Monday, September 29, 2008

Oh no! Not another Gnome pun?!?!

Yes. It's true. Sorry. I couldn't help myself.

Kelly's Stitched Gnome has the honor of being the "Gnome on the Range" and the range, of course, is the Plain Stove, which reminds me of the stove I grew up with 500 years ago, when dinosaurs roamed and all that.

I used the "What's Cooking" patterned paper by Flair Designs. The arrows are cardstock stickers from Flair too. I just blinged them up a bit.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Feeling (h)Edgy?

Don't you just love the new OBP hedgehogs? I know that I do! When we lived in England, we had a pair of hedgies that lived in our back garden. I used to love to watch them from the kitchen window whilst washing dishes.

Anyways, Cathrine's Mushroom Scene, Kelly's Hedgehog Left, and Kelly's Hedgehog Right were colored with Copic markers. The patterned paper is Basic Grey.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Happy Fall, Y'all!

This is one of my most favorite cards ever, which means that it didn't get picked up by any of the magazines. Yeah. Oh boo-hoo! So sad. Anyways, it seems that my favorites are passed by and my not-so-favorites are the ones that get picked up or lots of praise.

Anyways, the squirrel is from Memory Box, Hearts Branch is from justjohanna's Odd Bird Stamps, and the sentiment is from Purple Onion. I did substitute teeny weeny maple leaf punchies for the hearts on the Hearts Branch.

I used colored pencils to color all images and the papers are Mellow from Basic Grey, though the sky paper is Cosmo Cricket's "Chicken Little" paper. I love that sky. It's perfect as a stamping background.

Thanks for visiting today and Happy Fall!

Yay for time zone differences!

This weekend I wasn't able to participate actively in the "Talk Like a Pirate" party over at the Odd Bird Planet forum at Splitcoast Stampers. I finally got a bit of time to work on two ideas today and snuck these in on time because of the three hour time difference. Yahoo!

The "Wishing You Loads of Loot" card was created for the challenge to make a regular critter into a pirate. I drew an eyepatch onto Priscilla Cat and added a pirate hat, complete with skull and crossbones, to Chester Parrot Left. Cake Stack was added to be the "loads of loot", so I could use the card as a birthday card. The papers are from the Oh Baby! Boy collection by Basic Grey.

The "You Are My Treasure" card was created for the challenge to make a card that used the sentiment "You Are A Treasure". My old and beloved K & Company stickers came to the rescue! The stamps are Treasure Chest and Little Al Pirate Owl.

Both cards were stamped with Memento Ink and colored with Copic Markers. I used Spica markers on Priscilla's collar, Al's eyes, and on the gemstones and jewels in the treasure chest. I used the Pentel Gold Gel ink pen to color the chest's lock and the coins, crowns, and other treasure in the chest. I used two different Distress Inks (Old Paper & Tea Dye) to color the stamped oval image and the sentiment of the Treasure card. I think I went a little overboard. I've got to remember that "Less is more!" Oh! I used mini eyelets. I can't remember the last time I pounded eyelets, so that was fun!

I used Faded Jeans Distress ink on the edges of the birthday card.

My scanner does not like reflective anything, so the bling from the Spica markers is not showing up.

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Ahoy me hearties! We're having a party!

In honor of "Talk Like a Pirate" Day, we'll be celebrating all weekend long at the Odd Bird Planet forum at SplitCoast Stampers. There will be challenges, games, and perhaps even some treasure to be found.

My card features Big Al Pirate Owl and Lovely Skull and Bones. You can find both of them, plus several other Al Pirates, Pirate Chicklets, Skulls, Parrots,and even a tiny Pirate Ship at the Odd Bird Planet Store.

However, you don't need Odd Bird Planet stamps to play along. You can use other stamps or dress up your Odd Bird Planet stamps in Pirate clothing.

I hope to see you there!

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Monday, September 15, 2008

It's all in perception!

Kelly's Tree Trunk Pattern is clearly meant to be a tree and makes a wonderful one. However,the first time I saw it, I saw a river!

Then I decided to create a Bon Voyage card using the Gnome Trio in a Boat. Only problem is that apparently, I forgot to add the stamped, punched, and "xyroned" (<---new word) sentiment, which I discovered when I cleaned up after making a bunch of cards. Even worse is that I didn't notice when I scanned the card. Oops. Bad me.

All images were colored with Copic Markers. The sky is chalked. I so love my chalks too. The patterned paper is Basic Grey Blush.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Gnome Sweet Gnome!

Another gnome pun, but this one's not mine! "Gnome Sweet Gnome" is available as a stamp.

Cathrine's Gnome Home was colored with chalk pencils. Kelly's Gnome Girl Right, , and Kelly's Sad Gnome Girl were colored with Copic markers.

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Another day, another Gnome pun...

Oh no! Not another lame Gnome pun. Oh well too bad, so sad.

Here's my "Gnome Man is an Island" that I turned into a friendship card. It also qualifies for a monochromatic challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers. Yahoo.

This card features "Kelly's Sleeping Gnome Right", which I colored with Copic markers.

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Saturday, September 6, 2008

September Special Deal!

Here's September's Special Deal! You get this specially selected bundle of stamps for 25% off retail. Yep! It's a bargain and I know you love bargains.

Personally, it's my birthday month and it's my firm belief that everyone should get themselves a treat as a way to help me celebrate my birthday. After all, the world is Kathi-centric!

Anyways,the bundle is comprised of:
Ragdoll Unicorn Right
Pick-ish Fence
"Make a Wish"

Hey! If you do buy this bundle, you can make me a birthday card! Isn't that a great idea? Yep. It is.

Here's a link to the special deal. While you're at the Odd Bird Planet store, you might want to take a look at all the cool new Limited Edition kits, the Lime Tart kits, and the screamingly adorable new stamps. Oh. The older stamps are screamingly adorable too.

Anyways, thanks for visiting!