Friday, December 2, 2016

Happy Howlidays

I have another pet related Christmas card today since I discovered another dog lover on my card list.


After stamping the images from the Reverse Confetti Puppy Love set (which is actually a Valentine/love themed set), I cut out with the matching dies then colored with Copic markers. The tiny holly image from The Cat's Pajamas Bunny Snowglobe set was stamped onto the dog bowl for a more festive look. The sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Happy Howlidays set was stamped using pure poppy ink onto a banner cut with a die from the Paper Smooches Banner Dies set. All the images and sentiment piece were attached to patterned panel cut with a pierced rectangle die using foam tape. The image panel was adhered to a linen cardstock background which was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.

Products: Reverse Confetti Stamps and Dies, Lawn Fawn stamp and dp, PTI cs, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Paper Smooches die, PTI and MFT ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Dog-W00, E81, E41, E42, E44; Dog Dish-G40, G43, G46, W00, E81

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Joy to the World {Purple Onion Designs}

The annual Purple Onion Designs Holiday sale is going strong All stamps are 25% off until December 7!


Today's card is a masculine one that I am submitting to this week's Merry Monday #224 Masculine challenge. After cutting out the lacy scallop circle from linen cardstock, I backed it with red cardstock and stamped the Joy image using pinefeather ink. I prepared the card base by adding two narrow strips of patterned paper and silver metallic cardstock onto a kraft card base. The second sentiment from the  Holidoodle Greeting Set was stamped using vermillion ink directly to the card base. After attaching the image piece using foam tape, I added a scattering of enamel dots to finish up a simple masculine Christmas card.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps,Lawn Fawn dp, PTI and Michael's metallic cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Reverse Confetti die, Ranger and PTI ink

It's hard to believe that it is already December 1. I am not prepared for the holidays as per usual. It's hard not to stress out about it but I am trying!



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Ho Ho Ho

Good morning. I have another Christmas card today. I'm working on these as fast as I can. I just have so much going on right now that it is hard to fit everything in.


I've had these images colored since March so I thought it was finally time to get them onto a card. The images from the Reverse Confetti Jolly Holiday set were stamped and then cut out with the matching dies. I prepared the background with a color wash using Tumbled Glass Distress ink and then stamped the sentiment bubble directly onto the panel. The image pieces were attached with foam tape. The snowflakes were cut with the Reverse Confetti Snowflake Trio die set and attached with a small circle in a contrasting color, then topped with an enamel dot.

Products: Revere Confetti stamps and dies, Ranger Watercolor and PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Ranger, MFT and Simon Says ink
Copics: Santa-E000, E00, E01, E13, R20, C00, C1, R22, R24, R27, N1, N3, N5, W00, E81, G00, G02, G07; Reindeer-E50, E51, E53, E40, E41, E44, R22, R24, R27, BG0000, BG10, BG11

I hope your week is off to a great start!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Christmas Wreath and a Sale! {Purple Onion Designs}


The annual Purple Onion Designs Holiday sale is underway. All stamps are 25% off until December 7!


Today's card is a clean and simple one using some older stamps. I started out by smearing Versamark ink in a haphazard manner onto the Merry Background stamp. After stamping it onto white linen cardstock, I heat embossed it with silver pearl for a tone on tone look and then cut out with a stitched rectangle die. I really wanted more "blank" spots but I think I got a little carried away with the Versamark. Next time I will try masking off before inking. I then stamped the Boxwood Wreath onto Neenah cardstock and cut out with a stitched circle die, coloring with Copic markers. I matted both pieces with pure poppy cardstock. After adding a diagonal strip of pure poppy cardstock on the cardbase the image panel was attached to the embossed background with a layer of craft foam.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, PTI and Neenah cs, Wow embossing powder, Lil Inker Designs dies, Versamark and MFT ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Leaves-G20, G21, G24; Bow-R20, R22, R24; Shadows-W00, E81

While you are shopping check out more fun projects on the Purple Onion Designs blog.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Dachshund Through the Snow

Good morning. I hope all my USA readers had a Happy Thanksgiving. I had a delicious dinner with my aunt, sister and her family in my hometown. Unfortunately my husband had to stay home because he has a very bad cold and he didn't want to pass along his sickies.


