Sunday, February 23, 2020

Cocoa Bear Shaker

Hi, everybody!  I'm back with another winter holiday card!  This one is a shaker!


This cute little bear with his cocoa mug is Gerda Steiner - Warm Fuzzies Bear and I coloured him with markers.  I stamped a sentiment from SugarPea Designs - Sweet Treats Christmas below the bear.  I layered the bear on a stitched banner die-cut from pink glitter cardstock as well as a strip of the same cardstock, according to the sketch below. The patterned paper is from Crate Paper Bundled Up.  I added lots of colourful sequins inside the shaker and then finished off the card by adding a puffy sticker (cocoa cup) and three red snowflake sequins.

My card design was inspired by Card Sketch 164 at Sketch-N-Scrap, designed by sketch artist and owner Lisa:



Here's another photo to show more of the sparkle:



I was also inspired by the following challenges: A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Artsystamper Digitals Hot Drinks 2/3; Arty Divas AG 4/5; Caffeine Fueled Paper Play Use a Coffee, Tea or Cocoa product from any Coffee Lovers sponsor, past or present UE; Cardz TV 108 AG 3/3; Colour Crazy AG 2/2; C.R.A.F.T. Christmas 2/2; Crafty Catz AG Optional Twist Food 2/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use Some Gold UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper February UE; Creative Fingers AG 2/3; Creative Inspirations AG UE; Crimbo Crackers Cute 2/2; Digi Choosday AG 2/2; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Pink and/or Red; Gerda Steiner Share Your Designs February UE; Incy Wincy AG 2/5; Jan's Digitals AG 2/5; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Mod Squad Hot Drink: Coffee, Tea, or Cocoa Shaker Card and add a sticker 1/3; Polkadoodles AG 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Frame It 3/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Add a Sentiment 2/5; The Outlawz Crash Your Stash Stickers 1/3; The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up AG Optional Winter Blues 4/10; Tuesday Throwdown Use Your Favourite Colour (pink) 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5 wk1; Your Scrapbook Place AG 3/3



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

Cocoa Mouse

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a winter holiday card!  I'm already ahead of my goal of two per month!


The cute cocoa mouse is Sweet n Sassy Stamps - Sweet Cocoa Digital Stamp.  I die-cut the image with a stitched circle (Gina Marie Designs) and then coloured it with markers.  I layered the image with a die-cut stitched scalloped circle (Gina Marie Designs) in red glitter cardstock.  The patterned paper is Crate Paper Bundled Up.  I stamped a sentiment (Newton's Nook Cup of Cocoa) on a die-cut fishtail banner.  Lastly I embellished with three heart-shaped rhinestones.

My card design was inspired by the February sketch challenge at Sweet n Sassy Stamps VIP Group (tag #SNSSVIP0220):


Here's another photo to show the sparkle a bit better:


I was also inspired by the following challenges: A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Ally's Angels AG 3/3; Artsystamper Digitals Hot Drinks 1/3; Arty Divas AG 3/5; Caffeine Fueled Paper Play Use a Coffee, Tea or Cocoa product from any Coffee Lovers sponsor, past or present UE; Cardz TV 108 AG 2/3; Colour Crazy AG 1/2; C.R.A.F.T. Christmas 1/2; Crafty Catz AG Optional Twist Food 1/3; Crafty Friends Gemstones/Pearls 1/3; Crafty Galz Corner Add a Heart 2/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use Some Gold UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper February UE; Creative Fingers AG 1/3; Creative Inspirations AG UE; Crimbo Crackers Cute 1/2; Digi Choosday AG 1/2; DL.ART February Linky AG UE 1/d; Incy Wincy AG 1/5; Jan's Digitals AG 1/5; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Polkadoodles AG 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Frame It 2/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Add a Sentiment 1/5; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG (I didn't do twist) 1E; The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up AG Optional Winter Blues 3/10; Virginia's Show and Share February 1/wk 2/4; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5 wk1; Your Scrapbook Place AG 2/3



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

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

TMS 542 - Tuesday Morning Sketches

Hello, everybody! Before I get started, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Krazy Krafties - thank you for joining me!  If you could please leave a link to your blog in the comments, I will hop over and follow you too!

It's Tuesday so that means we have another sketch for you at Tuesday Morning Sketches!  We continue with the Design Team choosing their favourite sketches from 2019, and this week Patti has chosen TMS 512, designed by Melissa.  It's a fun sketch, so I hope you'll be inspired to join us!


I decided to make another winter holiday card!  This adorable kitty image is Bugaboo Stamps - Meowy Christmas. I always enjoy images with three cats because I like to colour them to look like our three cats!  I used markers and then fussy-cut so I could pop up the image on foam tape.  I also added Star Dust Stickles to the kitty's hat.

Behind the kitties is a little snowy hill, die-cut from white glitter cardstock with Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes. I adhered snowflake-patterned paper for the sky. I die-cut a scalloped stitched rectangle (Waltzingmouse Stamps) from red glitter cardstock to frame the kitties, and added two die-cut banners per the sketch. The patterned paper is from Echo Park I Love Winter. The white panel has been embossed with Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow, and I stamped a sentiment from Poppystamps Cup of Cheer, colouring the heart with a red marker. I outlined the white panel and the banners with a silver paint pen.


