Sunday, May 31, 2015

Cats & Dogs

Hi there!  I didn't have as much time in the Craft Cave today as I had hoped but I managed to finish off my special orders and squeeze in another challenge card.  This kitty card is one of the special order cards and I'm going to enter it in the Paper Smooches Sparks Anything Goes challenge (sentiment and kitties are all PS) and the Addicted to CAS Animal challenge.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Melon Mambo, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Cats from Feline Friends, Have a purrfect from nine Lives, Birthday from Sentiment Sampler) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Charcoal) Hero Arts
Dies:  (Numbers) Papertrey Ink

I have a lovely client who will send me a list of cards she needs like this:

1 x Birthday w golf clubs
1 x bday w a lighthouse
1 x 40th bday w a Cat
2 x bday w Glamour Girls
1 x bday w camera
2 x Sympathy
3 x Father’s Day 

I like it because it gives me a starting point for the cards but still leaves me lots of room to play around and be creative.  I used to get pretty stressed out with special orders but I think I've finally found my groove with them and now I kind of look at them as just another challenge card.

This next card isn't for a special order - it's just for a couple of challenges.  I started out by using the design from Freshly Made Sketches.  This adorable Simon Says pup has been sitting patiently in my stash for ages and I thought this was the perfect time to get him inky.  The JUGS Wild Card challenge this week is paper piecing and since this guy is pieced (all the way down to his collar and tag) I'm going to enter him over there. 

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Grid pattern from Documented 6x6) Simple Stories, (Brown polka dots from Natural Necessities Double Dot Designs) Bo Bunny
Stamps:  (Dog & sentiment from You Are Pawsome) Simon Says Stamp
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Nestabilities Classic Squares Large) Spellbinders


Sharyn Polesel said...

Love your sweet paper pieced puppy! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Lynn said...

Two absolutely adorable cards. Thanks so much for playing with us at PaperSmooches Sparks.

lostinpaper said...

Looks like your clients are keeping you busy lol. I love it when people give me an idea / theme or even a colour combo, it's a good kick off point. LOVE those sweet kitties!

Happy Dance said...

There's just something fun about a "critter" card, isn't there?! These are so sweet. Love those little kitties, but that pup is absolutely adorable! GREAT cards. You go girl. Bev

Lindsey said...

Love both of these! The cat one, well duh, of course — especially with grey kitties. And the dog one is adorable. Seriously, you cut that intricate sentiment out by hand, didn't you? Ack! And on top of the paper-piecing!

Karren said...

Fabulous cards! The paper-pieced dog is just too cute and I love that sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Audrey said...

Such great cards! The animal lover in me is loving them both!! Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge! :)

cm said...

Something for the cat lovers and dog lovers in your post today, Jen! Both are simply fabulous, although being a dog lover, I'm crushing over your sweet paper-pieced puppy. Pawesome, indeed! The 'special order' list: marvelous! Open ended enough to be fun, but as you mentioned, much like challenges to give you direction. I can just imagine how much your clients LOVE your cards...I know I do!

Anonymous said...

Ooo! I need to case this card! I bought this set and never thought of anything like this! Genius! Love your plaid dog! Looks great on the red card, perfect sentiment!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Chris Dring said...

Both of these cards are so cute!! And Wow! Did you fussy cut the sentiment on that second card?! Fabulous cards! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Joyce said...

These are so very adorable. Cats and dogs--can't go wrong with those cute critters.

Jaydee said...

Two fabulous cards. I'm particularly fond of the 40th birthday card, though! So glad you joined us at Addicted to CAS this week

wienerhoneymooners said...

Totally cute!!!!!!!