Saturday, 2 May 2020

Year of the Cat

Hi everyone, I hope you're all keeping well and safe in your corner of Blogland.

 I feel very honoured to have been invited to join the Penny Black Saturday challenge as guest designer this month. The challenge is always 'Anything goes' and the optional theme for May is 'Inspired by a song' - and as you may have guessed from the post title my inspiration came from the song by Al Stewart called 'Year of the Cat'..... and the tune is still rattling around in my head!
As a distraction from all that is going on around us at the moment I decided to make a bright and cheerful card with stamps from Penny Black sets 'hello friend' (the cat) and 'happy thoughts' (the sentiment). I used Promarkers for the image and also to colour the ribbon, and I added some rhinestones to finish it off.


I shall enter this in the following challenges ~

Time Out 'photo inspiration'  I was inspired by the colours

Addicted To Stamps and More 'make your mark'

Watercooler Wednesday 'anything goes'

Passion For Promarkers 'animals'


I do hope you can take time to pop over to the PBSC and check out the fabulous inspiration from the design team.... and maybe even join in the fun. Thanks for taking the time to visit today, I really appreciate it.

31 comments:

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Andrea, love the sunny colours.
Good to have you as GDT this month too.
Lorraine x

brenda said...

Well done on the GDT spot Andrea and what a beautifully bright and happy card in the fresh spring colours.

B x

meg said...

your card made me smile this morning love the image and fabulous sunny yellow

aussie aNNie said...

Most adorable card, cute image, lovely design. xxx

Sarn said...

What a fantastically happy and cheerful card Andrea. LOVE IT.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Crafty KJ said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love your bright yellow colours and the image is just fab! What a beautiful sentiment too - perfect at these strange times.
Thanks so much for sharing at Passion for Promarkers this week. Hugs, Karen xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

This card makes me happy:) Gorgeous design and I love your song choice! Thanks for being our GD.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely, bright and sunny card, thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers this week.
Lorraine DT

Diane said...

Adorably cute card, colors are great too! Congrats on your DT spot!!

Bunny said...

A super cute card. Love the yellow balloons and the nice gems you added. [Bunny]

KT Fit Kitty said...

I love this, Andrea! And now you have me singing that song - I forgot about that song! Big congrats on your GD feature, well deserved!

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Andrea... love the image ...
Hugs Sylvie xx
Stay safe x

scrappymo! said...

This is a great card, Kanda. The image is so cute and fun and what a perfect sentiment.

Sarah said...

Well done on your guest spot Andrea and such a fabulous card you have shared too xx

Deb said...

Absolutely gorgeous and so cute too!

Darnell said...

Congratulations on being this month's GD, Andrea! I'm sure they are thrilled to have you! Your cheerful card really gave me a boost! I love all the yellow, the balloons are colored to make them glisten, and how genius of you to color your ribbon with markers!! Take good care and keep safe! Hugs, Darnell

Kathleen said...

Congratulations on your GDTM and a really super card you have made, great image and a super design and love the yellow, not used enough in my opinion and I am one who is guilty of that.

Kath x

Jill V said...

Congrats on your GD spot and this card is so sweet - I love the the happy expression on the kitty's face - it goes so well with the yellow colour scheme. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

Nat said...

Fabulous card, so bright and springlike! Thanks for sharing at PFP
Natx

cotnob said...

A super card Andrea, such a fun image and lovely sentiment.
Congratulations on your GDT spot.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Vicky Hayes said...

Congratulations on being invited to guest design for the PBS challenge Andrea! You've done yourself proud with this gorgeous card! Love that cheeky cat with his bunch of zingy yellow balloons. Very clever to colour the ribbon in that two-tone style too. Vicky x

Carole said...

Lovely bright and cheery card Andrea, great co-ordination and CONGRATS on your GDT spot. xx

Kylie said...

Awesome card! I love the pop of colour and that cat is really cool :) Thanks for guesting with us over at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge xx

HilaryJane said...

The happiness come shining through on this card, thank you xx

sandie said...

Congrats on GD and such a lovely fun card and so good to see bright and vibrant colours and oh I see it is for Time Out too, makes it even better!

Karen Brown said...

What a darling card! Your cat makes me smile. :-) We are so pleased that you joined us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen - DT

Mrs A. said...

What a savy idea to colour the ribbon to the tone you wanted. I must give that a try. Congrats on your DT spot. Hope your well and keeping safe. Hugs Mrs A.

Created by Kath said...

What a fun cat image! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges! Kath-DT

Helen said...

Such a cute & cheerful card!
Thanks so much for guest designing for us this month!
Helen x

Quillish said...

What a cute card and am blown away that you made a critter card inspired by the photo inspiration! I couldn't have thought of that, but the colors look so cheerful with this happy hedgehog.Thank you for joining us at Time out challenges. Hugs ~ Ishani.

Helen said...

A great fun card, KandA! Love the use of the bright yellow on the balloons and mat against the black and white image!! Great design! Thanks so much for joining us at PB Saturday Challenge this month! Take care! :)