Saturday, April 2, 2011

Jingle Belles Rock - Week 14 - "Batman Smells"

Oh, those Belles sure know how to make me happy! This week's challenge is "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells". You see, Friday was April 1st, also known as April Fools' Day, so this is a perfect prompt for the week. Fortunately for me, I have a whole cache of irreverence for just about any occasion! My original idea was to use my "Be naughty. Save Santa a trip" stamp, but I already used it in Week 10, so I had to dig a little deeper. Then I re-discovered a stamp that is one of my best-sellers, and it gave me a little warm-all-over feeling for my dear kitteh:

This is the first one I made. I usually color the window panes with a light blue marker, but this was for a JB challenge, so I pulled out all the stops!!! I stamped the window on a piece of the cloud paper I used last week and cut it out to fit around the cats. The result was okay, but the window is more raised than the kittehs, so I went in again.

I stamped the image on the white card base and on a piece of the cloud paper:

... and I cut out the whole window so it looked like this:

I stamped it AGAIN on a scrap of white and cut out just the cats. NOW, the cats would be raised up higher than the window panes, which I think looks better:

Here is the finished version of the card:

I like it.

So there's my entry for the Batman Smells challenge over at Jingle Belles Rock! C'mon over and play!

And thanks for stopping by!


  1. What's not to love about this card?!?! Kittehs and Christmas?! Purrrrrrfect! Love the white on white, too. And just the little pops of color. I love this, Leslie.

  2. Purrrrrrfect! I knew you would be first to rock this one. This is truly a challenge for me!

  3. LOL being owned by cats I totally get this!!! FANTASTIC card girl :)

  4. I giggled out loud on this one ... such a perfect cat-love image ... and oh so true ... and I love the step-by-step pictures of how you pieced it all together ... truly fabulous. Thanks for joining our jingle belles fun.

  5. Gorgeous & so cute too. :D xoxoxo

  6. Super card. and cat-egorically funny! Love it. I'm still thinking of something. I'm still drawing a blank. Great job!

  7. Your card is great! Love the dimensions of it and soo true the cats come to ignore us!!!

  8. A great card, purrfect for the challenge. Carol x

  9. two words for this glorious card: AWE. SOME. love the sentiment, love the layers, LOVE the whole entire thing!! :) :) :)

  10. Awesome card!! We have 2 cats here that rule the roost, so I totally get this card! LOL

  11. Such fun! I like that you didn't get all carried away coloring everything and all of that - this is so much more effective! And this is another reinforcement of the "cats have staff" concept...

    My sympathies on the loss of your little furry friend, too - hope you're starting to heal.

    ~ Sue

  12. very clever! the layers and details are great and the sentiment is great! so much fun!


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