Wednesday, October 23, 2019

It's All About the Stretch

     This is one of those cards that 'shows up' unexpectedly and drives you crazy for hours!  Let me tell you the story and you'll see why.  I got up this morning and was going to work in the craft room on some additional cards for the Cat Lovers Blog Hop going on between now and Saturday.

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     I looked at the desktop and there's a card lying on it which wasn't there yesterday when I finished playing.  I remember very clearly making the card but it was back a ways, maybe even six or seven months ago.  So I searched back through the posts on my blog and it wasn't there.  

     Hmmm, could it have been as much as a year ago?  I search back further, all the way back to last year's Cat Lovers Hop but nothing.  OK, go back even further - I covered every post for the last two years and more (wasting a good two hours of what could have been productive time - grrrrr.)  I have never blogged about this card!  

     Well, lucky you, folks.  You get to see it today and I get to enter one more card into the Hop.  :-D  This card was done in honor of one of my childhood cats who was named "Stretch."  He was black and always stretched before every activity.  Even when he awoke hungry and thirsty, he had to take time to stretch every muscle and tendon in his sleek body.  

     Please don't ask me who made the cat image because I don't remember.  I do remember sizing the two cat images and reversing one to print them both on the same piece of CS.

Eyes done with red glitter
Cut with square die (QuicKutz) and distressed
Red mulberry paper
Ribbon scrap from Crafty Ribbons
Hand tied bow tie bow
Sentiment hand cut and mounted on dimensional tape

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     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Jane Willis said...

What a super card. I wonder why it decided to show itself to you now? maybe it knew the time was just right!

meg said...

Brilliant card love the cat images definitely time to blog it

Linda Simpson said...

Brilliant card! Love the sentiment and the kitties.
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

I'm glad you found this card because it's darling! Love the way you did the two cats that way.

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW! Lucky find, Connie and I LOVE it! My fave color combo and that mulberry paper is divine! Super design, too. xxD

Anne Buckingham said...

Cats loves to stretch, great idea for a card. Love the red fussy.

Tink said...

great card!

jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts said...

Gorgeous and perfect timing for it to show up! I can see how these two reminded you of your Stretch, such a nice image.
Jenny x

Arianna Barbara said...

Very hilarious!!! Love the funny image and the adorable red details!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Haha, I've done that too. So glad you were finally able to share it! Great silhouette kitty images!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Wonderful. Love the sentiment and simple color scheme.

Suzanne H said...

I saw your card on Double D and on the Cat Lovers Hop and had to come over. I love the red mulberry paper, which I had never heard of until I started card making. It sets off the whole card. Good luck in the hop!

Becca Yahrling said...

What a great design this is! And love the pretty red, white & black color combo, too. The mulberry paper & your bow are yummy!

D.Ann C said...

Love the layout, the reversed and re-sized and fab frayed edging!

NanaConnie said...

Becca, I wish I could comment on each of your entries but I don't have a Flickr account and that prevents me from commenting on them. I do visit so I get to see all the fab things you're creating!

Fikreta said...

It's lovely card.

Susan Renshaw said...

Love all the the red elements including the eyes! That digi id purrfect- I wonder where it (and the card) came from!!

ike said...

What a purr-fect card. I love it that you named him Stretch :-) I wonder where that card came from then ???? Spoooooky :-)
Love the red furry edging.
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Vivian Foo said...

Great red borders you added.

Darlene said...

OMG these cats are so cool! Great card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Silhouette’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Leslie said...

I love this image and the pops of red! Great card!
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Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Stretch was really the perfect name for your cat. :) Luckily the card has came out, so you have posted now! It's very beautiful!

mandysea said...

Ahahaha! I my goodness - at least you found it! I giggle because I do confounded things all the time! Stretch is so appropriate! Beautifully done!

Janis said...

Love that name for your kitty....just perfect!! I am so glad you found this card because it is a delight!! Clever doing the reversing and resizing of the images...I am doing well if I can even get digis printed!!! Ha. I love the red mulberry paper and the glittering fiery eyes. I zoomed in on the image so I could get a good look at them. Great effect!

Thank you so much for playing along in the #2019CatLoversHop!!
<3 J

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Carole J said...

Such a beautiful black cat card, Connie. I love the red feathered-edged mulberry paper as your background. The cats look amazing and Stretch is a very cool name for a cat! x

Billie A said...

Cute card and fun images. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Sentiments.
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Suze said...

THis is a fabulous card - and a great sentiment for the image. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends.

Donna Phelan said...

Love those cats, they are wildly attractive! Everything POPS with that lovely Mulberry Paper behind it--I have so many packs of them bought years ago for a project in mind....maybe in the next 6 months I'll actually do it lol Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Silhouettes Challenge, Donna, DT Member.

Denise Bryant said...

Love those kitty images! Pretty card!

Diane said...

What a fun post and a fabulous card, my cats don't stretch like that, but the dog sure does, it makes me laugh every time! Thank for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Monica C. said...

That is such a cool card! I love the red mulberry paper around the focal image on it. Good find :-)
Hugs Monica

Joy Wilson said...

Very cute! I just love it when kitties do their "stretch"
Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
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Alina Florea said...

Very cute card! Thank you for entering our challenge over at Scrapy Land Challenge :) Hugs, Alina DT

Wendy said...

Great card...Thanks for joining us the Cutie Pie Challenge :)
Wendy xx