Tuesday, January 21, 2014

It's TCP Tuesday Time!

Happy Tuesday, Friends!  It is time for another TCP Tuesday Challenge and this time around, I am the hostess!!  Are you ready for your mission?  Here goes...this week's challenge is called 3-2-1.  You need to use 3 different patterned papers, 2 different kinds of embellishments (die cuts, buttons, gems, pearls, brads, etc.), and 1 type of twine, seam binding, or ribbon.  If you play along and upload your creation over on The Cat's Pajamas Blog, you will have a chance to win $10 in Cat Cash and you will also have a chance to be this month's Swanky Stamper of the Month.  You can find all of the details HERE.  Now, here is my card for this week's challenge.

My image and sentiment are from the Sheepish set from The Cat's Pajamas.  My fluffy friend is colored up with Copic Markers (C0, C1, C3, and R00) and then I paper pieced the pockets and scarf and fussy cut him out.  The three different patterned papers are from the Winter Park collection from Echo Park.  My two embellishments are buttons (of course!!) and die cuts.  I used the Buttons CutUps and the Snowflake CutUps.  To dress up the buttons and the sentiment, I used the Linen Button Twine in Ivory from The Cat's Pajamas.
There you have it...the TCP Tuesday 3-2-1 Challenge.  I certainly picked the right set for this challenge.  We are expecting six inches of the fluffy stuff tonight and bitter cold temperatures.  I'm going to need to snuggle up to stay all warm and toasty!  I hope that you will be able to play along.  Thank you so much for visiting with me today.  Until next time...Toodles!  :D

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Celebrate...Paper Piecing!!

Happy Tuesday and Happy 2014!!!  We have changed things up a little bit over on The Cat's Pajamas Blog.  Our TCP Tuesday Challenges will now be weekly instead of monthly.  That means that you will want to check in each Tuesday to see what the new challenge for the week is.  Our hostess this week is Jessie and her challenge is Paper Piecing!!  Paper piecing is one of my favorite crafting things. I LOVE the different looks that you can achieve with patterned paper.
My card highlights our long eared bunny.  This one is from the One Cupcake set.  The sentiment is from the same set as well.  I colored up my bunny with Copic Markers (E51, E53, E33, E35, R20, R22, YR30, and YR31).  I paper pieced the cupcake wrapper and then I fussy cut him out.  All of the patterned papers are from the Hootenanny Collection from My Mind's Eye.  I embossed the chocolate circle and I used the oval from the Framed Up CutUps.  Some machine stitching, a button, and some Linen Button Twine complete my card.
I hope that you will have a chance to play along with this week's challenge.  If you do, you may be lucky enough to be chosen as the Swanky Stamper of the Month or you may be lucky enough to win $10 in Cat Cash to go shopping!  Be sure to upload your creation to The Cat's Pajamas Blog.  Good luck!  Thanks so much for visiting with me today.  Until next time...Toodles!  :D