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Monday, 7 July 2014

Bauble cat - take 2!

I was so ashamed of Bauble Cat card number one due to the awful highlights on the bauble and the too dark colours, it's below a couple of posts, I almost didn't post it and if it hadn't been for the challenge and if there had been enough time before it went live I would have ditched it and made another.
So here is my second attempt and I am really happy with this one, same as before Ike's Art Bauble Cat was supplied by Stitchy Bear Digital stamps who are sponsoring the Quirky Crafts Challenge this time. The challenge is Christmas in July with dies or punches (or both). 
I die cut the cat with a Spellbinders Heirloom Bauble die and coloured the image (made the cat Siamese this time) and bauble with Promarkers. The papers are DCWV, and gold card are also die cut with a 5" x 7" card maker die set, and the poinsettia is also Spellbinders. The pine branch is, as before, punched with a Martha Stewart punch. The Let it Snow ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons. Finally I added a red bow and some flat back pearls.

Again I decorated the inside to match, the card blanks are poor quality so I am hiding that a bit with papers.
This card will be perfect for Mum and Dad who have a Siamese (called Katy, although she is a very slender cat not like Ike's cat), who loves watching snow on TV.

I forgot to say today is my birthday! Also I now have 100 followers, so I think I might do a little candy soon!

This card purred its was into the following challenges (max 10):

WINNER at Ike's World Challenge Blog - Christmas in June (7th July)

Tuesday Throwdown #207 - anything goes
Addicted to Stamps - Make your mark (Wed)
Pile it on - #27 add flowers (winners on Wed 16th)
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes with ribbon (Thurs)
Art By Miran - anything goes (winners 18th July)
Bunny Zoe's - Layers (July 14th)
Crafting at the Weekend - anything goes (26th July - last Sat in month)
Cards Galore - use a digi (month of July)
Die Cut Divas- buttons and bows (month of July)


  1. First: Happy Birthday!! Hope your day was filled with all things delightful! Second: congrats on the 100 Followers milestone! Impressive! And third, how adorable is your bauble cat card!! Darling images and I love that you've made it especially for your Mum and Dad! They'll love it! Thank you for sharing at ATSM!

  2. haha! Well you have redeemed yourself. Though I thought the first one was great also. This one does seem to catch the light a bit more. Think it was a good choice to use all one color on the ornament instead of two. Cat is wonderfully done and like that this is the opposite layout of the first. Good Luck and thanks again for getting your second card entered at Ike's World Challenges. Shoni, DT

  3. WoWza !! This one is so totally cool. The bauble came out perfectly and I really love him as a Siamese :-D
    FANTASTIC - thank you for playing along again at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES :-D

    IKE xxxxx

  4. Belated Happy birthday ! I love ur sweet Bauble card card, lovely coloring and the text BG looks awesome with all the layers and dimension on the card. Thank you for sharing with ATSM!

  5. I just LOVE how you've coloured the cat! I happen to have liked the first card too but we are all our own worst critics :) Congrats on 100 followers, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And, thanks for having me come play along this challenge :)

  6. Happy Birthday~ What a gorgeous card!

  7. Delightful card!
    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  8. wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas this month.

  9. Hi, A lovely card, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafting At The Weekend this week. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

  10. Another lovely card. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Use a stamped image or a digi stamp Challenge#7. Jo x


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