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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Caroling Cats

This is my card for the Shirley's 2 girls Twisted Thursday Challenge. There is a sketch provided and then a twist--this week it was to use the sketch and twine or raffia on your card. When I read the challenge, the post says that the DT will be using cats on their projects and for some reason the cat part of that stuck in my head so I thought I had to use cats too. Next time I will read a little closer! I only have one S2G stamp that has cats on it so I used it, but I cut the cats out so that they would fit with the sketch. We have three cats here at our house so I colored them to look like two of them. Images were stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copic and Spica makers and I used a white gel pen to make the strips on the orange cat. The Christmas tree is from Inky Antics and was stamped with CTMH Chocolate ink and colored with Copics. I used some red seed beads on the wreath and the tag is a Cuttlebug die. I bought that patterned paper when I first started making cards, it was a giant pack of Christmas papers and I love them, I can't remember who made it though, card stock is Making Memories. 

We have had a great weekend, hope you have too. Kip built a compost bin for our backyard and I managed to get some things done around the house. We have been eating healthier for the past couple of weeks which means time sent planning meals, shopping, food prep and cooking all our meals. It has gotten easier with each week and I try to do as much of the food prep as I can on the weekends to save as much time as I can during the week. I think I chopped about 10 onions today, but that is the only time I will have to chop them all week. On the menu tonight; chicken fajitas and it's time to get them started. Thanks for dropping by!

19 comments:

Scrapping Julie said...

yummy card! and i dont remember getting my dinner invite...but i am sure you sent one so..i am on my way!!! LOL

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wowzers, Gina this is spectacular! Love how you used the Cristmas cats! Super take on the challenge!! Thanks so much for playing with us!!

Dell said...

Fantastic card!

Michelle said...

This is a great card for any cat lover! Fajitas sound yummy! ;)

peggysue said...

I think cats make a great card. And the fajitas sound wonderful! WERe you crying a lot chopping up all those onions?

Angela S. said...

This card is so cute. Love your coloring on the cats. And of course I love the paper you used.. Great card..

Lesly said...

This is absolutely precious. TFS.

Justine said...

This is super cute, love how you cut your cats out then mounted them. Great idea. Good luck in the S2G drawing,

The Mama Monkey said...

This is a great card! I love the colors and the kitties are colored so perfectly!

I hate cutting veggies as well! LOL

Karin said...

This is such a cute card. You did a fantasic job with the layout!

JazzyH said...

Adorable!

Jennifer Talley said...

This is so cute! Love those kitties!

Debbie said...

Gina - WOW! This is marvy! I love how you cut out those xmas cats. What a great card! Thanks forplaying with us over at shirley's2girls Twisted Thursday!

Stephanie said...

great card!!

you have some tough eyes, gal - 10 onions....I can barely make it through one! Hope you enjoyed the fajitas :)

Jennifer Scull said...

what a cute card! great job on the challenge! and not to worry, I thought that we had to use cats, too! ;)

good for you on making the choice to eat healthier - not always as easy as it sounds. good luck with it!

Jaspere said...

Cute, cute, cute. Love how you added the cats. Clever, very clever. Thanks for playing along.

Kristie said...

This is so cute!!

Suzanne said...

I love this cards and the stamps are just so adorable! You have a great blog and a lot of patience to be coloring in so many images! Thanks for sharing!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Congratulations, Gina on winner the challenge. Spectacular creation!