A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Feel free to join in, use the acronym, and use up your NBUS too! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

April 17, 2018

Wintry Critters

Hello Stamplings!

I hope this finds you well!

We had a beautiful weekend, but now rain and hail are falling again, which is unusually late in the year for us. Since winter seems to be hanging on and spewing snow in a lot of areas this spring, I went winter all the way with my cards today! And critters all the way, too, although they are not identical.

Onefer
First up is a NBUS chicken that just karacks me up! She reminds me of Jackie Gleason. Now some of you are prolly too young to remember who Jackie Gleason was, but he was a really funny man who had his own TV show back in the middle of the last century. He was a large man, but quite light on his feet. If you want to see a video of him dancing with his pal Art Carney, go here.

But I digest. Jackie Chickie is from Stampingbella. The oval vellum ice is from Sizzix and the NBUS "Oh Joy" is from Mama Elephant. She is watercolored with my Ziggies, winked all over, and her Santa hat fur is glitterized.

Challenges
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Twofer

I managed to pull Hammy away from all the becitement happening over at the Twofer challenge,  but he wants me to remind you that there is only one more week to play! I got his attention once I explained that he would once again star in his own segment on the blog. I think I have created a (ham)monster.
This adorable heat-embossed stamp is from Whimsy Stamps, colored with my Ziggies. From the look on his face, you might think Hammy was a little nervous up there riding on the ornament but he was only saying how chilly he was. That's why I sewed long sleeves and pants into his jacket. The NBUS Merry Christmas die is from MFT and the border is Washi.

Of course, as always, everything is winked, glittered, and glossified! You can see it better here when I turn the card to capture the sunlight.
Challenges
little red wagon
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In spite of my cards, it IS spring, so I'll leave you with a photo of my rain-drenched irises. They came up strong and proud in spite of all the hard knocks Mother Nature put them through!

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