Monday, April 9, 2018

Another Sympathy Card

Hi, everyone!  Before I share my card, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Paula Williams - thank you for joining me!  I met Paula on YouTube - please go check out her channel and tell her Kitty sent you!

Today I'm sharing another sympathy card.  I mentioned yesterday that I like to make a few to have on hand as I find them so difficult to make at the time when they are needed.  I made a few more but I'll share the others later.

I have loads of these paint chips in my stash from the good old days when they were trendy.  I still enjoy using them every now and then.  I trimmed off the colour names and popped it up on foam tape.

  • Clear stamp:  Sentiment (Impression Obsession Sympathy Sentiments)
  • Ink:  Your Next Stamp Purple Passion
  • Die:  Memory Box Geneva Vine
  • Other:  Paint chip and clear sequins from my stash

I would like to support the following challenges:
Bad Kitty's Craftroom Purple Day in support of Epilepsy
Cardz TV 42 AG 3/3
Crafter's Castle AG Optional Dimensional Projects 1/3 C10
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Flowers 3/3
Get Creative No Patterned Paper 3/3
Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC228 AG 3/3
Mod Squad Simply Clean 2/3
Three Amigos Blog Hop April Showers Bring May Flowers UE
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 3/5

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

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Sympathy Tulips

Hello, everyone.  Sadly I have needed some sympathy cards lately so I decided to make a few to have on hand.  They are too difficult to make at the time when needed.  Here's the first one. I'll share the others later.

  • Clear stamp:  Sentiment (Impression Obsession Sympathy Sentiments)
  • Ink:  Stampin' Up Going Grey
  • Digital image:  Fred She Said - Spring Flowers Precoloured
  • DieMemory Box Leafy Ring
  • Other:  Clear sequins from my stash

I would like to support the following challenges: Card Mania Spring (tulips) 1/3; Cardz TV 42 AG 2/3; Crafting by Designs AG April AG 2/3; Crafty Creations AG 2/2; Crafty Friends Use Your Favourite Colour (pink) 1/3; Creatalicious AG Optional Friendship UE; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; Die Cut Diva's April AG 2/4; DL.ART April Linky AG 1/d; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Flowers 1/3; Get Creative No Patterned Paper 2/3; Jo's Scrap Shack FFC228 AG 2/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Mod Squad Simply Clean 1/3; Outside the Box Floral 1E; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 2/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 2/3; PINspirational Inspiration Photo (I was inspired by the tulips) 1/5; Simon Says Stamp Monday Trio of Something (sequins) 2/5; Sum More Fun Mood Board (I was inspired by the flowers) 1/3; Three Amigos Blog Hop April Showers Bring May Flowers UE; Through the Craftroom Door AG 2/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 2/5; Your Scrapbook Place April AG 2/3



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

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Gnome Couple

Hello, everybody! Today I'm sharing a card I made with Gerda Steiner's Gnome Couple. I received this image for free because I participated in last month's challenge. This is a progressive challenge, so if you play along this month, you will receive a new image in May for free. Yay! It is fun to receive a cute new image every month, and I always look forward to it! Thank you, Gerda! Here's a link to Gerda's April challenge.

I played with my alcohol inks to make a rainbow background! I've been excited about the alcohol ink trend! I've had my Ranger Adirondack alcohol inks for many years, and they've been collecting dust. Now I've been inspired to use them again! While I prefer to use yupo paper, this time I used scraps of glossy photo paper. These were scraps that are too small to use in my printer. You don't get the same effect as on yupo, but they are still fun. I made each colour individually and then cut them into strips to piece together into the rainbow background.


As for the gnome couple, I decided not to colour them due to the vibrant background. Instead I doodled some dots and check patterns on their outfits. I computer-generated the sentiment in Microsoft Word and punched some tiny hearts from the leftover backgrounds. The stitched heart was die-cut from a vellum scrap, and I used a pierced scalloped rectangle die to cut the rainbow panel.

I would like to support the following challenges: 613 Avenue Create Use Vellum 1/8; Ally's Angels Hearts 1/3; Cardz TV 42 AG 1/3; Crafting by Designs AG April 1/3; Crafty Creations AG 1/2; Crafty Gals Corner AG 3/3; Creatalicious AG Optional Friendship UE; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; Die Cut Diva's April AG 1/4; DigiStamps 4 Joy AG Optional Bright Colours 1/3; DL.ART April Linky AG 1/d; Gerda's Steiner April1E; Get Creative No Patterned Paper 1/3; Jo's Scrap Shack FFC228 AG 1/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; Pixie's Snippet Playground 323 (used photo paper and vellum snippets, as mentioned above); Simon Says Stamp Monday Trio of Something (punched hearts) 1/5; Simon Says Stamp Work-it Wednesday Inking Technique 1/3; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG Optional Rain 1E; Through the Craftroom Door AG 1/2; Tuesday Throwdown Rainbow Colours 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 1/5; Your Scrapbook Place April AG 1/3

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

Friday, March 30, 2018

ATC - Fun Coffee Theme

Hello, everybody!  Today I'm sharing a humorous coffee-themed ATC, or Artist Trading Card, measuring 3.5" x 2.5".  I used some fun stamps from The Cat's Pajamas.  They are having a Coffee/Tea challenge and I was inspired to join in!


