Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Eureka!

I don't often have a Eureka moment but when I do I follow the flow.  Had a challenge sat on  my desk which I kept looking at and going away and coming back to but  with no lightbulbs going off or even glimmerings of an idea.  Nothing. So to while away the time yesterday  I sorted my stamps out into rubber and clear stamps and what should I find at the bottom of the pile but this delightful rubber stamp by Great Impressions G367.
 
Eureka!
 
and so a card was born.
 
Card is a ready embossed design by Papermania which was in a pack I had bought ages ago and only used two of. Image was stamped onto a scrap of stiff white matching card and coloured using distress markers and pearlescent chalks. The card has a nice sheen to it but I had to wait till this morning to take a photo of it because of shadowing so it looks a bit flat.
Sentiment was generated in word  and printed out on to white paper adhered to stiff card and the edges trimed with my scor pal to replicate the inset panel on the card. Adhered to card with a sticky pad to give a 3D effect.

Entering into the following challenge:
Less is More: Up in the Air.

Then I found some more to enter:
Stamping Sensations: Fur and Feather.
Totallly Papercrafts: Pets.
Sweet Stamps: Sweet & simple.
Cutie Pie Challenge: Pretty Pastels.
Pixie's crafty workshop: Use your snippets up.


 





22 comments:

Debbie said...

Lovely card Mrs A.
Isnt it great when you look through your stamps and find an old favourite you forgot about.
Debbiex

Ali said...

I love the cats expression and background looks very effective. I must learn some of this card making lingo.
Ali x

Faye said...

I can just imagine you pacing round the craft pod! A lovely, fun, CAS design. X

Doreen said...

Love this fabulous card.xxx

Jen said...

sweet card

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen
"Less Is More"

brenda said...

A very eye-catching card.

It's great to see you at Stamping Sensations challenge, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

Di said...

Brilliant card Mrs A!! Is that the Wimp after the drains debacle then?

Hugs, Di xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

I have one thing to say: PURRR-FECT! (Sorry, couldn't resist) xxx

Catherine said...

Oh Sweetie, this is too cute ! I love this image !!! It looks so much like Sukie on a rough day !!! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

butlersabroad said...

Lovely, very cute, although I don't think a stranded kitty in real life would look quite that happy, lol!!

Hugs
Brenda

Sue said...

This is really cute and funny. I wish I could string my cat up somewhere, he's driving me mad at the moment.
Xxxx
Sue

pinky said...

What a cute card, made me smile. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.
Pinky

Sandra H said...

Hi Mrs A wow what a fabulous find your stamp image is absolutely stunning great card too! x

sue w. said...

What a fun image. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
Hugs Sue W.

scrappymo! said...

Cute card! The image is adorable...I swear we have all been hanging by our toes at one time or another!

Margreet said...

Wow, love that stamp..can I buy some prints?
XXX Margreet

Donna said...

Haha, this is such a fun card Mrs A, love the comical image and the perfectly matched sentiment :) Donna ♥ x

Sally H said...

Great card, Mrs A! Brought a smile to my face. Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month and good luck!

Grenouille Greetings said...

The perfect image for this challenge, Mrs. A! A super creation! Hugs, Lesley

MaryH said...

Love this cat & his expression! (even though I'm allergic to cats!). You did a fab job on matching your added stamping with all the scoring. TFS

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Donemark v said...

Cute cat love the lim.
Thank you for joining us at Cutie Pie.
Kaz.xx