Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Herding Cats

     Can you believe it's already March?  It feels like just last week we were scurrying around getting Christmas things organized.  Either way, the first day of the month means a new "Anything Goes" challenge over at Crafts Galore Encore and this month our sponsor is the fabulous Fabrika Fantasy!  They very generously supplied images for the DT to use (I adore their fanciful images!) and I was lucky enough to get "Cheerful Elf."

     The image may have been designed as a Christmas Elf but I thought I could turn his hat into a cowboy hat so I used him for this card.  Doesn't he look like he might be herding cats?  Maybe tigers?  Ride 'em Catboy!

     He's colored with ProMarkers, then die cut with a die from Sue Wilson.  I used a piece of vellum, cut it with the same die and overlaid it onto the card front, attaching it with brads.  How long has it been since you dug through your stash of brads?  Yeah, I thought do.  lol

     I added two strips of ribbon and tied the bow with a different ribbon, then left it alone.  I wanted it to be cute and simple (is that related to clean and simple?) and still suitable as a masculine card since I'm sending it to my great-grandson for his birthday.

Come and Get It
Crafting from the Heart
Crazy Challenge
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Inky Chicks
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
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     That's it for today but I hope you're going to come and play at Crafts Galore Encore this month.  You'll find some really fun and wonderful inspiration from all the team members so check them out.  Then make something and enter it into our challenge.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Donna Hanley said...

Connie, This little herder is cute as can be so I'm sure any cats or tigers would do as he said. LOL Great coloring especially on the cat. I have such a hard time coloring cats. last week I helped a girl make a scrapbook for her Mom and we DID use a couple of brads the other day on a scrapbook page. Haven't used any on a card in ages though. Another thing we used were eyelets. Good ole' stuff. Have a great day.

*Vicki* said...

I love that you've turned him into a cowboy Connie!! What a cute image and would make anyone smile for sure! :) Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my word what a fabulous image! I simply adore the image and wonderful card. The colouring of both images is gorgeous.
Linda xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Connie this is a gorgeous card I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

jimlynn said...

How fun and cute - and yes, he really does look like he's herding cats! Better than herding cows anyway of the week too!
Love your card.

Olenkaja said...

Your card is so pretty. I love the design and all the layering and beautiful ribbon. Thanks for joining us on the Scrapy Land Challenge :)

Andree said...

A fabulous card Connie. I love the colours and how you've transformed the elf xx

Donna Ellis said...

LOL! How cute! Fantastic card, Connie! XXOO

Teresa Arsenault said...

So cute. Only you would think of herding cats. :) hugs, Teresa

pauline said...

Thats so cool .Thanks for joining our glitternsparklechallenge Pauline Dt x

Christi Conley said...

Herding Cats!! I need that type of cowboy, too. Love this card! So clever! Hugs, Christi

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Connie! This is so lovely. Your creativity is always amazing. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by Word Art Wednesday and play along in our challenges. It's such a blessing to have you join us and I hope you will visit again soon and often. Have a wonderful and creative week.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

P.S. i'd love to have you stop by my blog to say hello when you can.

Di said...

Ha, ha Connie - what a fun card! I love the 'herding cats' image :)


Di xx
Cuttlebug Mania DT

Carolyn Cochran said...

This is an awesome card- love the manly theme! Thanks for playing with us at Come and Get It!
Carolyn, DT

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely card. Thanks for playing along with us at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends.
Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, LPoCF DT

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! awesome colouring and a fabulous card.

Glenda Atkins said...

Oh this so sweet,the little cowboy on his 'Horse' is wonderful. Well done!

Valentina Ivanova said...

So cute card. Thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again :) Valentina DT