Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Quick Kitty

So NOT!  I wanted to do the SCS Fan club sketch challenge.  I saw a red, white and black color challenge and then today's Cat's Pajamas challenge is to use a stamp set with the word "love" or "heart" in the set.  So that meant I could use my brand new kitty set and my Valentine's Bo Bunny paper.  Since there isn't much coloring on the stamp it seemed to me that I should have been able to whip this off in a half hour or less.  HA!  A couple hours later I was winding down on this one. 

First I had a different size card base started but didn't like the way the pieces were going to fit on it so I switched to a square base with a piece of red card stock.  Well I had a different piece going across, probably the back of one of these and it was red with little hearts on it and it clashed with the red card stock so I went looking for a different red and spent way too much time doing that before I decided to switch to a black card stock base.  Then I didn't like the print with the red background.  I put the ribbon down flat and was ready to let it go that way but then I thought it would be more fun to fold/pleat the ribbon across so that took a little more time, I'm not very nimble or fast with that technique but it looks really good to me so I took the time for that.   Lots of glitches taking lots of unanticipated time not that I had any pressing appointments...

don't forget the inside

So here's the deets:
stamp - The Cat's Pajamas "It Had To Be Mew"
ink - Brilliance "Graphite Black" for the image and Memento "Tuxedo Black" for the sentiment
paper - unknown red and black card stock; white Recollections cs for scalloped border and inside heart; My Favorite Things white "Perfect Panel" cs for stamp; Bo Bunny "Crush Sugar", "Crush Darling"; "Crush Flirt"
miscellaneous - the Cat's Pajamas "Heart Trio" cut ups; Nestibilities heart and scalloped heart, oval and big scalloped oval; My Favorite Things "scallop" die-namics; key charm; TCP red and white divine twine; TCP red glitzy glitter; Queen and Co. pearls; Stampin' Up corner punch

Here's the challenges:
The Cat's Pajamas TCPTUES143 - use a TCP set with the work "love" or "heart(s)" in it
Splitcoast Stampers January - Love Is In the Air - Sketch DDSKETCH0111
Going Grey - red, white and black
Really Reasonable Ribbons #16 - Heart theme
Pile It On #4 - Love Is In the Air
Paper Play Week 3 Back to Black
Sugar Creek Hollow - Splash of color (Black and White and a splash of another color)
Cupcake Inspirations #95 - cupcake with white icing with little hearts

Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll come back again.  


  1. Don't forget this is perfect for the Technique Challenge that says to use ribbon in an unusual way. This card is stunning!

  2. What a great card! I love all of the detail! Your rippled ribbon and key in the heart are great touches. You should enter this in the Sugar Creek Hollow B&W with a splash of one other color challenge. Just remember to link back to the SCH blog if you enter. Here's the link if you want to check it out. http://www.sugarcreekhollow.blogspot.com/

  3. What a fantastic card! I love the heart with the key and your beautiful ribbon treatment. Great splash of color too.
    Thanks for joining in at Sugar Creek Hollow. Hope to see you next week.
    Hugs, Heide
    SCH DT

  4. Fabulous card. I love the papers and the image is so great. Your ribbon and the heart with the key add so much. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow and do come back again on Saturday for our next challenge.

  5. Oh.My.Word....this is just "WOW" times 10! The twine, Sprinkle and that glittery heart, the die cut heart and that ruffled ribbon--perfection! Good luck and so glad you played along this week!


  6. Wow, this is fabulous. Love the black and white ribbon you used. Thank you for joining us at Paper Play!

  7. This is spectacular! I love, love this card!! Thank you for joining us this week for SCH's B&W with a Splash of Color Challenge!! We hope you will make us a regular on your challenge circuit!
    SCH Design Team

  8. LOVE IT!!! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

  9. This is terrific! Absolutely fabulous combination of papers and of course the ribbon treatment just sends it over the top! Love this card! Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow - hope you'll join us in the next challenge starting Saturday.
    All the best,
    Sharon, SCH-DT

  10. This is just a lovely creation of art!!! You have a great eye for patterns and textures as well as the use of the perfect embellies!!! Thanks for joining us this week at SCH. Hope to see you back again tomorrow as we begin a new challenge. Blessings, Tracy, Owner, Sugar Creek Hollow

  11. What a fun card, love your design and great selection of design paper! Your ribbon is just fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Sugar Creek Hollow challenge, we hope you will come back and join us for our new challenge next Saturday!

  12. Wonderful project! Thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

  13. Great card! I love your use of patterned papers! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations! :)

  14. Terrific card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  15. your card is super cute!I love all the ribbon and your embeelishments. Thanks for joining us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-creations!

  16. very pretty card, love the papers! Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-creations.

  17. Outstanding - great use of that awesome paper and the key charm attached the open heart is a grat touch.

  18. Wonderful card!!! Love all the details...a labor of love!!! Now, I am dying to know where you got tha tribbon!!???


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