Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Feline Thankful blog hop winners

I hope you had a good time on the Feline Playful Feline Thankful blog hop! I have certainly enjoyed reading all of your kind comments! I chose this card to share with you today ... it might seem like an odd choice unless you read the sentiment "I {heart} Candy". 
The image is from Pollycraft (another of our sponsors on
the hop) and the colouring is done with Copics.

So, who loves candy? Because I have some Feline Thankful blog hop candy to award!!!
you've won 2 digis from the amazing DTsArt!

you've won 5 digis from the ever-so fun Fresh Brewed Designs
Congratulations to you both! Just drop an email to letting us know which digis you would like from the appropriate shops and we'll arrange for them to be sent. And thanks for taking part in the blog hop!!

And because Feline Playful is all about challenges, I'm entering my card into these challenges:

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

You really can colour anything with Copic markers

I took a class at Clipper Street recently and learned the coolest new technique - you can actually colour over glitter!

We started with a die cut - white cardstock and adhesive sheet, cut on the cuttlebug. A clear ultra-fine glitter was laid over the entire thing and well-burnished in. Then we used peel-off outline stickers to create a design (the butterfly/flower shape and circles).

At this point all I had was a shiny black and white label but then the magic happened. Once the glitter was well-burnished, I was able to colour over it with my Copic markers just like I would colour in anything else. The marker picked up the odd speck of glitter but this came off very easily when I brushed against some scrap paper. Because the colouring is done over top of the glitter the colours stay vibrant and clear.

To finish off the card a second larger die cut was cut/embossed for the background and 2 patterned papers were layer behind. I'm so excited to have found another use for my glitters and peel-off stickers! If you give it a try let me know what you think!


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Thank you for the road less travelled

UPDATE: Another reason for jumping up in the air - this card was chosen as one of the Top 3 at Totally Papercrafts! Yay!


Today I want to share another thank you card that I've made - this one for a very specific purpose.

For the last year I've been taking Taekwando but will have to give up the classes for awhile - having the house up for sale, increasing pressures at work, and just life in general have gotten in the way of committing to a schedule of classes. Maybe I'll go back in the future but in the meantime I wanted to thank the school for the great experience. I found this image by doing a Google search and I just felt immediately that she was perfect for the way I feel about Taekwando - joyous and ready to fall over at any moment!

Some of the embellishments (all from Abby Road) on this card might seem odd but they are VERY appropriate for the way I practice Taekwando. First off, I am not an athletic person. I'm probably one of the last people you would expect to find in a martial arts class (thus the road less travelled). And I'm extremely directionally challenged at the best of times so asking me to do a series of physical movements in a specific order that includes directional changes ... well, let's just say that it's lucky that I didn't hurt myself or someone else (and thus explains the arrows pointing in opposite directions). I spent most of my classes struggling, getting hands & feet tangled, and feeling like a total fool. And I enjoyed every minute of it! (and that explains the joyride tag).

I should mention that I based by card on last week's challenge sketch at Midnight Madness.


Friday, September 23, 2011

A little birdy told me ...

... that the Feline Playful "Feline Thankful" blog hop & party is going great! There have already been a bunch of winners announced and there will be even more every day until September 27th. And if you join in the blog hop, then there are chances to win prizes at every stop along the way (including mine! just scroll down to the next post). Then go ahead and check out the party here.

The theme of the party is "thanks" and so I decided to share this thank you card that I made at a Clipper Street technique class (all about stains, inks, mists - lots of messy, inky stuff) earlier this week. It's a bit of a departure for me since there is no stamping and no colouring involved (my Copics felt sooooo lonely). The Maya Road chipboard elements were coloured using a mix of paint, distress stains, and glimmer mist. And I wasn't thrilled with the colour of the lace, so I used distress ink to darken it. Lots of fun playing with new products but my fingers are still stained!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Feline Thankful blog hop - I just can't thank you enough

Hello everyone and welcome to the FELINE THANKFUL BLOG PARTY and HOP!! I became involved with Feline Playful in December of last year and it has been such a wonderful experience working with the fabulous DT. We decided to throw this blog party and hop as our way of saying thank you to the Feline Playful followers - over 1800 of you and counting - and thank you to the craft companies and challenge blogs (we're tracking over 500 challenges!) that inspire us to keep crafting.

Feline Playful has joined forces with a very long list of FANTASTIC SPONSORS who have donated images, store credit/$ vouchers and Guest DT Spots to PARTY WINNERS.

