Purr-fectly Elegant

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back to my second post for the release of the very cute and cuddly Purr-fect Posies Collection from Heartfelt Creations.  These kitties are just so cute and the flowers are so pretty!

I:rresistibly charming and oh so amusing, watching the carefree, fun filled antics of playful kittens bounding through the summer flowers beds, or hiding behind large leafy foliage, ready to pounce on whatever comes their way, provides endless hours of entertainment and can quickly turn one’s frown upside down! Warm snuggles with a furry friend, whisker filled kisses, the soft sound of purring, and a gently twitching tail are always welcome affections and never fail to cheer up the soul. Whether your favorite kitty is timid, or filled with sass from the tip of their nose to the tip of their tail, we invite you to celebrate your “purr-fect” fur babies along with us with the new Purr-fect Posies Collection from Heartfelt Creations! Leap into an elegant paper collection featuring soft hues of baby blanket blues, subdued catnip greens, squeaky toy pinks, and soothing lilacs, all scattered with adorable illustrations of kittens at play, pretty posies and beautiful garden scenes. Littered with enchanting premade card panels, this “catty” paper collection makes assembling and gifting special handmade greeting cards effortless, while charming scrapbook pages allow for creating fun and entertaining layouts showcasing those treasured photos of your favorite feline! Three cute and captivating cling stamp sets along with coordinating dies, feature finely illustrated images of loveable kittens at play, and are “purr-fect” for creating furry, fun filled scenes on all of your paper crafting creations, while a “purr-fectly” charming floral cling stamp set and coordinating die, lend themselves to assembling pretty, whimsical dimensional posies “purr-fect” for accenting your summer themed paper craft creations! So, whether you’re an avid card maker who’s crazy about kitties, enjoy documenting your favorite furry friend through scrapbooking, or love creating memory keeping albums for family and friends, we’re sure you’ll find this collection “the cats’ meow” for all occasions…and pure “purr-fection” for brightening the days of both the young and the young at heart!

Products Used:

Purr-fect Posies Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3874
Purr-fect Posies DieHCD1-7238
3D Purr-fect Posies Shaping MoldHCFB1-476
Playful Miss Kitty Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3877
Playful Miss Kitty DieHCD1-7241
Purr-fect Playdate Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3875
Purring and Playful Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3876
Purring and Playful DieHCD1-7240
Purr-fect Posies Paper CollectionHCDP1-2102
Delicate Border Basics DieHCD1-7118
Classic Border Basics DieHCD1-7119
Eyelet Oval & Basics Small DieHCD1-7156
Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack of 50 – WhiteHCPP1-475
Arrows and Banner DieHCD1-7204
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet BlackRACP468
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Library GreenRACP475
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – OliveRACP482
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Leaf GreenRACP436
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – French UltramarineRACP607

Other Products: 

iCraft Iris cardstock, foam tape, white cardstock

For more tips on creating with the Purr-fect Posies collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/88KR6a5RRmg.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: 

Cut a piece of white cardstock 10″ x 7″, score at 5″ along the long side and fold to create a base card of 5″ x 7″. Cut a piece of checked paper 5″ x 7″ and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a piece of white card 4 3/4″ x 7″ and using the lace edge die from the HCD1-7118 Delicate Border Basics set die cut each end. Add Frosting Powder to the lace edges with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Adhere to the front of the card with foam tape. Cut a piece of white card 4 3/4″ x 6″ and die cut the edges with the eyelet edge die and the stitch die from the HCD1-7119 Classic Border Basics set. Add Frosting powder to the edges with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Adhere to the front of the white card. Cut a piece of purple patterned paper 4 3/4″ x 5″ and die cut the ends with the plain edge die from the HCD1-7119 Classic Border Basics set and adhere to the front of the white card as shown.

Die cut the eyelet oval using the HCD1-7156 Eyelet Oval & Basics – Small Die set out of white cardstock and adhere to the card front. Die cut the purple oval using the next size down oval die from the HCD1-7156 Eyelet Oval & Basics – Small Die set and adhere to the eyelet oval. Die cut the white oval using the next size down die from the HCD1-7156 Eyelet Oval & Basics – Small Die set out of white cardstock and adhere to the purple oval.

Stamp two kitty images from the HCPC-3877 Playful Miss Kitty Stamp set in Jet Black on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and trim one of the kitties from the flowers and add to the top of the other image. Adhere the kitty to the oval as shown.

Stamp two leaf frond images from the HCPC-3876 Purring and Playful Stamp set in Library Green ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping card. Colour the leaves with Leaf Green and Olive inks and the flowers with Wisteria and French Ultramarine inks and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape, trim and adhere around the oval and kitty.

Stamp the leaf images from HCPC-3874 Purr-fect Posies Stamp set in Library Green ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping card. Colour with Leaf Green and Olive inks and die cut with the coordinating dies. Shape using the coordinating mold and add Crystal Clear glitter with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge and arrange over the leaf fronds.

