Saturday, December 19, 2009

Not A Creature was Stirring........

OK - so can you tell what this is on my card????!!! Here's a clue - I made it for the Moxie Fab World challenge - to incorporate a critter into your card. So - this is my kittie Scout - sitting happily under/inside the Christmas tree!

And here's the story - we had just put up our tree - no ornaments on yet - and I walked out into the kitchen - and when I walked back into the livingroom- there she was - a headless kitty sitting under the tree (actually with her head in the branches of course!) - it just CRACKED ME UP!! I grabbed my camera and took the shot - I was so glad she stayed there long enough!

So I thought I'd make the picture into a card for the challenge.... The sentiment is computer generated - I thought it was kind of 'tongue in cheek' funny for the pic! I added a lacey punched edge, some gems as ornaments, a button with punched ferns behind it over a ribbon - and good to go!

And while I'm sharing pet stuff - thought I'd show you what I made for the dogs in the family that will be coming over for Christmas Day. I made some dog biscuits in the shape of a moose and some shaped like bones.

Not sure if you can see the moose in the package - his antlers are at the top left - and there are two bones behind him. (I forgot to take a pic before I sealed them all up!) I slipped them into cellophane bags and wrapped a piece of twill around it that I had stamped with 'woof' and a dog paw print. I got the dog biscuit recipe from Bullwrinkle.com

I think they will be happy crunching on these!

Stamps: Paw print - Art Impressions Clear Stamps, Woof - Pet tootie sentiments- Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: Handsome Hunter, Black - SU, White - PTI
Ink: Dark Chocolate - PTI
Accessories: Edge punch - Martha Stewart, adhesive gems - K&Co, vintage button - PTI, fern punch - Martha Stewart, pure poppy satin ribbon - PTI, printed picture, computer generated sentiment, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder, putty twill - Martha Stewart

11 comments:

LeAnne said...

This is so funny....I actually thought you photo shopped it all together! LOVE it! My cat just lies underneath it! TFS!

~amy~ said...

Such a fun photo Julia!!! The dog treats are a wonderful giftie!

Busym1 said...

So cute! I love the funny things animals do! My silly dog was laying under the tree the other day. She just bunched up the sheet under there and took a nap. Of course you get the cameral and she comes running to see what mommy is doing, so no pic! Thanks for the cute pic, love it. Hugs, michelle

Dotty said...

Such a funny picture and perfect card, so cute. Merry Christmas

Velta said...

You are too funny!!! At first, I thought it was a joke...after reading your post I can see that this was real...Love it! And the doggie biscuits...such fun!

Sharli said...

Julia,
I've seen my cats do something similar - so I knew it must be real!!! LOVE your card - it's so cute and made me smile!

I also love your doggie biscuit idea. I shared the link with a friend who is currently snowed in. Maybe she will feel like baking!

Hugs.

Beverly aka beestamper said...

hahaha!! What a fun card Julia!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fab use of that great picture...and what wonderful puppy treats you created

Stephanie said...

how fun is this!!! I was searching high and low yesterday for my little furry one....she must've been inspired by your card :) Love it!!

dpkennedy said...

Oh I love it! Animals do the funniest things, and you captured it perfectly with your clever and awesome card design and sentiment! LOVE IT!

Cath said...

Hey Julia! Thanks for entering the All Creatures Great & Small Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! Happy holidays! :)