Here's our Sketch 512 for TMS 542 - I'm looking forward to seeing your cards!


I would like to support the following 8 challenges:
  1. ABC Christmas C is for Cat UE 
  2. Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Bingo (I went with Sparkle, Bugaboo Image, and Stitching) 1/3
  3. Christmas Kickstart 28 Red 1/3 C8
  4. Creative with Stamps 47 Red 1/3 C11
  5. Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3 C10
  6. Poppystamps PSC#65 Animal Menagerie 2/3
  7. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 2 or More Patterned Papers 1/5
  8. Simon Says Stamp Monday Frame It 1/5
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Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Coffee... Right Meow!

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card I made for a friend who loves coffee!  This fun kitty loves coffee but her cup is empty!  She needs coffee... right meow!


I used several stamps and dies from Your Next Stamp!  The kitty and sentiment are from Coffee Right Meow; the cups are from Warm Christmas Wishes (stamps and dies); the smiley faces on the cups are from Fun Faces; and the wonky rectangle die-cut is Party Window Die Set.

My card began with a Distress Oxide background in pinks and reds and another Distress Oxide background in yellows, oranges, and pinks. I used the watercolour ink-smooshng technique for both. I stamped the cups and faces on the yellow background and then fussy-cut them close to the image.  I die-cut the cups in white and then adhered the fussy-cut cups so they would have a white border.

I die-cut the Party Window from the pink panel, hand-cut a wonky frame in black and adhered on the reverse side, and then adhered the pink panel to the yellow panel.  I coloured the kitty with markers and fussy-cut so I could pop her up on foam tape. Lastly I stamped the fun sentiment and adhered three punched hearts.  This card makes me smile, and I hope it will make my friend smile!  Poor kitty wants coffee immediately and it seems the empty cups are smiling and laughing about it!

My card design was inspired by Sketch 2 at Crafting Vicky:



I would like to support the following challenges: A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Ally's Angels AG 2/3; Arty Divas AG 2/5; Caffeine Fueled Paper Play Use a Coffee, Tea or Cocoa product from any Coffee Lovers sponsor, past or present; Cardz TV 108 AG 1/3; Coloring in Scrapland Love is All Around 2/2; Colour Crazy AG 1/2; Craft Stamper Take it Make It February 2/3; Crafty Catz AG Optional Twist Critters 1/3; Crafty Galz Corner Add a Heart 1/3; Creative Craft Cottage Add a Heart 3/3;Creative Inspirations AG UE; Creative Moments Optional Twist Love AG 2/3; Digi Choosday AG 2/2; DL.ART February Linky AG UE 1/d; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Pink and/or Red; Double D Hearts 3/3; Kat Scrappiness Hearts UE; Polkadoodles AG 1/2; Show Us Your Pussycats 51 Furrything Goes UE; SugarPea Designs Meant to Be Sent 2 Friendship (will be mailed to my friend this week 2/3; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ F1220 (I went with Watercolors, Pink, Hearts) 1/3; The Outlawz Festive Friday AG UE; The Paper Shelter With a Sentiment 1E; Through the Craft Room Door AG 2/2; Tuesday Throwdown Create Your Own Background 3/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 1/5; Your Next Stamp 132 Create Your Own Background; Your Scrapbook Place AG 1/3



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

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Kitty Planner Clips

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing some planner clips!  These are small so I enlarged the photo!


The stamp set is Newton's Nook - Newton Makes Plans and I coloured the images with markers and fussy-cut so I could pop them up on foam tape. I chose images representing activities I enjoy:  fitness, crafting, reading and, of course, coffee!  I added Glossy Accents to the glasses, dumbbells, coffee lid, paints, and yoga mat. The metal paper clips are from my Dollarama stash. I die-cut a lot of hearts in three colours and four sizes!  The heart dies are Poppystamps Petite Stitched Hearts and Gina Marie Designs Stitched Hearts. The clips turned out so cute, and they are exactly what I need for my planners!  Here they are in my monthly planner:


 Here is my weekly planner, with my cute new clips marking their spot:


I finished the backs of each of the clips with layered hearts:


To make my clips I used cardstock scraps / snippets.  I always reach for my scraps before I die-cut a new sheet.  Here are the scraps I started with; the blue piece measures 8.5 x 5.5 inches, and the other two are slightly smaller; all had been used previously on other projects.  


