Monday 8 March 2021

Love from the kitty cats

Hello, crafting friends!

When is a Christmas card NOT a Christmas card? When it's a Hello card of course!

For this card I used a Christmas stamp set called Sing It's Christmas by Clearly Besotted. These adorable little puss cats normally wear santa hats and hold hymn books but, using a stamp platform and carefully inking up selected parts of the stamp with a marker, I was able to dispense with those! I doodled in hearts where those hymn books had been and carefully joined up the lines where the missing hats had left gaps.

The kitties were given little pink ears and noses and I added some black and white stripes. The hearts were coloured with bright pops of colour. I added a sentiment and trimmed the panel with one of my favourite stitched rectangle dies from Heffy Doodle before attaching it to a card base with dimensional pads. I stamped one of the kits again, fussy cut him and popped him up in front for extra interest.

The starting point for this card was the inspiration pic at Inspired By so I'm linking up there; Just Us Girls' theme this week is Animals so I'm joining in there too; As You Like It wants us to show our favourite card to send and why. Mine, at the moment at least, are hello or missing you cards as they really help to connect us all, and lots of people have told me how special it feels to get an actual card through the post.

Eva has been sitting on the sofa beside me as I type this post and I've turned the screen away so that she can't see how I'm celebrating felines in this treacherous way! Won't be long before they're carting me off to the funny farm I'm sure!

Sending hugs,


  1. A beautiful card to let loved ones know you are thinking of them and sending lots of love

  2. Sweet kitty cat card. You have remarkable patience and skill converting the hymn books to hearts.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  3. Brilliant Vicky, love what you have done here, so beautiful too.
    Faith x
    PS. I wing it too, but I do have some notes, like - do this today! hahaha

  4. Miss Eva may not appreciate it, Vicky, but I DO!! You've made that Christmas set work purrrrfectly! Thanks so much for stretching your likes to include kitties even if just for this day!! xx

  5. Super beautiful CAS card, Vicky. I love the kitties. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. xx Wilma

  6. Super sweet images, a lovely design and as always a super CAS creation.

    Kath x

  7. These kitties are adorable, Vicky! So clever to change their songbooks to hearts and dispose of their Santa hats! Purrfect for all these challenges!

  8. Great design. Love the tiny bursts of colour

  9. Very creative Vicky. I love how you adapted the stamp, so cute xxx

  10. I love how you adapted that Christmas set by selecting the areas you wanted to use and inserting the hearts! What a work of love and totally brilliant. Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS!

  11. A gorgeous card. Love the cas design and those fabulous little kitties.

    Thanks for joining our challenge at As You Like It this time.
    Lorraine x

  12. This is so perfect for the IB challenge Vicky and so very creative - you transformed these little kitties perfectly! I love the inspo photo but couldn't find any suitable stamps to work with so gave this week a miss.

  13. These little cats are so cute !!! And of course they also go perfectly with another card type. Gundi


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