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Saturday, 28 July 2012

Christmas With Cat Hair

Afternoon all, hope you are well.  Had a nail-biting day watching the Olympic Men's Road Race - poor Cav, it's such a shame he missed out.  Seems as if "the rest of the World" were letting our boys do all the work.  And as for Fabian Cancellara's dramatic crash, I confess to a tear.  He is such a superb rider, a great sportsman and a really nice guy - hugely disappointed for him that his Games are over so soon because of injury.

Now, a few among you will know that I am not a Domestic Goddess - and here is the proof.  We thought we'd have a stirfry tonight for dinner and I got the ingredients when we shopped on Wednesday but Toad (and this is a rare event) remembered today that we hadn't bought a sauce.  We both thought that we must have one tucked away in a cupboard, and we did, we found two - Best Before End 2006 and 2007 respectively!!  I really should clean that cupboard out more often, lol.

Anyhoo, I am here with my entry for this week's SWEET STAMPING CHALLENGE which is Christmas In July.  I've made four Christmas cards in the past couple of days so while I was in the mood .....

And yes, that is a cat hair on the right side of the card.  Little devil, if there was a Gold Medal for fur shedding he would have a stack of them by now.

Not much to tell you about the card really - image is LOTV My Little Tree, painted in Distress Inks (ReInkers) on Bristol Board, the matting layer is from scraps box and I did the sentiment on the computer.

LOTV My Little Tree
Painted in Distress Inks (ReInkers)

That's all folks!


Caz said...

fabulous card Squirrel. Love the image.
Caz x

Christy Beans said...

That latest LOTV release was one absolutely fabulous image after another, wasn't it? It's definitely going to be a big Lili Christmas at my house. LOL Lovely colors on this one.... one day I may try DI painting again. They are so soft compared to the alcohol markers. Of course, I will probably bin the first 20 attempts as they won't measure up to yours. =)

As to the cat hair... I'll put my black and tan Lissa, yellow lab Zoe and striped tabby Spencer up against Vince any day. Since they're all colors, no matter what I wear, it's got a hair or 20 showing... and I've killed more Hoovers and Dirt Devils than I can count. But the love that comes packaged in those hairy little creatures is worth every lint-remover roll and stuffed up Hoover tube. =) Have a great weekend! Mwah! ~Christy

Wishcraft said...

Aww that image really is cute :o) Love how you've coloured him too (as always!). Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' hun! Hugs, Lisa x

PS. hope you're not really planning to smack me... bit scared lol!

Tanya said...

Haha I know the cat hair feeling :D My cats like to sit in the room while I'm crafting, and one is a rescue cat that lives outside - she loves being inside but she's very jumpy and likes to be near her escape route - which means the only place she settles is on my craft desk cos it's by the window :P so yeah I need to de-fur my desk fairly regularly :P

This is a gorgeous card, that image is adorable and I love the bright colours :)

Tags xx

Doreen said...

Love this...great image and colours.xxx

mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeous! I love the image and your fantastic colouring. Hugs, Jill x

Pink Dandelion said...

Another smashing LOTV card S. Shame for Cav today. Got my fingers crossed for the time trials on Weds. Debs xx

sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card, love that image and coloured beautifully - as always!

hope you have a good evening


Chrissy said...

Gorgeous Squirrel..I want to know, how do dog and cats hair get into a cellophane bad with my cards...a sealed one too..


Claire said...

Love this hun, gorgeous card - lovely image and love the simple design. Hugs, Claire x

Nonni said...

This is lovely! Looks great that you have let the image be the focal point. Beautiful colouring!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous image, gorgeous colouring, gorgeous card!! Love it!
Lorraine x

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Squirrel, love the very cute image.

Donna x

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card love the image your colouring is amazing and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

Fluffles said...

Brilliant image & card - fab colouring as always. On the subject of best before, my son asked for oatcakes with his soup at lunch. Went to cupboard - oops, best before end Jan! Never mind says me I have another in the store cupboard, which I did and duly presented - never said they were best before end Jun!!! Jx

Kara Lynne said...

Darling card! I love the simplicity which gives so much focus to the image. Also makes it look like the snow. Fun colors in his hat too!

Jackie said...

What a wonderful CAS card :o)
I had to go to work before the road race finished and was devastated for Cav and the team when customers kept telling me about the finish :o(
I have no doubt they will, in the words of the old song, 'pick themselves up, dust themselves down and start all over again'
Jackie xx

coops said...

so gorgeous hun.stunning cas design and i relly love the sweet lotv image :D
lol at the cat hair, i find felix`s hair everywhere, especially in places he shouldn`t be near.

xx coops xx

Victoria said...

Christmas with Cat Hair is my favourite kind of Christmas!!

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours and design.   Hop on over to Doing Life and stand a chance to win some lovely digi stamps. Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

Mau xx said...

Great Card Squirrel, Love the CAS look ...not very good at it myself but have joined your blog challenge to gain inspiration :)
following you here too, I need all the help I can get to join in...lol
Hugs Mau xx

kraftyk said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel, love the cute image, fabulous colours
Kim xx

Pamela said...

Hiya hun, this is such a cute card, I love it. Thank you for joining our challenge at Sweet Stampin'

Thanks for your help today.

Pam x

Faith A said...

A wonderful card, I love how you say
"not much to tell about the card" when it's a joy to behold.

I went to make a cake last week, found SR flour 2009, thought I'd better not use it! Also goes to show how much I cook!

Tracey T said...

This is one gorgeous Christmas card! Your colouring is just lovely. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Natali said...

I really like this CAS Christmas card. Beautiful.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Christmas in July” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.


Jenny said...

I had 'those' bottles in my pantry too - use by dates have a lot to answer for.

Fabulous card. I love this clean and simple look. Thanks so much for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

Zippy said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the image and the colouring is fantastic!

I felt so sorry for Cav, poor lad, he tried so hard.

I am definitely no domestic goddess hun, the only time my cupboards get cleaned out is when Den does them! And as for pet hairs, you want to try having a dog!

Janneke said...

What a amazing card ;o)
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week!

PS I realy have to try this to ;o)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Dude. Cat hair is an excellent embellishment. Cat is is always an excellent fashion accessory. As soon as we make cars that run on cat hair, we'll be ga-zillionaires. Just remember that.

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