Stamp the flower images from HCPC-3874 Purr-fect Posies Stamp set in Wisteria ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping card. Colour with Wisteria and French Ultramarine inks and die cut with the coordinating dies. Shape using the coordinating mold, add Crystal Clear glitter with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge and Lemon Chiffon Prills to the centres and add over the leaves and the flowers around the kitty as shown.

Stamp the kitty and bird image from the HCPC-3875 Purr-fect Playdates Stamp set on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add the little bird image to the right of the kitty above the flowers as shown.

Stamp the Purr-fect sentiment from the HCPC-3875 Purr-fect Playdates Stamp set on white cardstock. Die cut the sentiment out using the second smallest die from the HCD1-7204 Arrows and Banners Die set and shape and adhere to the card as shown.

I hope you have a lot of fun with these kitties.  For more inspiration please visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/822/debuting-the-purr-fect-posies-collection

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Purr-fect Sheer Posies

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I want to share a card that I have made for the release of the Purr-fect Posies Collection from Heartfelt Creations.

Irresistibly charming and oh so amusing, watching the carefree, fun filled antics of playful kittens bounding through the summer flowers beds, or hiding behind large leafy foliage, ready to pounce on whatever comes their way, provides endless hours of entertainment and can quickly turn one’s frown upside down! Warm snuggles with a furry friend, whisker filled kisses, the soft sound of purring, and a gently twitching tail are always welcome affections and never fail to cheer up the soul. Whether your favorite kitty is timid, or filled with sass from the tip of their nose to the tip of their tail, we invite you to celebrate your “purr-fect” fur babies along with us with the new Purr-fect Posies Collection from Heartfelt Creations! Leap into an elegant paper collection featuring soft hues of baby blanket blues, subdued catnip greens, squeaky toy pinks, and soothing lilacs, all scattered with adorable illustrations of kittens at play, pretty posies and beautiful garden scenes. Littered with enchanting premade card panels, this “catty” paper collection makes assembling and gifting special handmade greeting cards effortless, while charming scrapbook pages allow for creating fun and entertaining layouts showcasing those treasured photos of your favorite feline! Three cute and captivating cling stamp sets along with coordinating dies, feature finely illustrated images of loveable kittens at play, and are “purr-fect” for creating furry, fun filled scenes on all of your paper crafting creations, while a “purr-fectly” charming floral cling stamp set and coordinating die, lend themselves to assembling pretty, whimsical dimensional posies “purr-fect” for accenting your summer themed paper craft creations! So, whether you’re an avid card maker who’s crazy about kitties, enjoy documenting your favorite furry friend through scrapbooking, or love creating memory keeping albums for family and friends, we’re sure you’ll find this collection “the cats’ meow” for all occasions…and pure “purr-fection” for brightening the days of both the young and the young at heart!

Products Used:

Purr-fect Posies Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3874
Purr-fect Posies DieHCD1-7238
Purring and Playful Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3876
Purring and Playful DieHCD1-7240
Playful Miss Kitty Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3877
Playful Miss Kitty DieHCD1-7241
Daydreams Bridge DieHCD1-7233
Butterfly Kisses Decorative DieHCD1-7179
Album Tags and Accents DieHCD1-7202
Eyelet Rectangle & Basics DieHCD2-7189
Rajni Chawla’s Frosting PowderPGM15016
Rajni Chawla’s Vellum Flowerite – 10 Sheets18002
Lemon Chiffon PrillsANC809
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet BlackRACP468
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – 36 Pack478455
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad – Chambray71078
ColorBox Pigment Ink Pad – Frost WhiteCB80
Groove Golf Tool SetDMCT4185
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive159723

Other Products: 

Distress Oxide inks – Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Creative Expressions Embossing Powder – Aurora Crystal Sparkle, Iris Cardstock, Pearls, White cardstock

For more tips on creating with the Purr-fect Posies collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/88KR6a5RRmg.

Instructions: 

Cut a piece of white cardstock 10″ x 7″, score at 5″ along the long side and fold to create a base card of 5″ x 7″. Die cut a piece of white cardstock using the second largest rectangle die from the HCD1-7189 Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die set and adhere to the front of the card.Die cut the decorative square die from the HCD1-7179 Butterfly Kisses Decorative Die set in white cardstock. Trim the corners and add Frosting Powder to the die cuts using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Adhere the corners to the card front as shown. Die cut the decorative die from the HCD1-7233 Daydreams Bridge Die set out of white cardstock. Add Frosting Powder to the die using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Cut down the centre of the die and adhere to the front of the card, one side slightly above the other. Stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3875 Purring and Playful Stamp set in Jet Black ink on white cardstock. Die cut the sentiment out using a tag die from the HCD1-7202 Album Tags & Accents Die set and adhere to the top of the card as shown. Add pearls to each end.

