Friday, December 31, 2021

myasperations 12-31-21

I am honored to have served as a Guest Designer for Beccy Muir at Beccy’s Place and am now one of her “Contributors” (which means that she provides me with digis or clear stamp sets several times a year and I get to create cards or other items with them!) It is always fun to see the images Beccy invites me to use.  This time, the digi set, named Christmas Cardinals, is one of Beccy’s encore sets, which means it’s been part of her collection for a while but is also an old favorite and so deserves to be highlighted!
Since the little cardinal with winter boots was dressed for the cold, I created a blizzard just for the little tweetie! The white snowflakes are hand-folded and cut using instructions I found on Pinterest. (The site I feature in my supplies list provides instructions and templates for making designs from super easy to intricately detailed. I love the sense of wonder when cutting snowflakes. So fun!)

·   Precolored Digi plus“Thinking of You At Christmas” sentiment- from a Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Christmas Cardinals)

·  A few additional details (shading and highlighting) added with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen

·   Hand folded and cut snowflakes- instructions and templates for a variety of designs HERE

·   Blue Snowflake Stickers and “Let it Snow”  sentiment- Hobby Lobby

·   Cardstock and patterned papers from my stash.

Entered into:  
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #1 Anything Goes                        
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Anything Goes
        Since I’m a Contributor for Beccy’s Place (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday  

Snow globes also bring out a sense of childlike wonder for me, so I enjoyed making this card using one of my newer digis from The Paper Shelter. And it was fun to use a snow globe sticker embellishment, which is a perfect fit for the card's inside sentiment. Layering, photo corners, glossy accents, and some coloring provides textures, patterns, shading, and highlights to the sweet card.
·   Digi with sentiment- The Paper Shelter (My Christmas Snowball)

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

·   B&W Plaid paper- Hobby Lobby’s Plaid Box of Cards

·   Inside Sentiment- “Wishing You a Jolly Holiday” Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Jolly Holiday)

·   Mini Snow globe Sticker- Hobby Lobby

·   Pioneer Black Photo corners- available from several sources

·   Red photo corners available from several web sources (WXJ13 Photo Mounting Corners)

·   Glossy Accents- used to add “glassy finish” to the snow globe

·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
The Paper Shelter- Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Challenge-Anything Goes
Digi Chooseday Crafting Challenge- Week #51 Anything Goes   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- December             
Jan’s Digi Stamps- December 2021 Anything Goes    

My final post features a new digi that I won in a recent challenge, from a sponsor that is new to me! Alex Syberia has some wonderful digis in her Etsy shop, and I especially liked this elegant one named “Christmas Bouquet.” I used rich Victorian colors, silver embossing, and a sketch from the current Sketch N Scrap challenge to give the digi a chance to shine!
I'm entering the card into several challenges including Outlawz Sunday Challenge (My New Year Wishes for you are Peace, Love and Joy!) 

·   Digi- Alex Syberia Design (Christmas Bouquet)

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

·   Front Sentiment- “Peace Love  Joy” PSX Rubber stamp (No longer available)

·   Inside Sentiment- freebie from LoveSVG (May Joy Fill Your Home)

·   Sparkly Heart Stickers- Hobby Lobby

·   Silver Pigment Inkpad, Silver Embossing Powder. Cardstock, patterned paper, and silver mirror paper from my stash

Entered into:  
Sketch N Scrap-Card Sketch  #207  or  #208
Passion for Markers Challenge- Week #621 Mega Christmas Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #523-524 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Crash Your Stash- Choices (Heat Embossing powder)
Outlawz Sunday Challenge- New Year’s Wishes


  1. Super cute card! Great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us @ Sketch N Scrap!

  2. Three beautiful cards Kathy and your colouring is fantastic. Thank you for joining our Mega Christmas challenge 'anything goes' over at Passion for Markers. Hugs, Denise x
    Happy New Year x x

  3. Very festive creations Kathy! You are very talented. Thank you for sharing your exquisitely colored creations with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Join us each month for a NEW challenge. Good Luck and Happy New Year!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  4. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Jan's Digis and The Paper Shelter. Hope to see you again next time.

  5. Such amazing cards!! You did a great job with the sketch!! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  6. All of your cards are beautiful! Love your take on our sketch. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap!

  7. Really gorgeous projects but I do adore the card you have entered into our challenge. I have to confess to having a sizable collection of snow globes and this image is particularly beautiful!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things! Happy New Year! xxx

  8. Fabulous makes! Thanks for joining in our Mega Christmas Challenge at Passion for Markers, good luck! Julie


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