Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Catch the Bug's Christmas in July: Make Us Laugh

Welcome back to Day 5 of Catch the Bug's annual Christmas in July! It's Wednesday,or Humor Me Wednesday as we like to call it at Catch the Bug, so our theme is "Make Us Laugh". Again, our theme is "The Best Christmas Movies Ever", so here are your inspiration movies for today's challenge:

Can anyone guess the movie I used for inspiration? National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation! This movie is a favorite of my family and my inspiration was Aunt Edna's cat! I'm pretty sure her name is Edna...can anyone confirm or deny that? The scene where her cat is in the Christmas tree is a hoot! I also believe there's cat food in her jello...ugh! LOL I've colored this little cutie with pencils and used an old sketch from the archives of Sketch Saturday. I was loving the plaid so much that I didn't want to cover it up, so I used a piece of vellum, adhered with mini brads, for one of the layers. Problem solved...a little extra oomph without covering the plaid. I'm curious, does anyone out there enjoy using brads anymore? I've always liked them. Here's a close-up:

Image: Bugaboo Christmas Cat Digital Image
Sentiment: Pink Cat Studio
Ink: Printer,Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Neenah CS, PTI Ripe Avocado and Pure Poppy, Simple Stories Patterned Paper, The Paper Studio Vellum
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spare Parts Brads, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Lil' Inker Designs Die (heart)

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details here. Play along for the chance to win Bugaboo images from Jodie's online store!

Challenges entered:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #28 (must use a critter)
52 Christmas Card Throwdown: Non-Traditional Image
Crafty Animals: #28 Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash: #400 Christmas in July (stash items: patterned paper, vellum, brads)
Show Us Your Pussycats: #44 Furrything Goes
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up: #55 Optional Twist...Plaids
The Crafters Cafe Challenge Blog: #223 Animal And/Or ATC

Thank you for stopping by!



Joanna M. said...

Oh my gosh, I can't say enough things about this card. Everything is PERFECT! I love the paper, the image and the vellum. This is simply fabulous, Angela!

Sherri Thacker said...

I knew exactly which movie you chose right away! I love that scene and I love that movie! Thanks for playing along with us at The Crafter's Cafe.

cass said...

Cute card. Thanks for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Animals and ATC" challenge.

Lisa J said...

This is a cute cat. Thanks for sharing him over at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

Helen said...

Love this - particularly the way you've used the vellum. A great card.

Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

Helen x

TracyB said...

What a wonderful image and I love your colouring. Thanks for playing along with us at 52CCT challenge.

Fabiola said...

Quelle adorable et fun carte Angela, il est si chou ce chat prĂȘt pour noel, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52cct, biz

Netta said...

warm fuzzy card! love it. good luck!

ike said...

Super cute and wonderful colouring. :-) Thank you for purring to play at SUYP Casts Challenges.
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Barbara Godden said...

What an adorable image, beautiful colouring and great design. thanks for playing along with us at Shopping our Stash for Christmas in July.