Showing posts with label The Crafts Meow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Crafts Meow. Show all posts

Monday, August 27, 2012

Friend of Mine!

Just a quick post from me today -  I made this card for the August Craft's Meow Sketch Challenge -  using the colors from this week's Split Coast Color Challenge.

I just love this Craft's Meow  sentiment stamp with the vines twined around it.  I added some Tiny Twinkles to the buds on the vines so there is a little shimmer on the card.

I can't believe we're in the last week of summer already -  where did the summer go??!!

Stamps: The Craft's Meow - Friend of Mine
Paper: Lucky Limeade - SU, Rustic Cream, Scarlet Jewel, Harvest Gold - PTI, DP Christy Tomlinsons She Art Paper Pack
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Mustard Seed
Accessories: foam tape, glue pen, wrinkled seam tape, Vintage Button - PTI, rectangle Nestabilities, rhinestone - Kaiser, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions

Monday, February 13, 2012

Make a Wish

Hi stampers!  I made today's card for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge - clean and simple paper piecing.
First, I stamped this adorable fairy by The Craft's Meow directly on the card with Memento London Fog ink.  I liked the softer tone of the grey rather than stamping it in black.

Then I paper pieced the wings and dress - stamping those parts on dotted patterned papers, cutting them out and adhering them over the stamped image. 

Keeping it CAS - i just added two Tiny Twinkles and drew a line across the top and bottom of the card with a silver pen to define the visual field.  I was going to frame all four sides - but I did the top and bottom first and I liked how it looked - so I left it at that!!

 Thanks for coming by today! I'd love for you to leave me a comment so I can come and see you!

Stamps:  Butterfly Kisses - The Craft's Meow
Paper:  White, Text Style 2008 Bitty Dot Basics - PTI
Ink:  Memento London Fog
Accessories:  silver pen - Creative Memories, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Have a Beauty-full Birthday

I was excited to see my good stamping buddy and fellow Paper Doll, Joanne Travis, as Queen for the Day over at Split Coast this week!   I cased her pretty CAS Birthday card

I used different colors and stamps and turned the sketch on it's side. I don't have any frame embossing folders like Joanne used on her card  (gasp!) so I just embossed my whole card - papers and sentiment - with Swiss Dots ( this technique is called embedded embossing) then added my bird cage with foam dimensionals.

I'm also entering this in the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger  - Some Royal Fun.

My stamps are from  a lovely set called Fly Free from The Craft's Meow.  In case you don't know - The Craft's Meow is owned by my good friend Lisa - who was the design team coordinator for Waltzingmouse before she took the plunge to open her own company!   I'd love to have you check out her store!

Stamps: The Craft's Meow - Fly Free

Paper: WHite - PTI, DP Kioshi Paper Pad/Basic Grey, Happy Spots Text Style - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Victorian Velvet
Accessories: swiss dots embossing folder - Provo Craft, foam dots
Techniques: embedded embossing

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Spread Your Wings and Fly

Phew!  I've had a lot of Design Team work posting this past week  - today's card is just for fun!!

It was my turn to host the Color Challenge over on Split Coast this week - and I chose the colors of Rich Razzleberry, Regal Rose and Very Vanilla with the dessert option of using butterflies.

My stamps are from The Crafts Meow -  a sweet set called Fly Free.  I used Sketch #155 from Sketch Saturdays and I used buttons and twine - the Cas-ual Fridays challenge.

Wouldn't this make a great graduation card?!

Stamps:  The Crafts Meow - Fly Free
Paper:  Vintage Cream - PTI, Purple - Coredinations, pink - Bazzill Barnboard
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress - Victorian Velvet
Accessories:  foam tape, circles + big scallop circle Nestabilities, vintage buttons + twine - PTI, wrinkled seam tape, butterfly punch - Martha Stewart.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Crafts Meow Mid Month Release DT and FCM Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to The Craft's Meow's mid-month release!!! Today Little Frieda at the Seashore and Little Frieda + Lulu - My Girl can come to live and play with YOU!!! Lisa also has three brand new card kits available, so let's get the party started!!! 

You will find all the new items at the Crafts Meow Store today!   Also check out The Crafts Meow Blog for the winners from the last two days of previews!

You should start the hop at the Crafts Meow Blog.

If you came here from Alice's blog - you are in the right place!

And here's my card!

