Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Cat's Out of the Bag

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have a fabulous inspiration photo for you:
Don't you just love it???  I'm a total cat lady (I have three) so the kitties jumped out at me right away.  And of course, I love pumpkins, so I had to go with them, too.  But you can be inspired by ANYTHING in the photo: the colors, the pumpkins, spooky tree, whatever catches your eye.  I needed a birthday card, so I used this fun sentiment to go along with my sweet cats.
I stamped my pumpkins and cats on separate pieces of scrap card stock , colored and fussy cut them out.  The cats are solid images, so to make them really dark and solid black, I also colored them with a black sharpie.  And the finishing touch are the yellow rhinestones I added for their eyes!!  They are so fun and really glow as if they were actual eyes.  Thanks for stopping by; now hop on over to The House blog to see how the rest of the team has been inspired by the photo.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Cat Sil. (lg)", "Cat Sitting Sil.", "The Cat's Out . . .", "Tall Pumpkin" and "Wide Pumpkin"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

MFP #42--photo inspiration (inspired by the cats)

Crafty Cardmakers #175--things that go bump in the night
One Stitch At A Time #273--Halloween colors (black and orange)
Word Art Wednesday #252--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Cut It Up #107--pumpkins
Hiding In My Craft Room #271--spooky
Cards Galore--anything goes
Pattie's Creations #127--Halloween or autumn
Tuesday Throwdown #316--festive pumpkins


Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

The cats actually remind me of Professor McGonnagal from Harry Potter! :) I love the way the yellow rhinestones really look like glowing eyes and your use of print paper in the background.

Thanks for joining us for our Pumpkin Challenge at Cut it Up!


Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

What a darling card! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at MFP Stamps Challenge.

Davi said...

Love that fun card Heather!! The newsprint background looks great with the kitties and pumpkins. So glad you joined us at MFP Challenge this week :)

Patti J said...

Love this, especially the background! Great idea, done purr-fectly!

Laurie Unger said...

Awesome job with this photo inspiration. I really like that you did something out of the box.

Glittered Paws said...

Fun fun - and to make it a birthday card - great idea.

Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderful, loving the rhinestone eyes on the black cats! Makes a delightful October Birthday card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our 'Things that go Bump in the Night'challenge.

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up, good luck!!! Amy DT

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Great card! I just love the pumpkins and black cats and the background! Those pumpkins just jump right off the card! Wow! Thanks for joining us at HIMCR! Cyndi, DT

Vickie Y said...

Super cute card! Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Stamps Challenge.

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautiful design and fab composition.  Thanks for playing in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.

Birdie said...

Very cute and love that it's a birthday card! Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Nicola Gold said...

Super cute. I love how you've used a book page for the background and those rhinestones are definitely the perfect finishing touch. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 'Anything Goes'.
Nicola CGE DT Amethyst Lily Designs

Cheri said...

What a great take on the inspiration this is, Heather! I love the bg.

Mimi said...

Super creation Heather and I love you have chosen the text background in neutral colours with really gives you cats and pumpkin centre stage :) :) :) Thank you for joining us this fortnight at OSAAT 'Anything Goes with Halloween Colours' challenge. Big hugs, Jane xxxx

Pam said...

Awesome and creative cats. The eyes really do glow. The coloring is amazing and love the simple background. Thank you for sharing your desing in our "Things That Go Bump in the Night" Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers!
:) Pam

Tracey said...

I love love love your black cats. The yellow rhinestones in their eyes are a fabulous idea!
Thanks for playing along this week and I hope to see you back again soon. Good luck!
Hugs, Tracey (One Stitch at a Time DT)

Sandra DeFalco said...

Thanks for playing in our 'Halloween or Autumn' Challenge #127!
Sandi ♥
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