Saturday, May 7, 2016

You're How Old ?!

     I was a winner at Cre8tive Hands this week and, while I've played in their challenges a few times, this was the first time I've visited their store.  Of course, the first thing that happened was that I fell in love with half a dozen feline images so, after claiming my prize, I went on a shopping spree.  I'm also now a member of their monthly club where I will be getting up to 20 images per month for $5, plus a discount on purchases from the store.  Since I'm really crazy about everything I've seen, that's going to work out for me.  :-D

     Here's my first card using a Cre8tive Hands image.

I used the sketch at The Outlawz.

     The cat is colored with my newest Warm Gray markers from ProMarkers, and I hope he looks like a young Siamese just beginning to get his distinctive markings.  I used a Memory Box Scalloped Circle Stitched die to cut him and did an out-of-the-box technique.  I used that same circular die to cut out the sentiment, cutting it once from the top, then moving the die and cutting it from the bottom to get an oval instead of a circle.

     The "Happy Birthday" is from a Spellbinders set and the dp is from DCWV, the "Midnight Chic" pad.  I hoard this particular stack of paper because I love working in black and white but it's hard to find really great b&w papers.  When I found this stack over 2 years ago, I grabbed it up and now I wish I'd grabbed two.  I haven't been able to find it since and every pattern is just so fabulous.  Consequently, I save all the scraps every time and use them before cutting a new sheet, if that's at all possible.  This was a scrap piece that fit the card and the sketch perfectly.

      Believe it or not, there are three sets of three sequins each on the card but they're hard to find in the photo.  They sparkle like the dickens IRL !

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Scrapy Land
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Sisterhood of Crafters
Word Art Wednesday

     I think that's all I have for today but I am working on a couple of new projects so you never know if there will be an additional post this afternoon.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Donna Hanley said...

I found your three sequins. Your coloring of this cat is just right and the paper is just lovely. Wishing you a lovely Saturday.

Doreen said...

Love that image,this is

Darlene said...

LOL ... what a fun creation! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
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Linda Simpson said...

Congratulations on your win! As you know me and kitties I just adore this card, the face of the kitty is a picture, great sentiment too.
Linda xxx

Patty Sue 2 said... I HAVE to check this shop out! Love your cute little card and it is perfect for all the "kitty" lovers. Thank you for joining us at Destination Inspiration! Good luck and I hope you will join us again with your lovely work!

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely card and image. Great in black and white. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! The image is so cute!! I love the papers you used!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day :)

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jimlynn said...

Too cute and fun! I'll have to check out their images now. Love the expression on that kitty. Looks great with part of his tail coming out of the die like that. Beautiful papers too.

Donna Ellis said...

Ha! Great image, Connie! Congrats on your win. I look forward to seeing your creations using the club images! Really great take on the sketch, too! Wonderful card, my sweet friend! Hugs, de

Dawn said...

Love it NanaC! Perfect in B&W! I can see your sequins too!
Dawn xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

This is just a hoot, I LOVE the B&W and I can see your sequins shining. Beautiful paper and great image.

Karen Day said...

Your kitty is just darling, and perfect for our Creative Critters challenge! Thanks for joining us this week at Art Impressions! said...

Connie gorgeous card made me smile love the kitty so cute. Alison xx

Unknown said...

My favorite color combo is black and white. I really like the sparkling sequins. Thank you so much for entering your creative and beautiful art in the Word Art Wednesday challenge.
Blessings, Carole

Kerri said...

Great card and I love the black and white colour scheme..thank you for joining us over at LMMS DT-Kerri

Billie A said...

Love the black and white. Stunning and cute cat. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Jennifer Scull said...

the cat's expression is hysterical! what a fun card! :)

Thank you for joining our 'Animals plus a sentiment' challenge at Aud Sentiments! :)

ike said...

That is brilliant - the cat's expression is priceless !! Lovely design to your card too :-D
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Anonymous said...

I can see why you love these papers the one you have used this time is gorgeous Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
hugs Samantha :0)

flowerdisco said...

Haha, finder's keepers. I had to go back and look for the sequins.
---Your kitty is super cute and I like how you used the circles: clever girl. I tell you a secret: I do too own tons of DCWV but looked for the one you used and I do not have it. I would have asked if you wanted it, oh well. Maybe another stack some day.

---Congrats on your winning from the Cre8tive Hands Friends. I am happy you joined our monthly digi club too. Thanks so much for your patronage and thanks you for continuing to participate in our bi-weekly challenges. We appreciate it so much.

Michelle said...

Love this card so much!! Thank you for using the image and making such a darling card!!
Cre8tive Hands x