No Peeking – 30 Day Christmas Cardmaking Challenge

There’s just something about the Christmas in the Making stamp set that makes me happy. The nostalgic images just bring a smile to my face and this particular image with the cat was perfect for our No Peeking day for the 30 Day Christmas Cardmaking Challenge.

The lady looks like she is holding that present well away from the cat who is giving it ‘the look’ and wants to just get into it. Coloured with Stampin’ Blends this image comes to life. For a muted background with a subtle pattern I used the Hello, Irresistible Designer Series Paper.

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The sentiment is from another retired stamp set, Oh What Fun and I just had to dig out the Cable Knit Embossing Folder as it just tied in with the whole scene.

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Thanks for stopping by and have a Blessed Sunday.

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Fab Friday 169 – True Love has Four Paws

Hello everyone,

My inspiration today is  a sketch challenge from the Fab Friday Challenge Blog and … wait for it…. International cat day. We have a rescue cat, Toulouse and she’s been with us 2 years now. 

Fab Friday 169 Sketch Challenge

I picked Smoky Slate as my base card and created a layer on top with the Button Button embossing folder. I chose this folder because it reminded me of Toulouse as sometimes she can be a bit nuts and loves to get in my box of ribbons and craft stuff. 

The cat was punched out of Rococo Rose Designer Series Paper.

Create a handmade card with a cat, easy to punch out

I die cut the circle and stamped the sentiment. Then I layered the gingham cat on top of the ribbon and felt border from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit. The cute felt flower around kitty’s neck is also from this kit which comes with several embellishments in Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry. 

Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit used to decorate Nine Lives card


  • Smoky Slate – 21cm x 14.8cm (scored in half), for scalloped circle
  • Whisper White – 9.5cm x 13.8cm
  • Rococo Rose DSP – for cat

Toulouse with the cat card

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