Freshly Made Sketches #373

I am a sucker for anything cat related. It must be an age thing....I would have sworn that I was always a dog person.  As I get older though, I have really come to appreciate the self sufficient cat! I am well on my way to crazy cat lady status.  Every time my son wants to adopt another cat, I tell him I really think that would qualify me for crazy cat lady status.  He is always quick to say, no you would have to have "x" number of cats to be considered crazy.  His number varies, he usually picks a number one higher than our current crew plus an adoptee!  We currently have five felines along with numerous other critters. If you haven't already, please spay or neuter your critters!  It is crazy how many animals need homes.  I do transport as time permits for local kills me to not be able to give more animals a home.  But, my current crew has said no more, unless we get a bigger house!  Off my soapbox and back to stamping!  Close To My Heart recently released super cute cat and dog stamp sets.  So, If you happen to be a dog person, there is a set for you as well!  I inked up my new stamps for the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.   Here is a look at the sketch, so that you can join in.

 Believe it or not, this card started off as navy and green.  I pulled out the papers and then started coloring my kitty.  One thing lead to another, and we ended up with the pink and grey scheme!  I had yet to clean off my desk from my last card, and decided the pink and grey was a better fit. The cute little bow tie sealed the deal!

My kitty was colored with Prismacolors and blended with Gamsol.  I added paw prints to my pattern paper with coordinating ink.  I also stamped a border of paw prints on the inside of the card and colored the hearts in pink.  This set will be fun to play with and I see a rainbow of cats in my future! (Both stamped and furry companions!)

For the rest of the cat lovers out there, here is a look at the complete set of Purrrrific-

If dogs are more your style, we have you covered there as well with Paw Prints-

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
C1769 Purrrrific Stamp Set
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
X5994 Ballerina Cardstock
X6015 Pewter Cardstock
X7243B Feels Like Home Pattern Paper
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks
Z6501 Ballerina Exclusive Inks
Z2832 Pewter Exclusive Inks
Z4195 Beautiful Friendship Bows
Prismacolor Pencils
Baker's Twine-Unknown

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs-Animals
Crafty Friends Challenge-Animals and/or Birds
Pile It On Challenges-Land and/or Water Animals

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Thanks for entering this very cute cat in our animal/birds challenge over at Craftyfriends. Love your lay out!
    X Linda DT-CF

  2. That cat with his bow-tie is just the cutest! Such a fun card! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches

  3. How adorable!! I love both of the stamp sets too! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!
    I would love to get a CTMH Catalog!


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