Friday, October 18, 2019

Boo Cat

Hey, friends!  It's almost trick or treat time, not that we get many trick-or-treaters.  However,  **I** was treated this week because it was my birthday on Tuesday.  Today I'm out with a friend, having lunch and browsing the book store.  Seriously one of my favorite activities.  I played in my room, too.  Coloring and crafting cards -- another favorite activity.  There are simply too many things I love to do... not enough hours in the day.

Today it's another Halloween card -- Power Poppy's Boo Cat and Pumpkins digital set.  I arranged the cat, Jack-o-Lantern, and sentiment in the composition of my choice.


(Other supplies:  Cheery Lynn Spider Net die, Carabelle Studio Tricot stencil)

Using Distress Oxide Shabby Shutters I stenciled a leafy background over the whole panel, leaving a glow around the image, then colored with Copics.  I just happened to have a shimmery black cardstock base already cut and embossed.  The embossing is just a peek around the edges on the front, but you get the full effect when you open the card (not photographed).  The spider web was plain gray cardstock; Wink of Stella makes it shimmery.




Just a note to finish up:  I'm currently suffering from medial epicondylitis.  Does it sound scary?  Well, let me tell you, the scariest thing about it is that I think it may be caused by too much coloring and computer.  Oh, noooooooooooooooo!!!

I started feeling it before we went on vacation in August and it's just getting worse.  I've been trying to figure out why it won't let up, and that's the only thing I can come up with.  Yes, I've been to the doctor.  Golfer's elbow without the golfing, sheesh.  It needs rest... but, I have all these not-yet-used stamps...  Maybe just a little coloring?

We'll see what transpires.  In the meantime, I'll be back Monday with something I made earlier this week.  See you soon.  Have a happy day!


20 comments:

Glenda said...

Leslie, your little card is adorable! This would have been one I would make when my Grandson was young. These days I just don't participate! I love the background and the cute little cat behind the pumpkin! Just an adorable image and the classic sentiment just tops it all off!

Sherri said...

Sending you lots of hugs, prayers and love! I am sorry you are having problems right now, Leslie! Will add you to my nightly prayer list! I ADORE this card! Awesome way to say Happy Halloween! It's a keeper for sure! Hugs!!

LeAnne said...

This is AMAZING! That pumpkin looks real!! Love the background too. And I am right there with you...not enough hours in the day to do all the things I want to do!

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous card, from the wonderful coloring to the scene design and the background interest. Love.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic Halloween card with that cute black cat and pumpkin design. And, I love the spider web too. And a happy belated birthday to you. I am so glad you got to get out and celebrate. That is wonderful.

Donna Ellis said...

Happiest birthday, Leslie! Glad your day was extra special. The stenciling behind your sweet, beautifully colored Halloweenie images is a wonderfully glowing touch. Darling card in every way. Hugs, de

Yogi said...

cute. looks like your really getting into these Halloween cards BIG GRIN. Have a great day and keep doing the things you like best to do.

Margaret said...

I just love your sweet little card. All the elements just bring it all together in a perfect way. So sorry to hear about your pain that you're experiencing. I hope you can give it some rest. Do some mild stretching and ice it down. Hope that helps.

crafty-stamper said...

Belated happy birthday Leslie and great halloween card and images love the spiders web although not when walking into them down the garden lol-wonder if your golfers elbow is your version of tennis elbow which I have had minus the tennis -very painful but found cortisone injections helped
Carol x

Pauline said...

Wow, this is AMAZING! I don't make too many or hardly any Halloween cards, but love when I see others do. Every year you always inspire to me make some, but I never seem to do. I LOVE this card. Everything is so thought out and placed perfectly. Love the glow around the card from your stenciling, the glittery cob web and of course your black cat and pumpkin. Oh no Leslie, that sounds so painful. I'm sure rest will do it good, you need to take it easy. Maybe just a little bit of colouring? Why does it always seem when something happens it's always your dominant arm/hand. Thinking of you, take care Leslie.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous coloring ...as always, Leslie.


We are home!!! Nine hour drive yesterday and today. Only snowed once mixed with rain at Diamond Lake. So good to be home. We saw some Gorgeous Fall color during our drive down the North Umpqua River and still Fall color here at home:-)

We left at 8 this a.m. and got home at 5p.m. We are both tired and happy to be home:-) Will unpack trailer, etc tomorrow!

Hugs..Nancy

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

Pumpkins, black cats, and webs are what Halloween is all about! What a neat card! So cute and ready to go! Hope you had a great birthday and enjoyed your shopping. Hope you are feeling better. I feel your pain. That's why I ended up getting my Vaga Bond 2. Arm and elbow can't keep up with the crafting.

aussie aNNie said...

Oh gosh can you get better soon please...love this fab post though with the awesome colours.xx

pam said...

Fantastic Halloween card with that cute black cat and pumpkin design. your colours and colouring is amazing Leslie.
Pam x

Conniecrafter said...

Oh no we can't have your coloring giving you pain, I hope that slowing down a little will help and you won't have to give it up all together. Love your fun card, the leaf stencil looks great for the background and the shimmer on the web is perfect, love that jack o lantern :)
Sounds like you had a perfect day for your Birthday :)

laurie said...

How cute!! A fun Halloween card for sure. I hope you are feeling better by now, and that you had a great Birthday!!!

Lynette said...

What a cool card, Leslie - perfect in every way! I'm so sorry to hear about your affliction:( Sorry it's not going away and sounds like it won't unless you give up the things you like so much. Bummer. Keep us posted.

Cindy Beach said...

Such an adorably cute card and beautifully executed!
SO sorry to hear of this malady for you Leslie. I actually looked it up and found it could be caused by too much chopping wood with an ax, or use of a hand saw or OTHER tools. We all know we have an arsenal of color mediums in our tool chest! in all seriousness, I will be praying for healing and relief for you. Hang in there and let us know how it's going.

Ros Crawford said...

OMG I'm so sorry I missed your birthday! My head is all over the place right now having lost my best friend last week. Belated birthday wishes to you and a stunning halloween card Leslie. As always so perfectly crafted and so full of impact.

nancy littrell said...

Sorry about your golfers elbow..I had that once from...too much knitting. Ice and heat help and wearing a band below your elbow, esp when you are coloring or on computer. And doing the activities that hurt for only a few minutes then do something else. You have probably figured out all the dos and don'ts.

Take care and I am Loving all your cute Halloween cards. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

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