Monday, May 28, 2018

Cats, Banners and a Birthday

Welcome

I have been really enjoying the the Tim Holtz Crazy Cats over the past few months, and this is another of those cards :-)


I started with some paper from my "promise basket" (I promise I will use it one day) and hand cut the banners from scraps /snipetts, sponging the edges with Memento Danube Blue ink.


I stamped, trimmed, sponged and mounted the sentiment over the banners on some foam. 



This fellow was coloured with chalks, in a similar colour to my cat


especially the brown/gold eyes, which were emphasised with Glossy Accents


I stamped another cat image on the inside in London Fog ink, and gave him green shiny eyes.

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31 comments:

Jane said...

Love that quirky cat, looks so startled to be on a card! Thanks for linking up and joining in with AAA Cards birthday celebrations!

froebelsternchen said...

This is an elegant quirky cat card! Love the eyes! Wonderful design! Happy new week Maxine! Blessings!

Susi

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, I love the cats... too fun! And what a great way to use DP with those little banner strips. Fabulous card!

jimlynn said...

Super fun and cute! Love that little cat. The banners look great on here!
LYnn

Sylvia said...

Beautiful CAS card,Maxine.Love the cute crazy cat.

Gr,Sylvia

Liz said...

wonderful CAS card, Maxine. I love that adorable little cat, what a great expression on his face. xx

Ellibelle said...

What a great design Maxine, and super fun image!

Glennis said...

Fabulous card Maxine. Can I ask where you got your stamp set, I have been trying to get the cats and the dogs, I already have the birds. BTW I am a kiwi too

Mac Mable said...

Fun use of the papers and the quirky cat looks great x

Barbara Bruder said...

Maxine - your cat card is so cute. Great coloring and the term "Promise Basket" is a cute term. I may have to adopt that one. LOL Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a fun card and fabulous way to use up your paper scraps, love your promise basket, mine are too many they take up a large box.... have a wonderful week... Megan

sharon said...

Maxine your card is fantastic, I do LOVE the Crazy Cat stamps.
hugs
sharon :)

Lucy Patrick said...

Love your banners and the cute cat Maxine. Thanks so much for joining in this week's challenge at Polkadoodles, good luck in the prize draw, XOX Lucy

aussie aNNie said...

Oh those crazy cats how cute is this and love your banner.xx[aussie aNNie blog]

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxine - we are on the same page - I have been playing with these Crazy Cats as well. Love how you do CAS so easily - I find it a little hard to to leave white card stock LOL! Great work and love the added papers - perfect! Xox

Di said...

Brilliant card Maxine and perfect us of scraps/snippets as well! Love it.

Hugs

Di xx

Darnell said...

You are great at bringing the krazy kat to life, Maxine! Your card is very CASlicious and I love the pp banners you did!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

Mia said...

Wow Maxine!!!!! Gorgeous!!!!!! Oh, I love cats!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

Monica said...

Hi Maxine,

This is so so so cute. Super colouring and and the banners looks so well co ordinated and the sentiment does as well.

Love,
Monica

Loll said...

These cats are so fun! Great job with colouring. Love the mixed patterned paper for your banners. Great way to use up paper from the promise box (love the name!). xx

Gerrina said...

Great how you made it CAS and so fitting this crazy cat! Hugs, Gerrina

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

'Purr'fect Maxine! Hehe. Love this fab card, fab design with the banners and that cat looks so mischievous, love it! Thanks for your lovely message. We're on the mend, noses still streaming and coughing still, but oh so much better. Big hugs, Wends xoxo

Shelly Schmidt said...

SO fun and adorable too. I love the layout with the banners. Lovely!

Craft-E-Place said...

Lovely card, I love the diagonal balance between the cat and the banners. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards

Mariken said...

Love your card, really beautiful!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Cas on Friday!
Mariken DT

Fran said...

Your card is adorable. The cat looks great colored in chalks. And I love how you used the banners.
Hugs, Fran

Shylaa Shree said...

cute cat and a great card.Thanks for playing along with us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
Shylaa DT@Polkadoodles
Adhiraacreations

Monika Reeck said...

the CAT eyes made me smile
so sweet that banner
great idea using scrap papers
Lovely design
hugs
Monika

Tracie Pond said...

Sweet birthday banners. Thank you for playing with AAA Cards for our 4th birthday challenge. =) Tracie

creationsnz said...

Super card, great details. I love those animals. CarolG