Friday, February 25, 2022

myasperations 2-25-22

I don’t use sketches very often, but I do often like the ones provided at the Sketch N Scrap Challenge. This one caught my eye, and I had fun using a sweet digi from Paper Shelter and a pastel color scheme to create a birthday card for our soon-to-be one-young old great-niece. I found a package of lovely plaid baby announcements at a local thrift store and had fun using a strip of the plaid in the sketch. A balloon punch, plus the stars and balloons from the announcement, provided a trio of items to take the place of the little winged heart in the sketch. So cute!
I’m entering this card into several other challenges including The Paper Shelter, where we are helping to celebrate their 500th challenge, by creating a card using any of the themes from past challenges. I selected Challenge #454-Happy Birthday!) and Passion for Markers (our card must feature wings. Although partially hidden by the candle's glow, this happy guy does have cute little wings.) 

·   Digi- The Paper Shelter (Dragons Birthday)

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

·   Sentiments- Simply Cards & Papercrafts Magazine sentiment downloads- (No longer available)    

·   Blue plaid Baby Announcement slimline card- from local thrift store

·   Cardstock, balloon punch, scraps of vellum, and other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Sketch N Scrap-Card Sketch #212                                     
Passion for Markers Challenge- Week #629 Things With Wings            
Cupcake Inspirations- Challenge #538   Theme- AG     
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Anything Goes

My second card, for the Outlawz February Progressive Challenge features a Hetty Clare digi named Flower Pot Hat. It makes me long for Spring… which can’t come too soon this year!  

·   Digi- Hetty Clare (Flower Pot Hat)

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

·   Front Sentiment “Hello Sweet Friend” from Beccy’s Place Digital Set (Keeping It Simple)

·   Inside Sentiment- Computer Generated

·   Cardstock, patterned paper, scrap of twine, and other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenges- Progressive Freebie- February (Hetty Clare- Flower Pot Hat)
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday  
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #7 Anything Goes                        
Double D’s Challenge- Shades of Pink   

I fell in love with this digi as soon as artist Francesca Lopez, posted it to her February Progressive Challenge on FB. When I learned from my boss that her daughter, who looks quite a bit like this cute digi, was born on February 14th, I knew that I had to make her a special card. Her mom loved the idea… and it sounds like the card was a hit… as was the gift card it held!) An added note, when I finished coloring the cutie (or should say I thought I was finished) I didn't feel that the dress and bow had the elegant look I was after. I wanted them to look like satin. Hmmmm? I seldom use my colored pencils, but with a little experimenting, the white one added just the right amount of sheen. Ahhhhh! 
I’m entering this card into several other challenges including  the Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge (monochromatic color scheme, we can use the greens in the inspiration photo, or color of our choice. I opted for shades of pink, wine, burgundy, and maroon.)  
 Outlawz Monochromatic Color Challenge
·   Digi- Cute As A Button (Heart Bow)

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

·   Puffy Heart Sticker- Stickos

·   Inside Sentiment “Happy Valentine’s Day”- Hero Arts (retired)

·   Black Photo corners, assorted dies, cardstock, and other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Cute As A Button-FB Progressive Freebie Challenge- #76 Heart Bow
Cute As A Button- February: CH #77 Anything Goes + (Option) From the Heart
Colorful Options Monthly Challenge- January: Rosy Red        
Paper Funday – ATG w/Opt. hugs & kisses             
Papercraft Challenges   Challenge #79-Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge-Inspiration Photo              


  1. Hi Kathy! What a darling birthday card you've created. Great design also. Thanks so much for joining us on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again, and enjoy your weekend. Hugs, Lori - DT

  2. What an adorable birthday card! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap.

  3. What a cute birthday card! Love that image! Thanks so much for your entry at Sketch N Scrap this month! :)

  4. Great card - love your colour combination.

    Thanks for joining us at the Cute as a Button Challenge.

    Helen x

  5. Beautifully colored and I love the black art deco die cut on the right! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Funday Challenges!

  6. Your Hello Card is perfectly sweet! It must have been fun to color up that adorable image! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Shades Of Pink Challenge. Donna, DT Member.

  7. What a fun image and card, great coloring too! Thank you for joining our pink challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}
    {Double D}

  8. Your cards are always so much fun Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Shades of Pink’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

  9. What a fun card. I love how you made the candle glow.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at The Paper Shelter. DT Nicola

  10. This is such a fun birthday card! That image is so cute! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sketch N Scrap!

  11. Absolutely beautiful coloring of a CAAB digi! <3

    Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Dagmara

  12. Just adorable Kathy. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT

  13. What amazing cards!! You rocked the sketch!! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  14. Wonderful cards and I love the coloring on all! Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at The Paper Funday Challenge! Donna

  15. So cute, and I like this image, very cute. Thanks for playing our challenge at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. Happy Crafting!

    Leanne DT Member/CIC
    Cupcake Inspirations

  16. What cute cards!!! I LOVE all of them!! Thank you for playing with us this week at the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!

    Cupcake Inspirations
    Design Team Member

  17. So sweet! You have been very busy! Thanks for decorating our cakes at Cupcake Inspirations!

  18. Such a beautiful card and gorgeous scene you have created. Love the other cards too. Thank you for playing along at Papercraft Challenge, good luck and I hope you will join us again.


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