Monday, March 12, 2018

Hearts and a Cat

Welcome
I recently made this anniversary card for family members,
It is very personal as I managed to incorporate the number of years they have been married, as well as the newest member of their family


I started with the mini Crazy Cat set from Tim Holtz , which includes the stamps, dies and an embossing folder, which I used on the yellow layer.


I stamped the image (on a snippet) in Memento London Fog ink and coloured it with chalk, being careful to put a very distinctive smudge on its face, to match the family's cat, then die cut it with the matching die.  
 The greeting had been silver embossed on a snippet of  dark blue card, which I hand cut to a banner, then sat the cat on it, with the fish skeleton nearby.


I coloured the eyes with a mixture of green and then blue chalks to make them match the family cat and then added glossy accents to bring them to life.

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34 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant, love those eyes Maxine, that cat sure looks scruffy and the card is just fun.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Dawn Turley said...

It's a really amazing card.

Mac Mable said...

Fun eyes and love the yellow card stock, which shows off the cat and the cute hearts really well x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow..amazing effects dear Maxine! A VERY SPECIAL AND UNIQUE Anniversary card! oxo Susi

Sylvia said...

Beautiful,Maxine.Love the cat with his green eyes.

Gr,Sylvia.

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a special card for an anniversary, 14years one heart for each year? Have a wonderful week... Megan

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

I love that cat! Scaredy cat is what my grandpa would have called him. Cute card!

Ellibelle said...

What a fun anniversary card Maxine. Love how you scattered the little hearts around, wonderful embossing and you always do such a fantastic job making the cards so personal! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful creation at my papercrafters linky party this week!

Sandy Palmer said...

Oh, what a fun card! Love that crazy cat! Thanks for sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!
Sandy DT

jimlynn said...

LOL! I can't think of a better way to say Happy Anniversary. CUTE card!!! Love it
Lynn

Pia S said...

What a cool image, love the green eyes. Such a fun and cheerful colored design! Thanks for participating in our challenge at Catch the Bug! Pia, Bugaboo DT member

mamapez5 said...

It is nice to make a really personal card isn't it. I love the way you matched your crazy cat to the family pet,and those eyes are brilliant. Kate x

JD/ Jill said...

Cute and clever Card! I'm sure the Anniversary couple appreciated your special personal touch!

Lisa Lynn said...

Maxine, great Anniversary card and very personalized. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug Natures Wonders Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

Darnell said...

Way to kill two fish bones with one stone, Maxine! This is a fab anniversary card for the happy couple and their new fur baby!! Hugs, Darnell

Christine Harrop said...

Well that is one crazy cat for sure .. lol! Certainly mad me smile. Thank you for sharing with us at IAAS. Hope to see you again soon. Christine DT

Di said...

Oh Maxine - what a really personalised card, Right down to the smudge - love it and also the vibrant colours are gorgeous.

Hugs

Di xx

Fran said...

Cute card! I love the idea of using the hearts to represent the number of years married. And I know they will love the card and the cute cat on it. Hugs, Fran

Gerrina said...

What a great card for new cat-owners! Love the fresh yellow! Hugs, Gerrina

brenda said...

A real fun creation and love those eyes Maxine, many thanks for joining in with our 'Animals' theme at Penny Black and More challenge. Apols so late arriving been in hospital.

B x

Lovely Linda said...

Awww this is so cute and perfect for your friends -love the way you have incorporated the number of years they have been married - perfect - clever you! Such a great card Maxine! I hope you are recovering well my friend! xo

The Red Mullet Band said...

Funny Card!! I love that cat with those enigmatic eyes!!! Ha, ha, ha
Thanks so much for joining us at Corrosive Challenge blog.
Ana Isabel DT Coordinator.

MiamiKel said...

Such a fantastic kitty card, Maxine !I'm assuming this isn't Tinker - LOL! Love your card design and the cheeryness of your card!

Margaret said...

LOL! What a great card. I love it. That kitty looks like he may give his family some fun times.

creationsnz said...

I love this cat set, but this one just looks like it needs a decent feed! CarolG

stampingbowd said...

So cute! I love being able to personalize a card! So special. I love the green eyes and fun background. I recently purchased this set with the embossing folder. I can't wait to use it! Have a great day! Hugs!!!

Jo Ann said...

Wonderful creation! So blessed you joined our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday and hope you join us again in our current Challenge. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word in Psalm 31:24 which says, "Be strong and take heart, all you hope in the Lord." So sorry for my late comment, just been so busy!

JO ANN
https://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Monica said...

This is such a fun card, Maxine and how clever of you to match the cat on the card with the family cat. I love those eyes with glossy accents and all. Lovely and funny all rolled into one.

Love,

Monica

Juliet A said...

What a great idea to use a cat on the card! I hope the real life one is a little healthier looking. ;) Thank you for joining us at the Heartful Stamping Challenge!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fun card- loving the cat and the fun fish die as well. Great embossing and love the hearts. It always makes the cards better when we can personalize them, doesn't it?

sharon said...

Fabulous card!!! I adore the cat and those eye?!!!!!!!, Lovely bright background.
hugs
sharon :)

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

That cat image is too cute; love it!!!!
Thanks for entering the Crafter's Castle March Challenge! -Tasha

Monika Reeck said...

haha the cat makes me smile
and love all that tiny hearts looks like he or she has big party yaay
sweet card Maxine
hugs
Monika