313 posts categorized "Animals"

11/24/2019

Sun 24

Mouse warming
by Tina Wilstrup

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Warning! These mischievous mice are turning this cozy relaxing by the fireplace into a mouse warming party!
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I die cut all the pieces from white cardstock, except for the stockings that were cut from Memory Box patterned paper. The mice were colored with Copics and the rest were colored with Distress regular and oxide inks.
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I marked out where I wanted the fireplace and inked up the background with oxide ink. I extended the color from the fireplace to most of the background.
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I popped up the fireplace and as you can see the mice are hanggliding in the Christmas stockings.
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To prevent the watchful corgis to chase them away, a couple of mice have tied their tails together.
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I hope you like my inspiration! Thanks for stopping by today. Have a hapy crafty day!

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11/23/2019

Sat 23

MERRY CHRISTMAS CARD!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!

Today I Start my Christmas season with Poppy!!!!!! Look this beauty jiji

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Corgis are so happy in Winter Sleigh!!!!! Look like they have the wind in their face and they are enjoying it! jiji

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Merry Christmas Flourish is really wonderful!!!! I use mirror gold paper and this is so magic!!!!

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I love everything about Poppy!!!!!! and you????

Kisses!!!!!

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11/17/2019

Sun 17

Happy Fall Y'all!
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  It's Jeanne here today and I'm sharing a fall card!  I just love fall!  It's my favorite time of year!  I love the cooler temperatures and watching the change of season in my area.  I'm like a little kid stomping on crunchy leaves and picking up all my favorites I find while I'm walking the dog. 

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My card starts with the Leafy Background die.  I cut if from white card stock, poked out all the little leaves and then inked it with distress ink.  Next I splattered it with water and set it aside to dry.  I cut the panel a second time and left all the die cut leaves in place before inking it in shades of yellow and orange.  The two panels are adhered over each other and adhered to a 4.5" square card base. 

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I added a small Double Stitch Circle Frame to the center of the design for a focal point and a Pointed Square Frame to the outer edge to give a finished look to the card.  I stamped a sentiment from the Autumn Leaves stamp set and adhered it over the circle with adhesive foam tape.  This makes it easy to tuck colorful Stitched Oak Trio leaves underneath. 

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A few Whittle Squirrels add a whimsical look to the design.   It's fun to watch them running around with their own treasures to buy and save for a later day. 

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I hope you have a great day filled with simple pleasures!

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11/07/2019

Thu 07

A Purrrrfect Holiday Blog Blitz
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

We are all so happy to hear how much you are all enjoying our Holiday Blog Blitz! Today, I am sharing a purrrrrrfectly delightful holiday card made with my favorite die from the new release, Whittle Jumping Kitty! Take a look!

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You all know how much I love kitties, and the new Whittle Jumping Kitty is extra special. The die set includes both the front and the back view of the kitty, along with that fuzzy tail. I created a super clean and layered look for a modern holiday design.

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I started by cutting all the teeny tiny pieces I needed for my card, which included two kitties, the tail, the Whittle Stocking pieces, the tiny trees from the Mountain Background, and all the components of the Whittle Fireplace, all enclosed in the Pointed Rectangle Frames.

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I cut the Whittle Jumping Kitty in grey, added the tiny tail, and then put him on the white brick fireplace. Would you believe I had a cat that used to LOVE climbing up the brick fireplace just like that? Then I cut the front of the kitty, also in grey, and then trimmed off the legs so he would fit inside the bright pink stocking.

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Now you've got two kitties, one a bit naughty, and one a bit nice!

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I assembled all the fireplace components, and added the tiny tree trio on the mantle! Too cute! What could that little naughty kitty be jumping for? That little Christmas mouse that comes with the Whittle Fireplace set!

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Surprise! Today's prize is The Whittle Jumping Kitty! The Holiday Blog Blitz runs from November 2-14. We are giving away some very sweet holiday blog candy on every blog blitz post during this time. All you need to do to win is to leave a comment on EVERY posts that offers the prize you'd like to win. You have until midnight US EST November 20 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on November 22nd.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND . . .

1) Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!

2) Like each post you want to enter

3) LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you want to enter. Comments open through November 20.

Good luck and happy crafting!

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11/04/2019

Mon 04

Holiday Blog Blitz
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there and welcome to the Poppystamps Holiday Blog Blitz! The design team will be showcasing some of the new, beautiful dies from the mini Holiday release. All you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to win this beautiful and simple to use Snowglobe Kit Craft die

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First thing I did was use a blending brush with oxide inks , to make the background  sky. Then I splattered it with my shimmer pen.

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At first I was going to add the fun foam to the back of each snow drift ,then decided to only add it to the largest one so not to have it too thick.

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I used the circle die to trace a circle just a bit bigger than the inside of the snow globe. I layered the outer frame die about 3 or 4 times. I used craft store fine glitter paper for the snow drifts, then added a bit of chunky glitter, for more snow.

