Thursday, 20 November 2014

D'oh. It's a paw, not a flower

I've been in a bit of a funny mood lately and that usually means trouble for my bank balance.  The dangerous thing about Paypal is that it's so easy to browse and find myself buying things online without actually having to get up from my chair and search for my credit card.

I've purchased enough stamps to last me 100 years.

And maybe a few more for luck.

Then, to make the most of my new stamps, I signed up for one of the Kit & Clowder colouring classes at the weekend.

Of course then I needed some new copic colour combos to practice my colouring.

I'm expecting a call from my credit card company any day to ask if my Amex has been stolen.

Anyway, I've actually used a recent purchase on today's card.

It's one of my first CC Designs.

And I kinda like them!  (oh dear!)

Despite my mission to focus on the colouring, unfortunately I made a bit of a boo-boo on this image. I coloured the girlie first, but it was only when I coloured the cat that I realised that the 'flower' in her hair was actually the moggie's left paw.  The trouble was that I'd already coloured it bright red.


Mid-colour, I fessed up to the lovely Squirrel, who suggested that I pop a bandage on the red paw. Instead opted to darken up the rest of the kitty so that I could colour over the red in dark brown. Hopefully it doesn't have too much of a red tinge to it now, but it does merge into her brown hair a bit.

I was pleased to see that it's not just me who had issues with this image though, as 2 days ago I took solace in reading that Squirrel had problems of her own with it!

And yes, I had also coloured the mistletoe as holly as she did.


But as Squirrel said, who has ever seen prickly mistletoe?

Anyhoo, this project is to support the challenge at As You Like It Challenge which is to showcase your favourite type of Christmas card, modern or traditional.  I've opted for a modern image,  but I guess my chosen red and green colours are fairly traditional!  However, it's cute and therefore modern for me all the way.

Here's a close up of the image (and the troublesome paw).  I must say that this image does remind me of myself and my furbaby Pickle!

Despite my futile attempts at trying to persuade her otherwise, she's not very keen on snuggles. This is almost exactly the pose she's mastered when I scoop her up.

Card Recipe:
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Happy crafting


The Little Stamper said...

Fantastic card Annette and I love the story behind it too…I love a good old 'craft-fession'!''

I would never have known about the paw problem though :-)

Also - re Paypal and craft stuff - I think we may be kindred souls!!!

Sharon x

Christine L said...

Fabulous card Annette.. and brilliant rescue!! Although we would never have know you'd done anything wrong at all unless you'd said!! LOL! I'm with you on CC designs.... some gorgeous stamps there!

Christine x

Squirrel x said...

This will be the first of many I suspect ..... Gorgeous card hun, and if I hadn't known already, I would never have guessed about the paw, you saved that one! Love your colourwork, and the whole card is superb. Hugs xx

Sarah said...

My "funny mood" is a permanent condition Annette so you are in good company and gladly there is no cure!! This is such a sweet stamp and so typical of wriggly cats. Gorgeous colouring and a lovely modern layout xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely cute card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenge cheers Sue N x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Haha, I got a good chuckle over your post! My cat Honeydew doesn't like to snuggle either! Fabulous card - I love this image! If you hadn't mentioned the paw, never would have noticed! Have fun with all your new goodies - sounds like you had a lot of fun with online shopping!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

It sounds like Christmas is coming early to your house, nothing like a good retail therapy session to cheer you up:)
This is a gorgeous card, love your colouring of the image ( would never have known about the paw if you hadn't mentioned it)and the sweet papers too.

Christy Beans said...

Beautiful as always. Forbthe privkly leaves issue, my personal theory is that being a little kid, she doesn't understand the difference between mistletoe and holly. Kind of like the year I was 3 and a half and very excitedly gave my dad a bunch of tissues wrapped up in Christmas paper because he always carried white handkerchiefs with him. Hey, they were white and I saw people blow their noses in them so it must be the same thing! Don't judge - I was 3! LOL =)

Chrissy said...

What a great post Annette..gave me a good laugh this morning. Fabulous colouring on this adorable image..and my cat used to act like that too..brilliant card.


Lisbeth van den heuvel said...

great card
thanks for entering bij FSC
greetings Lisbeth DT-FSC

Andreja L. said...

Beautiful card you made! I like how you take our sketch!
Thanks tor joining at Friday Sketch :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Samantha said...

She is a Cracker! LOVE it! and Opps! naughty you spend spend spend, at least your also helping the economy too! tehhehhee :)

Carol S. said...

I can see why you mistook it for a flower. Easy done. Cute image and love the cat. Great colouring. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Helen in the UK said...

What a great card. I think the berries are perfect coloured red ... who said they were supposed to be mistletoe? they look like holly to me :)

Gail said...

Annette, it's nice to read that another person also posts their mistakes and what they did to fix it. I do that, also, because I remember being a beginner just a few short years ago and thinking the DT members walk on water and never make mistakes and how could I ever be like that! I now let people know the mistake and what I did to cover it or fix it up. I enjoyed the story about this image. It's a fabulous image and you've just sold one for the company because it's perfect for those of us who have kitties. Wonderful coloring and your paw fix and mistletoe are fabulous. I love the paper you used, too. Hugs, Gail

Pollard Carole said...

just a delightful image just love this card love and hugs Carole x

Zw@@n said...

Such a cute and adorable image. Gorgeous card and colouring, Annette. Luv, Wilma

Sarah Wilks said...

Lol I nearly fell off my chair when I saw your card - it's a good job I'd put my cuppa down! Fantastic card. Sarah x

brenda said...

I've come back for another try Annette and bingo, seems to be OK now so fingers crossed it was just one of bloggers bad moments.

A totally delightful card and the stitching adds a nice addition.

Many thanks for joining our Christmas theme at Stamping Sensation challenge.

B x

Elise said...

omgosh Annette! hahahahahahha! This image is sooooooo DARLING!!!!!! I love how you've coloured them too! GORGEOUS!

Big Hugs,

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

Kat W said...

I am signed up to 2 of the Kit and Clowder classes and have not had any time recently to do the lessons :-(
But I have purchased lots and lots of stamps because I need them for practice right?!
Your colouring here looks awesome and as I commented on Squirrel's post, that definitely looks like holly to me!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Maddy Herbison said...

Fab card and beautiful colouring. I would never have noticed your problems if you hadn't pointed them out lol! And I agree that the leaves look like holly rather than mistletoe. Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

susiestacey said...

Adorable card, such a sweet image.
Thank you for sharing at Cutie Pies 'Festive Furry Friends' challenge and good luck x Susan x

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