Thursday, November 23, 2017

PET LOVERS CHRISTMAS 2017 24


This is the 24th card in a series I am working on: Christmas cards for pet lovers.

The background image for this card is a Lili of the Valley Simply Print image.  The original image had a cat and a mouse on it, so I printed an extra one to cut up and covered them up.  It's far more noticeable in the photograph than in real life.  I then cut the chicken and ducks on my Cameo.  The snowman is an Artoz Artwork sticker.  I've added Liquid Pearls for snow.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Deep Ocean Challenge #168: Things With Wings
Cards und More Challenge #198: Things With Wings
Crafty Creations Challenge #355: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for the visit!

Linda 

PET LOVERS CHRISTMAS 2017 23


My paper for this card is from the First Edition Christmas Wishes pack.  Santa is a Silhouette Print & Cut image, cut on the Cameo.  The kitty is a Super Colouring image.  The badge is Jolee's


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Stampers Challenge #14: Christmas
Scrapper's Delights Challenge #72: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for the visit!

Linda

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

BALANCING ACT


My papers for this card are from the DCWV Elegant Holiday pack.  The adorable little image is a Gerda Steiner digi, called Balancing Holiday Mouse.  I have coloured her with ProMarkers.  I have added 2 die cut baubles: docrafts Xcut, using DCWV Glitzy cardstock.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Gerda Steiner Designs November Challenge
I ♥︎ ProMarkers Challenge #347: Humorous
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Week 46: Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls November Challenge: Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge Challenge #207: Buttons and/or ribbon (ribbon)

Thanks so much for popping by for a look!

Linda

PET LOVERS CHRISTMAS 2017 22


This is card 22 in a series of Christmas cards for pet lovers, that I'm working on.  

The paper for this card is from the docrafts Christmas With Wellington pack.  Santa is a Silhouette image, cut on the Cameo.  The chihuahuas are Super Colouring images.  The sentiment is a Dovecraft sticker.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Double "D" Challenges: Here Comes Santa Claus

Thanks so much for popping by for a look!

Linda


PET LOVERS CHRISTMAS 2017 21


This is card 21 in a series of quick Christmas cards for pet lovers, that I'm working on.

The paper for this card came from the docrafts Christmas With Wellington pack.  The gingerbread man in the Christmas stocking is a Silhouette image, cut on the Cameo.  The bulldog and cat were both cut on the Cameo from white cardstock, and I coloured them up to resemble the relevant pets.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creatalicious Challenge #127: Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise Challenge 46: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 504: Birds/animals

Thanks so much for popping by for a look!

Linda

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

PET LOVERS CHRISTMAS 2017 20 !!


This is the 20th card I have made in a series of quick (and low cost) Christmas cards for pet lovers.  I have 4 left on my list, and I am really looking forward to making something other than a Christmas card!  We are currently fostering an abandoned mama and her 3 adorable kittens, so I have had lots of inspiration thankfully 💗

This card has used a Lili of the Valley Simply Print image, called Santa's Snowman.  I have added a sentiment sticker (Helz Cuppleditch) and 2 kitties cut on my Cameo.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creative Ladybirds Challenge 31: Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #70: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for popping by for a look!

Linda 

PET LOVERS CHRISTMAS 2017 19



This is the 19th card in a series of quick Christmas cards for Pet Lovers.

The paper for this card came from the KaiserCraft Frosted pack.  Vintage looking paper needed to be distressed of course.  The Christmas tree bauble was an actual rustic tree ornament that I cut in half lengthways.  The cat was cut on my Cameo.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafting From the Heart Challenge 184: Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Nov 14: Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge 1747: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for popping by for a look!

Linda

PET LOVERS CHRISTMAS 2017 18



This is the 18th card in a series of quick Pet Lovers Christmas cards that I'm working on.

The paper for this card came from the KaiserCraft Frosted pack.  Onto that I've added a sentiment sticker and 2 dogs, which were cut out on my Cameo.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Corrosive Challenge #11: Anything Goes
Crafting With an Attitude Challenge 33: Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends Challenge 55: Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by to look at my quick card!

Linda

Monday, November 20, 2017

PET LOVERS CHRISTMAS 2017 17


This is the 17th card I have made for a quick Pet Lovers Christmas card series I am working on.

This card simply took glittered cardstock and my Cameo, plus one gem!  Talk about quick and easy!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Moving Along With the Times Challenge 58: Trees

Thanks so much for visiting!

Linda

PET LOVERS CHRISTMAS 2017 16


This is the 16th card in a Pet Lovers simple Christmas card series I am working on.  

The background paper and the Santa are from the Bo Bunny Elf Magic pack.  The pup is from Super Colouring, coloured with alcohol markers.  The sentiment is a Helz Cuppleditch sticker.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by for a look!

Linda 

PET LOVERS CHRISTMAS 2017 15


This is the 15th card in a series of quick Pet Lover Christmas cards I am working on.  

Today's quick Pet Lover's Christmas card was made with stripey paper from ScrapBerry's Elegantly Festive pack.  The sentiment was cut on the Cameo from DCWV glittered cardstock.  Santa is a Paper Shelter pre-coloured digi called December 26.  The boxer is from Super Colouring, and has been coloured with alcohol markers.  I have added 2 dog bone stickers (Creative Mates) and a few gems.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Inspiration Destination Challenge 138: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for popping by for a look!

Linda

PET LOVERS CHRISTMAS 2017 14


My papers for this card come from the Bo Bunny Elf Magic pack.  The 3 gifts and bauble are Bo Bunny Mistletoe chipboard stickers.  The kitty is from Super Colouring.  The paw print ribbon is Offray.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #70: Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations Challenge 190: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for popping by for a look!

Linda

Sunday, November 19, 2017

PET LOVERS CHRISTMAS 2017 13


My papers for this card came from the Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas pack.  The golden retriever is a Super Colouring image.  The little Christmas tree and the sentiment are Helz Cuppleditch stickers, from the Wonderland collection.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Create & Inspire Challenge 68: Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge #56: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for popping by for a look!
Be sure to check out the Blog Archive for my other 
Pet Lover Christmas Cards, if this is your thing ↘ 

Linda 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

PET LOVERS CHRISTMAS 2017 12


My background paper for this card is from the Bo Bunny Tis The Season collection.  The images are from Super Colouring.  The Christmas Tree is a Cameo Print & Cut image.  The 2 sentiments are from the Helz Cuppleditch Wonderland collection.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

A Snowflake's Promise Challenge 46: Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #215: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by for a look!

Linda 

PET LOVERS CHRISTMAS 2017 11


Well, I'm back on task, getting my Pet Lovers Christmas cards done!  The idea with these is to keep them simple and to get the animals on them to resemble the recipients' pets as closely as possible.

My papers for this card are from the Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas pack.  The kitty is from Super Colouring.  The pup is a Cameo cut.  The snowglobe is a Precious Marieke dic cut.  I have inked it and then added some red Stickles.  The Christmas stockings are Jolee's stickers.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge #265: Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends Challenge 55: Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge 131: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 504: Animals/birds

Thanks so much for popping by for a look!

Linda

Friday, November 17, 2017

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING



I have used a Paper Shelter digi called Christmas Shopping for this card.  I have added Glossy Accents to her eyes and the holly berries.  I drew the tree-lined path background myself, which I'm rather pleased with 😁.  My papers are from the Heartfelt Creations Celebrate The Season Collection.  The snowflake charm is Tim Holtz.  The flowers are 49 and Market and Petaloo.  I've also added Prima Say it in Crystals swirls and a strip of Ultimate Crafts lace.  

