Category Archives: TCP

TCP Challenge 329: Cup o’ Kitty

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas, “This Could Be Vodka” and “Simply Stacked Sentiments”
  • Dies – The Cat’s Pajamas, “Cups Duo Dies” and “Scalloped Duo Dies”
  • Patterned paper – American Crafts/Amy Tangerine “Better Together: Push + Pull” (double-sided paper – both patterns shown)
  • Copic markers
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents

It was really fun to use some of my new stash from The Cat’s Pajamas (TCP) and create something for the current TCP challenge: #329 Thank You. I stamped and colored the kitty in the teacup, then die-cut the teacup. I repeated the handle shape with the decorative scalloped die. Thanks for visiting.

 

 

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It’s Pumpkin Time

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas, “Hello Pumpkin”
  • Dies –
    • The Cat’s Pajamas, “Leaves”
    • Sizzix – Tim Holtz Alterations – “Mixed Media” (used for dry embossing)
  • Embossing powder – Detail Black
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents

I created this card for the TCP Challenge #322 – Embossing. This stamp set is one of my absolute favorites! It combines penguins and pumpkins–what could be better? I embossed the image with black embossing powder and then colored it with Zig Clean Color markers. I fussy-cut the image and arranged the die-cut leaves around it. I used the Sizzix die to emboss the pattern on a green panel for a backdrop. I photographed my card on our only normal shaped pumpkin that seems to be maturing in our garden this year, just to set the mood! Thanks for visiting.


Bun-Bun drops by to greet you

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Oh Chute”
  • Dies –
    • The Cat’s Pajamas “Stitched Clouds”
    • My Favorite Things Die-namics “Sun, Moon & Stars”
  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey “Hey Girl” 6 X 6” paper pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Copic markers

I created this card for Challenge #321 – Paper Piecing at The Cat’s Pajamas blog. I always enjoy to do paper piecing with small prints on TCP stamps—especially the hot air balloons and parachutes. I colored the bunny and bow with Copic markers. This is a very clean and simple card—with the three patterned papers, I didn’t want to make it any busier! Bun-Bun is so nicely flopped as he drops down in his parachute. Not sure that he should be so relaxed! Thanks for visiting today.


TCP Challenge 310 – Bunnies

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  • Stamps – TCP “Spring Fling” N-8635 CL
  • Die – TCP “Lacy Petal Posies” CutUps – 075
  • Corner Punch – Fiskars “Romantique”
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill

Bunny? I think so! I just couldn’t resist pulling this one out! I colored the stamped image with Copic markers. I layered the image on top of the lacy flower die-cut.  The Cat’s Pajamas Tuesday Challenge #310 – Bunnies challenge is nearly complete, but here is an honorary bunny! Enjoy your day.


Anniversary Kitty

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas, “Raining Cats” and “Simply Said”
  • Dies –
    • The Cat’s Pajamas, “Stitched Clouds” and “Easy Stitched Bow” Cut-ups
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities, “Deckled Rectangles Large”
  • Patterned Paper –
    • My Mind’s Eye – “Remarkable” 6 X 6″ paper pad
    • Echo Park – “A Perfect Summer – Chevron Lines”
  • Epoxy dots – Doodlebug Designs – “Sprinkles Spring Assortment”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This card features a stamp I’ve had for quite a while. The wood-mount stamp is dated 2006. My how that 10 years flew by! I layered some patterned papers to give the kitty a festive environment, and even used a tiny bit to paper piece the umbrella Miss Kitty is holding. There are some Spring heart showers descending from the cloud, appropriate for the TCP Tuesday Challenge #309: Spring. I stamped the cloud with my sentiment (also from TCP) and adhered it with some dimensional adhesive. As a finishing touch, I added the die-cut bow which turns out so great when you fold it! It also repeats the stitching seen on the cloud to help tie the elements together. Finally, I popped on three little epoxy dots and it was done. Thanks for stopping by.


There’s No Business…

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas
  • Die – The Cat’s Pajamas “Holiday Toppers”
  • Stencil – Hero Arts with Basic Grey “Scales”
  • Cardstock – Neenah and Paper Accents
  • Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire
  • Bling – Mark Richards

I colored the bunny image with Zig Clean Color markers and did some watercoloring with the ink using a water brush. I created the background using the stencil over Distress Ink and spritzed with water to create a subtle pattern. I added some sparkly gems in the center of the snowflakes. Thanks for stopping by!

 


Happy 2016!

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Make Merry” set
  • Dies –
    • The Cat’s Pajamas “Dots”
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Mega Ovals LG”
    • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Ribbon Banners”
  • Patterned paper – Echo Park “A Perfect Summer: Chevrons”
  • Gel pens – Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust series
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents and Bazzill

I’m still making a few New Year’s cards. I have not had a very good week for creative accomplishment, so it is sort of relaxing now to make some new cards. The “real” job is really getting in the way! But it does pay for the craft supplies! I used a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches as inspiration for this card: Freshly Made Sketches #217. I used stamps from The Cat’s Pajamas for both the kitty image and the sentiment. Wishing you a very Happy 2016!