I also found inspiration here:  ATC ARound the World Fairytales and Such 1/3; Cardz TV 41 AG 1/3; Crafting Circle Crafty Awesomeness March 3/3; Crafty Gals Corner AG 2/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper March UE; DL.ART March Linky AG 1/d; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Flowers 1/3; Happy Little Stampers March ATC Sparkle (see sparkly washi tape) UE; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Incy Wincy No More than 3 Colours (pink, yellow, green) 1/5; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack FFC227 AG 1/3; Love to Scrap AG 3/5; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 2/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 2/3; Show Us Your Pussies Cats Only Furrything Goes UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 2/5; Simon Says Stamp Happy National Craft Month UE and on FacebookStamped Blessings HeARTful Stamping AG plus Stamp 1/2; The House that Stamps Built Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge ~ M2818; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday TT032918 AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 2/5

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

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Peace Bear

Hello, everyone! I'm back again today with another holiday card.  The more I make now, the less stress there will be in December!  I aim for two a month, and this is my second one.


The bear, festive greenery, and peace word are from a JudyKaren die-cut pack. The poinsettia image is a digital freebie from Far Far Hill that I fussy-cut. I added Xmas Red Stickles to the holly berries and along the base of the polar bear, and Platinum Stickles on the poinsettia.  The embossing folder is Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow, and the patterned paper is from Carta Bella Snow Fun (won in a candy from Chriss - thank you!).

I was inspired by the following challenges: ABC Christmas E for Emboss and G for Glitter UE; Cardz TV 40 AG 3/3; Christmas Crafts All Year Long Flowers (poinsettia) 2/5; Crafty Gals Corner AG 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Optional Inspired by Christmas Carol UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper March UE; Creative Fingers AG 3/3; DL.ART March Linky AG 1/d; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack FFC226 AG 3/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 1/5; Simon Says Stamp Happy National Craft Month UE and on Facebook; The Outlawz Festive Fridays Christmas 1/3; The House that Stamps Built Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge ~ M2818; The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up Beary Sweet Christmas FT 2/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 1/5

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

Silent Night Bear

Hi, everybody!  Today I'm sharing a vintage-style holiday card.  I don't make this style very often, but it's fun to try different styles now and then.

I used a torn music page adhered to a kraft panel as my background. Before doing so, I sponged Distress Ink around the torn edges. I stamped the various trees, holly leaves, and berries repeatedly over the panel.  I also stamped some tiny snowflakes in white but they are barely visible.  I added a strip of torn washi tape along the bottom and a remnant of same vertically at the top left corner.  The vintage teddy bear is from a die-cut pack, and I finished off the card with a few vintage poinsettia stickers.

  • Stamps:  Trees, snowflakes, thin stripe (Paperbabe Stamps Bottle Brush Tree Set), holly, berries (Paperbabe Stamps Reindeer Fusions)
  • Ink:  Ranger Archival Library Geen, Memento Bamboo Leaves and Cottage Ivy, Ancient Page Cardinal, Avery Elle Pure White, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
  • Other:  K and Company Vintage Die-cut Pack, music sheet, washi tape, and vintage stickers from my stash

I found inspiration here:
  1. Christmas Crafts All Year Long Flowers (poinsettias) 1/5 
  2. Crafter's Castle AG 1/3 C10 (one of my favourite techniques is stamping with colour ink) 
  3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Optional Inspired by Christmas Carol ("Silent Night") UE 
  4. Jingle Belles Spirit of Christmas Past/Vintage UE 
  5. Paperbabe Stamps 69 Picture Inspirations (inspired by the green) UE 
  6. Rudolph Day March 1E C10 
  7. Simon Says Stamp Happy National Craft Month UE and on Facebook
  8. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 2/5 
  9. The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up Beary Sweet Christmas FT 1/3
Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

My Favourite Earthling 2

Hi, everybody!  Today I'm sharing another outer space card! I had a leftover piece of the galaxy background I made with alcohol inks (see yesterday's post). This is another card that will be going to a card drive for hospitalized children. I'm trying to work ahead so I'll have enough cards by the time the card drives roll around.

  • Digital image: Imagine That Digistamp - To the Moon and Back (precoloured)
  • Clear stamp: Sentiment (Gerda Steiner Alien Invasion)
  • Ink: StazOn Jet Black (sentiment on vellum), Ranger alcohol inks (Pitch Black, Pool, Stonewashed, Wild Plum, Silver Mixative)
  • Dies:  Memory Box Twirled Heart Border, speech bubble (unknown)
  • Other: DecoArt Crafter's Acrylic White (splattered on background)

Here's a photo of the two outer space cards together:


I would like to support the following challenges: Cardz TV 40 AG 2/3; Crafty Creations AG 2/2; Creatalicious AG Optional Birthday UE; Creative Fingers AG 2/3; DL.ART March Linky AG 1/d; Get Creative Fantasy 2/3; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Imagine That...Digis by Kris Creative Playground Year-round Link-up SIR UE; Jo's Scrap Shack FFC226 AG 2/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 2/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Happy National Craft Month UE and on Facebook; Three Amigos Blog Hop 12 Out of this World UE; Through the Craftroom Door AG 2/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 2/5

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