Today I used Little Frieda at the Seashore.   And I used the Card Patterns sketch  -  The Crafts Meow is sponsoring the sketch this week so be sure to check it out!
Now, how would you like to win more prizes? All you have to do is visit all the blogs on the hop, leave comments along the way, and you'll be entered to win one of four fabulous prizes:

  1. Little Frieda at the Seashore and Little Frieda + Lulu - Mischief
  2. Happiness is... Card Kit
  3. Simply Delightful Card Kit
  4. Soiree Card Kit
You have until 11:59 pm on Tuesday, May 17th to enter!!! If you happen to win a prize that you've already purchased, Lisa will refund your money or you can receive the prize and have two... perhaps one to share with a friend! Lisa will announce the winners on the Crafts Meow blog on Wednesday May 18th. Good luck!

Now off you hop to Michelle's blog!

Here's the full list in case you get lost along your way:

Stamps:  The Crafts Meow - Little Frieda at the Seashore.
Paper:  Ocean Tides, white - PTI, Kraft - Gina K Designs, DP Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 Garbo, October Afternoon Thrift Shop Needs Paint.
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Scattered Straw.
Accessories:  Copics: E00, E31, E35, E37, R20, R14, BG49, N2, N6, Jewels - Bazzill Basics, mini mosaic embossing folder - Provo Craft, Circle & Circle Eyelet Nestabilities, wrinkled seam tape, word window punch - SU, foam tape, micron 01 fine tip pen.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Crafts Meow Sneak Peak #2 Little Frieda and Lulu - My Girl

Thanks for all your lovely comments on yesterdays post with Little Frieda by the Seashore - 

Today the Design Team and the FCM are sneak peeking another little cutie - Little Frieda and Lulu - My Girl.

I made a twisted easel card today to show off this cute little Frieda and her pretty kitty, Lulu (I made Lulu grey because I have two gray cats!)   I learned how to make this style card over on Split Coast at the Try a New Technique challenge last week. Just click on the pic to see it larger.

To make this card - I started with a piece of card stock 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" that I folded in half. Then I folded the front half of the card over - corner to corner to form the triangle. Next I adhered the rectangle to the front of the triangle. The scalloped circle is adhered with foam tape and helps keep the easel up when you want it open.

Here's how it looks folded down - it will go flat and fit in a regular A2 size envelope - It measures 4 1/4" x4 1/4"

Please check over at Lisa's TCM Blog to find all the links of who's participating in the sneak peek today. 

Then be sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs. Three comments will be selected randomly from three of the blogs to win this stamp set! You have until tonight at 10:00 pm Pacific to make the rounds. Lisa will announce the winner on her post tomorrow.

Please stop by again tomorrow for the new release The Crafts Meow DT & FCM blog hop!

Stamps:  The Cat's Meow - Little Frieda & Lulu - My Girl (to be released 5/15/11)
Paper:  Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy, White - PTI, DP October Afternoon Thrift Shop Needs Paint.
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copics: R14, R29, YR21, YR24, T2, T6, E00, B00, Gold Spica Pen, Black Glaze Pen - Sakura, small oval punch, modern label punch, 1 1/2" circle punch, scallop circle punch - SU, foam tape.

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Crafts Meow Sneak Peek #1 - Little Frieda at the Seashore!

As a Friend of TCM -  I'm so very excited to be helping Lisa over at The Crafts Meow, preview one of her sweet new Frieda's -  Little Frieda at the Seashore

She is one of  two new Little Frieda stamp sets that will be released on Sunday May 15th!  (you just may see the 2nd one here tomorrow - 'wink- wink')

I painted this little unfinished frame with Ranger Distress Crackle Paint (it looks like the sandy beach doesn't it!?!) -  then I inserted a clip art picture of the seashore that I found on Microsoft Word.  I colored little Frieda and the birds with Copics, cut them out and adhered them to the frame with foam tape.  I stamped the sentiments and cut them with a Grommet Tag from Spellbinders.  I sponged around the edges before taking it out of the die.  I wove wrinkled seam tape through the holes and left them loose and blowing in the seabreeze  like the pretty ribbon on little Frieda's hat!  Finally I added a little bling to the sentiment!  Click on the pic to see it larger.

And now for the fun!   You can win this cute little set!  Please check out The Craft's Meow Blog to find the links to all the design team (and Friends of TCM) who created projects with Little Frieda at the Seashore!

P.S. Due to the extended Blogger outage, some of the design team posts may not yet be live. Please check back later. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Be sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs.  Three comments will be selected randomly from three of the  blogs to win this stamp set! You have until Saturday night at 10:00 pm Pacific to make the rounds.  Lisa will announce the winner on Sunday.

Be sure to stop by here tomorrow for a preview of the 2nd new Little Frieda set!

Stamps:  The Crafts Meow - Little Frieda at the Seashore (to be released 5/15/11)
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Weathered wood
Accessories:  Rectangle Recessed Plaque - Michaels, Ranger Distress Crackle Paint - Antique Linen, self adhesive jewels - Bazzill Basics, wrinkled seam tape, Gromment Tag - Spellbinders, foam tape, Copics: E00, E31, E33, E34, E37, B00, B02, C1, R20, clip art from Microsoft Word.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Make a Wish!

