Thursday, February 15, 2018

This and That

Hi, everyone! Today I'm sharing two projects:  a card and an ATC. First up is my card. I used a cute digi set from Imagine That...Digis by Kris.  This galaxy background that I made with watercolours was a leftover from a previous project.


  • Digital image and sentiment:  Imagine That...Digis by Kris - To the Moon and Back (pre-coloured)
  • Dies:  Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles, stars from Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling Card, generic speech bubble die
  • Galaxy background:  Made with watercolours

By the way, Imagine That...Digis by Kris is having an awesome fundraiser during the month of February.  Check out the Valentine Kitty pack that you will receive when you spend $10.  I just got mine and will be sharing some cards soon!


Below is the ATC I made! This is another one for Janis at Her Peaceful Garden. She is having an ATC party this month, with weekly themes, and we are also learning a lot about Janis! Not only does she love cats, but she also loves chickens, and that is this week's theme: Chickens! Please go check out Janis's month-long party and help her celebrate! There will be a new theme each Monday in February.

For those new to ATCs, or Artist Trading Cards, they are small cards measuring 2.5" x 3.5". They are a lot of fun to make and share with fellow crafters!   I call this one, "Nom, Nom, Nom." This is not my usual style, but I had a lot of fun making it!  This ATC will be on its way to Janis shortly, along with the cat ATCs I made last week.


Here's the back of the ATC, which I created using Microsoft Word.

  • Die: Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle Layers

Challenges:
Card
A Gem of a Challenge Have a Heart UE; DL.ART February Linky AG 1/d; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge AG Optional Hearts UE; Imagine That...Digis by Kris Creative Playground Year-round Link-up UE; Imagine That... Digis by Kris FB Optional Challenge Hearts SIR UE; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Add a Die Cut 1/5; Word Art Wednesday 322-323 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 1/5

ATC
Gecko Galz Putting on the Green; Happy Little Stampers - February ATC Challenge Hearts UE; Hiding in My Craftroom Super Scraps Saturday (all cardstock from scraps) 3/3; Simon Says Stamp Send a Card to a Friend Day UE and on Facebook; Three Amigos Blog Hop 11 Nom Nom UE

Thank you for looking at my projects!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Smile, I Like You

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card that's a bit different for me - there's no cat or animal on this card!  I was inspired by the Doodlebug Mini Love Notes that were part of the recent Simon Says Stamp Valentine's Kit (I was particularly inspired by Siv's card #33).

I didn't get the kit, so I decided to make my own love notes!  I used a bunch of my Your Next Stamp products to make my card.


Stamps:  Your Next Stamp -  Cute Alpha Squares (xo), Coffee Break (I like you), Hammie Coffee and Tea (smile), Mini Heart Ink Splatter (stamped a vertical stripe)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Angel Pink
Dies: Your Next Stamp - Mini Envelope Die (envelope, scalloped note, heart), Animal Bookmark Add-on (heart), Coffee Right Meow (tiny hearts), Cute Alpha Squares, Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles
Paper:  Patterned paper (Lots of Flowers Paper Pack, Pebbles We Belong Together), gold foil posterboard, Recollections Red, Recollections Pink Buttons, Staples White
Other:  Embossing folder (Cuttlebug Cross My Heart), Posca white paint marker and Pilot fineliner black (for doodled stitching on envelopes)

I was inspired by the colours in  Your Next Stamp Colour Challenge 82, and I've got all of them.  There's a tiny bit of green in the floral envelope.



I would like to support the following challenges: A Gem of a Challenge Have a Heart UE; Allsorts Love is in the Air 3/3; Cardz TV 34 Anything Goes 3/3; Crafty Friends Love is in the Air 3/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper February UE; Creatalicious 132 AG w optional love, anniversary, thinking of you UE; Creative Inspirations Love is in the Air and/or Pink and Red Colours UE; Creative Moments AG 3/3; Cut it Up Layers of Love (at least 3 layers) 1E; Cute Card Thursday Love UE; Deep Ocean Love is All Around UE; Die Cuttin' Divas Valentine's Day 1/3; Di's Digi Designs Lots of Pink and Red 3/3; DL.ART February Linky AG 1/d; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Hiding in My Craftroom Super Scraps Saturday (all die-cuts from scraps) 2/3; Jo's Scrap Shack FFC 220 AG 3/3; Joy Clair Month of Love UE; Love to Scrap Love Theme 5/5; MHK Designs February Inspiration (I was inspired by the colours); Mod Squad Have a Heart 3/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3; PINspirational Inspiration Photo (I was inspired by the colours and the Valentine's theme) 1/5; Power Poppy Power and Spark Love to Sparkle UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday It Must be Love 4/5; Simon Says Stamp Monday Take Note (love notes, graph paper) 1/5; STAMPlorations Paint it Red UE; The Corrosive February AG 2/3; Through the Craftroom Door AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday 320-321 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk2 5/5


Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Twist Pop-up Card from Scraps

Hi, everyone!  In keeping with my goal for this year, I tried a different style of card!  It's a Twist Pop-up!  It is not new, but new to me!  To start, I saw a fun challenge to "Use Your Scraps" at Winnie and Walter's 4th Birthday Bash and thought it would be a good opportunity to use all the scraps I had left over from the three cat ATCs I made last week.  Here's a photo of my scraps before I started:


I decided to make a card for Janis at Her Peaceful Garden to coordinate with the ATCs I made for her 60th birthday ATC party. Janis loves cats, and I always say if you have a birthday in February, you have to expect hearts on your card as well!  I could also say that this card celebrates Janis's love of cats!  Here is the front:


Stamps:  Sentiment (Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin')
Ink:  Versamark
Digital Background: Winnie and Walter - The Gossip Column Grid freebie
Dies: Poppystamps Strolling Kitties, Poppystamps Pouncing Cat, Poppystamps Curious Cat, Poppystamps Heart Buttons, stitched scalloped hearts
Other: Embossing folder (Cuttlebug Cross Your Heart), Ranger white embossing powder, number stickers

Now here's the exciting part - when you open it!  I'm so happy with how it turned out!  Such a fun surprise when it's opened!  I followed a YouTube video tutorial on Maymay Made It Crafts.  If I had to make it over, I would use lighter-weight cardstock for the twist pop-up mechanism as the card became bulky, and it will not lie flat when closed. I will be doing that next time.


Stamps:  Furtastic, two paws up, pawprints (Penny Black Nine Lives), purr, yarnball (Hero Arts Purr), birthday sentiment (DRS Designs), meow (Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin'), food dish (Your Next Stamp Jessica's Kitten)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Digital Background: Winnie and Walter - The Gossip Column Grid freebie
Dies: Poppystamps Playful Kitties, Poppystamps Large Pouncing Cat, Poppystamps Strolling Kitties, Poppystamps Heart Buttons, stitched scalloped hearts

I would like to support the following challenges: A Gem of a Challenge Have a Heart UE; Allsorts Love is in the Air 2/3; Cardz TV 34 Anything Goes 2/3; Crafty Friends Love is in the Air 2/3; Creatalicious 132 AG w optional love, anniversary, thinking of you UE; Creative Craft Cottage Love is All Around 3/3; Creative Inspirations Love is in the Air and/or Pink and Red Colours UE; Creative Moments AG 2/3; Cupcake Inspirations Love Theme 3/3; Cute Card Thursday Love UE; Dare 2 B Artzy Love 3/3; Deep Ocean Love is All Around UE; Di's Digi Designs Lots of Pink and Red 2/3; DL.ART February Linky AG 1/d; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Pink or Red 3/3; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Hiding in My Craftroom Super Scraps Saturday 1/3; Jo's Scrap Shack FFC 220 AG 2/3; Joy Clair Month of Love UE; Love to Scrap Love Theme 4/5; MHK Designs February Inspiration (I was inspired by the colours); Mod Squad Have a Heart 2/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 3/3; Pixie's Snippet Playground 319 Use Snippets 1E; Poppystamps PSC41 My Heart 2/3; Power Poppy Power and Spark Love to Sparkle UE; Show Us Your Pussies Cats Only Love UE; Simon Says Stamp Monday Love is in the Air 4/5; Simon Says Stamp Send a Card to a Friend Day UE and on Facebook: Simon Says Stamp Wednesday It Must be Love 3/5; STAMPlorations Paint it Red UE; The Cat's Pajamas 343 - Animals UE: The Corrosive February AG 1/3; Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday Bash - Four Challenge with Shay (four hearts of each colour on front, four hearts on each panel inside); Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday Bash - Inspiration Challenge with Gayatri (I was inspired by the photos, heart theme and colours); Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday Bash - Grid Challenge with Keren (used Grid freebie for background); Winnie and Walter's 4th Birthday Bash - Use Your Scraps with Kelly; Word Art Wednesday 320-321 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk2 4/5



Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Guest Designer - Happy Little Stampers - February ATC Challenge

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm excited to be Guest Designing for Happy Little Stampers - February ATC Challenge. Our theme this month is Hearts, and I have created two ATCs using Happy Little Stampers Doodled Flowers clear stamps. I included lots of hearts: patterned paper, embossing folder, and heart-shaped gems.  I hope you will come over and join our fun challenge!


