Saturday 18 May 2013

Ho cubed

I was very happy with the theme at Less is More this week - nice and simple - just feature cats or dogs (or both) and in my case I opted for both

For me it was a clear opportunity to start on my Christmas cards (yes I know it's only May but it's never too early!) with an image I got last year too late to make my cards as it's an exclusive from Simon Says Stamps in the USA.

I used a falling snow embossing folder on a 4" square card leaving the bottom clear so I could sit my trio on a hill of snow.  I stamped them onto coated card stock and coloured with copics and then paper pieced their hats and scarf before fussy cutting them out and gluing in place.  I know I fussy cut and paper piece a lot and I've had a few comments about it - my top two tips are to find some scissors you are comfortable with - I like Westcott's Titanium Ultra Smooth (I even do most of the "innie" bits with them as I'm not great with a craft knife) and then to move your image not your scissors and you'll get a much smoother cut.    I hand drew the hill and stamped the sentiment from the same set which I just love the humour of.   I'll be making a nice set of these for Christmas for sure.

Right - I need to get ready as I'm off to an art exhibition today - an one day event by our favourite local artist Pete McKee and this one is all about Sheffield so should be full of nostalgia!


  1. Wonderful!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. Fabulous card Tara xx Jan

  3. So so cute, love that image

  4. Oh, this is just sooo cute


  5. i love this stamp tara... fabulous and i love the snowy background

    thanks for joining us this week
    Jen x
    "Less Is More"

  6. How fab is this?? Totally!!!!! I love your dogs and cats! they are so cute and coloured beautifully, Hugs Gay x

  7. Love this Tara! Such a cute trio!
    Lizy xx

  8. Wonderful! This card makes me smile :)

  9. This is fabulous Tara - not sure I want to think about Christmas just yet though :0)
    Margaret x

  10. Don't mention the 'C' word!!! I get palpatations and this year I have to think about it early too for Craft Stamper magazine!!!
    Seriously cute card, the snowy scene is perfect for the trio… I hope they're not carol singers!!!

  11. I'm game to think about Christmas any old time of the year...! This is fab with the partially embossed card base and those wonderful fussy cut characters on their hill of snow. Vicky x

  12. Super sweet card Tara, Jo x

  13. Fab images and background and what a brilliant sentiment, love it!

  14. Brilliant Tara, love it and in plenty of time for Christmas too lol.
    Lynne xxx


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