Tuesday, July 8, 2014

GDT at Crafting by Designs

     I have the honor of being a Guest Designer at Crafting by Designs where the new theme is "Use a Die."  How simple is that?  Crafting by Designs is one of my favorite places to play along in challenges and this time, the challenge is sponsored by Oak Pond Creations, some of my favorite digis!!  It all worked out beautifully.  I browsed around in my ever-growing collection of  Oak Pond digis and chose this glorious fat cat.  Don't you love it?  I think this one will just hang on my refrigerator door as a reminder that I don't really need that second helping of dessert and that a glass of no-calorie, sparkling water might be just as good.  OK, not as good as that chocolate cupcake fat cat is dangling from his tail, but healthier. :-D

     The image is colored with Copics and ProMarkers, then die cut with a circle die.  The sentiment is printed with a computer font and also die cut with a smaller circle die.  I die cut 2 rounded rectangles and layered the circles on top.  I added some flat flowers, put gems in the center of those, and added the pearls to each rectangle.  This is a card that's simple enough to be a masculine card, but could just as easily be a feminine card.

     Remember the other day when I said I think I prefer animal images to images of people because they're easier to color?  After the simple coloring on fat cat, I'm absolutely convinced.  :-D

613 Avenue Create
A Gem of a Challenge
Animal Friends
As You Like It
Aud Sentiments
Bearly Mine
Brown Sugar
Great Impressions
My Sheri Crafts
Robyn's Fetish
Sisters of Craft

     I'd love to see you playing along in the "Use a Die" challenge this week.  Other than having to use a die, it's wide open so a very simple challenge.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. Eine ganz tolle Karte. Danke daß du bei den AF mitmachst.
    LG Dreja

  2. die ist ja schön! Klasse!

    Danke für Deinen Beitrag zur Animal Friends Challenge

    lg Sternenglanz

  3. What a fun and adorable card, Connie. I think I need one for my refrigerator, too. HEEHEE

  4. This is a fabulous card, such an adorable image and great sentiment - perfect for our Let's go digital challenge at Bearly Mine Designs this month.

  5. This chubby little feline is adorable!! Thanks for joining us as a Guest Designer this week at Crafting by Designs! Hugs, Doris :)

  6. LOL!! That is one big fat cat!!!! TOO cute and love your card.
    Go ahead though and have that extra helping of dessert. You only live once!

  7. ahhhh so fun! Love the embossed background. And that is a fabulous fridge reminder :)

  8. Funny, fun card!! That cat looks happy and fat!! Great job!!

  9. What a sweet Cat !!! Your card is so beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at the Animal Friends challenge.


  10. LOL! It's like when people tell me I am too short - and I insist not true - both my feet reach the ground. Cute card kiddo! Thank you so much for sharing your project & creativity at our house!
    Challenge #75 - ATG / Create Your Own Challenge
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create
    RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

  11. So much fun in your card, love the round cat, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week for our Animal Challenge

  12. I love your card! It's so cute and funny. That image is just so perfect

    Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

  13. What a fun tubby cat card you have made. It fits the Bearly Mine Challenge this month well of “Let’s go digital”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Leader)

  14. Bwahaha! That is HILARIOUS! I adore the image/sentiment combo! TOO funny! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

  15. such a fab and funky creation :) thank you so much for entering it into the sisters of craft challenge and good luck. Tina DT x

  16. A brillinat and fun card and sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck with the DT Ginny ♥

  17. hahahahhaa That cat sure is fat but he is also fun and cute tehhehhehe! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  18. Eine wundervolle Gestaltung und Umsetzung. Mir gefällt Dein Werk sehr gut
    Hab lieben Dank fürs mitmachen bei Animal Friends
    Grüße Vanessa

  19. This is so cute NC! And that sentiment is exactly what my boss has said about himself several times. Working at a church rec/exercise center, we confront that "in shape" issue quite often! LOL Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts this week!

  20. AW this makes me laugh. such a cute entry for our Sisters of Craft challenge. Gill DT

  21. Very nice card!!! Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine Design. hugs, ANDREA

  22. What a darling image and card. thanks for sharing at Great Impressions.

  23. A lovely rotund feline! Fab card. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this fortnight

  24. This card is too funny and cute! It reminds me of my cat Logan Nicholas whom the vet said needs to lose weight. Hubby calls him pleasantly plump and my Mom got offended that the vet does not think her "grandkitty" is less than perfect. lol! Thanks for the laugh and for joining us at My Sheri Crafts.

  25. Beautiful creation and just perfect for our challenge this month...beautiful colours too...good luck in the draw and hope to see you next challenge.xx aNNie
    {Bearly Mine DT Member}


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