Sunday, 29 July 2012


... Milo
This is Milo behaving

... and this is Milo NOT

Milo was one of the presents we gave Emma for her birthday last week.  She's been begging us for a ginger kitten for ages, and we finally caved.  He's soooo cute.  Emma had a great birthday, thank you all for your lovely birthday messages, she was dead chuffed by the number of well-wishers.

Anyhoo, onto my card today.   Once again I've used Saturated Canary's Ava.  I really love this image.  I'm working on getting over my fear of using darker colours.  You may have noticed that my cards are pretty much all pastel in colour tone.  So today I've tried to go darker.  I started with colours I'm comfortable with and then used C5 and C3 to darken them and added more colour to deepen it.  I'm fairly pleased with how it turned out, but I've still got a long way to go before I'll consider this mastered.  I distressed the edges of the image and clouds with Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky DI.  I added some glossy accent and glitter to the balloon.  The papers are a combination of Crafty Individuals Background Papers 'Book 1' and Core'dinations cs.  The ribbon bow is from my stash of bows that I make with scraps.   The flowers are Wild Orchid the punched leaves are out of a box of bits, the cloud dies are Memory Box.  The butterflies are a little Woodware punch and the little jewels on them are from Mei Flower. The sentiment is from Whimsical Designs Whimsical Fun Vol.1. 

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Thanks so much for stopping by today, enjoy the rest of your weekend.  xox


  1. Stunning card Caz, I love the image and you have coloured her so beautifully. The layout is fab too and the sentiment is beautiful.
    AWWW Milo looks adorable, even if he is a bit cheeky!!
    Hugs sue

  2. Gorgeous card Caz. Love the colours and your colouring looks brilliant.
    The Milo looks like a cutie too!
    Lorraine x

  3. Stunning card Cax love the image which you have coloured so beautifully and the layout is sooo fabulous. I love Milo he's gorgeous. Caroline xxx

  4. stunning colouring Caz - really amazing work - a beautiful card! Hugs Rachel xx

  5. Super card Caz. Brilliantly coloured and gorgous background papers xx

  6. Oh, and I forgot to say - Love the little kittie xx

  7. Hi Caz, Stunning card, this is a lovely image and you have coloured her so well. Love Milo, he reminds me of the ginger cat my girls had when they were growing up. He was called Willow and was the sweetest cat I ever knew. Enjoy.

  8. Fab card Caz! My goodness your kitten is just adorable! I have two ginger cats and I love them to bits, they're the sweetest little guys ever! They also like to mess up my craft desk :P

    Tags xx

  9. Oh Caz, Milo is a cutie...

    You card is gorgeous too..

    Thanks for the message on my blog too.

    Hugs Kelly

  10. Gorgeous card Caz, beautiful image, fabulous colours, love the embellies.
    Milo looks really cute and adorable.
    Kim xx

  11. Beautiful coloring on your image and I love your easel card. Especially the way you placed your clouds. I have a feeling you'll be able to take a few more naughty kitty pictures yet, lol, but he sure is a cutie. Thank-you for sharing with us at The Poodles Parlour!
    {Hugs} Barb, DT

  12. Hi Caz,
    I love Milo he's so adorable.
    And what a totallly gorgeous creation. Your colouring is beautiful.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  13. Beautiful card, thank you for playing with the Diva's this week for the 'Happy Birthday' challenge and I hope you'll join us again soon
    Hugs Laurie xx

  14. Fantastic card, I love your colourwork, and the ground you added in so pretty, your cat looks so adorable, thanks for joining us at MMCS. Joey x

  15. Awwww, what a cute little kitten!!

    And how fabulous card! Your coloring is amazing and those clouds are wonderful! Well done!

    Hugs, Sande xx

  16. I love this card! Your colouring is superb and what a cute kitten!


  17. Wonderful easel card Caz. Great image and fab colouring (as ever!).

    Sweet little kitten (even though I'm not a cat lover!)


  18. Gorgeous card...such beautiful coloring and embellishing! Your little Milo is adorable...I had an orange cat once, his name was Wendell....

  19. Lovely card! Super job on your coloring, very nice! Really like flowers and butterflies too. And your new kitty is TOO precious for words! I just wanted to pick him up and cuddle! Glad to have you with us at CC&CC. Aloha!

  20. This is gorgeous Caz, I love how you have clouds off the page, a great idea that just "makes" the card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  21. Hi Caz, Milo is such a cutie! But so is your card. Wonderful coloring Caz, one more card you'll be a master : ) Elisa

  22. Very pretty card I love the Sat Can images and you have definitely done this justice with your lovely colouring. And I adore your gorgeous little kitty, welcome Milo!! It looks like he's going to be on crafty cat!!

    hugs Vicky xxx

  23. Gorgeous card Caz!!
    Thanks for joining CCT this week!

    Hugs Heidy

  24. Oh what a cute little kitten - he looks just like the one my daughter got a couple of years ago. She's coming 16 at the beginning of Sept, so close in age to your daughter. A beautiful card - your colouring is great. Thanks for the nice comments on my blog recently.

  25. Caz Milo is beautiful I bet she loved her pressie!!!!

    Just loving your colours on this card Caz the hair is a beautiful colour and the darker shades are perfect! Chanelle xxx

  26. beautiful card thanks for sharing with us at chocolate coffee and cards Tracy x

  27. Perfect card and thanks for sharing. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx PS Milo is such a cutie. Hope he's settling in well

  28. Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous, fabulous creation, and how sweet is your little kittie hugs Pops x x x

  29. Wow stunning card caz and the colours are gorgeous
    Hugs louise xx

  30. Wow Caz how fabulous is Milo he is so adorable no wonder you are besotted . your card with Ava is fantastic great work hugs Elaine , I am following to see what comes next I love your style Hugs Elaine


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