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Thursday, 23 January 2014

Cats cats cats......

Good morning blog friends

Well by the title of my post you might just have guessed the theme of this weeks challenge at 
Moving along with the Times

of lovely janice has chosen the theme 


nothing ambiguous, not in the least bit complicated 
pure and simple - cats!!

If you call on me regularly you'll know I'm a huge lover of animals - they're there in my side bar all the time.  I used to breed pedigree cats (British shorthairs) when my kids were little and we've always had an assortment of animals in the house - we always had every kid in the neighbourhood at our house because we had cats -complete with litters of kittens, dogs, guinea pigs, budgies.... lol a real menagerie.  But I very recently lost my beloved last cat Barney at the grand old age of 18, it makes me so sad not to have cats but we have too many holidays these days and its not fair or easy on the cats particularly.  We still have our lovely labrador Glenn but he's a very social animal and enjoys when someone else looks after him when we aren't here.

Anyway on with my card

I went hunting around to see what sort of catty images I had and came across this cutie from Meljens
Called Kitty Cat love its available here

A quite bizarre thing happened as I was looking for a link for this digi just now - I found the original post from the artist showing her two cats that she based this stamp on - I hope she doesn't mind me publishing this picture - but I hadn't seen it when I coloured these kittys - and here they are..

 rex and bolita

Now is that spooky or what! - I could have coloured these cats any combination of colours - yet that was what came to my mind - people say I'm a bit spooky at times cos I often do these things....!! 

Janice is offering a cool kitty stamp for you cat loving people to win
it's called Kitty Tiles from New Hampton Art Stamps - its gorgeous 
wish I could enter for the chance to win it!!


Anyhooos - you can see the cats I had most recently on my side bar
I had told Janice I would post some others of my cats on here - but when I looked I didn't have any on my computer at all (well I had others of these same cats but not my other cats!!)  I only have my prints and they are where everyone keeps their old photos - in a box in the loft!!  I'll get them out sometime and post some of my other lovely cats.  and cute kitty litters I had!  Oh I do so miss my cats - but its lovely to remember them here today.

When I made this card I had a real embellie crisis -you have no idea how many embellies were put on this card - then taken back off again - I just decided to let the cats do the talking and leave it at that

Here's what I did...
Image - kitty cat love from meljens designs
Coloured with - copics and prismacolor pencils
Papers - sunshine by MME
Dark red card and pearls from my stash
Ribbon - vintage seam binding in toffe from crafty ribbons
Sentiment produced in word
die cut circles - spellbinders
die cut labels - MFT
Picture of cats  -

Challenges I'm entering with this card

digistamps 4 joy - ribbon
inky impressions - ribbon
animal friends challenge -  punches and dies
crafters companion - hearts
really reasonable ribbon - valentines/love/ribbon
the stamping boutique - valentines

I hope we see lots of lovely cat cards from you at MAWTT - it would be lovely if you would share your cat  photos too  - I'd love to come over and see them 

Judith x 


Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fabulous card Judith I love how you coloured the cats, purrfect! Susan x

Janice said...

Delightful post Judith, and by the sound of things you are even more of a cat person than me! So love your card and your brilliant colouring of the cats, and how spooky is that the picture of the artists cats being so similar.

Think Barney would approve of this post, he was a lovely looking and sounding cat, Jx

Sarah said...

Hi Judith, what a wonderful card and how spooky (as you say) that you coloured the image to match the original cats without even knowing it!

Your household (when you had lots of cats and animals assorted) sounds like the sort of place hubby would love. He would have even more cats if I let him - but you have to draw the line somewhere.

We were down to one cat early 2012 and now we are up to 4 again!!


Doreen said...

Love the image and fab layout ...gorgeous

Whisper said...

Oooo what a gorgeous image and a great layout too.

Sorry about Barney, i know i would be devastated if anything happened to Whisper, Luv Sam x

Sue said...

So gorgeous Judith. Such a delightful image, in fact you have just reminded me that I have this imaged saved somewhere - must look for it later as it's so cute. Your colouring is wonderful and I love the papers too.
hugs Sue xx

Debs said...

Fabulous card Judith - brilliant colouring - how spooky as you say that it matches the colours of the cats that the inspiration for the image came from :o)
Debs xx

Craftyanny said...

cute as a button Judith
Anne x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah Love your animal piccys on the sidebar, they are so sweet. Your cat card is amazing, Love that you spookily went for the same colours,Love Hazelxox

Hazel said...

A lovely image on your super card and I love the colours. The background paper is striking. I love cats too and have had them all my life. Hazel L. x

Sue B said...

Aww your card is very sweet Judith… such a fab image and your colouring is beautiful… how spooky that you chose those colours!!
I know what you mean about missing pets… really wish we could get another dog…. as we've always had one since I was born… but circumstances are not right at moment… wouldn't be fair on the dog… I'm just glad that I can now look back with very fond memories of my past dogs!
Take Care of yourself
Big Hugs Sue xx

Pami said...

What a gorgeous card Judith, just purrfect really! Pami x

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is beautiful Judith, I love the background paper and gorgeous colouring. The image is so cute.

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous Judith, love the copy cat image of your cats...I personally am a dog lover but will admire cats but try to make creations including

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Judith, I LOVE that image and it's colored beautifully-how spooky that you chose the same colors!! Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Tammy

Dreja said...

Eine ganz zauberhafte Karte.
Danke daß du bei den AF mitmachst.
LG Dreja

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘ADD REAL RIBBON’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

DesignerDiva said...

Now that IS spooky!!! Even though I'm not a cat fan Judith, I do love your image, do you think I'm changing into a cat fan as I quite like all the DT cards this week!!
Hugs Laurie xx

Kuni said...

Oh... a very cute stamp and a beautiful card. I love it.
Thanks for joining us at the Aniaml Friends Challenge.

Anonymous said...

Das ist großartig geworden!
Hab herzlichen Dank für Deine TN bei Animal Friends
GLG Tamesis

KraftyKoolKat said...

What a gorgeous creation Judith. Beautiful colouring. I am a cat lover so this card has really cheered me up today. Have a good weekend.


mixamatoasties said...

What a fab card Judith. And so spooky that you actually coloured them in the colours of the artist's cats!

Susan x

Sternenglanz said...

oh wow!!! Was für eine tolle Karte! Die beiden sehen ja wirklich aus wie Deine zwei :)

Danke fürs mitmachen bei Animal Friends

liebe Grüße

melissac said...

Beautiful work!! We are glad you joined us at The Stamping Boutique!! Hope to see you again soon!

CraftyGirl said...

Love cats and these are adorable. Funny story about the stamp and it's origin. I am very glad you joined us this week at TSB. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. :)


The Stamping Boutique Design Team Member

Karina Bunkenborg said...

your card is so cute and shows how friendship can be!!! Have a nice day!
Hugs Karina

bumblebee creations said...

Great card!! Thanks for joining us at TSB

Sara said...

very cute, thanks for playing along with TSB

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Judith.
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Katie Stringer said...

Fab card, lvoe the kitty image
Thanks for joining in this week at Inky impressions challenge.
Hugs katie x

Bastelkueken`s Kreative Welt said...

Lovely cats.. so wonderful your card.

Thank you for your contribution to the Animal Friends Challenge


Bonnie said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Jenn Cochran said...

Nice card.
Thanks for joining us at RRR. Hope to see you again.