Thursday, January 17, 2013

Time for a Thank You Card

If you are new to my blog and would like to know why I started "Thursdays Are For Thanksgiving", please go HERE.

As is always the focus on Thursdays, I give thanks.  This time it is in the form of a card.  When we went away for a few days at Christmas, my wonderful friend Laurie came over and took care of our furbaby Marigold; so, I've created this thank you card for her.  I hope she doesn't see it here first.  However, that is a distinct possibility since it hasn't been mailed yet.  It is sitting right next to the birthday card that I still haven't sent my cousin Blair yet.  What is that saying about the best of intentions...Oh well, the people in my life are used to getting everything late.  If it arrived on time or early, my family and friends would wonder what had happened to me.

Here is the front of the card...

And here is the inside...

Here are the card details, I hope I haven't forgotten anything...

  • Sketch:  When I was over at Great Impressions, checking on the winners list from a previous card challenge, I took note that their next challenge involved a sketch. This is the very first time I have seen a sketch offered for a challenge and then followed that sketch to enter said challenge.  I hadn't created the thank you card yet so I decided to model it after the sketch.  I thought, "what the heck, it certainly isn't going to hamper me in any way."  In fact it helped give me some focus for creating the card.  I've included a link to the sketch I used a little lower in this post.
  • Digi-Image:  The image, appropriately called Round Cat, was a coloured freebie offered by Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.  Isn't it just adorable?  Now while Marigold isn't quite that round, she does have oranges, reds and brandy colours running through her fur so I figured it was the perfect choice.
  • Sentiments:  The 'Meow" sentiment on the front and the inside sentiment were created by moi.  Who else out there would actually have a conversation from a cat as a sentiment?  Both are printed onto Recollection's Cardstock White Paper.
  • Paper:  While you actually can't see it I used a bright yellow paper for the card base purchased as part of a paper pack I got awhile back at Michael's so I'm afraid I don't know what the pack is called.  I wasn't worried about keeping any packaging back then The yellow/white/pink paper I used in the background for the front and inside is from Recollection's All Girl paper pad purchased at Michael's; the hot pink paper I used to back the image (ie. shadow) is from some of Michael's open stock scrapbook paper.  And no, you are not imagining that you've seen this same sentence somewhere before.  I finally used the leftovers from when I put Karen's birthday card together eight months ago.  Now if I could only find a challenge that wanted us to use up scraps and stash items.  Note to self:  Look for above mentioned challenges to enter.
  • Embellishments:  That little strip of yellow with the white dots is a piece I cut out from a paper in the above mentioned All Girl pad.  The flower is from a bunch I picked up at Dollarama.  I can't believe how well the colours matched.  I also used a little pink coloured brad for the centre of the flower.  
  • One of the challenges requested flowers.  I have one obvious flower but there are also pink flowers in the background paper.  Okay, maybe you can't see the whole flower but if I add up the six partial flowers that gives us a total of four full ones.  Does that work for you?
  • Here is the sketch from Great Impressions that I eluded to earlier:

Challenges I will be entering the card into:  

Some more challenges may be added to this list throughout the week or month.

Thanks so much for stopping by and please leave some love if you have the time.

Until next time,


Andrea, said...

Oh this is fab, love the cute image and colours you have used

Toni Herron said...

lol... AWWWW... This is so cute!! I love the Meow! and how the sentiment explains it! So coo... Great card!! Well done!
Thanks for sharing this with us at Glitter n Sparkle... :)
Toni - DT

Crafting Vicky said...

That's a really sweet card! I really love that cat and great DP choice!!! That sentiment inside is just perfect.

ike said...

Fabulous - this so made me smile :-)
Went looking for 'Round Cat' on LSH but couldn't find him any more :-(
I love your cat Font... did you make that yourself or get it from somewhere ??
Ike xxx

Sandy Palmer said...

Ok, that sentiment is way to cute! Such a pretty card too! Thanks for sharing it with us at Digi Desserts Fridaze! :)

Unknown said...

I'm a cat lover too and this card put a smile on my face. :) Love it and your blog! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Fur or Feathers challenge.

Unknown said...

Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday too!

loz said...

Fantastic card and coloring Lisa. Visiting from MIM..Loz

Tamie said...

Fantastic take on the sketch and I just love the cute, cute image. Sure glad I saw it over at MIM and came for a closer look.


Pia S said...

I love cats and what a sweet cat this one is! And I LOVE the sentiment! So cute!

Anonymous said...

Cute! Thanks for playing w/us at PCJ Challenges.

Sue Crease said...

This is so cute. Thanks for sharing with us on DDF


Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Lisa! I've been meaning to make a card for the Great Impressions challenges all week, but just haven't gotten there yet.....good intentions, you know? Your card is so cute. It reminds me of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood (a show from when I was little) where the cat would talk...."Meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meoew", and then they would say....."what she said was, "______________". So, this reminded me of that. Super cute!
Thanks for sharing this with us in our challenge. I'm SO SUPER HAPPY to have you as a regular participant, and SO grateful for your upbeat personality.
Have a great day blessed of the Lord, and come back soon.
Word Art Wednesday

Unknown said...

That is really a fun card. Love the colors.
Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
Carole Robb Bisson
The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

Sandy Palmer said...

That sentiment is just so cute! Very cute card as well! Thanks for sharing it with us at Digi Desserts Fridaze! :)

Glenda Atkins said...

Sweet cat card and a fab way to say 'thanks'. Glad you joined us at Lexi's Creations for our 'anything goes' challenge!

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

this is fab love the sentiment thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

Denise Pustelniak said...

Great take on the sketch! That image is just adorable! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's!

Larelyn said...

Another really adorable card. Thanks for sharing at DDF.

Cely said...

very cute! love sketches!!!

Crafting Vicky said...

ohhh I'm back with a DT hat on ;) I really looove the fun colors for this card. It's so very cheerful!

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Bettina L. said...

Oh this is such a fun image. Love the design with the flower, pearl and dp too. Thanks for playing at
Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Natascha said...

Love your card. Thank you so much for joining us at Digital Tuesday's "Flower Power" this time. Hope to see you again soon.

Hugs, Natascha

ger76 said...

wonderful creation :D

Thanx for joining us over at Crafty Bloggers Netwrok

Ger x

Patti J said...

What a cute card! How nice that you have someone to take care of your furry friend while you are away! She will certainly enjoy getting this cheerful thank you! Thanks for joining in our sketch challenge at Great Impressions Stamps, and good luck!

Priscilla said...

What a great entry. What a pleasure to visit your creation.Thank you so much for playing the cdac challenges. Can't wait to see what you will come up with for the other challenges going on. Remember you can enter as many times as you like till March 31st. Happy crafting.