Friday, 24 December 2010

Pussy cats posing!

I do a spot of 'cat-sitting' when our friends/neighbours go on their hols. Penny and Misty are very entertaining and they (mostly Penny) like nothing better than snuggling up on our front doorstep. It's sheltered and quite cosy - plus it's a bit of a suntrap in the Summer. As I type this Penny is snuggled up there right now in fact!

Anyhow, about two weeks ago I spotted the pair of them perched on an adjoining fence doing a spot of sunbathing........this was in between the two loads of snow here. It took me ages to 'snap' them but I succeeded and this is the result. Penny on the left and Misty is on the right.

I fiddled round with the images a bit getting them to the right size and then die cut them into rounds with rounds of gold mirri card behind (you can see my hand reflected too in the photo!!). The backing paper is from Craft Creations, gold card candy from Craftwork Cards and the sentiment is from my stash (QVC I think!). I then went a bit wild with white and pale pink Christmas roses and ivy leaves  (from Wild Orchid) which I'd glimmered using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Pearl). The glimmer doesn't show so well in the photo but it does gently shimmer in real life - trust me! I also NEEDED to use the Christmas roses as I just hadn't had enough time to try them out before now.

The finishing touch was the addition of teeny cheeky Santa hats - cut from some leftover House Mouse backing paper and given some sparkle using Stickles (Icicle). Len thought the cats would be mortified at the indignity of the hats - but I hope Kim and the family like it!
It's now time for me to sneak round and quietly post this through their letterbox - naturally the card insert says 'Hope you have a Purrfect Christmas everyone! With love from both of us, Penny and Misty xxxxxx'

As they already have their Christmas card from Len and I - I wonder if they'll guess who's behind this one. I expect so........I'm sooooo easy to rumble!


Have a wonderful Christmas!!


Di

3 comments:

  1. That's a brillent card to mayke for them!!! I bet they luv it!!! I gayve Daddy a card wiv MY face on it and he sez it's the best wun!

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  2. I'll find out when we go round for tea later on Bob. It's gonna be difficult after a big Christmas lunch - but I'll 'purrsevere' ...............the diet starts in the New Year! How clever of you to give Daddy a card with you on- great minds think alike:) Di x

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  3. As I hoped - the card was much appreciated, and they loved the little Santa hats! There was no sign of Penny and Misty while we were there though - THEY might be sulking :) Di x

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