Happy Tuesday,everyone!  Well, we made it through Monday 😉

I’m here today to share a card I made for the latest Create with Connie and Mary Challenge – CCMC347.  It is such a fun sketch, I had trouble narrowing down what stamp set I wanted to use with it!

Here’s the sketch:


Which stamp set do you think you would use?  Well, I decided to use a set from the Annual Catalogue that I haven’t used in a while – it’s called Giggle Greetings, and suits my sense of humour 🙂

CCMC347 giggle greetings

Look at that face!!  Tongue sticking out, hairball on the floor in front of him…  If you’re wondering what on earth he’s thinking – here’s the sentiment, on the inside of the card:

giggle greetings inside

LOL!!  I know quite a few people who feel this way about their birthdays 😉

I chose the Birthday Bash Designer Series paper to start with; it’s so cheery & bright – the exact opposite of the cat!  I used the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch to punch a hole to frame the cat, who I stamped onto Whisper White cardstock and coloured with my Stampin’ Write Markers in Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride, and Soft Sky.  I made a circle frame from Calypso Coral cardstock by 1st punching a 1 3/4″ circle, then punching around that with the 2″ Circle Punch.  I chose to use Calypso Coral as that’s what I chose for the card base.

Well, I hope you enjoyed seeing my card – and if you have a birthday soon, enjoy it more than this cat!  I also hope you’ll head on over to the Create with Connie and Mary challenge page and check out the design team’s cards, and the other cards submitted for this challenge – it’s a feast for the eyes!

Of course, I’d appreciate if you’d leave me a quick comment before you go – thanks so much for visiting today!  I’ll be back tomorrow with more sharing.

Until next time – happy stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

15 thoughts on “CMCC347 – Create with Connie and Mary Challenge

  1. Haha – that cat looks so unimpressed! Great card – I like the way you’ve used the word bubble for the sentiment inside. Very creative. 🙂
    Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week. 🙂

    1. I usually look that way on a Monday morning, Alison! LOL! Thanks for visiting & leaving your kind comment 🙂

  2. So fun…I love whimsical cards! Love the word bubble inside, too! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. Oh this is just waaaaaaaay too fun! LOVE that cat image and how you kept it simple on the front and let the inside speak! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

    1. So glad you liked the fun I had with this card, Mary! I debated putting one of the hats ON the cat, but thought he was grumpy enough! 🙂 Thanks for the great sketch inspiration!

  4. This card is so fun! I love your choice of designer paper with this cat – it is as if he is rolling his eyes at all of the birthday hats. Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

    1. I’m glad the card lived up to it’s purpose – brought some fun, Chris! Thanks for your visit 🙂

  5. What a cute, fun card! I had a good chuckle over the greeting! I’m sure whoever receives it with really crack up! I’m so glad you shared with us at Create with Connie and Mary!

    1. So glad you enjoyed my ‘grumpy cat’ card, Jenny! It was fun to make, too 🙂 I’m really enjoying the challenges at Create with Connie and Mary.

  6. What a great choice of stamp sets for this sketch; this little cat is hilarious!! Great idea to make an aperture to frame the cat, and the word bubble inside is a great touch! Thanks for joining us this week for the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge!

    1. Thank you for your wonderful comment, Margaret! You’ve noticed all the details 🙂 Thanks for the inspiring designs you create at the Create with Connie and Mary challenges!

  7. The cat looks thoroughly unimpressed at the thought of a birthday party – love your speech bubble sentiment inside too! Thanks for joining us for the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge!

  8. Your card made me giggle! I love the sentiments in this stamp set and am always looking for good ways to use the set. Very cute! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge!

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