Saturday, November 20, 2010


This week's the Cat's Pajama challenge is an inspiration photo of a chair.  The fabric on the chair made me think of these papers.  BUT I got to thinking when I was coloring Miss Ewe that in this particular stamping she is an older ewe and she's a bit ornery and she's going to wear purple, that's right purple, whether it matches or not. 

How do you like that sheep button?  I've been hoarding that sucker for a long time, it was one of those things I had no use for but had to buy anyway.  When I saw this stamp I knew I'd found the perfect image to use with the button.  I bet it wouldn't surprise you to knew that I'd buy a belt and then build an outfit around it.  If I had a million dollars (can you hear the bare naked ladies?) I'd probably buy a chair and then build the house to go with it.  But what this means is that if you see a scrappy item that you really like but don't have a use for, well, pick it up anyway, eventually the project will present itself (for all of you that I've just enabled, well you're welcome and don't give your husband my name).

Because it was so much work to do, I must direct your attention to the bakery twine that been woven around the lower rectangle.  You can barely see it, the snowflake covers a big section, the image and other panel cover more of it.  I used the green and white twist, maybe if I had used the red and white or the black and white it would have stood out more.  The hole punch I used is just about the same size as the twine so it was difficult getting it thru the holes.  So if you should decide to use the twine this way I recommend that you do a test run and see how it works for you.  I tested the twine thru one hole on a scrap and it wasn't so bad.  I should have tried it thru a few more, and I should have done it over the same paper not the scrap I used.  AND it doesn't look bad at all, it just doesn't show.

Here's the deets:
Stamp - The Cat's Pajamas "Sheepish"
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; edges sponged with Ranger Walnut Stain
Paper - MFT Perfect Panel for image and sentiment; Nicole brown cs; My Mind's Eye "Winter Wonderland" dp pad
Miscellaneous - MFT crystals, button, felt snowflakes, the Cat's Pajamas bakery twine; nestibilities;

Here's the challenges:
The Cat's Pajamas - Inspiration photo of chair
2 Sisters #14 - Snowflakes
Paper Cutz #68 - Christmas with lots of Bling
Really Reasonable Ribbon #12 -  Christmas Theme
CCEE 1046 - use
Paper Play week 46 - Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Stampin' B #85 - Snowflakes
Bah Humbug #45 - Lovely in Lilac (and isn't Miss Ewe delightful in her scarf!)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.


  1. What a cute Christmas card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  2. love your sheep - he's too cute! Thanks for sharing your Rubick's cube story on my blog - I got a kick out of it.....

  3. This is darling! I especially love the little sheep button! So cute! :D

  4. Great card, Chris - fun image, super layering and colours. Love the corny sentiment too!!! And well done for hanging on to that button for so long, it's perfect for this card!

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

    Julie :o)

  5. Love the purple and the sheep button - too cute!!!

  6. Oh, this is so cute. I love sheep and this one looks great in purple. I adore the button and the pretty snowflake. So glad you joined the Stampin B's this week with your super card.

  7. Hi Chris ... popped over to say 'Thank you' for your comment on Bah Humbug regarding the word 'penultimate' ... I also get a bit giddy at the opportunity of using words which are sadly less popular than they deserve to be.
    Had a wee giggle when the first thing I saw was EWE'r "Sheepish" card and read the write up. This is perfect for our challenge at Bah! Humbug! - or should that be BAAAA Humbug LOL? - but noticed we're missing from your challenge list ... sob ... sob...
    Despite this I thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug! and hope you will join us for our last 2010 challenge on Friday.

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  8. Very cute - love the scarf flying outside of the box.

  9. So fun, love it.

    Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

  10. Beautiful card, Chris! I laughed when I read your post. I have drawers full of "stuff" that I might "need" some day. Hubby can't understand why I still need to shop 1-2 times a month! LOL

  11. LOVE this sheep! and love what you did with him. and thanks for putting that song in my head-lol!

  12. Adorable, Chris! Love what you've done with that image, and the button IS perfect! Gotta love when that happens! Great job with the SFYTT challenge!


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