Monday, October 21, 2019

Meow

It's me again!  The 2019 Cat Lovers Hop is on now!  I've been so inspired today!  Thank you to Janis at Her Peaceful Garden, our hop hostess!


Here's my last card for today:


This is my third and final card for the 3 Colors challenge at Mod Squad Challenge Blog, where the challenge is to use only three colours:  black, brown, and cream.  The rules are tough - you must also include a tag on your card, and there can be no white, not even for the card base!

I stamped 3 of the 4 images from the Judikins Paula Best 9500G cat cube in black on cream cardstock.  I die-cut three of the images into tags (Lawn Fawn Tiny Tags) and added a black bow (Gina Marie Designs).  I mounted the three tags on a brown panel and addes stitched lines at the top and bottom edge (Memory Box Open Studio Country Stitches) and then mounted the brown panel on a black card base. I finished off the card by adding a meow die-cut (Recollections Cats), also in cream.

To make sure I didn't stray from the three colours, I stuck to using the black, brown, and cream paper from the Recollections Coffee and Cream cardstock pack:


I would also like to support the following challenges:
A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE
Craft Stamper Magazine Take it Make It 2/3
Crafter's Castle 22 AG Optional Fall 3/3 C10
Lost Coast Designs Pets and Stamping UE
Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 3/3 C10
Show Us Your Pussycats Furrything Goes UE
Word Art Wednesday 408-409 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 4/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day - and Happy Hopping!

Purr Friends

Hello again!  As promised, I am back with another card for the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop Thank you to Janis at Her Peaceful Garden, who hosts this fun hop for us cat lovers! 


I made another card for the 3 Colors challenge at Mod Squad Challenge Blog, where the challenge is to use only three colours:  black, brown, and cream.  The rules are tough - you must also include a tag on your card, and there can be no white, not even for the card base!


I die-cut the stitched tag (MFT Stitched Traditional Tag Stax) from cream cardstock and stamped the kitties (Handprints Two Cats wood-mounted rubber stamp, 1990) and sentiment (Simon Says Stamp Friends Forever) in black.  I die-cut the heart background (Taylored Expressions Blooming Hearts Cover Plate) in brown and mounted on black cardstock and then a cream card base.  I salvaged three of the brown heart offcuts and adhered them to the tag, which I adhered to the heart background with foam tape.  I die-cut a heart in cream and paper-pieced it on the background and added a die-cut "purr" (Recollections Cats), also in cream.

To make sure I didn't stray from the three colours, I stuck to using the black, brown, and cream paper from the Recollections Coffee and Cream cardstock pack:


I would also like to support the following challenges:
A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE
Craft Stamper Magazine Take it Make It 1/3
Crafter's Castle 22 AG Optional Fall 2/3 C10
Lost Coast Designs Pets and Stamping UE
Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 2/3 C10
Show Us Your Pussycats Furrything Goes UE
Southern Girls AG 1E C10
Word Art Wednesday 408-409 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 3/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day - and Happy Hopping!

Have a Purrfect Day... Meow

Hello, everybody!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Valerie Snaith - thank you for joining me!

I have been so inspired by the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop already and it's only the first day! Woohoo! Thank you to Janis at Her Peaceful Garden, who hosts this fun hop and makes us appreciate our kitties just a little more than we already do!


After seeing all of the kitty inspiration over at the Hop, I ended up making three more cards today!  Here is the first one, and I will post the other two shortly.


There is a 3 Colors challenge at Mod Squad Challenge Blog, and it was actually quite a challenge for me!  I normally use a lot of colours on my cards, but their challenge is to use only three colours:  black, brown, and cream.  The rules are tough - you must also include a tag on your card, and there can be no white, not even for the card base!

I stamped the kitties in black on cream cardstock and then mounted it on black cardstock and then a brown card base.  (Sorry I do not know the source of this stamp as I received it in friend mail.)  I stamped a  sentiment at the top left (Your Next Stamp - Summer Blossom Fluffy Kitten).  At the bottom right, I added a tiny die-cut tag (A  Jillian Vance Designs - DieLuxe Tiny Tags Die) with a "meow" stamp (The Greeting Farm - Purrfect Cats).  Lastly I tied some brown twine (American Crafts) on the tag.

