Friday, 3 April 2015

Scattered Love

Hello.  Welcome.  I have been a participant over at The Card Chain Challenge for over a year and enjoying every minute.  If you would like to get some snail mail every month then get yourself over to The Society of Stampaholics and sign up.  April is still open.  Usually Deborah would have posted the reveal on the 1st but she's got back problems.  Hugz and best wishes Deborah.  Hope you are feeling better soon.  Here's the card I sent to Carol for March CCC.  

I used Unity Stamp Co. Nancy Girl and Sizzix Friends die.  Maybe you are looking at this and thinking I cut the word friends and then stamped and fussy cut Nancy girl and added her afterwards.  Now why didn't I do that!!!!   Only Carol and I know that I stamped Nancy Girl, did some tricksy mixy with the cutting plates to die cut the friends around her, then even more fiddle and phaff with my Simon Says Stamp stitched dies, to get that lovely stitchy detail, without giving Nancy a leg-o-ectomy.  Only I know that this took a few attempts.  Don't worry, at no time did Nancy lose her legs.  Looking at it now I am wondering why I didn't make life easy, but where's the fun in that.  I think the patterned papers are MME and Crate Paper.  Nancy and her cats were coloured with watercolour pencil and my trusty waterbrush.  

Joining the fun at
Unity Stamp Co. Friends With Flair
Scribble and Scrap Challenge 41 - Anything Goes

The full reveal for all the CCC cards exchanged in March can be viewed HERE (soon)
You can still join the fun and sign up for the April CCC HERE

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz


  1. Fun sentiment! Great colour combo!

  2. Oh My! I LOVE that image!!! Fabulous card!! ♥

  3. I have no idea how you could die cut around an image. The cards is wonderful!

  4. It was definitely worth the faffing Gail as it resulted in a beautiful card which is adorning my craft room as we speak :) Carol x

  5. Great card! Great job. Sounds like you did what I would do: make it harder on myself for no good reason. haha

  6. Sounds like a LOT of work....but so worth it...this card has got such personality!!!

  7. I really like the way you used this stamp image with the die. Great combination.

  8. Love the background, fun stamps.

  9. Very pretty! I have this paper, but have not used it yet; I love it as your background!

  10. How cute , now I want this stamp set I gotta have the kitties I love it.
    I saw this on Unity FWF. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  11. Another great card, Gail! P.S. back on 3-23, you asked me about my doily... LOL... bought!

  12. I spotted your card at Unity FWF and came over for a closer look.
    Your card is wonderful. I bet she loves it. I do. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

  13. glad you saved her legs!!! :)
    LOVE this image....I bet you can guess why...(hint: kitties...) Beautiful card no matter how you got it done, Gail.
    Saw you on FWF!!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  14. Another great card, Gail! You have really gotten the hang of "blending" when coloring your images, and I am way jealous! I am taking a Copics class in May (so overdue), and am very excited about it!

  15. We all have visions that we create...that at the end we realize could have been done easier...if only we had the whole vision in the beginning!

    Saw you on FWF.

    Craftisan Studios
    Design Team Showcase

  16. Very lovely card and I just love how you used the friend die behind!

  17. Great papers and coloring.

  18. Great card. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.


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