Happy Birthday with Maxx

  • Stamps – Newton’s Nook, “Newton’s Birthday Balloons”
  • Dies – Newton’s Nook, “Newton’s Birthday Balloons”
  • Patterned papers – Doodlebug Designs, Inc. “Kite Strings” and “Evening Garden”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Copic markers

I colored this kitty (stamp and dies from Newton’s Nook) so that it looked like our cat Maxx. He has mostly white fur on his paws, but there are a couple of black spots mixed in on the bottom of his back feet. He also has what looks like a skunk stripe running down his belly, but I digress! This was a very clean and simple card, using some of my stash of patterned paper. Love this cat stamp and matching dies. The cloud dies also came with the set. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge:

SUYP Cats Only Challenge #29

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Sloth with a birthday forecast

  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Hang in There”
  • Dies – Lawn Fawn “Hang in There”
  • Stencil – The Crafter’s Workshop Rebekah Meier Designs “Connected Dots”
  • Ranger Distress Oxide inks: Fired Brick and Antique Linen
  • Zig Clean Color markers/waterbrush
  • Gold Mosaic Stickers – Mark Richards, Ltd.
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “Come Away with Me”
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers – “Snarky”

I made this card for a young friend who turned 21. I knew I had to take advantage of our mutual sense of humor, so I used the “Snarky” sticker from Tim Holtz! I created the background with Distress Oxide inks and a stencil. I colored the sloth and branch with Zig Clean Color markers and watercolored the ink with a waterbrush. Once the images were dry, I die-cut them and placed them onto the background, stamped the birthday sentiment and added the sticker. I edged the watercolor paper with Distress ink then layered it onto the patterned papers. The gold stone mosaic stickers gave the card a little pizzazz. Thanks for visiting.

Challenges:

My Creative Scoop – Color Inspiration Monthly Link Up 33

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – Challenge #13


Happy Easter!

  • Patterned paper – Authentique Jubilee Collection: Jubilee Six and Jubilee Three
  • Die – Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Scalloped
  • Cardstock – KaiserCraft
  • Paper flowers
  • Ranger Distress Mica Spray – Tarnished Brass
  • Rose – Maya Road

For this card I layered the “Happy Easter” panel from the Authentique Jubilee “Jubilee Six” paper onto a pink scalloped panel that I cut with the Lawn Fawn die. I layered that onto another pretty Authentique paper from the Jubilee collection called “Jubilee Three.” I tied the ribbon around the layers and adhered the whole thing to a pink card base.

I colored the flowers to match the papers. For the larger flower, I sprayed it with mica spray and topped it with a smaller paper flower that I colored with a Copic marker (R81). I added a pink plastic button for the flower center and adhered the flower bundle to the base of the card above the ribbon. I added the small plastic rose to the top left of the card.

Thanks for visiting and Happy Easter!


Chipmunk assisting Fairy

 

  • Stamps –
    • Designs by Ryn “Faeries”
    • The Cat’s Pajamas
  • Dies –
    • Elizabeth Craft Designs “Stitched Squares”
    • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Little Leaf Sets”
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Seventeen”
  • Patterned papers – BoBunny “Chiffon Vintage” and Pink Paislee “Back 2 School”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Copic markers
  • Ranger Distress Inks – Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade
  • Wink of Stella

I’m not always attracted to images with fairies, but I really liked this one with a fairy and a chipmunk! I’m sure that’s a big surprise to those of you who are familiar with my critter infatuation! I colored the image with Copic markers and edged all of the die-cut elements with Walnut Stain Distress ink. I colored the leaf die-cuts with Distress inks as well. I added a couple of layers of sparkle to the fairy’s wings with the Wink of Stella pen for the glitter effect. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge: Get Creative Challenges – Challenge #67- Fantasy, Mythological


Fancy Fold Anniversary Card

 

  • Stamps –
    • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection “Entomology”
    • Simon Says Stamp “Happy & Smile”
  • Dies – Sizzix “Royal Flip-its”
  • Patterned papers – Graphic45 “Nature Sketchbook” 8 X 8″ paper pad
  • Embossing powder – Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Twilight Jade Slate”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I believe this card is technically called a flip card, although I’ve also seen it referred to as a flop card! I wouldn’t call it a flop–I’ve made much worse cards! Anyhoo, it is constructed so that when you open it up the butterfly on the front flips and the sentiment is behind it. You can get the idea in the photo below.

I heat-embossed the moth on the front with a subtly iridescent powder, which isn’t overly evident in the top photo. This Graphic45 paper collection is so pretty, it was hard to choose which patterns to use! I’ve been coveting it for a long time! But I really was drawn to the greens of these two papers. Thanks for visiting.

Challenges:

Crafty Gal’s Corner – Challenge #161 – Make it Green

Double “D” Challenges Blog – Just Wing it

 


Bunny & Chicks Tag Card

  • Paper – Authentique “Jubilee Six,” “Jubilee Two”
  • Dies –
    • My Favorite Things “Stitched Traditional Tag”
    • Lawn Fawn “Stitched Circle Frames”
  • Stamps – Avery Elle “Loads of Wishes”
  • Cardstock – KaiserCard – Eggshell and Sprout
  • Embossing Powder – Ranger – “Tea Rose”
  • Ribbon
  • Ink – Ranger Distress Ink – Ripe Persimmon

This is another Easter card I created using the Authentique papers from the “Jubilee” collections. I cut the bunny image from the “Jubilee Six” paper with the My Favorite Things tag die, which is the centerpiece of the card. The background (green print) panel and the carrot strip are both from Jubilee papers as well. All of the cut pieces were edged with Ripe Persimmon ink to tie the elements together. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge:  City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 403 – Is Anybunny There?


Vintage Bunny with Trowel

  • Patterned paper –
    • Card base – Authentique Jubilee Two Collection:  “Authentique Lace Two”
    • Bunny image – Authentique Jubiliee Collection:  “Jubilee Two”
  • Die – Lawn Fawn “Scalloped Rectangle Stackables”
  • Stamp – Avery Elle “Loads of Wishes”
  • Washi tape
  • Ranger Distress Ink – Walnut Stain
  • Miniature trowel

I designed this card for a class I’m teaching at Runaway Art and Craft Studio (class description). This is one of four Easter cards in the class, all using Authentique Easter papers. The image with the bunny and chicks comes from the Authentique Jubilee paper collection. I cut the bunny image from that collection, added a strip of washi tape and inked the edges to keep a vintage look. I added a small trowel, tying twine around the handle with a bow for an additional Spring touch. I’ve been waiting to find the perfect excuse to use those little trowels–they’re so doggone cute! I stamped the sentiment and adhered the entire thing to the card base (made  from another lovely Authentique paper) that I die cut for a scalloped edge. A very simple card to share some Easter joy. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge: Inspiration Destination Challenge #145 – Anything Goes