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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Twofers cats

I saw this new challenge blog - Twofers - and wanted to join in their first challenge which is all about "cats" - my favorite animal. I made two CAS A2 sized cards in black and white using images that came free with a magazine last year.

Card number 1 with the three cats:
The layout is inspired by the sketch over at Sunday Stamps. I used an embossing folder to make the striped background, I machine stitched around the edges and used 2 different circle dies to cut out my images and sentiment. I finished off my card by adding three sequins.

This card is for these challenges:
Sunday Stamps - #106 Sketch
Crafty Creations - #294 Four (4 circles)
Simply Create Too - #91 Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Stripes or Checks



Card number 2 with one cat:
On this one I stamped my cat on a tag cut with a Dienamics die. I left this image uncolored as well.
I mounted the tag on foam onto a white paper, I scored some lines to make a frame. I added paper string and seambinding ribbon as well as 3 sequins.

This card is for these challenges:
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
As You Like it Challenge - Fur or Feathers (Cats are my favorite animals)
Crafting When We Can - # Ribbon, twine or washi
Pile It On - #80 Sequins and/or Beads

42 comments:

Jane Willis said...

What a super pair of cards - I wish I'd seen that magazine, I'd have bought it for the lovely stamps. Beautifully CAS cards with a lot to say for themselves! Thanks for joining our first challenge at Twofers

Jane

Zoe Sanderson said...

Terrific pair of cards so pleased we got you to use those stamps. Thank you for joining us and supporting us with our first challenge at Twofers. XOXO Zoe

sandie said...

Fab cards Pia, great images and love the monochrome colours and stitching! Have a good week x

Sue said...

These are fabulous Pia. I love those fun images and your designs are wonderful.
Sue xx

meg said...

love them both Pia the second in particular as the cat looks regal and a bit distainful

cotnob said...

Two fabulous cards Pia, the black and white designs are very elegant and I love your fun cat images.
Pauline
x

Laine said...

Stunning creations Pia. Love the fun cat images.
Laine
xx

Monika Reeck said...

Piaaaa
first...I never seen you post two cards on a post hehehe
new PIA is born today hehehe Joke my dear friend
and I love all here all in black and white
the second card cuuutee TAG with cute image and lovely ribbon
and the first card so lovely images you have and love that looks like corugated paper in white
clever use our sketch at Sunday Stamps
thanks for joining us Pia
hugs, Monika (DT at Sunday Stamps)

Home sweet home said...

To kjempe fine kort,flotte motiver og oppsett.

Ha en fin uke.

Merethe

scrAPpamondo said...

Beatiful both,Pia! I love cats and these are soooo fun!! Your two CAS look well in black and white and love the stitched details! The scored frames in the second one are very pretty, you have had a brilliant idea!
Hugs

Lau W said...

Ooooooooooooh ! how much i love your cards ! Héhé, when i see a cat, i'm crazy !!! in love !
Big hugs my friend !
xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Two such gorgeous and cute creations Pia.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your kitty cards are super cute! New follower :-)

crafty-stamper said...

Both fabulous cards and love the brilliant cat images
Carol x

Lisa Minckler said...

Absolutely WONDERFUL!!! I just love these cat cards. You amaze me at how on top of all these challenges you are and how creative your mind is!!

Loz said...

Both Purr-fect cards Pia..Loz

Mrs.B said...

Two fabulous cards Pia, love the cat images.
Avril xx

stampwithamyk said...

Very cute cards! Love those cat images. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

Chrissy said...

Two super cards Pia..I love cats too but have a dog!!..fabulous designs, really like the circles of cats..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Kim Heggins said...

Two sweet and fabulous cards...just love all your incredible critters, so fun and so clever too!

Brenda's Card Corner said...

FABULOUS C&S cards! Love the black and white with the added sequins!

Brenda

Desire Fourie said...

Pia I am just loving your fun black and white kitty creations.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Brenda said...

Pia, 2 darling cards! Love these kitty images and the CAS layout that puts them in the spotlight! Thanks for joining us at As You Like It Challenge! Brenda

applejack cards by sue said...

Such pretty cards. Loving those gorgeous cats. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT xx

Leena Girsa said...

So, so, so cute!! I love those kitty cat images! Such fun and perfect for our sketch challenge. Thanks so much for playing along at Sunday Stamps...hope to see you again soon!

aussie aNNie said...

Cute kitties, cute cards and cute black and white.xx
{aNNie The Journey Is The Start My Personal Blog}

*Vicki* said...

These design are BOTH amazing!! I love the black and white concept and the kitty images are just too much fun!! :) Fabulous makes!!

Jacee said...

Two great designs Pia, I do love those cute little kitty's!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Annette Elliott said...

Such fun cat (kitty) stamps! Love the black and white CAS...makes the kitties stand out. So cute. Thanks for playing at Sunday Stamps!

Tina said...

these are just the cutest..thanks for sharing at Pile It On

Asha said...

A double scoop of cuddly cuteness! Adorable, simply adorable, Pia.
x Asha

chrissy xx said...

He! he! What a bunch these cats are on your first card!
Made me laugh! Such fun faces..
Brilliant design Pia...LOve it.
A very 'Regal' second card..LOve the tag and pretty ribbon.
Chrissyxx

Claire Broadwater said...

Pia, these are just perfect for any kitty lover! My sister would love to receive this card! I love the funny faces and the black and white color combo! So happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps! XX

Tammy said...

Two fabulous CAS cards Pia! I love the black & white color combo and all of the cute cats!
Tammy x

Katie Ann Brooks said...

such sweet cards! great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

Willeke said...

What a lovely card, such cute cats !
Thanks for sharing it with us and hope to see you again in our next challenge as well,
Hugs
Willeke
DT Dream Valley challengeblog
Made by Willeke {My personal Blog}

Angel Johns said...

All of those cats are so adorable!!! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!!

BethieJ said...

LOVE both your cute cards!!!
Thanks for joining us last week at PIO!
Hope you join us again soon!
Have a GREAT Day!

Helen said...

These are both fab! Love the black & white!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x

Mojca said...

oh this one looks adorable too! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It! hugs! Mojca

Zw@@n said...

FAbulous card, Pia. I love the images, they are so cute. Thank you for joining us As you Like It. Luv, Wilma

Donna Nuce said...

Adorable cards! The one with the 3 cats is my favorite. The more cats the better! LOL