Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Purrr-fect Together

     Open-Minded Crafting Fun starts its February challenge today and it will run throughout February and into March.  New challenges begin there on the 10th of each month.  This month, we have a theme of "Love" or "Valentines."  Even after Valentine's Day is over, we can always do with a bit more Love to share.  We have four great sponsors this month; All Dressed Up, Ppinky Dolls, SLS Lines, and Zuri Artsy.

     I am using a darling image from All Dressed Up called "Purrfect Together."

     I loaded the image once, using MS Word, and then loaded and flipped it for a second image.  I sized one slightly larger than the other so that I could use them as a cute couple.  I printed them onto white CS and then printed them again onto the background dp (I love how it looks almost like wallpaper!), including in that printing the sentiment which came with the image.

     I colored them with ProMarkers, fussy cut them and layered them onto the background, carefully lining up the whiskers and black outlines.  I used my favorite ever sheer ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and then die cut some heart-shaped leaves (Spellbinders.)   I added punched and glittered flowers, putting wooden beads in the centers.  I think this is a delightful Valentine card but would work just as well for an engagement, an anniversary, for someone who just got a new feline fur baby, or for any occasion which celebrates pets or love.  :-D

A Gem of a Challenge
Animal Friends
Brown Sugar
Catch the Bug
Connie Can Crop
Crafts Galore Encore
Crafty Calendar
Crafty Friends
Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper
Creative Corner
Dies R Us
Just Us Girls
My Time to Craft
Oddball Art
One Stitch at a Time
Paper Creator's Crafts
Pattie's Creations
Petal Lu
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Show Us Your Pussy Cats
Sweet Stampin'

     Come play along with us this month, won't you?   We'd love to see what you enter.  Remember, we get as inspired by looking at all the entries as you do by reviewing the DT cards.  See you at Open-Minded!  Happy Stamping.   NanaConnie


Lori m said...

Adorable kitty card and beautiful coloring, hugs, Lori m

Linda Simpson said...

Now you know I will just love this card! These kitties are so adorable. Love them.
Linda xxx

Darlene said...

Oh my gosh ... how adorable Connie! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘LOVE’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

Connie Wallenbrock said...

These two are the purrfect pair!! Such a sweet card. Thanks for sharing with us at Connie can crop.

crafty said...

Oh, what sweet cats. Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner this week. Hope to see you again.

*Vicki* said...

Oh my these kitties are just too stinkin' CUTE! :) Love your colors and design! HUGS

Hanne M. said...

Fantastic card! I love how you've created a couple! Great inspiration for OMCF Challenge!

Hanne, DT sis.
Handmade By Hanne

Chris said...

Fab card, love your cute 'couple' and beautiful LO. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Deloris said...

Super cute! Thanks for joining the challenge at Paper Creator!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very cute thanks for playing at agoac. I have some candy on offer

Sandi said...

Adorable Kitty Cats!
Thanks for playing in our "Love is in the Air" Challenge #119!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
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jimlynn said...

These All Dressed Up cuties make a perfect couple! CUTE and fun card Connie.

Creations by Shirl said...

Aw your card makes me smile... loving those kittys! Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge!

Teresa Arsenault said...

What cute kitties! FAbulous card.

Chasing the Dream said...

Me like, no love those felines. Fab looking kitties. Still smiling and singing .

Joan said...

So cute and purrrrr-fect.

lulucker said...

Makes for a purr fect comic strip! wonderful card, thank you for joining us at Petal Lu, Lu DT xx

Donna Ellis said...

Aw, your purr-fect together pair of mousers is so sweet, Connie! Wonderful colors, too! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge "Use a Stamp or Digi".
crafty hugs,
{Creative Smiles}

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Cute, cute Kitties! I love their eyes! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon's "Anything Goes" challenge!

Donna Phelan said...

Sweet sweet kitties! Love your heart embellishments. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Mod Squad Challenge

Cynthia said...

Very cute fussy cut kittens. Thanks for sharing with Carch the Bug this week.

pst said...

Beautiful card and a great idea to flip the image so the kitten has a friend. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.

Nancy said...

Very cute cats and great idea to flip the image to use it again! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Just Us Girls!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Aww super fun cats! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

Shelly Schmidt said...

An adorable card- the image is so cute- love the coloring and have no clue what you did with the DP you used- fun to reverse the image too.

ike said...

What a fabulous card and I just love how you did the fantastic kitties :-) That image really makes me smile :-D
Thank you for purring along at SUYP Cats Challenges.


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Pat said...

Beautiful card with cute images, thanks for sharing at MTTC.

Pat xx

Daffodil Cards said...

What expressive cats, this is a great card.

Helene Siermans said...

Love these little cats! I have to go and get them myself I think. Great card you made too.

Thank you for playing along with us at Catch the bug!

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge “Love Is In The Air” at Pattie’s Creations. What a cute image too! Thanks for joining us!
Pattie ♥
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

Min said...

Thanks so much for join the Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge this week. We hope you'll join us again for this weeks' challenge: Keep it Simple!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Min - Bugaboo Stamps Asst DT Coordinator

Dawn Lancaster said...

Sweet little kitties! I love the colours too!
Dawn xx

Margaret said...

Such cute kitties. Hope your hand is healing well. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
Margaret, DT

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Connie!
This is fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Andree said...

A gorgeous card and a clever way to create the cute kitty couple. The background paper and hearts look wonderful.
Thank-you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore February Challenge “Use a Stamp or Digi”. Good luck x

Katydid Cards said...

The image you used is so whimsical...just darling. And I love how you sized them to be a "couple". Your coloring is great! Thank you for joining us at Connie Can Crop’s monthly challenge, ” I Do”. Good luck!

Amber Milone said...

Adorable card! I have three cats of my own so I love the images. Thanks for joining us at RRR!

Tracey said...

I love your card. How innovative of you to flip the image and make it slightly bigger so you had a pair of them. You did a fantastic job colouring them and you are right that the design paper looks like wallpaper. Thank you so much for joining in our challenge! We hope you will come back and join in again soon. Good Luck!
Hugs, Tracey (DT One Stitch At A Time)

Daphne/Scrapsofstuff said...

LOVE the kitties. That is an adorable imagine. Great job with the coloring. Thank you so much for joining us over at Connie Can Crop for the monthly challenge.

Angela Corcoran said...

Such a fun card! Those kitties are too cute! Thanks for joining us at Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge!

Veronica Tovar said...

Very sweet and purrfect card. I love the sentiment as well. great coloring job too. Thank you for entering it at Connie's Can crop blog challenge: I do. Tons of luck.

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. I love the cute cats. Thanks for joining in our "Love is in the Air" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
Bev x