Monday, May 31, 2021

TCP’s June Release is Soaring!

Hello out there!  I’m popping in for some pretty soaring stamp sets for you from The Cat’s Pajamas for June!  The theme this month is flight and you’ll find fabulous images and cut-files to play with.  I’m kicking off the month with 5 cute cards.  It’s also a new month, so that means the TCP Progressive Sale is up to 50% off now!  

First up is this adorable bunny in balloon called Sky’s the Limit. this cutie was actually a mid-month release, but I love the image so much I had to throw it in today as well.  I began by colouring the bunny with Copics in these fun shades of coral and periwinkle blue.  I added a few defining details to the image with Prismacolor Pencils and trimmed it out.  

I created a coordinating background with Watercolour to really give you the feel of a beautiful sunset ride.  A couple of TCP Stitched Clouds  and the sentiment is from TCP’s stamp set Scatter Joy.  

Next up we’re flying a kite!  

It’s Up, Up and Away!  This little dude is getting swept away by some great gusts today, but he doesn’t seem too bothered by it.  I’ve coloured up the penguin with Copics and found some great kite themed paper in my stash to accent the design die cut with TCP’s Four Seasons Duo Die to get that pretty deckled edge.  

I also found an old kite die in my stash, so I used it to create a kite accent with a little baker’s twine bow to match.  A drawn black outline of the kite accent, and around the card tie it all together and almost give it a comic book feel. 

Now we’ll buzz on over to the third design.

Bee Happy, Bee Gnomie showcases a fun Gnome in Bee attire, but it also has a lot of other great images, including this fun sentiment and the little sunflower sprays.  I created the background with the digital images of the flowers by randomly adding them to the background.  It’s like your own custom background paper.  I also added the little flower to the sentiment, and popped another one up.    Colouring is done with Copics.  

A cheerful golden yellow bow ties it together.  

Ever gone parachuting? I don’t think I could jump out of a plane, but our favourite Bunny is back with an opened chute, and it looks like he’ll make it to earth safely with this fun set Oh Chute!  I coloured him up with Copic markers and die cut the image.  I paired him with some blue patterned paper and added the TCP Cloud Border CutUps Die as an accent.  

Perfect for any occasion you might have forgotten.  

Last but not least, I have a design for anyone who’s SUPER in your life.  

This set is called Superhero!  It’s a great set to customize for many loved ones, Mom, Dad, Son, Daughter and Friend are all included in the set.  I’ve highlighted the sentiment and my favourite super-bunny.  I picked some fun shades in turquoise and yellow, colouring with Copics, and accented the design with some TCP 3 x 3 paper stars.  

A little touch of enamel dots and it’s complete.  

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tour through the TCP June Release and all the flight themed designs!  

Here’s a peek at all the NEW RELEASE items I showcased today.  And don’t forget about the Going Digital Progressive Sale at 50%!

Monday, May 10, 2021

TCP’s May Release!

Hello!  Welcome to the The Cat’s Pajamas May Release.  Today I’m showing off three cute cards with lots of fun attached. 

Kicking it all off is a Mexican Fiesta!  In fact I’m writing this on May 5th, Cinco de Mayo, so it’s especially fitting!  I’ve used the partying penguins from the new digital set Trio de Mayo.  I paired them with some fun desert themed designer paper with cacti, so I thought it would be fun to make it a night-time party using County Fair CutUps die to mimic Mexican Papel Picado flags that always highlight a party.  

The vertical lines on the navy designer paper add to the feeling of hanging party lights.  

All the images are coloured with Copics and trimmed and popped up on the scene of this mini-Slimline card.  

Next up is this adorable belated Birthday design using this fun new digi Never Forget.  This elephant is so charming that how could you be mad he forgot the date?  

I’ve coloured him up with Copics, and for fun, to create elephant skin texture on him, I used some Saran wrap with Copic blending solution to lift some of the ink and make him wrinkly.  

He’s paired up with some fun paper flowers to match the illustration from TCP’s Flower Wagon CutUps Die, and a little white picket fence from TCP’s Slimline Suburbs CutUps Die.  All on a sky-blue petite polka-dot patterned paper sheet.  

And last we’ve got a fancy tea party for fun!  This kitty is all dressed up for Tea Time with this new digi.  I’ve added some of the party accessories onto the table, and then I paper pieced a really fancy patterned table cloth from this pretty sheet of paper.  

Because it’s such a bold pattern I kept the details simple with just the addition of a TCP Easy Stitched Bow in a pretty coral.  

Cheerio!  I hope you had fun seeing some of the great things in store this month at The Cat’s Pajamas!

Don’t forget that there’s also a Progressive Sale going on with all in stock items.  This month it means 40% off!  