To make sure I didn't stray from the three colours, I stuck to using the black, brown, and cream paper from the Recollections Coffee and Cream cardstock pack:


I would also like to support the following challenges:
A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE
Crafter's Castle 22 AG Optional Fall 1/3 C10
Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3 C10
Show Us Your Pussycats Furrything Goes UE
Word Art Wednesday 408-409 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 2/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day - and Happy Hopping!

2019 Cat Lovers Hop - Day 1

Hello, everyone!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome three new followers - Joy WilsonIso crealientje, and Shawn Foster (Debbie) - thank you for joining me!

Today is an exciting day!  It's the first day of the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop!  Woohoo!  Thank you to Janis at Her Peaceful Garden, who hosts this hop each year so we can all get together and share projects to celebrate our love of cats!  Check out the Guidelines and FAQ and then get creative with your cat images so you can join in the fun! Note that you need to sign in if you'd like to win a pawesome prize!   This is the fifth year for the Cat Lovers Hop, and I have participated in all of them - I wouldn't miss it!  The Hop runs until Saturday, October 26, so you have plenty of time to play along!  For those who are new here, I have 3 cats - you can see photos of them on my right-hand sidebar!  Honeydew and Kiwi are 15 years old, and Snowie is 14.


My card features a new digital image from Bugaboo Digi Stamps called Sign-it Kitty Cat Greetings. While I was shopping at Bugaboo, I noticed they have a whole section of their shop devoted to Cats so head over and take a look!  (The image I used is still on sale for 50% off at time of writing.)


The adorable image was coloured with my markers (Bic Mark-its and Dollarama markers).  The sign is pale pink, and so are the cat's cheeks and ears, although it's not showing up well in the photo.  I sponged some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide for the sky and Mowed Lawn for the grass.  I stamped a sentiment on the sign from Jane's Doodles Cats, and then mounted on black cardstock. The crinkle ribbon is from DL.ART - Cabernet from the Vintage Vineyard Collection.  The patterned papers are from my stash (I think they are MME - I used scraps/snippets), and I finished off the card with three sequins at the top left.

I was inspired by the sketch at Catch the Bug's Stella Says Sketch Challenge 717:



Inspiration also came from Catch the Bug's October Bingo Challenge; I chose Flower, Player's Choice (Bugaboo image), and Ribbon:



I would also like to support the following challenges:  2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Critters 1/5; A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Ally's Angels 27 AG 1/3; Cardz TV 100 AG 1/3; Crafting by Designs October AG 1/3; Crafts Galore Encore AG 1/3; Crafty Catz 479 AG 1/3; Crafty Creations 400 AG 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper October UE; DL.ART October Linky UE 1/d; Dare 2B Artzy Cute Animals 1/3; Imagine That Digistamp Creative Playground 10 AG 1/3; Lil Patchof Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Pixie's Snippet Playground #23 (the patterned papers are all snippets) 1E; Polkadoodles 42 AG 1/2; Show Us Your Pussycats Furrything Goes UE; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG 1E (I didn't use the twist Dream or Nightmare); Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday 408-409 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 1/5

Thank you for looking at my card!   Wishing you a joyful day - and Happy Hopping!

Monday, September 30, 2019

Heart Doodle with Butterfly

Hello, everyone!  I did some colouring recently and have made a card!  I've been inspired by a few challenges, as usual!  The image is Scribbles Designs Heart Doodle 4.  Sandy has several doodles like this in her store and they are a lot of fun to colour!  I used my markers (Bic Mark-its and Dollarama markers) and then fussy-cut around the image and mounted on craft foam.


The kraft cardstock is embossed with Cuttlebug Plum Blossom and I added a fun butterfly (my Dollarama stash) and die-cut leaves (Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf Strip).  The sentiment was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and fussy-cut.  Lastly I added some tiny gem flowers to the centers of the three heart flowers.

