Sunday, October 22, 2017

One More Day Until the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop!!!!




  STARTS TOMORROW (Monday Oct.23)!!!
Be sure to get your cat crafting supplies dusted off for the
2017 Cat Lovers Hop
Oct. 23-28, 2017
Right here at Her Peaceful Garden.
Read the Guidelines and FAQs HERE.
(goes live just after midnight early Monday morning!!) 

Don't forget
TODAY (Sunday Oct.22) IS THE LAST DAY TO GET IN ON  
the pre-hop GIVEAWAY for
displaying my 2017 Cat Lovers Badge.
http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/

Hi, Friends......

Are you excited for the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop to begin?????  I sure am!!!

I am here with a quick post to show you this fab Cat Lovers Hop sneak peek emailed to me by my crafty pal D.Ann of D.Ann's Crafting Whims.  WOWZA!!  Look at all those awesome cat projects!!!  D.Ann often has fun extra features... (pssst....sometimes there's even a giveaway!) ....during Cat Lovers Hop Week, so you will want to visit her blog each day of the Hop (Oct. 23-28)!!

Not sure what super-cool thing D.Ann did with my Hop Badge graphic for this photo, but I think she indicated that her printer was merely running out of ink!!  Ha.  I totally love the fab effect.....our sweet diva Perdita looks wild in those surreal colors!!! 

D.Ann also has started a hashtag for the Hop: #CatLoversHop2017.  I don't have a device that can post to Instagram (although I sure do seem to spend a lot of time over there commenting and trying to win stuff!! Ha.) but I would love for everyone to tag their Cat Lovers Hop photos with it if you are posting your things on social media.  THANKS!

One other thing before the hop starts:
Did you know that Fiki of Bad Kitty's Craft Room has entered her kitty, Coffee, in the Simon Says Stamp Pet Costume Contest on Facebook?  Please vote for Coffee, the sweet little ballerina by following this link HERE and clicking VOTE.  Thanks for your help!!  Incidentally,  Fiki is sponsoring the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop with a prize she has selected from her Crafty Kitty Shop.  You'll learn more about that later!!  :)

Please VOTE for Fiki's kitty Coffee:  HERE




Well, that's about all the housekeeping for right now.  The MAIN HOP PAGE AND LINK UP will go live just after midnight tonight Pacific Daylight Time.  Yay!!!...so excited!!  See you soon!!!

<3
Janis
  

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Pastel Stenciled Christmas Cards




Be sure to get your cat crafting supplies dusted off for the
2017 Cat Lovers Hop
Oct. 23-28, 2017
Right here at Her Peaceful Garden.
Read the Guidelines and FAQs HERE.

Don't forget the GIVEAWAY for
displaying my 2017 Cat Lovers Badge.
http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/


Hi, Friends......

I realized I hadn't made a stenciled card for the Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Challenges, so it is a race against time for me (who is both the slowest cardmaker AND the slowest blogger on earth!!) to get this posted in under the wire.  


Then after making my first stenciled background and die cutting the JOY, I liked it so much that I decided to make another one for a set.  Eeek!!  

Will I get these blogged and linked up in time??? We'll see.....



My backgrounds are stenciled with Distress Inks and then heat embossed with clear sparkly powder. LOVE!!!! My glittery word die cuts are layered and off set slightly over white cardstock.
Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Scenery: Multi-Faceted Creative Screenings
Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, and Shaded Lilac
Clear Sparkle Embossing Powder
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Joy Cutaway die
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Noel Cutaway die
DCWV Glitter Cardstock
Core'dinations heavy duty white cardstock
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Mix sequins
DCWV Premade Pastel Card Bases
Hope you enjoyed seeing my pretty pastel Christmas cards. I wish you could see how sparkly they in real life!! Thank you for bearing with me on this last-minute flurry of W&W cards. Thank you, Shay, for another fun WCMD event!! You are so kind and generous.

