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Monday, January 10, 2011

Cat In The Hat

Not THAT cat in the hat but a cat in a hat in any case.  I am back with an entry for another couple of challenges.  I recently made some purchases from Pink Cat Studio and whilst everything was fine with my order, one of the plates I received was the incorrect one.  I emailed the lovely Melissa to advise her of the error so that it could get corrected.  Melissa very kindly and promptly sent me the correct stamp plate but also generously allowed me to keep the also very cute incorrect stamp plate.  I have been sooooo busy over the Christmas period that I had not really had a chance to drop her a line of thanks, which I was so ashamed of.  So yesterday when I was looking at my long list of challenges I figured I would make Melissa a thank you card incorporating not only one of her stamps but some of my challenge criteria's.  As luck would have it one of my challenges is being hosted by Pink Cat Studio and could not be any more fitting.  The challenges that I am entering with the following card are: Friday Sketchers Sketch #136, Sunday with Chrissy Challenge #13 whose theme is "Ribbons" and Crazy4ChallengesC4C69 who had a colour challenge this week based on this picture:


The Sketch challenge set by Friday Sketchers was this one:

And here.......is my interpretation!  
Dah Dah!








Ok, so not the best of photo's once again I apologize for my terrible photography skills (or lack there of).  

For this card I used a pearlized cardstock for the base, some lace, ribbon and a "made with love" charm from my stash.  The stamp is of course from Pink Cat Studio (Cat Plate 1) and has been coloured using copic markers, C1, C3, C5, C7, V04, YR02, YG03, RV000, RV02 and RV04.  I also thought to attach a little flower to her hat to add a little more interest.  The "thank u" sentiment is from a stamp set from Friskars which matches their many punches. For the inside of the card I made a heart shape out of chipboard, sprayed it with glue adhesive and sprinkled with pink glitter.  I cut a slightly larger heart shape to mount it on and glittered both edges with Kindy Glitz "Dusty Rose" and "Antique Silver".  I the cut the edge of a doily and crinkled and glues it to the back of the heart shape to keep the colour consistent throughout.  I then used some "Fundamentals" alpha stickers on the heart for the inside sentiment.  That's pretty much it.  
I later added the two little 3D cat paws to the front of the card, but I am still not sure whether I was pleased with the result or whether there was just too much going on.  What do you think? I would really appreciate any feedback.  Thanks.

5 comments:

Zoe said...

Oh what a gorgeous card. I love the flower on the hat! Thanks for joining us at Sundays with Crissy! hugs xxoo

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful card, love all the details. Kim

Pops x said...

Gorgeous card sweetie love the image really sweet, gorgeous colours and papers too big hugs love Pops x x x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, gorgeous card.
luv
Debby

Lisa said...

Adorable work! Love the image!!! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!

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