' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: May 2022

Thursday 5 May 2022

Cats aren't just for Christmas

For my previous inspiration make for the May  Country View Challenge, on the theme of Cats & Dogs, I used a very old set bought in Lakeland when they sold crafts items (I still rue the day they stopped!). But now I was in a quandary... what else could I possibly use for the theme?!
Well... Snarky Christmas cat to the rescue!

The background of the tag is a Gelli printed paper with layers of DecoArt Mixed Media fluid acrylics.
I stencilled some bricks (Tim Holtz Mini Stencil Set #43) on the right with a mixture of Cosmic Shimmer Multi-Tex, glue and Distress Oxide re-inker in Salvaged Patina. On the left I used the Tim Holtz Mini Stencil Set #28.

I stamped and paper pieced the cat from the Snarky Cat Christmas set (CMS416) without its distinctive Christmas hat and the ribbon knot on the box.
The sentiment is from the Snarky Cat Halloween set (CMS407) layered onto some of the AALL & Create Washi Tape #13 - Fasteners, which I also added below right.

And of course the dog from a Paper Dolls pack! Not sure this particular canine is that menacing but, the scene still made me smile...

Over to you now, have a look at what the DT made on the Country View Challenge blog and link up your project to the challenge for the chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop.

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield    I am entering the PaperbabeAllsorts ans SSS Monday challenges

Sunday 1 May 2022

Cats at play

Today I have an inspiration make for our new Country View Challenge, hosted by Rachel 
who chose Cats and/or dogs as the theme. 
I was a bit worried about what to do as I don't have pets related stash but I had forgotten
 a very old Lakeland set and decided to give it a bit of love... 

The background is Distressed inks with added stamping (Kaisercraft texture clear stamps: Perfume and Botanical) and stencilling (Imagination Crafts MA-24). 
I stamped all the images in the set in Versafine black ink. 

There is no reference on the Lakeland set but I think I saw the very same images in a set by Artemio, also many moons ago. 
Finally I added my journaling, a reverse pun on the proverb, as I was thinking if the cats did their job and the mice have gone away they have earned some play time! 
And yes, in the name of artistic license, I took liberties with the grammar... ! 

Over to you now, you have plenty of time to make something with Cats and/or Dogs and link up your project to the Country View Challenge blog for the chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop.

Thanks for coming by,
 Craftyfield     I am entering the Paperbabe and SSS Wednesday challenges