Paw-sitively My Purr-sonal Favorite – Cat Card

Hello and welcome back to the mid-way point of the Cat Lovers Hop!

There is a super special surprise with this post, so be sure to read all the way to the end!

This card features the ever-so-fun Essentials by Ellen Leading Ladies stamps designed by Brandi Kincaid – especially Cat Lady.

Fun, right?! After stamping, coloring and fussy-cutting, I used a Viva Perlen-Pen to make the ice cream look realistic and some Nuvo drops for the Cherry…

And, I stamped up an envelope to match:

Supplies:

  • Essentials by Ellen Leading Ladies: Cat Lady & Celebration Lady
  • Spellbinders Lounge Around, French Frills (for table base), and 5×7 Elegant Labels 4 dies
  • Fine Touch metallic poster board – blue
  • Recollections 110# cardstock – white; 65# cardstock white & brown
  • K & Co SW Spring Blossom Seed Packet Die Cut Cardstock packaging
  • Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black & Desert Sand (env.) dye inks
  • Brutus Monroe Alabaster pigment ink
  • Tombow Markers: 28, 31, 32, 50, 52, 60, 67, 70, 71, 91, 92, 96
  • Shuttle Art gel pens
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks Jewel Tones
  • Viva Perlen Pen – Ice White
  • Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops Silver Lining & Gloss Red Berry
  • Simply Defined Stay-Put glue
  • Misc. Foam Dots

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun:

 

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Aaaannnnd now…. drumroll…. Guess what????!!! Ellen Hutson has generously offered to give away the Essentials by Ellen Leading Ladies -Cat Lady stamp set to one person who comments on this blog! Open worldwide!

What do you have to do to be eligible to win this prize? Let’s start by showing the kind folks at Ellen Hutson some gratitude… First, go to their Facebook page HERE, like it and leave them a message thanking them for sponsoring the generous giveaway for the Cat Lovers Hop on DAnnsCraftingWhims blog! Then come back here and leave me a comment that you did so. Easy peasy.

Bonus entry option: (for a total of two possible entries per person), follow me on Instagram (@d.ann.c), like and comment on the post featuring this card. (It doesn’t have to be a long comment, just a heart will do.) Come back here and leave a comment letting me know that you did it and your Instagram name.

This giveaway is open worldwide. You will have until Midnight, Eastern Standard Time, October 28, 2018 to get your comments in. Sometime after noon Eastern Standard Time on Monday, October 29, I will publish a post listing all winners from giveaways on my blog from this hop (chosen using Random.org). Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prizes so, if you’re not subscribed, be sure to check back later that afternoon for that post!!

My next post should have everyone feline marbleous! Be back soon!!

~D.Ann

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Ellen Hutson Otterly Awesome Wobble Cuddle Party Anniversary Card

Surprise! I’m back again!! What a truly crazy month. I was finally able to get this anniversary card together with one of my favorite Essentials by Ellen Stamp sets: Otterly Awesome for Ellen Hutson’s 11th Anniversary Blog Hop.

Aren’t they just the CUTEST?!! I really like that 3d embossed background for them, too!

Here they are in action… just click on the arrow or picture below to play the short video:

A close-up view of the cute otters. rather than fussy cut around their whiskers, I just used a Copic marker as close to the background color as I could find. As mom is fond of saying, ‘it’ll never be noticed on a galloping horse’ – or wobbling cuddly otters, either!! They are, indeed, an otterly adorable couple!!

Materials used:

  • Essentials by Ellen Otterly Adorable stamp set
  • Spellbinders 3d embossing folder: Shell Beauty
  • Core ‘dinations Gemstones – turquoise
  • Core’dinations cardstock: black & white
  • Recollections 110# paper – Ballerina pink
  • Core’dinations sanding block
  • Tsukineko Memento dye inks: Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa
  • Copic Markers: BG15; E04, 11, 13, 23, 31, 33, 51; R32, 39; RV02; YR31
  • Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • Tombow foam tape & black sharpie marker
  • Action Wobble Spring
  • Scotch adhesive runner
  • Simply Defined ‘Stay Put’ adhesive

I am playing along with the following hops and challenges… click on any one for more information on how you can join the fun:

I have some other fun things cooking… I hope to have some more posts for you soon, so stay tuned.

Thank you for stopping by today!

~D.Ann

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Share the Love Week – Day 5 – Mood Board Challenge – Happy Bear Thanks Card

Hello, again! I’m back with the final card from this series.

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Day 5 of Winnie & Walters’ Share the Love Week featuring Essentials by Ellen presented this Mood Board Challenge:

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In the middle of the bottom row, there are black and white stripes surrounded with a touch of lime green and on the bottom left, the black and white stripes have gold accents, so here’s what I came up with:

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I built a black and white striped background with the sentiments (remember day 3?!), masking off the area I was going to stamp the bear. Then I stamped the bear, colored him and added a nose dipped in golden honey and gave his coat at nice shiny sheen:

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Isn’t he just a cutie-patootie, clapping his paws with joy!!

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Materials used:

  • Winnie and Walter – Scenery: Bigger Bang Confetti stamp set
  • Essentials by Ellen – All Inside stamp set
  • DCWV card
  • Recollections white cardstock
  • Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • ColorBox Teresa Collins pigment ink – Glitz Gold
  • Sanford Uni-ball Gel Impact pen – Gold
  • Faber-Castell Texture Gems Metallics – Gold
  • Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens – clear
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z runner permanent adhesive

I am entering this card in the following hops and challenges – click on any of them for more information if you’re interested in joining in the fun:

Thanks for stopping by! It will probably be a few days before I’m back while I get busy catching up with my new hard drive and program upgrades. I hope to see you soon.

