Sunday, February 7, 2016

Paper Players 281 Dogs and Cats

Happy Sunday, all!  Are you watching the Super Bowl today?  DH will be, but I will probably be knitting or sewing or something....until Downton Abbey comes on, anyway!  Today is my turn to host the Paper Players challenge, and I've chosen the theme of "Raining Cats and Dogs" use a dog or cat on your creation!

I have always liked this little quartet of kitties from 100 Proof Press, and although I am not sure about the papers I chose, I'm sticking to it:

They are from the Simple Stories "I Am" colors together!  The word-printed paper is the opposite of the black floral, and it gave me a wide enough piece on which to stamp my kitties and color them in with some So Saffron ink and a blender pen.  The sentiments are from Lil'Inker's Rainbow and Cloud sentiments, all stamped in Basic Black:

Isn't that little calico one cute?   I used the sketch by my sweet friend Linda from Pals Paper Arts 286:


Strawberry Slush was used for the diagonal piece, and I did a little piercing on it, and gave my stamped image a double mat of So Saffron and Bermuda Bay.  The final touch was a stitched heart and some baker's twine.

I hope you can find some dog and/or cat stamps in your stash and play along with my challenge this week!  See the cute creations that our DT made:

Thanks for popping by today! And here are some more "hair-styling" photos:

What a look!


  1. I love these bright colors....And the row of cats is so sweet! You made my sketch look fabulous! Cassidy looks like she just got a new style as well......cute!

  2. What a sweet card, LeAnne! Love the sentiment you chose for you card too!! Hope you have a great week!

  3. You know I went immediately to find those darling cats, LeAnne! LOve the calico, though I am a bit more drawn to a tabby, he does color so beautifully! Darling card!!! My thinking cap is ON, and I'll be watching Downton, too! Boo football... did I say that out loud?

  4. Adorable cat image!

    Cassidy looks so grown up with her new hair style.

  5. What a sweet quartet of kitties - love their mottled colouring! Perfect for this week's challenge. Great choice of background paper too. Enjoy your day of crafting - and your Downton Abbey fix!

  6. I am having a good time visiting the blogs and seeing all the cute cat and dog challenge LeAnne!

    Your row of cats is adorable, and I like the papers you chose,too! Cassidy looks as cute as can be playing hairstylist!

    Have a fun day whichever craft you decide to do!

  7. You already know I love this challenge LeAnne, and I also love your cute kitty back-sides! So adorable, and I especially like how you stamped and colored them on patterned paper. Cassidy looks so grown up with her beautiful haircut!

  8. Purr-fect, LeAnne! I love that row of cats and they look fantastic with the DSP, so cute!
    Cassidy's new do is adorable too.

  9. Such a FUN challenge, LeAnne! I love your row of cats all lined up for a fun chat! Maybe they are watching the Super Bowl and cheering for Peyton! Have a great week! Cassidy's hair cut is adorable! XX

  10. OMG has Cassidy grown up!!!! What a sweet little lady!! Ooooops!!! I love your card too!! LOL!!! All those sweet little kitties!!! Thank you for playing with us over at the Pals Paper Arts this week!!!

  11. Love those kitties and my SIL would too! They now have 5 cats and her husband is allergic!! But he's the one who keeps bringing them home LOL...go figure!!

  12. The colors in that DSP is and beautiful! I would say that this is one PURRRRRfect card! Thanks for playing this week!

  13. Oh my gosh, LeAnne...This kitty stamp is the cat's meaow! What an adorable card. Thank you for joining the PPA Sketch Team this week, my friend!

  14. Couldn't love this card any more! I'm a cat lover and will go buy this kitty stamp today. So cute, LeAnne!

  15. I wonder what they are watching, LOL. Super cute card, LeAnne. Love the patterned papers.

  16. LeAnne, I love this challenge! Those kitties are just wonderful and I love the black, flower DSP in the background. that heart with the twine is just the perfect finishing touch.

  17. Hello LeAnne: So sorry for the lateness of this comment but I wanted to thank you for this fun challenge. Your image is so beautiful, love this row of cats looking out the window. I'm a cat person so I went to look for this stamp and I found it, it's just so sweet. Love the beautiful design of your card, that DSP is just gorgeous.
    Thank you again for this fun challenge.


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