Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Sweet & Cuddly?

     I'm an animal lover and cats seem to adopt me more than any other animal right now so I'm becoming known as a crazy cat lady.  I share that with all of you so that you'll have it in mind as you read the rest of this post that I'm not anti-feline.

     Have any of you ever come across a cat that just didn't want to interact with humans?  Not that he or she was afraid of humans and ran away, and not one that was aggressive, mean or snarky; just one who didn't see humans as being necessary to their survival.  lol

     This cute and funny image from Beccy's Place will show you exactly what I mean.  I know this is meant to be a Halloween image but it's versatile enough to work for any time of year.

     The image is a silhouette so the only coloring needed was on the eyes and I did them with ProMarkers and white gel ink.  The frame was made by cutting the card front with a die from Impression Obsession.  I saved the inner pieces for another project but the outer border made a very effective frame for Mr. Cute and Cuddly.  Of course, I had to glue down all those tiny bits sticking out from the frame so that they wouldn't get snagged by anything.  I used a glue pen with a very fine tip for those.  :-D

     Your eyes are not fooling you - the card base is made from yellow ombre CS which I ran through my "Linen" folder.  I adhered the image to the inside of the card front, then added the sentiment to the outside along with a single black bow.  Finished!

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     OK, now that you've met this 'less-the-cuddly' character, I want you to give your own sweet feline a little pat, a little treat, and thank him/her for happily sharing your human world.  :-D    Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


  1. Hi Connie, I LOVE this card and image, great sentiment. Gerogie has settled in well but is definitely "daddy's boy" will only come to me when I have food, the little tinker. Fluffy is mummy's princess though ;)
    Linda xxx

  2. Hahaha - Yes - being a Crazy Cat Lady myself, I do know a couple of independents like that :-D
    Great card. I really love yellow and that cat is excellent - great work with the eys.
    Thank you very much for coming to play at SUYP Cats Challenges

    *** Don't forget to Link him up though cuz I can't see it in the Challenge yet !!! ****

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  3. This is just fabulous, Love the image and fab

  4. Only you can do cards with the right sentiment, I LOVE this fun bright card.

  5. LOL!!! Yes, cats are very unpredictable sometimes and I just love the funny sentiment you've used with this one Connie!! HUGS :)

  6. Awesome card! Love the frame die you used to showcase your cat! The sentiment is so fun~ Great design!
    Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at Scrapy Land!
    Sherrie K
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  7. lol, fab card, thank you for sharing with us at Digi Choosday this week, Julie DT x

  8. Fun image and sentiment! Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenges.

  9. I think we can all relate to cats like that NanaConnie. My mum in law had a very independent cat who would allow you to stroke him for a while and then launch into attack mode for no apparent reason. He was quite a character!
    I really like the colour scheme on your card, the yellow, black and white work great together. I love the way you've coloured the eyes, especially the addition of the white "shine". Fabulous!

  10. Hi Connie! I love this card. The black and yellow really pop !!!

    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
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