Tuesday, 16 April 2013


Red alert, panic stations...
Can someone tell me why it is that although my daughter is a TOTAL organise freak when it comes to all the things SHE does, that she insists on constantly only giving me one day when she wants me to make her something!
Her organising freakiness is such that plastic boxes cause her to *sigh* almost as much as patterned paper causes me to open my handbag and get out my credit card!  The best present she has ever received was a book about being organised!  Everything, and I mean everything, has a proper place - with attached labels!  I caught her boyfriend coming out of her room the other day, with his name taped to his forehead (just kidding... but even that wouldn't surprise me!).  I tease her sometimes and pull out my label printer and when I see her drooling and casting furtive glances towards it, I put it away again.  She takes the bait EVERY TIME, and when she asks if she can borrow it, I tell her the label cartridge has just run out - the look of disappointment on her face is priceless! Ha ha ha.
Where does this come from?  I don't mean my meanness, I mean this need to be organised?  Well...
I DON'T KNOW - I'm messy, perhaps whilst growing up she decided she really didn't want to be like her mum!  Now the only time she makes a mess is when she is with me, so I can clean it up!  I can't help but love all the quirkiness kids show as they grow and develop whilst they are growing up and learning who they are.
Anyway back to the panic... "I need a thank you card for someone who likes cats... like yesterday, that ok Mum?" my reply, like all accommodating mums... "yes, of course, when do you need it?".  "By tomorrow".  It is ten o'clock at night! Cheers, daughter mine!  Not too organised today, are you, love?
So my cute little cat is from the 'CINDY LOO' Cricut cartridge, I also used the 'ELEGANT EDGES' cartridge to cut out the shape behind the cat.  I used three different design papers as well as Cricut CS.
They were...
BASICGREY - 'Recess' 'Answers' - for the cat's base layer, which includes the tail and  feet
MY MIND'S EYE - 'Blink of an Eye' - for the shape behind the cat, p.56 'book' creative feature
ECHO PARK - 'Country Drive' 'Daisy Fields' - fabulous papers ALMOST unbeatable! for the 2nd mat
DOCRAFTS PAPERMANIA - Kraft Card Blank - square 5 1/4" x 5 1/4"

ALLSORTS CHALLENGE BLOG - Wk 202 ' 'Letter of Your Name' - K for Karen and KRAFT
 MY CRAFT SPOT - Ch. #95 - 'Anything Goes'
FAB 'N' FUNKY CHALLENGES - Ch #166 - 'Spring Colours'
CHALLENGES 4 EVERYBODY - Ch. #18 - 'Anything Goes'
TOTALLY PAPER CRAFTS - Ch. #162 - 'Get Krafty'
BEARLY-MINE CHALLENGES - Ch. #82 - 'Spring Flowers'
CARDZ TV - Ch. #27 - 'Mix It Up'
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  1. Fabulous card!! Love this cat!! She looks so very happy. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Mix It Up' challenge at CTVS!!!! :)

    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment, I loved your 'toad-ally awesome' frog, the DT at CTVS always provide such great inspiration :-)

  2. So cute, love the wobbly eyes, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, x

  3. Super cute cat! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot.

  4. great creation! Thanks for joining us at TotallyPapercrafts! Kim x – TPC DT

  5. Fabulous card. Love his googley eyes! Thank you so much for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week. pat k x

  6. What a darling kitty! She is all decked out and ready for a party! I love the fun little googley eyes:) The necklace is such a fun touch:) Love it!
    Thanks for joining us in the challenge at My Craft Spot!
    DT Member
    Sherrie K

  7. A perfect card for our theme Karen.

    Thanks so much for sharing you lovely work with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  8. Gorgeous card. Lovin those wobbly eyes.
    Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky.


  9. Gorgeous, well designed card.
    Love it.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Paper Crafts.
    Chris x

  10. What a lovely card. Thank you for the inspiration! I like the embellishments used on the cat.

    ~Shawnie B.

  11. Love your card - cute cat x

  12. So cute! Those googly eyes are such a fun touch!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper


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