Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Purrfect Day For A Give Away

Hi everyone! Today is the first card give away day of 2010! If you'd like to have today's card and a matching envelope to go with it, then just leave a comment on this post and tomorrow I'll have random.org pick a winner!

How cute is this little kitty? My cat will jump up and take my sit the minute it's vacated, and that's what this image reminds me of. It's drawn by Angie Davis and is called Chair Cat.


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The image was printed on to watercolor paper and then I colored with copic markers and chalked the background and floor. The chair was colored with black spica marker, and I also outlined the word "wonderful" with a yellow copic spica. The designer paper is embossed with the swiss dots embossing folder.

All the weather people are calling for some really chilly temperatures the next few days and I keep hearing the word "snow" so I've got my fingers crossed we actually get enough to build a snowman! Wouldn't that be a hoot?

Stef has started the color challenges back on the card universe, and this week her colors are turquoise, brown, and olive green. Everyone who participates will be put in a drawing and the winner will get a star. At the end of the month the person with the most stars will win a prize! Sometimes the prize will be a Squigglefly image, but sometimes it will be a fun little goodie, so I hope you all try to play along!

Well, I hope you are all staying warm and I wish you a wonderful day! Thanks for looking!

30 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hi there Holly. Such a lovely cute image, sitting so prim and proper. I love the colours you have used too, so beautiful.
Have a lovely day.
Love Sandra xx

msfreida said...

What a precious image! Yeah, it reminds me of Batman taking over my chair too! Oh those fur babies of ours rule, don't they! I love this DP and the embossing really makes it pop! Your shading on the cushion is FABULOUS too...wish I could get that look! Gonna have to study more! ;)

Hope y'all get more snow...we have bets going on at my house! Mark doesn't put too much faith in our weather man! Teehee...the way my joints are aching, we should get a foot! Just stay warm! :)

Hugs~

Anonymous said...

Very nice colors together. My cat does the exact samething; even if I just get up for a few minutes to stretch. I think we have a contest to see who can sit in the computer chair faster. She generally wins, too. Collette katshon66@aol.com

~Jeri~ said...

Very sweet card! The coloring is awesome, as well as the image. Brings back lots of great memories of cats that I've had in my life. Thanks for the smile!

Becky said...

Very pretty card, love this image

Wanda in NC said...

Oh, I love the card - reminds me of my Baby Cash sitting there. Thanks for a chance to win it. I'm praying you will get a bunch of snow - and if so, send us a picture of that snowman girl.

Jane said...

Love this card!!

Biscuitlid said...

so pretty. Love teh embossed dots over the patterned paper.

Reminds me of our family cat Zoey, we had her for 21 years, I got her for my 11th birthday, she was a blue cat anda siamese persian cross! Talk about a cat with attitude!

Victoria
x

Anne said...

Wow, what a wonderful blog!! Love your work, so glad I stumbled over here today (got referred to your "Combining Digi images" tutoral)! Off to see all the amazging work you have posted!! TFS!!
Hugs,
Anne

Jane said...

How purrrfectly cute!

Vicki said...

oh this sooooo PUUUURRRRRFECT!!! Love it Holly! I know what you mean about the cats taking your seat! I have one cat and he always likes to steal my seat when I get up...must be cause it is warm. I am ready for Stef's challenge! We are hunkering down for a storm tonight and tomorrow...now saying up to 10 inches so we may have a snowy day tomorrow! Hope you get enough to make your snowman Holly!

HUGS!

Vicki

Starla said...

it is a perfect day - even though my 3 yo is home sick :( - he is more snuggly. I like all your cards. good job!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh Holly!! This is just GORGEOUS!!! I love your beautiful coloring and details!! Hope you're having a great day!! HUGS

Shawna said...

Cute card Holly ----- and I am doing the go-away-snow dance out here and the give=Holly-snow dance so I can feel that it is coming your way!!!!

Elaine A said...

Hi Holly -

What a sweet kitty. Love that chair and the way you tied in the color of the cushion with the rest of the cardstock. Really very pretty.

Elaine Allen

LouAnne said...

Love it, Holly, and would love to win it so I can send it to my cat-loving sister. Thanks for always sharing such great ideas.

Kat said...

Very purrrty, Holly. And you just *knew* I'd have to comment on this one, huh? I like that you used the Swiss Dots (Cuttlebug) on patterned paper. purrrr.....

jacque4u2c said...

This is just adorable!!!! This would just be a purrfect thing to win to send to my sister.

Christy Dillman said...

Holly- what a wonderful card, with a purrfect sentiment. Love the embossing on the patterned paper.

Hugs,
Christy

Sharon said...

Such a cute card. We have a grey cat..so it would be purrfect card for me.

Pam in Ar. said...

Anything with a cat in it is OK in my book :)

Maria Matter said...

oh I love it Holly! great coloring/shading! and I like the idea of highlighting the one word in the sentiment!

Blessings, Maria

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

what a fabulous card. you make all SF images look fabulous!

i'm soooo tired today and my visiting has been very lax. i will have to catch up tomorrow. i just follow too many blogs - LOL.

hugs,

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how cute!! I would love to have a Holly original!! This is so sweet! Love the image and the colors with the dry embossing!!

hugs,
Chris

bumblebee creations said...

gorgeous as always Holly! Hope you get to build yourself a snowman!

Patricia St Martin said...

Nice using your cuddlebug folder. Love the colors you used. So many poeple love cats... me to! I have two.. It is a lovely image.

Peet said...

This is so beautiful, Holly!!

Rachel said...

such a beautiful card Holly!!
hugs,
Rachel

Jennifer Scull said...

I love this image and hope to get it soon. it reminds me of our cats. they love love love to sit in our dining room chairs..... one of their fave places to be! :)

Debby said...

Darling! Is there a reason you are using watercolor paper or are you just trying something different? It looks nice. just curious.