Thursday, September 30, 2010

That's my Shamey

This week, the last week of "Critter" month,  the girls at Shirley's 2 Girls asked me to make a card with "Best Furry Friend"  and the twist is to use Purple and Orange.  My kitty kat Shamus is orange and purple is my favorite color so that was an easy request  to take.  I just went looking for some purple paper.  Have you noticed that just about everything I post includes the phrase "I went looking for..."  Yeah, well, scrap stuff still doesn't have a place to call home.   I'll get around to that...eventually, but I digress. 
It's Twisted Thursday and as I said the twist is to use purple and orange.  Grab your favorite critter image and whip something up.  Enter your creation by linking it up on the Shirley's 2 Girl challenge blog and who knows, maybe you'll win.  Some body's gotta win.  Need more inspiration, the design team always have something great to show, so again, go check out the S2G blog for some idea.  Don't have a critter image, there's a link to the store on the challenge blog and you can find plenty of adorable digi images there.  And since they're digi it won't take long to get, you'll be printing and coloring in no time.
For my card I put my efforts into coloring the digi image with copics.  The dp is from DCWV Glitter Stack and the little piece of yellow card stock is a DCWV scrap.    The kitty has a little bit of orange stickles on him and the woman has a little bit of yellow stickles in her hair, like highlights.  The yellow stickles were also used for the flower centers.  Easy Peasy and pretty cute.  I love to make cards with lots of layers but I've been experimenting with getting back to simpler cards.   Quite frankly, I can't figure out which style I like better.  So what I've found out is that I just like the way homemade cards look, doesn't matter how intricate and fancy or how plain and simple, I like them all.

Now for those of you who are nosey like me, and you know who I mean, I'm posting a pic of the real Shamus and me.  Can you tell that he's trying to get away from me the card looks pretty much like the real kitty.  Now if I'd been thinking ahead I would have worn my purple tee shirt, that would have been perfect.

So here's the deets:
Stamp - Shirley's 2 Girls "Best Furry Friend" digital image
Ink - HP printer
Paper - dp DCWV  "Glitter Stack";  Georgia Pacific card stock for image; yellow scrap sc DCWV
Miscellaneous - copics, Prima flowers, stickles
Here's the challenges:
Shirley's 2 Girls - Critters, twist use Purple and Orange
Creative Card Crew - Bloomin' Marvelous - the more flowers the better (even my dp has flowers)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you will come back again.


  1. Aww what a cutie and beautifully coloured too! Great pic of you and Shamus too!

  2. Definitely loving the purple & orange combo! The flowers coordinate beautifully too!!!

  3. Very pretty, love that paper. Had to laugh at the "I went looking for" because I know that feeling so very well!

  4. so sweet- i love your coloring & great pic!! S2G has tons of cute stuff too- i bought quite a few of those critters! LOL!

  5. So, I've been here for almost two years and while everything is located in one room, I often find myself "looking"!

    Love your card and agree with the whole, I'm not sure which style I like better...guess it is whatever the image inspires!


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