Sunday, August 1, 2010

Ship Happens

Ship happens, yes it does, it happens to all of us, it's just a matter of attitude as to how it turns out in the end.  "Ship Happens" also just happens to be the same of this stamp set from the Cat's Pajamas.  It features those whacky lovable penguins Winkin', Blinkin' and Nod, some of the kitty pack have called them Moe, Larry and Curly or Larry, (my brother) Darryl and (my other brother) Darryl.  Oh Lordy, they do remind me of the Darryls and the stooges.  Whatever you call them they sure are fun to play with. 
Since they are off in a tea cup I had to get out my Ranger Tea Dye pad and sponge up the edges of all the papers and the the flowers, those crocheted flowers were once a lovely shade of white.  I also dug out my Deco Color Liquid Gold pen.  I used it for the faux stitching all around the dps and on the tea cup.  My mother always said that tea tasted better in porcelain or china cup and this tea cup looks like it could be china so to mimic a proper fancy cup I paper pieced the cup and then covered the curlicue with gold and lined the rim with the gold.  It's not so obvious in the photo. 
All the details of the card have one challenge or another as its basis.  The sketch is Jen Del Muro's I Heart 2 Stamp SFYTT challenge.  The 3 dp's, 2 flowers and ribbon were picked Stampin' for the Weekend.  I try to use a charm and pearls or bling on all my cards so the "extra credit" for using a charm worked out for me.  The faux stitching is for Paper Sundaes.  
One last detail which isn't obvious is that the I stamped the middle penguin a second time, cut him out and glued him on top of the first stamp so that his little wing could sit over the edge of the cup.  It wouldn't like right otherwise.

Here's the deets:
Image - The Cat's Pajamas "Ship Happens"
Ink - Brilliance Graphite Black; Ranger Tea Dye
Paper - dp My Mind's Eye "Dreamy 2" package, cs Stampin' Up "Kraft"; white cs Georgia Pacific
Miscellaneous - copics for the beaks and cup interior; CTMH crocheted flowers; Prima flowers; TCP twine; May ribbons; Queen and Co. pearls; Decor Color Liquid Gold pen; tea cup charm; cork

Here's the challenges:
The Cat's Pajamas TCP Tuesday 120 - Photo Inspiration
Jen Del Muro SFYTT - Sketch
Paper Sundaes - Faux or real stitching
Stampin' for the Weekend #43 - recipe 3 DP's, 2 Flowers, 1 Ribbon and an added extra of Gems or Charms
Daring Cardmakers - It's a Girl Thing (I love to sit down with a girlfriend over tea)
Creative Inspirations #39 - Anything Goes (those penguins feel that way too)
Simon Says - We're All Going Dotty (I hope they don't get sick of me, I think this is the 3rd card I made this week with dots)
Rosie Dee's #76 - All Creatures Great and Small

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  1. Wow, totally love this card. Great colors and fab papers. Really fun image. I think it is kind of fun vintage. It remind me of an old card.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

  2. Love this card - the details are great! I love how the tea cups looks & the penguins are adorable! The ruffle ribbon & charm are terrific & so are the crocheted flowers!

  3. Good morning. I am very happy with your blog. Your blog is full of joy. please come back

  4. Good morning. I am very happy with your blog. Your blog is full of joy. please come back

  5. Wow.. Such a cute card, Love that stamp, and such a nice vintage feel to your card !

    Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes !

  6. Those penguins are trouble, I tell ya!! Capital T, that rhymns with P!!! ;) Sorry, could resist!! Either way, cute card, Ms. Chris!! And of course great charm!! Where do you find these!?!?!?


  7. Lots of lovely detail on your card - it's great. Thanks for your lovely comment about the Stampotique girls too (they're quite addictive!) and thanks for joining in with us at DCM.

    Lynda xxx

  8. I love that new TCP stamp - thanks for playing along with Paper Sundaes this week!

  9. this really is one stunning card,the colurs the layout,the design love it all bless you for playing at creative inspirations,this week,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxx

  10. this is fab...that image is just so fun...I need it...thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes.


  11. STUNNING!!! I love the distressing and the vintage feel which is not easy with such a whimsical stamp. (I think I need that stamp now!!!) Gosh...that's cork!! (Every time I take another look, I see something new!)

    Adorable...I love everything about it.

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes!


  12. Thanks for joining Rosie-D’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  13. Wonderful card! Love the little tea pot and the image is very cute. :)
    Thank you for joining us at "Paper Sundaes" this week. Hope to see you again!
    hugs Nana


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