Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A card, finally...

Hello!  Today I am finally posting a new card.  It seems it has been ages since I have made one, so it felt good to play a little.  My friend asked me if I had a couple of cards laying around that used cats as the central theme.  She has 2 friends that are very special to her and they both love cats.  I too, love cats!  You would think that a person, such as myself, who very much loves cats and has 3 cats of her own, would have a few cat themed cards already prepared and ready to go, but that is just not the case.  I even have an entire box dedicated just to cat images, however, I can count on one hand the number of cat cards I have made during the 13 years I have been stamping.  Okay, maybe that's an exaggeration...perhaps 2 hands is more accurate.

Anyway, I was excited to drag out my box full of cat stamps, or as I like to call it, the "cat box" play with a few stamps that have never seen an ink pad before.  There is just something about breaking in a stamp and getting it inky for the first time, no matter how old it is.  The stamps I settled on for these cards were actually by Stamps by Judith, a brand I don't get to play with all that frequently, which is a sad thing because she has some fantastic images!  I believe I picked these up at a rubber stamp show a few years ago.   The sentiment is from a teeny tiny set by Hero Arts.  I colored my fabulous felines using Copic Markers, gave the die cut panel a little distressing action with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and rimmed it with a bit of Diamond Stickles Glitter Glue.  I love these two characters.  The expressions on their faces are just wonderful and make me smile ;D  The light aqua DP is by October Afternoon and the polka dot DP is by Basic Gray.  Normally, I would never have used these two papers together, but here, they seem to work.  Take a gander at that awesome button sitting next to the bow.  That little puppy (no offense kitties) is a handmade button courtesy of my uber-talented mother.  Isn't it just crazy cool!  I love it!  Thanks, mom ;D

Before I go, I just want to extend a huge "thank you" to all of the fab folks who have joined my Blog Candy Give-a-way.  You guys are da'bomb!  I can't wait to pick a winner on February 2nd!  Keep signing up ;D  Okay, time for bed.  See you later, crafty goddesses of the world!    


  1. Hi Cheryl

    Great card to get back in to it with! Really cute image too.

    Wow, your Mum is so talented! How on earth do you make buttons?? Looks fabulous.


  2. And what a card ... wow this is brilliant!
    We must thank you, thanks to this candy, I came to a great blog!
    Big hugs, Celia.

  3. Cheryl, Such a cute card. Love the expressions on the two cats. Lol made me smile. Beautifully and perfectly shaded, as usual!
    Happy Wednesday,

  4. Beautiful card! I love how clean and uncluttered, yet gorgeous it came out! Super nice and those cats are adorable!
    Tracy V

  5. hi sheryl, what a lovely and sweet card.
    great layout.

    greetings karin

  6. love this fantastic card ! great job ! greetings, martina

  7. Oh so cute ! I love cats too, and these cats are really adorable !
    Your card is very nice !

  8. Ooooh...I love this cute kitty card! If this one needs a home, Cheryl, mine is available! I have some of these stamps, I need to dig them out! Love everything about this adorable creation!
    Hugs, Mom

  9. Love your cat card Cheryl!! I laughed about your "cat box".... This is so sweet!!!

  10. Awww what a cutie this is, he he a cat box ... that's awesome :) and how lucky to have a mum who likes and makes such awesome 'puppy' lovly buttons :) Hugs xxx

  11. Cheryl, I absolutely love these cards...they are perrrrfect. I can't tell you how much I appreciate you doing them for me. I know it was last minute notice. Thank you soooo much and I will make it to you.


  12. Awww. Cute kitties. :D

    Great coloring of them (as usual). Love the button. Love the paper choices, the design, everything. :D

    Love, Love, Love!


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