The Cats Pajamas

It’s a cats sort of day, crafters. I came across the Paper Shelter for the first time last week OMgoodness what fabulous stamps! This stamp is: ”All About Kittens” It was transferred onto Express-it paper and colored with Copics Prismacolor pencils added fine details. I had to add some sparkles; Art Glitter in a hot pink with the white help from a glue pen Straight-foward paper piecing provided the background. Another sweet 16 birthday card complete

A Green and Gold Gato

A warm steampunk welcome, crafters! This was inspired by DD15’s Renasaissance Festival costume; her renfair persona is a plague doctor in the alternative colors: brown and green. Green and Gold Gato is full of layers in paper and techniques. The background is a Distressed Oxide paint technique. You can find the technique on Tim Holtz’s youTube video: Demo: Distress Paints; it will be at 1hour 35 minutes. The paints chosen were Folk Art color Shirft Emerald Flash for the base color with Antique Bronze Distressed Oxide paint as the top coat. Once dry, it was covered with Rustic Wilderness Distress Ink and sprinkled with water. The paper was then embossed with 3D texture typewrite (Tim Holtz, Sizzix) and guilded with gold guilding wax to accent the letters. The white paper border was inked with Black Soot, Distressed oxide. The green border paper is from Tim Holtz. My steampunk gato is from Sheepskidesigns on Etsy. I uploaded the image to Cricut, removed all the white “background”, added an offset to the image, drew and cut the image. Next….. the coloring…… Mi gato was colored with Arteza brush markers, Emerald Flash Colorshift paint and Distressed Crayon in Spun Sugar. The 16 was cut with Sizzix Alphanumeric Classic Lower in brown cardstock and the “gold leafed” with the same gold guilding wax used previously. A few ideology gears and you are done. This is a card for DD15’s birthday. Hope you enjoy!!

“Hello Thursday! We say….. it’s Friday Eve!”

Challenges entered: Critter Crazy Challenge, Time Out Challenge, Crafting Happiness, A Perfect Time to Craft, SSS Wednesday Challenge

Gift Tag 2021

TGIF, crafters and artisans! Snarky cat is have a fun time sledding today. Fun and fast tag to make. Cut your tags with your Cricut. Stamp Snarky Cat with Onyx Black ink. Color him with Distressed Oxide crayons in Antique Linen and Peppermint Stick. Add Snowflake Grit Paste through a stencil. In retrospect, I should have used an opaque white paste. Stamp the word “to” in Versamark ink and emboss with Ranger White embossing powder. Some white ribbon and red/white craft cord. I made about 20 of these and it took about 3 hours total. I didn’t that that was too bad.

Challenges entered: Less is More Challenge, CAS Friday Challenge, Critter Crazy Challenge, The Four Season’s Challenge

It’s Thisty Thursday

It’s Thistry Thursday, crafters! I am starting my day with a little Yuletide cheer. Ok, it’s morning; so, hot coca for me. 😜 This card was inspired by The Rainbow Challenge and the sentiment made me think of The Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers. Thank you ladies for the inspiration! This card is entirely Cricut. The martini glass is a Cricut Access file paired with a print and cut rainbow background. The black background is then pieced around the glass. The sentiment is drawn on vellum cardstock. A coordinating border from the stash, and you are done.

Challenges entered: The Rainbow Challenge, The Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers, ABC Cristmas Challenge (Y is for Yummy)

“Every Accomplishment Starts with Try.”

Santa’s Toys

Happy Holiday Movie Time! I have Lawnfawn inspired Christmas Window based on my favorite Christmas movie, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer .🎄 It’s a mom bunny taking her baby on an outing to visit the beautifully decorated windows at Santa’s Workshop. This frosty window is filled with the toys from the Island of Misfit Toys. The mommy especially loves this window as she reminds her little one that Santa loves everyone. Santa’s little helper was aided by everything Lawn Fawn for this window. Lawn Fawn sets used included: Woodgrain, Upon a Star, Holiday Helpers, Mushroom House, Rectangular Stitched Dies, Puffy Clouds, Scalloped Treatbox Winterhouse Add-on and Stitched Hillside Dies.

Enjoy a Holiday Movie, y’all!

Challenges entered: Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, ABC Christmas Challenge (Z for zigzag-the clouds and hills), The Four Season’s Challenge, Critter Crazy Challenge, Double Trouble (snowflake)