Lynne Jardine - Hadley Kitty and Buddy

Here’s another cheery Happy Birthday card sent in by Lynne. I just love the coloring and shading of the Hadley, kitty and Buddy. The softness continues with her great clouds in the background. She used some die cuts for the fence, stencil and sentiment on top – which is really cool because it looks like a word bubble. And she also let Buddy get in on the birthday wishes with the little thought bubble “Bark” above his head. She finished it off with some little jewels.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1148-J Hadley and kitty give Buddy a big hug (GF)
8041-C Bark (text)

Lynne Jardine - Rowley jumps Yippee

Here’s a cheery Happy Birthday card sent in by Lynne. I love the idea of just cutting out a window to show off the main image. She chose a bright paper which is great for showing off the words she die cut from white paper.  She added some great little dots around Rowley which really make him look like he’s moving. Finishing it all off with some faux stitches from her white pen, a piece of string with a bow and some jewel dots.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
3003-G Rowley jumps yippee!

 

Diane Kaufman - wine tag

How terrific is this project Diane sent in. She said that she absolutely loves this stamp! To create this she used watercolor paper and watercolor pencils. I believe she stamped and cut out Aunt Daisy’s dress. I just love the little flower embellishments and her use of ribbon is a great way to not only attach the card to the wine but adds a great detail!

Here’s an up close look:

Diane Kaufman - wine tag detail

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1034-K Auntie Daisy enjoys freedom

 

Lynn Jardine - Kitties in the Window

For Lynne’s card she used “Kitties in the Window”. She said, “don’t you just love the expression on their wee faces!”

Here’s what Lynne did:
I’ve coloured my image with watercolour pencils, added gloss to the kittens’ noses and glitter to their collars, and then popped up on dimensionals.  I also added in a bit of doodling round my card edge … I’m useless at drawing a straight line, but if you add in a little dot, it helps to break the line up and it doesn’t look so wonky!

I just think this card is adorable, so sweet and simple.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
2048-L Kitties in the window (GF)

Tanya Rudd - Wading Pool

Look at this fun card Tanya Rudd of my previous DT sent in! I just love the collage, all the different textures the papers give in the background. She was very patient with her scissors cutting out the three main images. And adding just the right amount of sparkle in the water coming out of the hose – Jimmie and Gwendaline are ready for some summer fun for sure.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1123-I Gwendaline’s ready for sun
1125-L Jimmie’s in charge of the hose
7024-G Ms. Sunshine
8106-D Watched pool (text)
9039-E Swimming pool

 

donna west - you look mah-velous

Donna has outdone herself again. I think she took her color queue from the background floral paper which is oh so pretty. I love the texture of the burlap and the dark teal paper slightly tilted. Her coloring and shading is just incredible. She topped everything off with the banner and sentiment and a little twine bow.

And if any of you live in or around Glendale, Arizona, Donna will be teaching classes at The Occassional Artist using this card.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1169-O A day in the life of mom

donna west - picture perfect

Little Emmie bear is posing for the perfect picture. I’d say it might be a “selfie”, but I think her arms are too short. :) Donna did a fabulous job on this card. I love the soft shading and that pop of pink with her bow and tongue. Her use of black as the base of the card and around the cutouts really makes them stand out. Adding the the shimmer white bow makes this card just perfect.

Again, if you are in or around Glendale, Arizona, Donna will be teaching classes at The Occassional Artist using this card as well as the next card.

Stay tuned, on Friday for You look Mah-velous!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
4010-F Emmie Bear has one foot up

donna west - hello

Here’s the next wonderful card from Donna. This one is oh so sweet but has an air of sophistication I think because of the colors she chose – the lovely green-blue and the large gold polka dots and “hello”. I love that she kept her colors in the stamped image light and airy, anchoring them with a hint of gray shadow. This card would be perfect for a sweet hello to just about anyone.

Again if you happen to be in or around Glendale, Arizona, Donna will be teaching classes at The Occassional Artist using this card as well as the next two.

Stay tuned, on Wednesday for Picture Perfect!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1148-J Hadley and kitty give Buddy a big hug (GF)

donna west - missing you

Here’s the first incredible card by Donna. She’s sent three more which I’ll be posting over the next week. Could this card be any cuter!

I love her use of the embossed background and die cut shapes. I have so many of these myself but I’m sometimes at a loss of what to create. Well good grief, now I need this brick background embossing folder too! The window with the little kitties is a perfect pairing. I love the yellow she chose and the fact that she added just a wee bit of darker yellow shading. The little white picket fence, the grassy hill, the scallop rooftop and the addition of flowers are so perfect.

And if any of you live in or around Glendale, Arizona, Donna will be teaching classes at The Occassional Artist using this card as well as the next three.

Stay tuned, on Monday you’ll see her “Hello” card!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
2048-L Kitties in the window (GF)

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Oh my goodness I just love Alex’s little scenes, don’t you?! Absolutely WONDERFUL! Although I guess technically this scene isn’t little. To give some perspective, the front porch stamp is 7 1/2 inches tall!

Alex lives in Germany and apparently they’ve had some terrible weather. Storm , rain, sunshine, storm again, hail, sunshine, hailstorm, snow… She said this is why she had to make this card. She thinks little Amanda standing on the porch is asking the same question.

She did an amazing job putting this together. And take a closer look at the tree!

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She said she used leaves from a model train from her father. Oh my goodness that takes some sort of patience.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1095-G Amanda saw Santa Claus
5008-B Dragonfly
5011-B Buzzle Bee
5030-B Ladybug (side)
5031-B RollyPoly
5059-B Butterfly with dots
5060-B Firefly
5052-C Crumbs away (flying mouse)
6002-Y Front porch
7047-W Tree Hill

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