TLT - Cats/Dogs in a Shabby/Chic/Vintage Theme

Yeah..was that a mouthful or what? LOL

This was Hayley's challenge and boy did it bring A LOT of grumbling from the Ladybugs. HA! I love when others stamp vintage-y creations, but me - well, I do not stamp vintage!!! Not even sure I can do shabby/chic - LOL...and with ANIMALS? Really?

K, enough whining - on to my creation. I used Magnum and I LOVE this image - I figured lots of brown and distressing and maybe I could pretend it was shabby/vintage!

I used a layout from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #88; great layout! I distressed all the DP AND used tons and tons of Antique Linen Distress ink. See that somewhat ivory ribbon? It's flocked and I used the Antique Linen on it too, it really changed the way it looks - so cool IRL! The entire card was layered on Kraft card stock that was sponged in VersaMagic Jumbo Java. I also sponged around the edges of the image with PTI's Vintage Cream and Antique Linen. I kept the colors of Magnum pretty muted except for that gorgeous flower!

The lower right hand corner says "diet starts tomorrow!", just cracks me up!!

Hopefully I've lived up to Hayley's challenge - I'm sure the girls will tell me exactly how I've done...that's just how they are...and Kerry uses a whip sometimes!

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Aren't those colors perfect for a winter-themed creation - YUMMY; love that blue, so pretty!

As always, thanks for popping in! Have a great week; hugs, ~M.

Stamps: Ladybug Crafts Ink Catflap Magnum
Papers: PTI Kraft, DP by MME
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Black Soot & Antique Linen Distress Ink, PTI Vintage Cream, VersaMagic Jumbo Java
Accessories: nesties, sponging, Copics, ribbon, Heidi Swapp distressing tool, misc. button, EK Success punch


  1. Its brilliant!! Those papers are so perfect for the look and I love your image choice.

  2. second attempt at commenting, pressed the wrong button earlier and it all disappeared lol - do I have to get out of bed today??? lol

    Anyways love this card, the colours are perfect really stunning (and I'm not normally a fan of green (or cats for that matter lol)) and that layout is stunning. I might have to borrow it lol Hel x

  3. I don't think I'll be using my whip on you this time Michele...your card is the top banana lol! Or should I say the top cat :-D The colours are flab and love the LO...will have to pinch it before Helen does. Your colouring is divine...well done Miss Ladybug xx

  4. Another great DT card. I really love the colours and the image of course is excellent! Pami x

  5. Michele, I love your card, I like that it's using a different colour scheme and the greens (I love green) looks lovely and that ribbon is gorgeous!!!!! Love the layout - a brilliant card and for another that doesn't "do" vintage/shabby chic you've done the challenge proud :)

  6. Ha ha, I've justed realised what papers they are, they look greener in your photo (clever photography lol!) love them! x

  7. Brilliant colours you've used, Michele! I adore your card - great use of that lace and you've made that little flower really pop!

  8. Well, Michele, great minds think alike - huh? I love your card. I think your papers are perfect for this challenge and I love the little sentiment you added...too cute!

  9. I love this card Michele - magnum is my fave puddy cat and those colours are so gorgeous and perfect for that vintage look. LOve that layout!
    Lisa ;)

  10. Wow those papers are gorgeous!! loving Magnum and your card is ace!! xx

  11. Wow, love your interpretation of the theme, I adore catflap Magnum, he makes me chuckle with that "uh-oh..." expression!! LOve the colours, and the ribbon is just yummy!! Sue xx


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