Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Joe's 40

Hi Friends,
Our Son In Law Joe had a 40th Birthday Celebration last weekend and this is the Gift/Money Card Holder I made to hold some cash for him.
Stamps: S/U's Colourful Seasons
Card: Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver Foil
Ink: Stazon Black, Black Fine Tip Pen
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Layering Squares Framelit Die, Sizzix Large Numbers Framelit Dies, Sizzix Banners Framelit Die, Corner Rounder Punch, Misti, Ruler, Trimmer and Scoring Tool, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Foam Tape
Thanks for your visit and a special thanks for your comments.

R.I.P. Maisie

Hi Friends,
Last week we had to farewell our beautiful little girl Maisie.  Maisie was the reason I called my Blog Cat's Ink Corporated because she was always by my side or on my desk wanting some attention or trying to help by spreading my card or her fur over my desk.  She had been with us for over 18 years and was a much loved part of our family.
Maisie on My Desk

Maisie on my Chair


Monday, 11 December 2017

Merry Monday #269 - Wrapping the Presents

Hi Friends,
This week at Merry Monday Debbie is challenging us to Pick 3 Colours from the Inspiration photo to make our cards.  I went with Blue, Green and Red and Cased a card from the Stampin' Up! Catalogue, changing a few details as I made the card.

Stamps: S/U's Christmas in the Making
Card: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Whisper White, Red Glitter card
Ink: Stazon Black, Craft White Re Inker
Markers: Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Ink, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi
Finishing Touches: Red Glitter Card
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Stitched Shapes Thinlit Die, Aqua Painter, Misti, Dble Sided Tape, Foam Tape
Thanks for popping in today and a special thanks for your comments.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Merry Monday #268 - Santa's Hat

Hi there,
Time for another challenge at Merry Monday and Deanne is Hostess this week and challenging us to Add a Santa Hat to our Christmas cards.  Hope you have been joining us all year and have a big stack of cards to send out to family and friends.  The DT has a fabulous group of cards for inspiration this week, do check them out we love to read your comments.

Stamps: S/U's Santa's Suit
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Real Red, Blush Blossom
Finishing Touches: Gelly Roll Pen
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Santa Builder Framelit Dies, Aqua Painter, Foam Tape, Dble Sided Tape

Thanks for your visit and a special thanks for your comments.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Merry Monday #267 - Crystal Ornaments

Hello Friends,
It's Monday and time for a new Merry Monday Challenge.  Colleen is Hostess this week and she is challenging us to Use Green, Blue and or white/silver/vellum.  I used this gorgeous new die cut from Memory Box called Crystal Ornaments.  I decided to use a black outline and add the different colours, so I pieced each piece into it 's space.  Love how it came together.
Stamps: Mama Elephant - Merry Greetings 
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White, Basic Black,  Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay and Silver Glimmer Card
Ink: Stazon Black
Finishing Touches: Verve Stamps - Pastel Sequin Mix
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Memory Box - Crystal Ornaments Die, Misti,  Fine Tip Glue Pen, Dble Sided Tape

Thanks for dropping by today.
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll and Friends - Merry Christmas

Hi Everyone,
Today I am sharing with you another Tag I made for Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas.  This time the background has been created with a Platinum Pearl Ink Smooshed on with Cling Wrap and then sponged over when dry which I first saw on Loll's blog a couple of years ago.  Creates a really shiny background.  I fussy cut the sentiment, birds, car and tree.
My Mixed Media for this tag is Smooshing, Fussy Cutting, Sponging, Stamping, Die Cuts and Water Colouring.
Stamps: S/U's White Christmas
Card: Whisper White, Real Red
Ink: Stazon Black, Smokey Slate, Basic Grey, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Tsukineko All Purpose Pearl Ink Platinum
Finishing Touches: Ribbon, Clear Wink of Stella
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Papertrey Ink #3 Tag Sale, Cling Wrap Plastic, Sponge, Aqua Painter,  Foam Tape
Thanks for dropping by and a special thanks for your comments.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Merry Monday # 266 - Peeking Santa

Happy Monday Everyone,
Welcome to the Merry Monday Challenges this week I am challenging you to Use a Santa on your Christmas cards.  I have used some Digi images from Birdie Brown.  I water coloured and coloured in the images adding some clear glue and Dazzling Diamonds for the frost on the window panes and Clear Wink of Stella on the ornaments, hat and beard of Santa.  The background was dry embossed with the Brick Wall E/Folder, I stamped the Merry and the Christmas word is a Die cut.  Hope you will join the Design Team this week and make a card for my challenge.

