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


  1. It made me smile too, brilliant combination of stamps and words. (I remember buying craft things, usually in the sale in Lakeland too). Thanks for taking part in my challenge week at Allsorts challenge. Lynn x

  2. That is so funny, great tag. I saw your comment over at mine, lucky you to have a week in Tigne. I do know the area around Val Claret the car park is across the road from Le Diva hotel. We usually stay at Le Paqui at Le lac. Our friends work in Tigne during the season but have come home to see her mother at the moment. Hoping we might get away next year, you never know. Have a lovely week. Angela xXx

  3. Such a cute tag, the look on the cat's face is too funny, so perfect for the sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge!

  4. J'adore !!!! Ton tag est génial !! :D Très beau fond aussi, mixed media et un peu grunge (chouette ! :D) mais en délicatesse et élégance bien sûr... j'aime aussi le choix parfait de ton petit morceau de masking tape en bas à droite. Vraiment superbe !

  5. I love this Christine, you can always rely on the Snarkies to come to the rescue! Take care and have a very happy week, Sue xx

  6. Haha! So good, Christine! Love it!
    Have a good week!
    Evelyn xxx

  7. I LOVE the caption to this. It's made me laugh aloud twice now xxx

  8. The text with one of the Snarkies is just awesome!!! Great background too!!! xx