I know my blog is usually about stamp samples but I also have another side to my business and that’s quilts.

A little while back I came out with a pattern called Squirrel Nuttiness.

Cheryl Crandall sent me a photo of a simplified version she did. I just love seeing what quilters do with my patterns. She’s actually selling this little quilt.

Did you know that using my stamps and quilt patterns to make items to sell is ok by me. I just ask that (1) you don’t mass produce items, that you make each one by hand (or sewing machine) and (2) that you give Eat Cake Graphics credit either on the item itself or verbally if someone should ask. I know that it’s nice to make a little extra money and I’m perfectly ok with that. I just ask that you respect the effort it takes me to come up with these things and that I have to make a living too.

So I thought I’d share this. You can find Cheryl here. Why not stop by her Etsy shop and take a peek.

Toodles for now.
Holly

Paula Downs Happy Spring

Here’s another great springy card from Great Customer Paula Downs. This one is a flip card and if you’ve never seen one before you can see Stephanie Barnard demonstrate one on YouTube here.

Here’s what Paula did:
I began with my base card which I die cut from a Sizzix Diamond Flip It card by Stephanie Barnard from yellow dotty card. I then stamped Peeps 3 times in a pyramid style fashion in a light grey Versafine ink onto patterned fresh green dotty paper. I only wanted a guide to see where to apply my yellow acrylic paint which is opaque (and would cover up the green dotty pattern below Peeps).

I then over stamped Peeps back over the dry acrylic paint in a black Stazon permanent ink, to add the detail back in. I finished off with a sentiment by Lawn Fawn, and some daisies I punched out.
Thanks again Paula!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
5041-B Peeps (chick)
7020-D Row of grass

Paula Downs spring has sprung

Here’s a really fun card sent in by Paula Downs. Doesn’t kitty look oh so happy! I just love her watercoloring (as usual if you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that Paula has sent in a number of cards). I also love that she drew those cute little springy springs!

Here’s what Paula did:
For this card, I started off by stamping Yardley in black Versafine ink (which is a waterproof ink) onto watercolour card.

I then simply painted in a sky and grass with watercolours.  I stamped some birds too.  The phrase was an old alphabet stamp set.  I punched out daisies, and hand drew the springs.  Finished off with some fresh green dotty card.
Thanks as always for sharing your wonderful work!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
2011-F Yippy for Yardley kitty

Paula Downs - holly and kitty woogs

Because of a holiday cold (good grief) I haven’t gotten as many posts written as I would have hoped. So today, this wonderful Christmas day, I’m sharing some incredible cards sent in by the talented Paula Downs.

Paula Downs - skating

Paula Downs - santa and kitties

Paula Downs - Paw humbug

Paula Downs - lulu and the tree

Happy Christmas everyone!!
Holly

Shellie Nelson - santa stop here

Here’s a wonderful Christmas card from great customer Shellie Nelson! I’m a dog lover so this card really makes me happy. Santa has been overrun but I think he’ll be ok. I don’t think he should have walked in with that little dog cookie Shellie included in his hand. She’s done a wonderful job with her colors and I love the embellishments – from cutting out all the dogs so they’ll stand out, the sign, adding a pom-pom to Santa’s hat and the little bit of tinsel. Just wonderful!

And here are a couple of close ups:

Shellie Nelson - santa stop here3 Shellie Nelson - santa stop here2

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1041-J Mr. Knickerbocker doesn’t know
1178-P Santa’s doggy welcome
3014-F Snoops sniffs
3016-F Mr. Peedles
3020-E Puddles sits up
7017-M Pine tree
8214-I Santa stops here sign (text)

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

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)

Paula Downs - happy halloween

Here are the last two cards from Paula Downs. I wanted to say thank you to Paula for sharing her wonderful works! And for stampers out there who use Eat Cake Graphics stamps in their creations, I would love to post your work on my blog and Facebook!

Here’s what Paula writes:
I stamped and heat embossed the Happy Halloween Word block stamp by Purple Onion Designs in Versamark ink which is a sticky ink. I randomly applied Judikins Twinkle Embossing Powders in Violet and Forest. I heat set it with a heat gun. The background was then sponged in Distress inks: Dusty Concorde and Pine Needles. To achieve the ghosts within the background (if you look very closely you might just see one!) I flicked water over the distress inks which are reactive with water, and then lifts out the colour with a paper tissue. The bats was stenciled in Black Soot Distress ink using the negative from a previous Halloween card called “Enjoy the Journey” using the positive bat.

Paula Downs - postcard

Postcard of Witch Hazel & Blackie’s Castle:
I also used a Stampendous Snowy Postcard and Castle Hill stamp, which I inked in Ranger Black Archival. This is a winter scene stamp, so I simply cut out the oval and used the shape to stamp my castle hill inside.  This was stamped also in Black Archival ink and water coloured in Black Soot Distress Ink. Little Blackie was stamped separately  and decoupaged onto the postage stamp. I sprinkled Stampendous Aged Gold embossing enamel around the oval and then added some black crushed glass glitter which sticks to the molten Aged Gold!  It gives the effect of gold on the rock-cliffs!  Witch Hazel was water coloured in Black Soot and is on her way home to her castle!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1083-Q Witch Hazel and Blackie fly

Paula Downs - when witches go riding

Some more wonderful cards from Paula Downs!

Here’s what she said:
Witch Hazel & Blackie Spotted Flying over St.Paul’s Cathedral, London!
I wanted her to be flying to the right, so I inked her up with black Versafine and rolled a brayer over top to get the reverse image.
The very first thing I did was mask out a moon shape using Tim Holtz Distress Glaze, which protects water coloured media inside the moon. The background sky is done in mixed media; St.Paul’s Cathedral (Stamp by Sheena Douglass called City Christmas) inked in Stazon Stone Gray.  The sky was water coloured with Memento London Fog (very apt!), and Gray Flannel.  A white acrylic paint dabber was used for clouds. I then stamped the verse “WhenWitches Go Riding” in Stazon Stone Gray. I also used a Tim Holtz bird stamp for the pigeons.

Paula Downs - halloween enjoy

The second card is called “Enjoy the Journey”. The moon has emerged from behind the clouds to reveal Witch Hazel and her friends!
Again I wanted her to face right, so I inked her in black Versafine and rolled a brayer over top to get reverse facing image. The first thing I did in the background was draw in pencil a large moon shape , stamped and coloured in the Witches. I then rubbed in with my finger some Distress Glaze by Tim Holtz. This protects your water coloured media inside the moon. This enabled me to use a spritzer for the night sky, it is a very old spritzer called moonlit silver shimmer, which has a black base and silver mica, which shimmers beautifully in real life!  It also gives a smokey effect! I used a Cuttlebug die cut bat and his eyes were coloured with Sakura Miracle Moonlight fluorescent gelly roll pen.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1083-Q Witch Hazel and Blackie fly (reversed!)
8197-G When witches go riding (text)

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