Saturday, 18 May 2013

Feline peckish with Storybook Friends

It was such a busy week last week that I had to have a lie-in this morning to get my strength back and, when I did finally surface, I ignored the hoovering and the washing up (hoping someone else might do it!) and checked out some challenges - aren't I the rebel today?! Less is More would like to see Cats and Dogs; stamping on designer paper is the order of the day at CASual Fridays; and there's a birthday card challenge at Addicted to CAS. Come and see how I combined them:

Card made with Storybook Friends from Stampin' Up

Stampin' Up's Patterns designer paper stacks are subtle enough to behave as 'white' space. I stamped the cute little cat from Storybook Friends onto this striped design and then again on a white banner so that I could make the tail appear to drape over it. Let's zoom in a bit so you can see:

The cat from Storybook Friends by Stampin' Up

A circle of piercing and a line of Island Indigo under the sentiment add detail and I gave that naughty cat a butterfly to bat at - but rest assured no butterflies were harmed in the making of this card! My own cat, Tuppence, is a fiend for eating small flying creatures and actually ate a wasp the other day. I panicked all afternoon but she didn't appear to suffer any adverse reaction!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Storybook Friends, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo in marker form
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Other: Patterns designer paper stack in Subtles, Essentials paper-piercing pack and tool, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings embosslits die, stamp-a-majig
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When my children were small they all enjoyed the Beatrix Potter books and definitely identified with her naughty mice, cheeky squirrels, bold cats and foolhardy rabbits! One of our favourites was the Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher and they would always squeal with delighted horror when the frog says: "I will eat a butterfly sandwich and wait till the shower is over". I still say that now if it's raining and I want to go out, although naturally I've never actually eaten one!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend,
PS. No-one did the washing up and hoovering of course - better do it now!

28 comments:

  1. fabulous card vicky.. though Chrissie may tell you off for lack of white space i love the stamping on the DP...

    jen xxx
    "Less iS More"

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  2. Simply precious. Love it.
    Lynn

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  3. Absolutely charming. His little tail on the banner is so cute - and the pop of Coral is perfect!

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  4. Oh this is gorgeous Vicky! No entry from me this week as I don't own any cat or dog stamps and not enough time to create something - maybe later :0)
    Have a great weekend
    M x

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  5. Great card Vicky... I've tasted fried grasshoppers in Mexico, (needed copious amount of tequila to wash them down) but I don't fancy butterflies!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  6. Lovely card Vicky, love that BP:)
    Val x

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  7. Very sweet card, Vicky. The little kitty looks great stamped on the DP, just lovely. Thank you for joining us at ATCAS.

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  8. So adorable Vicky, I love his little swishy tail!

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  9. Gorgeous Vicky, love how the tail drapes over the banner.

    Nobody would do my washing up or hoovering either! I don't mind hoovering but I really hate dusting!!

    Kat xx

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  10. FAB card Vicky, love the circle of piercing too

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  11. What a pretty puss Vicky, mine's in disgrace. Lovely choice of colours too.

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  12. This is great Vicky xx Jan

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  13. I love your patterned background and the cat and butterfly are adorable! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

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  14. Love this Vicky-Its little Tuppence on a card !
    Fabulous layout i love the kitty stamp and the placement of your little butterfly is perfect !
    Nessa xxx

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  15. Ahh, this is adorable,
    Linby x

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  16. So SUPER cute!!!!! Love your creativity!

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  17. Gorgeous - clever way to combine the challenges too. Tara x

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  18. This little kitty is so adorable! Thanks for joining in at Addicted to CAS!

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  19. Adorable card - it's all in the detail!
    Are you surprised no one did the jobs? I would be shocked if my children volunteered to do anything! x x

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  20. You've not got them very well trained have you!! :0)
    Your little kitty is having fun... even if the butterfly isn't!!
    Such a cute card and I love the pierced circle.
    Jenny x

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  21. This is very cute! Love how the tail goes down onto the sentiment banner! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  22. Love your stamping Vicky and the extra details of the wrapped tail, piercing and bright little butterfly are adorable. Nope I have no little helper elves either. I got them to tidy their rooms on Sunday. My daughter filled 3 carrier bags and her room is still a mess as if she had never been in it. How is that? My son look quizzical when I handed him a duster! x

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  23. I love how you stamped right on the DSP and colored it in! You are right...it looks as good as using white! Thanks for playing at ATCAS. :)

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  24. Aw what a really sweet image and so true to life ! x

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  25. Great card again Vicky, love that cute kitty.I got all my 3 to do housework 'jobs' when they were growing up. They hated it of course, esp. when I asked my son to clean the toilets lol. But now they are all grown up they said it did them good and they are great at cleaning now. MY DIL's are esp. grateful lol!! :) Viv xx

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  26. Fabulous as always Vicky. Love your cats tail dangling over the sentiment.
    Lynne xxx

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  27. Love everything about this card, so well done! Thanks so much for joining CAS-ual Fridays this week, Vicky!

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  28. Great card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/05/52-card-pickup-221.html

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x