The snowflakes were cut on the Cricut, from the Disney Frozen cartridge (pink and purple) and the Holiday Snowflakes cartridge.  The card shape was cut from the Mother's Day 2010 Cricut cartridge.







I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #268: Holiday
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #185: Tic Tac Toe (Blue, Charm, Designer paper)
Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Week 46: Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #214: Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations Challenge #85: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 355: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for popping by for a look!

Linda

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

PASSION FOR PROMARKERS CHALLENGE #421: LET IT SNOW


Can you believe, Christmas is less that 6 weeks away!!!  This week our very talented Jacky has chosen the theme for your challenge.  She is hoping to get you into the Christmas spirit, with the fun theme: Let It Snow!




Bugaboo Stamps are sponsoring our challenge this week.  They are offering our random winner the generous prize of a $12 voucher for their store!  

I got to use Scene It - Winter Friends.  I coloured my image with ProMarkers and decided to try a new technique I learned at Kit & Clowder.  After colouring the background with ProMarkers, I dabbed dots of rubbing alcohol onto the image, creating the blobby look.  I was going for falling snowflakes, but it looks more like falling snowballs! 🤣🤣  



I have added Liquid Pearls for snow, Glossy Accents on the string of baubles and used a silver pen for the bauble string and starry snowflakes.  The background paper is from the Heartfelt Creations Celebrate The Season Collection.  The blue-ish snowflakes are docrafts stickers.  My flowers are Petaloo.

To be in line to win our random prize this week, all you have to do is use your Winsor and Newton (formerly Letraset) products, and follow the theme.  

Be sure to pop back to the the challenge to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for your inspiration this week, and over to Bugaboo Stamps to see all their gorgeous stamps.  Here are some other cards I've made using their stamps: Guy-Bike; Hedgehog Flower

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Dragonfly Dreams November Challenge: Winter
Sweet Stampers Challenge #14: Christmas
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge 1746: Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart Challenge 183: Anything Goes

Linda 

Friday, November 10, 2017

LITTLE ANGEL




 Life has been so chaotic in my household over the last few weeks.  Two of my three children (both daughters) got married during the last 2 months, with the two weddings specifically planned close to one another in time, to accommodate friends and family from all over the world.  Needless to say, I haven't been able to do much carding just for the pure joy of it, but rather, only managed to get done what absolutely couldn't wait till after the chaos died down.  

Today's card is just for the pure joy of being creative! 💃🏼

I have used a Paper Shelter digital stamp, called Angel, and coloured her with ProMarkers.  I distressed the edges and inked them with Distress Ink.  My papers are all Wilson & Maclagan.  The sentiment was printed directly onto the coloured paper, and cut out using a Poppy Crafts die.  My flowers are 49 and Market (white) and Petaloo (pink).  

I've used a stunning piece of delicate lace bought from my local haberdashery, and another thin strip of lace against the image rectangle.  I've also added a little white ribbon bow, to the doilies, which deserve their own paragraph...



One of my recent Design Team cards for Passion for Promarkers had 3 little Bo Bunny doilies on it, and my fellow Design Team ladies thought they were fabulous.  That got me thinking 🤔...  My mother was spending a few weeks here visiting, to attend the 2 weddings.  She is very creative with needles, and one of her favourite crafts is crocheting.  This was an opportunity not to be missed!  We popped out to stock up on supplies, set her up on the couch with Vera on DVD, playing in front of her, and 60-something doilies later, I have the most beautiful supply of doilies to play with on my cards!  We took a photograph of them all together, which you can see on her blog, if you're interested.  Please leave her some love... that way she'll feel extra motivated the next time she visits! 😉


Finally, to add some SPARKLE, I put a rim of Stickles around the sentiment frame and on little Angel's bodice, and added a few Petite Posies by Queen & Co.





Thanks so much for popping by to have a look!  

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:



The Ribbon Girl November Challenge: Card
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 503: Sparkles!

