Sunday, 16 May 2010

You know my avatar?


Well, it's a picture of Dylan, one of my older kitties and this week I've made a Brag Book page to honour him. We're on Challenge 13 already over at OSAAT (One Stitch At A Time) and it's been fantabulous to see so many of you joining in with our challenges. Challenge 13 is to make Anything But A Card. The possibilities are limit-less - you could make an ATC, a 4x4, a scrap page, a gift box, a tag, a mini book, heck, even bake a cake (yum yum)
I made a brag book page using one of my new paper sets, Old Curiosity Shop, which you can find at Stitchy Bear Stamps. Sale prices will be applied to my products very shortly too, so if you're not in a desperate rush you could get it at a bargain price too!
Stef, aka glitterbabe is our lovely sponsor this week and the DT all got to work with her lovely images. You can buy her digi stamps at I Did It Creations, among other places. I chose King Cat, lol, I just love the smug expression on his face, I'm very used to cats looking inordinately pleased with themselves.
So, with King Cat, and a photo of Dylan and Anything But A Card in mind, I went hunting to see what other challenges I could use to inspire me. Here's what I came up with:
Tuesday Taggers - step out of your comfort zone. Hmmmmm, I thought, I've already decided on a digi scrap page, and I'm getting more used to them now, so what can I do to step out of the box a bit? Well, it may not seem like a big leap out of the box, but it is a little step to the side, lol, instead of doing one of my usual 12x12 pages, I went for a brag book 7x5 page format instead, which I don't think I've ever done before because I'm just much more used to big square pages.
Dare You To Digi Stamp - anything goes
Crafty Ann - anything goes
Totally Terrific Thursday - anything goes. This one's a new challenge blog, pop along and see :D
KL Stampin and Scrappin - show our animal friends some love
Paper Cutz - feature a cat or a dog
Cute Card Thursday - Someone Special Again, lol, a pet may not count as a Special Someone in your house, but they do in mine :P
Stampin' Royalty - Family themed. Do pets count as family? They definitely do in this house :D
Creative Card Crew - sketch. I twisted the circle, so the embellishments are on opposite sides, and added i some text, but I added it where the signature is on the sketch, which amused me, lol, I do know the sig wasn't part of the sketch, but I thought I'd use it anyway ;)
My Time To Craft - Too cute.
and Crazy Challenges - Cute and Cuddly
Maybe not the page so much, but Dylan is definitely a cutie in my eyes :D How cute do I think he is? For whatever reason, Dylan decided a long time ago that he doesn't much like the catflap, and prefers to enter and leave the house via one of the doors, which must of course be opened by a co-operative human. Now, however, if he wants to come in, rather than go out (he still goes out on his own legs, what a trooper :P), he sits on the windowledge and waits for me to go and pick him up and carry him inside. Yes, of couse I do it, lol, every time, even when it's cold and raining and I've only got slippers on and he's been rolling in garden clippings and is covered in vegetation. He just purrs so darn much when I pick him up, and snuggles into my neck on the way in, I just can't resist :D
Lol, I think all the Anything Goes challenges are just a chance to spread the Dylan love, and I know I already entered one of them before. If multiple entries aren't allowed, just dis-include one of them, I just couldn't resist sharing Dylan with as many people as possible :P
Thanks for looking, and have a wonderful day!

34 comments:

sam said...

Here missus they're only allowed to make a cake if they send me a bit lol x. Anyways another one of your gorgeous kitties and your papers are fab too. Good luck in the challenges.
Me x

Sally H said...

Fabulous! Thanks for stepping out of your comfort zone with us at TT this week!

Tammy said...

This is just precious...I love the set up and use of the digi with it. brillant!
smiles...Tammy

jackiescrafts said...

Love your page and your papers. I've posted mt DT card for this time and it's using the papers you did for me thank you so much they are fab and just what was needed for this challenge

Hugs Jackie x

sam21ski said...

