Thursday, February 22, 2018

Teapot ATC - Always Time for Tea

Hello, everyone! I'm back again today with another teapot ATC!  It's for my crafty friend Janis at Her Peaceful Garden, who is having an ATC party this month.  This week's theme is Teapots!

  • Stamps: Sentiment, hearts (unknown brand)
  • Dies: Spellbinders Lacey Circles, Gina Marie Designs 10-pce Greenery and Flowers, generic doily 
  • Paper: Patterned paper (Lots of Flowers Paper Pack), Recollections cardstock
  • Other:  Puffy Teapot Sticker, butterfly punch, flower punches, gems - all from my stash

My ATC design was inspired by Tuesday Morning Sketches 441:


I was also inspired by Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge.  She has a new "Spin the Wheel" format that I like very much!  This week it's the letter P!  I've got Peach, Pink, Patterned Paper and, of course, a butterfly!  Here's the inspiration wheel:  


I would also like to share the back of my ATC, which I created using Microsoft Word.  It will be on its way to Janis as soon as her ATC celebration has concluded:

  • Die: Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle Layers

As I did in the previous post, I'm sharing my teapot collection.  I have only two items:  a little teapot clock, which was a gift from Brian's Mom (may she rest in peace), and a Calico Kittens tea party figurine that I found at the thrift store.  Here they are with the ATC, which shows the small size of the items:


I would also like to support these challenges:  A Gem of a Challenge Spring Flowers UE; Allsorts Handmade Flowers 2/3; Crafting By Designs Friendship (this ATC is being mailed to my friend Janis at the end of her celebration) 3/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper February UE; Happy Little Stampers - February ATC Challenge Hearts UE; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 3/3; Three Amigos Blog Hop Nom, Nom (one of my favourite drinks is Chocolatey Chai Herbal Tea) UE; Word Art Wednesday 322-323 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk2 3/5


Thank you for looking at my ATC! Wishing you a joyful day!

Teapot ATC - Take a Break

Hi, everybody! Today I'm sharing another ATC! I do enjoy making ATCs, and this one features a teapot! My crafty friend Janis at Her Peaceful Garden is having an ATC party this month, with weekly themes. This week's theme is Teapots!

Janis has an awesome collection of teapots! You will want to head over and take a look at her photos and then be inspired to make an ATC! For those who are new to ATCs, or Artist Trading Cards, they measure 3.5" x 2.5" and the small size makes them super fun to make! I usually send mine to my crafty friends with happy mail or make them into a pocket letter, also to share with crafty friends.

  • Stamps: Sentiment (generic planner stamps)
  • Dies: Spellbinders Lacey Circles, Gina Marie Designs 10-pce Greenery and Flowers, generic doily 
  • Paper: Patterned paper (Lots of Flowers Paper Pack), Recollections cardstock
  • Other:  Puffy Teapot Sticker, butterfly punch, various flower punches, gems - all from my stash

My ATC design was inspired by Tuesday Morning Sketches 441:


I was also inspired by Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge.  I haven't played there in a while but she has a new "Spin the Wheel" format that I like very much!  This week it's the letter P!  I've got Pink, Purple, and Patterned Paper and, of course, a butterfly!  Here's the inspiration wheel:  


I would also like to share the back of my ATC, which I created using Microsoft Word.  It will be on its way to Janis as soon as her ATC celebration has concluded:

  • Die: Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle Layers

I was inspired by Janis's teapot collection and decided to share my own.  It's not much of a collection as I have only two items:  a little teapot clock, which was a gift from Brian's Mom (may she rest in peace), and a Calico Kittens tea party figurine that I found at the thrift store.  Here they are with the ATC, which shows the small size of the items:


I would also like to support these challenges:  A Gem of a Challenge Spring Flowers UE; Crafting By Designs Friendship (this ATC is being mailed to my friend Janis at the end of her celebration) 2/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper February UE; DL.ART February Linky AG 1/d; Happy Little Stampers - February ATC Challenge Hearts UE (see teapot); Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; The Rubber Buggy Mood Board (I was inspired by the colours in the bottom section) UE; Three Amigos Blog Hop Nom, Nom (one of my favourite drinks is Chocolatey Chai Herbal Tea) UE; Word Art Wednesday 322-323 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk2 2/5


Thank you for looking at my ATC! Wishing you a joyful day!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Meow ATC

Hello, everyone!  I made another ATC! This one coordinates with the two I shared on my Happy Little Stampers Guest Designer post, so now I have a set of three! I used the left-over flowers and patterned paper, and I added a kitty!  I have been making a lot of ATCs lately.  I find it appealing to work on such a small scale.  For those who are new to ATCs, or Artist Trading Cards, they measure 3.5" x 2.5" and can be given to crafty friends with happy mail, which is exactly what I did with this one.  Now that it has been received, I am sharing it.

Products used:
  • Stamps:  Flowers (Happy Little Stampers Doodled Flowers clear stamps), sentiment (The Greeting Farm Purr-fect Cats), grass (free with magazine)
  • Dies:  Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle Layers, Lawn Fawn Grassy Border, Cat Die
  • Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye Love Me, Martha Stewart Crafts Love Notes, Pebbles We Belong Together, Simple Stories Snap Color Vibe
  • Ink: Lawn Fawn Jet Black, Versamark
  • Accessories:  Embossing folder (double hearts), Tim Holtz Bow Punch, Ranger white embossing powder, Posca white paint maker, heart gems (from my Dollarama stash)

Here is a photo of all three of my ATCs.  I made a mini Pocket Letter to hold them, and my crafty friend has received the happy mail!


