Monday 10 December 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Scrapbook Boutique!


 It's time for a Scrapbook Boutique December Blog Hop and Inspirational Challenge, hope you'll join us for both.  

The Hop starts and ends at the Scrapbook Boutique Blog.  If you're following along you should have arrived from Sue's blog and when you leave me you hop over to Therese's Blog.

The hop is open for one week, closing at midday Monday 17th December. 
To be eligible to win the prize, leave a comment on each of the blogs, with the SB blog being the last one.  The random winner will be drawn from the  SB blog and announced on Tuesday18th.

Unfortunately the blog hop prize (and the inspiration challenge) are only open to anyone with an Australian mailing address.

One lucky person will receive the following prize from  My Favorite Things,


Why not play along with our regular monthly inspirational challenge.
   Make a project using the following picture as your inspiration.  

You could be the winner of a $30 gift voucher for Scrapbook Boutique.

(Link your project on the SB Blog before 31/12/12

Here's my card using Christmas Friends from Penny Black.  I love each of the cute little images in this set, how sweet is this little ginger kitty?

Here's how for those who like to know:

1.  Trim, score and fold smooth white card to make a 5" square side fold card.
2.  Cut some red card to 1/8" smaller all around.
3.   Lay red/white striped DP  followed by a strip of green polka dot DP down and wrap ribbon around approx. 1/2" in from the left side of the green DP. Secure at the back with tape, then loop a second strip of ribbon around the secured piece and tie a bow.  This can then be slipped up or down to position correctly.
4.  Stamp the image to X-Press it blending card, stamping a second time to have another set of paws as well as the back section (feet and tail).
5.  Colour both stamped images using Copic markers. I use Prisma pencils for some light shading too.
6. Cut out the second set of front paws and the bottom section. Run a dark pencil around all the cut edges.
7.  From red card and using a Spellbinder labels 9 die cut a frame by using the the largest two dies together.  Run this through the Grand Calibur a second time to emboss with a Swiss dots e.f.
8.  To cut the main image, use the smaller of the two steel dies as a template. Draw a fine pencil line around the outside of the die  and hand cut the main  image out. Run some glue around the red frame and adhere over the stamped image.
9.  Using Helma Scrap Dots, pop up the front paws and the bottom of the kitty so his tail sits over the frame.
10. Stamp the sentiment to a scrap of white card and trip before adhering to the card front tucking the end under the ribbon.
11. Add four flourish with a bling pearls to the card front before adhering the completed card front to the base card.

We're all a bit sad at Scrapbook Boutique as Sue K has decided to step down at the end of December.  Make sure you leave her some special love this hop..........I'm sure you agree we'll all miss her beautiful work here.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to check the store for all your last minute gift giving but be quick...........The store will be closed on Friday 21/12/12 until Wednesday 2/1/13.

Now on with the Hop.



Anita Bownds said...

Wow love your card,totally cute stamp...

Elaine coustley said...

Love the cute kitty. The stripey paper ,dotty paper and pearls. A really great card it made me smile. x

Cards by Sharyn said...

I love the stamp you have used. He looks so cheeky. A beautiful card anyone would be proud to receive.

Gillian said...

beautiful card and nice stamp

Cathy said...

What a fun card! I love the kitty stamp.

Karen M said...

Your card is gorgeous - what a cute christmas cat x x

Linda Langes said...

Sue, the little 3D kitty is just fab! Love your colouring:)

craftieodmae said...

gorgeous, I love the paper you used , perfect!!

Unknown said...

Your furry friend looks very festive. Whoever receives it will be very lucky. Thank you for sharing.

Selma said...

That kitty looks like he is having so much fun. Love your card.

lostinpaper said...

Awwww! This is just adorable Sue! I especially love how you have made the kitty's paws and tail 3D!

Julie H said...

Beautiful card and lovely colouring

spikeyjen said...

Love Penny Black stamps, they are so crisp and clear. Beautiful card

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Sue. I love the cute image

loulou said...

Totally adorable! What a cute image. Love the striped background paper really gives the whole card zing. cheers Linda

Kerry said...

Your card is soooo cute!!!

JennyH said...

Aww very cute, love your bright and cheery card : )

Angela said...

Fabulous and I love love love the 3D cat!!! awesome card x