Posts Tagged ‘cat’

Bad Kitty!

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Kitty Birthday Card

Just wanted to share the birthday card I made for my Mom this year. She has an adorable grey kitty with white “socks” on her legs so they named her Boots, so I used a kitty with a gift stamp from C C Designs and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers to look like Boots. The stamp is actually in a Christmas set but using bright yellow and blue colors instead of red and green it’s a perfect birthday stamp too. I also added the banner stamp from Lawn Fawn.

Cast a Spell………….Expecto Patronum!

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Aren’t these black kitties adorable?! They look like they are such good helpers for their witches and wizards!

Black Cat ACEO set

I made these two ACEO/ Artist Trading cards (3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″)using stamps from C.C. Designs. I stamped each kitty onto white cardstock with Memento Black ink and use Spectrum Noir markers to color them. It’s so easy to add shadowing, shading and depth with these markers! I love them! I’m not sure if you can tell but I also added touches of glitter using a Stardust Gell Roll, to the potion bottles and the hat band. I then cut each image out and mounted them using foam tape onto an orange harlequin pattern paper. Onto the pattern papers I stamped some fun text and a spider web or stars. Then mounted the pattern paper onto cardstock. I think they turned out so cute! These cards are currently available in my Etsy shop.

Black Cat ACEO 2

Black Cat ACEO

I’ve entered these in the C C Designs Monthly challenge.

Deers and Donkeys and Bears, Oh My!

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Here’s a collection of new wooden pendants I’ve made. They are 1 1/2″ wide with a vintage book illustration sealed on a round wooden disc. Each has a sterling silver plated bail on the back for hanging on a chain.

Wooden Vintage Illustration Animal Pendants

All are available in my Etsy shop, only $7 each!

Cowboys and Fairy Tales

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Here’s a few soldered glass pendants I’ve made recently.

These are from a gorgeous book of fairy tale with illustrations from Tasha Tudor:

Sleeping Beauty
sleeping beauty pendant

Puss N’ Boots
puss n boots pendant

and these cuties are from a book about kids and ponies:

Cowgirl
cow girl pendant

Cowboy
cowboy pendant

These pendants are currently available in my Etsy Shop.

Beware of Black Cats

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Actually I love black cats, I’ve had two in my life and loved them both so much!

Here’s a Halloween stamped ATC. The cat is stamped on pattern paper and I’ve layered a sheet of mica on top, holding it down with photo flips. I added rhinestones for his eyes.

BOO!

Black Cat Art Card

A Witches Best Friend

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

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I’m so excited to be participating in the first ever Lawnscaping blog hop! Thanks for visiting! You should have come here from Danielle’s blog . The theme for the hop is Magical Holidays. The hop runs from Friday, September 9th - Sunday, September 11th. Make sure to comment on all of the blogs because there are LOTS of prizes to be won! All the details can be found on the Lawnscaping home page.

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For my card I chose Halloween, my favorite holiday! I used the cat and sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Critters in the ‘Burbs set and the background “bubbles” are from the Critters of the Sea set. The label dies and witches legs are die cuts from Silhouette and the patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket.

Next head on over to Gretchen’s blog. If you get lost along the way just go back to Lawnscaping for a complete lists of blogs. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays!!

-Heather H

Went to Sea in a Beautiful Pea Green Boat

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

I am SO happy with the way this card turned out. It’s my second for the latest Lawnscaping “Critters” challenge. I got to thinking about the different animals in the sets and realized one has an owl and another has a cat, so I die cut a boat for an Owl and the Pussycat card. Stamps are from Lawn Fawn, papers are from My Minds Eye and the boat die cut is a Silhouette shape.

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Halloween Rosette Card

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

I’m not really sure what the official term for these accordion folded paper embellishments are that are popping up all over on cards and scrapbook pages but I’ll go with rosette :) They make a cool dimensional addition to any card or scrapbook page, you could also glue two back to back with a ribbon hanger and make a fun ornament.

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Here’s what you need:
one 1 1/2″ x 11 1/2″ strip of patterned paper
two 1 1/2″ punched cardstock circles
strong adhesive (I used red line tape)
scoring board with bone folder ( I used my Martha Stewart board)

Start by scoring your patterned paper every 1/2″:

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and then accordion fold it back and forth:

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using a strong adhesive tape the two ends of your patterned paper to form a circle:

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gather the circle, pinching the top and push downwards to flatten it out:

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on the back side adhere one circle with strong adhesive:

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on the front adhere the other circle and any other layers you might want to add to decorate the front:

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I also added a fun retro looking cat stamp on my circle layers.

Here’s what it looks like from the side:

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depending on what papers and stamps you use these can be made for any occasion.

The cat stamp I used is from PSX, all others are from Close To My Heart.

The Solder’s been Flowin’

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

I recently found a couple more gorgeous vintage children’s books, one was in pretty bad shape and that makes it easier to cut it up:) They both have some wonderful illustrations that I’m turning into soldered pendants. Here’s a few I’ve made so far.

This first one I really love, the white cow is so sweet but mostly because I feel so clever with what I put on the back side:
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This next one is a sweet Momma Cat and her kittens:
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A birds nest and bird flying away (love this one!):
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and this one is a child riding a horse under a full moon, really neat:
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All these pendants are currently for sale here in my Etsy shop. And I’ll be adding even more in the next few days.

Getting a Jump on Halloween

Friday, August 28th, 2009

My favorite holiday is Halloween, so much so my hubby and I got married the evening before. I can’t believe that was almost 5 years ago now :)  I really think I could make Halloween art all year round so I love to get a early start on items for my Etsy shop.

Here’s more of the soldered pendants I’ve been working on:

A couple more dictionary illustration, this time a black bird. On the back I added sheet music and the words “blackbird singing” for a Beatles inspiration

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an adorable tiny bat illustration ( I LOVE this one so much!:))

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The rest are vintage illustrations from a children’s story book.

 A witch riding her broom in front of the moon, I added the words “happy Halloween”

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A big happy smiling Jack O Lantern

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a cute black kitten with a big orange pumpkin, I added the word “boo”

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