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Variations Challenge
2. Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Background Building/Pattern Making Challenge
3. Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Layers Challenge
4. Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Stenciled Challenge

5. DL.ART October Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
6. Just Keep on Creating - October Anything Goes Link Up
7. ABC Christmas Challenge - U is for Unlimited and V is for Vibrant
8. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #355 - AG Christmas w/ opt Stripes  

9. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #17
10. Crop Stop October Link Party #33 - AG using Products from Companies CS Carries (I used Distress Inks and Core'dinations cardstock.) 
11. DL.ART 5th Annual Linky Pinky Party

Noel Noel Noel Gift Bags



Be sure to get your cat crafting supplies dusted off for the
2017 Cat Lovers Hop
Oct. 23-28, 2017
Right here at Her Peaceful Garden.
Read the Guidelines and FAQs HERE.

Don't forget the GIVEAWAY for
displaying my 2017 Cat Lovers Badge.
http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/


Hi, Friends.....

Here with another super-quick post to get these gift bags in for the Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Challenges. The gates close in just a few hours!! Since I've been working on getting my Cat Lovers Hop ready this week, I haven't had much time for working on the challenges. But I wanted to try to get a couple more in before the deadline. :) So glad to see a great turnout for these fun games!!!

I made some very simple gift bags using glittered cardstock on regular solid cardstock for a bold graphic design. I like the uncomplicated look.



Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Noel Cutaway die
DCWV Cardstock (glitter and regular solid)
We R Memory Keepers - Gift Bag Punch Board
Ribbon and cording from my stash

Thanks for stopping by. I might be able to squeeze in one more project before the deadlines....we'll see!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering these gift bags in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Anything But a Card Challenge
2. Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Variations Challenge
3. Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 CAS Challenge
4.
Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #17
5. DL.ART October Linky Challenge - Anything Goes 
6. Just Keep on Creating - October Anything Goes Link Up
7. ABC Christmas Challenge - U is for Unlimited and V is for Vibrant

8. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #355 - AG Christmas w/ opt Stripes

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Rainbow Colors - Merry Christmas




Be sure to get your cat crafting supplies dusted off for the
2017 Cat Lovers Hop
Oct. 23-28, 2017
Right here at Her Peaceful Garden.
Read the Guidelines and FAQs HERE.

Don't forget the GIVEAWAY for
displaying my 2017 Cat Lovers Badge.
http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/

Hi, Friends......

Super-quick post here to share this card I made for some of the Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Challenges. I am also entering this into the Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge #24 - Our Town.




Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Our Town stamp set
Distress Ink - Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Scattered Straw, Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Noel Cutaway die
DCWV Blue foiled cardstock
Core'dinations heavy duty white cardstock
Darice - Snowflakes (white behind the NOEL is dry embossed)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
It was fun making a rainbow colored Christmas card! Hope you like it, too. Thank you for stopping by!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge #24 - Our Town
2. Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Background Building/Pattern Making Challenge
3. Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Layers Challenge
4. Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Rainbow Challenge
 

5. DL.ART October Linky Challenge - Anything Goes 
6. Just Keep on Creating - October Anything Goes Link Up
7. ABC Christmas Challenge - U is for Unlimited and V is for Vibrant
8. Crop Stop October Link Party #33 - AG using Products from Companies CS Carries (I used Distress Inks, Darice embossing folder, and Core'dinations cardstock.)
9. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #17

Vote for Fiki's Kitty, Coffee!!!


Hi, Friends......

Here with a fun and quick post to let everyone know that one of our own dear cat-loving friends, Fiki, of Bad Kitty's Craft Room, has entered her kitty in the Simon Says Stamp Pet Costume Contest. Let's all go over and VOTE for Coffee, the Ballerina!!! <3 <3 <3




Best of luck, Coffee and Fiki!!!

<3
Janis


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Butterfly Happy Birthday






Be sure to get your cat crafting supplies dusted off for the
2017 Cat Lovers Hop
Oct. 23-28, 2017
Right here at Her Peaceful Garden.
Read the Guidelines and FAQs HERE.

Don't forget the GIVEAWAY for
displaying my 2017 Cat Lovers Badge.
http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/



Hi, Friends....

I am here with a quick card for Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge where the theme this fortnight is Butterfly/ies plus A is for Any Shape (not square/rectangle) &/or Q is for Quartz...which can be nearly any color. So this in effect is almost an Anything Goes Butterfly Shaped Card Challenge. 


