Monday, February 27, 2023

Meow and Purrever

Hello, it's me again!  As promised, I am back with the third card I made this month.  Scroll back if you would like to see the other two cards.

These adorable and fun kitties are from Notturno Digital Arts - Valentine Cats - Set of 10.  I coloured the two kitties with markers and fussy-cut so I could pop them up on foam tape.  I added white accents with a paint pen and adhered googly eyes on the boy kitty.

The heart patterned paper is from Gecko Galz, and I adhered the kitties on a die-cut heart circle (brand unknown).  I used a stitched circle die (My Creative Time) to die-cut the heart circle to create the white frame.  The inner circle was made with Distress Oxide Spray (leftover scrap).  The sentiment is from Graciellie Designs, which I fussy-cut and popped up on foam tape.  To finish the card, I adhered three red felt hearts.

I would like to join the following challenges:
Allsorts 717 AG Optional Matching Pairs (pair of cats, pair of hearts in boy kitty's hands) 1/3
Crafty Gals Corner 240 Add a Heart 2/3
Cupcake Inspirations 563 Sky Blue, Pink, Red 
Dare 2B Artzy February Love 2/3
Inspiration Station Inspiration Photo (I was inspired by the couple, the love theme, and red hearts) 1/3
Passion for Markers 678 Favourite Digi or Stamp (Cats!) UE
Word Art Wednesday 583-584 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5
Your Scrapbook Place February AG 2/3

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a fun, crafty day!  

Coffee is My Valentine

Hello again!  Before I share my card, I would like to welcome my newest follower - KarinsArtScrap karin van eijk - thank you for joining me!

This is the second card I made this month.  I have one more to share after this, so stay tuned.  This adorable Coffee Cat is from Notturno Digital Arts, and I coloured her with markers and fussy-cut so I could pop her up on foam tape.  The sentiment is also part of the set, which I fussy-cut and adhered to a banner scrap.  I saw this cute image on Holley's Blog and couldn't resist!

The heart patterned paper is from Gecko Galz, and I adhered the Coffee Cat on a die-cut heart doily (Joy's DIY Craft).  I die-cut the doily a second time from a fuchsia scrap and inlayed three of the off-cut hearts on the doily for a pop of colour to coordinate with the fuchsia banner scrap.

I would like to join the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner 240 Add a Heart 1/3
Dare 2B Artzy February Love 1/3
Passion for Markers 678 Favourite Digi or Stamp (Cats!) UE
Polkadoodles 8 AG 1/2
Word Art Wednesday 583-584 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5
Your Scrapbook Place February AG 1/3

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

Joyful Tidings Gingerbread

Hello, everyone!  I can't believe February is nearly over!  I haven't been crafting much this month, but hopefully I will be back to regular crafting and blogging soon. Sorry I haven't been able to do much blog visiting yet.  In the meantime, I didn't want to miss my favourite challenges.  

I've made a grand total of 3 cards this month, and I will be sharing them all today.  This first card came together quickly and easily as everything except the polka dot paper was in my pile of leftovers from last year's holiday cardmaking spree.  I hope they count as snippets!  

This cute gingerbread man is from Beccy's Place Gingerbread Set (sadly this set is now retired).  As mentioned, he was left over from last year, or maybe even the year before, and he has been popped up on foam tape.

For the background, I used brown polka dot paper and a torn-edge white scrap behind a die-cut winter scene.  The die-cut and torn white scrap were leftovers that didn't get used for last year's holiday cards.  Sorry I don't know the brand of this die.  After adhering it to the polka dot paper, I added Star Dust Stickles to some of the trees and along the snow.  To finish off the card, I adhered a self-made sentiment (Microsoft Word), popped up on foam tape.  This sentiment was also a leftover that didn't make the cut last year. 

I would like to join the following 10 challenges:
ABC Christmas D for Die-cuts UE
Beccy's Place February AG w Beccy's Image UE
CRAFT 668 Christmas 1/2
Crafty Catz 626 AG with Optional Twist (Spots, Stripes or both) 1/3
Snippets Playground 448 Snippets are the gingerbread man, die-cut scene, torn scrap of white cardstock used for the snowy landscape, and sentiment 1E C10
Word Art Wednesday 583-584 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5

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

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Sweet Holiday Greetings

Hi, everyone!  Sorry I haven't been around lately.  I've been taking a short blog break since early December.  At first I was reorganizing my craftroom (still lots more to do!), but then I ended up with vertigo and problems from low blood pressure.  I don't think I'll be able to get around to visit your blogs right away but will do so whenever I can.  In any event, I didn't want to miss the first Rudolph Day of the year, even if it's the final day.  Fortunately I had my card already made, photographed, and blog post partially written.  

Here's my card featuring an adorable image from Last Minute Manda.  This image is from a set called Christmas Coffee and Cookies.  I coloured the image with markers and added some details with a white paint pen. 

