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Saturday, 14 April 2012

A Cool Cat for my Cool Cat xxx

Good Morning Bloggers

This is an unusual Saturday morning post from me - the crazy cat woman!!  No I haven't taken to sending birthday cards to my cats but when I saw this new digi from Crissy Armstrong  ( I love her stamps)  last week I just knew it was the perfect card for my son Matthews 24th birthday today.  We still have a couple cats today but when our kids were little I used to breed and show British Shorthairs and we had such fun.  The kids loved when we had kittens and we used to travel around the country going to the cat shows, and I fondly remember the Christmas when we had kittens running up the Christmas tree!!  Out of my three kids  I always knew that Matthew loved the cats best. We had a huge magnificent brown tabby Persian cat called Toby who was just a pet but Matthew loved him and to all the kids in the neighbourhood he was known as "Grand Master Toby!"  It makes me smile now to think about it all. I gave up the breeding and showing about eight or nine years ago - I had to make the choice between having kittens and having holidays because looking after the cats was getting a much for my parents and in laws when we went away - so the holidays won!!



Anyway Matthew is sharing his birthday today with the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and his birthday is a titanic event indeed!  I had originally got a Kenny K rocker digi for his card but this one just shouted out to me when I saw it!  My Matthew is a "too cool for school kind of guy" and I know he'll appreciate this card.  I've become addicted to easel cards lately so here's is another one.  It took me hours to make this last night and when I went to bed (way too late) I still wasn't happy with it, its been put together pulled to bits layered and embellished with all kinds before it ended up like this!  After a bit more messing with it this morning I've learned to love it!!  It did at one point have a big yellow sunshine in the corner - now I'm wondering should I put it back......



I'm sitting here writing this and eating my breakfast at the same time.  My daughter just sent me a text with a photo of my grandson wearing some dungarees that I bought for him last week  -with the tag line - he looks a painter and  decorator!!  We  just had such a good laugh - see what you think.
Need any painting done?
He's such a little bruiser- 4 months old yesterday and grown out of all his clothes - he's just moved to 6-9 months size, he's nearly big enough to be a painter and decorator!!

Anyway back to this card

What I did....

Digi Stamp - Cool cat by Crissy Armstrong at Whimsy Stamps
Coloured with - Copics and prismacolour pencils
Sun Glasses and Glass - Glossied with glossy accents
Scalloped card - Craftwork cards
Paper - K & Co
Foam palm trees - American crafts
Cool cat sentiment - computer produced
Meow - from a set from QVC .... years ago - wondered when I was going to use it!

I've been such a bad blogger these last couple of days I haven't got round to do my comments since Wednesday,  had a manic couple of days and I had to get this card done last night which took WAY to long.  I will catch up over the next couple of evenings.

Have a great weekend everyone, i've got another busy day ahead so must be off!

I'm entering this card for the following challenges

Whimsy Stamps - easel cards are easy!
Crafty Ann's challenge blog - Its a man thing
Crafty Catz weekly challenge - Animals
Frosted Designs - Weather
Stampelsonne - stamp must be the main focus of the card
The playdate cafe - colour challengs - yellow/blue/green/red

20 comments:

Doreen said...

This is fabulous Judith,love the backing too.Your grandson is a darling.xxx

Dreja said...

Wow! Eine ganz phantastische Karte! Tolles Motiv!

Danke für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

LG Dreja

Mau xx said...

Morning Judith Love the card, what a fun image and the palm trees are brilliant for it. I don't think it needs another thing on it, its brilliant.xx
what a gorgeous little grandson, He is adorable
Have a lovely weekend
hugs Mau xx

Ani said...

Beautiful card! Thank so much for joining our Easel challenge at Whimsy this week! Hope to see you again in our next challenges too! Ani

Tina said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte ist das.
Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.
LG Tina

Lisa said...

Ok...your cool cat card is cute...but your little grandson just STEALS the show!!! What a SWEET pumpkin he is, love his outfit!!! I loved dressing my son in little overalls ;)

Sheila said...

Great fun card Judith and I adore that image. And, my, what a bruiser that wee fella is - he is gorgeous and looks like a bundle of mischief! I am getting so excited about my first due in 2 weeks but showing signs that he/she will be along sooner I think. Sheila:)X

iReneM said...

Such a fun card, Judith.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
x

Nikbee said...

Your grandson is gorgeous.
A wonderful card. I love the paper.
Nikki x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Judith
A fabulous card love the image,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Caz said...

Fabulous card Judith, love the image which you've done a brilliant job of colouring. Gorgeous!
Hugs
Caz x

Janette said...

Hi Judith, Your card is fabulous, just adore the image...Thankyou for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week...xx

Tammy Ortiz said...

This Cool Cat is so cute.I love the colors and it is fantastic.


We would like to thank you for Entering Whimsy Stamps inspirations Challenge.

We hope to see you back next week. Winner will be announced Wed.
Best of Luck Always,

Hugs from DT Member For Whimsy Stamps Tammy Ortiz

Sue said...

Ooh I love this Judith!! what a fab image! :-)) you've coloured this Tabby beautifully - I love his cool shades! The paper is really scrummy and love the palm trees - it's a purr-fect (sorry!!) card!!
Ooh your grandson is going to be a whopper!! an adorable one at that though!! just thinking how little my daughter was at 4 months but then she was premature!! we had to dress her in dolls clothes!!!
Hope you're having a great weekend
Hugs Sue xx

Lydia said...

What a great card! You've done a fab job of colouring your image. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

Ann Whitfield said...

This is brilliant Judith, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Pat K said...

Fabulous card Judith and I'm sure your son will love it. Great dp and you have made that cool cat come to life. Oh and your grandson is so gorgeously squeezable! Hugs, Pat K.

Debs said...

Super cool card Judith - fab image and so perfectly coloured.
Your Grandson is squidgy gorgeous - you must be so proud :o)
Have a fab day.
Debs xx

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER fun card--that cat is DEF. cool! And your little grandson is just the cutest! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

Crissy Armstrong said...

I love the striped tabby coat you gave the cat Judith, he looks great! I esp. love the shiny look on the sunglasses and ice! That is well done! I bet your son loved this!