Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Simon Says, Whiff of Joy and that damned cat

I've doubled Simon Says 'Shabby Chic' with the sketch over at Whiff of Joy.
The sketch actually had something added whereas I've taken it away, I do hope that's OK.
I've used Willow with Christmas Candle and coloured her with distress inks, inked the edge of the circle and stamped it with a Basic Grey flourish stamp. I love this image and have tried to use her for something other than Christmas by adding flowers to her hair and the bells at the bottom of her 'belt'. The papers are from Costco (had them for ages) and distressed using Basic Grey's distressing kit. I've added lace underneath the torn strips, a sentiment by Lily of the Valley, a pearl swirl from Prima marketing, crumpled up leaves cut with a Woodware punch and a flower from Papirloftet. This is my interpretation of Shabby Chic - just hope it's correct, although I thoroughly enjoyed making it.




My cat is driving me to distraction at the moment - when I watch TV, which isn't very often he sits in front of the screen.  Here I decided to watch the Incredible Journey - in German.  Being a children's film  I thought it would be good to watch to improve my German - Yes, well, let's say no more about that. Everytime I talk to someone in German - they reply in English - that speaks volumes doesn't it? but at least they understand what I'm saying.



And here is his next trick - that's right when I spend time trying to do some commenting - he sits in front of the screen on my keyboard. So any lack of commenting - blame the cat.566666666666666666666666666666666666666tAA\Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa98i8888888888888888887
I've left the last gobbledook in so you can see what happens - he's just done it again, then he sits there looking at me as thought to say what you shouting at me for!!!

 
I post this now before he manages to delete it Lol.

28 comments:

Lorraine said...

Your card is lovely, but your cat is absolutely adorable. He is so cute

Krümel said...

Deine Karte ist wunderschön geworden! Und ich finde die Idee mit den Blumen im Haar wunderbar - ich denke, so ist der Stempel auch super für Kommunionkarten!
Haha, meine Katze macht genau das selbe... Und am liebsten liegt sie quer über dem Projekt, an dem ich gerade arbeiten möchte!

Liebe Grüße
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Was this enogh german for today...? ;o)

Anesha said...

Heather he is just adorable!!! Lovely card as every but your cat wins my attention. Hubby had the same problem when we lived in Holland trying to speak Dutch and they all replied in English. I am not good at languages so did not attempt it. ;-) Good on you for at least trying.
What's your cat's name?
Have a good evening. Anesha :-)

Christine said...

Hi Heather He is gorgeous, and so is your card love the distressing just stunning.
Christine x
Glad to see you back on.

Mina said...

this is just gorgeous Heather, I love this image in the monochrome colours...stunning...maybe the cats trying to write in german lol xxx

Juls said...

wow!! this is gorgeous!! Love the whole shabby chic look! and the colours are just divine! Hugs Juls

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Heather how funny!
Your kitty sure likes your attention!
Love your beautiful card!
So exquisite!
hugs
kim x

Julie said...

Oh Rica this has really made me smile - so funny sitting there as though butter wouldn't melt - you've got to love him!! Beautiful card, just perfect shabby chic!! Juliexx

Donalda said...

Oh I just love this dear, your image is colored beautiful and so love your papers dear. Thanks for joining us at WOJ

stephanne said...

That damn cat is pretty stinkin' cute!! Look at those eyes, "Who me? How could you be mad at me???" You could try to turn him into a lap cat, at least that way, he wouldn't be STANDING in the way, just sitting, lol. Gorgeous card, I love what you have done with your papers, that lace peaking out from behind is incredible and so is that rework you've done with Willow!! Totally gorgeous!!
Guten Nacht, lol,
Stephanne

Barb said...

Heather, your card is stunning! I love the vintage look. And I love your cat! He reminds me of my "grand-cat" who I had for two years while my son was on overseas deployments. He is settled in country now so I took Smokey to him. I miss her a lot but get to see her often. There is just something really mischievous about those beautiful black cats.

Hugs,
Barb

Cheryl said...

oh brilliant card hun love the image and wonderful detail yet again but must say your cat really stole the show he is adorable what wonderful eyes hugs cheryl x

Leigh said...

Oh how cute. We have an all black cat too. I have the same problem only it's a bird who insists on sitting on my keyboard. lol
Lovely card Heather.

Squirrel said...

Heather, he's darling! Sitting there going "what?" hehee. He has the prettiest face.

And your card is gorgeous too - I absolutely LOVE the effect, and I've got to try that out for myself.

Rosey x

Sandra1968 said...

Your card is gorgeous, Heather!
And your cat is just being a real cat LOL. Maybe you should give him his own computer mouse :-)

Mervi said...

Fab card + black cat = ♥

Karen said...

Absolutely stunning HEather. I love shabby chic and this is just the ticket.

Cats are naughty aren't they ? Mine is always up to no good, she's pulled some wallpaper off the kitchen wall !

Love Karen x

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Heather,what a beautiful card,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.xx

theneon said...

Oh, but what a purrfectly lovely cat -- how can you not absolutely adore him? Great pictures -- too funny in front of the TV. "My" cat lives outside -- well, he's really not my cat -- he adopted our house and when I am out on the patio, he sits in my lap and gives me insight on how to beat my dh at Gin Rummy. Thanks for your lovely BD greeting. I love your card too -- and, of course, I love all of your cards.

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card. I love the shabby chic effect! Thanks for joining us at WOJ this week!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Sandie said...

OMGosh Heather, I LOVE this card!! Definitely shabby chic!! Fantastic use of the lace. Wonderful work hun!!

Lorraine A said...

ohh this is absolutely stunning Heather :-) I love everything about this card and you have shabby chic down to a fine art ! :-)


thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and DT call :-)

Luv
Lols x x

Wilma said...

Your cat is beautiful Heather - as for the card........... that's fantastic - you have such a knack of putting things together and they just look so...right!! just love that distressed look and you have coloured the image in perfectly :) xx

Moni said...

OMG this is so gorgeous card, you did fab job, love the design and fab colouing! Well done! Hugs, Moni

TaraG said...

This is absolutely stunning, my dear! I just love your shabby chic card and you take on Jane's sketch is so creative and fabulous! Love Willow too and how you have re-purposed her and how beautifully you've colours her! Super stunning, Heather!
Your kitty is adorable and he looks just like a cat I had named Taz....I really miss him. He was the best and he could do tricks to...fetch of all things, smile! I love all black cats...yours is so precious!
Thanks for joining the WoJ Challenges, hun!
Hugs,t

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS card!! Love your work, little lady! I just HAD to leave a comment even if I should be heading to bed...this is beautiful.

Pattie G said...

Rica, I have the same problem with my Allie Girl. She kind of resembles your cat. She loves to sit in front of me as I surf the web or post my creations to my blogspot. I have a picture of Allie watching a tutorial and it is so cute. Check out my blogspot to see it.

Hugs
Pattie

Bev said...

What a stunning card sweetie, such amazing colouring!! Had to laugh at the cat - that's just priceless rofl.

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