Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Cute cats

I've been keeping myself busy with lots of DT stuff today, because it was Dex's first official day at nursery... eeek!!!  I hardly slept at all last night and I've been a nervous wreck all day - pathetic really, isn't it?!  Dex was fine, he's had loads of fun but was really tired and nodded off on the sofa when we got home!

Most of my cards I've made today can't actually be shown yet, but I did make this one using the Little Claire Cat in a Box stamp...



No colouring on this one, because I thought it looked nice stamped in Rich Cocoa memento ink onto one of the plain blue sheets from the GCD 'ella blue' pad.  I've just added some pearls from my stash, and a ribbon that I cut out of some new pyjamas!  Well, it was the right colour :o)

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:
Nursery again tomorrow for Dex, so hopefully I'll get lots done and will try not to worry so much about him now I know he's enjoying it!

35 comments:

Debs said...

Purrfect card Lisa!
The image is fab.
Sometimes the ribbon on PJ's is there just to be recyceld - don't ya think?
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck
{{Debs}}

Amanda said...

Hi Lisa, lovely card, it is hard not to worry, he is your baby but it does sound as though he is enjoying himself. You will soon find ways to fill the time he is at nursery and find it difficult to remember what is was like before.

martina's kaartjes said...

wow, this is one pretty card ! lovely done,
greetings, martina
x

Lesley said...

oh I do like this, glad you've left it uncoloured, it really works x

Feebsy said...

I'm glad Dexter had a good first official day at nursery. I hope you get a better nights sleep tonight too.

I think this card is great, I adore cats and the images are just perfect. I really like the papers you've used too, simple but really effective.

Take care

Feebsy
x

Anonymous said...

This is just perfect Lisa! Love the colour scheme. I buy my pyjamas at Primark because they come folded and have the most gorgeous ribbons wrapped around them! Aww, bless little Dex starting nursery - you'll soon start enjoying the time too! xx

Louise said...

This is lovely Lisa. I love the simplicity - the stamp speaks for itself :)

Vicky said...

Simply purrrrect hun...love the wee images and great recycling too..I do the same lol..

Ahh and lil Dex going to nursery..and all that crafty time...just enjoy sweetie...!

hugs Vicky xx

Debs M said...

ooh love this, great stamp! x

The Little Stamper said...

The monochromatic effect is really great on your card, and I can't wait to see what you have come up with using the other new sets! As for Dex, I am sure he had a wail of a time and you will soon be able to relax and enjoy some free time!

Sharon x

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, your card is very elegant. The images are brilliant and to colour you've used (ink and papers) set it off lovely. Glad little one had a good official first day at Nursery. I cried the first day I left my daughter at the childminders, she was only 11 mths old, times move on she is now nearly 4 goes to Nursery and loves it! I'm the one who has suffered with nerves! Sarah

Jules said...

Gorgeous Lisa .. .. and my fav papers too!!!

Well done on surviving today. If only our kids knew just how much worrying we do about them.

Hope all goes well tomorrow for you.

Love Jules xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Lisa, love it! Fab image and those papers are so lovely. Perfectly matched ribbon,lol! So glad Dex had a lovely day with his new little friends, hope you sleep better tonight hun.

Donna x

Anonymous said...

This is fab Lisa, love the colour and layout! Glad I'm not the only one who cuts ribbons out of clothes lol!
Helen x

Faye said...

Oh Lisa, this is gorgeous, I love the colours you've used and the no colour thing, it looks very good.
I wrote an envelope with your name on today. This is an important move and means I won't forget. So long as no one puts anything on top of it! ;)
xxx

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card lisa and thanks for joining Creative inspirations this week

Jennifer said...

Lovely card Lisa. Make the most of your child free time :-)
xx Jenny xx

Lorraine said...

Oh this is adorable! I love that cat stamp and the pearls, papers and your pajama ribbon match perfectly!

kimmie_35 said...

What a lovely card... very effective! Glad your son had fun... all these things are harder for Mummy when children start new things... I didn't feel it with my daughter so much because I had my son still at home (there's only 18 months between my two), but when my son started too, I was like a lost lamb!!!!
Hugs
Kim
x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very cute, love the additionof the little pearls in the middle. I love cards with slanted paper and images, so effective. Marianne x

coops said...

stunning card lisa.i love the cute cats and your layout is superb.
glad dex is liking nursery, am sure you will be fine after a few days :D

xx coops xx

sandra's crafty corner said...

love the card so very stylish, and i too cut of my ribbons of my clothes lol, thanks for playing along at creative craft challenges xxx

Jackie said...

Sorry to say I am not a cat lover, but I love this card :o)
Jackie xx

Pami said...

I love this image Lisa, its so cute and looks great without colour. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Pami x

Lisa Jane said...

what a acute card - i love all those kittys
a great way to re use the ribbon too
Thanks for joining in my recycled challenge this week at MAWTT
Lisa x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card, love the kitties so sweet!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs shell xx

DesignerDiva said...

Love this stamp! it has made a fab card. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lisa thats one fabulous card for a person who loves cats, with hugs Shirleyxxx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lisa this is fabulous loving the colours, design and those images a super card
Hugs
Lorraine x

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the image. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.

Nikki x

Pat said...

Beautiful card, cute images. Thanks for joining with us at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Cazza said...

Oooooo, this is fabby Lisa!! Completely agree with you too, it doesn't need colouring, just great :o)
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Craftdee said...

Love this as a monochromatic card....and why else would they put ribbon on pj's anyway?! TFS, Dee

Lesley said...

Great card, love the images! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Beverley said...

Fab card - Love the image and great recycling, I always cut off the ribons and reuse them as well. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. Bev x