I was inspired by the following challenges: A Gem of a Challenge 19 Anything Goes 1/3; Ally's Angels 26 AG 1/3; Aud Sentiments AG plus Sentiment 1/5; Brown Sugar 293 AG 1/2; Butterfly Challenge 129 Spin the Butterfly Wheel with M (I went with Mandarin); Cardz TV 99 AG 1/3; Creative Fingers 171 AG 1/3; DL.ART September Linky AG UE 1/d; Double Trouble 39 Something, Anything, Everything Free for All Thing 1 Use Your Stash, Thing 2 Link up with Previous Partner (Brown Sugar) 1/4; Get Creative 84 AG 2/3; ITD Creative Playground 9 AG 2/3; Little Patch of Crafty Friends 114 Always AG 1/3; Love to Scrap Challenge Blog 125 AG 1/5; Penny's Paper-Crafty 449 AG 1/3; Polkadoodles 39 AG 1/2; Scribbles Designs 81 Use Kraft Paper 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 66 AG 1/5; The Corrosive September AG 1/3; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Sept 26 Something that Begins with the Letter of my First Name (K for Kraft) 1/2; Through the Craft Room Door Sept 23 AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday 405-407 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 1/5


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

P.S. to my followers - It may take me a while to get around to visit but I will get there eventually; thank you for your patience.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Fall Chipmunk

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a fall-themed card!  This little chippy has something yummy in his cup!


I've used this adorable image from Deedee's Digis - Fall Warm-up - several times before, yet I never tire of his chubby cheeks and cuteness!  Sadly Deedee's Digis is no longer in business but I continue to enjoy her adorable designs.  In this case I fussy-cut the pre-coloured image and popped him up on foam tape.

The striped background was made with my watercolours and then die-cut to add the stitched swirls. I used dies for the tree, leaves, and grass, and I stamped a sentiment from Your Next Stamp.  I did some inking with Distress Ink on the grass to add some texture.

I would like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Animals 2/3; A Gem of a Challenge 17 AG 1/2; A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Crafts Galore Encore September AG 2/3 Creatalicious 170 AG Optional Humour 1/3; Cupcake Inspirations CIC477 Food and Drink 2/3; Cute Card Thursday 598 AG UE; DL.ART September Linky AG UE 1/d; Double D Featured (I was inspired by the forest animals) 1/3; Double Trouble 37 T1 Fall Theme, T3 Fall Sweet Treat, T2 Join The Paper Girls Challenge 1/4; Get Creative AG 1/3; ITD Creative Playground 9 AG 1/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Always AG 2/3; Scribbles Designs Include a Sentiment 2/3; Tales from the Craft Room For the Kids 1E; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG w Optional Twist Stitching 1/2; The Paper Girls Falling in Love 1/3; Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2; Tuesday Throwdown Stripes 1/3; Word Art Wednesday 402-403 AG 1/5 wk2



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

Monday, September 2, 2019

Thinking of You Shadow Box Card

Hello there!  Today I'm sharing a shadow box card!  This is the first time I've used my Spellbinders Shapeabilities Layered Thinking of You Woodland Scene Shadowbox Die and I love how it turned out!  It was a bit difficult to photograph so I've made the photo extra large and hopefully you can see the various layers of this little woodland scene. 

This card was made for a man going through some health issues and it has already been received.


There is a lot of die-cutting for this card, but no stamping.  I did some inking with Distress Oxides on the animals, leaves, and grass (Lawn Fawn die), and I added a few white spots to the deer.  The back panel, although barely visible, is a sky I created with Distress Oxides using the ink-smooshing technique. 

I would like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Animals 1/3; A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Aud Sentiments Masculine w Sentiment 1/5; Cardz TV 97 AG 3/3; Crafts Galore Encore September AG 1/3 Cut It Up Outdoor Fun (seeing animals in the woods is fun for me!) 1E; Dies R Us Nature 1/3; DL.ART September Linky AG UE 1/d; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Always AG 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 4/5; The Outlawz Monday Greetings Layers 1/3; Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2; UnstampaBelles Time for Recess, Twist Luscious Layers 1/4; Word Art Wednesday 402-403 AG 4/5 wk1

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