Saturday, February 15, 2014

thanks so much

thanks so much by eatzycath
thanks so much, a photo by eatzycath on Flickr.

I'm having so much fun with my Zig Art & Graphic Twin brush markers - they are wonderful to colour directly onto stamps - after colouring, spritz a mist of water and voila, a semi-water colour image is produced when stamped!

Here, the image was stamped using Penny Black's Fresh Fields wood stamp.

Sentiments come from Paper Smooches Simply Said and Chit Chat stamp sets.

The card sketch itself comes from Seize the Sketch #13 - a really easy sketch to play around with.

Friday, February 14, 2014

you're special

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

card was made using the card sketch from Mojo Monday #332, which incorporated a tag on the front of the card:

I had used tacky glue to stick the patterned paper on the tag - but this turned out to be a bad idea as I had used too much glue - to save the tag, I edged the same using a maroon polka dotted washi tape which I also used for the horizontal design feature.

The hearts were cut using Quickutz Nesting Scallop Hearts die-set, edged with distress colour and each was mounted on foam tape on top of the other - finished with a little heart pearl.

Finally the tag and sentiment were stamped using Paper Smooches Streamers stamp set and Sentiment Sampler stamp set, and embossed in silver.

warm thoughts

warm thoughts by eatzycath
warm thoughts, a photo by eatzycath on Flickr.

a quick and simple card made based on:
1. Retro Sketches #101 sketch design

2. Paper Players Color Challenge #182 - using the colors of midnight muse, crisp cantaloupe and gold

The card base is blue card stock, over which I layered the light orange 'cantaloupe' polka-dotted pattern paper with the edges die-cut using Paper Smooches Borders 1 die cut.

The sentiment is stamped on blue card stock using Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler stamp set - and embossed in gold - mounted on orange card stock.

Some lace, ribbon and co-ordinating buttons in blue and orange finish the look for this card.

Sunday, February 9, 2014


love by eatzycath
love, a photo by eatzycath on Flickr.

with valentine's day just round the corner, this is a great time to create cards with the 'love' theme.... and a great time to send these 'reminders' to loved ones!

- the heart was die-cut using Hero Arts' Fancy Dies - Renaissance Heart
- the banner was stamped using Paper Smooches - Streamers stamp set, and embossed in silver powder
- the word 'Love' was die-cut using Penny Black's Creative Dies - Love & Joy 

this card was based on this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #63

and using the colours set out in ColourQ Challenge #227