Thursday, October 26, 2017

Smile for the Cat Lovers Hop

Okay, then.  Here's another for the Cat Lover's Hop at Her Peaceful Garden.  At least now I've got 4 projects in 4 days, and considering the fact that any deadlines have recently sent me into a tailspin, I'm doin' good.  (Is it wine o'clock yet?)  Silly me, it's wine o'clock somewhere, eh?  

So as soon as I saw this image, called Smiley Cat from Bloobel Stamps I thought of the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland and the wheels started turning.  I remembered an embossing folder I had from Crafts Too and pictured Smiley Cat in the tree, but I didn't want him to be all embossed too, so I cut a hole in the tree after embossing from which he could peek out.  A rectangular card seemed a bit boring and since the majority of it would be white, I decided to cut the top of the tree in a circle (with Spellbinders Grands) and back it with a Scalloped Circle to add some color.  I embossed the tree again, trimmed it to fit and added the trunk and ground to a square card base and lined it up.

Here's a closeup of Smiley Cat. He's colored with Copics in the colors of the more recent Alice in Wonderland movie.  Because he's a digi, I was able to resize him to fit in the hole I'd cut purrfectly.  The sentiment is an old metal sticker from Colorbok.  I'm making this sort of a Thinking of You card so inside it will say "It makes people wonder what you're up to."  Cheers!  

I'm also entering this in the SUYP October Furrything Goes challenge, Simon Says Wednesday AG and the Outlawz Festive Fridays for the theme Thinking of You.


  1. Fun smiling cat in a tree.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com USA

  2. Smiley Cat does look a lot like the Cheshire Cat...only with a dash of crazy added, hah! Love the shaped card design and the embossing too.

  3. This is a really cool design. That cat is awesome. Great job on this card!
    rebyah1 @ gmail dot com USA

  4. Lovin the mischievous grin! Great design! thealteredpaper@gmail USA

  5. Your cat makes me smile...what a crazy fun card!

  6. LoL - loving that crazy cat :-) Yes... it must be wine o'clock somewhere Donna LoL

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  7. super cute card, fabulous coloring! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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  8. Darling card! Love that grinning kitty!

  9. FABULOUS! Love that grinning cat image...awesome! AND yes, it is wine time somewhere! ;)

    Beverly S

  10. Really cute card, Donna! You've definitely got your mojo back! You've made some gorgeous cards for the hop!

  11. Ooooh that image donna! This is a gorgeous card! Love your colouring - its perfect! Loved visiting here for the hop, and thanks so much for your visits too! (Yes I have a pet sparrow - its very smart, and my old cat couldn't think of anything worse than having feathers in its teeth/gums that he lets the sparrow have its fun! (Lucky for that!)

  12. That is one crazy, smiling cat! Fabulous card, love the embossing and the fab design! xxx
    smith dot craftychris at gmail dot com uk

  13. What a fun card. Love that image.

  14. I have no idea how I missed this!! That cat is hysterical and I love how you stuck him in a circle within a circle!!

  15. Love this grinning cat up in the tree - very clever use of your stash, Donna and beautifully assembled to make an elegant, but fun card! x

  16. That crazy cat image with the huge grin and the wacky eyes just gives me a chuckle!!! Love your creative design on this wonderful card. The sentiment you chose for the inside is perfect for this wild-eyed creature on the cover!! Ha.

    Thank you so much for joining in the #CatLoversHop2017!
    <3 J

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