Monday, 1 August 2011

Me & My Cat

Good Day to You All

Can you believe that it's August already!

Today I would like to share with you a card that I have made with a lovely Just Magnolia stamp called "Tilda with Cat".

Now just how cute is that cat?  As you may have gathered, my little feline friend is our Winston (piccy in my side-bar), who doesn't lavish me with love, but comes and gives me the odd face rub every now and again, particular when he wants something to eat.

I have poked holes all around the edges of the layers and then joined them up with a grey fine-liner pen to create a faux stitched effect - I am completely useless with a sewing machine and I just can't build up the courage to have a bash as I fear my project would be ruined!

The recipe for the card is as follows:

Stamp:  Just Magnolia "Tilda with Cat"
Papers:  Memory Box "Jubilee"
Coloured Card:  Core-dinations from Crafters Companion
Buttons:  Cheery Lynn Designs Buttons #1 from Dies to Die For
Papers Outlined With Distress Inks:  Tumbled Glass and Old Paper
Flowers:  Roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the others are from my stash

Image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 E0000 R20 R30
Hair:  E29 E27 E25 E23
Jumper & Socks:  B00 B000 B0000
Skirt & Shoes:  YG11
Cute Cat:  N5 N3 N2 N1 N0 R20 R30
Shading:  W5 W3 W1
Outline:  B000 B0000

I've also discovered myself a new technique to get the ribbon to blend in with the card by edging it with distress ink:

I think you will be seeing that a lot more on my cards.  This piccy also gives you a close-up of how the stitching looks and that cute little paw charm.

Here is a final picture of the inside of the card:

As always there is no verse in there yet - I always do that at a later date so I can personalise it to the person who I am sending this card too.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Just Magnolia & hAnglar & sTanglar Challenge - Week 117 - Buttons, Bows & Blooms
Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge #122 - Friends are Heaven Sent
Sunday Sketch & Stamp - Challenge #66 - Sam's Sketch

So enough ramblings from me today - I'm going off on holiday for a few days now so I will look forward to catching up with you all when I get back at the weekend.

Enjoy your week and thank you all for your lovely comments.

See ya.


Sarah said...

You have done an amazing job with this card. Love all the detail you've included and the faux stitching is amazing. Thank you for playing along with us at Sunday Sketch and Stamp xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, great colours too, thanks for joining us at JM/HS this week big hugs Pops x x x

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card, love the colors and great tip on coordinating the ribbon!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

coops said...

stunning card hazel.your soft blue colours are beautiful and i love the sweet tilda.genius idea with the ribbon :D

xx coops xx

bluebell said...

goodmorning to you,what a great idea making the holes in the card then drawing the stiches. i have not seen that tilda image,is it new,hard to keep up with them all.thankyou for looking on my blog to. my list of blogs to look at seems to get longer,lots of talented card makers love bluebell-flowerwoodx.

darcy48 said...

Hi Hazel stunning cards love the gingerbread image Arlinex

Faye said...

Well, I'm really happy to have come across your Blog. What fabby cards. This one is gorgeous. The soft colours are scrummy and the little paw charm is such a perfect little touch. :)

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card, love the blues. Many thanks for your visit
Beryl x

Tracey said...

This is so pretty Hazel, I love all the details :)

Michele said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love the colours you've used and the image also. Hugs Michele x

Vicky said...

This is sooooo gorgeous hun I love the faux stitching it looks very realistic. Love the image & your colouring is fabulous. Its an awesome card hun.
Thank you soooooo much for your comment on my blog it really did mean a lot sweetie.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Hazel

Stunning card ...colouring is it ...
Hugs Sylvie

Marianne-db said...

Oh so cute!! Love the colors and the very sweet image! Beautiful with the sewing!Thanks for joining Stamptacular!

~@ngie~ said...

B-E-A-UUUUUUTIFUL.... this is just stunning & shades of blue... my most fave colour of all time :) hehehee I could look at this for hours :) xXx