The first one revolves around our Daughter, Son in Law and Grandson No2 moving recently into a new home along with their 3 cats. Cat No1 is a black cat (called Boo)and he had adopted daughter and co. when they had moved into the house prior to the one they have just left. All was well for a few yrs until they moved again into the last house and were very quickly adopted by Cat No2 (called Piggy) who decided a preference for living with them rather than her then owners who lived across the way. They actually had 2 cats but you very rarely saw the other cat until they moved out and left said cat to fend for itself. My daughter then took the 3rd cat (Jinks) in and semi harmony reigned with each cat claiming a portion of the last house as their own space. When they moved to their new home The Doc and I joked that a new home meant a new cat would claim them as his own. Daughter poo poo'd this idea and said it wasn't going to happen. Na Na. They had been in their new house 2 days when a red/white 'marmalade' cat appeared at the back door demanding to be let in asap!! Cat No 4 has now claimed the garage as his own, has a cushion in there and has been nick named Kellogg. Hence the card below.
The digi image is 'MD Kitty Cat Love' and I have coloured using my promarkers and a silver gel pen. That's Kellogg on the left along with Cat No1 Boo. 'Hugs' stamp is by Honey Bee Stamps. Silver edge sticker from my stash.
Entering into the following challenges:
Colour Crazy # Anything goes.
Sweet Stampin # Love your pet.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #346. Use your snippets. (silver edging was all left over offcuts)
613 Avenue Create # 218 Anything goes + use a critter.
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #23 Anything goes with a critter.
Angie's Digital Stamps #28 Anything goes /twist of love.
CCC Dig Creations #100 Valentines day /love.
Creative With Stamps #35 Love.
Sparkles #113 Include an animal.
Tales From The Craft Room # Love.
Second tale revolves around what I had enclosed for my grandson. I had seen a wonderful video by Jennifer McQuire (05.02.2019 You Tube) on how to make Scratch-off Valentines. She also very kindly included a free download for the backing sheets. Looked simples so off I went and collected up all the necessary items needed . I had two types of vellum card stock but very quickly realised that one was too thick and the other too thin as when I tried to peel the scratch card element away it cracked the silver paint. Ok. Quick revision of my options and then I came up with Mark II which involved me making a stencil circle shape up and painting the silver paint straight to the card. Worked after a fashion but the paint leaked slightly around the edges and didn't look very neat. (I ended up giving these ones to The Doc.)
Time was running out as I needed the card to be in the post for the Thursday and it was now Tuesday evening. Gulp! I'm too far down the road now to give up so I finally came up with Mark III. I used two downloads for each scratchcard and painted the silver to cover up the answer. Punched out the complete circle and then adhered this onto the second card (making sure I matched the correct jokes and answers up).
These are the finished cards that I enclosed for out grandson who btw loved them.
I have since worked out a Mark IV version on how to make these even easier to make so will be making some more cards up to enclose in further cards. Watch this space.!