Monday, January 21, 2013

Make It Monday #124 with Bugaboo Stamps

Hi , it's a wet soggy Monday here.

Although the sun is out now, it's been a pretty wet 24 hours.
While the southern states of Australia are enduring scorching 40 degree days and devastating bushfires the tropical north of the country is on watch for developing cyclones in the west, north and east.

It was a lovely weekend actually with the rain coming down all day Sunday. The boys were happy playing with their leggo and coming up with great Ninjago episodes of their own (love listening to their imaginitive play) and Hubby was napping on the couch. Makes him sound lazy doesn't it, but he is such a hard worker, both at work and around our one acre property. It was actually quite nice to see him just kicking back and relaxing.

I managed to get a fair amount of time to myself to do some blog housework and to get my card made for today's
linky party.

I love this cute  Lil kitty on a limb image from our sponsor

I wanted to create a card with this image that was suitable for either male or female so I kept the design quite simple.

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We are very excited to have again our fun sponsors Bugaboo Stamps!  Everyone loves these fun and sweet digis!

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Bugaboo Stamps are offering a very generous prize of winner's choice of 7 single digis!

Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

I played around a bit with the way I coloured this sweet little kitty. I wanted to create the look of fur but I'm not sure I quite got it right. I used quite a few Copic markers to get this effect as well.

Fur - E30, E31, E33, E35, YR20, YR23, YR31, YR61, YR65 and YR68
Ears and nose - R20YR20, E31
Branch - E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59, YG93, YG95 and YG97

Currently Pink Paper Paradise is offering free postage on orders over $75.00 (Australia only)


The MAKE IT MONDAY linky party is up and running.

My fabulous teamies have created a selection of gorgeous cards to get things started.
Please stop by their blogs to say hi and to see who they picked as their favourites this week.

Now, on to my favourite for this week.

As always it is so difficult to choose just one but after taking a while to go back over the entries I kept coming back to this one from

I think I am drawn to the pink, lol. But it is really pretty isn't it. Gorgeous papers and a fun little image (so well coloured too).

Thank you for sharing with us  Andrea.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you will join us at Make It Monday this week.
I look forward to seeing what you have been creating.

Michelle :o)


Lisa Minckler said...

Michelle, the fur looks amazing. The technique you used to make it look feathered and the swipes of extra color are so terrific!! I'd love to see a tutorial on this. The card is ADORABLE and you really picked a gem for your POTW!
Have a great week,
Lisa xx

Sandy said...

That image is so cute and I love your colouring, looks fur-like to me!!! The layout is fab too. Cute POTW, a fun Meljen's design and love how she did the blue colouring around the cat.

Rene said...

This is just purrrrrr-fect! I love how you colored sweet little kitty!
Rene :D

Unknown said...

Love how you colored him Michelle and his fur looks amazing. Great sentiment to go along with this image too. Your POTW is fab, love that image and the dp's she used. :) Have a wonderful week!

Chrissy said...

Wonderful colouring Michelle, you made him all fluffy and hairy at the same time..awesome.fab POTW too, another clean and fresh card..
If it ain't nailed down Michelle, swipe it and put it on a card..


Dr Sonia S V said...

So cute the little kitty looks hanging on the branch
Saw your link at MIM
Dr Sonia

Shirley-Anne said...

Hello Michelle . An angel like you deserves a saint like your hubby, let me tell you!
Love your card design and colouring of hanging feline .looks a fine tabby to me .
Your POTW is a stunner no doubt.
Mum ..Shirley-Anne

lalkygirl said...

fab card michelle
I love the fur effect you have created cleverly done..a great clean crisp design too

tracey x

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your gorgeous cute card.

Marjorie said...

Fabulous card Michelle, love this little image.. great colouring of his fur, love all the colour dimensions you have achieved, he is so cute!!
Your pick for this week is so cheerful and bright just what we need!
We have more snow this morning, and Candice got her wish, NO school today lol!.. but now she is bored lol!
Have a good week hun..

Mary J said...

So cute and beautifully coloured as usual Michelle!

MiniOwner said...

Brilliant colouring on your little kitty (poor thing hanging there LOL.)Happy Monday! :o)
Sue x

Pia S said...

It's such a cute cat and I like how you've colored him! Your choice of theme and sentiment couldn't be more perfect!

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... Michelle, this little kitty is too cute! Love your beautiful color scheme and layout, too. ^_^

Lisa Jane said...

oh he is s areal cute kitty and i love how you coloured his fur !
Lisa x

Andrea W said...

Thank you for picking my card as your favorite!!! You made my day!

I love how you coloured this adorable kitty and your mix of colours are very eye catching. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness! How Cute is this little fella!! Just makes me smile!! Love your Fab coloring and Super fussy cutting too! Just Adorable!


Anonymous said...

Just brilliant, fabulous colouring and great layout!
Helen x

Peanut said...

Soooo cute, Michele. Love the way you coloured the kitty - he looks gorgeous! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog.
xxx Asha
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