Thursday, September 12, 2013

merry kissmoose

merry kissmoose by eatzycath
merry kissmoose, a photo by eatzycath on Flickr.

card challenges are great for taking us out of our comfort zones ... a great example being this card which combined two colors that I personally would never have considered as being compatible, a rich berry color with a light aqua shade.

Color choice was based on this week's The Paper Players Color Challenge #162

Card design was based on the sketch challenge in this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS Sept 9-15 Designer Drafts Challenge.

Stamped image of the cute little moose together with the 'merry kissmoose' sentiment come from Paper Smooches - Chubby Chum Pals stamp set, whilst the ribbon banner is from Paper Smooches - Streamers stamp set.

And isn't it great that it's FRIDAY with the weekend to look forward to!

thanks with a lollipop

thanks with a lollipop by eatzycath
thanks with a lollipop, a photo by eatzycath on Flickr.

stars and gingham... wouldn't have thought that they will go together but I was proven wrong - what a great combination of patterns!

Card design was based on the following sketch in Freshly Made Sketches #103 and what a hoot that I was first in line in the card submission (especially since I'm usually late, with too many missed submission deadlines!)
And the image is a printed digital image from Tiddly Inks - Summer Sweet Wryn, which has been colored using Caran D'ache Neocolor II water-soluble wax pastels.

Card was also submitted for the current Tiddly Inks Challenge #117 - Saying Thanks.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Thinking of You

I'm a great fan of Magnolia stamps - totally enjoying the lovely images of Tilda and Edwin, which are great for coloring with Copics, water-color and just pure pencils (whatever your 'poison' is!).

I haven't quite mastered though the many layered and highly embellished cards that many Magnolia fans make .... too much going on in the card for me!

Preferring the clean and simple look with the emphasis on the stamped image itself, I couldn't resist the latest Magnolia-licious Tuesday Challenge - CAS (Clean and Simple), and this is the card that I made....
Thinking of You by eatzycath
Thinking of You, a photo by eatzycath on Flickr.

- with a bit of masking work on the image to allow the distress inking of the yellow grungy background strip
- 'Tilda in Summer Rain' was colored using Caran D'ache Neo Color II water-soluble wax pastels

have faith

have faith by eatzycath
have faith, a photo by eatzycath on Flickr.

Card was made for this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS - September 2-8 Trend Watch challenge
inspired by this photo

The stamps of the vases, flower, and leaves came from Paper Smooches "Crystal Clear" stamp set, whilst the 'have faith' sentiment came from the Paper Smooches "Spiritual Sampler" stamp set.

The vases have been embossed using Zing! Metallic Finish embossing powders in purple, pewter and blue colors - creating a lovely texture for this clean single layer card.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

bummer birthday

bummer birthday by eatzycath
bummer birthday, a photo by eatzycath on Flickr.

a birthday card for my bro-in-law ..... simple, sedate and very 'guy-ish'.... until you open the card ......
bummer birthday

and suddenly that 'back-side' pops out at you, all wobbly and shaking - courtesy of the action wobble attached to it! Hope he gets a chuckle from this!

The stamps (both the front and back images, and the 'bummer' sentiment) are from Art Impressions - Shake Your Booty - Bummer Set.

The design for the front of the card was taken from this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #44.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

a wish for peace

a wish for peace by eatzycath
a wish for peace, a photo by eatzycath on Flickr.

a Christmas card made along the lines of the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #101

the swirly stamp is Stamp-It Australia Tree Whirl stamp (from Crafter's Companion), and is a great versatile stamp for many uses, e.g. embossing, water-coloring, and can be used both on the outside and inside of cards .... for this card, I had stamped using Tsukineko's Encore Ultimate Metallic ink - teal - which has a lovely sheen but unfortunately did not turn out so well in the photo!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

you're purrfect

you're purrfect by eatzycath
you're purrfect, a photo by eatzycath on Flickr.

a 'purr-fect' card to tell someone that they are just great the way they are....

the card design was inspired by this week's Paper Smooches - Aug 26-Sep 1 Picture Perfect Challenge - which show-cased lots and lots of frames!

* frames are die-cuts from Paper Smooches wise dies range - Duo Die 1 and Duo Die 2
* the little kitten and puppy - Paper Smooches : woofers and tweeters stamp set
* 'you're purr-fect' sentiment - Paper Smooches : Chubby Chums stamp set

dear santa

dear santa by eatzycath
dear santa, a photo by eatzycath on Flickr.

made this cute card at my coloring class yesterday evening ... and the stamps and the red and green colors have now got me into the Christmas mood ... and it was a good reminder that it's time to start cracking on my Christmas cards!

The main image of that cute teddy bear comes from Crafter's Companion - Popcorn the Bear series - Dear Santa stamp set.

Background stamp (in grey with red highlights on the title) comes from Stampendous - First Christmas stamp.

And on the inside of the card - I added a small circle of a mini cute Popcorn on the upper right hand of the holiday sentiment!

dear santa - on the inside

Card was also entered into the Crafter's Companion August Challenge: Animals