If you're looking for ATC inspiration, check out Janis at Her Peaceful Garden. She is having an ATC party this month, with weekly themes. So far, there's a challenge for Cats, Chickens, and Teapots! There will be another new theme on Monday and I can't wait to see what it is! I'll be linking this Meow ATC to Janis's Cats link-up.


I would also like to support these challenges with my Meow ATC: A Gem of a Challenge Spring Flowers UE; Crafting By Designs Friendship (this mini pocket letter has been received by my crafty friend) 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper February UE; Deep Ocean Cute and Cuddly UE; DL.ART February Linky AG 1/d; Happy Little Stampers - February ATC Challenge Hearts UE (see patterned paper, embossed heart background, and heart gems); Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Mod Squad Animal Fun 1/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; Pixie's Snippet Playground 320 Flowers, patterned paper, and embossed hearts all leftovers from my HLS GD project; die-cut cardstock for kitty also from my snippets box) 1E; Show Us Your Pussies Cats Only Love UE; The Outlawz Saturday PAM Lots of Layers 1E; Word Art Wednesday 322-323 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk2 1/5

Thank you for looking at my ATC! Wishing you a joyful day!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Quick Card 6 - You're One Cool Cat

Hello again!  This is the final card I made for My Favorite Things - MFT 2018 Creative Olympics, again competing in Event 4 Speed Cardmaking.  For this event, we are asked to make a card in 20 minutes or less.  I used the offcuts from Quick Card 1 - I didn't want to waste them!  For my tips on speedy cardmaking, see here.



Check out the MFT products I used:

  • Stamps: My Favorite Things - I Knead You (cat), Cool Cat (sentiment)
  • Dies: My Favorite Things - Pierced Rectangle Frames (offcuts from my Quick Card 1), Heart Border Staggered
  • Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
  • Colouring medium: Markers
  • Other:  Staedtler black marker for faux stitching

I set the kitty timer at 20 minutes and had 7.5 minutes left!  This was my quickest card of all!


My colour combo was inspired by My Favorite Things MFT Colors 87:


I would also like to support these challenges: Cards in Envy Give it Some Heart 2/3; Fabrika Fantasy Love 3/3; Show Us Your Pussies Cats Only Love UE

MFT Creative Olympics Event 4 Speed Cardmaking Make a card in 20 min or less


Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!


Quick Card 5 - Thank Mew

Me again with another card for My Favorite Things - MFT 2018 Creative Olympics, again competing in Event 4 Speed Cardmaking.  For this event, we are asked to make a card in 20 minutes or less.  I used the offcuts from Quick Card 2 - I didn't want to waste them!  For my tips on speedy crafting, see here.



Check out the MFT products I used:

  • Stamps: My Favorite Things - I Knead You (cat, thought bubble, purr), Cool Cat (sentiment)
  • Dies: My Favorite Things - Stitched Circle Frames (offcuts from my Quick Card 2)
  • Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark
  • Colouring medium: Markers
  • Other:  Ranger White embossing powder, Staedtler black marker for faux stitching

I set the kitty timer at 20 minutes and had 2 minutes left!  I'm not sure why this card took so long, considering I didn't do any die-cutting. I guess it was the faux stitching.


My colour combo was inspired by My Favorite Things MFT Colors 87:


I would also like to support these challenges: Addicted to CAS Cat 2/2 C10; Show Us Your Pussies Cats Only Love UE


MFT Creative Olympics Event 4 Speed Cardmaking Make a card in 20 min or less


Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Quick Card 4 - Have an Ice Day

Yes, I'm back again with another card for My Favorite Things - MFT 2018 Creative Olympics!  I am competing in two events this time!  Event 2 Freestyle is a Winter Theme, and I am still enjoying Event 4 Speed Cardmaking, in which we are asked to make a card in 20 minutes or less. This is the 4th of 6 quick cards I made!  If you are interested in my tips for speedy cardmaking, see here.


Check out the MFT products I used:

  • Stamps: My Favorite Things - You Make My Heart Melt
  • Dies: My Favorite Things - Squiggle Border
  • Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Stampin' Up Going Grey
  • Colouring medium: Markers
  • Other:  Posca white paint marker for stripes on scarf

How long did this card take?  I set the kitty timer for 20 minutes and had only seconds to spare!  This card took the longest of my 6 quick cards.


My colour combo was inspired by My Favorite Things MFT Colors 87:


I would also like to support these challenges: ABC Christmas C is for Clean UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use Green UE; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Mod Squad Winter 1/3; Show Us Your Pussies Cats Only Love UE; Winter Wonderland AG Christmas 1/3

MFT Creative Olympics Event 4 Speed Cardmaking Make a card in 20 min or less




Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Quick Card 3 - You're Kinda Pawesome

It's me again!  Back with another quick card for My Favorite Things - MFT 2018 Creative Olympics!  I am really enjoying Event 4 Speed Cardmaking, in which we are asked to make a card in 20 minutes or less. This is 3 of 6 cards I made!  If you are interested in my tips for speedy cardmaking, see here.


Check out the MFT products I used:

  • Stamps: My Favorite Things - I Knead You (cat), Cat-itude (sentiment)
  • Dies: My Favorite Things - Heart Border Staggered
  • Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
  • Colouring medium: Markers

I set the kitty timer at 20 minutes and had 4 minutes left!  



My colour combo was inspired by My Favorite Things MFT Colors 87:


I would also like to support these challenges: Cards in Envy Give it Some Heart 1/3; Fabrika Fantasy Love 2/3; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Joy Clair Month of Love UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 3/3; Power Poppy Power and Spark Love to Sparkle UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Add a Die Cut 5/5; Show Us Your Pussies Cats Only Love UE; Word Art Wednesday 322-323 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 5/5

MFT Creative Olympics Event 4 Speed Cardmaking Make a card in 20 min or less


Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!