Monday, 22 April 2019

This Little Piggy can!


Hello and welcome to my blog. Happy Bank Holiday Monday! The long weekend has been sunny and bright, which makes a pleasant change for a bank holiday. I am sharing a card I made for The Paper Players Clean-and-Simple paper piecing challenge.

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The message on my card is something I am going to pin up on the fridge along side the very long list of exams that are ahead of us this summer...I will keep reminding my children that a positive attitude really helps...and for them to repeat 'I believe I can...'
 
I've used the simply gorgeous Twinkle, Twinkle papers. Yes, they are cute and perfect for baby cards, but they are described in the catalogue as 'Stars for babies and other VIP's in your life' which covers plenty of occasions and recipients. I love the simple designs, and the pastel colours on these papers work perfectly for the flying pig!


I have used the Stitched Rectangle dies to create a frame in Bermuda Bay card.  I have used a frame on quite a few of the cards I have made recently; I must be addicted to this look! To make the frame lay two nesting dies on top of a quarter sheet of card and make sure the gap between the dies is even. Anchor them in place by sticking small pieces of washi tape to the dies and card, before passing them through your die cutting machine.

The star background paper is attached behind the frame before sticking it to the whisper White base. The piggy is stamped twice. Once, onto spotty Petal Pink paper and again onto Vellum. The images are fussy cut out and combined to make the image for the card. The fluffy white clouds are fussy cut too. I couldn't resist using my Wink of Stella pen to add a  touch of sparkle to the clouds and the wings.


The sentiments are stamped and die cut with the Stitched rectangle dies. The die cut for the smaller sentiment is custom made by die-cutting twice!

The smile on the piggy's face is quite infectious and has a real sense of achievement about it. So, this card is for all those people (hes as well as shes!) getting ready for exams this summer. Believe in yourself!

If you want to purchase the items used for this card, or any other supplies, please take a look in my online Stampin' Up! shop.  You can follow the link or click on the pictures below of the products I have used today.

As always, happy crafting,



If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Use the hostess code 6KWVEVUQ to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month). If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become the hostess and get rewards.  To place an order please visit my online shop HERE.

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used:















Thursday, 18 April 2019

Abstract Impressions for CAS(E) this Sketch #317


Hello and welcome to my blog. It has been warm and sunny here today so I reached out for some warm happy colours to work with for the CAS(E) this SKETCH #317 challenge. As soon as I saw this sketch an idea popped into my head. 


I grabbed my Abstract Impressions stamp set and three ink pads: Lovely Lipstick, Calypso Coral and Grapefruit Grove and began stamping! 

The colours played really well together and I stamped from dark to light as I moved from upwards from the bottom of the the Whisper White layer. Some of the images were stamped off onto scrap paper first before stamping - this increases the number of shades you can produce.


I love the stitched edges that you can create with dies and I've used two different types on this card. The Be Mine Stitched set has a wonderful scalloped edge die that I used to soften the edge between the Whisper White card and the embossed Grapefruit Grove layer. All the flowers look so pretty together. The detail on the embossed flowers is just wonderful.

 
Kindness changes everything is a phrase that we should all remember! I stamped it onto a white circle die cut with the Stitched Shapes and layered onto a scalloped Lovely Lipstick circle. The scallops give a pop of colour connecting the colour of the ink and the card base.

I'm happy with my bright sunny card and I hope the cheery weather continues too.

If you want to purchase the items used for these cards, or any other supplies, please take a look in my online Stampin' Up! shop.  You can follow the link or click on the pictures below of the products I have used today.

As always, happy crafting,



If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Use the hostess code 6KWVEVUQ to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month). If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become the hostess and get rewards.  To place an order please visit my online shop HERE.

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used:














Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Fable Friends say Happy Spring

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a fun, happy card to share with you featuring the Fable Friends set of stamps. They are wonderful images that scream put to be coloured using your favourite media. 


I am playing along with a colour challenge from The Paper Players.


As soon as I saw the colours two things popped into my mind - Gingham Gala papers and Fable Friends. Together, they make a fantastic team!


For the layers I have used the Stitched Shapes and Stitched Rectangle dies - they are some of my favourite tools! Each piece is framed with that fantastic stitched edge. The sentiment and the image are both stamped in Black Memento ink and I used my Stampin' Blends to colour the mischievous rabbit in. The Balmy blue card has all yellow flowers, and the Daffodil Delight card has what I am claiming to be Forget-Me-Nots. I love them. In the garden they tell us that Spring is well and truly here. I know that it's a blue sequin with a yellow middle but I'm calling it a Forget-Me-Not!


The colour combo requires some Calypso Coral, but I thought that just having a couple of coloured buttons was cheating a little, so I added some of the ombre ribbon.  I think it finishes the cards off really well. 


The colours and the subject are certainly Springlike, I am hoping that the weather will follow suit in the next couple of days!  

If you want to purchase the items used for these cards, or any other supplies, please take a look in my online Stampin' Up! shop.  You can follow the link or click on the pictures below of the products I have used today.

As always, happy crafting,



If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Use the hostess code 6KWVEVUQ to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month). If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become the hostess and get rewards.  To place an order please visit my online shop HERE.

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used: