Monday, August 24, 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge #63 and Papertake Weekly

So last week was all I expected it to be. I ended up working 3.5 extra hours on last week's timesheet and I was in on Saturday, so I already have 4.5 extra hours for this week. I like the extra money (more stamping things to buy!!) but it's hard to keep up with everyone's blogs and challenges. Vacations are over for a while, so it's time to catch up.

Starting the week off with
Penny Black Saturday Challenge #63 and Papertake Weekly. Penny Black's challenge is stitching and Papertake Weekly is celebrating their 100th challenge with "Take Your Pick". You can use any of their 100 challenges for your inspiration. I went back through all the past PTW challenges and chose Katharina's Sketch 13. This was an early sketch and I thought it looked fun.

I used a transparent stamp from PB's new "Spooky" set. This kitty is so darn cute I just couldn't resist. I stamped him with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics (E00, E02, E09, R02, C1). (I'm not very pleased with the coloring, can't seem to get the right amount of "light" or "white" space. Guess I'll just have to keep trying.) My "stitching" is from the Technique Tuesday's "Hanging By A Thread" stamp set. The CS is Bazzill and one of the sheets of DP is from Doodlebug, but I don't know where the other paper came from. (I think I've had around for a while.) I used Nestabilities standard and scallop oval dies, two sizes of EK Success Retro flower punches, and the Swiss Dots embossing folder. There's a touch of Spica's on the kitty's hat, jewels and rhinestones from Doodlebug and Queens & Co.

Looking forward to more crafting this week (and not so much working). Thanks for stopping by. Comments are always welcome.

Cheers, Judi


Pauline C said...

Hi judi - gorgeous cute card and fab colour scheme and stitching. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Pauline x

Beth said...

Oh I love halloween cards - and it's not that far away now! Such a fun stamp and the papers are fab! Gorgeous stitching detail too! Thanks for joining in with the PB challenge this week!

Beth xx

Kath said...

wow Judi...fabulous card and I love that cute kitty....great stitching and ...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxxx

Andrea, said...

Fabulous card, great colours and image.
Thanks for joining in my prize giveaway and good luck!

Barb said...

Love the card and stamp Great job

theneon said...

Hi Judi -- I absolutely adore this card -- the colors are just so right and everything about it is purrfect. I see you live in Grand Rapids. I have family in Ada and spent a week this spring around the GR area -- beautiful!