Friday, April 14, 2017

Lovely Cat a rina

It's Friday and that means it's new release day for Sandra Caldwell and there's a new kitty in town.  Lovely #1325 Cat a rina is a dancing queen and twirls and twirls on her pretty pink stage.  I've made a spinner tent card with apertures cut with Spellbinders Labels 17.  The pretty paper is MAMBI and the computer generated sentiment was cut with on of the Spellbinders Fancy Labels.  the gorgeous crinkle ribbon is from DL.Art, as is the pink and white twine she spins on.  Her bouquet of white roses is from my stash.

Here's a closeup of #1325 Cat a rina.  She's colored with Copics with some Cotton Candy Stickles on her tutu.  I've carefully fussy cut her and attached her
to the twine and looky here.

She's got a back version, #1519 Back of Cat a rina that Sandra drew especially for me so I could make this card.  In order to get these kitties to match up, I first had to remove the background and import them to my printing program. Then I put one on top of the other until they matched up size wise.  They were printed and colored separately, fussy cut and then carefully glued together with the twine in between.

Here's a side view of the card.  In order for there to be enough room for Cat a rina to spin, I have a 1/2" shelf on the top and the  bottom accordion fold had to be quite a bit wider.  Hole were poked in the top and middle fold for the twine. Be sure there's ample twine to adjust on both ends.  It still folds flat...sort of.  

I tried so hard to get a video of her spinning, but to no avail.  You'll just have to take my word for it.  Haven't quite figured out the smart phone yet.

I'm entering this in the DL.Art April Linky Challenge, SUYP (cats only) April Furrything Goes, the Outlawz PAM Animals Challenge, Crafty Catz #366 AG/Animals, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #55 AG, Crafty Critter Crazies AG, In the Pink Pearls (on either side of the sentiment), RRR #161 Flowers (with ribbon/trim)Crafty Gals Corner Pastels and Crafty Friends Animals or Birds.


  1. An amazing card and so VERY pretty and girly too. Great to see a back to the image too, lucky you :)

  2. OMGosh!!! donna this is the cutest card ever I love it. the tutu is adorbs and your bow is fab, and I love all the layers. These suspended cards are so super fun to make to and they are a real WOW factor!! Happy Easter my friend
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes APRIL Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  3. Love your design, so cute too, thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends, xxx

  4. Hello Donna… Thanks for sharing another one of your cards with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog… your cat card is beautiful and fits perfectly with our ‘Animals/Birds’ challenge theme… loving your card shape too... hope you can join us next time and good luck in the draw.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  5. Hi there, Donna!
    What a fabulous and fun card. Thanks so much for sharing in our Flowers Challenge.
    Karen L
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  6. Fabulous spinner card. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

    LOVE your dancing cat, LOVE your fancy folded stage and ornate window, LOVE IT ALL!
    Thank You for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner :)

  8. Eeeee !!! This is just the cutest thing EVA !!!!! I love the image and how you coloured her and that card design is amazing. I might have to copy that sometime ! :-) Is the rear view going to be sold too ??
    Thank you very much for purring along to SUYP Cats CHALLENGES :-)
    IKE x

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  9. A gorgeous pink make! Thanks for sharing with us for the ITP Pearls challenge. Hugs xx


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