Tuesday 6 October 2020

Anniversary Love Cats


It is time for another challenge for Team B at Through The Craft Room Door

The Sponsor for this challenge is Sherry West Art and the prize is 2 digital images from her store

Sherry is just in the process of setting up a new store which is due around the middle of October.

For this challenge I chose to work with this cute image Love Cats.
I coloured the image with Promarkers and used pencils to create a sunset scene in the background. I chose a set of 72 Arteza Expert pencils for my birthday from my sister and cracked them open. I'm not entirely sure my skills are there yet but I will keep practicing. They are blendable pencils and I was really pleased that I was able to use a Promarker blending pen on them to soften the lines. 

I used the latest sketch #630 from Sketch Saturday for the layout. 

I used an A4 sheet of a deep red card for the base. To this I added some offcuts of papers. The small red hearts I have distressed the edges with a black ink pad. The black paper has hearts that are flocked so it feels lovely. I used a Fiskars punch on the edge and added some self adhesive ribbon.

I matted the image on a scrap of black card and raised on 3D foam. The anniversary sentiment I layered onto a scrap of black card and added a small red heart puffy sticker. Finally following the layout I added a sentiment to the top left hand corner and satin fabric heart at the bottom right of the image.

Our challenges at Through the Craft Room Door are always Anything Goes so easy to enter. I hope you will join us.

Card Details -


Size – A5

Digital Image – Love Cats from Sherry West Art.

Punch – Treading Water by Fiskars

Colouring Medium – Promarkers, Coloured Pencils

Embellishments – Ribbon, fabric heart, puffy heart sticker

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. How CUTE, Mandy. Those kitties look like the best of friends as they stare out the window and look at all the goodness God has given us. I do hope that you are well, and that the Lord is blessing your life and watching over you. I'm SO grateful for all the art you share with us, and I hope you will visit again soon. Your art is absolutely WONDERFUL and I enjoy it so much. Thanks for sharing your talents!
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. What a delightful image, Mandy. I'm so glad you joined us at Catch the Bug. Julie, DT member for Bugaboo Stamps

  3. I love the way their tails make a heart shape!!! I think you did well with the pencils.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  4. So very cute! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene DT

  5. Mandy, A heart warming Anniversary creation. Thank you for sharing your lovable card with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp shop)

  6. Your card is so cute. Cute image and great papers. So glad you shared over at Catch the bug (and Colour Crazy, Crafty Catz, Crafty Sentiments, Make My Monday)

  7. What a cute anniversary card. Thanks for playing along at Catch The Bug/Stella Says Sketch challenges. Hope to see your creations again. Bonnie DT

  8. Such a sweet anniversary card. I love the cat's tails. So pleased your Mum has recovered well. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  9. Hi this is a gorgeous card. I love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for challenge #80 which has the theme Anything Goes. The sponsor is Artsy Stamper. Hugs Jackie DT xxx

  10. A lovely anniversary card, I love the image with the heart shape from the tails
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  11. Such a sweet card, and those tails! Thanks for sharing at Polkadoodles this week....Kim

  12. Sweet card and the coloring is great. Thanks for joining us this week at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

  13. A great anniversary card and love the cute beautifully coloured image.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  14. Adorable Mandy, love the cute image..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  15. A great image used to make a lovely card.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  16. Super cute image!!! Eager for Sherry's shop to open! Love how the cats' tails make a heart! Cute card layout too. Thanks so much for playing along with us and I hope you'll come back to play again before the end of the month.
    ~Karen Page, DT Member for Jan's Digi Stamps
    Blog: MisplacedMojo.com IG: @misplacedmojo

  17. Lovely card with that adorable image.
    Thanks for joining CRAFT Challenge!
    xxx Margreet GDT

  18. Fabulous card, love those kitties!

    Thank you for joining in at IkesWorldchallenges
    DT Val x

  19. Such a lovely creation. Those kitties are adorable with their tails wrapped around each other. Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday Plus Wynn DT

  20. This is a sweet image. I love the idea of making an anniversary card with it. Thanks for joining my challenge at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

  21. Brilliant card and thanks for sharing with us at crafty catz this week good luck

  22. fabulous card, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

  23. Super cute card! Thanks for sharing it on Make My Monday challenge.
    Crafty hugs

  24. This is so beautiful. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

  25. This is so beautiful. Nice work here.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

  26. What a cute scene! Love the papers!

    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  27. Adorable image and pretty card Mandy! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Gale DT

  28. So cute and cosy card! :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

  29. Very Cute. Great design!

    Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges and I hope to see your cards again.

    Happy Crafting

  30. Mandy such a fantastic image ( I love cats), you have smashed that sketch. Brilliant card.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at I Love Promarkers looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  31. A cute, adorable card. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Caz. DT.

  32. Youre card is so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at the CCC Digi Creations Challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  33. I love those cute little love cats and their heart shaped tails!
    Thank you so much for playing along at The Paper Girls Challenge.
    Looking forward to seeing you again next time.
    Love Alex
    Paper Girls Challenge DT

  34. Lovely creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Art World. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  35. Great creation. Thank you for sharing with us at Arty Diva Challenge
    Cindy DT

  36. Adorable Anniversary card and image. Thanks for joining us at MIUCB
    Tina dt

  37. Super cute image! Thanks so much for sharing with us in our challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  38. Very beautiful and elegant card!
    Thank you for playing with us at the Ike's World Challenges!

  39. The colouring of the cats are cute. Thanks for entering the Get Creative Challenge Blog. Angela (DT member)


Thankyou very much for taking the time to visit my blog and your comment. I really appreciate each and every one :)

If you are in the EU to comply with GDPR regulations please be aware that your comment and details will be visible to anyone who visits my blog. I do not collect your personal information in any way.