Friday, 19 February 2010

Two kitty cat cards

I actually finished both of these just before bed last night, but was too tired to post, so here they are. Both images are freebies, read on to find out more :D

This one is actually even brighter in real life than it looks here, lol, it might be painful on the eyes on a sunny day, but I figure it will be safe enough in this weak wintry light :D The image is a freebie from My Grafico called Hug A Cat, and I think that's a fine idea, so if you have a willing feline participant, give it a hug today :)
I made this one for a few challenges, here goes:
I followed the sketch at the My Grafico blog, and I also tried to use plaid (their other challenge), but first I ended up with a sort of loose weave effect paper, and then when that didn't look right, I went for a chequerboard effect, and somehow managed to completely forget that "plaid" equals a sort of tartan. Ho hum :P I also had to change the sketch slightly, and move one of the vertical strips over to the side, as if I used two thin strips of the weave-effect paper behind the image, it was just very difficult to see (too many busy paper, methinks, but I was having a great deal of fun :P)
The challenge at Incy Wincy Designs this week is to use punches, which I did for my star shapes.
The Dare You To Digi Stamp challenge is also to use punches, and a digital image.

On this second card, the image was a freebie from Motivet, and again I made it with a couple of challenges in mind.
I followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday
I used the colours at a new blog called For Fun Challenges, run by the lovely Helen. The first challenge is to use the colours Purple Pink and Grey.
And I'm also entering both cards into the Lots To Do challenge, which is titled "Love is in the air" But you are NOT limited to Valentine's cards (phew! :P), the card can be anything representative of love. Well, I'll be sending them to friends with love, but then you never send a card with hate, so you? The real reason these count is the KITTIES. I luuuuuurrrrrrvvvvvve my cats (we have 9, or 8 if you talk to hubby because he hasn't accepted the fact that we've adopted a local stray yet :P) and I based the colouring on these two on two of my own. The long-haired ginger one is Dylan, and the little grey and white one is Loki.

Hope your day is just PURRFECT! (Sorry, couldn't resist :P)


Cheryl said...

oh hun this is so cute love those papers great colurs too hun,bless you for joining us over at incy this week too hun love hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Liz said...

First Susan thanks for joining us at INCY WINCY with these great cards love emn both will you please not be greedy with that mojo and send some my way lol
great cards Susan and good luck

liz xx

Nikki said...

Some Bright Bold Cards .. and my cat hates it when I squeeze him tight like that lol
Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki

Karin said...

Your card is just darling...Great job on the sketch! Thanks for joining the fun and playing at My Grafico!

stitchy said...

Susan, love your cards hun...I'm makin you a special lil girl for next week, think you might like her lmao..good luck on your draws
stitch xx

Martha said...

both are soooo cute, love how bright and colorful theyare

crafty creations said...

beautiful cards Susan - thanks for taking the time to join in the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

Spyder said...

aw, I love that little cat at the bottom, seen him before and thought, aw, he's cute!
Changed my thingy thank you! Right link but hep-hem, wrong place in the title! I'd think the owners woulda noticed, that's why they are giving out the freebies to blog about it!! Just proves no one reads the gumph! Now, I'm off to look at some of your above challenges,. I've got 'Helens' card I'd like to put some place else!

Helen Dooley said...

First LOVE your cards! The little kitty is just adorable. I love that company's stamps.
And second thanks for playing along this week at For Fun. You made an awesome card.

Kym Weber said...

Your cards are absolutely darling! The kitty image is so adorable! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at For Fun Challenges for our first challenge. Hope you'll join us next week!
Hugs, Kym

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Such a lovely card - smashing colours and papers! Thanks for joining the DU2DS Challenge this week!

Sarah said...

Both are beautiful they are so cute I don't know how I missed these Susan, sorry but am here now
love the colours and detail papers are fab, and love the image on your first one (poor kitty)lol'
Sarah xx

Nancy said...

Cute cards:O) Love the colours and pretty papers. Love that image:O)
Thank you for joining My Grafico, good luck!

Bogner's said...

These are just lovely! I love the colors and the buttons! Beautiful.
Thanks for joining in at MyGrafico.
Rachel B