Monday, March 21, 2011

Cottage cat is sweet, not sneaky!

Some people think cats are sneaky. Admittedly, they can be. Sophie is a perfect example. She knows she's not allowed to chew my one lousy little plant, so she waits until I leave the room and gives it a taste. Then she's like those sour patch kids commercials. First she's sour and chewing on my plant, then she's sweet and loving up on me, purring away. Well, cottage cat from Guylou's Inimitability has decided to show you the sweet side of being a kitty cat. Just check him out. Don't you want to come love on him?

I colored him up last night, using my copics. I added glossy accents to his eyes and the umbrella. Cottage Cat has been at Guylou's store for a while. He was one of her earlier digistamps, and has remained one of my favorites. I love any image of cats and this one just reminds me of how serene and sweet they look when they curl up to check out the world or nap. The design of the card is based after sketch 100 at the Sweet Stop. Check it out; the prize this week is awesome.

I'm currently trying to build up a stash of cards to send to Operation Write Home. I only have two more cards to make for events in my life (provided that nothing else pops up unexpectedly), and then I'll be set for my cards through early May. In the mean time, I'm trying to make a card here and there for OWH. It's a great cause, to help out our wonderful military who make sacrifices for us every day. This card is not the right size for them (they prefer A2 size for shipping reasons), so I'll use it for one of my own needs. I just wanted to take this opportunity while I was writing already to remind people about OWH. I know, totally off topic of my cottage cat card, but since when have you known me to stay on topic througout a whole blog post?!?!

8 comments:

Brenda said...

I think this card is so fabulous! I love the layers and placement of your papers. Of course I love how you colored this fabulous image of G's!!

Sara I. said...

I love what OWH does and thats so awesome that you've been able to donate your talent to them - I know those soldiers must definately appreciate you! Your card is adorable - first thing I noticed was that awesome umbrella! Love the paper choices and soft pretty colors, too:)

Guylou said...

Gorgeous!! I also love that image. Every time I look at it, it brings back wonderful memories from my youth when my parents had a cottage. Your card is sooo beautiful!!!
cheers!
G

Michelle said...

I am just loving these cat stamps. Just love my kitties. I wonder what kind of cards you send to operation write home. I would offer some extra cards I have... but not sure if they are appropriate. Maybe when I get some time next month I could try to make some that are not so girly

Starla B. said...

I love the kitty card! Almost makes me want a kitty. =) Great coloring job! And big ol' hugs right back atcha. =)

Audhild said...

Beautiful card. I love the kitty stamp. Thank you for visiting my blog

Patricia Garcia said...

Sweet image and lovely papers!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Charlene said...

lol...I love your little story with this card. I don't know...he still has that look in his eyes! lol Great card Gina...you colored him beautifully and what a great layout. And that dp is beautiful.