There are 3 WAYS YOU CAN WIN:

1. JOIN THE BLOG HOP - Our blog hop starts September 21 at 9:00 am (GMT) - which just happens to be the International Day of Gratitude - and ends September 27 at 9:00 pm (GMT). Each DT member (we have both past and present DT members playing along) will be awarding prizes at the end of the week to random commentors on their blog. Make sure to check out my project at the end of this post and leave a comment to win one of the prizes I have to offer. And commentors will also be entered into a GRAND PRIZE draw at the end of the week. The hop order will be as follows:

Please remember to follow the order of the hop so that you don't miss any of the DT members’ posts. If you get lost along the way, please return to FELINE PLAYFUL to find the hop order. Most of all, have fun and remember to keep coming back to FELINE PLAYFUL for all challenge listings, etc. each day.

2. FIND THE SECRET MESSAGE - Each DT member on the blog hop will share a letter on their blog. The letter I'm sharing with you is:
Once you have all the letters e-mail the secret message to All correct answers will be entered into a draw for a GRAND PRIZE.

3. VISIT FELINE PLAYFUL - Enter your name using Mr Linky and you will be entered to win one of our DAILY PRIZES. You only need to enter once to be eligible to win all week long (but you do need to be a follower of FELINE PLAYFUL please). At the end of the week we will also be selecting at least 1 GRAND PRIZE winner.

So what are you waiting for? Let's get this party started!!!



On behalf of myself and the Feline Playful update team, I just can't thank all of our faithful followers enough for being part of the Feline Playful family. I can't send you all a thank you card, so instead, I ask you to imagine that this card has arrived in your mailbox - from me, to you.

And as a further thank you, leave a comment on this post and you'll have a chance to win one of the following prizes. I'm so very lucky to have my blog post sponsored by:

DTsArt - is offering 2 digis of winner's choice. DtsArt has graphics to meet all your digital needs such as digital stamps, computer graphics, svg cut files for your craft cutting machine, web sites, logos, bottle caps, auction templates and auction add ons. We help sellers make their online business stand out and get noticed with emphasis on fun. Visit our blog to get the latest news and see our projects.

Fresh Brewed Designs (where creativity is brewed fresh daily) is offering 5 digis of the winner's choice. And you'll have a difficult time choosing those 5 digis because there are just so many wonderful images available (I totally suggest checking out the food images!).

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Gothic Hallowe'en

Another Halloween card to donate to Cards for Kids (Canada) (a charity that provides handmade cards to hospitalized kids). This time I decided to go very simple and kind of gothic, using a Martha Stewart acetate die cut (the chandelier) and a layered sentiment die cut.

2 Sisters - black, white, 1 other colour
365 Cards - make your sentiment stand out
Craft Fancy - die cuts
Crafting When We Can - anything goes
Fab n Funky - bingo (I chose embellishments, ribbon, die cuts)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


UPDATE: I'm part of a gruesome twosome! Thanks Haunted Design House for choosing this card as one of your Gruesome Twosome projects for the week!


Today's card started out as a Halloween card (and probably could still be used for that purpose although I'm sending it to my niece who is always complaining about being bored) but I changed it around when I saw the current challenge at Haunted Design House Macabre Monday. Deadly sins, hmmm? I know it isn't an official deadly sin but I've always thought that boredom should be included.

The image is a rubber stamp, "Prom Queen" from Stampotique and is coloured with Copics. The inside of the card includes a rub-on web & spider from Basic Grey.


Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Magical Halloween

Halloween doesn't have to be all spooky and scary - sometimes it's about magic and make-believe. This little cutie is part of Bugaboo's Harry Potter/wizard set and he's all set to make some candy disappear. The colouring is all done with Copics and the bats are rub-ons. The sentiment is computer-generated using a free Harry Potter font I found online.
This card will be donated to Cards for Kids (Canada) - a charity that donates handmade cards to local Children's Hospitals.


Trick or Treat Dragon

Today's card features one of my favourite dragons (from Dustin Pike's Doodle Dragon Studios) who is all dressed up for trick or treating. He's using his pillow case for maximum candy capacity and has a little bit of bling (see the clasp for the cape) to make sure everyone notices him as he wanders the streets. This card will be donated to Cards for Kids (Canada).


Monday, September 5, 2011


I'm getting ready to put my house up for sale which means I've had to pack away most of my crafting supplies. I'm feeling very deprived as I've put away everything but a few project boxes. To minimize what "needed" to be left out, I decided to focus my energies over the next couple of months on making Hallowe'en & Christmas cards to donate to the local Children's Hospital. I'm hoping to make at least 20 of each that can be given to Cards for Kids (Canada) and then distributed to hospitalized kids.

To start, I have 2 different Halloween cards to share - the first for a teenager and the second for a younger kid.

Bugaboo rocker:
The digi image is from Bugaboo (SKELB You Rock My World) and is coloured using Copic markers. The paper is from


Cutest bat in town:
The image is from The Stamping Bazaar (Marvin) and is coloured using Copic markers. The papers are from