stamping: here comes fall
Right now I’m loving watercolors. I stamped Crumbs and Baxter in black but weren’t sure what the scene was going to be in the beginning. I decided to stamp Bunch of grass twice in green. I knew I wanted the paper airplane to pull something…but what? Then it hit me! A leaf and “here comes fall”.

I watercolored everything, stamped the sentiment with an alphabet set and then added a little bit of Distress Ink around the edge. I tied a green ribbon bow and mounted the card on two pieces of paper – green with a linen print and then polka dots. Then I got out my sewing machine and added just a bit of stitching. I thought it came out pretty cute.

Here’s a close up.
stamping: here comes fall

Happy First Day of Autumn!

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
3006-F Baxter goes boing
5052-C Crumbs away (flying mouse)
7037-D Oak leaf (small)
7034-I Bunch of grass

Lynne Jardine - March calendar

Wouldn’t you just love to look at this cute little calendar page all month long! Lynne made this and it’s just so cheery and spring-y.  She said, “Ok, so in my head there’s a dancing competition going on in the woods, and the prize is a great big Easter egg!” I wonder who’s going to win!

Lynne said she colored everything in with watercolors and added clear gloss to the Easter egg. I just love the background sky with the little pops of color. I think watercolors are all the rage right now – I know I’ve pulled mine out and am having a little fun. I thought it was so clever to stamp the month in the cloud. Love it Lynne!!

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
5050-F Flopsy bunny’s got an egg
5062-I Brewster bunny (foot up)
5073-E Crow flapping wings
7078-I Row of pine trees

Alex Menzlewski Happy Cup

Here’s an incredible project from Alex. Have you the travel mugs you can customize? I think people usually put pictures in them, but look what Alex made! She stamped and colored the sweetest little scene, taking extra precaution she laminated it and then slipped it in the travel mug AND she actually sent it to me! I’m doing a happy dance and enjoying a hot cocoa. Good thing it has a lid, otherwise beverages and dancing about don’t usually go together. :)

She also sent me some candy called “White Teds” that were white marshmallow gummy bears with different flavors inside. I believe I need a case of these because they were YUMMY!White Teds

Thank you Alex!!!

Oh, and here’s some pictures of the mug put together.

Alex Menzlewski Happy Cup Alex Menzlewski Happy Cup Alex Menzlewski Happy Cup

 

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
7044-V Magical flowers (left big)
7046-S Magical flowers (right big)
7045-E Mushrooms
7024-G Ms. Sunshine
5011-B Buzzle bee
5031-B Rolly poly
5060-B Firefly
5059-B Butterfly with dots
5052-C Crumbs away (flying mouse)

Diane Kaufman - sending love

Here’s a fun card for just about anytime from Diane Kaufman. She started with the perfect little fluffy cloud and sunshine paper for her background. Stamping little Penelope and kitty Percy she then cut them out – that’s a bit of cutting if I do say so myself. I love how she added a wee bit of sparkle to the flying fish. The little banner flying behind is just so sweet – topping it off with just a few clear drops was just perfect.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1073-J Penelope and kitty Percy fly

Holly - believe in the magic

I guess at the moment I’m into mostly white cards – well, not that I’ve created all that many, but sometimes white just looks so lovely. I wanted to create something using these bunnies and some dimensional plastic (Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi – Clearly for Art) that I had purchased awhile back and “oh my goodness” found while I was looking for something else. I think this must be my mantra. :)

I stamped the holiday flowers and watercolored them. I stamped them again and using the Clearly for Art plastic. This stuff you can heat and mold it – it keeps its shape and if you mess up, just heat it again and it’ll go flat. Anyway, I then die cut a large circle out of the front part of the card. I laid everything out – one bunny is stamped directly on the background, the other I cut out so it could peek over the circle. I embossed the sentiment and then cut it out. To put the card together I used foam tape. I glued the flowers on top of the ones I had stamped and added a little shimmer stitch with a pen.

Holly - believe in the magic-detail

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

Holly

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
5098-D Snow bunny up
5099-D Snow bunny sits
7075-P Magical holiday flowers
8158-E Magic of Christmas (text)

Donna West - not a creature stirring

Isn’t this a lovely Christmas card? It was made by Donna West and I just love the way she’s put everything together. She said she colored the images in with her Copic markers. I think the background stripe really brings out the red and white candy canes that Mouse and Kitty look so snuggly with. She added the perfect little poinsettia flower with a hint of green only from the leaves. Adding a wee bow and two red bits of bling finish it right off.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
8102-M Not a creature stirring (scene)

Here’s a scene from Alex. Helen and Stuart are spending a lazy day looking at all the things in the woods. Alex actually used part of a stamp for the sentiment…The Lazy Days – she took off the word “summer” which means this card could be for any time. As always she does any incredible job putting these together and choosing color.

And if you look just below you can see the detail of the tree’s leaves!! Amazing!!

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
8109-F Lazy days (text)
5052-C Crumbs away (flying mouse)
1132-I Stuart the bug-ologist
1133-G Helen’s catching fireflies
5008-B Dragonfly
7047-W Tree hill

Diane Kaufman - Moose bag

A wonderful treat today from Diane. Who needs a present when there’s a bag as cute as this?! I love all the different greens she used in the trees. She used a hint of gray on the first mountain and gave it a sparkly snow capped top. She added a little tag with “Happy Trails” stamped out.

Diane Kaufman - Moose bag - details

Now if we’re quiet maybe the moose will stay just a little bit longer.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
7068-P Lake shoreline

Donna West - mr bun moving card

Today we get a real treat from Donna. This is a movable card – using what else but a PENNY (well, actually two). She says along with your 2 cents you’ll need a circle die (she used one from My Favorite Things). For the map, she actually downloaded one from Google for her background paper. This is so clever and so fun I can’t wait to try making one myself!

Donna will actually be teaching this at the Occassional Artist in Glendale, Arizona this month! If you’re in the area please do check out her class.

Donna West - mr bun moving card - detail

Here’s a close-up so you can see the pennies.

Donna West - mr bun moving card - detail penny

For those who can’t get to Arizona, I’ve found this little video on YouTube.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
5036-K Mr. Bun in his speedy basket

Paula Downs - Crumbs and Farley

Here’s another wonderful card from Paula. In this one she says:
Is Crumbs telling Farley his secret or is Farley telling Crumbs his? Only these two little guys know.   They’ve found the perfect place deep inside a beautiful sunflower field below an azure blue sky.
Crumbs & Farley were stamped first in black Versafine ink. I then masked them in order to stamp the sunflowers repeatedly. Again I used watercolour paints.

Once again Paula’s background painting is just amazing. Don’t those sunflowers look like they are about to sprout some seeds!

Thank you so much for sharing your work Paula.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
2003-I Crumbs and Farley

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