Aww what a cutie pie xxxx

Zoechaos said...

Its good to try different things, thank you for stretching with us at TT this week.

Ann Whitfield said...

Love this brag book page and that is a wonderful photo of your kitty. The digi is a great touch. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Shelly's Images said...

What a beautiful page! I love the picture of your relaxed kitty.

Thanks so much for joining us at Shelly's Images for our TTT Challenge this week. We hope you will come visit again soon!

Maria Matter said...

Totally adorable!!!
Blessings!

Michelle said...

A great page and a fantastic entry for Tuesday Taggers, thanks for playing along.
x Michelle

Sarah said...

Hi Susan, called by earlier today but your post wasn't up, sorry only getting a chance now to get back chum I just love what you have done with this gorgeous page and Dylan is so cute sleeping away bless him, love these colours and patterns and digi too, fab creation, big hugs for your lovely comments on my blog,
Hugs
Sarah xx

Cheryl said...

hi hun this is just brilliant so love your cat hes gorjus love the layout and detail hun love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Kelly - KL Stampin N Scrappin said...

What a great tribute to your kitty. He is CUTE! :) You definitely showed "some love" for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at KL Stampin N Scrappin for Risa's Animal-Riffic challenge! Kelly

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, #1 Rising Star Canada 2008/2009 said...

Pets totally count as family! My dogs are my first children! Thanks so much for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty!

Debbie said...

So sweet!!! Thanks for joining us this week at KLSNS :)

Shanda Stirk said...

What a lovely scrapbook page - your cat is very cute. Thanks for playing at Stampin' Royalty!

Marion E. said...

What an adorable kitty and I love that you made a brag book.. I have 3 cats as well with a brag book and I know how much fun they give you.
Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images TTT
hugs
xxx

Beryl said...

What a lovely keepsake to remind you of a fab cat.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
Beryl xx

p said...

sweet little kitty.
toilet roll mini scrapbook comp

Betty said...

Oh Dylan is so cute, its a great page love the papers and design, best wishes in all of the challenges, and thanks for your comments on my blog, lots of hugs Betty x x

Mary Ski said...

Awesome kitty! Sir Chester Katt over at my blog Purrfect Sentiments loves to see other kitties wandering the blogs.

Sarah Newman said...

What a cute kitty! Pets are definitely family! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Royalty!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Oh, SOO CUTE!! GREAT looking cat and WONDERFUL layout! Thanks so much for joining us at SHELLY'S IMAGES this week:)

Helen Dooley said...

That is sooooo cute. My son will be waiting for his card. LOL
Great card! thanks for playing along with us this week at PCC.

Sabriena Satchwell An Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

Awww... What an adorable kitty. :-)
Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty!

Chris Arlington said...

All your kitties are adorable, but Dylan is a real cutie and he has you pegged for a softy. But I bet it's worth it for the feedback you get. Your scrapbook page is wonderful!

Dora said...

Awww this is just so cute, adorable cat and I really love your layout for your brag book page. Hugs xx and thanks so much for your comment on my blog xx

Sandra Farrell said...

Cute page - I have an Orange Tabby named Indy - short for Indiana Jones.

Hope Jacare said...

Thants one contented cat Susan - fab project! Cheers Claire x

Annie said...

a gorgeous card and such a cute image with the kitty kat pic. thanks for joining us at CCT this week.
hugs, annie x

Ceal said...

how cute and thanks for sharing with us at KLSNS

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous brag book page. Dylan is gorgeous - could do with a hug just now from him. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and we hope to see you back again very soon - maybe even for the blog hop on 21 May 2010. Best wishes, Kym xxx

June said...

Hi Susan, i am loving your papers my friend. they are gorgeous as is the stamp but most of all Dylan lol he is gorgeous.
hugs June xxxxx

Jacilynn said...

What a pretty kitty! Love your project. Thanks for joining us at KLSNS.
Jacilynn