Pretty Card, Naughty Cat!

WOYWW 311: What’s On My Work Desk This Week?

Today’s post is dedicated to all of you who craft with cats.

Normally, I love to create with Magellan by my side, but today, he proved to be more a hindrance than a help!

One of the items that I have sitting on my desk is the large jar filled with crafting flowers that you can see in the photographs of today’s card.

Today, Magellan was present when I opened the jar to pick out a few blooms for my card and he was totally enthralled by what he found inside.

He thought that each flower represented a multi-colored gourmet cat treat that he could not wait to scoop out and sample!

In the blink of an eye – Magellan proceeded to hunt paw-picked flowers from my beautiful mixed media floral garden and turn the blossoms into slimy, saliva-laced choking hazards – not once… not twice… but three times in rapid succession!

Oh, what a Naughty Boy my Magellan was!

He tested my dexterity and reflexes as I grabbed him to pull each and every floral delicacy out of his mouth!

It seemed like every time I turned my back for a second to do something – he managed to find another blossom to munch on!

And then – when I finally got the flower situation under control – I caught him merrily rolling my ric rac ribbon across my desk as a prelude to his next snack!

Finally – for his safety and my peace of mind – I gave Magellan a “time out” and escorted him to the hallway. This did not please him at all.

How many of you recognize this look – the intense glare of a displeased cat who is simultaneously plotting his revenge while giving you the stink eye?

Anyway – without further ado – I present you with today’s card – created from my now famous bag of scraps with a little distressing and a few embellishments added for good measure!

The beautiful sentiment reads:

May the long time sun shine upon you,
All love surround you,
And the pure light within you guide your way home.

Now it’s your turn to share your creations with us! What have you created or acquired this week? Whether you’re showing off your desk, your latest acquisitions, or your latest creation – be sure to share it with our creative community at one of our weekly parties as well!

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Have an inspiring week and thanks for stopping by!

What Are the Crafty Cats Up To This Week?

Magellan Sees A Squirrel

Flower hunting was just one of Magellan’s many adventures this week – he and Tsunami also had a grand time hunting squirrels!

You can read all about it – and see some pretty cool photos – at this week’s Wordless Wednesday Party –and, while you’re there, be sure to share a photo or two of your own!

Creative Art Challenges

Need to jump-start your creativity? Wondering what inspired me this week? Check out this week’s list of Creative Art Challenges! They are organized alphabetically under Theme or Anything Goes!

Theme Challenges

Monday Mood Board 10

Incorporated flowers & colors from the floral images; quote reflects mood in the large photo.

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  1. Michelle N. says:

    What a beautiful sentiment for your lovely card-I’m so glad you joined us at Aloha Friday’s In the Garden challenge!

  2. Ah, yes, an amusing tale now but not so much at the time, I’m sure. 🙂 Thanks for sharing. What a beautiful card!

  3. anne bente says:

    wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

  4. Wendy L says:

    Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xx

  5. céline says:

    cute card
    thanks for playing with us at di’s digi

  6. Beth Brovold says:

    Well that sure was a FUN read!! So glad that you were able to salvage your beautiful card…thank you for sharing it with us at Fussy and Fancy!! Good luck!
    Take care,

  7. Bunny says:

    Lovely sentiment and card. Naughty cat, indeed. Watch out for the revenge……..LOL. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  8. Rene says:

    Lovely card! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Stamp and Create! Good luck,

  9. Robin says:

    Cats can be stinkers sometimes! I’m glad to hear that Magellan didn’t end up hurting himself with any of those lovely “snacks.” My kitties like to attack my creative projects too. I have seen that stink-eye look before as well.

  10. Laughing so hard after reading about Magellan and the flowers. His antics remind me so much of Allistair! And the stink eye…know THAT revengeful look for sure. BTW, the card truly is pretty! Diane #27

    • So glad you enjoyed the story of my very naughty kitty cat – laughter is good for the soul!
      For the record, the flowers on the card were NOT in Magellan’s mouth! 🙂

  11. DIANA L. says:

    Beautiful card Ramona, kitties are so much fun. Thank you for joining my DL.ART MAY LINKY CHALLENGE. Have a blessed day, DIANA L.

  12. Mummylade says:

    Gorgeous creation and you have a lovely cat 🙂
    Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge!

  13. Okay, confession: we three woulda done the same thing. Those are such cool TOYS you set out on the workbench!!!

  14. Maria Pilar says:

    Sweet card!!! Thanks for joining us at Retarte Challenge. Good luck!!!!

  15. Kim says:

    What a cute tale. I don’t have cats, but I think this story is still quite funny. Thanks for sharing your card in our challenge at Mema’s Crafts.

    • So glad you enjoyed my cat tale Kim – don’t let this dissuade you from getting a cat – most days Magellan is a joy but like all of us, he has his moments! 🙂

  16. Wendy Batchen says:

    Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

  17. Amy says:

    Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Crafting from the Heart, good luck!!! Amy DT

  18. Jackie T says:

    Hi your card is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Hugs Jackie DT

  19. chris says:

    Lovely card, love the colours. Your kitty is so cute xx thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

  20. Hillary H says:

    Very pretty! Love the sentiment! Very pretty! Love the flowers! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too!