Stamp the kitty image from HCPC-3877 Playful Miss Kitty Stamp set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and adhere to the front of the die.

Stamp the leaf images from the CPC-3874 Purr-fect Posies Stamp set in Frost White ink on the vellum with Frost White ink and emboss with white embossing powder. Colour the back of the images with Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover inks and die cut with the coordinating dies. Shape using a stylus or golf tool and add draping down and around the kitty as shown.

Stamp the flower images from the CPC-3874 Purr-fect Posies Stamp set in Frost White ink on the vellum and emboss with white embossing powder. Colour the back of the images with Chambray ink and die cut with the coordinating dies. Shape using a golf tool and add Lemon Chiffon Prills to the centres. Add, draping down and around the kitty as shown.

Stamp the kitty and bird image from the HCPC-3875 Purr-fect Playdates Stamp set on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add the little birdie image to the right of the kitty below the label as shown.

To finish, add pearls to each of the four corner dies.

For more inspiration please visit the Heartfelt Creations blog here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/822/debuting-the-purr-fect-posies-collection

I hope that you have a lot of fun with the Purr-fect Posies collection.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

CTMH Hopscotch Layouts with a Touch of Artfully Sent.

Welcome back.

Today I have another couple of layouts using the Hopscotch papers that are due to be retired at the end of the month.  I am going to miss this papers as the colours are gorgeous and the papers are really fun.

Last Easter my daughter had a craft making session with her friends, where they decorated up some Easter eggs and made them look like dinosaurs.  I took some photos, as you do, and when CTMH had a special a while back on Studio J I got these photos printed in different sizes.  The colours in the photos matched perfectly with the Hopscotch papers – particularly the Sorbet and Flaxen colours.

I have used the Hopscotch complements and assortments to finish of the embellishments as well as using the negative of the Sweet cut from Artbooking along with You’re the Bomb stamp set which is also retiring at the end of this month.

CTMH Hopscotch LayoutThe Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge is so versatile and here I have used the sleeve function to cut out the envelope to hold my journalling card for my daughter to complete when she can.  I have used the journalling card from the Artbooking Cartridge stamp set Take Note.  This stamp set is only available as part of the Artbooking Cricut cartridge and I use this a lot for my journalling.  Here is a close up of the sleeve and I have used strips of the Hopscotch papers to create the patterns.
CTMH Hopscotch Layout with an Artfully Sent Touch

Here is another layout using small strips of paper to embellish the layouts.  I have taken my inspiration from the Magic book but added my own twist.  I have also used Artfully Sent for the letters FUN and Artbooking cartridge for the embellishment and the Artiste cartridge for the Easter title.

CTMH Hopscotch Layout

Materials used:

Cardstock – Flaxen, Colonial White, Sorbet, Cotton Candy, Glacier

Papers – Hopscotch

Complements – Hopscotch

Assortments – Hopscotch

Stamps – You’re the Bomb, Take Note

Inks – Black,

Cricut Cartridges – Artbooking, Artiste, Artfully Sent

Gold Sequins

Glacier Extra Thick Twine

As I said these Hopscotch papers and the You’re the Bomb are only available until the end of the month so be in quick so you are not disappointed.  You can click here to go straight to my website to order.

There is another Seasonals Expressions coming out next month and I have had a sneak peak and there are some gorgeous new products coming so watch this space…

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

Pretty Please Pat Me!

Pretty Please Pat Me! by Patricia Manhire
Pretty Please Pat Me!, a photo by Patricia Manhire on Flickr.

The weather has not been great lately and I have not had a chance to go out with the camera. So my cat Sox has been a good subject for me. Here is another photo of him looking like he wants a pat. I like the light on him and it gives him a much softer face as well. He is a very cute and very demanding cat and at times very photogenic!
I am still making cards and will upload some more shortly.
I hope everyone has a great week and I will catch up with you shortly.
Patricia

 

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My photo of the day. I have started using the manual features of my phone and my lovely cat, Sox, has been the unwilling subject of my practice. He keeps moving and it is hard to catch him still.
Have a good day everyone.
Patricia

 

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Even when my cat is asleep he cannot escape from my lens. Here he is sleeping on the sofa and I managed to capture his shadow like Peter Pan.. He is so cute when asleep, but can be a nuisance when he is walking all over my desk with dirty paws (when it does actually rain!!)
Have a good day
Patricia

 

 

Digital Creations

Please check out my latest creations using my StoryBook Creator 4.0 under Digital Creations.  I have put the instructions on this page for your information.  I really enjoy using this software and find it very easy and flexible to create the most amazing layouts.  I also find that the kits give me good inspiration for my own traditional scrapbooking.

Busy Bees Sox on Guard