~D.Ann

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Share the Love Week – Day 4 – Transparent Challenge – Hey Thanks Card with Vellum

Good morning! I’m back with a card for day 4 of Winnie and Walter’s Share the Love Week featuring Essentials by Ellen.

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This was a Transparent Challenge and I chose to use gold colored vellum:

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I love how the vellum has that super metallic shine, but also lets the background show through. This is my first attempt at paper piecing – I thought a paisley bear would be super fun!

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The ‘HEY!’ sentiment was an outline, but I wanted it to better match the ‘thanks’, so after stamping and embossing it, I used an embossing pen to fill in the outline and re-embossed it. That makes it easy to stretch your stamps and get two looks from the same set.

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Materials used:

  • Winnie and Walter – Scenery: Bigger Bang Confetti stamp set
  • Essentials by Ellen – All Inside stamp set
  • The Paper Studio gold metallic vellum
  • Making Memories Meg Paisley paper
  • DCWV card
  • Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • Versamark Ink
  • Ranger Inkssentials embossing pen
  • Stampendous PEARLustre embossing powder – tanzanite
  • Ranger Adirondack Dimensional Pearls – eggplant
  • Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal drops Ebony Black (for his sweet, shiny nose!)
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesive sheet and E-Z runner permanent adhesive

I am entering this card in the following hops and challenges – click on any of them for more information if you’re interested in joining in the fun:

I’ll be back after breakfast with the final card for this series.

~D.Ann

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Share the Love Week – Day 3 – Background Building – ‘Hello’ Card

The next card I have for you today is from Day 3 of Winnie and Walter’s Share the Love Week featuring Essentials by Ellen – Background Building.

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It’s amazing how just using three of these odd-shaped star stamps made that psychedelic background! I think it’s the color layering that helps give it dimension. That idea was taken from Virginia’s View Challenge – All About Color.

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Materials used:

  • Winnie and Walter – Scenery: Bigger Bang Confetti stamp set
  • Essentials by Ellen – All Inside stamp set
  • Recollections cardstock (white, purple, lavender) and shimmer card
  • Memento dye inks: Lulu Lavender, Sweet Plum, Tuxedo Black
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z runner permanent adhesive
  • This & That adhesive foam square

more information if you’re interested in joining in the fun:

I’m going to take a break… I might be back with one more today or I may just post the last two tomorrow. See you soon!

~D.Ann

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Share the Love Week – Day 2 – Sentimental Challenge – ‘Hi’ Card

I’m glad you’ve stopped by to see my card for day 2 Sentimental Challenge of Winnie and Walter’s Share the Love Week featuring Essentials By Ellen.

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I like how I was able to get the look of an old IBM selectric typewriter in the background stamping and I think the distressed edges complement the “vintage” look. — I HAVE to put vintage in quotes, because in high school I learned to type on a manual typewriter and then on a selectric, so I find it hard to believe they’re vintage already! : ) And, no, I do NOT know how the pyramids were built!!  : )

Virginia’s View Challenge – All About Color inspired the rainbow background.

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The repeating sentiment in the background and the highlighted embossed sentiment really put the focus on the sentiment. (and also fits Day 3: Background Building)

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Materials used:

  • Winnie and Walter – Scenery: Bigger Bang Confetti stamp set
  • Essentials by Ellen – All Inside stamp set
  • Recollections white cardstock and shimmer card
  • Memento dye inks: Angel Pink, Bahama Blue, Bamboo Leaves, Elderberry, Lulu Lavender, Nautical Blue, Pear Tart, Potters Clay, Rose Bud, Rhubarb Stalk, Sweet Plum,Teal Zeal
  • Colorbox Classic Pigment inks: Apricot, Canary, Helotrope, Orange
  • Versamark Ink
  • Recollections Neon Purple embossing powder
  • Copic Marker V09
  • Ranger Inkssentials embossing pen Black
  • Pebbles, Inc. Chalks
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z runner permanent adhesive

I am entering this card in the following hops and challenges – click on any of them for more information if you’re interested in joining in the fun:

Thank you for stopping by. I’ll be right back with another post as I need to catch up. (My computer is back, I just have to get it set up and check it out. Yay!)

~D.Ann

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Share the Love Week – Day 1 – Floral Challenge – You Are My Happy Card

Here I am catching up on posting several cards now that I have borrowed a computer again.

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Last week, Winnie & Walter had Share the Love Week featuring Essentials by Ellen.

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Day 1 was a floral challenge. As I don’t have any floral stamps from either company, I made my own out of the heart stamps.

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Virginia’s View challenge is All About Colors -like the multiple shades of red, yellow and gold on this card.

Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge was to use a Tic-Tac-Toe chart:

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I chose to use gold, stencil and doodle. I doodled in the inner hearts of the flowers and a leaf with a gold gel pen.

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I love the shiny gold sheen of the Brilliance Inks, too!

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Materials used:

  • Winnie and Walter – Scenery: Bigger Bang Confetti stamp set
  • Essentials by Ellen – All Inside stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink – Sun & Surf stencil collection
  • Tsukineko Brilliance pigment inks: Pearlescent Poppy, Pearlescent Rust, Rocket Red Gold
  • Sanford uni-ball gel impact pen – gold
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks
  • Faber-Castell Texture Gems Metallics – Gold
  • Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens – clear
  • Recollections white cardstock, shimmer card, orange & white daisies paper

I am entering this card in the following hops and challenges – click on any of them for more information if you’re interested in joining in the fun:

Thanks for stopping by today. It’s late, so I’ll be back tomorrow with more. Do come back!

~D.Ann

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