It's time for another get together with my Honey Babes. I'm so happy to be part of this fun team and thoroughly enjoyed creating with the crafty bundle we received last time.
Every couple of months one of our team put together a bundle of crafty loveliness and send it to the other team members. It's so great to receive the secret happy mail and to see how each of us use the same products in different ways.
This time it was the lovely Shona's turn to host the challenge and what a cute set we received, full of cute critters and hugs! Thanks, Shona.
Here is the Honey line up...
Hazel Hodgkins - Hazel's Paper Designs
Sarah Platt - Sazzle Dazzle Crafts
Sarah Gray - Funky Fossil Designs
Anita Bowden - Neet & Crafty (That's me!)
This is the fab package we received from Shona...
The kit included:
Neat and Tangled
Big Hugs die-cut
Awesome Stamp set (sentiments)
Winnie and Walter
My Favourite Things
Cool Cat stamp set
Beast Friends stamp set
Otterly Love You stamp set
Stitched Creative Nested Squares die-cut (on watercolour cardstock)
Pretty Pink Posh
Stitched Rectangle die-cut (on watercolour cardstock)
Stitched 3-window die-cut
You might want to grab a cuppa as I've made six cards using items from the kit, and still have lots left over. My fussy cutting skills were put to the test with this kit! So here goes.
As a cat lover I couldn't resist the little furbabies and I made three cards using the cute kitties in the pack so I'll start with those.
I just had to colour this little kitty to look like my beloved Elmo who sadly passed away last year. He was always standing up like this on his back legs (usually up to no good!). I created a little scene through a window die by Clearly Besotted, blended some clouds using a die cut by Lawn Fawn with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (apologies, the photo doesn't show the clouds very well) and then I used the trees that were part of the Beastie images from the kit. I thought a Missing You sentiment was perfect for this little scene, this one is Clearly Besotted. My images were coloured with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.
I started by stamping some paw prints by Dovecraft in VersaMark and heat embossed these in white before emboss resist blending with Distress Ink in Victorian Velvet. I then die cut with a stitched heart by MFT. I cut down the sentiment from the kit, mounted it onto some grey cardstock and then popped the little kitty up on 3D foam. He was coloured with FlexMarkers.
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Cats and/or Dogs
For this card I started by masking off the edges of the card base and then blended some Milled Lavender Distress Ink through a Tim Holtz mini stencil to create a backdrop for my images. I then coloured the cat, cushion and food bowl with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers and fussy cut the images before adhering to the card base. Another sentiment from the kit was cut down and mounted onto some green cardstock.
I used the die cut stitched rectangle from Shona's kit to create a scene. The top part was blended with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink using a die cut piece using a Lawn Fawn cloud die. The water was blended first with Stormy Sky Distress Ink and the ripples were created by using a scalloped edge die cut by Clearly Besotted and Faded Jeans Distress Ink. The otter and rocks were coloured with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers before being fussy cut out, and I finished the scene with some grass using a die by Clearly Besotted. I die cut the sentiment from the kit using a stitched rectangle to match the larger die cut behind. The panels were then popped up on 3D foam.
Included in the kit were the Awesome die cut and the co-ordinating shadow. I coloured the shadow part with a black ProMarker to make the word pop out. I blended through a stencil by The Crafters Workshop to create the burst and cut down the You Are So sentiment and coloured with with a blue marker. The whole panel was then popped up on 3D foam.
I had to use one of these cute little beasties from the kit. I decided to go with the one wearing the scarf and went with the Christmas theme. I coloured the beastie once again with markers, and the Santa hat, then created an ombre blend with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink on the Friend die cut included in the kit. I found some patterned paper from a pad by Doodlebug, cut down the beastie sentiment, adhered all the elements and stamped the Merry Christmas by Clearly Besotted at the base.
Are you still with me? Thanks so much if you are, that was a lot to get through. I had great fun creating these makes. If you have time, please do pop over to visit my fellow Honeys following the links above. I will be off there myself in a short while to see how they've worked their magic with the kit. Right now I'm no doubt still in bed as it's my birthday today and I'm determined to have a lazy lie-in!