautifully done. I love the cut out on the snowflake. Lots of wonderful work here, and great take on the Mood Board. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Double D, hope we see you back soon!
    Judy~ DD DT

  9. Lovely work Kathy and of course your snippets count! I've done my very own felting previously as well - unintentionally needless to say, sigh!


    Di xx


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