Friday 12 October 2018

Christmas cat

Shabneez is setting this week’s challenge over at Daring Cardmakers and she'd like to see pets featuring on our cards - cats, dogs, goldfish, guinea pigs... any domestic pet will do!

I’m playing for the first time at Retro Rubber too - the idea is to use stamps that are at least a year old. Challenge #rrcb97 is a tic tac toe; I’ve used the bottom row of the grid - animal, window, circles. The cat was one of my early stamp purchases (about 11 years ago) and the sentiment is even older!

I wanted the stone wall texture in the corners of the card but the folder wasn't wide enough to send it through the Big Shot and have it cover the whole width of the card front and use "diffusers" so I used a rubber mallet and did one corner at a time.

Festive Cat (Tanda Stamps, long since closed its doors - stamp is 11 or 12 years old)
MSE sentiment set

Bristol board

Memento markers (Lady Bug and Rich Cocoa)
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Chocolate)

Copic markers
Christmas Window die (Die’sire)
Dry stone wall embossing folder (Crafter’s Companion)
Confetti die (Mama Elephant)
Clear Wink of Stella pen
Gold gel pen
Corner Chomper
Misti (a great help in getting the cat in the right place!)
Pinflair glue gel
Rubber mallet!

Thanks for stopping by, we'd love to see you at Daring Cardmakers with your pet-themed cards!


Shabneez said...

Oh this is just so cute Joanne and a great use of old stash! Shabneez x

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh my gosh!! I love everything about your card, from the awesome brick embossed panel to the adorable little kitty, all decked up for Christmas, a beautiful, awesome take on our challenge.
Thank you for sharing this sweet card with us over at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play along again soon.

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely LOVE this card! That kitty peeking out the window with the festive hat and decorations behind him is awesome! Beautifully done! So happy that you’ve played along with the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog this week for the tic-tac-toe challenge! HUGS, *Vicki* (GDT)

Jan Clothier said...

Fabulous! I like the clever way you've used the elements in my tic-tac-toe challenge to make such a great Christmas card. The texture is a great detail and the cat is coloured so perfectly. Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber with this wonderful creation.

Debbie said...

love this card - that embossing folder is great - My first stamp = wooden block of 2 cats = still have it today ( 24/25 years old ! )and the ink pad and it still works xxx

Dotty Jo said...

Lovely card, Joanne, Jo x

LeAnne said...

This is just the cutest thing ever! Lovely image and great way to use our tic-tac-toe challenge! Your coloring is superb and you have great attention to detail...I'd have given up on the embossing, LOL! Thanks for playing with our challenge this week!

creative lady said...

Cute card! I love the little doggie sitting in the window! Great take on the challenge. Thanks for sharing with Retro Rubber.

Neva Cole said...

Lovely little Christmas card! The texture of the wall and window is great, and the cat is so much fun. Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber, come again soon!