Saturday, September 26, 2015

I'm Here for You

     Yesterday I shocked many of my followers by posting a card with a dog image instead of a cat so today, I'm making up for that.  :-D  This sweet feline "Homework Helper" is from a set of the same name available at Deedee's Digis.  See the photo of the full set at the bottom of this post.

     Those of you who share your lives with felines will totally understand this image.  Regardless of what you are trying to accomplish, the cat must be in the middle of it!  Even my teenage granddaughters know about the kind of homework help cats give.  No matter, we love them and reward them for loving us enough to be there for us.  :-D

     To make this card, I started with a sketch from Sweet Sketch Weds. but flipped it, top to bottom.

     The image is colored with ProMarkers and cut into a square.  I inked the edges and layered it onto a die cut, square, lace doily.  That went onto dp from Forever in Time, their "Perfect Prints" pad.  I added sparkly ribbon (made with twine and narrow double stick tape), then  a two layer flower to which glitter had been added.  I used another of my favorite die cut leaf stems (Cheery Lynn) with glitter added to those also.  I put a full stem of leaves above with the flower and three individual ones at the lower left.   Finally, I added the small pearls to the three leaves and to the opposite corner above.

     Although this feline is supposedly helping with homework, I think it would be a great card just to tell someone they're not alone.

4 Crafty Chicks
Bunny Zoe's
Cheery Lynn
Crafty Boots
Crafty Cardmakers
Crafty Gals Corner
Crafty Ribbons
Digi Choosday
Digital Delights
Eureka Stamps
Inspiration Destination
Little Miss Muffet - top row
Mod Squad
Outlawz Twisted Thursday

     Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget there's still a little bit of time to play in the September DOM challenge at Deedee's Digis.  It runs until just before midnight, Pacific Time, on Sunday, September 27.  Playing this month means you'll get the digi for next month free and it's a cutie!  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

Oh Connie, this is gorgeous and just loving the kitty and die you have used to enhance the elegant kitty.
Linda xxx

Donna Hanley said...

This is a great set and you did a wonderful job with this image. Like the glitter. Have a fun day.

shulsart said...

Cute kitty and card. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Dawn said...

Love your pretty kitty! he's coloured beautifully! Love the die you've used too!
Dawn xx

jimlynn said...

Love the glitter on that branch and flower! So pretty with that kitty framed out that way too. A wonderful, wonderful card!

Dawn said...

Back with my DT Hat on! Thanks for playing in the Monochrome challenge over at Eureka Stamps this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Joanna M. said...

What a super fun card. I love the expression on that cute cat. So glad that you found time to join in the fun over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

Kathie said...

Very cute card, love this cat image and with my love of cats I need to get this image. Great colours and embellishments and that's a great die you've used. Great card and thanks so much for sharing your talent with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Kathie SSW2~DT

julie_woolston said...

What a beautiful card love the beautiful image.
Thank you for joining us at CCM&M
Hugs Julie xxx

Lori Turner said...

Awww...what a cutie kitty image and card! Thanks so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week for our Sparkle and Shine challenge! xoxoxo

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such a sweet image! I love that this kitty has a different look than Deedee's usual kitty! Very nice! Onto the wish list it goes!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Haha! Yes, that is definitely the kind of homework help a cat would give. Great card.

Amy Cohen said...

Wonderful coloring- I still struggle coloring to see how others work with them. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

Heide said...

Sweet card, and great image. Thanks for joining us this week. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Sally Dodger said...

A wonderful card Connie. I definitely get what you mean about cats always wanting to 'help', as I have three laid on my laptop 'helping' me type. I love how you have coloured your image to match Molly and the twine and die cut flowers are great embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

anne said...

Such a sweet image and pretty flower embellishments. Thamk you for joining in with us this week.
Anne SSW2-DT

karalschuknecht said...

Great card and I love the edging. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. Karal DT

crafty said...

What a cute cat. Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at Eureka Stamps.

crafty said...

And for sharing it at Crafty Cardmakers and More as well. Mary

Sharla said...

Love that kitty as the large focal point on your card, I love using bigger images like that, it really makes them pop! Thank you for sharing your amazing card with us at LMMS!! :)

Peanut said...

Oh what a cutie-pie! She looks a little like Molly. I can attest to a cat's eagerness to be helpful. My Richard is ever so keen to help me with the laundry. Black cat on clean white sheets is not a good combo but I don't have the heart to tell him that! :)
hugs Asha

Dee's Craft Room said...

What a cute card, great image and lovely die cut. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Emma said...

Just love the cat image, thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday for our ‘Ribbon & Lace’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Adorable card, I love the green background, beautifully coloured.Your right about the sentiment, this puss can say a lot can't he/she?

Unknown said...

Love it 0 had a kitty for 22 years who was just that helpful. :D Lovely image and coloring. Thanks for playing in our Mod Squad Challenge this week.

Patricia St Martin said...

That they are is helper in all ways. Just adorable, love how you framed her in and great way of coloring her, turned out so pretty and love the die cut. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Thursday.
Hugs, Pat♥

Pia S said...

Great coloring of the fur and a beautiful card..

Sassy Raggedy said...

Oh I love that die you used to frame your wonderful image. This just screams Hugs, joann

Anjie said...

Lovely make Connie, I'm a cat lady too. Thanks for joining us in our Ribbon and Lace challenge at Digi Choosday
Anjie (DT)

What I Created Next said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Ribbons and Lace challenge (DT)

Moni said...

Beautiful card!!! Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges. Good luck.-Monica. Dt