Bedtime Story

The theme this week at Wags ‘n Whiskers is called “Wrap it Up!” and the challenge is to create a tag, bag or box. I created this rather large tag using Bedtime Story, which can also be used as a Christmas ornament. Nothing is better than a cozy book and a relaxing holiday evening to enjoy it!


DT Challenge: Wags ‘n Whiskers – Challenge #41
Main Stamp: Bedtime Story (WnW)
Patterned Paper: A Heart Warming Holiday (TPS)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Scalloped Circles
Copic Colors:
-skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, T1
-hair: E43, E44, E47, E49
-clothes: G40, G82, G94, B91, B93, B97, R20, R22, R24, R29, R89
-other: E40, E41, E42, E44, E47, E49, R20, R22, R24, R29, R89, W8

Did you know? A steam shovel is a large steam-powered excavating machine designed for lifting and moving material such as rock and soil. It is the earliest type of power shovel or excavator. They played a major role in public works in the 19th and early 20th century, being key to the construction of railroads and the Panama Canal.
[Steam Shovel, Wikipedia.org]

Fairy Laila

The challenge this week at Wags ‘n Whiskers is to create a card or project using Lavender and Lace. I used Fairy Laila on my card and thought it was a great combination to use with flowers.


DT Challenge: Wags ‘n Whiskers – Challenge #40
Main Stamp: Fairy Laila (WnW)
Patterned Paper: Koshi (BG)
Copic Colors:
-skin/eyes: E00, E11, R20, R22, E04, B91, B97
-hair/wings: V12, V15, V17, BV000, B000, B91, B93
-clothes: G12, G14, BG72, BG75
-other: R24, YR16, YR21

Did you know? The Bonnie Lass o’ Fyvie is a Scottish folk song about a thwarted romance between a soldier and a girl. Like many folk songs, the authorship is unattributed and there is no strict version of the lyrics. The song is also known by a variety of other names, the most common of them being “Peggy-O”.
[Bonnie Lass o’ Fyvie, Wikipedia.org]

Hey Grandma

Check out the challenge this week at Wags ‘n Whiskers where the challenge is to create a card or project using acetate, vellum, or tissue. I made this card using Hey Grandma and gave this tyke a little tooth too.


The front part of this card is mostly made from acetate except for the edge where I tacked it down near the fold. This makes the card fun and interesting to hold. I’ll have to be careful when writing my sentiments on the inside show they don’t show through. ;D


DT Challenge: Wags ‘n Whiskers – Challenge #38
Main Stamp: Hey Grandma (WnW)
Patterned Paper: Just Dreamy (MME)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Deckled Rectangle
Copic Colors:
-face: E00, E11, E13, E04
-hair: W3, W5, W7, W9
-clothes: BG13, BG18, B34, E43, E44, E47, YG21, YG23, YG25
-other: R43, R46, R59, W1

Did you know? Jalopy (also clunker or hooptie) is an old, decrepit, unreliable and often nonfunctional car which has limited mechanical abilities and is often rusty or dented or in an unmaintained shape. A jalopy is not a well kept antique car, but a car which is mostly rundown or beaten up.
[Jalopy, Wikipedia.org]

Love You Sis

I’m hosting the challenge over at Wags ‘n Whiskers this week and I chose the them of “Sisters or Friends!” Remember you can enter the challenge using any stamp and I would love to see a wide variety of sister or girlfriend stamps – they’re some of my favorites! I made this card using Love You Sis from Wags ‘n Whiskers.


Challenge: Wags ‘n Whiskers – Challenge #38
Main Stamp: Love You Sis (WnW)
Patterned Paper: Flying High – Tweet (My Little Shoebox)
Copic Colors:
-skin/eyes: E000, E00, E11, R21, E44
-hair: E50, E51, E53, E43, E44, E47, E49
-clothes/other: C1, C3, E42, E43, E44, YG01, YG13, YG17, YR12, YR15, YR18, R12, R14, R17, B000, B01, B52

Did you know? The word Kaiju in Japanese genre of tokusatsu entertainment means “strange beast” but often translated in English as “monster”. Related terms include kaijou eiga (monster movie), kaijin (referring to roughly humanoid monsters) and daikaiju (giant monster).

Tiny Dancer

Come join this week for a new challenge at Wags ‘n Whiskers and create a card or project with a black & white or sepia theme. There is also a surprising announcement that you won’t want to miss! I made this card using Tiny Dancer from Wags ‘n Whiskers.


Challenge: Wags ‘n Whiskers – Challenge #37
Main Stamp: Tiny Dancer (WnW)
Patterned Paper: Mod Retro (DCWV)
Copic Colors:
W2, W4, W6, W8

Did you know? An afterimage is an optical illusion that refers to an image continuing to appear in one’s vision after the exposure to the original image has ceased. One of the most common afterimages is the bright glow that seems to float before one’s eyes after looking into a light source for a few seconds. The phenomenon of afterimages may be closely related to persistence of vision, which allows a rapid series of pictures to portray motion.
[Afterimage, Wikipedia.org]

Zoe and Gemma’s Snow Fun

Welcome to another challenge for Wags ‘n Whiskers! This week, the challenge is to create a card or project based on the theme Merry & Bright. I made this card using Zoe and Gemma’s Snow Fun from Wags ‘n Whiskers and paired it with a bright red and green combination.


Challenge: Wags ‘n Whiskers – Challenge #36
Main Stamp: Zoe and Gemma’s Snow Fun (WnW)
Patterned Paper: Merry Moments Designer Series (SU)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One
Copic Colors:
-skin/eyes: E00, E11, R20, R22, E44
-hair: E50, E51, E53
-clothes: C00, C1, C3, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, E41, E43, E44, E47, E49, R20, R22, R24, R27, R29
-other: B000, B0000, YR12, YR14, E55, E57, C1

Did you know? There are eight muscles of the human tongue, four change the shape of the tongue, and are not attached to any bone and four change the position the tongue, and are anchored to bone. The average length of the human tongue from the oropharynx to the tip is 10 cm (4 in).
[Tongue, Wikipedia.org]

Happy Day

This week’s challenge at Wags ‘n Whiskers is to make something Spooktacular! I made this card using Happy Day and added a button in the shape of a witch’s hat to give it a Halloween feel.


Remember last week’s Wags ‘n Whiskers Blog Hop? Well, one of the hidden candies was found on my blog! I used random.org to select a commenter and the WINNER of the BLOG HOP is…

Jan Garber — CONGRATULATIONS!


You just won two stamps of your choice from the new fairy release! Email Nikki at nichola.fairbairn@googlemail.com to claim their prize.

Challenge: Wags ‘n Whiskers – Challenge #35
Main Stamp: Happy Day (WnS)
Patterned Paper: Sugar Rush (Heidi Grace Designs)
Dry Embossing: Sizzix Basic Gray Embossing Folders Plaid & Snowflakes Set
Copic Colors:
-skin: G20, G21, G24, R20, R22
-hair: YR21, YR12, YR14, YR18
-clothes: YR20, YR21, YR23, W2, W4, W6, W8, YR12, YR14, YR18

Did you know? Horse-apples (Osage-orange, Bois D’Arc, or Bodark) are from a tree or large shrub which is not an apple or orange but instead the bumpy round fruit belongs in the mulberry family. The fruit has a pleasant and mild odor, but is inedible for the most part. However, the heavy, close-grained yellow-orange wood is very dense and is prized for tool handles, treenails, fence posts, electrical insulators, and other applications requiring a strong dimensionally stable wood that withstands rot.
[Maclura Pomifera, Wikipedia.org]

Fairy Iris

Welcome to the Wags’ n Whiskers Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Vicky’s blog and you’re next hop is to visit Carolina for another great project. On this card I used Fairy Iris but all the new fairies will be released later today!

Looking for candy? Of course! There is hidden candy somewhere in the hop so leave a comment at each stop before Sunday night. Good Luck!


Blog Hop: Wags’ n Whiskers Release Blog Hop
Main Stamp: Fairy Iris (WnW)
Patterned Paper: Togetherness (CC)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Scalloped Circles
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: W2, W4, W6, W8
-other: unknown

Did you know? Unlike some other cats, the cheetah is born with its characteristic spots, as well as a downy underlying fur on their necks extending to mid-back, which gives the cub the appearance of the Honey Badger, to scare away potential aggressors.
[Cheetah, Wikipedia.org]

Fairy Rosalie

I made this card using the new Fairy Rosalie from Wags’n Whiskers which will be released tomorrow! Check out the Wags’n Whisker’s blog for more great samples using with the sneak peeks. On this fairy I was trying for an earth-tone but it appears more Christmas-y than intended. But just as well since I need them!

Challenge: Wags’n Whiskers – Sneak Peek
Main Stamp: Fairy Rosalie (WnW)
Patterned Paper: TC Blossomwood (K&C)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eleven, Sizzix Branch w/ Leave and Snow Flower, Layered
Copic Colors:
-skin/eyes: E000, E00, E11, R20, R22, G82
-hair: E50, E51, E53
-clothes: E17, E19, E18, G82, G94, G99, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47

Did you know? Babies is a 2009 French documentary film by Thomas Balmès that follows four infants from birth to when they are one year old. The babies featured in the film are two from rural areas: Ponijao from Opuwo, Namibia, and Bayar from Bayanchandmani, Mongolia, as well as two from urban areas: Mari from Tokyo, Japan, and Hattie from San Francisco, USA
[Babies (film), Wikipedia.org]

Fairy Rhiannon

I made this card using the new Fairy Rhiannon from Wags ‘n Whiskers which will be available this weekend! This is just one of many previews you’ll find at the Wags ‘n Whiskers blog today. We will be having previews through Friday ending with a big Blog Hop! I just noticed I’m nearing 100 followers… in tradition, I better pull together some give-aways. ;D


Sneek Peak: Wags ‘n Whiskers Fairy Release
Main Stamp: Fairy Rhiannon (WnW)
Patterned Paper: Togetherness (CC)
Copic Colors:
-fairy: E00, E11, R13, R20, E50, E51
-hair: E55, E57, E59
-clothes: BG72, BG75, R11, R12, R14
-other: G24, G28, G29

Did you know? Captcha is a type of challenge-response test used in computing to ensure that the response is not generated by a computer. It is a contrived acronym for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart.” It is sometimes described as a reverse Turing test, because it is administered by a machine and targeted to a human.
[CAPTCHA, Wikipedia.org]