Friday 18 January 2019

Birthday cat & Balloons!

Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday!
There are lots of fabulous ideas for inspiration from the design team, so I hope you can play along.

The topping option this time is stamping only,

or, play along with the anything option, so long as it's a birthday theme.

I've gone with the anything goes option since I've used diecut balloons in addition to stamping, I don't think I have any balloon stamps, might need to rectify that lol!

I've seen a few variations of this Katzelkraft cat with balloons, the tail is just the perfect anchor for them!

The cat is stamped in versafine ink, clear embossed, fussycut and coloured with Primacoloue pencils.
The balloons are diecut from some colourful card scraps and I drew the strings attaching them to the tail with a fine point sharpie. The cat and some of the balloons are popped up on foam dots for dimension.

I'm also linking up to these challenges:
Show us your pussycats , a new to me challenge,
 where a cat has to be the focal point on your project.

Die Cuttin Divas where the theme is birthday, and you need to use at least one diecut on your project.

Add us to your blog!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday where the theme is clean and simple.

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It's also clean and simple at Addicted to Stamps & More.

Katzelkraft cat stamp: Happy Little Stampers sentiment stamp from doodled flowers; versafine ink & clear ep; Paper Smooches balloons die; Prismacolour pencils.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Rose said...

oh i love the kitty :) fantastic card!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super fun card -- love that kitty

Cat Craig said...

Oh my goodness what a fabulous card, love that fun cat.

Liz said...

Super card, Cathy. I love the kitty, what a great expression on his face! xx

Mrs A. said...

Brilliant idea for a card. Love it. Hugs Mrs A.

Lindsey said...

Love your Katzelkraft kitty with his birthday balloons! Great colouring, too.

Barbara said...

Ha Ha! The look on that cat's face is just adorable. He is like saying, "Who put those balloons on my tail?" This makes me chuckle.

TaeEun said...

What a cute and fun CAS birthday card !!! Did you fussy cut the whiskers too ?!!! You have an amazing fussy cutting skill, Cathy!

Brenda in IN said...

That look on the cat's face just cracks me up. What is he thinking about those balloons tied to his tail. This is cute as can be and a fun birthday card!

Mac Mable said...

Love the expression on that fun cat and a fun idea to attach the balloons to his tail x.

Ina G said...

Fabulous fun card Cathy. Love the expression on that cat. Love the balloon idea too.

Loll said...

Sweet! Love the expression on this cat's face! The balloons look fantastic tied to the tail. :) xx

Nancy said...

This card is awesome Cathy! Love the balloons added to the cat's tail, his expression makes is so natural! Great, great card!

Julie B said...

Love your cat Cathy, he looks kind of puzzled, looks like he's thinking where did they come from? :)

JoAnn said...

Such a fun card with that cute kitty. I agree with everyone, I like the expression on his face.

Bonnie said...

What fun, Cathy! Love that cat and his festive balloons!

Anita in France said...

Fabulous pops of colour on those balloons, Cathy (tee hee ... pops ... balloons!) brilliant with the wonderfully coloured grey cat ... he's so fun! Hugs, Anita :)

ike said...

Such a fun, cute card. He's delightful.
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Pat said...

How cute Cathy, and the idea of tying the balloons around the cat's tail is such fun, and good contrast with the more subdued colouring for the cat, and then the bright die cut balloons. x

Marge said...

The cat is so cute and this card is a perfect example of CAS design ♡♡
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :)


JD/ Jill said...

What a cute expression on that cat's face. I like your well designed card!

Monika Reeck said...

this cat is so cuutee and love his Expression too
lovely CAS design and love the colorfull balloons too
great made miss Lady
many thanks for joining with us at ATSM this time
Monika (DT member)

desperatehousewifecraft said...

I have that cat set and I never thought of adding balloons to its tail, how clever and the tail is the perfect place for it too! Wonderful colouring with your pencils, especially that little shadow. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Addicted to Stamps and More and I hope to see more of your wonderful creations again soon. Hugs, Gwendolyn

Ashwini Rao said...

What a totally adorable card!! Love that cute lil kitty cat! And the die cut balloons tied to its tail - perfect!! Totally fun card!!

Glenda J said...

This is adorable! I love your layered balloons and the colouring is fantastic.