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Sunday, 10 January 2010

2 cards, 4 challenges and no S word!

Hi all! Hope you are well on this Sunday afternoon.  I am not even going to mention the S word today, even though it has been S-ing on and off most of the day!

There is such a choice of sketches available on the challenges this week that I was hard pressed to decide which ones to go for but I really wanted to use this little chap in his huge warm jumper so it just had to be this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge which has two sketches on offer - I opted for the second one but they are both gorgeous ....

And I kinda knew that if I was using a PB cat stamp, I had to have paw prints in there somewhere too.

I can't remember the name of the stamp as I came upstairs without checking (d'oh), but the papers are DCWV cardstock, Making Memories and Doodlebug "Calico Prints".  The sentiment is also Penny Black.  I've coloured the image with ProMarkers.

In view of his big chunky jumper, I thought I'd also offer him up for Crafty Calendar Challenge No 4 Keeping Warm

And today's second card, for two challenges, is also a sketch, this one for Totally Gorjuss Challenge 12 and I've used the challenge theme from Simon Says Hot Chocolate 

This was a great sketch to use and the card just sort of fell into place!  I have used Pink Gem Designs Dungaree Milly (thanks Janet, she's fabulous), Dovecraft masculine papers for that lovely warm rich, hot chocolately feel, and a piece of sticky ribbon.  Milly is coloured with ProMarkers.

I'm really sorry that she's a little out of focus, by the time I'd finished I'd lost the best of the light today.

There are so many other challenges that I would like to do today but I'm not going to have the time this week.  Sniff, sob.

Thanks for finding the time to hop over and see me.
Squirrel xx


Enfys said...

Two gorgeous card Squirrel, I love the cat in the sweater, haven't seen that one before,
big hugs
En xx

Happy Crafter said...

Wow both fabulous cards:)
Hugzz Val xxx

Helen said...

Fab cards Squirrel - I love the pussy cat!
Helen x

Wishcraft said...

Both gorgeous cards, love the images you've used! Such cute paw print paper too. There are some fab sketches about this week aren't there, hard to choose which ones to do! Lisa x

Pauline C said...

Two gorgeous cards Squirrel. I especially adore the PB one - that cat looks as warm and cosy as we all long to be but mostly can only dream of right now lol!! Fab paw print papers too - love it! Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC hun
Pauline x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards Squirrel but I LOVE the pussy cat :) :) Are there any stamps you don't have lol ;)

maranda said...

oooowww what a lovely pussy cat card , nice stamp I don't have it to hihi me to..
greetings maranda


Hi Squirrel
Both are gorgeous cards,
Hugs Dianne xx

Louise said...

Two fab cards but got to say love the cat one it is sooo cute.
louise xx

Pink Dandelion said...

2 fabulous cards, love the PB, the stamp is called -X- Large Love. The paw print paper is perfect with it. Best wishes Debs x

Little K Smith said...

Fab cards, love the puddy cat one! I don't think I've got that stamp! Love the patterned paper behind him too.
Take care.

Uma said...

gorgeous, especially the cute cat with the pawprints

cats whiskers said...

2 fabulous cards dear love them both the DP are stunning and I love that little kitty on the PB card. Thanks for joining us this week sweetie
Hugs Jacqui x

Julye said...

Fab cards and love the little paw print paper so spring like , but the days are getting longer, in daylight I mean hugs Julye

coops said...

2 brilliant cards, love the rich colours on the pinkgem one and how cute is the cat in his big jumper, love the paper with all the paw prints.luv coops.xx

Jo Nevill said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous, I love the images you have used and the yummy papers on both cards.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge.


Jo and the Simon Says Challenge DT x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous cards but my fave must be the cute Puddy cat one.

Jeanette said...

Squirrel, you are making me giggle...the "S" word indeed! Spring will come soon hunni!
Gorgeous card my dear (well, all your cards are) I love the fresh and happy colors!
Hugs Jeanette

Kath Stewart said...

super cute card squirrel....love the paw print paper and your sweet kitty...such a gorgeous image......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxxxx

Michele Spera said...

lovely job for the TG sketch:-) love the colors and thank you for joining us this week

Kaz said...

Great cards, especially like the kitty cat one.
Kaz xx

craftymum said...

Loving both your cards Squirrel. Thanks for joining us again at TG. Hope you are no longer knee deep in snow!!!!!
Love sarah W XXX

Cynthia said...

Thought I'd left a comment yesterday, must have been gremlins at work.Your cat is rugged up against that terrible "S" word and wants to go out & leave her paw prints there. Beautiful card,it shows up the sketch very well & love the pawprint papers.

Caroljenks said...

Hi Squirrel :)

Gorgeous cards, especially the PB puddy tat! Love him!

The 'S' thing arrived here in South Wales tonight........at last - I was getting a tad jealous! I'm really hoping for a 'sNO day' tomorrow, but we'll probably wake up to 2 inches of slush :0

Carol x

Kat said...

Love what you've done with the TG sketch this week Squirrel. Milly in her dungarees is so sweet. Thanks for joining us at TG again this week.

Kat x

Georgia said...

Such beautiful cards! I love the colours you've used and the papers are so pretty! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :)
Georgia xx

Caroline said...

Gorgeous cards! Perfect image. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calender Challenge. Caroline x

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