Saturday, February 8, 2014

Something Great

     Back again with a second post today although it's been a lot of hours since my first post in the middle of the night last night.  In lots of places, it's already tomorrow.  :-D

     I was going through my stash of digital images and happened on the folder with Squigglefly images.  Realizing that I hadn't dug into that one in a while, I opened it and was delighted to find this curious cat who obviously can't keep any kind of secret -- Valentine or birthday!  Or maybe she's the gift?  I'd be thrilled if someone gave me a new kitten as a Valentine.  (No, no, nevermind -- I see all of you lining up to drop off your strays on my front porch!)

     The image is colored with ProMarkers and Copics, and I added clear glitter to the tissue paper in the image and another touch to the bow on the box lid.  Then I layered the image onto a piece of white CS which has been run through a Darise embossing folder, one of my new ones not used before.  The sentiment is mine and I added it before printing the image.  I added dots of red to the embossing and inked the edges before adding it to the card front.  The red bow is from my stash and is part of the latest batch that I made.  Between Christmas and Valentines, I was completely out of red bows, so I spent some time making another dozen.

Animal Friends -- Dots
Cards Galore Encore -- Add glitter or a gem or candi
Cuttlebug Mania -- A touch of red
Emergency Crafters -- Pink & red
House That Stamps Built -- Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty
Scribbles Designs -- Sparkle it up
Sparkles Forum -- Show new stash (Emb folder & bow)
Squigglefly -- Red and pink
Sweet Stamps -- Pink, red, white
Whimsy Inspiration -- Something new (Emb folder)

     OK, tomorrow morning I'll have a different kind of project which has taken me well over 4 days to complete and I have 3 others still "under construction."  Not a card but something recycled.  Whew, it makes me tired all over just thinking of it.  lol  Be sure to peep in mid-morning or so.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Glenda Atkins said...

Cats and boxes,what can one say:O)! Love the sparkly tissue paper and your wee bow! Fabulous card!

Desire Fourie said...

Just precious and I love the sparkly touches.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Kimbo said...

That's a great image and you've presented it well. My furbaby is sitting in a box in my craft room with me - his basket is empty! Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Donna Hanley said...

I can see the cats lining up now at your front door. LOL I really like this image and your glittering really show up nicely. Another nice job from you, Connie. Can't wait to see what's in store for us tomorrow.

Kuni said...

A wonderful Card! I love the sweet image !
Thanks for joining us at the Animal Friends challenge.

Sternenglanz said...

what a beautiful card
the subject is great!

Thank you for participating in the Animal Friends Challenge


Holly Young said...

oh, I love how the red dots look! Great idea you had. The glitter on the paper is also a wonderful look. Thanks so much for playing in Squigglefly's challenge this week!

nwilliams6 said...

What a super fun card! Love the sparkle, your great image and your cute little bow! Your bow is precious - how fun you make them up and have them ready. Thanks so much for sharing this adorable card with us at Squigglefly and thanks for using such a cute Squigglefly image as well! Hugz!

Helen said...

A lovely card. Love the glittery accents. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.

Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

Rebecca said...

Hi NanaConnie, I hope your OK. Your card is so adorable i love the sweet little image and the glitter looks great!

Love From Rebecca xx

Benzi said...

Connie, this image is so cute and I love the sparkle. Sorry, I don't have a cat to give you but I'm sure now that the call is out, you'll have plenty. LOL

jimlynn said...

Super cute! Love all the red and pink with that cute image. Um....don't have any strays to give you - but if I get one, I'll remember you said this!


KT Fit Kitty said...

I love your kitty card!

Sandy said...

Oh you caught me!!!!! And to think - there was not a sardine in sight!
Love your card!!

Elizabeth Hart said...

So funny and and oh so true! Very cute and thanks for joining us at the Squigglefly Challenge this week!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Sweet design, love the added sparkle and the little ribbon and pearl embellishment. Thank you for joining us in this weeks blog challenge at

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is great. I love the fancy edge embossing. I also love the image of people lined up at your door with stray cats in hand. :)

Peanut said...

Aaaaaw! So cute... and typical of a card! Have restful Sunday, NC.
hugs Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Crafting Vicky said...

loooove this!!! great embossing and fabulous use of the red with it. The cat is soooo cute!!!

Kerry said...

Great card, made me smile. Thank you for joining in with our Touch of Red challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

Birgit said...

This card instantly reminded me of our Lucy who can not resist any bag or box. I love it!! I love the embossed cut background and the glitter too. I must say I love your kitty cats and the top pic of the doggie and cat. Our other cat(we have 4)loves to lick our dog's ears

Bastelkueken`s Kreative Welt aus Alsdorf said...

What a wonderful card... it`s great

Thanks for joining us at the Animal Friends challenge.