Wednesday, April 22, 2020

I'm Here For You!!!!!!!

Hello everyone: I hope all of you are doing well, I know I say it every time I post here but it's my most heartfelt wish, stay healthy and safe, please.

Anyway, when this whole pandemic started, there was not one roll of toilet paper to be found, and I mean it!!! People ran to the stores and clear up the shelves, thank goodness it's not like that anymore, but my daughter next door and I shared some rolls when we were in dire need.
So here's a card I just made to remind all of us to help each other when possible.

This little rat is from a Katzelkraft set called Les Rats de Ville and they are hilarious!! This one can hold a few things in her hand so it's great for a lot of occasions.  The toilet paper roll was drawn by hand on heavy watercolor paper to give it some texture, I brought a roll to my craft room to look at it but it took me a few attempts to get it right because I wanted it to look kind of real, LOL!! I was going to make it with a straight edge at the end but I think torn looks better. It's a bit wonky on the top, I don't know why I just couldn't draw a straight line, sheeesh!! 
My rat was stamped with Stazon black ink and colored with Prismacolor pencils, the sentiment is written by hand.

This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Daffodils, which happens to be on sale right now, absolutely gorgeous images.

I want to play along with the following challenges.

Challenge #14 World Rat Day
Day of the Month Card Club

Challenge #183

Challenge #53 "Furry Friends"
Unicorn Challenge Blog

Challenge #128 "CAS or Fully Loaded"
Creative Craft Cottage

Thank you for stopping by today.
Please stay healthy and safe.
Cyber Hugs.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020


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Hello everyone: I hope you and your families are doing well, staying indoors as much as possible and handling the confinement the best way you can, I know it's hard but it's for the best.
So, when I was thinking about what to do for the new RETRO RUBBER challenge it occurred to me to maybe shake things a bit and create something totally unexpected, especially at this time of the year but, as our challenge says, it's "Anything Goes" so here's my card to inspire you to play along.

LOL!! I bet you were not expecting a Halloween card now that we're welcoming Spring, but like I said, I just wanted to stir things up a little.
This amazing image is from a 2006 Stampin' Up! stamp set called "Best Friends", the other 4 images plus 2 sentiments are equally fabulous!!
I came across a card on Pinterest created with the Witch from this set, the lady who created that card gave all of the information for it on her blog post so,  needless to say, I went on a hunt and found the stamp set on eBay, in pristine condition so I bought it on the spot, I just love it.
To create this card I sponged some distress inks in black and purple on a piece of yellow card stock leaving the bottom with no ink to create a "sunset" sky for my little bats (background stamp) that were stamped with Versafine black ink and clear heat embossed, the line of houses is cut with the retired Stampin' Up! "Sleigh Ride" dies, my Dracula was stamped on Strathmore Bristol paper with Stazon black ink and colored with Prismacolor pencils.  The sentiment is from the set and I added some googly eyes to his "bouquet" of eyeballs.
This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

I stamped more bats and a sentiment from Inkadinkado, the owl is from a punch from Martha Stewart, super old.

So, I hope you liked my Halloween surprise on this fine Spring day.
Please be sure to go to the RETRO RUBBER challenge blog to check out my teammates' fabulous cards and while there, don't forget to read our rules, the most important one is to please use stamps that at least ONE YEAR OLD, this challenge blog is dedicated to giving our old and forgotten stamps another chance to shine.

I'm playing along with 

Challenge #97 "Mith and Magic"
Lost Coast Portal To Creativity - Events and Challenge Blog

Thank you for visiting me today, please stay healthy, safe and keep on crafting.


Monday, April 20, 2020

World Rat Day!!!!!!!!!

Hello everyone: I hope all of you are doing well, staying indoors and being careful if you go out, please be safe.

So, most of you know I love little mice, not inside my house but, definitely love seeing them out there among the bushes, running from the bird feeders to their little burrows underneath the brush.
Rats, on the other hand..........well, let me put it this way..........the only ones I love are the Les Rats de Ville from Katzelkraft, no questions asked.

I used the VIDEO TUTORIAL from the fabulous Therese Calvird (her blog's name is Lost in Paper), once I found a big enough acrylic stamp to stamp my reverse image, it was easy peasy.
I colored my rats with Prismacolor pencils, the field of flowers are from Art Impressions, (I forgot the name), the word "sending" is from another set from Art Impressions called Doggie Kisses, sooo cute!!
The sentiment on the banner was handwritten.😁

This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

Both sentiments are from a Power Poppy set called "Serene Scenes", this is a Christmas set but these sentiments are perfect for this card.
The worried looking rat at the bottom is also from the Katzelkraft set.

I want to play along with the following challenges.

"World Rat Day"
Day of the Month Card Club

Thank you for stopping by today.
Stay healthy, safe and keep on crafting.