Sunday, 16 March 2014

Up, up and away!

Hey there,
hope you're all having a lovely weekend.
The TV is permanently tuned to Sky Sports, here - which is fine -
it gives me chance to disappear into my craft room :-)

Here's the card I made this morning.

I'm beginning to see the benefits of  making this size card base - 113 x 149
Stamps that I had neglected because they were just a tad too small for a 148 x 148 card, are now getting inked up.
This cute cat is a prime example. It had been tucked away for so long, that it was stuck to the plastic cover.
As I prised it off, I really though it was going to tear.  Have you ever had that? I almost took to warming it up with a hairdryer, but I thougt that might  make it worse!!

As you can see below, my cat is fussy cut and popped up on foam pads.

Retro Sketches - #106
Pixie's Snippets Playground - #116  If there's a dp I like, I find myself saving even the tiniest snippets. These little banners are a good way to use them up and add a touch of interest to your card.
Penny Black & More - So Sweet
Craft Calendar - Animal Antics

Cat Stamp from Penny Black Bubbly Set, coloured with Copics.
Sentiment, Penny Black Critter Party Set
DP - My Mind's Eye, Quite Contrary
Pearls and Sequin


Nicole Parmentier said...

Oh this is so cute!! Love the white background, your sweet little cat really pops off!!

Karen said...

how too!

Ellie said...

Loving this!! Really shows off the cute stamp and your fabulous coloring!
Thank you so much for sharing with us this month at Penny Black and More. Good luck!!

Joyce said...

aaak--this is too adorable!

Debs said...

Super cute!! Fabulous colouring. It feels like football has been on permanently in my house all week too so today I had a lovely walk out with Oliver and his Mum & Dad at Slimbridge - the Wetlands just up the road from us - it was beautiful.
Enjoy your evening.
Debs xx

Sue said...

Awwww such a cute kitty, I love the look on his face, Beautiful colouring and fabulous layout too.
I hope you have had a good weekend.
Sue xx

MaryH said...

Lovely to see your so-cute card in the Snippets Playground. Delightful kitty with his balloons, and I really love the tiny snippet banners at the top. Loved the KISS too. When I worked, that was something my manager would always say to me, and folks would look at us strangely. I knew exactly what he was saying to me, and it wasn't smooch either!!! He was telling me "Don't over-complicate this." So funny. TFS & Hugs.

Mrs A. said...

I love your little banners. Not had any stamps actually tear but when they are hard to peel off am surprised how much they do stretch. hugs Mrs A.

debby4000 said...

Adorable, sweet card.

Eve said...

Hi Caroline,
WOW! What a fantastic card. Your colouring is perfect.

I always struggle with CAS cards as they always look 'under done'!!

Hope you have a lovely day xx.

Di said...

Brilliant Caroline! I do adore that sweet image and the patterned banners are gorgeous.

Err, I HAVE torn a stamp - my fault though as I accidentally stuck it onto a perspex block that's covered with High-tac stuff for unmounted red /grey rubber stamps. Acrylic does have a breaking p point I found, sigh :(



Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so sweet!

brenda said...

A great CAS card Caroline, thanks so much for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Claire said...

Just gorgeous - that cat is so cute!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for your tip about using doubled foam tape too :) I love how you've made banners from your snippets, fantastic idea, Cathy x

Darnell J Knauss said...

It is awesome that you now see your little adorable stamps in a whole new light, Caroline! This card stole my heart!! Fantastic coloring and great use of snippets, too!! Hugs, Darnell

linda said...

this is a very sweet CAS card with lovely bright colours and banners - a great way to use snippets. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

Deepti said...

aww this is so adorable, lovely coloring !!

Juls said...

Gorgeous ,! Fabulous way to use up those thy snippits,! Hugs Juls