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On the first Sunday of the month, at 6pm UK time, we will set a new challenge which will close on the 28th of that month at midday. The DT will pick their top three favourites and you could win a prize and join us as a Guest Designer. Winners are posted on the first Sunday in the month (midday usually) before the new challenge - don't forget to come and check if you are a winner.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Challenge #13 2013 - Everybody wants to be a cat

Welcome back and here is your latest Quirky Cazzy challenge, I hope you will enjoy it!

If you would like to see who won last time please scroll down or click here.

We have two sponsors for this challenge
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and
is owned by Robyn Weinrib.  Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, 
designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award the winner their choice of 5 digital stamps and the 3rd place winner their choice of 3 digital stamps.

Digital Delights are providing a $5 voucher to the second place winner.

All images used by the team were kindly provided by Robyn's Fetish.

I don't know why this sprang into my mind - it happened when I browsed Robyn's Fetish for some images to use and saw some great cat images.

This song called Everybody wants to be a Cat is from the film The Aristocats (the link is to Wikipedia where there is a lot of useful information on the film and characters). You can interpret this however you like, and use either the song lyrics (see video and shortened version of the words below) or use something from the film to inspire you.

Everybody Wants to be a Cat by 
Everybody wants to be a cat,
because a cat's the only cat
who knows where it's at.
Everybody's pickin' up on that feline beat,
'cause everything else is obsolete.
Now a square with a horn,
can make you wish you weren't born,
ever'time he plays;
and with a square in the act,
he can set music back
to the caveman days.
I've heard some corny birds who tried to sing,
but a cat's the only cat
who knows how to swing.
Everybody wants to be a cat, (etc)
while playin' jazz you always has a Welcome mat,
'cause everybody digs a swingin' cat.
Everybody digs a swingin' cat.

Here are some examples to inspire you:

This was not easy, many year´s since I have seen that movie!!
Thinking when they hid under the bridge…
A little about my card:  I drew the background and colored it with Tombows and Spectrum Noirs. I used the same pen on the images and cut cut them out so it feels a little like pop outs! I made a sentiment colored with “old Paper” added text written with a glitter pen, then added some notes and a little piano in black. Finally I used a corner punch and some flowers and leaves. 

 I have coloured the image with promarkers,the paper was a craft magazine freebie from last year,coloured cardstock from Papermill Direct,card candy from stash and used precious Hearts and Corner Bow Memory Box dies.
For my second card the grass paper is from Wrinklies CD-coloured cardstock from Papermill Direct the bird was cut from Graphic 45 Little Darlings paper,the bird cage was white but heat embossed in gold-the cat head and ball of wool recycled from an old card .
Carol said she was inspired by the song as I she has never seen the film, but has been owned by a few cats lol -Millie being the latest.

and from the Design Team:

Cazzy - will be along later (again).  (Always late, sez Lyn!) (cheeky mare sez Cazzy!)

I used "friends forever" and "I taught I saw a pudie cat" images from Robyn's Fetish, decided the cat looks like Thomas O'Mally the Alley Cat so gave him a bow tie, and the cats were rescued by hound dogs and made friends with a goose (okay I know it is a chicken but you can pretend it is a goose). Images coloured with Promarkers.

For this card I used ¨I Have a Crush on You¨ and ¨Snoozing Bob¨, from our sponsor Robyn's Fetish. What I did was trace the images, give them color, print and cut. I also added some other details.

Daire - can't be with us this week but will make up for it on the reminder post.

Lyn - is around somewhere (anyone seen Lyn?)
(((Wave)) I'm here! Now then, quick before Cazzy sees and swipes it away again (wot me??!! but where is the rooftop). I'm adding this card which I naughtily added a few weeks ago by mistake, with shouts of  "Wrong challenge Lyn!" from Cazzy, but it was only here for about thirty seconds (although it was on my blog, ssshhh!) A sleeping pussy cat (he is called "snoozin Bob) having a lazy day and dreaming of fish! I've 3D-ed the cat from Robyn's Fetish and added the sentiment via the computer. Another one coming up by me in a little while...( or an hour or two!)
Here's my second card, using 'Snoozin' Bob' who's been 3D-ed again. Coloured with Promarkers and Home made Promarker stripy paper, I've cut the card across and added acetate, black lace, brads and lots a mini punches!
 I've used the Tookewlcat image from the Robyns Fetish images, and decided immediately that he should be sitting in the park,with a rainbow. I found all of the backing papers in my stash.To add some dimension I twisted two different colours of bakers twine and added that to the left hand edge of this Joy Fold card.  Please see my blog for more instructions and details about this card.

  I made a 3d piano box and placed the "Pussy Cat Love" digi from Robyn Fetish, just over the piano keyboard, like the Aristocats playing all over the piano.

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  1. Great makes everyone, well done, and especially Doris who is not well. I see we have 6 lovely entries already.

    Cazzy x

  2. what a fabulous challenge this week! hopefully, my cat card will fit in here well. thanks! x

  3. Great DT cards! Love the cat theme.

  4. Thank´s for having me as a Guest Designer, hard one but funny!! Have a great summer, hugs Kate


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