Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Nuts About You (Poppystamps)

Hi, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a masculine card that I made for Brian.  He bought me some new crafty goodies for our anniversary in April and I'm finally getting around to using them. These clear stamps are from Poppystamps called Cover Squirrel, and there are also coordinating dies. Brian loves squirrels so I know he'll love this!


I wanted to do some watercolouring so I stamped the squirrels, leaves, acorns, and tree branch in Versafine Onyx Black on watercolour paper and then heat-embossed them with Ranger Clear embossing powder. I find watercolouring easier when the images are embossed. I'm not very good at watercolouring, so I stamped all of those leaves for practice! There is no die for the leaves so I hand-cut each one and affixed to the Cheery Lynn Birch Tree (I made it into an oak tree!).


For the sky, I used Poppystamps Delicate Cloud Border to make my own cloud template and then sponged Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I use a cut-up kitchen sponge for my inking. For the hillside, I used Poppystamps Stitched Landscape and die-cut from three patterned papers (Doodlebug, Colorbok, and Momenta). The grass is Lawn Fawn Grassy Border. The squirrels are popped up with foam tape. The sentiment is from Newton's Nook Sweetheart Tails.


I would like to support these fun challenges:  7 Kids College Fund AG UE; Allsorts Use a Stamp 1/3; Artistic Inspirations AG UE; Beccy's Place June AG UE; Bunny Zoe's Furry Friends UE; Cardz 4 Guyz Use a Die or Punch 1/3; Cheery Lynn AG 1E; Come and Get It Cute Animals 1/3; Craft Your Passion AG 1/3; Crafty Gals Corner AG 1/2; Creative Fingers AG 1/3; Creative Inspirations Your Favourite (scene cards are my favourite style) UE; CropStop Linky Party #5 (used Distress Inks) 3/3; Di's Digi Designs Summer Fun 1/3; DL.ART June Linky AG 1/day; DL.ART Thankful Thursday For a Boy or Man 2/3; Fan-Tastic Tuesday AG Twist of Summer 1/4; Fresh Brewed AG 1/5; Get Creative For the Boys 1/3; HIMCR Love is in the Air 1/3; Incy Wincy AG 1/5; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E; Loves Rubberstamps Use a Die Cut UE; Not Just Cards AG UE; One Crazy Stamper June AG 2/5; One Sweet Challenge Die Cuts and/or Punches UE; Paperbabe Stamps AG UE; Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 1/3; Pixie's Snippet Playground The watercolour cardstock and the grass die cuts are snippers 3/3; Poppystamps Oh Boy UE; Scribble and Scrap AG 1/3; Sentimental Sundays Manly Cards 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 1/3; Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE; Sparkle N Sprinkle AG w Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking UE; Stamp and Create Summer Fun 1/wk 3/4; Stamping Sensations Dies and Punches 2/3; Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Something Blue (sky) UE; Sweet Stampin' Bingo Board (Distress ink, Brown, Trees) 1/2; The Outlawz Monday Greeting Masculine 1E; The Stamping Boutique Summer Fun 2/?; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5; WOW Embossing Powder Summer with Heat Embossing or WOW Products UE; 

I am also joining Kathy Racoosin's 30-Day Colouring Challenge at The Daily Marker

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

P.S. I'm still waiting to hear from one of my candy winners: !  Ema M, please contact me by June 29!

67 comments:

vinita jain said...

Love your new stamps, sooooo cute with beautiful watercoloring and perfect scene:)))
Hugs!

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a fun scene you created!! I love those little critters and all the wonderful foliage! So summery! hugs :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love this card! It feels like a gorgeous summer day in your scene. I could camp out under that tree all day and watch the squirrels. I love all the different patterns papers you used to make the rolling hills. And I'm impressed that you cut out all those leaves! My gosh!

jimlynn said...

Love the different patterned paper for the hills and the squirrels are so cute! Great fussy cutting on all those leaves too Kitty. A cute, cute, CUTE card and a wonderful scene.
Lynn

Lisa said...

This is so fabulous, Kitty!! I love the scene you've created!! The squirrels are adorable!! Love the tree and the leaves!! What a beautiful card!! And the sentiment is just perfect!! Love it my friend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Kuni said...

Wonderful card Kitty, great design, i like it.
Hugs
Kuni

Jenny L said...

Hi Kitty,
oh what a super and great card.
Love this fab scene, and the wonderful design.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Anne Temple said...

This is so cute. Love the little squirrels and all those leaves look great. Thanks for sharing it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

Viv's Visuals said...

Great scene Kitty and the squirrels are real cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations!

Bad Kitty said...

very nice card

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a gorgeous card I love the cute squirrels.Thank you for joining us at the last Scribble and Scrap challenge. Hugs Jackie DT

scrAPpamondo said...

Ah ah ah!! "Nuts about you" it's a fun sentiment! Love so much these two cute squirrels! Bryan has been lovely to buy you these stamp sets for your anniversary! You made an adorable card, with this scene! Well done! The oak tree is wonderful, and how much work you made with these leaves, so beautiful watercoloured!! Love the way you have cut the borders of the card and the leaves!! And the stitched patterned papers are very pretty! :D

scrAPpamondo said...

Also the sky is wonderful! Great work with your diy stencil and sponge! So delicate!

Jeannie said...

What a fun card that really made me smile today!

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Annette Allen said...

aww what a cute little scene..

Liz said...

Love the cute scene and what a great sentiment. Perfect! xx

Sandy Hulsart said...

