Wednesday, 6 January 2016

The Cat’s Whiskers


Good morning crafty friends.

I’ve got another Pampered Pets show card to share with you today and once again I’ve used Kittens Whiskers – I love this die a LOT.

And ….

… here’s what I did.

I cut little kitty out of black card from an Essential Card Pack – Monochrome and I stuck some white card behind it and undercut it. Then I added some whiskers using very thin bits of white card to tie on woth the sentiment, then I made a little nose using some Nuvo Crystals Drops.

You can see it better ….

… here.

This die comes with its own sentiment stamp and I think the funky font is brilliant : )

I also love the colours on this card – red and black and kraft work so well together I think.


The paper is from a Tonic Studios Simply Nature paper pack.

Other dies I used here are the Honeycomb Screen die, Patchwork Perfection Everyday Squares and the little tag is from the Chelsea Shoulder bag set : )

I cut the circles out of the kraft card using the Layering Circles dies and for things like this, these dies really come into ther own because the half way point is notched on the die. This makes it really easy peasy to get the apertures cut out perfectly straight.  I just drew a feint pencil line down the centre of the card and then lined up the notches.



A bit of twine and a button and we are all done.

I hope you like my card and thank you for stopping by. 
Enjoy your day and happy crafting xxx

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

At Last!!!


Good morning crafty friends and firstly, a very happy new year.
Here’s to a wonderful 2016 with lots of lovely Tonic goodies for us to play with and I hope that you are all safe and dry following the awful floods that have hit the UK.

Hugest apologies that I haven’t posted for quite a while - I have had real problems using Livewriter.
I’ve managed to fix it now, which is no mean feat for somebody who is as technically challenged as me!!!
So I am back in the land of the living, yayyyy.

OK, enough waffle, what have  I got to share today?

Well this is one of my cards from the fantastic Pampered Pets release.
Oh my, they are going to be so useful – and …..


… this is what I did.
The sweet little kitty is Kittens Whiskers and it was cut using black card from an Essential Card Pack – Monochrome.





I added some Tonic Nuvo Drops to make his eyes (Pearl White with the tiniest bit of Ebony Black on top, and  thank you Edna for this brilliant tip) and a tiny bit of  Sherbert Shimmer Nuvo Glitter Dops for his nose. The sentiment was made using Clarice Alphabet dies – upper and lower case sets, and the little heart is from Tonic Studios Expressions Sentiment Set - Live, Love, Treasure, Laugh – 368E.

The gorgeous swirl is Frond Finesse.
I really like this swirl, it’s so delicate and very versatile because  you can chop it about

Other Tonic products used are Magnificent Magenta card and the paper is from Simply Patterns

So that’s me done and I’ll see you back here very soon.

Enjoy your day and happy crafting xxx