Our Billy has a lot of fans here and has featured in many of my blog posts. He really is as gorgeous a boy as he looks in all the photos. He is funny, gentle, so well behaved and such a wonderful cat to share our home with.
He has the freedom of outside and indoors and is very much a fair weather cat. With all the recent torrential rain he would much rather be indoors and his favourite place to sleep is on our green rocking chair. In fact I think we will have to call it Billy's chair as he does not like us sitting there at all.
He is such fun to watch.
Last month I had an email from one of my American artist blogging friends, Jane Tentas. Jane and I met via Illustration Friday...I have some really great ladies I through this; hello Michele, Linda, Shirley and Bethanie. They all create the most fabulous work and although we live thousands of miles away I count them as good friends.
Jane wrote to say how she loves seeing Billy in my blog posts and that as he is such a good model she had created a block print of him. This is the photo she used for inspiration which was on my blog a few months back.
He had a good sniff and a look.....
Then he decided to try to re create the pose ;0)
He then had a game of peek a boo.
He took a bow....
and after all that energetic work he decided it was time to settle down again and have a snooze.
So thank you Jane from Billy and me. We love his print and I am in the process of getting a frame so that it can sit on the bookcase above the green chair and look down at our Billy. What a wonderful place the blogging universe is!
So on to today's card challenge. This is slightly tongue in cheek as I know that cats do catch birds. Now our Billy is far too well fed to bother. He does occasionally watch them and he is good at shooing away some of the occasional pesky pigeons who try to invade my tiny garden.
I added some little gems to the centres of the flowers on the parcels. I used silver backing card and placed white and silver velum on top. I really like blue and silver as a colour scheme. I also used some pretty blue ribbon, blue pearls and one of my LOTV round sentiments.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges.
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes #118 Ribbons and Pearls
Joanna Sheen Flower Power
Make It Monday Link up party 87
Party Time Tuesday #66 two or more ribbons I not only have 2 ribbons on my card but ribbons in my stamped image too ;0)
Sunday's with Crissy Things with wings #29
Secret Crafter Cute and fluffy #183
Creative Craft Crew #9 ribbon
Just Tracey's Craft Challenge Anything goes
Today is the first day of May and here in the South East it has been a gorgeous blue sky and sunshine afternoon and is warming up nicely. We have had the most torrential rain for the last few weeks, especially over the weekend, and we have been told it has been the wettest April since records began. Some parts of the country are sadly now on flood alert while here in the South East we still have a hose pipe ban in force - the weather is really upside down.
Keep dry wherever you and let's hope we all start to see some more warm May weather soon.
Bye for now,
Jane (and Billy ;0)