Tuesday 5 June 2012

A Cat's Pause - a snippet card

Hello Everyone

Two posts in one day ... and all because the weather has changed ... we have gone from sunny and bright to dull and rainy in a few short hours. I'm consoling myself with the thought that the garden needed it :)

In the meantime, I've been happily crafting away in the warmth of the craft space and here's what I been up to.

When I first saw this stamp I had to have it because the image is so much like,The Boss. She has a tortoiseshell coat too, so I just had to have it.

That was some time last year. Sadly, it wasn't until I was putting together the At Home in the Garden layout, as seen in my earlier post today, that this seriously neglected stamp was inked up for the first time. And, of course, I liked it so much I just had to ink it up again, 'toot sweet', and this time I thought I'd give it a central spot on a card.

I've used up quite a few snippets in the course of putting this card together. The image is stamped on to the last remnants of some HOTP 8"x8"cardstock bought years ago - only one whole sheet left from a 24 sheet pack ... great vintage colours so I'm going to miss it when it's all done. I used a spellbinders label die for the topper, inked around the edge with some Tim Holtz DI, then traced around the outer edge to make the mat for it.

The card base is a lovely printed cardstock from Kanban - you can see it better in this shot of the back of the card.

Materials used:
  • Kanban Background Card, Carnival - Gold
  • Walking Cat stamp by Craftfairy.co.uk - stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa, edges distressed with Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy DI
  • Hot Of The Press Textured Cardstock for Retro cut with Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Five
  • Smooth white cardstock embossed with Darice Scrolls Background folder
  • Cosmo Cricket Earth Love Borders - flower border
  • The flower was one from Wild Orchid Crafts enclosed with an order as a thank you ... really nice of them to do that :) I just added some yellow Stickles and an orange Candi 
  • Craftworks Candi - Oranges and Lemons
  • Ribbon and lace left overs from stash 
Using leftovers and snippets means that I'll be submitting this card into Di's Crafty Snippets Challenge #23 - though I'm not sure how she feels about a cat let loose in the playground.

And with Di's encouragement I'm entering the card for the St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge too - the theme this month is to feature furry animals.

After all the excitement of the weekend Jubilee celebrations, I've had enough lounging about in front of the television. The enjoyment of the endless news coverage has worn a tad thin and I'm only too happy to escape to my craft room - and to the peace of BBC radio 4.

Wishing you all well and hopefully I'll see some of you tomorrow on WOYWW.

Happy Crafting,


Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

What a lovely card Elizabeth! That image of the cat is so sweet and the colours are lovely. Terrific design! xx

Bernie said...

Hi Elizabeth, I'm here trying to play catch up while I have Internet service. What a lovely card, fabulous colors, papers and design. That image reminds me of a cat we had when I was a child. I loved your in the garden page. What a beautiful garden and wonderful photos.

Rita said...

I love that image Elizabeth, just the cute way the cat has turned round, as if to say "Whats all the Fuss about." The colours are very complimentary to the image as well. Like you I have never watched as much tv for a long while. Hugs Rita xxx

Sandra H said...

Elizabeth, Your card is so beautiful and what an adorable stamp it was worth staying in doors to produce such a beautiful card its gorgeous:)x

debby4000 said...

Beautiful card.

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Eluzabeth such a cute image
Thank you jor joining in our challenge over at St Luke's


Mrs A. said...

My very first cat years and years ago looked just lik that. bis name was Dodo. Hugs Mrs A.

Jackie said...

Lovely card Elizabeth, beautiful colour combo :o)
Jackie xx

Marie-Louise said...

A lovely card Elizabeth.

coops said...

so stunning elizbeth.your colours are gorgeous and i love the sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Tara Cardwell said...

Thanks so much for linking this up to our challenge at St Luke's - your adorable cat image is just perfect for this months furry challenge. I can see why you want to stamp this image up again so quickly - it's a gorgeous card.

Lynne said...

Super card Elizabeth. Love your cool cat. Thanks for joining us at St Lukes this month.
Lynne xxx

Susan said...

Very lovely card!

Di said...

Gorgeous card Elizabeth - sorry I missed commenting earlier, life is manic and am really pushing it to do the roll call right now.

Love how the colours go together so well with the lovely image - and great to see you joining in the St Luke's Challenge.


Sarn said...

Lovely snippet cards. xxx

Hettie said...

I tort I saw a Puddy Cat! Very pretty card there and now I will pop over to see the layout.
Hope Kitty is a nice kitty and wont be spooked by us all in the playground.

Amanda said...

That cat is definitely eyeing something behind it, love this image and it reminds me of the cat my family had when I was little, she was the boss too. And wow using the last sheet of a paper pad is amazing, never managed that myself yet lol. Hugs, Amanda x

Cathy said...

Great card. I love the papers that you have chosen, the great embossing, and the awesome image. I love it....

Deborah Frings said...

Your card is lovely - there is a real feeling of warmth here. I love the image. Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge.