Wednesday, 15 May 2013

You are purrrrrrrrfect

The theme at Cuttlebug Mania this week is to use a cat or cats on you project. Now as you might imagine I have lots of cat stamps so it was a difficult choice which one to use. I've been looking for a nice paw print embossing folder but I've only found a border one or one with bones on too so I decided to make my own. I've used scraps of white card and my EK Success paw border punch and a fine pair of tweezers

I used this section of punched card to line up the paws putting dots of glue into alternate paws

 It took a bit of time as the paws are quite small but I was quite pleased with the result

This is the embossing sheet

and this is the resulting embossing

The embossing isn't deep (I've used two layers of the paws so I may add another later) but it does show up.

Once I'd sorted the background I looked up and saw this Memory Box cat die so decided to go with that instead of a stamp. I've also use a Marianne Birdhouse die and stamp set and a bird die which is also by Memory Box. I wasn't sure what colour to do the birdhouse and when I looked through my scraps I found one of the cuff things that go on the bottom of takeaway hot drinks and thought it would be perfect

It's finished off with a sentiment by Wild Rose Studio. I'm also entering this into the Snippets Playground at  Pixie's Crafty Workshop

We're lucky that Buddy doesn't seem to be interested in all the birds that we get in the garden but he does spend hours sat on the compost bin watching mice in the woodshed. I took this from my craft room window this afternoon


  1. I thought of you when I saw this challenge. :-) The card is great and well done on the embossing. It looks fab. Wouldn't have the patience. Callyx

  2. Oh my giddy aunt! You just have to take the prize for teeny little snippets patience this week :) Fabulous embossing result and a lovely card.

    Hugs, Di xx

  3. Fantastic embossing! fantastic scene and the sentiment is purrfect :) Cathy x

  4. so stunning kim.fantastic scene and I love your embossing ;D

    xx coops xx

  5. I'm with Di on this . . . fab results. xxx

  6. Oh lovely, what a great card. Thank you for joining in with our Purrfect challenge at Cuttlebug Mania this week.

  7. WOW, kudos for making your own embossing folder!!! Your card turned out great, thanks for joining the You Are Purrrrrfect Challenge at Cuttlebug Mania.

  8. You are so clever!! making your own folder!!!

    Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs