Thursday, December 3, 2020

From All of Us

I had made this post for the Cat Lovers Blog Hop and obviously neglected to post it! That will teach me to get distracted! Instead of saving it for next year, I thought a break from all the holiday crafting would be nice so I am sharing it with you.

Outside of the Card                                                        Inside of the Card

This card is another fairly simple one using Avery Elle's set All of Us, brand new to me and the first time I've used it.  I had originally made this card for a co-worker who had gotten another job but I was unable to give it to her.  I kept it and I am very sure something will arise and this card will be perfect!!  I stamped the group of cats out on watercolor paper, colored them in with my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and then die cut them using the matching dies. I also used a stitched square die on the white card base to make a peek a boo window. I used Gina K. Amalgam Ink Pad in Obsidian Ink to stamp out the cats and the sentiment.  The groups of cats were attached, each one slightly atop the other, and then the paw and the congrats sign were placed on the card.  
I think this is a really cute card and the set has other animals and sign sayings so you can use the set for almost any occasion.  I hope you enjoyed my card! With this craziness, COVID and the holiday season, I hope you & yours are safe and healthy! Thanks, Christi
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
PIP Challenge, #2048 - Animals 
Cute Card Thursday, #663 -  Anything Goes
Art Impressions -  Pets 
Krafty Chicks Challenge, #536 - Stamp Act (Use a Stamp) 
NBUS Challenge, #21 - Stamp Set is NBUS
Crafty Animals, #45 - Anything Goes w/ an Animal (or a bug!) 
2 Crafty Crazy Critters, #45 - Anything Goes w/ a Critter


Friday, October 30, 2020

Hi! from the Cat's Meow

I made this card a while back, had forgotten about it and found it just in time for the #2020CatLoversHop that Janis from Her Peaceful Garden so generously creates every year!  I love all of the stamps and dies that Mama Elephant puts out; everything is just so darn cute and it was this set, The Cat's Meow, that got me hooked on Mama Elephant!!

I used a white card base and covered that with this very old sky background paper I have had for years - it's the kind of thing you don't pay much attention to until you need it and then it is SO handy.  I have quite a bit left so I don't think I will be running out anytime soon!   I stamped the cats out on Watercolor Paper {I use this}, colored them in with my Prismacolor pencils, die cut them and attached them to the front of the card.  Lastly I added the heart balloon and the Hi! sign.  Oh and I jazzed some of the kitties up a bit by adding my own spots, squiggles, circles and such.  I could literally just stamp and color this group of kitties for days; the image lends itself to  many types of coloring medium.

I hope you enjoyed my card and will take some time to check out the other kitty creations - who knew cat lovers where so crafty and artistic {well, truthfully *I* did, but I don't like to toot my own horn} Hugs! Christi
I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Her Peaceful Garden {Cat Lover Blog Hop}
Cardz TV #126 - Anything Goes 
All Fun Challenge - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #483 - Anything Goes