Linda 

PET LOVER'S CHRISTMAS 2017 10


Yes, this is the 10th pet focussed Christmas card I've made in the last 2 weeks or so!  

My papers for this card came from the docrafts Christmas with Wellington pack.  The Santa image is a Silhouette Print & Cut image, cut on my Cameo.  The star of the day is a Newton's Nook rubber stamped kitty, coloured with ProMarkers.  The fantastic paw-print ribbon is Offray.  The sentiment is a docrafts sticker, stuck onto a frame cut on the Cameo.  I have added a rim of gold Stickles for some Christmas sparkle.  

I made a huge mistake while waiting for the Stickles to dry.  I popped the sentiment stickers back into their plastic sleeve and put it down on top of the drying tag 😫!!!  It lifted and messed up the glitter, so it had to be redone - and treated with respect while it dried 😑.



Since these cards are all about our love for our furry owners, I thought I'd show you what I was dealing with, while trying to take these pics.  I normally take my card pics with the fantastic natural light coming through the windows in this particular room, with the card propped on a white chair.  This morning the light was changing a lot as clouds rolled past, so I thought I'd see how they came out, if I were to lay the card on the tiled floor.  CARD ON THE FLOOR = INVITATION TO BENTLEY, my precious furry boy.  I apologise for the extreme exposure in the pics, but I didn't want to miss the shot, wasting time setting up the camera. properly.



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Moving Along With The Times Challenge 58: Trees
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday Nov 8: Anything Goes
Cards und More Challenge #197: Anything Goes With Red
Crafty Creations Challenge #354: Anything Goes
Show Us Your Pussies Cats Only Challenge #24: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by for a look!
I think I have another 10 pet lover Christmas cards to go! 😳

Linda 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

PET LOVER'S CHRISTMAS 2017 9


Every time I think I'm close to finishing the pet-focussed Christmas cards on my list, the person who asked for them requests a few more!  She is sending me photographs of the fur babies I need to replicate as close as possible.

For this card I used another freebie colouring page image from Super Colouring.  My paper is from the DCWV Elegant Holiday pack, with a border of gold mirrored card.  The baubles are Create Christmas stickers, to which I've added KaiserCraft gold Pearl String and ribbon bows.  

The gorgeous frame kitty is peering out of, is a Jeanine's Art die cut.



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Show Us Your Pussies Cats Only Challenge #24: Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #99: Buttons and/or bows (bows)
Crafty Friends Challenge 70: Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by for a look!

Linda 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

PASSION FOR PROMARKERS CHALLENGE #419: SHADES OF AUTUMN


We have another exciting challenge starting at Passion for Promarkers this week.  Our very talented Elaine has chosen your theme:
Shades of Autumn!



Up for grabs in our random draw this week is a 30% Discount Voucher from our generous sponsor,  Petal Lu, AND a 6-pack of ProMarkers from us!!

For this week's theme, I used the adorable Pedal Power from Time for Tea Designs, and coloured her with ProMarkers.  My papers and sentiment are from the Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Collection.  The little crochet doilies, brown leaves, big red flower and gem swirl are Bo Bunny.  The orange flowers are Petal, and the brown ones are 49 and Market.  I added a few random brown gems, and a strip (almost completely hidden!) of yellow wispy netting stuff (I have absolutely no idea what it's called)





Time for you to 'get your Autumn on', and get crafting!  

All you have to do to stand a chance of winning, is to follow this week's theme, and use your Winsor and Newton (formerly Letraset) products.  Remember, you can enter any project that meets these 2 requirements, it doesn't have to be a card!

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team have created for your inspiration, and pop over to Petal Lu to see what they have, that you simply can't do without!

Thanks so much for stopping by to have a look!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz Challenge #390: Anything Goes + Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Create and Makes Challenge 16: Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Oct 31 - Nov 6: Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Week 43: Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge #12: Autumn
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 429: Orange, Green & Brown

Linda