Affiliate Link

Site Navigation

Monday, March 7, 2011

Tickled Pink Challenge #9 - Sewing

It has been a rough weekend for me, and I was not as productive as I had hoped... My cat Loki, who is almost 16 years old, became very sick suddenly, and I'm afraid that when she goes to the vet later today, she will most likely not be coming home with me. I am heartbroken, as she was my first pet as an adult living on my own and has been like a kid with fur to me all this time. I just don't have the financial means to prolong her life, if it's even an option. I will be sad to say good-bye, but I take comfort in knowing she lived a long, happy life. She was well cared for and loved. She will be missed...

I'm sorry to start my post off on such a sad note, but it was on my mind, and I wanted to pay her tribute. To take my mind off things, I made a card in between caring for her and my son today. I have been wanting to enter another Tickled Pink Stamps challenge, but haven't had time with my design team duties. Today I decided it was a good day to do something I wanted to do rather than had to. This card is being entered in TPS challenge #9 - Sewing, but it was originally intended to be for TPS challenge #8 which was Tags. So I adapted and incorporated both. I'm new to the sewing machine, as you can see, so I only added one crooked line of zigzag stitching at the top, but hey, I tried! lol

I used one of Tickled Pink Stamps' fabulous digis.... He is called Lil AllSorts Pirate Frankie and is available here. Last week's Friday Sketchers sketch #143 (which incidentally was sponsored by Tickled Pink Stamps) provided my layout. My background consists of some Halloween designer paper that has screamed "Pirate" at me since I bought it last Fall and a pre-colored digi treasure map paper from TiddlyInks. I did a bit of ink distressing to my tag, the lace, my circle sentiment (a digi freebie from Cindy Close at Bluebirdflats), and the treasure map (which I cut with my large deckle scissors first).

Thanks for looking, and hopefully I can get back on track for the week because Sassy Studio Designs has a new release happening this weekend! This means I have fabulous new images to play with, and I want to get some sneak peeks out to you!

Loki, you will always be in my heart!

Card Supplies
Images: Lil AllSorts Pirate Frankie (Tickled Pink Stamps); Treasure Map (TiddlyInks); sentiment (Cindy Close at Bluebirdflats)
Ink: printer; Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Prismacolor Art Markers (199, 133, 79, 100, 149, 209, 97, 103, 143, 202, 105)
Paper: Basic Black, Kraft, and Ballet Blue card stock (Stampin' Up); white card stock (Georgia Pacific); 4-1/2"x2-1/8" tag (Creative Tags/Paper Reflections); The Spider's Web - Toil & Trouble designer paper (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); black and white Oxford striped ribbon (Offray); lace (unknown); paper crimper (Fiskars); Deckle Wide Paper Edgers scissors (Fiskars); glue dots; 3D dots


Sonya said...

Orr, I feel so sad for you,My first cat lived to 15 and it was such a sad day when I had to have her put to sleep. But like your Loki my cat had a wonderful life as well, so do take confort in the fact that she has been so loved and well looked after for all those years.
On a brighter note your card is wonderful, love how you have used lace with your pirate image and still managed to keep your card looking like a 'boy card',well done!

Sara said...

Oh Regan, I'm so sorry! HUGE HUGS for you!
The card is totally adorable! Love all the elements, and the sewing. I get to try my hand at it this week too-ack!

Anne-Marie said...

Sweetie, how sad for you.
My black lab is 13 and has cancer, and we don't have the funds to make it right, so will have to make a decision soon....can't bear to think she's in pain.
But she's been a well-loved member of our family, and we have been blessed to have her.
Take comfort in the pleasure your kitty has given you.
I love your crafty style...gorgeous card. :)

diane zechman said...

very cute card! I'm sorry your cat is so ill. Our pets fill our lives with such joy.

Chris (catt871) said...

I am sorry to hear about Loki! I recently lost my fur baby too - she was 18 and my first pet as an adult too!! Big kitty hugs!!!

Your card is so awesome! I love the papers and the tag, very cool!

Unknown said...

Your card is gorgeous, I love how you incorporated a tag into it, and your stitching looks so cool!! Thanks so much for playing along this week at Tickled Pink Stamps...
I hope you cat is ok:-)

Jeanette Wallén said...

Gorgeous colours and the patterned papers are lush!!

Thanks for joining us at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge!

/ Jeanette