Saturday, June 09, 2012

Purrrrrrr---- I mean, ARRRRRRRR!!!!

Ahoy, matey's!  I'm so excited to be participating in my first-ever blog hop!!!

The theme for this month is "Cards for Guys."  If you're hopping along, you should have come here from Jane Smith's blog.  Next up will be Britta Swinderski.  Let me tell you - these are some talented ladies!  If you'd like to start from the beginning, visit: http://denami.blogspot.com/



DeNami June Blog Hop

Without any delay, here's my card!  I used a little hybrid stamping/printing to dress up my kitties for a purrrr-fect card, great for any little pirate!



Denami has some really awesome stamps (amiright??) but I have to admit that when I thought "Cards for Guys" I just wasn't sure what I had in my stash that might apply!  But something in my brain got me thinking about these adorable little kitties...  But how to "guy" them up?  One word: Pirates.



You might be wondering where the kitties found those Pirate costumes... these are just clipart icons, printed really tiny and fussy-cut out by hand.  And the eye patch? A circle cut with a hole punch and snipped, with a marker-drawn band.

I'd also be remiss if I didn't mention how much I LOVE Denami's new unmounted stamps!!  Not only are cling stamps great to work with, they also help with storage!  And in my tiny apartment, that means a lot!

Also, make sure you leave comments!  Here are the hop details:
  • When: The blog hop starts on June 10th at 6 AM, PST.  However, you have until June 11th, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).
  • Prizes: Denami is giving away THREE $20 gift certificates to our website!  They'll be giving away one gift certificate to a random participant (DT members are not eligible) and they'll also be giving away TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop!
Supplies I used: Cuddly Cats Petit Fors and Happy Birthday Script (Cling) stamps from Denami; score tape; black/white twine from A|Muse Studio; paper scraps; glue pen. I'd like to be able to show you a picture of my supplies, but I had a visitor:
 
And he wouldn't leave me alone:
Really wouldn't leave me alone. 
Hope you enjoyed the card!  You should have come here from Jane Smith's blog.  Don't forget to leave comments for a chance to win prizes!  Next up is one super-talented lady, and fellow Minnesotan - Britta Swinderski!!

23 comments:

mrs z said...

great use of the stamps. Love the pirate accessories.

Wendy said...

OH so cute! Love how you pirated up the kitties to make them perfect for a guy. Your kitty is oh so cute, but I can't imagine having my 80 lb lab in the middle of my craft area. :-)

Cardcrafter said...

I love your card! What a super idea! Thank you!

Jennifer said...

Christine, your card is purr-fect!! Ha! I love how you dressed your kitties in pirate gear! So creative! I'm also glad you showed us a pic of your muse "pirating" your space! So cute!! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Adorable!!!

Barb said...

This is sooo purrfect! And, my girl Rosie looks JUST like this handsome dude. She hasn't taken to jumping on my craft table...yet ;)

Glenda J said...

Super cute and creative! Love the pirate cats!

Stacy said...

Pirates rock! Perfect guy card! Great work!

Lisa said...

Purrrfectlty sweet little pirates! Love the fun attire you created for the kittens, very cute card!

Susan Martin said...

Wow!! Those stamps couldn't be any cuter! And your cat is adorable :)

Emily Keaton said...

Well, CONGRATS on rocking your very first blog hop!! Your pirate-themed card is perfect for any guy, young or old. Your little eyepatch is brilliant!!

Greta said...

How cute & love the pictures of your helper!

Heidi said...

Your cat is so funny. Love the little pirate kitties - adorable card.

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute! Love the pirate headwear!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

I love how you made the kittens pirates! Very CUTE card! ;o)

Kathy W said...

I actually DID laugh out loud. Exceedingly cute and exceedingly creative to come up with those pirate costumes. And your 'helper' is pretty cute, too.

The Wolverina /// said...

PIRATES!! Awe-SOME! Love the design!

febe said...

Awesome stamp on the red and black combo. Plus the lovely twine :)

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Pam Wendt said...

What a cute card!
AND a very cute fluffy kitty!

Tina M said...

Those sure are some darling pirates! The kitty just wanted to get in on the action...looking for it's pirate patch no doubt ;)

Sue D said...

Fabulous pirate card--I like the kitties outfits.

Sheryl said...

These pirate kitties are the cutest ever, so clever!

Carol Hartery said...

ARRRR. Love your kitty pirates and the colors you used on your card.