Saturday, July 21, 2012

Brave Heart!!

Wimpy is not known for his bravery, in fact it would be fair to say that he is not a brave cat at all as he lives most of his life in trepidation behind the washing machine. He only comes out for his food and cuddles when he feels it is absolutely safe to do so! The doors are all open downstairs as I'm writng this but he has only ventured as far as the kitchen hall door with the UT door open behind him if flight becomes necessary. So a visit to the vets is a journey that has to be master minded and well thought out for days in advance. One false move on our part and we don't see him for dust. Thursday morning saw us at the vets by 8am for his blood test after safely hook winking Wimpy into thinking his porridge was about to go 'ping' in the microwave! (Yes I know. He thinks he is human and porridge is his second breakfast of the day.)
10mins later we were handed back one highly traumatised cat, 75 pills (a months supply) and a bill for £101.48  Love dosen't come cheap!!

Anyway I thought I'd have ago at using those pesky promarkers again so I bought a few fairly plain digi stamps to practice with. This one is from Justinklined and reminded me of
'The Wimp' when I saw it.

I made his eyes look slightly larger by giving him eyelids and then added Glossy accents on top. The rest of the card is kept plain apart from ribbon from my snippets and a couple of buttons from my stash.  White cartridge paper for the digi was also in my snippets box so am taking this along to the playground at Pixies Crafty Workshop challeng #29.

Would also like to enter into the following:
Truly Madly, Crafty:   Animals.
My Mum's Craft Shop: Cats & Dogs.
Divas by Design: Anythjing Goes.
Ruby's Rainbow: Cute Animals.
Charisma Cardz: Your favourite Animal.
Digi Doodle shop: Anything Goes.
Sarah Hurley Challenge: Buttons.
The Poodle Parlour: Use a digi stamp.
Simply Create Too: Use it two times at least. ( 2 ribbons, 2 buttons, and (tongue in cheek) glossy accents twice on his two eyes!)


DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Mrs. A: Your card is so cute [that stamp is a hoot]--you followed our theme perfectly--great job. Glad you joined us for Challenge #18 - "Use it Twice"

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

CuddlyBunny said...

Poor pussycat ... I'm glad he's there with you who will love him despite being a bit "Wimpy"!

You're obviously doing great with the promarkers and inspiration -- this card is great!

Di said...

Morning Mrs A, what a great card - the eyes are just so real and the sentiment says it all :) I hadn't realised that Wimpey was quite so nervous though. Bet you it's quite an occasion if he comes out for a cuddle!

Yes indeed, it's Abi of Marcel fame - I suspect he's 'home alone' as she's growing up super fast :(

Hugs, Di xx

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card going together with that great story...I love what you did with his eyes...when I'm here, I will also thank you for entering the Divas' AG challenge!
xxx Margreet

shaz earl said...

Brilliant card!

Thank you for joining in the fun at Ruby’s Rainbow challenges for our * Cute Animal * challenge

Hope you will join us again
Hugs Shaz x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous....fabulous image and

Laine said...

Fabulous story, fabulous card. Brings back so many memories of past furry family members.
Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Catherine said...

I adore your card Mrs A ! What a cute image ! Love the eyes too ! Thank you for sharing about little Wimpy... Give him a big hug for me will you ? (When you can catch him !) Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Basslady said...

a wonderful and gorgeous card!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Faye said...

Yep, I can see the Wimp there. Fab job with the PM's. ANd well done on your recent win. :)

Angela said...

Love this; great graphic vibe and such a fun image! Thank you for playing along with Ruby's Rainbow "Cute Animal" challenge!

Cat's sCrap said...

Fabulous work on your cat. Simple and clean card as I like. Congratulations !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Sandra H said...

Your right Mrs A all animals don't come cheap but we pay don't we!! oh what an adorable image just so lovely your eye colouring with the glossy essence its stunning and you will get use to the pens they are really good to use have a lovely weekend, xx

Sandra H said...

Your right Mrs A all animals don't come cheap but we pay don't we!! oh what an adorable image just so lovely your eye colouring with the glossy essence its stunning and you will get use to the pens they are really good to use have a lovely weekend, xx

Mary Ann Tate said...

Love the cute:) I think the eyes are brilliant.

Poor Wimpy. I have two wimpy cats when it comes to going to the vets. You'd think we were trying to kill them from the fuss they make. The noise they make on the way there and back is awful.

fatmonica said...

Such a cute image,a lovely card!Thanks for sharing it with us at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog

Gaynor Greaves said...

lovely card, love the colours, thanks for joining our Anything goes challenge at Digi Doodle Shop, hope to see you again, Gaynor xx

Mynn xx said...

Fabulous card--LOVE the eyes of the cat!!! Darling! :)

Sarn said...

I love that cartoon cat and you've mastered the Promarkers as far as I can tell!

Ouch . . . that was a hefty vets bill. Hope Wimpey is ok xxx

Donna said...

Fab card Mrs A and such a cute this colour combination it's one of my favs and I also love the glossy accents on his eyes! Poor Wimpy...hope he has recovered now :) Donna ♥ x

NGCARDS said...

A wonderful creation hun! Thanks for playing along at Charisma Cardz this week! xxx

Amanda said...

Super cute card! I love his face!!


Laney said...

Awe how cute is it super card!!thanks for joining us at Diva's this time

Hettie said...

Commisserations with the Vet's bill, Hope Wimpey is worth it!!
This card is brilliant though.
No prizes for spotting the UFO only smiles all round in the Playground!

Whimcees said...


Your card is wonderful! I love the color combination - everything about it! My package came in the mail - what a happy surprise! Thank you so much for your kindness! I love it! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Carol C said...

Great card, the image is fab :) Thanks for joining us at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog this time, Carol x

Bubbles said...

Fab card, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
Joanne x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Super cute! I also have a wimpy cat but mine looks just like Faye's Boo! Hugs, Lesley

Star said...

Super cute. Love the eyes. Thanks for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop!

xx Star (DDS DT)

Mary said...

I scrolled down and saw the eyes. Did you year a loud WOW. They look great....I may just have to invest in some new pens....