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Thursday, 5 December 2013

Back from my holidays just in time for the Christmas rush
















But before I go all out on Christmas necessities, I had to say thank you to the lovely ladies who do so much to look after my kitty while I'm away.

Sweet Stampin want "Black, White + Just One colour" this week and I went for pink as the additional hue.  The ribbon and stageset are pink too so I don't know why they look so red. Simon Says Stamp want us to avoid designer paper and to "make our own background".
I used a Cover-a-Card Impression Obsession Harlequin stamp for the background and IO also made the Greenery stamp I used for kitty's umbrella.  
My pink flourishes are a stamp by Inkadinkado and are embossed with some lovely pink WOW powder and I used a U Mount script stamp together with some PTI banner dies.   The jumping cat who looks like mine and the umbrella are Memory Box dies.   All through the making of these I was singing an old song by Bread "you sheltered me from harm, kept me warm, kept me war..or..or..mmm".

One of my cat carers keeps chickens and I bought this book for her.  It is a superbly illustrated version of Cinderella by Jan Brett where the characters are chickens - Cinders and her mean step sisters Pecky and Bossy.  If you get a chance to look it up - do so. It's a stunner!

I am also entering my card into the Anything Goes/Free and Easy challenges at Papertake Weekly, Loves Rubber Stamps and Stamping Sensations.
I have a lot to catch up with after my holiday but I will be back soon to share some photos and I promise I will be back blogging and visiting in the not too distant future.  In the meantime, I will leave you with a photo of this bed I bought  my cat for Christmas and packed in my suitcase to bring home from sunny Florida!

13 comments:

debby4000 said...

Great job with making the background paper and all that stamping, fabulous card.
luv
Debby

Boxofcolours said...

Wow the thought and effort you've obviously put into this card Lesley, it looks amazing and that Cinderella book sounds hilarious I am sure the lady will adore them!
Hugs
Jane

brenda said...

What a lovely entry for this months them, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

heidy said...

These look both gorgeous Lesley ..glad you had great vacation!!
XXX Heidy

Céline said...

fabulous, love the papers and design
hugs
céline

Janiel/ janny said...

Beautiful dear!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris said...

Fabulous card! Love that you've stamped all the background papers, they look amazing!
The cat bed made me smile... that is one spoilt moggy!!:) .. Do they make them Great Dane size, my Mathilda would love one!!!
Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Chris
x

Judy Corner said...

Many thanks for sharing your lovely creation at Sweet Stampin and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT

Olivia said...

Absolutely adore this image and love your creation. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

Jo Nevill said...

Fabulous !

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.

Jo x

Laura Lunsford said...

Beautiful thank you card! You cat watchers are sure to love it! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Loves Rubber Stamps Challenges and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations again soon. Have a beautiful week! Laura

pinandtack said...

Hee hee. Fun and cute - The cat & umbrella cracked me up :) I invite you to join the Arts & Crafts Challenge here: http://pinandtack.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/craft-it-up-with-pin-tack-arts-crafts-challenge-1/

Be creative and support the pigs!

Happiness,
Corrinne Q

Lisa aka Myran said...

Really great card and tag Lesley! Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly :)