Craft Room Challenge " Felines " and Just Add Ink " Just Add ……a Die Cut "

Although I am in the middle of packing for my trip to London I couldn’t help but have a peep at what was going on with all you crafters this weekend.  As usual I popped by The Craft Room  to see what the next fortnights theme was. The  lovely Zoe has chosen the theme  which is  ” Felines ” now any one who knows Zoe knows that she has a passion for these furry little creatures, she owns three  ” imps ” as she calls them and her blog always has a feline of the day at the end of her posts ! How could I not take part !

The front of the card only has feline related words but if you open it…………………….

my little cat is sitting all proud ( as they do ) right on top of the sentiment ! Don’t  know if you can see what with my terrible photography but when the card is closed the rats tail can be seen protruding from the side . Hope this is feline enough for you Zoe !

Why not pop over to the The Craft Room to see the fabulous inspirational pieces by the DT whom I have to say are a rather nice bunch of ladies and all  of whom are very talented indeed !

While I was having a little nose around blog land I came across a fabulous and new to me challenge site,  Just Add Ink , I have to say I was very impressed by the DT who’s work was both beautiful and inspiring  and as soon as I have posted this I will be going back to take a closer look. Their  theme this week is ” Just add ……..a Die Cut ” I do love my inks but I equally love my die cuts too so I thought I would have a go here as well !

This card was a bit of an experiment in more ways than one.  I took an image from Designer Digitals and printed it onto parchment paper. I used my sewing machine to adhere the image to the card a first for me and it shows ! I then die cut some leaves with the tattered florals die by Tim Holtz , I embossed one and then dabbed  it with a little green distress ink to give it a little emphasis . I then placed  it inside the little pocket that I had created on the  front of the card  you can just about see the leaf  showing through. I used an eyelet and ribbon to close up the edge so that the leaf wouldn’t fall out ! I quite like the effect and have to say it looks a lot better in real life !

Have decided to throw caution to the wind and enter this card as well even though the photo is not perfect ! Here I once again used one of my Tim Holtz on the edge dies to create the borders and some DPs from my stash ( don’t know who’s they are the cover has come off ! ) I inked the edges with Ranger distress inks , a bit of embossing and another eyelet and some ribbon ( looks like I am going through an eyelet phase )  I took and old button and used some silver stickles on it and added it to the top of one of my trees , and there you have it. I hope the lovely ladies at Just Add Ink will like it too !  Please pop over and visit them I think you will be pleasantly surprised as I was by their amazing work.

Anyway that’s enough gabbing from me I do have a suitcase to pack you know !!

Take care


53 thoughts on “Craft Room Challenge " Felines " and Just Add Ink " Just Add ……a Die Cut "

  1. oh wow .. these are fab.. and i cant help but chuckle out loud because as i type this my pussy cat is trying to catch a mouse she has just brought in! … its hiding under a cupboard poor little thing… so guess what i will be doing once have written this! LOve those Christmas trees!Safe journeyLisa x

  2. with all your tooing and froing how have you managed to fit these in! Adore your feline card and where did you get the rat image? friend of mine used to keep rats always want an image to use on cards for her!Have a good trip to London this time I'll think of you while the men come here to take me away! LOLThank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck XOXO Zoe

  3. Wow Marie, you don't do anything by halves do you, what a fabulous set of cards, all unique in their own way but I do love the Christmas one but a lot of work has gone into all of them.Hope you have a good journey. What a good friend you are.Kath x

  4. OK, so you have me drooooling yet again. The cat and mouse one … Love, LoVe, LOVE the word cloud idea. A very fun card. The other two (I know i keep repeating myself), however they are just so GORGEOUS. The pocket idea and the embossed leaf showing through is very inviting AND, your Christmas Card … so clever. Safe journey, Marie. xx:o) Donna

  5. My goodness..YOU are so talented! The cat knocked my socks off but as I scrolled down I see you have created many masterpieces. The parchment card is very intriguing. Have a great trip my friend!..Donna

  6. What a fab fun cat card – i love it..and thanks for your kind words! Your other cards are great too – what a clever idea with the die cut leaf, Thanks so much for joining our Craft-room Challenge..Esther xx

