Saturday, May 8, 2010

Dovecraft: Pepper and Friends - Have a relaxing birthday!!

Hello and thanks for stopping by :-)

Haven't been doing much cardmaking this past week:  my DD was off school sick and then my cardmaking mojo went for a bit of a walk, so I have been doing some crocheted flowers plus playing the piano and fiddling around with some music that I wrote.  Thankfully, my mojo returned yesterday (Friday) and I started a card for my nephew (just as well - his birthday is next week!!).

The above card is one I made for my SIL's birthday in February and is another Easel card - just can't get enough of them!! 

This very sweet putty-tat was designed by Helz Cuppleditch and is from a set called:  "Pepper and Friends" - made by Dovecraft.  The image was coloured with Gamsol and Prismacolor pencils.  I chalked in the sky and ground with my Kaisercolour chalks and added some I-Kandee pink Pearlescent chalk around the image for some colour and soft sparkle.  I punched a heart and glued it to the pot then added Kindyglitz Crystalina to this heart as well as the flowers and the kitty's cheeks.  The tiny hearts on the RHS of the pot are the left-over punchies from my EK Success Arrows Border punch - these are glittered as well (of course!!). 

The strips of plum pink and brown cardstock on the card front are left-over small scraps about 1/4" wide which I have glued underneath the white cardstock base - it's a good way of using them up.  Been saving them from when I use my border punches where you have that little strip left-over - too good to waste!!  There is a strip of brown cardstock above the ribbon (bit hard to see in the photo), plum pink & brown cardstock underneath the image, and plum pink cardstock underneath the dots embossing.   There is also a Scor-Pal line underneath the ribbon.  I love this double-sided ribbon - the opposite side makes a nice contrast to the other - it was made in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy.  The sentiment on this section is from my Popcorn the Bear 'Bunches of Love' set.

The top line of hearts where the bottom of the card front sits were punched several times and glued to add a bit of extra-strength and I added dimensionals (mounts) underneath so it holds the card front firmly in place.

The doily lace punched plum pink cardstock has a Scor-Pal line above it & the sentiment on this section is from Wendy Irving Expressions and was stamped with Chalk ink.
Have a great weekend - back in a little while for some pics of my crocheted flowers.


P.S.  One thing that really puzzles me with my photos is that even though I am uploading the same photograph to my Gallery on Splitcoaststampers as my Blog, the one on SCS is sharp/in focus but on my Blog, the photo is always a lot more blurry.  I would like to make my photos larger on my blog but then they are even more blurry!!  Anyone know why, or how to fix it?

ETA:  see my latest post here on how to fix this blurry problem - scroll down to near the end of my post.

Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Dovecraft 'Pepper and Friends', Sentiment #1: Crafter's Companion 'Popcorn the Bear' Bunches of Love set, Sentiment #2: Wendy Irving Expressions J6412.02 clear stamp set 

Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Colorbox Chalk Chestnut Roan 

Accessories: Cuttlebug, Swiss dots embossing folder, Scor-Pal, Bow Easy, 2mm mounts, Bow Easy, Kindyglitz Crystalina, doublesided ribbon 10mm - 3/8" wide, Kaisercolour chalks, I-Kan-dee pearlescent chalks, Gamsol, Prismacolor pencils, Punches: Carl CP-8 Heart, Martha Stewart Doily Lace, EK Success Arrows border, Kaiser hot pink pearls, Cardstock: white, brown, plum pink


Sarah said...

Your colouring is just amazing!! This is such a sweet card, love how you've used two co-ordinating ribbons.
xx :0)

Merry said...

Beautiful card....great image. Sorry can't help with photos.

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Your soft skies are always so lovely!

Christine H said...

Your card is many lovely little touches. LOVE that doily punch...another item to add to my l-o-n-g wishlist! Wish I could help with your techno question but it's beyond my limited abilities!

Paula Gale said...

cute - love cats

Paula x x x

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