' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Cats at play

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


  1. Until I read your post I would have totally forgotten that Lakeland ventured into craft at one point as did Dunelm from memory, you covered the theme perfect and with a nice vintage slant.

    B x

  2. Great cat card ! Have a lovely May ! Corrie x

  3. Such fun journaling! Those stamps look fabulous with the fun quote - perfect 😀. Happy May! Hugs Jo x

  4. I love that reversed quote, it's so much fun!!! The cats are so cute!!! Have a nice May!!! xx

  5. I like the role reversal, that's a lot of feline fun going on xx

  6. Wonderful project. I had no idea Lakeland did craft at some stage!

  7. Fabulous card Christine - love it! I too had forgotten about Lakelands foray into crafts - I used to love going up their for the January sale - just for the crafts stuff! Big hugs Rachel x

  8. This is fab Christine, it's always good to rediscover an old stamp set. Take care and have a very happy month, Sue xx

  9. Fabulous card, Christine! I really like these stamps, good to get a theme like this to find those treasures again!
    Happy May!
    Evelyn xxx

  10. Such fun Christine I'm so glad you found your cats to help you! Happy May, hugs xx