Hope House Home for Boys

The cards that I sell here in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico benefit the dental program for the boys at Hope House in the nearby village of Ixlahuacan. There are close to 30 boys at the home and many of them come to the home having received no dental treatment. If you live here at Lakeside and would like to order a quality, hand crafted card for a special occasion and help me contribute to this worthy cause, please e-mail me at bettyinchapala@yahoo.com Card price is 50 pesos; the entire sales price is donated to Hope House.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Painted Cat


I'm back with a second post today. My first picture shows a piece of needlepoint that I made over 30 years ago. So when I saw a digi image at Paper Cupcakes for $3 called Painted Cat, I just had to have it. My second picture shows the card I made with that image.

Looking at it now, I wish I had rotated the digi image so that my kitties would be sitting in the same position!! That's just one interesting thing you can do with digi images. I colored my cat with Bic Markers and cut it out with a Spellbinders Nestability. I used a sparkly plum piece of cardstock and black cardstock to mat the image. The card base is SU Perfect Plum and there is a strip of Pale Plum with a piece of ribbon over it. Brads in the corner of the image make it done!
I have used a sketch challenge from Vicki Dutcher over at stampTV. Thanks, Vicki!!

Come back again, Betty

10 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I just love that their tails curl up in the same fashion! They always say whats old is new again! Adorable!

craftieodamae said...

how cute is that!!!! Unbeliveable find on your part! You go girl!

Cheri said...

Great idea, Betty and I like the two cats facing in opposite directions. Love your coloring too. Love the card.

Patti said...

I can't believe how they resemble each other! Super job on your coloring!

Christi said...

Oh, wow! How wonderful! What a cute kitty image! I love the neddlepoint you made and the card is just too cute! That sparkly paper is fabulous!

Amanda J said...

I always did love that cat! Love your card too! ;)

Sue W said...

Oh wow how fantastic is this - love that you found an image to mirror your tapestry!!

Kerrie said...

Wow, they really do resemble each other .... spooky!

dee marie said...

Isn't it great went we find our inspiration in the most unique places!? Love your needle point and your card :)

Nina said...

Oh Betty, how much fun was that! Your needlepoint is so lovely and and I can't believe how much the two actually go together! You colored the image so delightfully too and your card is soo cute!! Maybe you should needle point that cat as well and use the same colors in that you used in your first one! Thanks for sending me the link, I always love seeing what people are doing with my images!