Curious Cat

Good Evening! Hope you are having a good week so far.

Jane Tyrrell is here on the blog today with a fantastic card…

I am here to share my weekly Design Team project for Visible Image stamps. This week I am sharing a make inspired by my sweetest cat Billy. He has shared our home for nearly 10 years now and is just the dearest, most gentle cat you could meet.  In the winter you will find him on his favourite green chair.



He is very timid of strangers and never really strays further than our back garden in the summer.



 and he likes to sit on the veranda of my garden studio



One thing all cats love are boxes and yes Billy has his own one where he often takes a cat nap when it’s a bit chilly.




My make today uses the brilliant Curious Cats set of stamps..





and yes his box influenced my make.. here it is…




I made an inky background using distress ink and then stamped “Billy’s” face. I coloured his eyes and nose with a gel pen. I added glossy accents to his eyes and nose to give them real cat like sparkle.

I cut a piece of cardboard packaging to make the surround and stamped the sentiment and paw prints which come in this set.  I cut a hole and then slits in the cardboard and then folded them back and stuck them down to form flaps.



Here are some close ups..




Below is a side view to show the texture and a peep at the inside…




ha ha….Billy in the dark? I used white embossing powder for this..




and one last shot..




This is such a fab set of stamps!


And one final photo to make you smile…yes Billy got in on the act as I took my photos…



such a funny boy and yes he even loves light boxes!




Thanks for stopping by and for all your very kind comments you take the time to leave me. The sunshine returned last week and Billy and I are loved it. We have even managed some cuppas in the garden.



However there are threats that the Beast might be back for a 3rd visit next weekend… I really hope not as that it a very special weekend for me and I have plans!


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x




LOVE this card Jane… such a fantastic idea to have the cat peaking out!
Thank you ♡

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.



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Enjoy your evening.

Mark & Helen xx




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