Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Cats @ Craft Room Challenge

Hi everyone.......here we are with another challenge over at Craft Room Challenge. This fortnight it is Christi who is the host and she has chosen 'Cats' as her theme.
Please note that our challenge rules have changed and it is essential that they are followed if you want to be in with a chance of winning a prize from our sponsor 'The Stamp Man'

I adore cats and have two of my very own fur balls so this challenge theme was right up my street :-) It was also a chance to play with some stamps that I have had in my stash for absolute ages.
 Once again I used up some of my leftover paper scraps to create the background. Distressing the edges and applying Distress Inks in Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.
Some paws were stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed....................even after all these years I still love to watch the embossing powders melt.

Scattered Straw Distress Ink was applied to my craft mat and then I took my Ranger TH Water Brush to create a watercolour effect on the cats towel. Some Fired Brick was then lightly applied around the  background, before inking Walnut Stain around the edges to give definition. The eyes were coloured  using  Distress Marker. ( Tumbled Glass)
The words were also part of the stamp set  and were inked with Potting Soil Archival Ink.
This really is a fun card and I just love this little chap, who is clearly quite miffed at having been given a bath.
The sentiment around him says ' What Part of Cats Don't Like Water Didn't You Understand ?'

For more inspiration from my fabulous DT Roomies please click HERE 

Another of my favourite challenge blogs 'Fashionable Stamping Challenge' is looking for entries that 'Make Us Laugh' and I certainly had that in mind whilst making this DT piece. This gorgeous guy certainly makes me laugh as his expression and the sentiment are perfectly matched :-) 

Thank You for visiting and I shall pop in to your blogs soon x  As I have been away  from home for 5 days, meeting up with friends and family, I have quite a bit of catching up to do.

Take Care and Crafty Hugs xx
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28 comments:

  1. SO TRUE - as one who is the slave to five, I can totally relate to your sentiment. I adore those embossed paws! ~ Christi

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  2. Oh Annie, what a fun and creative make! LOVE the gilded paws!!

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  3. Oooooh thanks for the heads up on the challenge! I am a bit of a cat lover too, so may have to see what I can do for this one. Love how you have merged cute and vintage! Nikki xx

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  4. Oh that's fantastic Annie! I'm more of a dog person but this really made me smile :) Jenny x

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  5. Love your cat card Annie, Annette x

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  6. Oh Annie this is so cute! I adore that cat and the wonderful sentiment running up the side and the two others are so perfect. This really made me smile today - thank you! Hugs, Anne xx

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  7. fabulous project as always Annie...love that adorable kitty kat image...was thinking of you last night as I tucked in to the very last slice of your gorgeous cake...hugs kath xxx

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  8. Love your Cat creation Annie. The warm colours and the fabulous stamps are fantastic. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Mum xxxx

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  9. Super fun card, love the words, so true.
    Yvonne x

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  10. this is lovely Annie - I had a good chuckle at this!! Big Hugs rachel xx

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  11. Annie this is a real pleasure of a card. Love the humour it portrays and so different from your usual style of work. Gorgeous x x

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  12. Brilliant! Love the card and it certainly did make me smile! Chrisx

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  13. Fabulous card! Love that adorable image and the way you've watercolored it. The embossed paw prints are the perfect addition.

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  14. What a fun card! Love the cat and the sentiments! Hugs, Sandra

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  15. Hi Annie - what a fun card, such a cute little cat and fun quotes :-) xx

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  16. Just the cutest cat card Annie, love the gold paw prints :-) Debi xx

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  17. This is just so super cool, cat card pure brilliant hun I love it hugs cheryl xxx

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  18. Oh those paws and love the sentiment....so fun!!!

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  19. what a beautiful funny card!! Thanks so much for playing with us at FSC. Kerstin

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  20. love your card and the words are so true!!!

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  21. What a lovely fun image and great project. Love the embossed paws! :)

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  22. Hi Annie, a great card, such a fab image and quote, and those gold paws - fabulous.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril xx

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  23. Annie
    I am ashamed that I missed this post .... such great fun but there is also a lovely elegance to your card.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  24. A brilliant card Annie, I love the cat image and the great quote.
    xxx Hazel.

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  25. Love that cat image fab card again XOXO Zoe

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  26. This card certainly made me laugh. Great DT piece. Love the image!!! And those embossed cat paws are so adorable. Thanks for sharing this with us Annie!! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  27. What a cutie - and how true are those words?! Another great card, Annie.
    Alison xx

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