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I'm a crazy cat lady I'm afraid. There has always been a cat in my life right since I was a baby. Even during a couple of years where I wasn't able to have my own, I still had the pleasure of the furry residents at my parents. I have been owned by several hairy overlords over the years, and I am currently owned by Rosie who was adopted from the Blue Cross six years ago. She is twelve now but shows no signs of relaxing her reign of terror.
Morning all, today for my Dies To Die For make I am bringing you a dose
of Whimsy fun from Dustin Pike, guaranteed to raise a smile
Thankfully I didn't see any of this kind of drama at the beach yesterday! The nearest we got to that was a small child throwing an absolute tantrum because she'd been told to return an item that she'd "acquired" from somewhere along the prom. I'd rather take my chance with a shark!
Images all painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) and fussy cut, The shark is a separate stamp to the porthole (just in case you were thinking it was an all in one) so the hole has been layered over the shark.
This time around AYLI are asking for your Favourite Shape for a card
(but NOT a square or rectangle please)
Personally, I love squares and rectangles so I had a bit of a job with this one. I cut circles and ovals, and weird shapes, but somehow none of them floated my boat (or would stand up) so I'm afraid I ended up with a rather predictable hexagon card. I do like a good hexagon and use the shape a lot ON cards, but haven't made many AS cards. I quite enjoyed it!
I have used:
Rodney from CC Designs
MFT Bitty Holiday Wishes sentiment set
Lawn Fawn 6x6 papers - Snow Day
MFT DieNamics Stitched Hexagon Stax
Rodders has been painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) and I used a tiny bit of some thick and goopy white paint that I bought for his freckles. His nose highlight is just bare paper.
And this is the FIRST of my Christmas cards made this year!
Did you know that LOTV are doing stamps again? Hurrah! They have recently released two polymer stamp sets, one for the boys, and one with cupcakes and cute animals. I had to have both, naturally, but hubby has bought me one of them for my birthday (grin).
Anyhoo, let's be hearing about your favourite shape for card base (that isn't a square or a rectangle)
Oh me oh my, what is the world coming to .... since Himself lost his job last year, I seem to have had even less time to do things, even though he is here and I'm at work, so to find time to actually make a card to enter a challenge, well, it was a challenge in itself.
Hello peeps, hope you are ok. It's been a bit of a damp start to the weekend, but actually, I really don't mind. It gives me a great reason to park my ample behind at my craft bench and get inky without feeling too guilty!
I seem to be having a phase of extra CAS cards at the moment, and here's another one
I used to doodle my stitches onto cards, but then came the advent of stitched dies and I have never looked back. I love that this tiny piece of detail can add so much to your layers without being intrusive, it is the perfect finishing touch.
OK, so I am late, really really late with this post - over a week late, so I am very sorry about that. I was laid low with a mysterious rash that spread like wildfire and caused enough concern for my employers to despatch me off to A&E. I understand that the medical term for it is "some kind of an infection" and I am now on day 9 of 14 on some hefty antibiotics,
Anyhoo, the purpose of this post is to bring you my DT make for the AS YOU LIKE IT CHALLENGE which has the theme of "Top Tip". We'd like you to share your top crafting tip with us, and show it to us in your make.
My top tip is to separate your layers! Just because certain papers come together in one collection, it doesn't mean they should be used together willy-nilly as it can make for a confusing background and, in the worst case, trigger a headache for whoever is looking at it.
Either use a plain neutral layer, here I have used white, or a complementary plain colour.
These two papers are the same colour palette, but would be simply too much when paired without the white.
Hello peeps, here I am, on this rather warm weekend. I know it's June, and it is meant to be warm but it has gone from freezing to boiling so fast that I haven't had a chance to shed my winter coat yet.
Speaking of shedding, Rosie (my tabby cat) has a boyfriend (Meep, dark, handsome, dangerous) and it was his human's birthday this past week.
Rosie told me what to make - it had to have a Meep on it.
Now, the little kitty came from the BB New Best Friend set (which is no longer on the DTDF website, but does seem to still be on the MFT site) but there are loads of stamp sets with small cats that would work equally well.
Images painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers).
Have a super weekend - don't forget the Factor 50 cream if you're out in the sun (we're not used to it!)
Hiya chaps, sorry I'm a bit later than my normal lateness but
this little Squirrel has been and had my second Covid vaccine today. Got there 15 mins ahead of my appointment, went straight in, jabbed, out, and home again only 5 mins after the actual appointment time! Now to wait for three weeks for it to be as efficacious as it can be.
Anyhoo, here is a dose of furry feline cuteness for you today
This time we'd like to hear about your Favourite Medium
It's watercolours for me, usually Distress Inks (ReInkers) as I have for this card, although I do occasionally have a dabble with my Zigs. I've tried alcohol markers but never felt the love, and occasionally I'll dabble with pencils, but the comfort blanket is the DIs.