My Nutty Valentine

  • Stamps –
    • Art Impressions “Nuts About You”
    • Lawn Fawn “How You Bean? Conversation Heart Add-on”
  • Dies –
    • Lawn Fawn “Outside in Stitched Heart Stackables” and “How You Bean? Conversation Heart Add-on”
    • Avery Elle “Pierced Mat Die”
    • Mama Elephant “Heart Border”
  • Patterned paper – Pink & Main “My Heart” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This was a fun Valentine to make, combining supplies from a several different companies. The squirrel is surrounded by candy conversation hearts, although his acorn seems to be his favored treat! I colored the squirrel with Copic markers to start things off. Then I die-cut the hearts, coloring and stamping the conversation hearts. I die cut the base shapes and arranged all of the pieces to make this Valentine for my son. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Challenges:

Art Impressions Challenge #225 – Sweet Treats

Unicorn Challenge #29 – Love/Valentines

Die Cuttin’ Diva’s Challenge #356 – Valentine’s Day

 

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A Love Deeper Than Chocolate

  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas – “Just Let it Happen”
  • Dies –
    • The Cat’s Pajamas – “Scalloped Duo Dies”
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities – “Blossom Three”
  • Patterned paper – Pink & Main “My Heart” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Not-a-Hide paper
  • Ribbon

It is hard not to like this cat–especially as it ties into the chocolates. I colored the kitty with Copic markers and layered it up with some dies. I added some happy patterned paper on the card base for added cheer. Happy Valentine’s Day! Thanks for visiting today.

Challenges:

Papercraft Challenges Challenge #5 – Sweet for My Sweet

SUYP Cats Only Challenge #27 – Furrything Goes/Love

TCP Tuesday Challenge #343 – Feature Animals

 

 

 


Poochie Goes Postal

  • Stamps –
    • The Cat’s Pajamas “Just Let it Happen”
    • Lawn Fawn “Conversation Hearts Add-on”
  • Dies –
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Fleur de Lis Rectangles
    • Mama Elephant “Heart Border”
  • Patterned papers – “Little one” KaiserCraft 6-1/2″ paper pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • White embossing powder
  • Copic markers

This is a fun card I made with a Valentine set I’ve had in my stash for a while, but I’d never used this particular stamp before! I colored the image with Copics and layered it with some patterned papers I also pulled out. I heat-embossed the sentiment in white on black cardstock and layered it all up. Thanks for visiting today.

Challenges:

Shopping Our Stash Challenge #339 – He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

The Cat’s Pajamas TCP Challenge #343 – Animals


Dark-eyed Junco mixed-media piece

Ingredients used from my Recipe for Play:

  • Dina Wakley Media acrylic paints – Lemon, Tangerine,
  • Golden Artist Colors – Titan Buff
  • Book papers
  • Washi tape – Little B. and Tim Holtz
  • Handmade collage papers
  • Black Stabilo pencil
  • Black Fude Ball 1,5 pen
  • Caran d’Ache Neocolor IIs – Bleu Turquoise and Olive Clair
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils – Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Peacock Blue, and Mauve

I created this piece while following along with a lesson in Nathalie Kalbach’s Creative Jumpstart 2018. The lesson from Day 1, led by Mystele, was to create a recipe for play and then to carry it out. She demonstrated from start to finish, her creating a mixed media piece that was a portrait of a girl. I was inspired by what she did, but my subject matter was very different as I decided to paint a junco, which we are currently seeing a lot around our house. This was a lot of fun. I think I’ll incorporate this into a journal page although it can stand on its own. In the above photo you can also see a portion of the “recipe card” I made. Thanks for visiting.

 

 


You rule!

  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Elphie Selfie” and “Wild for You” sets
  • Dies – Lawn Fawn “Elphie Selfie” set
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “Happy Day”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Bling
  • Distress ink – Stormy Sky (for edging)
  • Ribbon

I created this card for a challenge a small group of cardmaking friends had recently to “put a bird on it.”  You know, when in doubt, put a bird on it. So it was fun to put this together and color the animals and their accessories with Copic markers and stack them. I’m trying to use up some of my patterned paper in my stash (not so successfully because there is a lot of it, but its all so pretty!). I liked this simple card sketch from Sketch Saturday challenge blog, and it was a perfect design for this card. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge: Sketch Saturday Challenge #497


Missing You from the Tent

  • Stamps –
    • The Cat’s Pajamas “Under the Stars,” “Hare Today,” and “Happy Camper”
  • Copic markers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and Paper Accents

I made a scene using stamps from several different sets from The Cat’s Pajamas, in response to their latest challenge to create a scene. I made a single layer card and colored the entire thing with Copic markers. Obviously, that’s a challenge for me! I enjoy combining stamps from a variety of sets–that makes it lots of fun. You can tell I live in Oregon. It looks like they are staying inside the tent because there is a rainstorm! Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge: The Cat’s Pajamas TCP Tuesday “Make a Scene” Challenge


Fly Softly

Supplies:

  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Feelin’ Cupidy”
  • Dies –
    • Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts “Outside in Stitched Scalloped Square Stackables”
    • WPlus9 “Stackers Hearts”
  • Copic markers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Red Mirror cardstock – Paper Accents

The Valentine season is approaching and who better to provide helpful advice, but the TCP bunny! I colored him with Copics, fussy cut him, then placed him on the die-cut layers with dimensional adhesive. I drew a dash-dot-dash line around the square layers and popped the sentiment on top. Thanks for stopping by.