Happy Tuesday dear stamping friends!
I made this card for the color challenge over on Split Coast today - Joanne gave us Certainly Celery, So Saffron and Blushing Bride to work with this week. A lovely combination!

My stamps are from the May release called Butterfly Kisses over at The Crafts Meow. Isn't this the sweetest little butterfly fairy?!!  I sponged over her wings and around the edges with pink ink to give the black silhouette stamping a little color.  I love the texture of the asparagus Coredinations paper too!

I even got the dessert option of flowers in - she's blowing on a dandelion and making a wish!

I loosely used the Clean and Simple #139 sketch for my card design today.

Thanks so much for coming by!
Stamps: The Crafts Meow - Butterfly Kisses

Paper: Coredinations Asparagus, white - PTI, DP Textstyle Happy Spots - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Angel Pink
Accessories: foam tape, pleated ribbon - Taylored Expressions, gem - Darice/Michaels

Monday, March 21, 2011

Say Hello to the Craft's Meow!

My good friend and former fellow WMS design team member, Lisa Hjulberg, is opening her very own Stamping Web Store today-  it's called The Crafts Meow Shop.  And I am thrilled to be showing  you a few cards I made using several of her wonderful new stamps!
This darling little girl is Frieda (named after Lisa's mother!) and this particular stamp is Little Frieda's Daisy. Since I'm not a terrific colorer -  I paper pieced her dress and hat, then used Copics to color the hat ribbon, the flower, her skin, hair, socks and shoes!  The daisy is a McGill punch that I layered and put a yellow circle and stickles in the center.

I used the sketch from this weeks Get Sketchy challenge and this also qualifies for the Stamp Something Challenge - to stamp something sweet - I think this little Frieda is pretty sweet don't you?! And the CRAFT challenge is to paper piece!
The stamps I used on the cards below were designed especially for Lisa by Claire over at Waltzingmouse.  Lisa is putting together card kits that will include stamps, patterned papers, brads and chipboard shapes.

This star and sentiment will be in one of the kits.  I embossed the Nestability square on the card, stamped the star on a scrap of white, cut it out and adhered it inside the square using foam tape.  I stamped the sentiment on the card and added little star gems on the star and sentiments to finish it off!  Very clean and simple!

Another set in her kits is this lovely butterly and pretty vine sentiment.  This time I dry embossed a Nestability rectangle and stamped the sentiment inside.  Then I stamped the butterfly in 3 different colors, cut them out and adhered them around the frame with glue dots.  I added tiny green gems to the vine and on the butterflies.
My final card was made for the Featured Stamper challenge over on Split Coast yesterday using the same stamps as above.

I chose Mary Beth's Halloween Sunset card to CASE. I love masking and sponging so her card really spoke to me!   I changed the colors and stamps used - having a butterfly instead of bats flying across the moon and I added a sentiment.

I punched a circle in a piece of Eclipse tape, sponged the moon, took off the mask, placed the circle piece I had punched, over the moon and sponged the rest of the card. Then I stamped my butterfly and sentiment in black ink, added tiny gems and the wrinkled seam tape!
I hope you will check out Lisa's new shop to see all the goodies she has to offer and check out The Crafts Meow blog too - you'll find a whole list of people showcasing her wonderful stamps today!
thanks SO much for stopping by - I'd love to hear what you think of Lisa's new stamps!
He Love Me....
Stamps:  The Crafts Meow - Little Frieda's Daisy
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy -PTI,  DP October Afternoon Modern Homemaker
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Giant Daisy Punch - McGill, 1/4" hole punch, Copics - E02, E31, E35, E51, YR23, R20, BG32, BG10, R14, Corner Rounder - Zutter, Crystal Ice Stickles, foam tape

You've Got Star Quality!
Stamps:  The Crafts Meow
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Weathered Wood
Accessories:  Foam tape, square Nestability, Star Gems - Amuse

Friend of Mine Frame
Stamps:  The Crafts Meow
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Tattered Rose, Bundled Sage, Antique Linen, Scattered straw.
Accessories:  Rectangle Nestability, Tiny Gems - Taylored Expressions, glue dots.

Butterfly Across the Moon
Stamps: The Crafts Meow
Paper: vintage cream, simply chartreuse - PTI, basic black - SU
Ink: Versafine Onyx black, Ranger Distress Shabby Shutters, Wild Honey, mustard seed, weathered wood
Accessories: wrinkled seam tape, Eclipse Tape for masking, 1 3/4" circle punch - SU, blending tool and non stick craft mat - Ranger