Sunday, 8 July 2012

Our weather is on the up (shhhhhhh... it might hear us!!) - been a really good day today - no rain, some sun and quite warm....

The LIMettes have set us a challenge of 'Gold' this week... I have a card ready on the table that needs photographing but the light now here is not good - and I finished this a short time ago and took a pic of it straight away .... suppose I should have finished them both THEN took the pics... but that would have meant me engaging the grey matter and I've had a stressful day. (Not going to divulge too much but after a number of years spending a lot of time and effort doing a voluntary team captain job that no one else wants I am completely disillusioned with the attitude from some.... don't get me wrong, they're not all bad - just the odd one but that odd one is beginning to get right on my nerves!!!! - 'nuff said!).

Back to the card.... disappointed really with the pic but only cos it doesn't show the stunning sparkly blue eyes our little pussy cat now sports!  I coloured them with a Kuretake 'wink of stella' GL Blue pen.. which was a present from the lovely Alessandra - and boy do these eyes sparkle!(probably not as much as Bailey, Alessandra's feline friend ......lol) - but what great pens! Never seen them before (much to my shame) but suspect I may be investing in some more.......

Aperture cut in white linen card with a nestie, gold circle frame also cut with a nestie and the pic printed direct onto linen card. Then used 3d foam pads to stick the gold framed kitten cat under the aperture. 
I used WOW Gold embossing powder on the collar and tag and strung some metallic gold embroidery thread top and bottom, then coloured the cat dish and the two eaten fish (!!) with a gold marker pen. 

Am glad you've  called in - I appreciate it. x

29 comments:

Jan Ltc said...

Wow this is purr-fect lol! By the way you neeed those lush poppy dies lol! xx Jan

Suzilou said...

Oh WOW I love this what a fantastic image, where did you get it? Fantastic design looks great with the gold :)

Caz said...

Oh Viv, this is gorgeous. Love the image and layout.
Hugs
Caz x

Loli. eltallerdelosrecuerdos@gmail.com said...

Hola Viv, purrrrrr...fect card, i love your cat with blue eyes, i love the small charmes, fish and cat dish:D:D:Dclever idea Viv, good work.
Hugs from Palma

sassy said...

cor vivvy.....purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrfect..
.sassxxxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Viv and great image

Anne

Meadie said...

Gorgeous card - I really love the cat and your design is just fab, hugs x x

Jules said...

Hi Viv

A really gorgeous finished look .. .. great for the cat lovers!! Fabby embellishments too.

Sounds like your weather was better than ours. Quite a few big rain showers for us .. .. one made a mini river down the road.

Our back lawns are like sponges full of water!!

Hope you had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi viv
Wowee!
Gorgeous card ... Love the cat .....
Hugs sylvie xxx

Chrissie said...

Fabulous cat, fabulous card!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Viv said...

What a super card Viv, love that cute cat image and the sparkly blue eyes. Looks like I might want one of those pens too....daren't look for them, bought so much lately! Sorry you had a stressful day too some people just don't appreciate what others do for them Viv, chin up eh :) Viv xx

Jackie said...

What a stunning CAS card, so elegant and understated :o0
Jackie xx

Jan said...

Another fantastic card Viv... love this one!
p.s. time to get out of that job...then people will realise exactly what time and effort you have in over the years. You need a bit of 'me' time now xxx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

This is stunning Viv, I love the Siamese cat image and the circle surround works brilliantly, cute charms too, love it all, Gay xxx

coops said...

so stunning viv.i love the fabulous posh cat :D

xx coops xx

Julie said...

Wow- one fabulous cat. Great card.

Inkyfingers said...

This beautiful card will be purrfect for a cat lover.

Mandi said...

Superb card Viv, your placement is purr=fect [sorry hadn't planned that lol]
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

GinaA said...

Totally furbulous, love the stamp and how you have designed the card.

Shelby said...

Love love love the shimmering gold accents and how cute are those little accents!!

Shelby

Teresa said...

Oh this is purrrfect Viv, my Mum would love this one too (she's kitty mad lol) I think you should definitely go with spun sugar for the bedroom ceiling :o)
Have a lovely day despite the weather. Hugs Teresa x

Elaine said...

Super duper card Viv wow , and those charms are fab Hugs Elaine

Carole said...

Hi Viv, what an awesome LIM card! I love it!

June Nelson said...

OOOh I want it!!!!! its stunning and its so different and I love it can you tell, now yoru really vexing me how you can make one cat look so fabulous, so there xxxxxx

Kathyk said...

Love the card - the image is just purrrrfect!

Kathyk

Dotty Jo said...

Seriously gorgeous - love all the details Viv! That stamp/image is amazing - where did you get it????? Jo x

Marlena M. said...

Puuuurrrrfecto! WOW!

Eloise said...

Awww... i love your pussy cat card!

Alessandra said...

that card is just brilliant!wooooow!! And I love the pens, aren't they just great?! I bought them at Whiff of Joy online store... ;o)) they have many colours but I prefer the clear one and black and brown... the others are to bright for my taste!
Huggles, Alessandra