Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Play Date for Two

     Good Tuesday morning to you all !  If it's Tuesday, then it must be time for a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown and this week our challenge theme is "Furry Little Friends."  Oak Pond Creations is sponsoring the challenge this week and they have some adorable animal images.  They provided images for the team to use and I think these two feline buddies are just the cutest ever.

     I colored the image with a combo of ProMarkers and Triart markers, then die cut it with a die from Spellbinders.  Because friends in the northeast keep assuring me that there is a nip of autumn in their air (ours is still very hot and dry), I decided do a monochromatic card using "harvest gold" autumn colors in hopes it will encourage the cooler fall temperatures to get here very soon.  

     The striped and burlap look papers are both from my large pile of old scrapbook papers and it's time to start using those instead of just storing them.  I did use a couple of things I've never used before and those are the two different corner punches.  I love the decorative look they give -- almost like added embellishments.  The bow with the pearl is one of those I make.  I sewed up many more this past weekend when I was without internet connection or crafting supplies.  I did about 2 dozen of them in one sitting, and then another dozen on another evening so now my stash of them is all stocked up.

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     Come play with us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.  All you need is something that shows a furry friend.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fab job NC love it hun hugs Judith x

Avril Ann said...

Connie this is stunning, what a super fun image, glorious colouring, hugs xxx

*Vicki* said...

I knew you would be doing cats for this challenge NC!! :) Brilliant job with the coloring and such a sweet card!! HUGS

Donna Ellis said...

ha! very cute! Connie, these little darlings look like they are up to no good - were you in a mischievous mood while creating this card? Sweet coloring, and really cute layers, too! (aren't those eyes fabulous?)
Did I mention we now have a new rescue kitty as of 2 weeks ago? hugs, de

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my Connie! Now you just knew I would love this card, the kitties are fabulous and so beautifully coloured.
Linda xxx

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

How sweet. Those kitties are cutie pies and I love the black and orange colour combo.

Thanks once again for joining us over at Pattie's Creations Challenges. I hope you will consider coming back and playing with us again soon. Good luck in the draw.

Lisa D., PCDC DT

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just darling! The image has your name written all over it! Loving your coloring and the die is so pretty! Oh- we don't want cold or cooler weather here- we have barely had a summer this year after ALL OF THE SNOW we had this winter.

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "Monochromatic" Challenge #97!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

OMG...they ARE so CUTE! I have a friend who is seriously ill and has 6 cats/kittens and she would adore this card. I don't have many cat images...I need to go looking and maybe find some freebies. The bows....you gave instructions and I have yet to do them. I wish I could sit down with you and make them. It would be so much more fun with a buddy and someone to tell me what I'm doing wrong...haha

Teresa Arsenault said...

Well, this one sure made my smile. This is so fab and fun. I love that you colored the orange cat as a tabby. So cute.
Blessing hugs,

jimlynn said...

Great use of the burlap on here and of course the image is adorable! Fantastic card Connie!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is adoable!

Karen C said...

Thanks for playing with us this week at Delightful Challenges Anything Goes challenge! This is such a fun creation!! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
Karen C

Glenda Atkins said...

Well aren't they the cutest little critters, a wonderful card design and fab colouring!

Debi said...

Cute image and fabulous die cuts and punches. Hugs, Debi

Sylvie Sims said...

A truly adorable card, I love the textures. Thank you for joining us for this months challenge. Sylvie, Craft for the Craic DT

michele said...

Fabulous card NanaConnie:) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Dawn Lancaster said...

What a fun card NannaC, I just adore that image & I love the colours you've chosen!
Dawn xx

Robin Parker said...

Your image of the wild kitties are so adorable. Love the two punches. Thanks for sharing on the Delightful Challenge of 1,2 Punch.

Robin Parker said...

Your image of the wild kitties are so adorable. Love the two punches. Thanks for sharing on the Delightful Challenge of 1,2 Punch.

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card NC love the cute kitties and great corner punches and I love the bow(great blog header lol)--thanks for joining us at Crafting at the weekend
Carol DT x

Joann Burton said...

Well you got me again...I have never heard of Tri Art Markers. You have to tell me more about them. This is the cutest image and your coloring is awesome. I love those wonderful little bows. I gotta figure out how to make them. lol Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Eileen Dobson said...

A couple of real cuties, thanks for sharing it with us over at Creative Moments.

Claire said...

Such a cute card, I just love that image! Thanks so much for joining us at http://graphitmarkers.blogspot.co.uk/
Claire xx

Katya- Ангел ф кедах said...

Very pretty

Thanks for joining us over at Craft for the Craic.
DT Katya x