Thursday, 10 January 2013

What's New Pussycat?

Heevnin' peepsicles!

The weather is foggy and chilly here today, definitely January weather :(

Sorry I've not been around for a couple of days. I've been busy with commissions for Let's Make Cards and Crafts Beautiful.

I'd like to show you the birthday card I made for my niece Emily (you may remember from a previous post that she had the afro and goaty bubbles).
 
 
What you need...
 
Stamps: It's a Mod Mod World (W-7512) - The Cat's Pajamas; Quatros Snippets (LL994) - Hero Arts
Card Stock: white, lime, purple, turquoise
Ink: Onyx Black, Versafine; Lime, Mountain Lake, Violet - Versacolor
Brads: black, small
Acetate
Adhesives
 
How you do it...
 
Trim a 15cm square blank so that is angular. Repeat with dark turquoise and white card. Mat onto the blank.
 
Stamp the cat and stars onto lime card and trim. Stamp the television and cut out the screen, back with acetate, trim angular and attach brads over the knobs and antenna.  Mat onto the cat image with foam pads. Mount onto an angular piece of purple card, attach to the lower right corner of the blank.
 
Stamp the sentiment, trim, mount onto lime card and fix to the upper left corner, overlapping the edge of the card slightly.
 
Stamp a few Snippets around the television in coloured inks, stamp twinkles over them in black ink and a few twinkles around the top of the television. On a piece of white card, stamp a Snippet in Mountain Lake and a twinkle. Trim, mat onto turquoise card and attach to the left of the blank.
 
I just adore this stamp set. The images are just my thing, with the whole 1950's/1960's retro look. This set reminds me of a cartoon called 'The Jetsons' and some Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies. Yes I love Looney Tunes too - in fact we are building quite a collection on DVD - Daffy Duck & Bugs Bunny? My heroes. Bwah ha ha ha! Warner Bros. also did some quirky one off cartoons, which again are very retro and I love to watch.
 
Right, that's me for the nonce. Off now to finish the sausages in onion gravy - we're having it with huge Yorkshire Puddings (which I do make myself - smug look on face).
 
Thanks for calling, until next time. xxx



3 comments:

  1. A fantastic card. I love the cat in the tele.
    Nikki x

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  2. Hi Colette, I am sure Emily will be delighted with this card :) Not seen her or your sister for a while, perhaps they will call in tomorrow while I am doing my demo, it's been a while since I have been asked to demo so really looking forward to tomorrow. Thanks for the kind comment on the new look blog...took me months to figure out how to do that and it's so simple :) Hey ho at least I persevered, I hate to get beaten by anything :)
    Hugs
    Dawn xxx

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  3. Adorable image and wonderful card, Joyful and colorful:))
    Happy Sunday ,
    Sonia

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it - Colette xx