Saturday, July 7, 2012

Cat Bath


     It's another beautiful Bugaboo summer day and today I want to share an image called "Cat Birdbath" which I used for my Guest DT card.  The theme at Catch the Bug this week is the easiest in the world -- Anything Goes!  So, I want to see you playing along.

      Isn't this the cutest little digi stamp?  I'm not sure kitty planned on getting wet when he went sneaking around the birdbath, but he probably deserves whatever he gets!  :-D

    Sketch (with some slight modifications) came from Digi Darla's and this is the second time I've used it.
 
      I colored the image with water color pencils and alcohol markers, die cut the circle and the black CS mat, then framed it with a doily (Spellbinders.)  The ribbon is sparkly and comes from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  All the flowers are Prima.  Clean and simple design with flower embellishments.  The card came together pretty quickly once the coloring was done.

     Challenges:
Creative Craft -- Tweet, Tweets
Flourishes -- Summer
Jackson's Digital Expressions -- Anything goes w/ optional flowers
LEJ Designs -- Fabulous flowers
Paper Pretties -- Summer fun
Scrapbook Sisters -- Use only 1 stamp on your card
Shopping Our Stash -- Triple Threat: ribbon, die cut doily, flowers
The Paper Girls -- Colors from the photo inspiration

     Don't forget that Bugaboo's "Christmas in July" starts in just another week and there will be ooodles of games, mini-challenges, and prizes.  I hope you're going to play along as much as possible.  I'm going to use it as an excuse to finally get a start on my Christmas cards.  Hope we see you at our Anything Goes challenge this week.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


34 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Just love this – very creative.
Wishing you a fabulous weekend.
Hugs
Desíre
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Doing Life

Victoria said...

Hee hee bird bath strikes back! Happy weekend!

glassgraffitix2 said...

Very cute image. Love your take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Digi Dar;la's.

Joyce Owens said...

Nice card. Thank you for joining us this week at JDE; good luck.

Margaret said...

Love your card. I am going to join in the the challenge. I just love the Bugaboo stamps.

Amber S said...

Very cute and funny! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Girls Challenge!

Crafty Tazzy said...

WOW!! Super card hunny ... Thank you for joining in with the Creative Craft Challenge Tweet Tweet... Annette (DT CCC)xxx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the fab image and papers.xxx

Sheila H said...

That die makes a fantastic frame for the little naughty kitty :). Beautiful coloring job. Thanks for playing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Linda said...

LOL Connie, this made me smile I can just image my cat doing this. Another wonderful card I love layout and the roses are beautiful.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Kyla Norris said...

love the digi stamp, that kitten is too cute! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Girls Challenge!

jimlynn said...

Do I see another BLUE card!!!! YES!! Love it, Connie! Precious image and it's purr...fect...for the sketch! very cute!
Lynn

Amanda R said...

Love it but of course, like you, I love anything kitty related!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Ohhh this card is soooo very cuuuute! I really love it! You have done a wonderful job on the coloring. I can almost feel the splash of the water ;)

Don’t forget to join in our hop going on until the 8th of July for the chance to win beautiful Digis!

Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

A quick change of hat lol. I'm really happy that you liked Karen's sketch enough to create twice with it!!!

Thanks for joining us as Digi Darla’s Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh heavens- this is just gorgeous! I LOVE the colors you used on this card- darling image too.

Glenda Atkins said...

Adorable card, love it and that crazy cat image. Fun card or what!!
hugs
glenda

Joann Burton said...

Cute cute cute...joann sassy raggedy

Scrappin Mama said...

Adorable!! Love the crazy cat image! Very fun card!! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's this week! Hope to see you back next week!!

Dawn said...

Such a cute little image! I just love this card NanaConnie! Bugaboo stamps are great aren't they! Congrats again on your GDT spot!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Sharon said...

Such a cture card - love the little kitty! Thanks for joining us at Jacksons Digital Expressions this week!

Sharon said...

Such a cture card - love the little kitty! Thanks for joining us at Jacksons Digital Expressions this week!

Leslie Hanna said...

Cute image - I love Bugaboo. :) And you are too funny: "once the coloring was done" -- um, this is why I don't color. It delays the instant gratification! :D

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

she3655 said...

Fab card, I love the images, and your flowers are lovely, the colouring is Great.. Thanks fir sharing and joining in with us at LEJ Designs xx

Crafty Tazzy said...

Great Card Hunny!!! Great layout too,.. Thank you so much for joining in with Creative Craft Challenge Tweet Tweet Good Luck Annette (Dt CCC) xxx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

so cute! Thanks for joining along with FTTC :)

dragonllew said...

Great fun card thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge.
Jenny x

Benzi said...

So very cute, Connie. I love the fun image. Yep, kittie is getting what he derserves. I don't think that is what he had in mind to get, though. LOL

Berni Cuttino said...

Fabulous card and cute image. Thanks for joining in on the fun at JDE.
DT CAS Leader
Berni

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so sweet, the image really made me smile and the flowers are gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining in with the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog
Lindsay xx

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Super cute. Great coloring and flowers. Please join us again soon at DDC. xx Rachelle DDC DT

Edwina said...

Nannie, Connie, I see you won again on Digi Darla. Check the Outlawz, you won a prize there too. Congrats!
I love your cute card. You do a great job. Edwina Brown

HappiExpressions-Carol said...

Super cute! Thanks for joining us at Jacksons Digital Expressions.

Katya said...

Super cute card! I love the image (especially cause I'm a "cat person" lol) I really and the way you colored it as well as the water effect. TFS.Thank you for participating on a Jackson's Digital Expressions Challenge.
-Katya Bess
Kattyxotica.blogspot.com
J.D.E. D.T. Member