Wednesday, 28 October 2015

CTS#146, Cat Lovers' Blog Hop and a Santa Card.

Hi everyone!!!

Boy, we had a hot day today!!!  At the moment it has cooled down a bit and it's lovely outside.  We are going to have a lovely evening - hubby and I will go for a long walk after supper to enjoy the summer evening!!!

The first card I want to share is one I made using the current sketch over at the CAS(E) this Sketch Blog.
This is the sketch:

and my take on it:

Bg done with drywall tape and watercolours.
Sentiment stamp from a local craft shop, Great Impressions.
Three hand punched flowers and some black plastic dots complete the picture.

The next card I've made is for the Cat Lovers' Blog Hop.  If you love cats as much as I do you would want to hop over to Janis at Her peaceful Garden and join in the fun!!!  Tomorrow, 29 October, is International Cat Day!!!   I got to know about this hop on my friend, Kitty's Blog.

So this is my card:

The sweet image is a free digi I got from Sliekje's Blog.  She has really got a lot of lovely cat (and other) digi's.
I did the colouring with coloured pencils.  I haven't got any fancy colouring pens - maybe Santa feels like dropping some down the chimney on Christmas Eve!!!!
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Happy Christmas'.

And then I've made a card just for fun!!!  This time I used a digi that the sweet Monika Reeck sent me!!!  A friend of her drew this lovely Santa image!!!  You can buy Santa at Monika's Etsy shop
I had such fun colouring Santa!!!

Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Happy Christmas'.

The last two cards are so different from what I usually do, but I enjoyed moving a bit out of my comfort zone!!!

Thank you so much for popping in!!!!  Your visits and comments are always appreciated!!!


Becca Cruger said...

Oooooo that first card grabbed my heart with its yummy texture! Super cool! And your other cards are just plain adorable with their sparkly creativity.

Rosemary said...

wow... what a fabulous set of cards, petra! your take on the CTS layout is totally gorgeous!! and the Christmas cards are so sweet!!

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful cards, Petra! I especially love your fabulous take on the CTS sketch!

MaryH said...

Love your idea of stenciling through the drywall tape. It's beautiful, and what a brilliant idea! Must try that (as DH bought me some of this tape after seeing some of your fab work here). Enjoyed seeing your stamped cards (didn't remember you doing images like this before, and you're expert at this as well!) Wonderful coloring too. Lucky you to have such an artistic friend to draw this great Santa for your superb coloring. You are so amazing! TFS & Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Wat een geweldige leuke kaartjes!!!
Creatieve groetjes, Gaby

Ans Gilbert said...

Hoi Petra,
..en hier is het zo koud, de hele dag mistig en miezerig weer..geniet maar lekker van het fijne weer..
Gave CAS kaart heb je gemaakt en ook je kerstkaarten zijn prachtig,

Mona Pendleton said...

Such pretty cards Petra! You did a fantastic job coloring the wonderful images!

SewPaperPaint said...

I love the mesh on your top card, the kitty is adorable, and the santa is so much fun! Such a great lineup of awesome cards! You have such a great sense of style! :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Petra! Yay! You joined the Cat Lovers Hop! I am so happy to see you there! I love your kitty card - she is so cute in her Christmas stocking! Bravo for stepping outside your comfort zone - your colouring is beautiful! The kitty and Santa are both adorable! I like Sliekje's images very much - she has lots to choose from and she shares them for free! Very sweet of Monika to send you the Santa! He is so fun with his fancy shirt! And I love your first card - such a wonderful and creative idea to use drywall tape with watercolours! I like the colours you chose! Great take on this sketch - a beautiful CAS card! I so enjoy your style! Thanks for the shout-out too - you are so sweet! Enjoy your walk with hubby!

Unknown said...

wat een prachtige kaartjes heb je weer gemaakt. Vooral de eerste ben ik erg weg van! mooie kleurtjes en wat leuk gedaan! Lieve groetjes Erna

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Fabulous Petra my dear friend! The first is stunning in it's simplicity and the other two are just so darned cute! Inspiring as ever1 Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx

Kara said...

love your sketch card!

Joyce said...

What a treat--love your thank you card--sophisticated design, and I love the texture, now, that cat is adorable as is your Santa.

Janis said...

What a wonderful set of cards!!! Love the texture and colors of the first one, but the kitty in the stocking really stole my heart. Your coloring is wonderful on those last two cards. I'm so glad you joined us at the Cat Lovers Hop!!!!
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D.Ann C said...

First, what a pretty view you have! I MUST get some drywall tape as I LOVE how that turned out! Thanks for introducing me to Sliekje's blog for some more cuties like your kitty. Warm, furry hugs! >^.^<

mandysea said...

sweet little kitty card! Love the little mouse peeking out!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh dear
that kitty card is so so cuute love this cute Image
the first card is clever to stamped on Burlap and elegant card
the Santa card yeah I love that you used him
My Friend HN will be thrilled if I say him your link
this is adorable colored Santa dear Petra
Great post
and here is the shop of my card if maybe your follower want to buy this Santa with Batik Image
hope you dont mind I put my Link here my friend...
hugs and many thanks for using HN image :)

Becca Yahrling said...

