Saturday, May 30, 2020

Cat & Mouse & Coffee

Today is the last day of the Coffee Lovers Blog hop. I had the day off, so I have been busy creating all day... then realized that I need to get them on my blog so that I can enter them into the Hop. So I’ll be adding several posts within a short time to get them entered on time.

My first card features an adorable cat digi from Sheepski Designs named “Mindy.” I used just the cat section of the digi, because the snarky expression on her face fits so beautifully with the sentiment, which is a freebie from Kellie Winnell. I used alcohol markers and a white gel pen to color the cat to resemble an orange tabby.
·    Cat Digi- Sheepski Designs (Mindy)
·    Coffee cup- Stampin’ Up rubber mount stamp (retired)
·    Sentiment- Freebie from Kellie Winnell (Coffee You’re In Charge Today)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Assorted background papers, black photo corners and rhinestones from my stash
Entered into: 2020 Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop  
SheepSki Designs FB- #43 Anything Goes (Twist- Layer It Up ) 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- We’re Going Around in Circles            
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week 22 Anything Goes 

I love this sweet- and FREE- digi from Gerda Steiner Designs named simply “Mouse with Coffee.”  I find the pink rhinestones in my bling stash when looking for the green rhinestones on the other coffee card, and decided to make a B&W&Gray card with just a few pops of pink. So… the little mouse is lightly colored with gray alcohol markers, with light pink ears, cheeks, and tail. The sentiment is part of the digi. So fun!
I am entering this card into several challenges including Cute Card Thursday (the background paper includes stripes within the pattern) and Path Of Positivity Challenge #80 (Furry Friends- During college I took a Psychology class in which we had to train mice to ring a bell to receive a treat. I received an “A” in the class, but I think this had little to do with my skills. My mouse was just easy to train- much easier than the cute guy that I’ve been married to for over 4 decades!) 
·    Digi- Gerda Steiner Designs - Mouse with Coffee
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Cardstock, background paper and pink rhinestones from my stash
Entered into:  
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #636 Stripes
Gerda Steiner Designs- Share Your Designs Challenge-May
Path Of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #80 (Optional Twist- Furry or Feathery Friends)

For this last card, I upcycled a card that I’d received from a friend, adding a bit of coloring, shading, and highlighting on the flowers and sentiment. The beautiful butterfly is a free digi that I found on one of my favorite vintage blogs. (I was unable to find this specific butterfly on the site today, but there are many other options available so I’ve provided the link in the supplies below.) I added a fuzzy body to the butterfly by fussy cutting a scrap of black felt that I upcycled from an ink penholder. The inside sentiment is a favorite from one of Beccy Muir’s digi sets.

·    Card background stamp and sentiment- upcycled from a card from a sweet friend
·    Butterfly Digi- A freebie from HERE
·    Inside Sentiment-“I Think  You’re Amazing”  Beccy’s Place Digital Set  (True Beauty)
·    Assorted cardstock and papers from my stash
Entered into:  
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Quick Color!
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #440-441 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Encouragement 
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge


  1. two awesome cards. I love Sheepski images and yes the look on the cats face is perfect for the sentiment. Awesome cute card. The Gerda Steiner card is darling. I love the image and just a touch of color. Sweet card.

  2. Your cards are adorable. Just love the cat with the wonderful coloring and a great sentiment. And the mouse is adorable. We were both hurrying at the end, lol.

  3. Fabulous caffeinated creations!!💕

  4. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. I love them both. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. These are both so fun and sweet.

  6. That cat is so right for this card. I love it.

  7. Love that kitty's face. Perfect for your sentiment. And your Gerda Steiner design is adorable too. Great work!

  8. I'm still chuckling over your comment about your Psych class and training! hee hee Great card with that cute mouse and his coffee! Wonderful color combo, too! Thanks for sharing your card and story with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  9. Love the Sheepski designs cat card and the sentiment!

  10. Amazing creations! You always find the cutest images, love that mouse!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week for our Challenge!


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