  7. The thing that gets me about your cards Marie is that they're not only not like anyone else's cards but they're also very different from each other. I love the graphicness (oops – another new word!) of the first, the vintage fabricness (!) of the second and the Christmas fabulousness of the third. Have a safe journey and take care. Hugs, Vicky x

  8. Καλημέρα Marie! Πανέμορφες και πολύ ξεχωριστές οι κάρτες σου γι άλλη μια φορά! Μου αρέσουν όλες, μια προτίμηση στην πρώτη και την τελευταία! Έχω κι εγώ μια γατούλα! Φιλάκια

  9. oh hun,you always make me smile with your posts,bless your heart as for your cards,well hun you know I love your work and the black and white cards are just so effective,and as for those xmas trees hun they are just brilliant so beautifully placed to make one amazing card,just love it,have a great trip hun see you soon love hugs cherylxxxxxx

  10. so excited to see a post from you. your feline card is brilliant! and i really love the design of your christmas card- gorgeous! as is the 2nd card as well. have a nice trip 🙂

  11. Hi Marie. Absolutely love your Feline card! The cat & mouse is a great idea! I love the colours you've used in the second card, and your Christmas card is beautiful – those dps are lovely. Have a great trip Marie. Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

  12. All your cards are beautiful…..I really love the second one..Thankyou for the info on the challenge blog, sounds like fun! And I must say…how cool is your duck, I love the transformation to all shabby looking:)

  13. Hi MarieWith your cats and my birds what a team LOL.It is so clever creating on the front of the card and then that surprise inside!!The second card is so elegant, dreamy.Then Christmas. Do you want to make all of my Christmas cards?!!! The colours are bright but at the same time they have that vintage feel which you know I love so much.Safe journey Marie.WishesLynne

  14. Hi Marie, Thank you for your lovely blog comment and for joining us at Just Add Ink This week.I love the creative placement of your Die cut and your Artistic style..l have enjoyed scrolling through your blog.

  15. Oh Marie! I LOVE these!! the simplicity, yet complicated cat card is divine!! And this new group sounds fabulous! I have to go check them out!!Get packing!! if I don't "see" you before you go, have an awesome time!!xxDaniella

  16. Wow! These are awesome! Love the feline one with the extended tail…cute! Wonderful creation with the leaf one and I really love the look of that Christmas one…I love Christmas decorations! Beautiful, beautiful cards!

  17. This is a wonderful feline card, and so glad you had a go because it was Zoe's theme. Thanks for your lovely comments on my card. I noticed that you have two gorgeous little dogs, I too have two little ones, the latest addition (4 months old) is called Rose. Love your blog, I am now a follower. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge, and good Hugs Julia xxx

  18. What a beautiful selection of cards. It sounds like the second one required some patience with all the fiddly sewing etc. Thanks for entering the last two cards in the JAI challenges. Hope to see you back.

  19. Well delighted you found Just Add Ink and played along. All your cards are just gorgeous and have so much detailed craftmanship. Thanks for your comment too!Kim (Just Add Ink)

  20. Όποτε ανοίγω το blog σου αναρωτιέμαι τι μπορεί να δώ!!! Πάντα υπάρχει μια έκπληξη!!! Όλες είναι πανέμορφες αλλά η ασπρόμαυρη με το γατούλι και τον ποντικούλι είναι Τρομερή!!!! Σε φιλώ Μαιρούλι!!!

  21. How lovely to meet someone living in Greece. I'm from Australia in real life, and came via Donna's blog in blogland. I'm afraid I can only use words to express myself but I enjoy visiting the blogs of artists like yourself. Images and ideas such as these also inspire me. Thanks.

  22. Hi Marie, I know it's taken me a bit of time to get here but love the cards … the humour in the cat one is great. I've spent an age looking at the middle one, trying to work out exactly what you have done and I think I'm defeated. I've read the description several times too. Did you use a DP with a leaf print for the base then add the pocket for the die-cut leaf over that … am I just being dense? Anyway, whatever it's a beautiful card and so it the last one. Hope your trip to London went well. Elizabeth x

  23. Hi Marie, thanks for all you lovely and welcome comments and you're further explanation … it's now clear how you made the card … I really like the eyelet and ribbon fastening … something to store away in the old grey matter for future use. Thanks, Elizabeth x

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