Lynne Jardine - Kitty on rocks

Look at this sweet little birthday card sent in by Lynne. I just love all the different layers and stitch marks she’s used. And little kitty and fish look oh so cute the way she’s colored them.

Here’s what Lynne writes:
I’ve coloured my image with watercolour pencils, and then added some Wink of Stella on my wee fishie for some sparkle.

I was delighted to find a wee snippet of this fish themed paper in my stash, I knew I was saving it for some reason ;)

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
2049-G Kitty on rocks

Aileen Ryan- cat and dog wall

So I thought I would take a little break from the holidays and post this card from great customer Aileen Ryan. She actually posted this on her blog for a challenge she did. The great wall is actually a piece of paper. She said that Frisky was just walking along and little Callie the dog shouted Woohoooo! I think the card is just so fun! And don’t worry, no animals were harmed in the making of it. :)

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
2023-F Frisky Fradey
3008-D Callie’s looking down

Holly - Happy Thanksgiving

For all those in the United States, I wanted to wish a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope your holiday is filled with warmth and joy, by family and friends, and by stuffing and mashed potatoes. I hope too that you are all wearing something stretchy. :)

Holly

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
8204-E Happy Thanksgiving (text)
7076-P Magical fall flowers

Kim-Klinkovsky - Moose Xing

Here’s a wonderful Fall card sent in by Kim Klinkovsky!

Here’s what Kim says:
Happy Fall Y’all! I love this time of year when all the leaves change colors and the elk and moose come out in abundance. And this wonderful stamp reminds me of my Rocky Mountains with shimmery snow caps, lots of pine trees, lots of animals, and the beautiful sunsets.

I colored the background with dye inks and an H2O pen and the trees were colored with Copic markers. The snowy mountain top was colored with a white ball pen and a touch of glitter glue to make it sparkle. Then I added some flower soft to the ground for some texture and to look like fallen leaves. Stamped and heat embossed the Fall sentiment. I stamped the moose xing sign, colored with Copic markers, and cut it out. May you get outside, see a moose or two, and enjoy your Fall days.

Here’s a close up. Don’t you just love what she’s done with for the ground cover! I think the moose is going to love snacking.

Kim-Klinkovsky - Moose Xing-detail

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
6032-I Moose xing sign
7068-P Lake shoreline
8177-D Happy Fall (text)

Shellie Nelson-Christmas sweaters

Today I’m sharing another wonderful card from great customer – Shellie Nelson.

This time she’s created a wonderful little scene featuring my Sweaters for Christmas stamp. She’s added a little tree filled with sparkly ornaments and a tiny package with a bow. I just love the frames around everything – the red, the brown, the wood – it makes it feel a little bit cabin-like to me. I just love the colors she’s chosen too for the sweaters – next to orange lime green is one of my favorites!

Thanks again Shellie!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1097-M Sweaters for Christmas
8247-G Maybe Christmas doesn’t (text)

Shellie Nelson-Over the river

Today I’m sharing a wonderful card from a great customer – Shellie Nelson. She’s sent a couple more, so please stay tuned.

I love how she colored this card – everything just comes to life! The background of black and white gingham really sets everything off. Her stitched background and torn edges really add some fun. Adding a small sentiment with a little silver ribbon really finishes things off.

She said too that she’s working on a blog and to look for it coming soon. Thanks Shellie for sharing!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
8134-O Over the river and through the woods (scene)

Holly Mabutas-fall shadow box

Today I’m showing you a little Fall Shadow Box I created. I had taken a class from Wendy Vecchi who was featured instructor at The Island’s Creative Escape – a scrapbook store in Los Gatos, California. In it we created a wonderful little shadow box using similar techniques. I thought how could I create another one using my own stamps and this is what I came up with.

It starts with an 8x8inch shadow box frame – nothing fancy. I put a piece of brown cardstock as the base layer in the frame. The canvas is one of those inexpensive ones and measures 6×6. For the background of the canvas I stamped ink pads on a craft sheet, added alochol and smeared my canvas around. It’s kind of fun because you never know what you’re going to get. I the just started building the background – adding stamps for texture, some clear texture paste through a stencil and word rub-ons. I drew in the tree with a marker – I wanted it to look like more of a shadow.

I stamped the kitties in a window twice – using one for the background and then cut out the window frame so I could layer it on top.

For the letters I used an alphabet die from Sizzix and some of Wendy’s Mat Board (I purchased her Faux Graniteware Starter Kit – it came with the mat board and a splatter stamp- REALLY FUN).

Once I was happy with everything I glued it down using E6000 glue. I had a little package of fall leaves and glued a few down to the actual picture and let the others just loose in the frame. This project makes me so happy. I went out and bought two more frames! I can’t wait to do a winter one.

Here’s a little close up:

Holly Mabutas - fall shadow box detail

Happy November everyone!

Bye.
Holly

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