Thursday, January 26, 2023

Cats Sending Smiles Card

Hello! This Cats Sending Smiles Card is my latest recreation. I haven't felt super creative lately, so I am recreating some of my favorite cards from the last couple of years. The original card using this image and layout was made last June and you can see it HERE. I used completely different colors, so the cards look pretty different. The image is from the Newton's Blooms stamp set and the sentiment is from the retired Sending Hugs stamp set both by Newton's Nook. Copic markers were used to color the image and then they were die cut with the coordinating dies. The floral patterned paper is from the Springtime paper pad by Newton's Nook. Everything was adhered flat and that's it. I'm entering this card into the Crazy for Cats Challenge (Anything CAT Goes), Simon Says Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes) and the We Love Stamping Challenge (Favourite Colors). My favorite colors are purple and green. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!🌼

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Sweet Wishes Card

Good day! As fast as the weeks are flying by, I figured I should get a few more Valentine cards made. This Sweet Wishes Card features an image from Penny Black called Little Charmer. It was colored with Copic markers and then die cut with the coordinating die. The card layout is simple and I used the Scallops & Rectangles nesting dies by Unity Stamps for the layers. Nothing fancy, just a sweet and simple handmade card. I'm entering this card into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge (Anything Goes/Option: Something New) and the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge (Photo Inspiration). Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!❤

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Card with Chickadee

Hello! I adore Chickadees, they are just the cutest little birds. They like to frequent the bird feeders in my backyard. Usually, I will hear them before I see them. They have a very distinctive call. So, inspired by these cute backyard birds, I decided to recreate a card I made in 2021. You can find the original HERE

To play along with a few winter blues challenges, I used blue plaid paper. The Chickadee stamp and branch is from the Spring Birds stamp set by Simon Says Stamp. Copic markers were used to color the images and then they were die cut with the coordinating dies. The Chickadee was placed over a cut out made using a stitched peek-a-boo window die by My Favorite Things. Lastly, the sentiment from Verve Stamps was added and everything was layered onto a piece of black cardstock. That's it! So glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

Valentine Card with Cat

Good day crafty friends! This Valentine Card with Cat was made using this weeks sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. They are revisiting their favorite sketches from 2022 and Debbie picked one I designed from last March. It was my last post as part of the design team and you can see that post HERE.

To create this card I used images from Newton's Nook called Newton's Valentine. The images were colored with Copic markers and then die cut with the coordinating dies. Patterned paper from the Lots of Love paper pad by Doodlebug Designs (2021) were used. Some die cut grass and a die cut XOXO sentiment were added and that's it.  So glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

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Monday, January 2, 2023

Christmas Thank You Card

Hello and Happy New Year! We have turned the chapter to the beginning of 2023, the pages are unwritten and waiting to be filled. I hope this year writes something wonderful!

I like to start the new year by making a Christmas Thank You Card. This year a dear friend surprised me with flowers, cupcakes and deli treats right before Christmas. So, I made this card for her. The tree was made using a very retired stamp by Stampin' Up!, it's from the Scentsational Season stamp set. The colors include: Shaded Spruce, Poppy Parade and Merry Merlot. A little star sequin was added to the top of the tree and the nesting circle die cuts are from Unity Stamps. The Thank You sentiment is from the Abstract Impressions stamp set by Stampin' Up! and everything was adhered flat. That's it! So glad you stopped by and enjoy the rest of your day.🎄

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Sunday, December 25, 2022

Meowy Christmas Card

Good day and Merry Christmas! It's just the hubby and I at home today and since he was taking a nap, I decided to make this Meowy Christmas Card. Since I went back to work, it's been harder to find time to make cards. This year I didn't have enough handmade Christmas cards to send everyone on my list, so I sent everyone boxed cards. The few I made this year will hang out in my stash until next year. 

This Meowy Christmas Card was made using the From The Cat stamp set by Graciellie Designs available at Unity Stamps. I colored the cat to look like Chester, we rescued him in October. He is such a handful!  So sweet when he is sleeping, but a crazy cat when he is awake. The patterned papers are from the Let It Snow paper pad by Doodlebug Designs (2021). Three layered snowflakes were added for detail and that's it. So glad you stopped by and I wish you a very Merry Christmas!🎅

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Sunday, December 18, 2022

Christmas Card with Santa

Hello! At the beginning of this year I planned on making two handmade Christmas Cards each month. Well, that didn't happen. I didn't even make one Christmas Card a month. Needless to say... not everyone on my card list is getting a handmade card this year. Thankfully, I purchased the Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin kit in October and this Christmas Card with Santa is a modified design from the kit. I added the strip of gingham paper and used a piece of retired Baked Brown Sugar cardstock behind the die cut background. Everything else is from the kit. As always, I adhered everything flat for easy shipping and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!🎅