Sunshine and Apples & cats in a stroller

Hello my friends! Hope your Mother's Day weekend has been wonderful! I have a card and some fun photos to share with you.

The pretty image is from a stamp called "Sunshine & Apples" illustrated by Elisabeth Bell available at Belles 'n Whistle. Isn't she so cute? Just a very summery image that I adore!

The yummy patterned papers that I used is from October Afternoon's Fly a Kite collection. I am in love with this yummy paper pad! =) I added a little Glossy Accents to the apples that she is carrying for a little shine. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

This is my second coloring attempt for this card. I colored my first one on a piece of PTI's Stamper's Select cardstock, but when I tried to ink the background I messed it up and it's in the trash now... I colored this one on PTI's cream cardstock so that it matches the pps better and gave up on inking the background. I think it turned out ok! =) Belles 'n Whistles is also looking for a few new DT members. You can find all the details here.

Hope this card brings you a little sunshine! =)

We had a fire alarm testing in the condo building that we live in yesterday. Since it would be excruciatingly loud inside the unit , I took our two cats to the courtyard in their "SUV" to get away from the noise.

We got the SUV online, you can find them here if you are interested. There are a few other models, but we decided to go with this one since it's big enough for both of our cats to stay in it comfortably.

It conveniently has a covered area where a scaredy cat (like our boy) can hide in. There is a little window facing the back side for some air and occasionally you can see our boy peeking out from there. Interestingly enough, he only comes out from the back room when we are ready to go home. LOL! That's our typical chicken boy! =)

Aimee likes to stay in the open area. Isn't she pretty? She is our little princess! =) We try to take them to the college campus right across the street from where we live in the summers. We would just hang out under a tree, read a book and feed some squirrels while our cats sit in their stroller and watch things go by.

Thanks for sticking around for the long post. Wish all you awesome mothers out there a very happy Mother's Day! =)

Thanks for stopping by!

cardstock, buttons: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Belles 'n Apples, Hero Arts
patterned paper: October Afternoon, Papertrey Ink (polka dot)
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
markers: Copic
punch: Martha Stewart
dies: Spellbinders
die cutting machine: Cuttlebug
others: sewing machine, thread, Glossy Accents


Rach said…
a fabulous card hun, gorgeous colouring, so clean looking.xx
donna mikasa said…
Hi Alice! So sorry I missed your call....Love your summery card--great colors and such a cute image! And thanks for sharing photos of your cats' "limo". Your cats are gorgeous--especially Aimee!
CinnamonSally said…
Love your summery card Alice and the colouring is beautiful. How about that cat transporter, so cute, our cat hated going in her basket but your two seem to be loving it!!
Monika Reeck said…
I love your coloring Alice it is always happy to see your card all your card is cheerfull and have happy feeling this one too..hugs, Monika
Sue McRae said…
Love your kitty SUV Alice and your cats are adorable!
Janetcraft said…
such a lovely cuties there! Nice photos...the card with the pretty girl there, is lovely too!
Jill said…
Your card captures the essence of summer! Your cats are so cute, too!
Virginia L. said…
First of all, I adore your cards-the way you colored and the matching paper...your cats in the SUV brought me smiles. ADORABLE! Isn't it fun taking them out for a ride!? Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures :)
Amy said…
Beautiful card, Alice! I love that OA paper too!
Your cats sound like such easy going cats, and that SUV is such a great idea!
Kathy Martin said…
I LOVE your card! I'm always in awe of your Copic work! I wonder if my kitties would like to go for a ride to the park! They are indoor only, but they might enjoy an outing here and there???? :)
Karen B. said…
Beautiful coloring once again! And cute kitties too!
itsallrosi said…
hah! love those kitties in the SUV! our cat is indoor only and he freaks anytime he has to go in the carrier to go to the vet. he might like this thing better!

card is beautiful. great image and fantastic coloring!
BabyBokChoy said…
CAT LIMO, love it!!! hee hee, thanks for sharing those photos!!! hee hee. Your card is so cute, you just can't go wrong with OA papers, sigh...
~amy~ said…
Such a sweet all the patterns!! Kitty limo, that cracks me up:)
Iris Wiechmann said…
Fantastic card and beautifully colored image. I definitely like the clean look to the card and the papers are fab! Thanks for entering our BNW DT call and good luck!

I also like your cats SUV it's so cute!

Diana said…
Stunning colors Alice! Very nice and thanks for sharing. Happy Monday in May!
Vanessa said…
So fun to see you go for a walk with your cats! Love your gorgeous card!
Lisa Hjulberg said…
Yes, that IS an adorable image! And I'm in love with the Fly A Kite paper, too... just got mine in the mail today. Woo hoo!!!

I love your cat SUV! What a great idea! Our cats want to go outside, but we don't dare let them... too many dangers for cats. I wonder how they'd like the SUV? Your cats are beautiful, too... almost as beautiful as mine! LOL!!!
Suzanne C said…
Adorable card! Love the pattern papers too! The coloring is always fantastic and so clean! Loved the pictures of your cats on their little jaunt. too cute!
Dotty Jo said…
Such a beautiful card Alice! Just love everything about it!!!! What an amazing pet carrier... I wonder what Custard would make of it??? Jo x
Kelly Booth said…
SOOOOOOOOOOOOO Cute!!1 Thanks for sharing your kids...Love this!!
Your card is so PRETTY Alice....I just ADORE that PAPER too and have been using it!! Going to be so sad when it is all gone!!
Jodi said…
A very pretty colored image and I love the papers you used on your card too!! Thanks for applying to the DT, good luck!
Jodi =)
Tasha said…
Wow your cats get to ride around in style - how cool!
Love the card, the image is absolutely beautiful and your colourwork is stunning> Love the embellishing too
love tasha xx

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