Thursday, October 23, 2014

It has been a while

In September quite a few things came together and robbed me of all my spare time.  Hubs had a work deadline, we began a bathroom remodeling, and I visited my Dad in California for a few days.  I did not get any crafting in for weeks!  I did spend time with my Dad, and we went out to lunch, saw a movie, did some shopping and generally were amused by the antics of Jack and Digger, his kittens---who are not so little anymore.

They romp and play as only kittens can, and just before I left Digger (left) discovered the roof was accessible by climbing a nearby tree. They are about 6 months old now. My Dad has trained them well, they respond to his whistle.  I recorded it on my phone so I could call them in from outside one afternoon.  It did the quick follow up of treats. Its all about positive reinforcement.

Upon my return to Maryland my prime objective was to get my Halloween cards going.  They are done and about to go into the mail, so I will be posting them through the end of the month.

My card base is Stampin Up Pumpkin Pie, the patterned paper is SU as well.  The sticker outlines are Elizabeth Craft which I placed onto watercolor paper and colored with Distress Markers.  The sentiment is from Craft Smart and I embossed it on vellum with Hero Arts Gold powder. I used the Lawn Fawn stitched party banners for my panel.

I am entering this in the SOS #174 Challenge - Halloween.

Thanks for stopping by and it's good to be home and back in my craft room!


Barb Ghig said...

I've missed you, Cat! Thanks so much for sharing the sweet photo of Jack and Digger...they are so cute!

Love your Halloween card! Beautiful water coloring on the pumpkins and I love your embossed sentiment! I also love the diagonal striped background you chose for this card...very pretty!

Alica said...

very nice - love your gold embossing - makes the Halloween card very stylish!
Lovely kitties too :)
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica :)

Greta said...

Welcome home dear friend! The kittys are adorable & I know it means a lot to your dad for you to visit. I've missed your cards & you're back with a bang! This is my kind of Halloween card--beautiful!

Becca Cruger said...

Welcome back! I've missed your beautiful creations. :) Gorgeous coloring skills and adorable cats!

Donna said...

Fab Halloween card! Love the design paper and pumpkins! Thanks for playing along with the crew at Shopping Our Stash this week for our Halloween challenge!!

joy said...

I've missed you, Cat! But, it is so important to spend time with our loved ones when we can; I am sure your dad loves having you visit. The kittens are adorable.

I don't do Halloween, but your card is such a pretty one. Love it!

Jean said...

Fabulous use of the Elizabeth Craft products!

Leslie Hanna said...

I've only ever used the Elizabeth Stickers with glitter and colored them. I've been looking for other ways to use these, and I think you've enlightened me. Thanks!!!