All your cards are very pretty! Cute kitty, jolly Santa, and the first card is awesome - LOVE it!

Pam said...

Popped over from CAS(E) this Sketch. Your card is lovely. Love the others, too!

Donna Ellis said...

Wonderful cards, Petra! I am in love with your top card. Love the pretty colors and how the entire design is on the diagonal! XXOO

Karenladd said...

That sweet little kitty in the Christmas stocking is just adorable. I've seen Sliekje's beautiful illustrations in the past and am going to have to scour them for some cat images now! Lovely coloring!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

One of these days I am going to get some drywall tape so that I can make gorgeous cards like you!

Happy Dance said...

I'm definitely going to have to find my drywall tape after seeing your card! I think I put it back in the work room.... You've got a trio of wonderful cards, Petra. LOVE the first one, and that little kitty in the Christmas stocking is as cute as can be. And what a fun Santa! These are all just wonderful! Bev

Shawna said...

Hello Petra!!
I first want to say thank you so much for all your encouraging comments on my blog.. Your art is so inspiring and to hear your words makes be believe I may be doing something right... thank you..
Now to you!
The thank you card is well... well.. captivating really.. The blues and greens you used are just fantastic around all the white space. Which by the way you are brilliant at doing.. But what makes this pop is your signature black!! So graphic and mixed with the scripty sentiment made for a beautiful design!!

I have seen a ton of your work on winner boards my friend!! I can certainly see why.. Take care and hopping around your blog a bit more before bed.

Irish Cherokee said...

Love all three of your cards Petra. Excellent thank you card. Love the simplicity. You did a beautiful coloring job on the next two cards. All three are winners. Bravo.

Hugs and Blessings

New Creations said...

A Lovely array of beautiful creations! Love the texture on the first one! And your sweet cat image card is really adorable with beautiful coloring! Happy fun hopping!

Fikreta said...

all yours cards are nice
and this with cat is super cute

Tami said...

WOW you have been busy. Great inspiration Here from the cat hop

Marika said...

All three cards are beautiful but you nailed the CTS sketch! Fabulous!

Davi said...

Wonderful cards!! Love the cas with cool texture, your Kitty image is too sweet, very pretty card! Really like your santa image too :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super fun cards -- I of course am drawn to the graphic first one :) -- Love those black strips against the white. Well done on all of them :)

I Card Everyone said...

I adore your little digi-colored cards, Petra! Thanks for reminding me about the Cat Day! I never knew this and miss my two big guys so much. Your CTS card is stunning, Petra!!! Stunnning I'm telling you!!! Thanks for sharing it with us at CTS.

I just found a little roll of dry-wall tape - is this your very own invention? Genius!
=] Michele

Teresa Doyle said...

Great cards Petra. I especially like the kitten coming out of the stocking. Its just adorable.

Hetty said...

Wat een lief kerstkaartje.

Geri said...

Wow pal! You're a woman on a mission...4 fabulous cards! Yummy eye candy for your blog visitors!

First card - LOVE IT! The drywall tape and the lovely diagonal movement that your "dots and dashes" create if awesome!

Second card - From one crazy cat loving card maker to another...too sweet for words and my fav of the four cards! And a free image - bonus!!!

Third card: Lovin' St. Nick's retro looking outfit! At first glance, I thought he was flashing a "PEACE" SIGN! Great coloring!

Good on you for 'stepping out of your confomrt zone'. In my opinion, it as a FABULOUS trip!!!

ike said...

Great cards and fabulous kitty in a stocking :-)
Marvelous backdrop view there :-D


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Desire Fourie said...

Love die elegante dankie kaartjie en kerskaartjies is so feestelik met die karakters.
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My Paper Cat said...

Love the kitty Christmas card, it's too sweet. have a great weekend

Hannelie said...

Jy was besig Petra! Ek sal ook seker moet begin dink aan Kerskaarte, maar ja dis maar n dobbelspel om hulle SA toe te pos!
Jou CTS kaartjie is my gunsteling vandag! So mooi gedoen!
Geniet die naweek!

Pat said...

Wow you have been busy Petra. The watercoloured dry wall tape is a fantastic idea and the strips of black have kept the design true to the original sketch. The pencil colouring on the next two is lovely and that cat in the sock is so cute and an original idea for Santa in his designer jacket, makes a change from the norm. Hope you have a lovely weekend. x

Martha said...

Petra, what lovely cards!
The first one is such a beautiful take on the sketch.
The black sure makes the colors pop.

Anita in France said...

Your kitty and Santa cards are so cute, Petra ... and what a pretty take on the sketch ... always love your use of dry wall tape ... so deliciously texture-y! Hugs, Anita :)

cm said...

Swooning over your first card; the drywall adds such delicious texture and the colours are gorgeous! Your kitten: cuter than cute! And your Santa is a delight! A trio of terrific, my friend!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. I really like the kitty in the stocking.
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