Friday, June 4, 2010

The Cat in the Window ...

This card was made according to the "recipe" at 2S4Y this week - Laura's sketch number 53! They are having an anniversary celebration - and a great giveaway for one of their followers.

I have been needing a little Thank You card for someone who gave our family the BEST blackberry pie I have ever tasted - and some excellent books!


The little kitty looking in through the windows reminds me of one of my brother's cats who loves to sit on the bannisters - even if they're three storeys up :-0!!


I punched out a little 'pine bough' with a Martha Stewart punch, and cut it into smaller pieces to make some greenery for the 'window box'. The little flowers are all made with french knots and floss. The windows are all mounted on 1/16" foam dots and the window box on 1/8" dots for a bit of depth to the design.

Thanks for stopping in - and thanks to the ladies at 2S4Y who let us play along with them!

I hope you are having a great evening - and are in for a glorious weekend!

(It looks like I have buds opening in the garden and before the weekend is over I'll get to 'smell the roses'!!! ;0)

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Materials: Cardstock, Ink, Stamps, Scallop and Ric Rac dies, Button, Twine - Papertrey Ink; Swiss Dots Embossing Folder - Provo Craft; Designer Paper - Basic Grey (Urban Prairie); Pearls - Kaiser; Ribbon - Michaels; Chalks - Craf-T Products; Foam Dots - EK Success; Pine Bough Punch - Martha Stewart; DMC floss; Other - Thread

17 comments:

Gayatri said...

Beautiful take on the sketch. Love the windows and the kitty looking through. Neat and well done too.

Melissa said...

So, so pretty! I love the little cat on the window frame! Great colors too!

suzARTe said...

absolutely gorgeous card, the window looks beautiful

Rhonda said...

Nerina, this is so fabulous. What a great look for this sketch. This is a winner.

Diane Jaquay said...

What a sweet card Nerina, love the cat in the window :)

peggysue said...

Oh my word, this is adorable! I bet this is one of the most unique cards they are going to see for that sketch challenge, and those French knots! Wow, I thought they were beads, they look great!

Sylvia said...

Wonderful card! The colors are beautifully put together!

Meredith said...

LOVE the card, and so does r5...

Roses are all in full bloom here - I have a "proper" English garden now.

Aimes said...

Oh WOW! What a way to interpret a sketch!!!! I love the idea of using windows - is that cat from On My Couch?! The only reason I ask is because I stamped him in black too yesterday on comfy chair LOL! Keep your eyes peeled for him ;D
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Girl this is gorgeous! I love the scene and every detail you have on it. You put a lot of thought into designing this and it is wonderful. That would make a beautiful framed piece of art work to hang on a wall or place on a table top. Seriously! Have a great weekend!

Tiffany Heilman said...

Great scene! Love this card and great job with the sketch.

Terri said...

Brilliant idea for that sketch! I especially like the french knot flowers! You should definitely be a winner for this!

Kathy Martin said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! Great white space, embossing and stripes of vibrant paper! And the kitty....too CUTE! :)

Laura Davis said...

Stunning work, I love your french knots, super cute :)
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Heather P. said...

This is just gorgeous! Your cards always have *the best* details!

Ingrid Danvers said...

What a pretty, pretty card, Nerina. You did a fab job on the sketch.

Francie said...

Fabulous, fantastic, wonderful! Just all around awesome.