Monday, December 6, 2021

myasperations 12-6-21

I am honored to have been a Guest Designer for Beccy Muir at Beccy’s Place and now serves as one of Beccy’s “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 and sentiment are from a just-released set named Candy Canes.
If you have followed my blog, you’ll know that I love fussy-cutting. I wanted to give the image some depth but knew that I could never cut around all those beautiful berries. So, I used a grey marker and a white gel pen to add shadows and highlights. An application of shiny white 3-D paint adds a pretty addition to the berries. I really like the elegant font that Beccy used for many of the sentiments in this set and planned to use the one I printed off on the inside of the card. Instead. I decided to turn it into a tag to adorn the pretty bunch of Christmas sweets. I wanted the tag to look like it was tied beneath the bow, so printed off a cropped copy of the bow, colored, fussy-cut, and adhered it atop the finished tag with foam tape.
·   Digi and Sentiment- from Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Candy Canes)

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

·   Patterned Paper- Hobby Lobby

·   Scribbles Shiny White 3-D Paint- JoAnne’s Fabrics 

·   Cardstock, foam tape, and other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #571 AG
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- December             
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #48 Anything Goes                      

I made several cards for last month's “Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge” at Beccy’s Place, but ran out of time to actually enter them! So… will be sharing them this month. Here is the first. It features a sweet digi and inside sentiment from a Beccy’s Place set plus some items from my scrapbooking stash.

·   Baby Jesus Digi- from Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Lamb of God)

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

·   Inside Sentiment- “Glory to the Newborn King” from Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Lamb of God)

·   Star punch, star template and “Joy To the World” tag (front sentiment) from my scrapbook stash

·   Gold and silver glitter paper, vellum circle (halo), patterned paper, and cardstock from my stash.

Entered into:  
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Happy Holidays/Christmas
Beccy’s Place Challenge- December  Since I’m a Contributor for Beccy’s Place, I’m entering just for fun! 

When I saw this digi from All Dressed Up I fell in love with this sweet little pup. And I knew just the sentiment that would perfectly fit the innocent look on his face- “Just how good do I have to be?”  The HoHoHo scrapbook tag gives the impression that the BIG GUY is behind the scene enjoying the pup’s little game. The background for the card was created with the “paint chip” type squares from a box of cards/envelopes I picked up on sale at Hobby Lobby last month. I love how their varied Christmas patterns resemble a quilt. Because I didn’t want them to overpower the little pup, I cut a circle from a red plastic index divider sheet that I adhered to the card front before adding the pup. (If you’ve followed my blog for very long, you’ll know that I use these wonderful gems A LOT! They are sometimes called document file folders, come in a pack of assorted colors, and can be found in the office supply section of most stores. I’ve even found them in dollar stores. They're cheaper than colored vellum and more translucent. Punches and dies don’t work on these sheets, but they are easy to fussy-cut with a sharp pair of scissors and you can write on them or draw a template outline with a black permanent fine-line marker.)

·   Digi- All Dressed Up Digital Stamp Freebie (Cute Just Got Cuter)

·   Backgrounds- Hobby Lobby Christmas Basics Box of Cards (Upcycled from box itself)

·   Sparkly Santa Hat Stickers- Hobby Lobby

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

·   Front Sentiment “Just How Good” from Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Here Comes Christmas)

·   Inside Sentiment- I think is Computer Generated (as I cannot locate it in my digi files!)

·   HoHoHo sentiment and circle template from my scrapbook stash

·   Liquid Pearls-Ruby Red (dimensional berries on fussy-cut holly from Hobby Lobby cards)

·   Red plastic file folder and other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge-Christmas  Since I’m a DT for Sheepski (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge


  1. Congrats on being a designer for Beccy, fabulous Candy Cane card, hugs, Lori m

  2. Hi Kathy this is a gorgeous card. That is a fabulous image. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Gorgeous! Love how you have decorated the white berries on the candy canes. Great card!

  4. Oh my that candy cane card is fab. All the others are great too.
    Thank you for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  5. Lovely card Kathy. I like that you layered the bow over the sentiment tag. Thank you for entering the Things with Wings Challenge at CHNC.


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