Sunday, November 9, 2014

Feline Thanksgiving

     A few weeks ago, I was invited to be a Guest Designer at Fitztown Challenge and I happily said "Yes."   I've only recently discovered Fitztown (through one of my DTs) and I love the way their images color up.  For this card, I chose a cat image (hard to guess that might happen on this blog, right?) and it reminded me of the way my own felines tend to celebrate Thanksgiving.   This image is "Cat 2" and the challenge theme is "Glitz and Glamour."

I was inspired by the colors from a challenge
 I recently discovered, "Sweet 7."

     The image is colored with ProMarkers, then die cut with one of my framing dies by Spellbinders.  The larger mat is also cut with another die from that same set.  The sparkly, glitzy ribbon came from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I used Stickles around the edges of the sentiment and dotted bits of it onto the frames for some blingy glamour around the image.

A Crafty Mess
Art Impressions
Brown Sugar
Crafting by Designs
Digistamps 4 Joy
Digitally Sweet
Fussy and Fancy
Get Creative
Inspiration Destination
Love to Scrap
Moving Along with the Times
Our Daily Bread
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Scrapy Land
Simply Create Too
Wags 'n Whiskers
Word Art Weds.

     I'll have another post in the wee hours of the morning but this one had to post now in order to match up with the posting time of the new Fitztown Challenge.  I hope we're going to see you playing along. Just do anything Glitzy and Glamourous and enter it to win the prize.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Denise Pustelniak said...

How absolutely PURRFECT!
Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Gerda said...

What a Very pretty card!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

DT-Member SCT

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous kitty, love the colours.
Linda xxx

Lori Kobular said...

That kitty is amazing and I love the dies that you used on your card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #5!!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Digi Stamps 4 Joy. Best wishes from Granmargaret DT member.

Wheelie Crafty said...

Gorgeous Card and I have a soft spot for the cat image because its so much like my cat Claire, except she doesn't lay on a mat, nothing but the best for her she rides around all day on the backrest of my wheelchair and has done since she was a kitten... lol

Thanks so much for joining in on our first challenge, over at "A Crafty Mess." and would love to see you again next month...

Rhonda DT

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Just like a cat, curled up on a lace doily sleeping. Thank you for stopping by with your lovely art. This is our 157th Anything Goes Art Challenge here at Word Art Wednesday. We appreciate your faithful participation.
Carole Robb Bisson

Donna Ellis said...

How sweet your kitty is, Connie! Contentment is the key, right? Thanks for playing in the Scrapy Land Challenge using die cuts! We hope to see more of your pretty projects in the next challenge, too! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

Teighan Barton said...

Hello, A lovely project, I love the image and the colour choice. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this month with our first challenge at A Crafty Mess Good luck. We would love to see you again next month.

Teighan DT

Sue B said...

Aww this is very sweet! such a lovely image and you've coloured it beautifully! Love the fab sentiment and the gorgeous sparkly ribbon/bow! :-)
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the challenge!
Big hugs
Sue B xx

jimlynn said...

I can see Miss Sassy saying the exact same thing at Thanksgiving. Very pretty card and your coloring is always so lovely.
Hope you're starting to feel better now.

KarinsArtScrap said...

fabulous card Connie
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


rachel taylor said...

fab card and image l love the sentiment thanks for sharing with brown sugar Rachel dt

Céline said...

really cute card
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy

Ema M said...

Thanks for sharing your fabulous card and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
IDCB Owner

kandis said...

Lovely card and image. Thank you for sharing it with us at Get Creative Challenge.

Chasing the Dream said...

AWE NC, so cute, sweet image. Hope you are feeling better. DT Hat. So lovable and cute, beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Thanks for joining us at  
Hugs Berni (DT)

Crafty Train said...

Lovely Card, Cats are my favourite!! Lovely to have you as a GD this time. Lisa CT Fitztown.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Connie, this is so cute with the sentiment! I can just hear that cat "thinking" that too! So glad you've joined us for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Hugs!

Dawn Lancaster said...

What a gorgeous kitty! I love how ouve coloured him up too! The sentiment is sweet & purrfect!
Dawn xx

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
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Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a PURRFect sentiment with that fun Kitty!! It certainly made me smile!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD with this beautiful and cute Thanksgiving card!

Laine Kammeraad said...

Congratulations NC on your GDT spot with Fitztown. Yes, it's Funny - how we are back to back on that one. Love your card. Reminds me of my kitty from many many years ago and how she would just fall asleep next to me. And I love the Fitztown images too.

Have a blessed day!!


Laine Kammeraad said...

It's me again - I forgot to ask in my last comment - how do you keep track of your challenge entries??

Big Hug

Barb said...

This is so charming, I love the way you've colored the cat, sentiment and your background. Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafting for all Seasons challenge. Barb

Amber Milone said...

Such an adorable Thanksgiving card! That kitty looks exactly like my Felix. He would also jump on the opportunity to get leftover turkey. Your sweet bow on top is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Hi NanaConnie! What a sweet card! Love your image and sentiment. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Simply Create Too Challenge #74.

Patricia St Martin said...

I always love your Kitties and this one is amazing. I have one that looks just like that one. Just love the colors you used the copper is so pretty. I love seeing your creation. Thank so much for joining us at Scapy Land challenge.
Fabulous ideas and great inspiration.
Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
Scrapy Land Store
rubber stamping is my game blog

Debi said...

You're right. That image did color beautifully. Love the richness of that ribbon. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Love to Scrap Challenge. Good luck, girlfriend.
Hugs, Debi DT LTSCB

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card!!! Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Get Creative Challenges!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

Angie A said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too! Angie-DT

Heather said...

Super cute Card!! I thought I recognized that Ribbon!! Love your bow!
Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Cheri said...

Love that cat! He looks so comfy. Your card is so cute! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Art Impressions Challenge!

Sammy said...

What a sweet card! Thank you for playing along at Milk Coffee this challenge. Sammy-x