Lovecats!

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We’re so wonderfully,wonderfully,wonderfully,wonderfully pretty….well that’s enough of The Cure ūüôā and so onto my Love¬†‚ô•¬†reminder post for Just Some Lines.There’s still plenty of time to play and the freebie is still up if you choose to use it to do so but any Just Some Lines image is fine ūüôā

What could be more fitting for a milk carton than a couple of kitties ūüôā Well¬†that’s what I thought when I saw Cat Love 2¬†¬†by Just Some Lines.After scouring the internet for instructions I happened across one at A Load of Old Pickle¬†but alas I don’t have a Hougie Board.Iwork in ‘old money’ on a Martha Stewart Scoring Board¬†so I then found this one at Robin’s Creative Cottage¬†which also included tips on how to make them in different sizes.So I’ve drawn inspiration from both and rolled it into one.And I managed it first go too!Thanks ladies for 2 great tuts.The box is made from linen effect card and I printed the image onto the same.After colouring them with Polychromos pencils I decided that altho’ it¬†looked¬†OK it wasn’t quite right (maybe it was the texture of the card) so out came the low odour oils thinners to save the day or the image in this case.Couldn’t be bothered to root around for my paper stumps so grabbed some cheapie cotton buds that were to hand.They work quite well on a smaller image like this plus there isn’t that much cotton wool on them to suck up all the thinners.They’re great for blending pastel pencils and detailed areas with chalk too.One thing’s for certain you wouldn’t want them near any part of your body!I layered up some spotty paper onto some red card and added panels on all 4 sides and 1 each side of the top too.I decorated the ¬†binder clip I ‘won’ in a Christmas cracker (hoarding can be good sometimes) with more red card and ¬†a¬†contrasting spotty paper that were tiny scrap pieces.I added some ribbon and wooden buttons threaded with paper twine to finish.I’ve filled it with jelly beans to give to my DH.He’s not one for sweets and chocolate much (what’s wrong with him!!) but he does like his jelly beans… ūüôā

Supplies :

Image : Cat Love 2 by Just Some Lines
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos pencils,Low odour oils thinners
Paper & Card : Papermania Bexley Black Capsule Paper Pack 8 x 8,Bazzill Basics card,Linen card from Southfield  Textured 12 x 12 pack
Tools : Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Fiskars 30cm  Euro Personal Paper Trimmer,X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilites Scalloped Rectangles Large and Classic Rectangles Large,Big Shot
To Embellish : Papermania Bexley Black Ribbon,Wooden Buttons and Paper Twine from stash,Binder Clip won in a Christmas cracker 

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Ribbons : Button Up
Forever Friends : Animals &/or Butterflies &/or Birds
Moving Along With The Times : Love is in the Air
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : My heart is for you
Crafty Creations : Love/Hearts
Creative Belli : Valentine/hearts
Divas by Design : Love/Romance
Freshly Brewed : Hearts and Dots
Paper Shelter Challenge : Valentine
Whimsy Inspiration: Metal
Can You Digi It : Love Is In The Air
Crafty Sentiments¬†:Valentine’s
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Metal
LEJ Designs : For Someone Special
Party Time Tuesdays : 3 and 3 (buttons)
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Tuesday Throwdown : Anything Goes
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge : Love ( for a Man)
Kaboodle Doodles : Valentines
Lexi’s Creations¬†:¬†Valentine / Love
Melonheadz Friends Challenge¬†:¬†Valentine’s
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
The Squirrel & the Fox : Love
Creatalicious Challenges : L’Amour

Thanks for looking

Lisa x