Saturday, 1 September 2012

Christmas Cat Sketch

As many will know I'm definitely a cat fan, but when I first saw Mynnette's sketch challenge for September it was not this card that came first to mind. However, this is what evolved and, whilst it is quite a liberal take on the sketch I think you will find all the elements there - take a look and see what you think!

I used a piece of freebie paper for the window scene and cut a window frame out of off-white card stock. I stamped the cat outline, coloured it with Promarker and snipped it out.  The tiny heart shape is from SU's Owl Punch.  The oval chipboard shape I first covered with red glitter, before making the sentiment banner, using another freebie, this time from a Forever Friends set. The beautiful 'wallpaper' is actually from SU's DP set Hollt Berry Bouquet.
At 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown you will find some fantastic other cards from the DT,  and hopefully they will inspire you to have a go too. A sketch is just a starting point after all, I wonder what fabulous ideas will come out from this one!


  1. Hi Louise - hope you had a great holiday, love your card, looks just like my Louis! - Jacqueline xx

  2. I think it's brilliant, Louise!!! It actually inspired a card that I made for Halloween that I will be posting soon...and I am NOT a cat fan, but I had to CASE this one! :) HUGS and hope you had a fabulous trip away! :)

  3. I love this card Louise and it's a familiar scene in our house, except Tuppence is tabby and white. I love the way you placed the little heart from the sketch on your cat's collar. We're just back from our holidays too and gearing up for school! Vicky x

  4. I think this is really wonderful Louise! Thanks to my allergies I am a cat lover from afar :o) Great take on the sketch - I love that window.

  5. What an adorable window scene Louise, very warm and cosy feel to your card even with the frosty scene outside the window! I love the heart on the kitty!
    My cat Tingha loves a snooze on a warm, sunny windowsill!
    Ruth x

  6. Hi there Louise, thank you so much for your lovely commet on my blog. I guess you are as big cat lover as me!!! wow your 4 cats are beautiful hun. I just love your cards as well, especially this gorgeous one. I am now following so that I can come visit you again regularly. Hugs Clare xxx


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Louise xx