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I colored all my paper with Copic markers.  The trees are made from the Holly Outline Die from Poppystamps . So excited that Memory box will now carry patterned paper !!!! For the snowy backdrop to this card I used Dashing Holiday 6x6 paper pack. I just love those playful deer from last year , I will probably use them every Christmas.

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Don't for get for a chance to win the Snowglobe Kit Craft die just leave a comment for a chance to win.

Take Care!

 

Copied from Jeanne:  The Holiday blog blitz runs from November 2-14 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST November 20 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on November 22.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through November 20. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on November 22.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

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10/25/2019

Fri 25

Magic In The Night
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  It's Jeanne here today and I'm sharing a sparkly Halloween card.  Halloween really is my favorite holiday.  As a child there was no other night that was as magical and mysterious!   I got to roam the neighborhood in disguise... AT NIGHT!!!  and get treats from every house I visited!   Now that I'm grown it still captures my imagination!  The neighborhood comes alive and  I love seeing the kids dressed as superheros, storm troopers, princesses and more. 
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My card captures a visit to the pumpkin patch on a chill night.. the sky is dark (and sparkly with stars).. .. did you hear that?   Are the spirits haunting  or is it just a black cat hunting field mice in the night?   
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This card starts with the Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Fame cut from white cardstock.   I colored the pumpkins and vines with Copic markers.  You can use any brand you like.. the reason I favor Copics is because I color ALOT.  Copic markers are easy to refill  so I never have to buy a new marker.   
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I wanted LOTS of CONTRAST so I decided to layer the colored die cut over a panel of ombre blue distress ink.    Orange and blue are opposite each other on the color wheel making them COMPLIMENTARY.  This means that together they have the strongest contrast.   The panel is inked in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink.  It's splattered with water to add some depth.  Next I adhered double sided adhesive to the distress panel and topped it with the colored Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Frame. 
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I stamped the sentiment from the Pumpkin Patch Clear Stamp Set on the panel and inserted it into the frame.  A sprinkle of clear crystal fine glitter pressed into the remaining exposed adhesive adds lots of sparkle and shine! 
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The Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Frame also includes a few extra pumpkin die cuts.  I colored a few and adhered them with adhesive foam tape over the pumpkins on the frame.  A Whittle Ghost and Black Whittle Cat make this scene more fun!
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I hope this Halloween brings back some magical memories for you, and that you create some new ones to reflect on  in coming years!  Hugs to you!

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10/23/2019

Wed 23

Enchanted Challenge with Poppystamps
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

Are you playing along with our Poppystamps October Challenge! This month, the theme is Enchanted, and today, I am sharing my sweet little Enchanted Kitty card! Take a look!

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I created this Enchanted Kitty card with just a few new dies and my favorite Distress Oxide Inks. Blending oxide inks are easy and fun too! I started with the center, and worked my way out toward the outside edges using greens, blues, and some purple. When the inks were dry, I splashed them with a few water drops off a paintbrush, causing the inks to react and blend. That's the fun part.

 

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I then inked and splashed a second piece out of yellows and oranges to cut out the full moon, using the center of the Stitchwork Circle Frames. 

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While the ink and water were drying, I cut out the pumpkin pieces from the Pumpkin patch Sidekick Frame and Stencil. I cut different pumpkins in shades of orange, vines and leaves in green, then inked the edges of both the pumpkins and the leaves.

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After all the pieces were cut out and inked, I assembled and glued the row of pumpkins, the vines and leaf bits, and the Peek a Boo Kitty in one long line, then glued that onto my background panel.

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Add your big cheesy moon and a few sequins, and voila! Let the magic happen!

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Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see what you will create! Make a card using at least one Poppystamps die or stamp, link it up here with our Challenge Badge, and your project might be randomly selected to win some marvelous blog candy!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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10/21/2019

Mon 21

Cat Lovers Hop with Poppystamps
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Cat Lovers!

We are thrilled to be a part of the  2019 Cat Lovers Hop, organized by the lovely Janis from Her Peaceful Garden! The 2019 Cat Lovers Hop is a week-long cat lovers card-making extravaganza, filled with prizes, games, and opportunities to win! Here at Poppystamps, we are certainly a friend of the kitties, and we have some very special blog candy for our lucky winner! You can sign in to the hop, see some great kitty inspiration, and link up your cat lovers creation over at Her Peaceful Garden, right here https://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com

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I have created a fun Poppystamps Cat Lovers card to cheer our favorite feline friends! Take a look!

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These sweet little Whittle Jumping Kitties have something to get excited about! National Cat Day is October 29, and these kitties have started the celebration early! I created a fun shaker card using the new Cottage Window, the Whittle Jumping Kitty, Autumn Leaf Set, and Whittle Maple Leaf.

