A Special 85th

Hi there 🙂 Recently, a special friend celebrated her 85th birthday. Her pride and joy is her fur baby, Mikey, so I wanted to incorporate him into her card somehow. I was going through my images, and found this one from Ike’s Art, which is now closed, after the owner, Suzie, sadly passed on last year 🙁 The flowers and the cat were perfect to use for my friends card. I colored the image up with my Prismacolor pencils, trying to match up Mikey’s markings along the way, and keeping the texture a bit rough to look like fur.

I matted the image twice, and placed it on a green background paper, also double matted. I die cut the sentiment and the number twice each, using the same silver shimmer and black papers that I used for matting, and glued them down so there was a shadow effect. I was really happy with the simple elegance of the finished card!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Coloring With Pencils – July ATG

Country View Challenges – July – 4 Legged Friend

Crafts Galore Encore – #113 ATG

Crafty Calendar – July ATG

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Week 27 ATG


  1. Depicting fur isn’t easy… You’ve done very well with it and you managed to capture the eyes perfectly!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Country View Challenges!

  2. That is beautiful! Your colouring is amazing!

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

    Helen x

  3. Susan what a gorgeous card and coloring love it

    Thanks for join us at
    kleurenmetpotloden.blogspot.com DT Member
    Hope to see you again and goodluck


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