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Monday, February 1, 2016

"I've Been to London and Now I'm Queen" Pocket Letter DT project for Lost Coast Designs!

Happy February!
It's time for our new monthly blog challenge over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity!
February is ATC Pocket Letters!  Google "Pocket Letters" if you haven't a clue, there's loads of photos on the web but we have fab DT projects to share plus a video and more info in the challenge post HERE!

Here's my DT project to inspire you!
 My inspiration for this project is the 80's song Puss 'n Boots by Adam and the Ants!
 I used the chorus for my handwritten text but changed mice to birds!
"Pussycat, Pussycat
Where have you Been?
I've been to London and now I'm Queen!
Sitting pretty, I don't wear suits,
and the birds all call me Puss 'n Boots"

I used the following stamps by Lost Coast Designs:

I drew up my ATCs (artist trading cards) on white cardstock and started by creating my Union Jack background by masking and applying Distress Inks Fired Brick, Stormy Sky and Tea Dye.  All the imagery was stamped with black Versafine ink except for the Doodle Circles which was stamped with Stormy Sky DI and the ATC sized Journaling Letter Guide was stamped in Fired Brick DI.  All the lettering was handwritten with a black Micron pen and a white gel pen.  I also added some metallic gold detail to all the crowns with a gold gel pen.  All the ATCs were then cut out and inserted into the trading card sleeves.  The sleeves are available online at craft stores, sport memorabilia stores, eBay, etc, but I got mine at my local comic book store.  I finished off my project by making a matching envelope.
I also made a matching envelope
We are accepting 3 variations on the theme for this one:
1.  a 'true' Pocket Letter comprising of 9 ATCs displayed inside the trading card sleeve with oodles of goodies in the pockets
2.  without the additional 'goodies' or
3.  just the 9 ATCs without all the goodies and the display sleeve.
So you can have loads of fun with this one!  See you over at the Portal!

I've entered this one in:

Happy Stamping!
I design for Rick St Dennis EDT * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * Forever Dark *


  1. Prrrrowd Kitteh, what an adventure!

  2. Eeeee !!! How awesome that is. The way you did the flag is very impressive and I adore all the kitty images :-)
    I hope you will enter this beauty in the Cats Challenge ?

    IKE xxx

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  3. Love the flag background and the ATC's also love the wording!

  4. So fabulous and Yes - I think it fits with my Challenge because it illustrates a love of England + cats :-D Thanks for playing Leigh :-) xxxxxxxxx

  5. OMG!!! I just LOVE this! This is totally AMAZING! Love how you've done the flag. It all goes together so PURRFECTLY! It inspires me to wanna play. I've never done one, though. HHHmmm... xxD


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