Thursday, February 27, 2014

Penny Black Cat Frolic - a glittery birthday card

Hi blogging friends From Millan.Net

I am feeling pretty yuk this afternoon as I had a vaccination (Diptheria, Tetanus and Whooping Cough) this morning and just want to sit on the couch and do nothing as I have a bit of a temperature and I'm tired and a bit achy - but thought I should get on with finishing off some cards as I have a lot of extended-family birthdays coming up over the next few weeks.  We were at hospital all day yesterday with my loved one for routine appointments - all is going well thankfully - and we have more appointments next week so I don't have alot of crafting time at the moment.  So instead of being a blob on the couch, I have been busy trying to get ahead with my cards instead of leaving them to the last minute as is often the case!

Today I am sharing a card that I made for my sister-in-law's birthday:

The image is by Penny Black (of course - what else??!!) and is called 'Cat Frolic' which I think is adorable:  check out that happy smile!  I stamped the image onto watercolour paper using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and coloured it using a mix of Tombow Pens plus Watercolour pencils and a paintbrush.  I lightly chalked around the image with blue chalk and added Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue to the flowers, butterflies and cat's cheeks.  I used my Arrows Border punch to punch 5 tiny little pink hearts out of pink glitter cardstock (ie: the leftover punchies which look like tiny little hearts to me) and glued them around the image.

I went for a really simple layout - one of my "go to" layouts when I can't think properly like I am now:  my head feels like it is stuffed with cotton wool!

The tag and sentiment are from My Favourite Things:  Notched Tag and Die set.  The heart on the sentiment is a die from the same set.  I picked a pink flower from the designer paper to diecut the heart then gave that the glitter-treatment too around the edges.  Here is a close-up:

The ribbon was attached in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made using my Bow Easy.  I added Fray Stop to the cut ends to stop them from fraying.

Lastly, I added the 3 x pink Candi Dots using dimensionals.

After I finished my card, I thought the brown ink on the image/sentiment looked a little insipid so I went over the image/sentiment using a Faber-Castell Dark Sepia Artist pen which I was far happier with.

Finished size is 5-1/4" square or 135mm if you are metric.


I am entering my card in the following challenges -

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Birthdays 
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 310 - Springtime 
Fan-Tastic Tuesday where it's hip to be Square - Challenge #24 - Anything Goes
Thanks for visiting my blog today - and thank you for any comments that you care to leave:  they make my day!


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Penny Black Frolic 3972K wood-mount, Sentiment - My Favorite Things from Notched Tag stamp set

Ink:  Versafine Vintage Sepia

Designer paper:  American Crafts Yes Please - Play 12" x 12"

Accessories:  Big Shot, Spellbinder Decorative Labels 1 dies, My Favorite Things Notched Tag die set, 140lb watercolour paper, Tombow Pens, Faber-Castell + Lyra watercolour pencils, small #2 round paintbrush, Kaisercolour chalks, Candi dots, dimensionals, 1 cm wide ribbon, Bow Easy, Fray Stop, Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue, cardstock - pink glitter, duck egg blue

Punches:  EK Success Arrows border


cass said...

Hi Jocelyn, great card, wonderful design and colours. I'm sure your sister-in-law will love it.

Thanks for the lovely comments you left on my blog, so great to know there is another Melbournian having fun making cards.

Whisper said...

I see you are as mad about PB's as i am - i so love what you have done with Frolic, you also live in the same state as my favourite city 'Melbourne', Luv Sam x

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fab card hun love it and thanks so much for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday hope to see u again real soon x

Sue Bridesmith said...

Adorable design,Thank you for taking the time to join us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday we would love the pleasure of your company in next weeks challenge as well.....
Suzy B ~ Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card... Love the image....
Hugs Sylvie xxx
I am your new Follower

Jackie said...

Good morning Jocelyn, I am so pleased that your loved one is doing well...hugs
What a delightful card and very pretty colours :o)
Jackie xx

Lesley Pyle said...

What a lovely card! The cat is just so cute!

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card ! Im a new follower of your lovely work x

Karen C said...

Thanks for playing with us this week at Incy Wincy! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
Be sure to check out the HUGE blog candy I have on my blog right now!!
Karen C

Ann Tuck said...

Thanks for your comment on my one layer card, Jocelyn! I have visited you back, and really like what I see - I especially love your blog title (instead of ironing) - can't agree more - or actually, instead of most things in my case! As a fellow Victorian, we are enjoying similar seasons, so it is nice to meet up on blogland. Cheers for now, :) Ann

Shary said...

Very pretty card and thanks for joining us at CCT.x

Donna said...

Gorgeously girly card Jocelyn, the papers and design are sooooooo pretty :) Donna ♥ x

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