Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Tea Party is Being CAT-ered!

Someone forgot to pony up the dough for our air travel to da Muddermark’s (that’s Mothermark to most of you) weekly tea party, so we’ve been grounded in the good ol’ USA this week. I’d like to thank Sabrina (Cook22), once again, for the grand time we had in Dublin last week. She is such a gracious hostess and really knew how to handle some of the rowdy ones in our group (I won’t mention names).

KrisChir sent da Muddermark a picture of this absolutely adorable teapot she owns for our inspiration teapot this week. Isn’t it really cute?

Cindy has hired a few of my CAT-ering staff to help out with today’s shindig, so bring a dish to pass and let’s Throw one on the Barbie!! These cool cats know how to barbecue one mean fillet of mousie for the main entrée’. Absolutely scrumpdillyicious!

I masked this kitty image and stamped it five times and colored each kitty with Copic markers. The blue kitty in the middle is the head chef, so he gets the honor of wearing this cool chef’s hat from H&M Stamp’s It’s Picnic Time! Stamp set (the sentiment is also from the same set). You’ll note that the head chef also gets to wear a solid red bandana while the cat-erers-in-training are wearing their trainee scarves of gingham.

I used the sketch design from Midnight Madness (MMSC9). My color choices from the inspiration teapot also fit pretty good with a color challenge given to my Doubledog Dare group by sleepyinseattle (aka Joanne) to make a summer-themed card with summer colors! What’s hotter than summer sun and real red with a bit of blue tossed in to cool us off a bit from all the hot, hot, hot colors?

Edit: Sadly, I’ve learned that da Muddermark was not pleased with my cool CAT-ering staffs’ menu choice to barbecue fillet of mousie. Seems she’s whimped out on us and has changed this shindig to a potluck. I’ll bring soupe du jour (heh-heh-heh-----it’ll taste like chicken….trust me!)

I hope you’ll have a chance to join us at the tea party today! We always have a lot of fun!

Stamps: Meow, Meow; Polkadot bg; It’s Picnic Time! (H&M Stamps)
Cardstock: Real Red, Summer, Sun, White, Black
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black, Ballet Blue
Accessories: tag corner punch, black gingham ribbon, black and white eyelets, ¾” circle punch, scallop border punch, Copic markers


Priscilla said...

Awesome kitty card..I have been in a kitty mood too. My MMSC10 is of a pick a boo kitty..:) great minds think alike LOL. I just wanted to get back to in regards to you question. Our challenges overlap just a little...I wanted to give people those extra few hours to get their sketch cards submitted, so the answer to your question is Yes..deadline is tonight :) Can't wait to see it. Just remember to enter Mr. Linky #9 not #10 LOL people have done that before :) Chay it up later :)

Priscilla said...

LOL hahha I see you already entered this card under MMSC9 and I can't wait to see your MMSC10..i am a little loopy today..have not had my coffee and was up really early trying to post..I think I am seeing double right now..LOL
Thanks you so much for playing..

Stef H said...

hot, hot hot! my DH is 6'2. there's one house in our neighborhood who has the most gorgeous yucca plants AND they bloom every year! the bells are so huge you could almost ring them!

isn't this wonderful!


Connie M. said...

This is just way too adorable, Charlene!! Love this image, and the vibrant colors...will have to head over to see the tea pot!

StampOwl said...

lots of masking there Charlene ... great job on the challenge

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just CUTE!!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Awwwww..this is just too, too cute!!! LOVE those cats. And the brad trio over the ribbon is ultra cool Charlene!! You always have such clever ideas!!

Mothermark said...

Well, I waited a day, to give you some time to cool off from being mad at me! And I came in the back door of your blog.....hoping to be sneaky like.....and I brought you a little red wagon filled with M & Ms...there are some peanut butter ones, some almond ones, some peanut ones, some plain ones, some that say Bertie on them, and some that were specially made in the kitchen of the CAT-erers that are yet to be released! Be thinks we are friends again after this wagon of M & M's!!

Do I know you well or what? I loved your card. Did you know you are a good masker? Its so precious, so much so I might even ask your CAT-erers back! Hee!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

You crack me up Charlene...as does Cindy!! You always make me smile!!

YOur kitties are too cute!! What an awesome job on the masking!! Awesome job with the sketch!! Thanks for playing with the MMDT this week!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

So pretty! The teacup on the corner adds even more cuteness to the card! Thanks for playing MMSC9 xox ~Jeni

Traci M said...

Charlene, sounds like another rowdy time at the teaparty this week!! Your masked cat-er-ers are adorable...did they cause trouble? I see you are being given peace offerings of m&m's...what a deal!!
Love your card, all the cool colors, cool cats, cool brads...cool bandanas!! :)

C said...

Sooooo cute...love the black and white ribbon with those wonderful colors. You ladies must have so much fun...I'm envious! Left something on my blog for you to pick up. ;-)

Carolyn said...

That is just wonderful. I love the bright, bold colors. Such a cute image too. Thanks for playing with us at the MMSC

Carolyn, MMDT member

Betty Wright said...

Wonderful card and beautifully colored, Charlene!!! So cute!!!

Joan Ervin said...

Charlene...your cat card is gorgoeus!!! I love your coloring and I love how you ties all the ribbons along the side!!!! You won't have to go in the back door with this beauty (hope there is a litter box handy)!!!!!!!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Charlene, this could not be cuter! Love the bright colors and awesome detailing. Your coloring is fab!

C said...

Oh, my! How clever to mask that cool kitty so he could partay with friends. Great idea and cool BBQ colors.

Left something for you on my blog.