Saturday, September 19, 2020

Napping Cat

I had fun creating this card for an Outlawz challenge about cat naps! Used a sweet Knitty Kitty digi, my favorite Spectrum Noir markers and assorted items from my stash when making this card. Ahhh ZzzzzZzzzzz!
I'm entering this card into several other challenges include Outlawz Sketch (I did revised it a bit to fit horizontally on my card) and Simon Says Monday Frame It Challenge (the two critters are framed in red... and then again in the herringbone patterned paper, secured with photo corners.) 
·   Digi- Knitty Kitty (Catnap)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Sparkly Heart Stickers- Hobby Lobby
·   Inside Sentiment- TLC Creations- Cats Understand (Freebie no longer available)
·   Assorted background papers and black rhinestones from my stash
Entered into: 
Outlawz Sunday Challenge- Songs and Rhymes- Cats Sleep Anywhere
Outlawz Challenges- Wednesday Sketch  (photo)
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Frame It                                      
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- September            
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Sept  Challenge #9-2020

This card  features an adorable cowboy image from Bugaboo, which I layered atop a sheet of tree patterned paper that I picked up at Hobby Lobby on Friday.
I'm entering this card into several challenges including Bugaboo’s BINGO (Diagonal from upper left- 3 layers, Bugaboo image, stitching, which can be seen in the close up photos); Outlawz Monday Challenge (Contrasting stitching); Path Of Positivity Challenge’s Family Ties (My hubby an I lived for several years in western South Dakota where cattle ranching is common. I loved seeing guys and gals around town in hats and boots. But they were the “real thing” as their hats were usually stained and misshapen, and their boots were always caked with… well… cow and bull poo! We also love the Longmire books and TV series, where Sheriff Walk Longmire often says “Boy Howdy!” It’s become a standard, albeit joking, exclamation at our house these days!); Scribbles Designs Challenge (what little cowboy wouldn’t love this card?) and Double D’s Challenge, Don’t Fence Me (I used scraps of embossed woodgrain to make this fence, adding “nails” with dots of silver gel pen.)
·   Digi- Bugaboo (Cowboy Fence)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white & silver gel pens
·   Sentiments- Computer Generated
·   Assorted cardstock and patterned papers from my stash
·   Woodgrain Embossing Folder- Stampin’ Up (retired)
Entered into: Bugaboo (Cowboy Fence)
Bugaboo Stamps-BINGO                                                                      
Double D’s Challenge- Don’t FENCE Me In                                                   
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #92 Card For A Child     
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Stitched in Contrasting Color
Path Of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #83 (Optional Twist- Family Ties)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #456-457 Anything Goes                   

My final card for this posting is a Halloween card featuring a cute little witch and her friendly kitten. After printing off the digi  I used a scrapbook template and pencil to sketch the moon and add a few smaller circle craters. Added some shading to the craters with a light grey Spectrum Noir Classique marker, softening them with a blender pen. After coloring the digi, I added a bit of silver to the stars blasting from the end of her broom with a silver gel pen. I also printed off a separate set of  these stars to add to the inside sentiment. The wonderful starry background paper is part of a bundle of freebies from Polkadoodles (grab it now as it was first posted on the 4th of July and I don’t know how long it will be free!) The inside sentiment is a freebie from a website that offers a nice assortment of free images, which they change fairly often so you might also want to nab it now. However, I did just notice that Halloween is misspelled… or maybe the digi is just bewitched? Ha!
I’m entering this card into several challenges including The Paper Shelter (cute little pet cat), Cute Card Thursday and Spectrum Noir FB Challenge  (Halloween is an Autumn holiday and I used Spectrum Noir products to color the digis.)
·   Digi and Front Sentiment- Stampers Delights digital set (Kawaii Flying Witch)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white & silver gel pens
·   Circle template from my scrapbooking stash.
·   Inside Sentiment- A freebie from 
·   Sentiments- Computer Generated
·   Assorted cardstock and vellum from my stash
·   Starry Background- Polkadoodles-Free download bundle (USA 4th July Celebration)
Entered into:  Stampers Delights (Kawaii Flying Witch)
The Paper Shelter- #441 Animals and Pets
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #652 Autumn
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #38 Anything Goes                      
Let’s Craft and Create- Ch #163-Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                
Spectrum Noir Community Group (FB)
- Sept- Autumn/Fall   


  1. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. What a gorgeous image your used for our theme this week, love the card design to. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  3. Of course, I'm looooving that cowboy card! So fun with the fence and I love the way you colored the shirt on this handsome fella! So fun how you have family ties to this! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity. ~Katrina

  4. Thank you for sharing your fabulous card featuring the cute cowboy at Catch the Bug this week.

  5. All of your cards are fabulous! Great job on all of them. Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug/Stella Says Sketch. Bonnie DT

  6. Beautiful card thank you for joining us at TPS
    Christine DT

  7. Great cards! Your Cowboy one is adorable! Love the cute image and that perfect fence! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Don't Fence Me In Challenge. Donna, DT Member.

  8. This little witch card is adorable. Thank you for sharing this week at Polkadoodles.

  9. Awe ... your little cowboy card is just adorable! Great idea! (all your cards look fabulous Kathy). Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Don’t Fence Me In’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  10. Adorable creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Let's Craft and Create. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  11. Oh so sweet! Wonderful card with great patterned paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  12. Fabulously created cards!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  13. Great cards. Thank you for entering the Card for a child Under 10 Challenge at Scribbles Designs.


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