My colour choices were inspired by Newton's Nook Inky Paws Colour Challenge 116, and I was also inspired by the snippets / scraps challenge at Pixie's Snippet Playground 371:

Snippets Playground Badge

Here is one last look at my planner clips:


I would also like to support the following 6 challenges, for a total of 8:
Allsorts 558 Add a Heart 2/3
Caffeine Fueled Paper Play Use a Coffee, Tea or Cocoa product from any Coffee Lovers sponsor, past or present (see coffee cup planner clip)
Die Cut Divas Hearts and Flowers 4/4
Stempelgarten 89 From the Heart 1E C8
Kat Scrappiness Hearts UE
The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC F520 ~ Hearts UE


Thank you for looking at my planner clips!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Bring on the Snow

Hello, everybody!  Today I'm sharing a winter holiday card!  My goal is to make two holiday cards per month and this is my second one - yay!  If I can make more, I will!  This one is a winter scene with tobogganing kitties!


These adorable kitties are from Newton's Nook - Newton's Toboggan, and I coloured them with markers in an attempt to make them look like our three kitties!  I fussy-cut the image so I could pop it up on foam tape and added Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss - Simply White to the white parts of their hats.

I created the background by inking Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide for the sky.  For the trees, I inked Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide through Newton's Nook - Evergreens Stencil, and then added two snowy hills using Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes border dies.  I stamped the sentiment and snowflakes from Newton's Nook - Newton's Toboggan and then finished the card by adhering a sparkly red stitched scalloped frame (Gina Marie Designs).  I love how cute this card turned out!



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I would also like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Animals 5/5; A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; ABC Christmas C is for Cat UE; Ally's Angels AG 1/3; Arty Divas AG 1/5; Craft Stamper Take it Make It February 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Cute UE; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; Digi Choosday AG 1/2; DL.ART February Linky AG UE 1/d; Double Trouble Thing1 Repeated Item (stamped snowflakes), Thing3 Critters, Thing2 Join "Use Your Stuff" Challenge (my old stash item is the Stitched Landscapes dies) 4/4; Penny Black and More Animals, Birds, Butterflies 3/3; Show Us Your Pussycats 51 Furrything Goes UE; The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up AG Optional Winter Blues 2/10; The Outlawz Craft Your Stash Stencils 1/3; Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2; Tuesday Throwdown Create Your Own Background (inking, stencilling) 2/3; Use Your Stuff 391 Critters (my old stash item is the Stitched Landscapes dies)

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

Monday, February 10, 2020

Kitty Love Shaker

Hello, everyone!  I've made another heart/love-themed card for Brian from the cats; this one is from Honeydew!  Now each of the cats has inspired a card; the card from Snowie is here, and a tag from Kiwi is here.  Honeydew's card is a shaker!


I stamped a number of images from Jane's Doodles - Cats, coloured them with markers, and fussy-cut, including two sentiments.  My card began with a Distress Oxide background of reds and pinks using the ink-smooshing technique.  I die-cut three stitched hearts out of the inky panel and then adhered it to acetate.  I adhered the coloured images and sentiments around the heart apertures.  I  added a sparkly red stitched scalloped frame (Gina Marie Designs), three sparkly pink hearts, and several heart and xo confetti.  For the three heart-shaped shaker windows, I stuffed them full of sequins, heart sequins and confetti in red, pink, white, and magenta.  This card has lots of sparkle!


I would like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Animals 4/5; A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Allsorts 558 Add a Heart 1/3; Aud Sentiments 244 Love/Valentine's Sentiment 3/5; Coloring in Scrapland Love is All Around 1/2; Crafty Catz AG Optional Twist Embossing Wet or Dry 3/3; Creative Craft Cottage Add a Heart 2/3; Creative Fingers AG 3/3; Creative Moments Optional Twist Love AG 1/3; Cut It Up Love is in the Air 1E; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; Dare 2B Artzy Love is in the Air 2/3; Die Cut Divas Hearts and Flowers 3/4; DL.ART February Linky AG UE 1/d; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Valentines; Double D Hearts 2/3;Double Trouble Thing1 Repeated Item (heart apertures, sparkly hearts, heart confetti), Thing3 Critters, Thing2 Join "Use Your Stuff" Challenge (my old stash items are the XO confetti and the sparkly pink hearts, both from my old Dollarama stash) 3/4; Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday Add a Sentiment 3/3; Get Creative Use Hearts 3/3; Incy Wincy Love, Love, Love 4/5; Jane's Doodles 3 Love; Jan's Digitals AG 5/5; Kat Scrappiness Hearts UE; Mod Squad You're All Heart 2/3; Papercraft Business Valentine's Day / Love 3/3; Penny Black and More Animals, Birds, Butterflies 2/3; Polkadoodles 6 AG 3/3; Show Us Your Pussycats 51 Furrything Goes UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday With Love 3/5; SugarPea Designs Meant to Be Sent 2 Friendship (Brian and Honeydew are friends - will be hand-delivered) 1/3; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC F520 ~ Hearts UE: The Outlawz Saturday Paper a la Mode Valentines UE; The Paper Funday AG Twist Valentine's 1/4; Time Out Affectionate UE; Tuesday Throwdown Create Your Own Background 2/3; Use Your Stuff 391 Critters (my old stash items are the XO confetti and the sparkly pink hearts, both from my old Dollarama stash); Virginia's Show and Share February 1/4; Word Art Wednesday 424-425 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 4/5 wk2



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