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Natalie's Story.

Did I mention we were getting a cat?

I first saw her at the rescue center back in April. I fell in love with her then, but we weren't really ready for a cat so we left the store without her, but she kept playing on my mind. She had a beautiful face and sat so calmly in her little box. I popped into the store on my way home from work to have another look at her. My heart dropped when I saw her cage was empty. There was no one from the rescue center to ask so I left presuming the little white and tabby cat had found a new home.

Then two weeks ago Joshua and I were passing the time of day in the pet store. We looked at the yapping dogs and then the snakes and then Joshua wanted to see the fish. As we walked past the cat rescue center there was the little white and tabby cat!!! The same one? Yes, yes, that was definately the same cat! I asked Kim the rescue center how long she had been there and she said a long time probably since April or May. Yes, it was the same cat! Of course, I took it as a sign! lol I called Carl and took lots of pictures with my phone and told Kim I would be back for her in two weeks.

We went on vacation to Mexico and our dinner conversation was always about Natalie and how we would look after her.

So finally the big day comes and we go off to the pet store to collect Natalie. When I ask if there is anything I need to know I was surprised when Mike told me she was a spitfire and regularly takes swipes and she needed a firm hand! Were we talking about the same cat? The calm, elegant cat I saw through the perspex glass? The rescue center told me not to expect too much from her for the first two weeks. That she'd probably sit under the sofa for the first couple of weeks only coming out for food. Joshua heard all of this and still wanted to take her home - so we did.

As I'm typing this the next morning Natalie is playing with Joshua on the rug in front of me after sleeping most of the night on Carl's head. Yep, I know we said she wouldn't let her in the bedrooms... lol

At the moment she is the cutest, most loving cat anyone could ask for...

Back from Vacation!

Did you miss me? I certainly missed my internet connection and online friends. BUT I did have a lovely time away from the computer and feel recharged and ready to go which is just as well really as I have a lot to do!

Before leaving for vacation I signed up on a whim for Suzi Blu's La Sirena online workshop. The forum has only been open for a few days but already it looks like lots of fun and I'm looking forward to collecting my mixed media mermaid materials over the weekend!

If you feel like getting creative on a fishy mermaid theme check out Suzi's ning site. I really love her energy and enthusiasim. Her artwork examples are beautiful in a primative, childlike way that makes you feel that just maybe you too could pick up some art materials and make something pretty too. Check her out HERE!


Did I tell you my DS has a new favourite word?

I don't mind too much. It's only when it's used in front of the word 'head' that it bothers me! lol
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Sunday Postcard Art - Houses

This week's theme at Sunday Postcard Art is houses and I just love art with houses so I couldn't resist making this card with CrowAbout Studio designs.

Full credits can be found HERE

Collage Play with CrowAbout Studios #88

Today I joined in with a new challenge - Collage Play with CrowAbout Studios.
If you would like to learn more and join in go HERE

Here's my piece

Full credits can be found HERE

Thank you for looking!

Transformation Deck Challenge

Finally I got my card done.

See you over at Deviant Scrap if you feel like playing!

Thank you for looking!

Everything by Holliewood Studios available at Deviant Scrap

Transformation Deck Challenge

I am super excited to announce that Evelyn's Transformation Deck Challenge based on the book Creative Awakenings by Sheri Gaynor has a new home over at DeviantScrap!

The August prompt can be found here.

And as a sweetner the lovely Hollie is providing a kit of choice to one lucky random participant.

Of course, I should now be showing you an example but Edeena was so swift at moving the challenge that she took me completely by surprise. I am eager to get scrapping tho and will be back with my card as soon as possible.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this month's prompt 'Create a New Story'.




I guess July has been a time for reflection, rethinking and regrouping for many people.
Unfortunately, Marsha of Tumble Fish Studio is no longer designing and has already closed her store at Deviant Scrap. I will miss her wonderful designs.

However, it's not all bad news - Sherrie JD has a brand new store over at Deivant Scrap and is having a sale to celebrate. Get 25% off all her designs in the store all week long - yay! We do love a good sale.