I'm having a lovely evening in with my cat Scraps.
She's an outside cat but loves coming in, and she tried to jump in a closed window this evening, so that didn't work too well. I took pity on her then and brought her in through the door :P She's just the sweetest cat ever; a short few months ago, she was too frightened of people to even come in the house. As regular readers of my blog know, she's a rescue cat... She and her sister were thrown out the window of a moving car, so our neighbour who saw it happening brought Scraps to us, and her sister Zero found her way to her sister in her own time. And from day one poor Scraps was frightened all the time, but we've coaxed her and fed her and treated her well, and now, she not only comes in the house, she settles, and over the last couple of weeks, she's started to settle on our laps as well :) She's the most loyal little creature too - anyone who says cats aren't loyal clearly has never had one! She won't let anyone touch her except my sister and I, not even our parents who live here too! I really can't comprehend how anyone could possibly treat any kind of animal the way our beloved Scraps was treated before we got her. It makes my blood boil.
Anyway. My neighbour and best customer requested a baby card for her relative in Canada who just had a little boy. I had an idea in my head straight away, so this is what I made :) I wanted it to be nice and flat as it's going in the post, so I kept the embellies to a minimum.
The image and top sentiment are LOTV, the lace and velvet ribbon are from Ribbon Girl, the gems are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the border is the MS Doily punch, the bottom sentiment I printed off on the computer, the bottom paper is Forever Friends and the top one is Nitwits. The doily is from my stash.
A closeup of this sweet image. It's great for both birth and christening cards for both genders, I love it's versatility. I coloured it with Promarkers and I put Stickles on the hearts and dots and Glossy Accents on the leaves.
The LOTV sentiment, so sweet.
I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
One Stop Craft Shop - No Floral Embellishments
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Layers
Pile It On - Patterned Paper
Simon Says Stamp - Put a Stamp on it
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - No Flowers
By the Cute and Girly - Boys/Men
Thanks for looking :)
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What a cute card! Love the sweet image :)ReplyDelete
Very petty card, I love this image and I love the glossy affects on the leaves. It makes a perfect baby card. And thanks for the great comments on my site.ReplyDelete
A beautiful card :) Love the colours. Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly and good luck - Jane xReplyDelete
It's beyond me how appallingly people can treat animals, they need a little of the same treatment reversed.
But Scraps looks like she's found a loving home now and you'll be surprised how much she changes and shows her appreciation for your love and care.
One of our sons decided we needed a rescue St Bernards three years ago and applied to the national TV appeal to re-home almost 100 of them. Bernie went from being afraid of his own shadow, literally, to a really friendly loving fellow and big as he is, is wonderful the puppies. And the most lovely thing is how he discovered what fun playing with a ball could be, for months he just used to watch the others with a confused look, then the penny dropped this could be fun.
Sorry to get on my high horse first thing Monday morning but I'm one of those animal lovers who can't even kill a spider.
OK, back to business and onto your card which is why I really came here, I love the fresh colours you have used and it's really such a sweet image for a new baby card.
Thanks so much for sharing your pretty card with us at Allsorts challenge this week.
This is beautiful,love the gorgeous image and layout.xxxReplyDelete
so gorgeous tags.i love the sweet image and your colours and design are really stunning.ReplyDelete
gorgeous pic of your cat too :D
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Oh what a gorgeous card, so super sweet, love the yellow and blue together... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blogReplyDelete
what a gorgeous card, so sweet! thank you for joining in with the cutie piesReplyDelete
gorgeous cat picture too......you should check out the kittens that we found where I work (photos on my blog)
Such a sweet and beautiful baby card! I really love the velvet and lace trims you used! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!ReplyDelete
Great card Tanya, good on you for giving little scraps a new start as well. Thanks for joining us at allsorts Tracy xReplyDelete
Gorgeous baby card - I especially like the color choice with the blue and the yellow - very fresh. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge!!ReplyDelete
Aww, how sweet! Love the modern, funky colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xxReplyDelete