Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Four Legged Friends....

I have to say you guys are the best!!
You made me feel so much better with all the sweet
comments from my last post.
Thanks so much!!


We spent four days with our parents. And had such a great time.
But I have to say I think my Mom is Quickly becoming

A CRAZY CAT LADY!



She started out with one orange tabby..  His name is Tommy!
He is a wild cat and I couldn't get a photo of him,
He was no where to be found.




But there were many other cats to get photos of.
Well lets just say Tommy is a player and has been getting around.
My Mom thinks he is the Father to all these kitty's.




I counted at least 10 cats.




My mom can't stand to watch them starve and she can't
catch them..  So she feeds them.. So they are not going anywhere soon!

It was really hard to get photo's of them.  The minute they see me
they take off running.  It was crazy to watch them all run away
at the same time.



She has called animal control to ask what she should do.
But they keep telling her they have too many animals right now.
And call back later..  She might have 50 by the time they can help her.


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Well...  speaking of four legged friends...  That is what the challenge
is all about over at City Crafter Challenge blog..
(How is that for a segue)


Ros is our host this week and has come up with a great challenge!
Incorporate an animal into your project..
(This digi stamp is from our sponsor, Stretch bubbles)



So I created this CAS card..  But maybe it isn't so simple.
I had the toughest time coloring this guy with my copic markers..
I think I need a lesson or two on how to color big spaces..


Lets just say don't look too close!!  Hee Hee!!

If you want all the details on this challenge you can hop on over
to City Crafters Challenge blog..  And while your there you
can check out what all the other gals did..
You could win some free Digi stamps from


Thanks so much my friends for stopping by..

till next time...

Hugs, Linda


48 comments:

Kathy said...

I want to be on your Christmas Card mailing list this year :) Love what you do !

Kathy

Davi said...

Hey you did a great job coloring my friend!! This is just two cute, like the simplicity :) Oh btw your mom will have more than 50 soon!

Lisa Graham Art said...

I could easily become a cat lady myself...especially if they are kittens. This is why I don't put food out. Your photos are all so fun...you got great shots of them.

Love your reindeer's nose! And I think you did a great job coloring him in.

Glad you are feeling a little better.

Virginia L. said...
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Virginia L. said...

Oh...Linda! How inspiring are your photos and CARD! I just love those cat photos (and I am not even a cat person...my hubby and son are!!). Your layering for the reindeer card is darling!The coloring is superb (I know it is a lot of work)! Love visiting you here!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What pretttty kitty kats!!! They all look so clean and well-fed for being wild cats...but I know you mom is feeding them and all but lots of time the wild cats look so disscheveled..can´t spell it but you know what I mean...wild looking fur with straw hanging from them and looking like they have not bathed in a month type of cat look:) They look great...and the playboy TOMMY is quite the man about town isn´t he. I know this syndrome well....as we had a cat who everyone called "Mr. Big" and he was quite handsome so of course allllll the girls in the whole area were smitten and of course had kittens....the rest is history. No one ever knew where Mr. Big came from or where he lived or where he went but we had atleast 20 MINI ME´s that looked just like him all over the area. I even took several of his "Tussies" to the vet and had them fixed cause they could not keep their paws off Mr. BIg and I did not want any more kittens to feed.........sadly we moved from that house and I often wonder if the next occupant even fed all the little darlings or not. You should have brought ONE home for your cats to play with:)...cough, cough...
I love your RUDI card!!! Made me smile!! Have a great day!!

cnelson said...

This couldn't be more DARLING! LOVE it! FAB kitty photos!

Ros said...

I love your card!!! so cute! and as for the cats ... I had that problem once ... I managed to get traps to catch them all from our RSPCA and then I had them all neutered and some were re-homed by the cats protection league ... those that were too wild got to come back with me and I fed them all ... Did you know one cats un-neutered is responsible for 20,000 in 5 years!! Yeh, worth trying to get them sorted!

TexWisGirl said...

she needs to set traps, then get them spayed and neutered at the local humane society or county animal control. she can release them again after if she wants and keep feeding them. but at least the babies would stop!

Sylvia said...

Love all the photo's of your mom's cats! I would adopt a couple, they are so lovely, but I have four, and one I feed outside that the owner of this house left. I love your four legged friend card, Linda. It is so fun!, image too. Great challenge. It has been thundering here most of the night and morning, with a little rain at 1:05Am and more a few hours ago. I love to listen to the thunder and rain and will never complain about the rain! Have a wonderful day.

Netty said...

Thats one heck of a lot of cats Linda...your mum must be a very caring person.
Loving your card, so bright and cheery. x

Deanna said...

My daughter is the cat lover in our family, currently she has 4 that all live inside the house. I have always been partial to dogs, but I can't resist a kitten. Lovely shots of the kitties, and your card is darling. Would you put me on your Christmas Card list??

Deanna said...

And PS I love listening to the music on your blog, it is sooo soothing!!

Rosie said...

Awww, how cute! I fear I'd be a crazy cat lady, too... And I love that Christmas card - it's so beautiful!

Becca said...

Such a cute Christmas card Linda! I love the reindeer! Oh, and if your mom needs help, I'll take 10 or 20 kitties to help her out. her hee I wish I could help a bunch of kitties...those photos are so cute!

julieprice3 said...

