Saturday, July 16, 2011

Just for you, Fluffles...

Happy Saturday everyone!  I hope you have a wonderful day planned.  Today is kitty day for me... I just love Fluffles by Stampendous and wanted to share this little all-occasion card with you!  It's called "Fluffles in Love" and I think you can see why.  

After stamping these cuties on white cs with Memento tuxedo black, I only needed a few Copics to get the job done.  I used W1, W4, R01, R22, R24, R29, G20, G24.  The sentiment is from Verve - A Cup of Life - love the font!!  I think the paper was from BG's Urban Prairie but I honestly am not sure, since this card was made last February... still catching up with the posts... sorry!  But, the cardstock is all SU and the image was cut using my rectangle Nesties.  Don't you love the ribbon?  It was a gift from a very good friend and I sort of want to 'hoard' it... kwim?  The hearts were cut using one of my very first purchases when I started the slippery slope of this addiction... it's from Creative Memories and I like that the punch has the two sizes so I can layer.  The edge punch is Martha Stewart and some simple kitchen twine finishes the look.  I'm glad you stopped by today... have a super weekend and come back soon!

Hugs,  Patty

Friday, July 15, 2011

Magnolia Tilda with Gift

Today I'm excited to share another cutie Magnolia with you!  This is Tilda (again) with a secret gift!  I used my Basic Grey 'Sugar Rush' paper pack and colored her with Copics.  I have found that if I pick my papers first (and my design) and THEN do the coloring, I am much happier with the result.  I don't know what process others use... share your tips???  This is one of those cards that I love to make with lots of bulky embellishments but it is certainly not mail friendly!  I used lots of flowers and my fern punch and, what the heck, I'll hand carry her!  :-)

I hope have a great weekend and thanks for dropping by!


image:  Tilda with secret (Magnolia)
inks:  Memento tuxedo black, Copics
papers:  BG sugar rush, SU cs
embellishments:  SU white flowers, MS fern punch, SU scallop edge punch, Sizzix flourish die

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Magnolia Tilda with Peony

Today I have a sweet Magnolia image to share with you.  She is called Tilda with Peony and she has won my heart.  When I first saw these little girls, I'll admit, I wasn't so sure about the 'no face' situation.  They have grown on me and now I love them!  I'm embarrassed to confess, I have lots of them too!  She is so much fun to color... well, they all are.  As you may have read, I am playing 'catch-up' with this blog so I can't tell you the actual colors... but, in the future, when I am up to date, I will share the palette with you... for sure!!  I used Basic Grey's Wisteria layered on certainly celery and a plum (?) cs.  The edge/border punch is a Martha Stewart and the little white swirls on each side of the image are actually scraps from the punch... I thought it looked pretty cute.

More to come... see you soon... and thanks for the visit...

Hugs,   Patty

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Flourishes Hummingbird

This little hummingbird from Flourishes seems to think so.  I love using patterned paper... the more the better... but for this image I wanted to keep it simple and just make a color statement.  I used SU's whisper white, in fact, I tend to prefer that cardstock for coloring with my Copics... maybe it's that "slickery" coating but I think it works well.  This was a pretty straightforward card to make... the fun was in the coloring... but I did use my Cuttlebug swirl embossing folder for the lower panel and then a celery satin ribbon and a Martha Stewart edge punch to finish it off.  The sentiment is from Verve's Big Wish set.

Have a great day and I hope you come back soon!


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tweet Thang Mojo Monday

Yay!  I've entered the Mojo Monday challenge... it's been such a long time!    I loved the sketch Teresa Kline designed and knew I wanted to do this birdie. It's my new stamp set by Our Craft Lounge called 'Tweet Thang'.  I'd had my eye on it for quite some time and finally got it!

I colored him last night with my Copics so I can give you the palette this time!!!  yippeee.  It's at the end of this post with the rest of the "recipe".  I used the large ovals from Nestabilities for the image scalloped layer  and the circles for the sentiment.  The little butterfly is from the same stamp set and I cut it out and popped it up on the sentiment.The colors I chose to go along with this pattern paper were celery, white, and bashful blue from SU.  The patterned paper is by DCWV and is called Whimsy - it's a 5 x 7 pad.

