Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Queen Kitty Thanks

This was the second card I made for my coworker to choose from. When she saw it her face totally lit up and she knew it was PURRFECT. Turns out she jokingly calls her associate Queenie for taking such good care of her. I knew my coworker was a cat lover and used that as my launching point. I had no idea the royal theme would also apply. I love making people happy!

Sketch Inspiration ~ Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #54
Oh my, I'm actually playing with the Madness Crew on time! I usually don't get my cards done until they are past the current challenge. I took advantage of their Monday sneak peek to try and get ahead of the game. I left off the upper corner accent as I though between the major bling and somewhat busy patterned paper, there were already enough elements on the card! LOL
S2G Challenge #56 ~ Home Sweet Home with Ribbon
My home is ‘owned’ by six cats, four of whom believe they are Queens of the castle and their 2 brothers the jesters. My husband and I are the servants who tend to their whims.
Saturday Challenge #83 ~ Metal (Do rhinestones count as metal? They have that ‘look’ anyway.) :o)
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #104 ~ Cute & Girly
HFOS #28 ~ Get Your Shine On
Spicas, Shimmer Cardstock, Rhinestones PLUS Diamond Glaze - YOWZA
365 Cards Day 72 ~ It Needs Something: Create an object to fit in with the image
(I bejeweled her collar and made it into a Titanic-esqe heart pendant necklace.
365 Cards Day #76 ~ Criss Cross Applesauce (use a criss cross pattern)
Inky Impressions Challenge #35
Please check out the challenge link, as you can choose 2 inspiration 'letters'. F-L-O-W-E-R, each letter has a different inspiration. I picked R for RIBBON and S for SPARKLE
CCEE Stampers #1019 ~ Nursery Rhyme
WE were to use a nursery rhyme as inspiration. I chose The Cat and The Queen.
Pussy-cat, Pussy-cat where have you been? I've been to London to look at the Queen.
Pussy-cat, Pussy-cat, what did you there? I frightened a little mouse under her chair.
My card shows what happened after the visit. The cat was adopted by the Queen and given a throne of her own for a job well done.
My Creation
Image Detail
Can you see the subtle spica sparkle? I colored her eyes with a gold spica and then added Diamond Glaze for even more shine. A few gems give her a true royal feel.
I had a few pre-formed letters, but had to get crafty with my craft blade to create a few.
I had this verse in my stash. I believe it came as a freebie from a craft solicitation mailing.
Ins and Outs ~ Queen Kitty Thanks
Stamps: Princess Kitty (Karen’s Doodles)
Paper: DCWV (Linen Closet, Shimmer), SU Whisper White

Ink: Laser Printer, Copics (C1, 3, 5; E50; B41; R00; RV34; YG03), Spicas (Gold, Blossom, Clear)

Accessories: Misc Gems, Scrap Ribbon, Diamond Glaze


  1. What an adorable image! Love the bling! Thanks for joining us at S2G this week!

  2. What a super fun take on the sketch. Love that image and you really colored and gemed it the glossy eyes too.. Well done {{{clap clap clap}}} Your creation adds so much to the unique quality of the variety of talent that graces the blog posts over at the Midnight Madness challenges. Thank you for being a part of these challenges and for helping celebrate out one year anniversary. Next week will be an exciting player participation awards week. You do not want to miss out on that. As always thanks for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
    MMSC Hostess

  3. Hi Cat - this is one purr-fect card for this weeks challenge! What a gorgeous cat, I love the eyes, the gloss looks great...gorgeous bling too - no wonder your friend loves it! Thanks for playing along with us this week and joining in the fun - we have more instore for you next week - would love to see you then! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  4. Wow Cat this is such a regal kitty absolutely embellished to perfection. Her Royal Highness is looking so stunning with the sparkle and shine. I love how you did the eyes...perfect. This is just fabulous. Great job with the sketch this week. Thanks for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  5. Oh this is so cute and what a fabulous cat.

  6. Wow - some lovely cards. Congrats on your success with the One Stop CC DT team from a fellow member.


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