For those new to ATCs, or Artist Trading Cards, they are small cards measuring 3.5" x 2.5" and, according to Wiki, are "self-made unique works or small series, signed and dated on the reverse by the artist/producer, exchanged and collected by the people who participate in the collaborative performance."  For me, I like to use them in happy mail and in pocket letters, and they are a lot of fun to make and share with crafty friends!


Products used:
  • Stamps:  Happy Little Stampers Doodled Flowers clear stamps
  • Dies:  Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle Layers
  • Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye Love Me, Martha Stewart Crafts Love Notes, Pebbles We Belong Together, Simple Stories Snap Color Vibe
  • Ink: Lawn Fawn Jet Black, Versamark
  • Accessories:  Embossing folder (double hearts), Ranger white embossing powder, heart gems (from my old Dollarama stash), Xmas Red Stickles


Here's how to make these ATCs:
  • Die-cut pinpoint rectangle in black and white
  • Trim white panel slightly smaller than black and emboss with heart pattern
  • Stamp doodled flowers and leaves on patterned paper, fussy-cut, and adhere to white panel
  • Trim over-edge flowers and adhere to black panel
  • Heat emboss sentiment in white on black scrap and adhere (I fussy-cut one of the sentiments)
  • Embellish flowers with red heart gems and Stickles
  • Add black dots to white panel with marker


Thank you to Kylie at Happy Little Stampers for having me as a Guest Designer!  I had fun!


I would also like to support the following challenges: A Gem of a Challenge Have a Heart UE; Ally's Angels 2 Flowers 1/3; Allsorts Love is in the Air 1/3; Archi-scraps Use Lots of Rhinestones or Bling; Cardz TV 34 Anything Goes 1/3; Country View Anything but Cute UE; Crafting by Designs Anything Goes 3/3; Crafty Calendar 2 or More Layers 3/3; Crafty Friends Love is in the Air 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper February UE; Creatalicious 132 AG w optional love, anniversary, thinking of you UE; Creative Inspirations Love is in the Air and/or Pink and Red Colours UE; Di's Digi Designs Lots of Pink and Red 1/3; DL.ART February Linky AG 1/d; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Pink or Red 2/3; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Jo's Scrap Shack FFC 220 AG 1/3; MHK Designs February Inspiration (I was inspired by the colours and the flowers); Penny's Paper-crafty AG 2/3; STAMPlorations Paint it Red UE; Word Art Wednesday 320-321 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk2  3/5



Thank you for looking at my ATCs! Wishing you a joyful day!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Cat ATC with Shaker

Hi, everyone!  Today I'm sharing another kitty ATC!  This is the third one I made for Janis at Her Peaceful Garden, and this one is a shaker!  Janis is having an ATC party this month, and this week's theme is Cats - my favourite!  Please go check out Janis's month-long party and help her celebrate!  There will be a new theme each Monday in February.

For those new to ATCs, or Artist Trading Cards, they are small cards measuring 2.5" x 3.5".  They are a lot of fun to make and share with fellow crafters!


Stamp:  Sentiment (Stampin' Up Pawsitively Purrfect)
Digital Background:  Winnie and Walter - The Gossip Column Grid freebie
Cardstock:  Recollections
Dies:  Poppystamps Playful Kitties, Poppystamps Heart Buttons, unknown stitched speech bubble
Other:  Tiny heart sequins, tiny clear sequins, Posca white paint marker

I also created an information card for the back of my ATC using Microsoft Word:


Die: Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle Layers

Here is a photo of all three cat love-themed ATCs that will be on their way to Janis:


I would also like to support these challenges: : A Gem of a Challenge Have a Heart UE; Crafting by Designs Anything Goes 2/3; Crafty Calendar 2 or More Layers 3/3; Creatalicious 132 AG w optional love, anniversary, thinking of you UE; Creative Craft Cottage Love is All Around 2/3; Creative Inspirations Love is in the Air and/or Pink and Red Colours UE; Creative Moments AG 1/3; Cupcake Inspirations Love Theme 2/3; Cute Card Thursday Love UE; Deep Ocean Love is All Around UE; DL.ART February Linky AG 1/d;  DL.ART Thankful Thursday Pink or Red 1/3; Double D Sequins 2/3;Joy Clair Month of Love UE; MHK Designs Inspiration Graphic (I was inspired by the colours and love theme) UE; Mod Squad Have a Heart 1/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies 1805 Anything Goes 3/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; Poppystamps PSC41 My Heart 2/3; Show Us Your Pussies Cats Only Love UE; Simon Says Stamp Monday Love is in the Air 3/5; Simon Says Stamp Send a Card to a Friend Day UE and on FacebookSimon Says Stamp Wednesday It Must be Love 2/5; STAMPlorations Paint it Red UE; Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday Bash - Four Challenge with Shay (four heart buttons, four xo's); Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday Bash - Inspiration Challenge with Gayatri (I was inspired by the photos, heart theme and colours); Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday Bash - Grid Challenge with Keren (used Grid freebie for background); Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday Bash - Shaker Challenge with Lea Love Theme; Word Art Wednesday 320-321 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk2 2/5


Thank you for looking at my ATC!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Kitty Love ATC

Hello, everybody!  Today I'm sharing another kitty ATC!  This is the second one I made for Janis at Her Peaceful Garden, who is having an ATC party this month!  This week's theme is Cats - my favourite!  Please go check out Janis's month-long party and help her celebrate!  There will be a new theme each Monday in February.

