Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Felines Made Me Post This!

     I had no idea when I did the previous post that I'd be posting twice today.  But the feline fur babies simply wouldn't let me do a salute to the world of canines without a balancing post featuring a cat.   Sigh.  If you want to see what upset them, check out this post (or scroll down one post.)

     I found this image in my collection of Di's Digi Designs and decided that I would color it with my polychromos pencils.   When it was finished, I cut it with one of my newest dies, an Unbranded cross stitch rectangle, and I used the smallest one from that set to cut the sentiment.

     I needed to get this one done quickly (since the fur babies were glaring at me) and I had already spent a good 45 minutes coloring, so I looked through various sketches and settled on the one from Cheerful Sketches.  Without a sketch, I can spend an hour or more fiddling with design ideas, laying things out, re-arranging them, and re-arranging again.  No time for that this morning!

     Everything on the card came from scraps in my stash.  The bit of red ribbon and the polka dot dp worked well together so I grabbed them, trimmed the dp squares to a suitable size, distressed the edges a bit,  and layered them onto a card base made from a leftover piece of confetti CS.  

     I dug out one of those white bows I sew up by the dozens, used a marker to 'dye' it red, and added it as the one embellishment on the card.  I called it finished and rushed around to get it photographed and ready to post.  

     Sorry the ribbon is crooked in the photo but I didn't take time to adjust it and re-photograph.  At that point, the felines were pacing and making threatening noises so I just sat down and began typing up the post.  (If you don't see a post from me tomorrow, call the FBI!  The cats have probably done something horrible with my remains, like hiding the shredded pieces under the ribbon stash in the craft room.  lol)


     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


jimlynn said...

So glad the kitties got equal time with this pretty card too! Love the design on here and of course that sweet image.

Ine Creaine said...

Hi what a nice card! Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches ! Good luck.
bye ine DT

Daffodil Cards said...

AW! so adorable with lovely bright colours.

Lori Kobular said...

Love those garden buddies! I love all the critters that visit my garden and yard! So much fun to watch!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous Card...Thanks for joining us at Di’s Digi Challenge & using one of Di’s images :)
Wendy xx

ike said...

Very cute card and a great layout. I am glad you have pleased the kitties after the gorgeous Dog card :-D
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Rijacki Ledum said...

Adorable kitty, nice use of the sketch.

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

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Margreet said...

Gorgeous card! Great coloring!
Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches.
xxx Margreet

Julie Odil said...

Aw, so cute, Connie. Love the image and the dies you used. Thanks for joining us this month at DigiStamps4Joy. Julie, DT member