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If you are brand new to shaker cards, the concept is easy to grasp. On the left, you can see my card base, my yellow vellum background piece, and a small sprinkling of sequins with one kitty glued in place. On the right, you can seem cut foam pieces glued on to the back of my front panel, with the clear plastic piece for the window, and another kitty glues to the front. Add glue to the green foam, adhere the cards together, and you have a shaker card! I like how it looks like one kitty is in the front, and one kitty is in the back.

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I used the Cottage Window on the front of the shaker element, and added a few colorful leaves from the Autumn Leaf Set and the Whittle Maple Leaf.

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When it is all assembled, it looks like the kitties are jumping after all the colorful sequins floating through the air! It makes a noise my kitties are curious about every time I shake it too!

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But that's not all! We promised some purrrrfectly wonderful blog candy too! Poppystamps is giving away the Happy Halloween Cat and the Friendly Cat, beautiful steel craft dies you will use again and again!

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Leave a comment here on the Poppystamps blog, then head over to Her Peaceful Garden for all the details on how you can win more fun feline prizes!

Thanks so much for joining us today!


UPDATE:   Congratulations..  And the winner is...

How cute is your kitty looking in the window! Fabulous fall shaker card! Thank you too Poppystamps for being a sponsor at the Cat Lovers 2019 Hop. I look forward to it each year! :)

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09/18/2019

Wed 18

Challenge reminder Anything goes
by Tina Wilstrup


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Hi there Poppy fans, are you playing along with the September challenge? I hope you are! It's an easy one - Anything goes - and here's a reminder with my inspiration. Having just sent our old boy across the rainbow bridge I knew I had to use the Whittle dog along with this sentiment.

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I started by cutting the Hearts trio show case die from a leftover piece of yupo paper that I made a while ago. I used Copic re-inkers RV04, RV02 and RV00. From the same piece I also cut the Whittle dog. For just the slightest contrast I die cut the Hearts trio die and the largest of the Pointed rectangle frames from a white shimmer cardstock.

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I placed the large frame as well as the white panel. I adhered the small frames from white shimmer cardstock using a T-ruler to align them and then inserted the yupo paper pieces. I stamped the sentiment from Whittle everyday stamp set in a matching pink ink and adhered the Whittle dog.

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So there you have it. I decided to keep it simple. It felt right given the circumstances.

I hope I have inspired you and to play along! We always love seeing what you create, and you might win a $20 gift certificate to the store!

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09/16/2019

Mon 16

Halloween / Fall Blog Blitz - Haunt it
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello Everyone! We are showcasing the halloween/fall release in this Blog Blitz and have I got a fun spooktacular card for you today! You may want to get a warm cuppa and get cozy, because this has lots of details!

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I had this scene in my head and so I planned out where I wanted everything. This finished card is 5x7 inches to fit everything in. I die cut the Magical cauldron, because I wanted the steam parts to show. I placed the cauldron back in, securing it on the back, and also added a tiny piece of gold cardstock behind the holes. I ink blended the panel with Twisted citron, Spiced marmelade, Seedless preserved and Black soot Distress oxide inks. I also diluted a drop of gold acrylic paint with a little water and splattered it over the cauldron.
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I had watched a video of a pull tab technique and decided it could be done without the dies. So I created the pull tab out of black cardstock and cut a narrow strip out of the panel. Make sure you first place your elements and test placement before cutting.
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Pulling the pull tab "arms" through the slot and - again - testing placement, I could mark the pull tab with a pencil to cut off the excess so it wont show on the finished card. Pull the arms back out, cut with your scissors and reposition arms and surprise element. I was placing the Happy Jack O Lantern over the Scary ghost. Since the ghost wasn't quite covered I cut it to size. When placing the Jack o lantern I popped it up with foam squares, making sure they wouldn't be in the way of the ghost going up and down. With a strip of cardstock I secured the pull tab on the back. Also, when adding craft foam to the back I made sure it didn't colide with the pull tab.
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I colored all the die cut elements with Copics, giving them the look of a glow on the one side. This is the Spellcaster witch, how cool is she!
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Here I've used the Friendly cat and the smaller pumpkins are from the Pumpkin Patch Sidekick frame. I also wanted the cat to have a little cauldron-glow and the eyes are made with a gold pen. The sentiment from the Halloween Fun stamp set is heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

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So here's the card showing the surprise ghost. I let the pull tab stick out from the top of card, looking like a tombstone that rises when the ghost appeares. On the top of the tab I wrote PULL with a gold pen.
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And guess what! I couldn't help myself from throwing in a little extra fun, so I heat embossed the ghost with a glow-in-the-dark embossing powder. I think it looks so cool!
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So much fun right? 

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Ok now to what you've been waiting for!  The prize! On this post you can win the Spellcaster Witch.

The Fall / Halloween blog blitz runs from September 6-17. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST September 23 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on September 26.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through September 23. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on September 26.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

 

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