Adorable card, love that sky you have created. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Camille Short said...

Fantastic card!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super CUTE!!

Andrea W said...

Absolutely awesome! I too love squirrels and your card put a huge smile on my face. It's super cute! You should link it up at Cardz 4 Guyz this week for our die cuts or punches challenge.

Sue Bridesmith said...

Gorgeous design perfect for our challenge
Hugs
Suzy B Owner
-x-

La Papera Gialla said...

What a lovely card!
Thanks for entering our Not Just Cards Challenge!
Monica - DT

Kath said...

A fabulous card and you have a great deal of patience to cut out all of the leaves!
Kath x

marion said...

this is wonderfull, love the leaves and the background is fabulous, love them. Lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, Marion PS SO happy to received a mail from you, thank you !!! I will reply very soon, probably later today :)

Avril Watson said...

Awesome my friend, happy belated Anniversary wishes to you and Brian, sounds like your Brian and mines are much the same, about buying us crafty goodies...love and hugs xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Great designed card Kitty and love your little scene.xx

Beccy said...

Adorable KT, what a cute scene! I love the little squirrels you stamped and I also like the way you have layered the paper in the background to form the rolling hills. Great card.
Cheers,
Beccy

Barbara Godden said...

Super cute scene you created, adorable squirrels. Fab. job.

Di said...

What a lovely scene Kitty! Cute squirrels and a whole load of fussy cutting there I see!

Hugs

Di xx

cotnob said...

A wonderful card Kitty, such cute squirrels and fabulous scene.
Pauline
x

Ema M said...

Haha! Sentiment made me laugh. Too cute! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
Ema
IDCB Owner

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute Kitty. A really lovely layout.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Rene said...

Absolutely adorable! Love it! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Stamp and Create! Good luck,
Rene

KandA said...

Gorgous scene with the lovely little squirrels and you made a fabulous oak tree xx

bonnie said...

This is so very sweet...I love the way the leaves are popping off the page....fabulous scene card Kitty, I love it! :) Hugs, Bonnie xx

Virginia Lu said...

ADORABLE scene! Love the depth and details! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

Kerrie Brown said...

such a gorgeous card there is so much to look at and it all works so well

thank you so much for entering the Anything Goes Challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps

Hugs Kerrie x
Paperbabe DT

Belinda said...

What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge, hope you will join us again!
Hugs
Belinda
belinda-lovestamping.blogspot.com

Anet van Zyl said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

brenda said...

I'm running really late this week Kitty, but didn't want to miss taking a peek at this great card and thank you for joining in our stamping theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

Donna said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, fabulous scene, Brian did great on his gift!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, I think your water colouring is great, it's a lovely little scene. I do admire your patience with the leaves! Thank you for playing Bingo with us at Sweet Stampin'.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Jacee said...

What a fabulous design Kitty, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Corina said...

Love your layering of your scene and your sentiment! Wonderful! Thank you for joining in on the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Stacey Schofield said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers Challenges xx Stacey S xx

Wedgie said...

Super cute card, love those squirrels.
Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Julie B said...

Cute and great use of the dies.
Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Guyz. :)

Laurie HIMCR said...

What a cute and fun card! Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

Hiding in My Craft Room
~Laurie

pam said...

Hi Kitty, fantastic scene you created with these adorable squirrels! love the tree and hills in different papers.
Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
Pam x

Monika Reeck said...

Kitttyyy AMAZING!!!
I love how you made your own template for the cloud..clever...
you cut one by one the leaves wooowww amazing
and the scene is so so cuutee
I love all on this card and this can be a winner on some challenges you joined my friend
you are making so cute card this time...

Cazro said...

A lovley creted scene, with interesting elenents. So pleased you joined in our fun at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "animals” challenge over at Come and Get it & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)

Joan said...

Wow , what a great card with lots of interest, such patience to hand cut all those leaves too

Thanks for joining us at Cardz4Guyz this week

Joan

Rebecca Billard said...

This card is absolutely adorable! Love the scene! Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

NGCARDS said...

A super cute creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Traci Law said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy. Traci - DT x

Sandy Sommerfeld said...

Fabulous card KT - the layered leaves and colors are perfect!

Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays...

Sandy S
(SSDT)

Sue said...

A very fun card. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

Sue McRae said...

It looks like you had fun using the Cover Squirrel stamp set! Love all your layering and mix of patterns! Thanks so much for joining us at Poppystamps this month!

Sandi's Samples said...

This is so cute! Love your sentiment as well as those cute little squirrels!
Thanks for playing with us at http://www.7kidscollegefund.com/
Huggs

Carolyn Cochran said...

Very pretty card! Thank you for playing with us at One Sweet Challenge and Sweet Pea Stamps~
Carolyn, DT

Natalie said...

Sweet scene! Adorable card. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

Marcy said...

Adorable card and live the Forresttheme!Thanks for joining our challenge at Loves Rubberstamps!

Taunya Butler said...

This is completely and totally cute - what a fun and well done scene you have put together here!! Wonderful and sweet - love all those little leaves!!!

Sally H said...

A fabulous card, Kitty! brilliant! Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations for our Dies and punches challenge and good Luck!

Jenscrapstoo said...

Just Delightful, love the scene you have made!
Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM
Jenscrapstoo

Kathy said...

Your card is so cute and so adorable... LOVE all the layers and textures you added to your squirrel scene,
Thank you so much for participating in The 30 Day Coloring Challenge and I hope you will be up for the next one. Thanks again,
Kathy/The Daily Marker