For those new to ATCs, or Artist Trading Cards, they are small cards measuring 2.5" x 3.5".  They are a lot of fun to make and share with fellow crafters!


Stamps: Cat Definition (Magenta Stamps Cat Quote), cats (unknown), Kitty Love (Studio G), meow (Clearly Besotted Furry Friends), pawprints (Penny Black Nine Lives)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Dies: Stitched Tag, Stitched Heart, Tiny Bow
Other:  Tiny heart sequins, tiny red gem, Posca white paint marker

I also created an information card for the back of my ATC using Microsoft Word. Now I'll be able to add a backer to all my ATCs, including the one for Janis that I shared yesterday!  Thank you to Janis and The Altered Paper for inspiring!


Die: Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle Layers

I would also like to support these challenges: : A Gem of a Challenge Have a Heart UE; Crafting by Designs Anything Goes 1/3; Crafty Calendar 2 or More Layers 2/3; Creatalicious 132 AG w optional love, anniversary, thinking of you UE; Creative Craft Cottage Love is All Around 1/3; Creative Inspirations Love is in the Air and/or Pink and Red Colours UE; Cupcake Inspirations Love Theme 1/3; Cute Card Thursday 515 AG UE; Dare 2 B Artzy Love 2/3; Deep Ocean Love is All Around UE; DL.ART February Linky AG 1/d; Hiding in my Craftroom Pinks and Reds 3/3; Joy Clair Month of Love UE; Little Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; MHK Designs Inspiration Graphic (I was inspired by the colours and love theme) UE; Mod Squad Have a Heart 1/3; One Crazy Stamper February AG 5/5; Pammie's Inky Pinkies 1805 Anything Goes 2/3; Penny Black and More Love, Hearts and Flowers 3/3; Show Us Your Pussies Cats Only Love UE; Simon Says Stamp Monday Love is in the Air 2/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday It Must be Love 1/5; STAMPlorations Paint it Red UE; Sum More Fun Mood Board (I was inspired by the colours and heart theme) 3/3; The Outlawz Monday Greetings Have a Heart 1E; Through the Craftroom Door AG 2/2; Word Art Wednesday 320-321 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk2 1/5


Thank you for looking at my ATC!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Kitty ATC - Eat, Sleep, Play

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a kitty ATC that I made for Janis at Her Peaceful Garden, who is having an ATC party this month!  This week's theme is Cats - my favourite!  Please go check out Janis's month-long party and help her celebrate!  There will be a new theme each Monday in February.


For those new to ATCs, or Artist Trading Cards, they are small cards measuring 2.5" x 3.5".  They are a lot of fun to make and share with fellow crafters!


Stamps: Cats, words, fishbone (Stampendous Kitty Silhouettes), pawprints (Clearly Besotted Furry Friends)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Die: Scalloped Stitched Heart
Other:  Tiny heart sequins

I would also like to support these challenges: : A Gem of a Challenge Have a Heart UE; Craft Stamper Take It Make It February AG 3/3; Creatalicious 132 AG w optional love, anniversary, thinking of you UE; Cute Card Thursday 515 AG UE; DL.ART February Linky AG 1/d; Hiding in my Craftroom Pinks and Reds 2/3; Joy Clair Month of Love UE; Little Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; MHK Designs Inspiration Graphic (I was inspired by the colours and love theme) UE; One Crazy Stamper February AG 4/5; Pammie's Inky Pinkies 1805 Anything Goes 1/3; Penny Black and More Love, Hearts and Flowers 2/3; Show Us Your Pussies Cats Only Love UE; Simon Says Stamp Monday Love is in the Air 1/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 5/5; Stamped Blessings heARTful stamping AG plus stamp 2/2; STAMPlorations Paint it Red UE; Sum More Fun Mood Board (I was inspired by the colours and heart theme) 2/3; Through the Craftroom Door AG 1/2; 2 Crafty Critter Crazies February AG Animals 5/5; Word Art Wednesday 320-321 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 5/5



Thank you for looking at my ATC! Wishing you a joyful day!