Stamps: Birdie Brown Digi Stamp's Skinny Santa at Window, Skinny Santa with Stars, Simon Says Stamps - Christmas SSS101353
Card: Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Basic Grey, Craft White
Blendabilities and Copics: Blush, Nude, Black, Blender, Lt Smokey Slate, Lt Night of Navy, Lt Cherry Cobbler, Lt Crumb Cake, Lt Pink Pirouette, Lt Pumpkin Pie, Dk Pink Pirouette, Dk Wild Wasabi, Med Wild Wasabi, Lt Daffodil Delight
Finishing Touches: Red Sequins, Dazzling Diamonds, Wink of Stella Pen
Cool Tools: Computer and Laser Printer, Big Shot, Sizzix Brick Wall E/Folder, Blender Pen, Misti, Dee's Distinctively Dies - Merry Christmas Small, Dble Sided Tape, Foam Tape, Fine Tip Glue Pen

Thanks for stopping by today.
Happy Crafting

Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll and Friends - Christmas Pines

Hello there,
Today's post is a new tag for Loll and Friends Twelve Tags of Christmas.
I stamped the Pine Needles twice with Mossy Meadow and Old Olive, then I White embossed over the top of these two colours.  I sponged over the Pine Needles with Pear Pizzazz to add a bit more colour.  I also sponged around the edges of the tag.  I stamped the Sentiment with Early Espresso, die cut the Pine Cones, Pine Needles and the Gold Bow and added the Mossy Meadow Twine.
My Mixed Media for this tag include Sponging, Die Cuts, Fussy Cutting, Stamping and Heat Embossing.
This tag received an Honourable Mention.
Stamps: S/U's Christmas Pines, At Home With You
Card: Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz, Gold Foil, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Versamark, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Finishing Touches: Mossy Meadow Twine
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Papertrey Ink #1 Tag Sale,  Sizzix Pretty Pines Thinlit  Dies, Embossing Buddy, White E/Powder, Heat Tool, Sponges, Misti,  Dble Sided Tape, Foam Tape, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue
Thanks for your visit today and special thanks for your comments.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

50th Wedding Anniversary

Hi Friends,
I made this card for a friend to give for a couple's 50th Wedding Anniversary.
Card Ingredients:
Stamps: S/U's Making Spirits Bright, Number of Years
Card: Gold and Cream Shimmer Card, Gold Foil, Champagne Glitter, Vellum
Ink: Versamark, Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Lacy Brocade E/Folder, Sizzix Large Numbers Framelit Dies, Embossing Buddy, Gold E/Powder, Heat Tool, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue, Dble Sided Tape, Foam Tape, Mini Glue Dots, Mini Dimensionals
Thanks for your visit, and a special thanks for your comments.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Merry Monday # 265 Outdoor Winter Activity - Build a Snowman

Happy Monday Everyone,
This week we are challenging you to Create a Christmas card with an Outdoor Winter Activity on it.  I chose this sweet Hedgehog image and coloured it with my Aqua Painter and Markers.  Hope you will join us as there is only 7 weeks to Christmas Day.
Stamps: S/U's Holiday Hedgehogs, Simon Says Stamps - Holiday Hellos SSS101365
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White, Real Red
Ink: Stazon Black
Markers: Smokey Slate, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip. Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie
Finishing Touches: ear of Cheer Washi Tape
Cool Tools: Misti, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Aqua Painter, Dble Sided Tape, Foam Tape

Thanks for the visit and a special thanks for your comments..
Happy Crafting