When I think of Quartz, I think of a sparkly white or pale yellowish-orange stone...like ocean sand. I  have native quartz rock in my yard.
Quartz chunks found on our property.
My son finds small chunks of it all the time as he is tending the property. He saves it in a little pile.  Perhaps we'll edge a flower bed with it sometime. Geologists have traced the quartz in our area back to the neighboring state of Montana. It was deposited across Idaho by glaciers some time back in history.

For my card, I used a sparkly DCWV pre-made card blank that I die cut with a scalloped circle die for the shape.  Oops...I cut it too close to the fold.  No matter.  I scored the back piece to fold open a half inch from the botched top and glued the tops together inside.  Problem solved!

I used a piece from my stack of marker refill water backgrounds.  I came to the sudden epiphany that these qualify as "smooshed"!   They are not smooshed in the more familiar way of adding ink to an acrylic block or craft mat, misting, and then smooshing.  Instead, they are smooshed because I misted the sheets of paper that were intensely colored and smooshed a fresh sheet of paper on top to allow some of the ink to transfer.  So...they are smooshed.  That's my story and I am sticking to it!!  :)



Since Quartz was one of the Butterfly Challenge elements, I wanted to go sparkly with my card. I chose a glittery card base, sparkly embossing powder for my sentiment, a butterfly sticker with holographic outlines, and a crystal flourish. Love how this card gleams. I had to actually photograph it in my own shadow to be able to show the details without it looking like one big sparkle!! :)
Supplies used include:
Sizzix - Circles, Scallop die set
Winnie & Walter - Scenery: Bigger Bang Confetti stamp set (limited edition, no longer available)
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Happy stamp set
Doodlebug - Mini Doilies in Limeade
Zva Creative - Crystal flourish

Hope you enjoyed my card today. Thank you for all your comments and encouragement. Hope your day is a delight!!

<3
Janis

 
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge - Butterfly(ies) + A is for Any Shape (besides square or rectangle) &/or Q is for Quartz
2. Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Smooshing Challenge
3. Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Layers Challenge
4. Simon Says Stamp WCMD Challenge - Anything Goes
5. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #302-303 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
6. DL.ART October Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
7. Just Keep on Creating - October Anything Goes Link Up
8. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes #16

Monday, October 9, 2017

Wintery Church Scene - W&W





Be sure to get your cat crafting supplies dusted off for the
2017 Cat Lovers Hop
Oct. 23-28, 2017
Right here at Her Peaceful Garden.
Read the Guidelines and FAQs HERE.

Don't forget the GIVEAWAY for
displaying my 2017 Cat Lovers Badge.
http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/

Hi, Friends.....

I am here with a set of Christmas cards for the Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Challenges. You have all week to link up, so I hope you will join in the fun!!! Shay challenged us in her W&W WCMD Variations Challenge to make a set of cards using mostly the same supplies with some changes.

I used the stamp set featured in the Rerun Challenge, Winnie & Walter - Our Town, to make a little wintery church scene. I wanted a primitive, snowy look so I only stamped the scene one time to let the imperfections do their own thing! :) I switched out the layers, but kept to the red/black/white color scheme. I added a little white glitter for snow on the ground and a dazzling rhinestone for the sun.



Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Our Town stamp set
Versafine ink in Onyx Black
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (has scallops)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Darice - Snowflakes embossing folder
American Crafts - WOW! Super-fine Glitter - White

Hope you enjoyed seeing this set of Christmas cards. I am way behind on making them, so I am glad to have a good excuse to make a few multiples!! Thank you for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments.

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this set of cards in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge #24 - Our Town
2. Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Variations Challenge
3. Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Layers Challenge
4. SSS Work-It Wednesday August/September - Use a Stamp
5. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #302-303 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
6. DL.ART October Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
7.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Christmas 
8. HeARTful Stamping Challenge Oct. 8 - 15 Anything Goes + a stamp
9. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes #16
10. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #15
11. Just Keep on Creating - October Anything Goes Link Up
12. Simon Says Stamp WCMD Challenge - Anything Goes
13. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #354 - Anything Goes Christmas w/ opt Use Purple
14. ABC Christmas Challenge - U is for Unlimited and V is for Vibrant