I created a background by brushing on a soft color wash of Tumbled Glass distress ink onto a water color cardstock rectangle cut with a stitched die. A snowy hill was created with the combination of a die from the Simon Says Wavy Scallop Stitches set and the same stitched rectangle die and attached to the watercolor panel with foam tape. Snowflakes were stamped with aqua mist ink and the dog paws with stormy sea ink. The sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Happy Howlidays set was stamped directly onto the background panel using pure poppy and Black ink. I then stamped out cut out the dog, Christmas lights and reindeer hat from the Happy Howlidays set and colored with Copic markers. The tree from the Lawn Fawn Snow Day was stamped with green parakeet ink and cut out with the matching die. All the images were attached with foam tape for dimension. The panel was attached to a patterned paper background and twine tied around the top of the card finished it up.

Products: Lawn Fawn stamps and dies, Lawn Fawn dp, PTI, Ranger Watercolor and Bazzill cs, The Twinery Twine, Simon Says MFT dies, Ranger Distress, MFT, PTI and Simon Says ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Dog-E40, E41, E42, E44; Antlers-E40, E41, E42, E44, W00, W1, W2; Lights-YG0000, YG01, YG23, R20, R27

I am not a Black Friday shopper except for a bit of internet shopping. I will be spending the day decorating for Christmas instead. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 21, 2016

{The Cat's Pajamas} TCP Tuesday #328


It's time for another TCP Tuesday at The Cat's Pajamas with a theme of snow for a tag, card or other project. The challenge runs for two weeks and The Cat’s Pajamas products are not required although it makes us happy when you use our stamps and dies.

I created a trio of gift tags using the Holiday Tag Duo CutUps as the tag base with metallic gold thread inserted through the tag holes and a mirrored gold snowflake cut using the Snowflake Lace Paper CutUps. 


For the first tag I stamped a portion of one of the large flourishes from the Winter Style set using pure poppy ink finished with a a gold mirrored snowflake and a small red rhinestone. The middle tag was cut from patterned paper and the snowy hill cut with the  Hill & Dale  Cutups. I stamped the snow angel first with soft stone ink and then the penguin image both from the Penguin Joy set. The stamped piece was attached with foam tape for dimension. For the third tag, I used the snowflake cutout piece from the Holiday Tag Duo CutUps backed with patterned paper. I then stamped a portion of one of the smaller leafy flourishes Winter Style set using pure poppy ink.



Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Carta Bella dp, PTI cs, Recollections mirrored cs, Kaisercraft rhonestone, MFT and PTI ink, Copic Markers
Copics: C00, C1, Y13, Y35, E81, R22, R24, R27

Here are the details:
  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted on The Cat's Pajamas blog and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat's Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button by the Monday, 11:55 EST before the next challenge.
  3. You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.
  4. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is use.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Merry Christmoose

Today's project is a masculine Christmas card.



The moose and tree images from the Reverse Confetti Merry Christmoose were all cut out with their matching dies and then colored with Copic Markers.The snowflake cluster was stamped using vermillion ink and then also cut out with the matching die. I prepared the background by cutting a stitched rectangle from patterned paper and then used another circular stitched die to cut a circle and backed it with a different patterned paper. These were layered onto a kraft small scalloped base. The sentiment was stamped using red vermillion ink onto a small strip of white cardstock and attached to the card front along with the images using a combo of glue and foam tape.

Copics: Trees-YG61, YG63, YG67, E33, E37; Moose-E50, E51, E53, E57, W00, W1, W2, W5, R20
Products: Reverse Confetti stamps and dies, Carta Bella dp, PTI and Bazzill cs, MFT and Lil Inker Designs die, Ranger and MFT ink, Copic Markers

Have a great weekend.