Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Cat's Meow

Good morning! Hope you are all having a fabulous week! Today is Sweet 'n Sassy Digi day here on my blog, and I'm showing you a card I made with one of the great images released last week called Sleepy Kitty, illustrated by the talented Leah Cornelius. What a cute image! I have three cats ...most of the time they can be found right smack in the middle of whatever I'm trying to get done! Gotta love them though! I always think they are so cute when trying to curl up in a box or basket, just like in this digi image.

The image was printed off on Neehah cardstock and coloured with Copic markers. I used lots of layers on this card, topped off with a bit of machine stitching. The sentiment is actually just part of the DP. Hmmm...does "meow" count as a sentiment?? lol. Since Sleepy Kitty is snoozing in a basket of knitting, I thought it appropriate to use balls of yarn as embellishments. I pulled out my stash of embroidery floss, chose coordinating colours and wrapped it around little cardstock circles.

As I am typing this post, I'm looking at all three of my kitties snoozing away on the couch. Must be nice!! I've always got a "to-do" list a mile long, so no cat naps for this stamper!

If you haven't been over to Sweet 'n Sassy, you MUST!!! There is a fantastic sale going on right now. Trust me, you will not want to miss out! This image is on sale for 25% off...that's only $2.25 (USD). Remember, with digi images you can shop without even leaving your house...and be printing off images in no time! Take some time to look around the store. Korin has a great selection of Digital Stamps, as well as clear sets too! (some discontinued sets are on at a whopping 70% off!! But, only while supplies last.)

Blessings ladies (and maybe gents?? sorry, didn't mean to be exclusive. lol)!!


Image: Sleepy Kitty(Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Stamp)

Paper/Cardstock: Neenah, Bazzill, Rhonna Farrer

Ink: Memento, Copic markers

Tools: Spellbinders

Embellishments: Ribbon from Walmart (yup, I'm a big spender!!), DMC embroidery Floss


Brandi said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the colors and the design and of course the sweet little kitty.. I have a kitty sitting on my lap right now helping me catch up on my blog hopping. :)

Karina said...

Dear Melanie, occasionally I landed on your blog and love what I see her. You make wonderful artwork. Will come back from time to time to see what's new.

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Love from Switzerland

Krista said...

Woweee, I think this one of the cutest cards I've ever seen, love those balls of yarn!!!!

Leah said...

Such a sweet card. I love the little yarn ball embellies, so cute! Your coloring is fabulous:)

Lorie said...

Melanie, your coloring is beautiful!! I love how you make the fur on your adorable critters look real! Beautiful and vibrant card!


Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Oay now girl! I just want to cuddle and pet this kitty! That fur is just amazing! Your coloring is absolutely beautiful and a fabulous layout wiht all those layers.

Kathy said...

WOW I just seen your SNSS card on Paper planet and had to come visit your blog!!! Your cards are fabulous and wow your coloring is stunning!!

Country Mouse said...

Stunning card! So realistic, love all the embellishments!!!

My Paper Passions said...

So precious...you know how i feel about cats!!
Amanda B