Saturday, April 30, 2016

Courageous Cat

     Today's card is one of those "I never knew I would make this" projects.  It all started when I was killing time, waiting for a friend to finish up an appointment.  There was a local craft store right next door so I went in just to window shop!  As I walked by a rack of clear stamp sets , I heard this set cry out to me, a pathetic little mewling sound like something that might come from a sad and abandoned kitten.

     The set not only had stamps and sentiments, it had matching dies.  I rarely use rubber stamps these days, but definitely prefer red rubber to clear polymer when I do use them, and haven't purchased any kind of rubber stamp in who-knows-how-long.  But this one jumped on me and forced me to buy it, even though it had clear polymer stamps and wasn't on sale -- jumped on ME, the "I-only-buy-at-sales-or-with-a-discount-coupon-lady."

     Once home, it was necessary to immediately make this card.  If you don't believe me on the "necessity" part, just ask the kitten!  You know I'm a sucker for a cute feline face.  Cats are my favorite because they are the one totally irresistible animal when they want attention.  :-D

     Sketch is from The Outlawz, turned sideways.

     The kitten image is colored with my ProMarkers, then die cut with the dies from the set.  (Stampendous)   There are three separate pieces to the kitten and I adhered it with Pop Dots on the head and bow for a little dimension.

     The mouse is from Rick St. Dennis, also colored with ProMarkers, then hand cut (whew, what a chore that was!)   The kitten's expression just called for something to be in that corner so I hunted up that perfect little mouse.

     The sentiment is hand stamped with three tiny sentiment stamps from Stampotique (which have been in my collection forever), then die cut with an oval die from Spellbinders.  I added gems for a bit of bling and a white, satin-ribbon bow.

     I thought this would make a perfect card of encouragement for a child.

A Beautiful Mess
As You Like It
Aud Sentiments
Brown Sugar
Crafting by Designs
Crafty Girls Creations
Creative Fingers
Cre8tive Hands Friends
I {heart} ProMarkers
Julia Spiri
Morgan's Artworld
Outlawz Twisted Thurs

     Enjoy your weekend and do something just for yourself; recharge those batteries so that you have something to pass on to someone else when they are in need of a charge up.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Kathi said...

Awww. Fabulous cat card!

Your cats along the side are gorgeous.

Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenges!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Precious! My neighbor has 6 Maine Coon cats...they are huge but very sweet...just too many of them. I love your added quote.

Daffodil Cards said...

I can see why you cosseted the cat, it's expression is wonderful. all in all in fabulous card.

Linda Simpson said...

What a cute kitty, she is gorgeous and love your take on the sketch.
Linda xxx

Inkyfingers said...

I can see why this cutie was calling your name and you made a fabulous card with her! Love the sentiment too!
Carol x said...

I love this stamp the card is fabulous and the colours you have used are stunning. Love Alison xx

EdenLand Designs said...

Oh, this is just too sweet!!! You were obviously MEANT to have this stamp, so you could make this wonderful card :) Thanks for sharing with us this time around at Creative Fingers :)
Susan DT

Davi said...

Darling little guy, can see why he was calling your name :) Made a sweet card, great score on the set and die!!

Sam said...

So cute!!
thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique :)

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab image and

Wendy Fraser said...

Such a cute card, I'm a sucker for cats too and wouldn't have been able to resist this cutie either! Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xx

Sue said...

What a cute card, anything with cats is good by me! Thank you so much for joining in with us at Stampotique and have a great week. Sue xx

Kristen said...

Super cute card. I love the cat stamp. Thank you for playing with us at Stampotique Designers Challenge.

Claudine Criner said...

Really cute, Thanks for joining us this week at Stampotique.

Ginger said...

what a sweet card
thank's for joining in with Stampotique.
Carol x

Berni Cuttino said...

Me, love this cutie. Sweet image and fab coloring and design.

Jackie said...

Cute cat card
Thank you for joining us at the SDC blog

Rainey's Craft Room said...

An adorable card, love the image. Thanks for playing along at AYLI this week.
Lorraine DT

Jennifer Scull said...

your story makes me smile! of course you had to 'rescue' the stamps! :) great take on the sketch, too!

Thank you for joining our 'Animals plus a sentiment' challenge at Aud Sentiments! :)

Glenda Atkins said...

Too cute,loving the wee mouse and the expression on the kitty!

Billie A said...

Your kitten is so cute and its cute to see your photos of the kittens. I am so allergic to cats (any animal with fur... hair dogs are ok) I would love a cat.. I enjoy seeing your awesome card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments. Hugs

Sarah said...

A brilliant card and of course you HAD to have that's gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing at AYLI!! Sarah :0)

TRACEY MO said...

His a sweetie!,! Fab take on the sketch!

Thanks for joining us at julia spiri challenge today hope to see you again

Tracey nrt

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Awww.. such a cute the cute Cat..Thank you so much for joining us at A Beautiful Mess.