Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Cat's Candy

     Before you read that post title and decide that I'm completely bonkers for thinking that cats like or have candy, let me tell you the quick story behind the phrase.

     When I was a young child, perhaps 4 or 5 years old, if my parents didn't want me having more candy than was good for me - mostly during the fall holiday season - they would put the candy into a special vintage tin which had a picture of a cat on it.  That became known as "The Cat's Candy" and the rule was that I had to ask our pet cat if  I could have more.  She had to say "Yes" before I could have any more.  Of course, she never learned to talk so she never said that magic word.  lol

     I saw this cat silhouette at Beccy's Place and the expression on the cat's face was so forbidding, I was reminded of "The Cat's Candy" from my childhood.  So, here's what I did...


     The cat is one image and the little bag of candy is another.  Both are from Beccy's Place.  I merged them and colored with ProMarkers.  Since the optional twist at Beccy's this month is Fancy Folds, I followed Beccy's tutorial on Dutch Door Folds and did my first one.  It's a fun fold and looks more complicated than it is.  It also allows a card to stand on its own.

     I used an oval die from QuicKutz to cut the image and used a smaller oval die to cut the sentiment.  The candy corn paper was in my scrapbooking stash and probably came from a DCVW stack.  That paper was so busy I decided to limit my embellishments to one, simple, bow which I tied by hand from black, grosgrain ribbon.

     Challenges:
Aloha Friday
Crafter's Castle
Crafting from the Heart
Crafty Friends
Di's Digi Designs
Fussy & Fancy
Jo's Scrap Shack
Outlawz Festive Friday
Send a Smile 4 Kids
SUYP Cats

     That's what I have for today and I'm working on cards for tomorrow and over the weekend.  Of course, on Friday, I'll have my usual DT card for QKR Stampede so be sure to stop by.  Everything is autumn related through Saturday at least, and I'm still hoping for cooler weather to show up.  :-D
Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

11 comments:

*Vicki* said...

That is SUCH a fun card Connie! I love your fun fold design with that candy corn paper! The kitty looks quite posessive with the candy too! LOL! I loved your story and I'm thinking if it was me I would've worked REEEEALLY hard to see if I could get that cat to meow a similar "yes" word for my parents to hear it! LOL!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Linda Simpson said...

A brilliant card and love the cat and papers. I loved to read your story too, how sad the cat never said yes! LOL!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Donna said...

Cute story NanaConnie. The cat's candy was good thinking. Wonderful fold card. I'll have to try that one. I think I might have that background paper somewhere. LOL!

Heather said...

What a fabulous card!!! I love that you personalized the images to your childhood experience; so fun!! And what an awesome fold. Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

Beccy said...

Your card is fabulous NanaConnie and I love the story behind it. Parents sure do have to be creative when it comes to keeping candy from the kids!
You did a wonderful job merging the two images, and it's great to see that you gave the Dutch fold a go. Well done!
Cheers,
Beccy

Lori Kobular said...

Great story and that cat's face says you are never going to get any candy! I love the Dutch Door fold, what a fun Halloween card!!

Wendy L said...

Perfect card for our challenge at Crafty Friends xxxxx

Creations by Shirl said...

That's one scary cat, lol! TFS it with KBD Aloha Friday Challenge~

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful folded card Connie, love the pretty designer paper. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

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ike said...

Hahaha - what a fabulous grumpy cat and such a funny story about your candy :-) Thank you very much for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
Hugz
IKE x

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