Monday, April 26, 2021

Spring Bliss Bunnies

Hello friends.  I’m popping in with a cute pair of cards from The Cat’s Pajamas April Digital Release!  Have you heard TCP is going digital?  There will be a constant supply of adorable designs to play with.  And it also means a big SALE going on too.  More on that at the end of the post.  

Today’s designs showcase some cute little bunnies enjoying Spring.  I think the paper kind of bunnies are adorable, not so much in my garden.  For this first design I’m using the new Bliss Digi which speaks to my book lover heart.  This little dude is perched on a stack of books with a warm cup of coffee an enjoying some reading time.  I had the perfect patterned paper to match where I wanted to go with this card from Echo Park called Coffee and Friends.  I thought this sheet of patterned cups would be a great pairing to the design.  

I’ve coloured the image with Copics to match the tones in the paper.  

You can also see that I coloured some flower designs to the coffee cup on the book stack to match the designer paper, and then also added some flowered patterned paper on this great TCP cup and saucer die called  Coffee Clatch CutUps Die.  Doesn’t it make a great accent for the design?  

Just a couple of enamel dots accent the card for fun.  

For the next card I’m playing with another new bunny digi called Flutter By.  

Here our favourite big eared bunny is frolicking in the grass hunting butterflies.  It’s a great little design to pop a note to a friend.  

Colouring is done with Copics in some blue green and peach shades.  

For the background, I used an awesome TCP Stencil, Succulent, and Distress Oxide Ink Evergreen Bough, and SU’s Blush Blossom with my stencil brushes to add the right tones of colour in the background.  To anchor the scene I added TCP’s Grass Die that I love so much, as well as a bit of stitched grossgrain ribbon underneath to tie in the colours.  

I’ve completed the design with Iridescent Holeless sequins from the TCP store that add a bit of sparkle.  

Now, for the SALE news!

Because TCP is going Digital Alma is having a progressive SALE on all in-stock goodies.  There’s great deals to be had on stamps, dies, stencils and embellies.  This month its 30% off!  You discount will be applied in your cart.  So don’t miss out.  

Monday, March 15, 2021

Some Bunny Loves You

How about some Easter/Spring themed sillyness?  The Cat’s Pajamas has some fun new Digital Images out that are perfect for some fun.  This one is called Bunny Kitty, and our favourite Sprinkles is hiding in the flower patch trying to blend in for the season with some cute bunny ears.  He just wants to tell you he loves you :)  

Just a bit of Copic colouring on the flowers, ears and tie.  I wanted the image to match more to the patterned paper, (Echo Park Coffee and Friends)so I drew in some leaves tucked into the flowers, and it really ties them together nicely.   I added some sewing, and added the TCP Grass Die to ground the image.  

A perfectly peach grosgrain bow adds a bit of pretty detail.  

Copics I used are shown above.  

Don’t forget about the TCP Progressive Sale going on!  Its such a great time to get all the goodies you’ve been waiting for and March means 20% off your price tag!  

We’re down to our last 2 weeks of the TCP Tuesday Challenge, this month we invite you to help us close this Challenge down with your floral designs!  So perfect for Spring creating.  Link your creation here:  TCP Tuesday Floral Challenge and you are in the running for a $50 TCP Gift Code!  

Enjoy some more inspiration with these Kitties:

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Party Pups and Presents with MFT


Do you ever just colour up a bunch of images and pull them out later for a card? I’ve had this coloured image in my stash for so long!  I finally pulled it out for the MFT Sketch this week.  Its using MFT’s Pawty Time Stamp set and a fun pairing of sage/minty green and peach.   I’m working on building my Birthday Card stash.  

Speaking of stashes, I used some older patterned paper in my collection from My Mind’s Eye - On Trend.

I stamped the streamers from MFT’s set Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes in Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide ink to add a subtle background print.  

Some iridescent sequins pick up some of the green and peach from the design, and the scalloped circle die makes a great frame for the image to work with the Sketch.  A Baker’s Twine bow mimics the bow on the present to also tie it together.  

Here’s a peek at the markers I used.  

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Rachelle Anne Miller’s Baby Giraffe


It’s always so fun to make a baby card isn’t it?  Today’s design is a precious one using Rachelle Anne Miller’s Giraffe and Bird Digital Stamp.  It has such charm and whimsy.  And her style really plays off of a light and airy theme.  For this design I took my colour cues from some Echo Park Hello Baby, It’s a Boy patterned paper.  

Simple touches like a ric rack ribbon die and stitched grosgrain accent.  The sentiment is from an older Stampin’ Up Set I had in my stash.  I thought the font was especially sweet and kept with the illustration theme.  

Ready for the next baby who comes along!  

Here’s a peek a the Copics I used below.  

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great day ahead.