Monday, 8 November 2010

Cats & Dogs (and not just the weather today!)

The weather today is horrible isnt it?!

I thought I would post the pictures of my own Convention swaps today.  The set I used is called Long Fellows and I had one of those "oh, I have to have that set" moments when I first saw the new catalogue.

When I was thinking of what to make for my Convention swaps I couldnt decide wether to use the cat or dog image from this Level 2 Hostess Set.  In the end I used them both so people could decide which one they wanted.  They went down a storm and I even had a couple of people come to find me to swap (not easy when there are hundreds of people in the room!!

Heres the cat (which seemed more popular than the dog for some reason?)

And heres the dog.

I used the P is for Paw wheel on Whisper White card, trimmed this down to 3" square and matted onto a 4" square of Basic Black card. 

Then I punched out the sentiment using the word window punch and put to one side to be used later.  The cats and dogs were then water coloured using reinkers and aqua paint brushes and cut out really close to the image.

Once I had cut them all out I put them through my crimper.  Not only did this shorten them and give great texture, but I noticed that they could then be curved - so they ended up in lots of different positions!

Heres a few of them all ready to be swapped

As you can see the cats & dogs were then mounted along with the sentiment onto the card


Stamps - Long Fellows, P is for Paw Wheel
Cardstock - Basic Black, Basic Gray (Textured), Whisper White
Ink - Basic Gray
Reinkers - Pumpkin Pie (cat), So Saffron (dog)
Punches - Word Window, Modern Label Extra Large, Photo Corners
Accessories - Aqua Painter & Crimper

The swaps I receieved back are beautiful and some of them must have taken hours to make.  So a massive THANK YOU to every one - I cant wait to show them to my lovely ladies.

Hope you have a great day!


  1. Hi lovely Jan, it was so nice to see you again and I need to tell you that your swap was my favourite at this Convention, what a clever lady you are. Huge thanks Monica xxx

  2. I also liked your swap too Jan, very clever the bedy dog.
    It was lovely meeting you, Sara & JOanne.

  3. I lurve mine! Such a clever idea. I've ordered the wheel now (got the long stamps already) and it's all your fault, lol!

    Sara xx