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Saturday, 28 September 2019

A little Kitty in a basket

Hello crafting friends!

I am such a proud crafting lady today as I'm guesting at Addicted to CAS, shoulder to shoulder with the talented design team there :) Come and see what I've made:


Yep! It's a kitty. In a basket. (And I think we know a song about that don't we?!) But that's beside the point!
The code word for this clean and simple challenge is 'Creature' - SO much scope there! I bet your brain is already running through your stamps and coming up with all sorts of ideas!

My card started off with a wash of diluted So Saffron ink over a damp watercolour panel. When it was dry, I added a touch of crumb cake ink along a straight line mask to create a surface to stand my basket on.


The basket was inked up with a marker so I could leave out the eggs it normally contains, but I stuck to a pale neutral so it would be easy to colour over with Spectrum Noir markers. It was stamped twice: first on the watercoloured panel, where I coloured in just the handle; and then again on scrap card stock where I coloured the body of the basket and cut it out.


The little cat is from Clearly Besotted's Fluffy Furball and he's probably the cutest little puss I've ever seen! He's coloured with Spectrum Noirs too and cut out. I tucked him tenderly into the basket so that he was able to peek out, and I added a blue twine bow to the handle to match those baby blues!


The sentiment was put together from two retired sets. I love doing this and you do get a unique result!

It's been brilliant to be a guest at the wonderful Addicted to CAS which has provided me with so much inspiration in the past. Thanks for having me!

I can't wait to see what you're going to make of this code word! My personal hope is that someone will replicate The Creature From The Black Lagoon...!

AND IN OTHER NEWS
Here's a picture of our very own local Creature From The Black Lagoon:


Of course not! It's just my little Eva, admittedly as a young girl, showing off to her rather intrigued friend! She is a proper water baby, and if it's muddy water, so much the better! If it's inky black, stinky mud, then that's better still!

Thanks for visiting me here today. I'm really looking forward to seeing your Creatures and if you have a mucky pup story, do let me know in the comments below!

Hugs,

23 comments:

  1. Well, your little kitty is adorable, and congrats to you on your GD gig! Well-deserved! As for the pup...well, it's in their nature, what can you say! I love the look of delight on her face, though!

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    1. She was definitely showing off - "Look what my mum lets me do!"

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  2. Hi Vicky. It's wonderful to have you designing with us at ATCAS. I am so glad you got back to cardmaking, and what fun to have to rebuild your stash! I love the way you created the background for your sweet kitty basket, and I love that adorable kitty inside it. Your basket is colored so beautifully with much dimension, it looks real. I love the different fonts in sentiment and where you've placed it. Thank for your kind words on my blog. It's a joy to have you with us here.

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    1. Aw thanks Stephanie :) Very proud to be with you!

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  3. Cute kitty in the fun basket, but I have to say your dogs-in-the-mud totally made me laugh! They look like they are having so much fun! 😊

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    1. It continues to be one of Eva's favourite things to do although of course she's much better behaved at the age of five*

      *sometimes!

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  4. Beautiful coloring on your cute little kitty, Vicky! I love how he's peeking over the basket and how you placed it on the woodgrain 'table'! Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer! It's been a joy working with you and getting to know more about you while reading your bio!
    Also, thanks for sharing this great photo of your Eva...she sure is a fun-loving pup, and I'll bet you enjoy her a lot :)

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    1. It's been so much fun working with you too :)
      you're right about Eva - she is my pride and joy!

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  5. So cute! Those eyes just crack me up, just adorable! So happy to have you as our guest, your work is so awesome!

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  6. Found you through Addicted to CAS, just spent a half hour on your blog and am now a new subscriber! I love your cards but I just adore your writing style!!! Looking forward to watching you rebuild your stash as so much has changed in 4 years. I *almost* envy you. You have stamped long enough now to know your style so as to not buy things you won't actually use. I wasted more money than I care to admit in the beginning. There are certainly more products available these days, and new things to try, especially if you love techniques. I also tend to get sucking into trends like foiling and stencils and watercolor and... well, see what I mean! So many coloring mediums to choose from too. If I could offer any advice it would be to acquire slowly, giving yourself time to appreciate each acquisition fully. Use each stamp set on 3 or 4 projects before getting carried away by something else. I wish I had done so, and because I didn't I have way too many "virgin" stamps. Working (slowly) to correct that but I have very little will power when I see all the new sets released by all these companies every month! I never could restrict myself to just SU!

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    1. Karen, you have absolutely made my day with this comment! Thank you for your kind words and for your advice - very good advice too!

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  7. Adorable - who couldn’t fail to fall in love with those innocent blue kitty eyes? As for the pups, also adorable but I’m afraid those mischief makers would be at arms length until they’ve had a bath! Congratulations on your guest GD slot too - well deserved for such a queen of CAS!

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    1. Yes baths are a regular feature of life with Eva! Thank you for the compliment - I'm so proud to guest with these pillars of the online crafting community!

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  8. Congratulations on your guest designer spot Vicky.

    Cute kitty cat card.

    xxx

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    1. Thanks - I was chuffed to bits to be asked!

      The kitty cat is called Smokey Robinson (in my head) and he is very cute :)

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  9. Your card is so cute, Vicky!
    And the playing dogs are adorable!
    Thank you for your nice comment on my card! I would like to be your new follower.
    Hugs, Liv (Swissie)

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    1. You are very welcome here Liv! Come in and have a cup of tea or *checks time* a glass of wine!

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  10. Congrats on your guest DT spot, Vicky! Both the kitty and pups are adorable! xoxo

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    1. Thanks Em. You get ALL the animals on my blog! xx

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  11. I'm so glad to have you as a guest on ATCAS, Vicki. Your card is adorable with great attention to details. I can't imagine having to start over with my stamps but then again I know so much more now which would keep me from buying things I rarely use.

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    1. It's so lovely to be asked to join in :)
      It is true - I'm buying much more wisely this time around!

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  12. Vicky, your adorable card had me singing "a tisket, a tasket, a little yellow basket"... and now I can't get it out of my head :-) It's wonderful to have you guest designing with us ATCAS and your card is fabulous.
    Jaydee

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Come and have a chat with me! I'd love to hear what you think :) Vicky x


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