Wednesday, October 5, 2011

After All That Blue. . . . .

. . . . .I just had to create a card using my favorite color combo. I suppose it was to remind myself that these colors are so pretty together! I flipped one of the sketches from the Hero Arts October challenge.


The Hero Arts ornament was embossed in white, then colored, using distress inks. The green panel was cut from a 6x6 piece of the Memoir Collection from Studio Calico. The snowflakes are also from Hero Arts and are stamped in two different pink inks, and clear embossed.


We've been having very summer-like weather here this week and I am sooo enjoying it! The little critters are all busy getting ready for winter and boy, oh, boy has my cat, Murphy ever been loving it too! I thought I'd share a few of photos. Remember now, he is strictly an indoor cat.

Here he is, relaxing by the ground level, window.



"Oh! I see something! What's that?!"



"I need to creep up a little closer. . ."



Here's what my sweet kitty was staring at!
Aren't they cute? Getting their fill of acorns.


After they left, Murphy sat like this for a long while, patiently waiting for their return.
Yes, he is tail-less. He is a "Manx" and they breed them that way. And I know, I know, he is quite the large cat! He weighs 18 pounds, but the Vet says he's very healthy. He really doesn't even eat that much, he's just a big guy and such a joy!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your week! :)

36 comments:

joy said...

Love your card, Barb! But, I love that beautiful cat even more! He is just so gorgeous. You managed to get some wonderful pictures of him watching those squirrels. Thanks for sharing these great photos.

Lisa said...

Who would have thought that pink snowflakes would be so beautiful? LOVE that!! Murphy sure is sweet, and man does he have pretty eyes!
Hope you've been enjoying your nice weather- I know I sure have here!!

Lynn said...

Delicious...I am a preppy girl at heart so I of course love the pink and green!

Sue McRae said...

I'm seeing a lot of unconventional colour combos for holiday cards and I have to say that I'm loving them and your pink snowflakes are an extra special delight!

I like the intense focus Murphy has on the backyard activities! Oh, and your kitty looks so soft Barb, what a cutie!

Donna Bowman said...

Nice colors Barb! Love that green panel and those pretty snowflakes. I've got to get on the Hero Arts Blog and check out the new sketches.

Pretty cat too. My Corgi, Dusty also weighs 18lbs and has no tail.

Debbie said...

love your pinks and greens :) Nice combination for a Christmas card. Murphy is a very handsome boy! thanks for sharing pictures of him.

Virginia L. said...

love your gorgeous colors for this Christmas card! Fabulous take on the sketch! And...that Murphy is adorable! So lovely and sweet--perfect family pet!

maryse n. said...

I love the pink and green and really like how your ornament turned out.

Lin said...

Hello, my friend! First, your blog header is luscious! Beautiful scene of the season. Enjoyed seeing Mr. Murphy today - he is very handsome. And though I'm sorry to see the blues fading away, your card today using "your" colors is lovely - great visit!

Judy1223 said...

Barb, I adore your pretty Christmas card! Love the pink snowflakes and the pretty ornament. beautiful!

I also love seeing Murphy watching the activity outside your window...too cute!

Brenda said...

I thought your blog header was a photo you took! It's so beautiful! Maybe you did take it??? Love your pink embossed snowflakes! Such a pretty card Barb! And I adore Murphy, those are awesome pictures, I was waiting to hear you say, "He has now become an outdoor cat"!!!

Dawn said...

Love your pink snowflakes Barb. quite different. And Murphy is a hoot.... my boy's about as big but much longer.... and he'd have been out there chasing the squirrels ~ not that we have them here in NZ ~ he chases the birds!

Nancy said...

Totally loving your pink and green card, it's lovely! Thanks for sharing a day in the life of Murphy, he's a beautiful cat...and his pink ears and green eyes go so perfectly with your card today!

Michelle said...

LOVE your card Barb. It's so pretty and glittery! Just made me smile!!! I love Murphy too....he's just GORGEOUS!! My puppy's love to run out and chase squirrels. They never catch them though:)

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your card Barb and your kittie looks like such a sweet heart ;-)

TFS~

Maureen Morton said...

Hello, dear pal! Love the new fall header - such rich colors! And this card is a true gem - great colors that work for the holidays. Great take on the sketch, too. What are you going do the all next month now that your Christmas cards are getting finished?! Don't you feed that kitty? Looks like he wants a squirrel snack. Thanks!

cheiron said...

I love me some pink on a Christmas card! Your ornament is beautifully colored. I am not normally a cat person, but your Murphy is too cute!

Rachel W K said...

gorgeous card and gorgeous little (big) kitty! I love watching animals watch little birds and squirrels, they're all so cute :)

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

dustypenny (Joy) said...

Pretty kitty and card, Barb!

Suzanne C said...

Love your new blog header... We don't have that much color yet... We too are experiencing a beautiful late summer here... Gorgeous card! Love the way you used the sketch. Beautiful! The pictures of your cat are adorable!

mimijudy1975 said...

I loved seeing the new pictures of Murphy.He looks so sweet. I bet he likes to cuddle up on your lap.
How pretty the snowflakes look in the two shades of pink.
We used the ornament in a card class. I love how you embossed in white and then used the red distress inks to color.

Rosemary said...

oh your kitty is just so cute, barb! what a pretty christmas card, too... like your take on the sketch!

Karen B. said...

My sister had a cat that was bred with a manx cat and end up with half a tail. Best cat that ever was! Your card is beautiful. A hint of holiday colors but just enough to still be christmas.

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful holiday card, Barb! love the design and thanks for sharing the photos of your darling cat! i love seeing them! =) hope you have a lovely weekend!

lynn said...

murphy is adorable, barb! and your xmas card is so sweet!

Cathy Fong said...

aww.. love ur sweet card. i really love u use pink on snowflakes.and the ornament looks so beautiful.
murphy looks so curious and adorable ^^ i'm a cat person .hehe

Deirdre said...

Great card Barb. Great photos too, TFS

Agata said...

I love those colors on this card! It's a very pretty combo! And your cat is fantastic! Makes me miss my cat, lost 13 years ago...

Tiffany said...

I love your take on the sketch, Barb! And I think pink and green can be used all year long, wouldn't it be fun to have pink snowflakes in real life? Love your photos, too precious!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, Your card is beautiful00love the two colors of pink that you used. Your take on the sketch is perfect and the flower is gorgeous. I enjoyed reading about your cat murphy. He brings back wonderful memories of the cats that I use to have. I also had a white cat that weighed 20 pounds. He had black between his ears and a black tail. He was a very loveable cat and every chance he had he would crawl up onto my lap and purr with contentment. thank you so much for sharing your cat with everyone. Hope that you are having a wonderful Sunday. Hugs to you.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Murphy is one cute cat!! Thanks for sharing his adventures. Can't wait to see up he is up to next.

Barb I love the color combination you selected for your card!

sheila said...

LOVE YOUR HEADER!!!!! Don't we live in an exceptionally beautiful part of the country? Just lovely. Your cat looks like it has tons of personality! I really like the color combo too! I find that when ever I reach for it I just am so pleased with what ever the result is! Your card is lovely.

Ruby said...

Aw he's gorgeous!!! Lovely card too!

Tracey said...

These are my favorite colours too!! Beautiful card!! LOVE your kitty....sooo cute!

ivy said...

murphy's so cute tracking those squirrels!
lovely card in green & pink!

CanadianScraps43 said...

So love your colour schemen and the embossing on that bulb is gorgeous. So love that the indoor cat is enjoying the warm weater and critters too. Now if he could just get past that glass window. Lol. Thanks for sharing and I love weather reports.