I hope you can hear this little guy tweeting... thanks for the visit...

hugs,   Patty

Images:  Tweet Thang by Our Craft Lounge
Inks:  Memento tuxedo black, cameo coral (SU), Copics.... R01, R22, BG70, B24, W01, E43, G20, G24, Y21, Y00
Accessories:  Edge die (MFT), satin ribbon (Papertrey Ink)

Penny Black Bunny

know... Easter has past this year but I hadn't posted her... thank goodness I still had her picture!

This is a Penny Black image and I think she's too cute for words. She was colored with Copics to match the plaid paper from DCWV (dots, stripes & plaids). This is a paper pack that I got at JoAnne's (with a coupon, of course :-)) - it really has some neat papers in there... you might want to check it out on your next visit as I think it is "current".  Anyway, after she was all colorful, I cut her out with my circle nesties and pierced around the circle.  I used a flourish-type die cut (Sizzix) and placed that behind the circle.  The little flowers are  My Favorite Things die-namics.  The edge punch is a Martha Stewart.  The blue dotted paper is some old SU and I don't remember the name of it.  I hope you like her!!!

Thanks for stopping by... see you tomorrow,

hugs,  Patty

Monday, July 11, 2011

Under the Weather TSG

Today I want to share a cute stamp set by There She Goes.  It's called Under the Weather and I adore it.  I love the way her little boots look wet... think she's been jumping in puddles?  I dunno, she looks pretty innocent to me :-)

I stamped her off twice... once on whisper white cs and then again on patterned paper by DCWV called Citrus. She was colored with my Copics and then paper pieced.   The sentiment is from Verve's Let it Shine stamp set.  This card was made for a birthday and the inside has the sentiment "It's raining love & birthday wishes" from The Cat's Pajamas. 

Have a good rest of the week and I'll see you back here tomorrow....


Mo Manning Cupcake Mouse

Happy Monday everyone!  Today I'm sharing a very humongous cupcake... ha ha... and hoping it takes care of your sweet tooth!

This little mouse really has her hands full with this birthday treat!  The image is by Mo Manning.  Love it!

I colored her with Copics on whisper white cardstock and layered it on bashful blue cardstock.  The background is certainly celery that I ran through my cuttlebug using the big dots embossing folder.  The patterned paper is Basic Grey's Two Scoops and the little white border was done with my Martha Stewart edge punch.  My ribbon is from Papertrey Ink... polka dotted satin. I attached a sentiment tag which says "just for you" and is part of Verve's A Cup of Life set. 

That's about it for me today... I hope you enjoyed this little birthday mouse!!!  She was fun to make.

Have a great week and thanks for the visit.  Come back soon!!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Harold of the Greeting Farm

Note to self... try not to EVER get so far behind with my blog again!  I'm going to make a committment to post my cards on a regular basis... seriously!  I do have a few excuses but they don't cover the eight or so months that I've been awol.  However, I did have the knee replacement (*ouch*) with a rather difficult recovery but I'm doing much better now.  Then, as I was making cards, I would take pictures of them to post "later" on my blog.   But, you never know what's going to happen and the worst did!  Yep, my computer got a nasty virus and the hard drive was wiped clean... goodbye pictures of cards.  They were long gone to the people who bought them (neighbors and friends) so that was depressing.  Anyway, that's what happened but I've continued to make cards and photograph them - now to try to catch up with the posting.  

Do you love Harold?  I do, so I decided I'd start with this card.  This little guy from The Greeting Farm Stamps is Harold and the digital image is named Bread and Jam.  He was colored with Copics, and cut out and layered with nestabilities.  I used SU kraft for the background and patterned paper is from a matstack by DCWV called dots, stripes, & plaids.  I used some kitchen twine and some red and white gingham ribbon for the bows with a little spiral clip.  Until I get (sort of) caught up with my posting, I am going to keep them rather short and to the point!  If you have any questions, please leave comments and I'll get back to 'ya!

Thanks for stopping by,