  21. Dionne says:

    Pretty card and lovely sentiment. Thank you for playing along with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  22. Elisabete says:

    Pretty card!! Thanks for joining KKS wonderful Wednesday challenge!

  23. Wedgie says:

    Very pretty card!
    Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  24. Magellan, it sounds as if you keep your human on her toes.

  25. Jackie says:

    This is a gorgeous card. I like the pictures of your cat. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore May Challenge – Anything Goes. Hugs Jackie

  26. Smiling and nodding! The trials and tribulations of crafting with cats for company. Happy Pink Saturday to you all. Lovely card.

  27. Amazing!! Love this <3 Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    EnjoyScrappin2 {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  28. Sara S. says:

    Lovely card, and adorable cat! Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Please come visit us again!

  29. Summer says:

    MOL! I totally relate to Magellan – those flowers look like so much fun! Clearly they are toys. The only things my human crafts tend to be on the computer, so she is nowhere near as much fun.

    • Ah, Summer, but you have a whole collection of Championship Ribbons (congratulations to you on your much-deserved wins!)
      We cannot help but wonder… have you ever been tempted to play with them or munch on them?

  30. I definitely recognize that look on Magellan’s face

  31. Ellen Pilch says:

    Good thing you are so cute Magellan to make up for the naughty. I am glad your Mom saved you from eating something bad for you. Please visit us, we are having a giveaway.

    • My Mom tries SO hard to keep me out of trouble – but I really DO give her a run for the money!
      Hmmm… – is THAT why she is always SO exhausted?
      Maybe I’ll try to be good for a day.
      Thanks for the heads up on the giveaway – I’m sure that once Mom hears the news she will be SO THERE! 🙂

  32. Annabelle says:

    Great selfies!
    Annabelle,Boo,Ping, and Mr Jinx

  33. Ema says:

    We’re moving on Wednesday! I hope you’ve had a chance to visit the new blog and become a follower. If you haven’t had a chance yet, remember, it is a requirement to claim prizes at IDCB. If you have, thank you so much for your support and thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

    • Thanks for the reminder Ema – I have to update the links once you officially go live but I DID visit the new blog and am following – look forward to catching up with you this weeks!

  34. Rorybore says:

    oh yes, I recognize that stink eye look. I normally get it when our Cashew tries to munch my house plants! I don’t know why they look so tasty.
    beautiful card, and I love the sentiment.

    • It has been SO long since I’ve had fresh plants and flowers in my home due to those naughty, “we put everything in our mouths that you bring into OUR home cats”… – too hard to keep up with what’s a clear and present danger and what’s not – best to just assume that if it comes in the door, there is a high likelihood that it will be sampled and proceed form there…

      But oh, I’m glad to hear that I’m not the only one who gets the stink eye every now and then!

  35. Danielle Vincent says:

    LOL – I could just see this as you described it! Those flowers do look very yummy on this card no wonder Magellan wanted to taste them. Maybe Magellan was a crafter in a previous life and just couldn’t help himself – hehehe. Sounds like the time out was your best solution or you may not have finished this beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Kraftin’ Kimmie this week!

  36. We really love the song Ong Namo, Granny was just singing it this morning. You made such a beautiful card of the words. Purrfectly done! So is the Selfie of Magellan 🙂 Pawkisses 🙂 <3

  37. Elizabeth H says:

    What a pretty card and the sentiment is just perfect!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  38. Your card is so lovely! Also I loved hearing about your kitty cat companion 🙂

  39. Susan Carol says:

    What a gorgeous card and beautiful verse.

  40. Thanks for entering your creation into our hcallenge at Crafty Time. I love the sentiment you have used – I am a great one for using quotes and sentiments on my cards! Good luck. Christine DT

  41. Mum has the same trouble with her sewing machine and fabric scraps!!

  42. I know exactly what you mean! I had two cats (one now) and whenever I would bring laminated stuff home to cut out for my class, my cats would drive me crazy swatting it as I cut. I always had to lock them in the bedroom until I was done. They certainly are entertaining though, aren’t they?

    I’m so glad you linked up with #ShareTheWealthSunday!


  43. Diane Hover says:

    Looks as though you had a lot of help (wanted or not) with the creation of your lovely card! Very pretty!! Thank you for joining us at “Fussy and Fancy” for our “Lavender and Yellow” challenge!
    Diane FAF DT

  44. PLISSA ADD says:

    Linda tarjeta!! Muchas gracias por participar con nosotras en Retarte de Stampartpapel…feliz semana!

  45. That pesky Magellan! Of course, he would be like, “I’m just being a cat, Mom.” 🙂

    No crafting right now on my end, but Arya has her ways. For instance, I’m reading and have the bookmark lying on my chest and she gets up on my lap with the pretense that she has just come to roost…and then proceeds to pounce on the bookmark, tassel in mouth. She’s so sneaky!

  46. Tracy says:

    What a cute card!! I hope your cat learned from his time out. So glad you could join in my Monday Mood Board!

  47. What a cute card and yes, a naughty cat indeed. Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup. Pinning to our linkup board and hope you found some great posts to visit this week!

  48. Awesome Creation… turned out very nice.
    Thanks for playing along with Scrapbook Blessings Club
    ♥ Scrapbook Blessings Club DT ♥


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