Very sweet card Linda, such a cute image, love those photo's too
hugs Julie P

Julie said...

Goodness,what a lot of kitties,your mum obviously feeds them well. Many years ago, We were adpoted by a stray cat who we fed,the neighbourhood wild stud treated her well and she turned up one day followed by 7 kittens,far too wild to get close to. The cats protection had to set traps to catch them all and they also spayed "Susie" she came back to live with us and our other 2 cats. She was very loving but sooo aloof. Loving your card,the image looks wonderful,don't knock your colouring,it's mighty fine! The big spaces can be so tricky to colour,I often result to the marker end to fill in such large areas,but am often unsuccessful as I've shared before;)
Happy crafting,Julie.x

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I especially love the photo of the cat behind the white fence. Your mother must be a softie with a big heart to feed all these cats. A special reward in heaven for her, I'm sure. :)

chasity said...

adorable... and lucky... kitties!
love that 1st one ~ what a cute little punkin!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Goodness ... cute cute kittens... lovely shots Linda... And I really heart your adorable card... Its a beautiful and cute CAS card my friend... have a good one... hugs...xoxo

Mariana said...

Your card is lovely Linda, and the kitties pics are beautifull.I love the yellow one and the one behind the fence the most.
love
Mariana

Nadege, said...

Your cards are always so lovely, I wish I was on your mailing list.

I know how your mum feels, they pull at your heart's strings and you can't help but feed them.

You have captured some awesome shots of the little ones.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

hehehehe... I have a friend at work that does the same thing with the neighborhood cats! lol!! I loveeeeee the photos and that card is soooooooooooooo cute!! I loveeeeeeeeee the red nose! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute photos Linda and such a darling card!

Gillian Olson said...

Love the cat and kitten photos and the card is really cute too!

Lynn Richards said...

Oh, the reindeer made me smile so much! How cute is he?
The cats....wow. Can't say I would feed any of them, but they sure are good looking for feral cats. How funny it must have been to watch them all scatter at once!
xo
lynn

Bunch of Barrons said...

Too funny. I tease my mom about her multiple cats too. Haha.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is just too cute!!! I love how you colored the image (don't be hard on yourself, you did a great job)

June Houck said...

What a sweet mom to care for all of those fur babies.

Your reindeer image is the best!!! Your card totally makes me smile :)

Catherine said...

All those kitties are so cute! At least you don't have to worry about them in cold weather but I guess too hot of weather is bad too!

Look at you working on your Christmas cards ~ good for you. I am hoping to do some of that this weekend. After I put up my Christmas tree. ;)

xo Catherine

Audrey Pettit said...

My goodness, your mom has her hands full with all those cats! yikes!
Your card is truly adorable, Linda! Just love what you all are doing with that fun reindeer. Love that you fussy cut the image with it's fun wonky frame and love all the layers you've added. Each one adds so much lovely detail to your card. Loving that brown ribbon, too. Brown is my absolute favorite color, actually. :)

june lanum said...

that reindeer is just to cute

missing moments said...

Applause to your mother for taking care of these sweeties.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Linda, Woah that's a serious amount of cats and I love cats, especially kittens, they're sooo cute!
Your mom is a lovely lady to feed them, I hope she gets some help soon:0)
Your Rudolf card's loads of fun, crazy eyes, LOL Made me feel better already! Hugs Gay xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Thanks for the wonderful kitten photos. Your card looks great, love the image.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Hope your mum finds a way with her cats, they are cute, but.....
Your card looks great, love the touch of ribbon.

Lori said...

What a fun, cute card! Love that reindeer! Wow, that is a lot of cats - but they sure are sweet!

Suzanne C said...

That reindeer is too cute! Adorable!Love the pictures of your mom's cat family.

Tracy said...

LOL My uncle was the cat man for a while. He had about thirty and they were all wild too. They all started disappearing and we're not sure where to although we have a hunch that a bobcat that was spotted locally may have been the culprit.
Your little card is so cute! What a funny little fellow with his crooked eyes. LOL Great card for the challenge Linda! Hugs!

justine said...

wow all those cats! I do worry that I will be surrounded by cats in my old age! love all the shots you took of them.

Janna Werner said...

The cats are adorable, Linda! Beautiful animals. And your card is supersweet! Have a great day! Janna

lisa said...

I love this card Linda, and what a kind soul your Mom is!
So glad you had a good time!

Terry said...

I wish people would be responsible and spay/neuter their pets! Sadly the one's that are not reponsible are also the ones that dump pets! Oh well, that is where all my dogs have come from and it takes some time to gain their trust! Your Mom is a sweetheart to help!

Love your Ruddy!!! Such a sweet and adorable card! Have a great evening!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Those kitties are so cute! I am sorry your mom is having such a time with so many, though. What a mixed blessing.

Rudolph is a cutie! I don't know how to color big spaces either. let's hit the coloring class together. ;)

Heather Jensen said...

OMGoodness. I love cats, but that is too many for me. Good thing they have your mom to feed them. :)

Your card is just darling Linda.

Hugs~

yyam said...

Awesome card...too cute! :)

Those cats look so happy!

Lynn Stevens said...

All your photos are so beautiful!

and such a cute Christmas card teeheehee

papertrails leaver said...

totally adorable!