Friday, January 16, 2015

Newest Fur Baby

     I cheerfully admit that this card was inspired by a new fur baby who has come to live at my house.  I'll have some photos of her later in the post and the story of how she came to adopt me.  In the meantime, this card is done for the challenge at Lacy Sunshine, where the theme is "Sparkly and New."  This is one of Heather's sweet animal images, just too cute for words and perfect for anyone celebrating a new fluffy member of the family.

     I wanted a completely CAS card so I printed the image right onto the card front and added the sentiment above it.  I did no coloring at all because I like the black and white of the drawn image.  I did brush some glue onto the bow she's wearing and the flower centers, then added loose yellow glitter.  I brushed glue onto the flower petals and added clear glitter.  Finally, I added some glue to the shadowed portions of the bow and added copper glitter.  What a great way to have lots of sparkle and bling but still have a very CAS card.  :-D

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      OK, now for a peek at my new fur baby, whose name is Molly B Katniss, but she prefers to be called just Molly.  She's about 8 months old and had to find a new home when her previous owners moved.  Through one source or another (translate that to read 'my daughter'), Molly and her humans became aware that I was a sucker for being adopted and that there was already a good start on a 'pride' if she could just manage to be cute and sweet and lovable so that the other two (Cleo and Honey) felines would accept her.

     It took two nights and a full day before Cleo and Honey were willing to fully accept that there was an unfamiliar feline sharing the living space, but here's Molly, checking out the very spot where Honey likes to sit and stare out the craft room window.

     Once she decided that the nesting site was the proper shade of purple and soft enough to suit her delicate paws...

     ...she checked me out (I was at the craft desk about 2 feet away) to see if I was going to give her any verbal grief about being up there.

     Receiving no objections from me, she settled in, perhaps hoping for a quick bath and a long snooze.  Unfortunately, before either of those could happen, Honey voiced an opinion and they had a long conversation about who gets to sit in the window and when.  Although considerably smaller in size, Molly is not to be intimidated and she stood (sat?) her ground.  I don't think the issue has been completely resolved but for the time being that's where she likes to be whenever I'm in the craft room.  More to come, I'm sure.

     Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Teresa Arsenault said...

I love your one-layer card and your treatment of the image is fabulous.

Molly is gorgeous. What lovely markings and she has such a sweet face. No wonder you were suckered in.

blessing hugs,

Chasing the Dream said...

Wow this is awesome CAS composition. Love your new fur baby too. Especially like the way this image is colored. Nicely done.

jimlynn said...

I think it's probably going to be a case of first come basis on who gets the window spot! LOL! Molly is a cutie and she knew exactly who to come live with since she knows she's going to be loved completely! Yea for Molly and Yes for Connie! A win win situation!

Love your card too! Just the right amount of color to a cute image. CAS and perfect!


Sassy Raggedy said...

Very creative Connie on your card and i think Molly is adorable. Hugs, joann

hoptownracer1 said...

Congrats on your new baby! She is so pretty! Love your card! :)

Natasja's Kaarten said...

Beautiful CAS card! Thanks for joining our " Sparkly and New " challenge at Lacy Sunshine challenge blog.

DT Lacy Sunshine

Dewi Lestari said...

Awesome! Thanks for joining at Lacy Sunshine: Sparkly and New

Carolina Girl said...

First of all, I loved your story. Next, she's adorable and has a girly face. Lastly, I love your card and how you just dazzled the wings. Wonderful!

Suzi said...

Fabulous CAS card. Thank you for coming over to play with us at Scrap & Craft. Good luck

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Connie, love this cute image and ideal for welcoming Molly to the family.
What a gorgeous little kitty. I love her.
Linda xxx

~ginny said...

Thanks for sharing your project & creativity with us at Aud Sentiments Connie! Oh, oh - you are in trouble... Molly is going to get some grief over that window seat I am afraid! Hope they don't decide to have a cat fight in the middle of your glittering! Speaking of which - this is a very interesting interpretation on this image - with the focal images left black and white and the surroundings glittered! Very different and unexpected approach - nicely done!
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Brenda said...

Your card is sweet but more importantly, thanks for sharing your story about Molly, she's adorable!

Chrissy said...

What a fabulous card the CAS design and little wings sparkling to perfection.
Thanks so much for joining in with us at Lacy Sunshine..

Love your new fur baby..

Faith A said...

What a great card and love you have used it in B&W with a small amount of colour.

Lady E said...

Absolutely adorable card! Gorgeous image! Thank you for sharing with us at Scrap & Craft and Good Luck!
Lady E Scrap & Craft DT

Sue U said...

Oh wow! Your card is stunning!! Thank you for joining in with our Keep It Simple Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday
Sue xx

Wendy Russell said...

Fab card, love the simplicity of it. Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart Wendy (DT).xx

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful card and beautiful kitty!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Asha said...

Fab OLC card, NC. And now on to the lovely, the adorable Molly.... ah, what a cutie. She's got you wrapped around her paws and tail!
hugs, Asha

April said...

What a cute card with fun sparkle! I love your new furry friend too. I have 2 felines and they are great companions. Thanks for joining the Sparkle N Sprinkle challenge!

Stella said...

This is beautiful; less is definitely more. And your kitty is a cutie:) Thanks so much for being with us this week at CCCB!

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful card and a great idea to highlight the bow and flower centers. Your new fur baby looks so sweet and I know she's happy to have a new fur-ever home. So glad you shared your card with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge too.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Congratulations on your new kitty! How fun - I have 3 now too! Molly is sweetie! I love tabbies! How are they all getting along?

There was a lot of hissing at first with mine but now all is okay. The new one (Brian's girl), who is only about 7 lb, is a bit of a bully to my 11-lb boy, but she and the 20-lb boy get along great. Hope yours are getting along well! Kitties are such a joy!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your card is cute too - love the gold sparkle!

Miss Emerald said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

Ileana A. said...

Image black and white with sparkling bow is a beautiful idea!
Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.

Paper Panda said...

Gorgeous, so simple but effective. Its purrfect! :-) Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments!
Mandy x (AS DT)

Vesi said...

Beautiful card Congrats for you new baby. Thanks for sharing with us at Card Mania Challenge. Good luck
Vesi - DT