Aha!! Thought that might get your attention!! 😉
I’ve got some really exciting news to share…a new collection of adorable images is being released today over at Kitty Bee Designs!! And to celebrate we’re having a blog hop! If you’ve been following the hop, you will have arrived here from Theresa’s blog (The Scrapbooking Queen) – if you’ve stumbled upon it by accident, the full list is below. Now I know you’ll want to make sure you get along to each and every team member’s posts to leave a comment as one lucky person will win a digi of their choice from the new release…. I’ll point you in the right direction in a moment!
There are 12 new digis in the release; my card for this hop features Heart Strings Raccoon – between you and me, I’ll confess that he tugged at my heart strings as soon as I laid eyes on him!! As I’m sure you’ll know, raccoons are black, grey and white, so I chose to keep to a very monochrome colour scheme for the whole card, just accenting with red hearts!
The image was coloured with Pro-Markers, mainly keping to the Cool Greys. The hearts were coloured in Carmine, Berry Red and Ruby, with Sakura Jelly Roll for the highlights and Glossy Accents to give them a lovely sheen. The papers are from the Dovecraft Back To Basics Monochrome stack – I’ve had my eye on this paper stack for a while (along with the ribbons and polka dot buttons!), so I took full advantage of my monochrome plan!
Along the edges of the two banners strips, you can see some silver stitching – after seeing Mirella’s amazing hand stitched borders, I was inspired to give it a go! In the past, my stitching has always been a bit (read: a lot!) shaky, so this time I pierced the holes in the paper first, to give myself a pattern to follow, and then filled in the stitches with some metallic embroidery thread that I usually use for hanging decorations on my Christmas tree! Have to admit, I’m pretty pleased with it! The stitches are relatively straight, neat and even – although I won’t be offering to let anyone look at the reverse side, as it’s a totally different story!
I based this card around the current sketch over at From The Heart Sketches, as it was too sweet a chance to pass up!
Anyway, I’m sure you’ve read enough here! Please don’t forget to leave a comment if you want to be in with a chance to win an adorable new digi! And then carry on your journey, your next stop is Niki – Stampn’HI! I’ve popped the full list here too, just in case you’ve missed anyone:
Shirl – Creations by Shirl
Larissa – Muffins and Lace
Katie – Katie’s Crafts
Leanne – Finding My Groove
Taniaj – ManxMade
Julie – I Made A Card
kel – Scraps & photoGRAFFS
Theresa – The Scrapbooking Queen
Victoria – Very Belle Makes
Niki – Stampn’HI
Zella – Joyful Expressions
Hope you love the new collection as much as we do! Make sure you take a look at all the adorable stamps just waiting for you over at Kitty Bee!
I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday – Something New (I’ve used a new stamp and tried a new technique: hand stitching)
Thanks for stopping by x