Digital image:  Last Minute Manda Christmas Coffee and Cookies
Sentiment stamp:  Your Next Stamp 
Ink:  Your Next Stamp Holly Berry Red
Patterned paper:  Striped Elephants Gingham Brights

I would like to join the following 10 challenges:
Rudolph Day January AG Christmas 1E C10
Simon Says Stamp Monday Food and/or Drink 1/5
Word Art Wednesday 579-580 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5

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

Friday, December 2, 2022

Yummy Treats Retro Kitty Countdown

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing one of my retro kitty countdown cards!  This one features images and paper from Gecko Galz.  I have been making a set of 25 countdown cards whereby the recipient will open one each day in December similar to an advent calendar.  The cards are being shared out of order; this one is  #21.  

Images:  Peppermint cottage (Gecko Galz Candy Land Collage Sheet), gingerbread man (Gecko Galz Tis the Season Collage Sheet - blog hop freebie 2017, thank you!), candy cane kitty (Gecko Galz Candy Cane Lane Collage Sheet)

I fussy-cut the peppermint cottage and the candy cane kitty.  The peppermint cottage image has Santa at the door, but I replaced him with a gingerbread man.  I die-cut the countdown numbers from sparkly red cardstock and punched some small snowflakes from the same glitter paper.  The kitty is popped up on foam tape, and the sentiment is self-made in Microsoft Word.

I would like to join the following 10 challenges:
Creative Knockouts 481 Winter Wonderland 1/3 C10
Gecko Galz Christmas Dreams UE
Incy Wincy Christmas 2/5
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes 2/5
Word Art Wednesday 571-572 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 3/5
Your Scrapbook Place December AG 2/3

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a fun, crafty day!

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Sending Warm Thoughts

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a sparkly holiday card featuring products from Newton's Nook.  

Stamps:  Bunny and sentiment from Newton's Nook Sweater Weather (retired), cup from Newton's Nook Cup of Cocoa 
Dies:  Trees from Newton's Nook Forest Scene Builder; stitched 4-panel frame from my stash

I coloured the images with markers and fussy-cut, including the sentiment, and then die-cut the trees in a coordinating cardstock.  I adhered the die-cut white frame to the sparkly cardstock and adhered the coloured images.  For the trees, I trimmed and arranged to look like a forest scene, with a hand-cut faux snowbank.  For even more sparkle, I added Icicle Stickles on the whipped cream, bunny's hat trim, and faux snowbank.  Lastly, I adhered three punched snowflakes.

My card was inspired by the Holiday theme at Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge 187:

I was also inspired by the following challenges:
Die Cut Divas AG Winter or Christmas 1/4
Incy Wincy Christmas 1/5
Scribbles Designs 114 TREEmendous (use one or more trees) 1/3
Simon Says Stamp Monday Freezing Cold Mood Board 1/5
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes 1/5
Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Sparkle, Sparkle, Sparkle UE
Word Art Wednesday 571-572 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 2/5
Your Scrapbook Place December AG 1/3

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a peaceful and carefree day!

Monday, November 28, 2022

Gingerbread Mug Set

Good morning, everyone!  Today I'm sharing two cards featuring a brand new digital set from Pattie's Creations called Gingerbread Mug Set.  There are two images in the set:  a mug with a boy gingerbread and one with a girl gingerbread, and they are both so cute!  You all know how I adore gingerbreads!

Here's the girl Gingerbread Mug first:

I coloured the image with markers and added lots of details with a white paint pen.  I fussy-cut and adhered the image to a white panel, die-cut with Lawn Fawn Stitched Landscape Border, along with another layer of red glitter cardstock peeking out, cut with the same die.  I fussy-cut and adhered a heart-shaped tag (LOTV Digi Shop) and a baker's twine bow.  The peppermint candy paper is from Imagine That Digistamp (no longer operating), and I finished the card by adding a white-heat-embossed sentiment from Taylored Expressions. 

Now here's the boy Gingerbread Mug:

Again, I coloured the image with markers, added some details with a white paint pen, and fussy-cut.  The die-cut scalloped music paper (Lawn Fawn Snow Day) was a leftover I found in my scrap box, as was the sparkly red Ric Rac Border (Your Next Stamp).  The gingerbread-patterned paper is from Phantasia, and I stamped the Cocoa Time sentiment (Nicole Silhouette) on a red scrap and fussy-cut.  I finished the card by stamping the Yum sentiment (Hero Arts) on the music paper and adhering three snowflakes punched from a green scrap.

I noticed that Pattie's Creations is having a sale, so please head over to her shop and enjoy the 30% off coupon below.  She has a lot of cute images!   Pattie also has a Monthly Challenge with prizes of her digis, and she generously provides a freebie image each month, so you won't want to miss out!

I would also like to join the following 10 challenges:
Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards (revisiting G for Gingerbread)
Crafter's Cafe 291 Use Dies and/or Punches 3/5 C10
Polkadoodles 48 AG 1/2
Rudolph Day November AG Christmas 1E C10
Snippets Playground 442 Snippets (Card #2 - music paper die-cut, ric rac border, red scrap for sentiment, green scrap for snowflakes)
Word Art Wednesday 571-572 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 1/5

Thank you for looking at my cards!  Wishing you a joy-filled day!