Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Throw Down the Cat

Ok - before you get the SPCA after me - I LOVE cats - I have two gray beauties myself - the title comes from the colors I used on this card being from this weeks Color Throw Down challenge!


And this very busy sketch is from the Split Coast Sketch challenge. I found it really difficult to get this card out of me - but I do like it now that it's done! I don't normally, on my own, create such a busy sketch patttern! But I guess that's why these are called Challenges! We couldn't s-t-r-e-t-c-h if we always just did what we are totally comfortable with now could we?!?!?


I used a wonderful cat set called The Cat's Meow by H&M Stamps on this card. Check it out and see how many different stamps you get with this set! Don't you just love the little bird and mouse!?

We're having snow tonight - big fluffy flakes - it was supposed to turn to rain but now is expected to accumulate about 2 inches (more west of here) and then rain tomorrow - messy messy!! Spring is coming right?!?!?
I appreciate your taking time to stop by here today!
Stamps: The Cat's Meow - H&M Stamps
Paper: White: PTI, tangerine Tango, Ballet Blue: SU, Bazzill Blue, DP - Imaginisce Twitterpatted, floral DP unknown
Ink: True Black: PTI
Accessories: circle nestabilities, forest branches cuttlebug folder, foam dimensionals, key tag punch: SU

22 comments:

Kristy Vernon said...

What a cute card! I love the polka dot kitty. Wouldn't it be neat if they were really made that way? :) Stripes and polka dots!

Joan Ervin said...

What a super cute card, Julia....you did a fabulous job with the combo of challenges...the images are adorable and the colors are just perfect!!! I couldn't get it together today so I didn't get to the sketch challenge...oh, well, there is always tomorrow!!!

MakiJo said...

OMG! This is sooo cute!! I'm a big cat lover so of course your card just stole my heart! xoxo

Deb Neerman said...

Oh, I jess love this card, Julia!! The critters, the sentiment, and the color combo! One of my favorite-Julia-cards!

I just might have to join in ... what a kewl sketch .. very different!

~Hugs!!

Melissa Sauls said...

Hahah! I definitely wouldn't call the SPCA on you for that creation! SOOO stinkin' cute! :)

Anne said...

Now that is one fabulous card!! I love the color combo...oh noooooo... another challenge....how do you girls do it!!??? I want to do every one I see!! I love that Color Throwdown!! Awesome GF!!

Cassie said...

Wow, I love how vibrant the colors are on this card. Your card is so beautiful!

Lisa Foster said...

OOOOOOOOO!!!! I LOVE THIS!!!!That polka dotted kitty takes the cake!!! Liked your title, BTW... I do sometimes throw down my kitty...when she's in my dinner plate!

LeAnne said...

Hah! I laughed when I read your title and then when I saw the card, I knew just what you meant! Cute card, love the polka dotted kitty!
LeAnne

dpkennedy said...

Ooh, I love it! Love that polka dot cat! The little bird and mouse are such cuties too! Great card! So glad you played with us this week!

Sue from Oregon said...

Best card I've seen using this sketch...love the polka dot kitty!

Tammy Hershberger said...

OMGosh, I am chuckling over the title of your post! Too funny, but what a stinkin' cute card!!! LOVE the polka dots! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Hehe! Love that sweet cat, and what fun/bright colors!

Dizzy Broad said...

This is adorable! Love the cat and mouse image - hard to find good ones. I like how you stamped the cat on patterned paper. BTW, congrats on your continued post at H&M! Also, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! SNOW??! Wow! our plum trees are in full flower bloom and forget that there's still winter out there in some parts of this country. Sending some California sunshine your way...!

Barbara said...

LOL at your title!! Love the polka dotted kitty! Great card! Thanks for playing the Throwdown--hope to see you again next time.

StampingSeasons said...

Love what you have done to the kitty. Your card is stunning, so much to look at!!

Lisa Olson said...

Hi Julia, this card is adorable love love the colours.

Apologies for not visitng lately, been mad manic with the Trade Show over here.!!!!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Julia, this is absolutely adorable!! I love those little critters...especially the orange polka-dotted cat!!

SnappyStamper said...

Just adorable! The stamps are so cute & the sketch is awesome!

Kathryn said...

LOVE your card -- so BRIGHT and adorable! Love that kitty and the little mouse -- so fun! :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Great take on the Thowdown! Super cute card. Love the polka dots.

Shirley said...

I love this cat and how you did it with some of the BG DP too! Love how you did your layers too!