Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Scribbles Designs Challenge #27 Midway Point...Feline Frenzy!

It is the start of a new month and that means that it is time for the midway for the latest Scribbles Designs Challenge.  

There are two whole weeks left for you to come on over and enter. In case you've missed it, the theme this time around for Challenge #27, is Feline Frenzy It used to be that dogs were man's best friend and for many, they still are.  However, cats are starting to rival dogs as pet companions.  In fact, there are a lot of statistics to back that up.  According to Ipsos Reid (2011), there were approximately 7.9 million cats and 5.9 million dogs in Canada. With approximately 35% of Canadian households having a dog, and 38% having a cat.  In the States, the numbers are a little bit different.  According to several different sources of stats compiled by Psychology Today, there were roughly 86 million cats and 78 million dogs in the US. With approximately 39% of American households having a dog, and 33% having a cat. In the UK, according to stats provided by the Pet Food Manufacturers Association (2013), the percentages of animals is even with roughly 8.5 million of each.  However, dog owners accounted for 25% of households whereas cat owners only accounted for 19% of households.  So, this month we are looking for cats as the primary focus for your creation.  Wild or domestic, it's up to you.  This month, cats rule and dogs drool. 

Entering is super simple!  You do not need to use a Scribbles Designs image; however, if you do, your name gets entered into the draw twice.  You can purchase your Scribbles Designs images HERE or you can also find one for a limited time on the challenge blog HEREAlso, be sure to check out our special Freebie Friday posts as it is another great way to build your Scribbles Designs collection.  You can find the rest of the rules and information regarding winners in the sidebar on the challenge blog.  You have until 9pm PST on April 14th to come over and play with us.

Here are my card and all the details... 
General Information:

  • I don't have any 'congrats on your new cat' cards ready so this challenge offered me the perfect chance to get one created.

Digital Image Details: 
  • Kitten Pea Pod: This is one of my favourite images from Sandy and I can't believe how long it has taken me to finally use it!  I have coloured the image with Copic markers.  I decided to create some 'wall paper' for the background.  What is a cat's room without fish wallpaper?!  While it is hard to see, I made a wider stripe with a very light blue-green (BG000) then added a thin stripe down the centre with a darker blue-green (BG02).  Then I thought it would be fun to add some fish.  Of course it was 11:45 p.m. when I was doing this so I'm afraid that not all my fish are quite the same size. Oh and why is the pea pod brown instead of green?  Well, I could give you this bull**** story of how I wanted to make it a hammock instead but the reality is I just plain forgot it was a pea pod.  Did I mention what time it was when I did this?!  Click on the name or the watermark below, to head to its location in the store.
Digital Sentiment Details:
  • Congratulations circle sentiment:  This versatile sentiment is from Merit Meijer of MMDesigns.  I've picked up several of her free sentiments.  If you'd like to check out her blog you can find it HERE.
  • The ribbon is Celebrate It brand and was purchased at Michael's.
  • The button is one from our old stash.
Designer Paper:
  • The strip of paper on the front used as an accent is from my scrap pile but it is originally from Recollection's All Girl paper pad (YaY, I remembered where another one came from).

Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • All You Need is Love and a Cat:  This sentiment is from Sandy.  Such the perfect sentiment for the inside of my 'congrats on your new cat' card.  Once again, clicking on the name or the watermark below will take you to its location in the store.

Paper Products: 
  • Card, image and sentiment base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
Digital Paper Products:
  • I had really wanted to create a specific cat paper but unfortunately, I just ran out of time; so, I decided to use my paws paper instead.  You can find this particular paper in either the Scribble Doodle Designs (a collaboration between Sandy and I) Puppy Powers Papers Patterned and Solids set or simply in the Patterned set.  Clicking on either watermark will take you to their location in the Scribbles Designs store.
#DP 005 Puppy Power Paper Set ($3.99)
 #DP 006 Puppy Power Patterned Papers Only ($2.99)
Challenges I am hoping to enter... 
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So put on those thinking caps and design a project that fits our theme. If you need some images to help you out you can check out all wonderful ones that are in the Scribbles store. You have an entire month to enter at the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog, so I hope to see you there. If you have some time I invite you to go and check out the wonderful inspiration offered up from my colleagues on the DT. We always look forward to seeing what you come up with for each month's theme!   

Until next time,


ike said...

Aaaw - such a lovely little card and the pea pod kitty is sooo sweet :-) I am glad too that I have your gorgeous background papers :-D

IKE xxx

Edwina said...

Hi Lisa, That cat looks like to me it is up to mischief. I love the fish paper you used. That sentiment is perfect. Especially since I love cats and had one till last month. My Goldie was 20 years old when she passed away. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown