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Thursday, 3 May 2012


My first job when I return from a trip (see post below for pictures) is to make a thank you card from my cat to his honorary "auntie" who looks after him while I'm away. Here is a photo (of my cat not his auntie!). He is glaring at me because he wants me to open the back door for him even though he is standing right next to his cat flap!
Being black, I find it incredibly difficult to colour a feline image to reflect my little chap so they don't always turn out so well but I can't bring myself to do it in a different colourway.  My coloured image looks more like a bear but I am trying to fatten my boy up - I think we had a feline intruder in the house while we were away, eating my baby's dinner!
I used some DCWV papers from the Citrus stack and teamed them with a PTI die cut tag, a tiny Stamps Away sentiment, two ribbons and a Penny Black image.  A Marianne corner and some pearls and a bow have also been added in an attempt to balance the black.  His pants and his little kisses tags have been decoupaged for a little dimension but sadly I don't think that's very visible in my photo.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Mojo Monday - fab sketch
Kaboodle Doodle - 117 add some dimension
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - 161 animal antics
Bunny Zoe - 23 ribbon or twine


Dena said...

Ahahahah! This is too cute and looks just like your little fur ball!!! LOVE the button on the shorts!
I hope you had the best time ever in Florida. One day we will meet up while you are there!!
Big hugs girlie!!!

Annie said...

a fabulous kitty card for your cat sitter! black is always difficult to colour .. .. my youngest cocker spaniel is black and her brother is black and tan so I know the problem!
hugs, annie x

Marianne said...

Great card and the cat looks like your cat, only a little bit fatter.
hugs, Marianne

anita01 said...

Knuffie voor je lieve katje, en een echte Penny Black kat hoor, enig hi,hi,...

Warme groetjes,
Anita xxx

dolcreations said...

This card is sooo cute and so ideal for your cat sitter! I love the little shorts with the button you added...
Your cat sitter is going to love this card so much! Love your kittie picture too.

Deb said...

ahhh, he is a cutie, poor little thing having his food stolen, hope he manages to fatten up quickly! your card is so cute, love his little pants!

Heather said...

Tee-hee - that is one I recognise - now one can 'glare' better thank a cat!! I gen that when I've been away - then I am stalked for weeks just to make sure I dow't try to go away again!!!
Your image is fantastic - I love the coloures but your colouring of the PB cat is sensational - the difficult is colour is impossible.
Heather xx

Jules said...

Tee hee Lesley!!!

Love the button on his boxers!!

Great touch.

Hope you had a brilliant time away. Just off to catch up with the Florida post!

Love Jules xx

Dorcas said...

Goodness! He does look a little worse for wear! lol Could very well be someone eating his foot that used to happen to us when we had a cat flap. SOmetimes I would come home and there would be a strange cat curled up on our lazy boy chair! Well your kitty has just got to learn to defend his food!! LOok at that attitude, it shouldn't be so hard. lol

coops said...

aw so cute lesley.the image is really cute and i love your backing papers.
gorgeous pic of your cat too, he looks well amused at having his pic taken :D

xx coops xx

Janiel/ janny said...

Hey sweetie....... LOVE this card!! You did a great job with the coloring!!!! Love the button! hahaha! CUTE!

big hugs, Janiel

Tracy said...

I agree, black is a toughie and yes I think your kitty will have to go on a serious weight GAIN program to equal this fellow. LOL It's a really fun card for "Auntie" Lesley. :-) Hugs!

Anonymous said...

I love the cute image, beautifully done
hugs julie P

Val said...

Sounds like you had a fab time in Florida. This card is so cute - love the image.

Inger Harding said...

This is super cute Lesley!!!
Your cat looks so sweet as well :)
Have a lovely weekend!

♥ Hugs, Inger

Angie said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
Angie x

Vicky said...

Such a beautiful card sweetie love the image & his lush boxers.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Tiets said...

woww i love this card... so funny in his shorts!!
have a nice weekend,
hugs Tiets

Unknown said...

Very cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

Unknown said...

So glad you had a fabulous time in Florida Lesley.
Your cats photo is so cute , love his expression great photo.
Your card is lovely what a riot of colour great work well done Hugs Elaine

Maria Therese said...

Sweet card ♥ Thank you for playing with us at Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Brodders said...

Lovely cute card :) Thanks for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge this week and good luck - Jane x

Turtle In The Sand said...

OMG your adorable fur ball definitely has an attitude! I have heard the saying A dog is owned by his owners. A cat owns his owners! I dare say I bet this is definitely true in your case. LOL!

Dawn B. said...

This is so sweet of you to send out a card. That fat cat stamp is adorable and so is your kitty.