Tuesday, March 15, 2022

myasperations 3-15-22

Since it’s the 15th of the month, I get to share a DT card for QKR Stampede. Stop by the challenge, which is always “Anything Goes” and several prizes are awarded. Maybe you’ll be inspired to enter a card or two yourself? 
I made this sweet card for a little girl who loves frogs and googly eyes and birthdays. So I know this card will make her smile! I’m entering this card into several challenges including Cupcake Inspirations-Pets (although not typical pets, frogs were featured by author  Mark Twain in many of his beloved stories and were one of the many pets my siblings and I had during our childhood. We even raised several from the polliwog stage until we released them back into the wild when they grew into their hoppy adult stage!)
 
Supplies: 
·   Digi- Eureka Digital Stamp (Jumping Frog) Also available in unmounted or cling-mounted
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Inside Sentiment- QKR Stampede Digital Stamp (Hoppy Birthday) Also available in unmounted or cling-mounted

·   Patterned paper, cardstock, googly eyes, and other items from my stash.

Entered into: 
Cupcake Inspirations- Challenge #539   Theme-Pets    
2craftycrittercrazies challenge- March 2022                                 
Di’s Digi Stamps- Green with Envy  
Digi Doodle Studios- #47 Perfect Pets and Animals
Incy Wincy Designs- Nature and Scenery
      Since I’m a DT for Beccy’s Place (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes (Optional Twist- Birthday)
        Since I’m a DT for QKR Stampede (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

love Ching-Chou Kuik’s bold black & white digi named Love Garden, especially when paired with minimal coloring plus plaid and pink bling. How fun is that?! A scrap of ribbon, small silver heart charm I’ve had in my stash for at least a decade and black photo corners finish off this eclectic card. I added scraps of the papers I used to decorate the inside of the card. A sentiment will be added later to meet the need (probably for a wedding, anniversary or Valentine’s Day.) 

Supplies: 

·   Digi- Ching Chou Kuik (Love Garden)

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

·   Boxed set of Plaid cards and envelopes- Hobby Lobby

·   Pioneer Black Photo corners- available from several sources

·   Cardstock, scrap of pale pink ribbon, sparkly pink paper, and silver charm from my stash.

Entered into:  
Ching-Chou Kuik's FB Challenge- [FB] – Spring, Easter, or Floral
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #10 Anything Goes                      
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- March                    
Paper Funday – #39 ATG w/Opt. Use Green and Gold

The sweet pajama-clad girl on this card is from Cute As A Button is named Sleepover, but I turned the digi into a Christmas-related image by adding computer-generated sentiment and the Christmas scene background. The beautiful Christmas tree scene on this card is from a coloring book named Creative Haven Christmas Ornaments Coloring Book." I'd signed up for a weekly newsletter a while ago from Dover Publications and have appreciated that it regularly emails links to a half dozen coloring books and activity books, each offering 4-5 pages that are available for a short time as free downloads. This friendly scene was one of the pages available in a recent newsletter. (Sign up for the sampler newsletter to start getting your own treasures!] After copying the image, I used my Word program to reduce it in size to fit an A2 sized card, then printed it on white cardstock and trimmed around the image. I printed the scene, colored a few of the ornaments and bows, then attached it to the front of an Christmas card from a boxed set that I found for 90% off at Goodwill a few years ago.  The “Tis the Season” sentiment on the inside of the card is from the original boxed card, and the Santa hat sticker adds a bit of whimsy. So fun!
I’m also entering this card into several other challenges including Path Of Positivity Challenge- Celebrate Something Special about your Childhood (like most children, my siblings and I were light sleepers on Christmas Eve and woke the house at ‘o dark hundred hours with squeals of excitement when we dug through the many gifts left for us by “Santa and Mrs. Claus!”)
Supplies: 

·   Digi- Cute As A Button (Sleepover)

·   Background Christmas scene from a Dover Creative Haven Christmas Ornaments Coloring Book

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

·   Sentiments- Computer Generated

·   Santa Hat Sticker- Hobby Lobby

·   Pioneer Black Photo corners- available from several sources

·   Vellum and other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Path Of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #99
Digi Chooseday Crafting Challenge- Week #11 Anything Goes   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #585 AG
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Anything Goes

15 comments:

  1. Christmas is alway such a special time in childhood! Lovely card with the gorgeous tree and little one! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

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  2. These are all wonderful Kathy! Great cards!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends this time around- good luck!

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  3. Beautiful Christmas card!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things! xxx

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  4. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 10 at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge!

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  5. So amazing. Love your happy card with cute image. Thanks for playing with us this week at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!! Kanan - DT

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  6. What lovely cards!! I especially love that frog-so fun!! Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!

    Nora
    DT Member CIC

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  7. Lots of gorgeous cards here and the LOVE image is stunning. Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at The Paper Funday Challenge.
    Donna
    The Paper Funday Challenge
    The Inspiration Station Challenge

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  8. Wow.. what an amazing work! Love the colours and the cute image!

    Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Critter Crazy and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Doris
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *Owner*Critter Crazy Challenges
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days
    *DT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

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  9. Fun card Kathy. Thank you for entering the (Nature and Scenery) and/or (Home and Food) Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

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  10. Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

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  11. Beautiful card - love how you've coloured the image.

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

    Helen x
    DT

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  12. A set of really lovely cards!
    Thanks for sharing with the Patterned Paper Challenge!

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  13. I love all the creations but the last one is my fave! I love the stamp and how you colored it!

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

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  14. Fabulous creations! Thanks for joining us for our "Perfect Pets and Animaals" challenge at Digi Doodle Studios!

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  15. Beautiful love themed card.

    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Funday Challenge.

    Helen x
    DT

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