Tuesday 6 October 2020

Naughty or nice?

Hello, crafting friends!

What wonderful escapism card making is! While making today's card, I imagined this little grey kitten got a bit over-excited in the run up to Christmas and couldn't resist stealing his human's ball of wool to play with!

The card started with Funk Fossil's Arched Window stencil. Arched Window? I hear you cry! There's nothing arched about this window! Well that's because I turned the arch on its side and masked off the arched bit. Cunning huh?! I sponged blue ink into the panes and added snow with my Uni Posca white paint pen.

The tree is from Christmas Characters by Funky Fossil, and that cute puss cat and the ball of yarn is from Clearly Besotted's Fluffy Furball. I stamped them all, coloured them with alcohol markers, fussyy cut them and arranged them on a rug cut out of textured red card stock with an oval die. The space between the rug and the window was the perfect place for the sentiment, which is from another Clearly Besotted set, Red Robin.

I shall link this card up with Festive Friday, where I've chosen Cats, Yarn and Clean and Simple from the inspiration list. I'm also playing along with Allsorts, where they theme is Cute Christmas, and Merry Little Christmas where Anything Goes.

It's too early for snow to make an appearance here but the same cannot be said of rain! What Storm Alex lacked on the wind front, he certainly made up for with the wet stuff. After four days of pretty much permanent rain, the skies cleared yesterday morning and I took Eva to the park. She was delighted that someone had laid on some water features to entertain her and went absolutely loopy scampering in and out of them!

The photo on the left shows where the path would normally go. The river usually drops in a pretty little waterfall and flows gently along to the right of the path. There are benches where you can sit and admire the waterfall and you can just about see them submerged by the fence in the photo on the right. There are picnic tables to the left of the path, although no-one seemed to be using them today!! 

Hope you are keeping warm and dry! Sending hugs,


  1. Oh my I am terrified of flooding.
    A gorgeous card, love how the cat is trying so hard to be good

  2. A beautiful card,love the idea of the kitten playing with the wool,our cat plays with almost anything he can,great pics too

  3. Love the colours of the 'Arched' background, a super cute kitten and lovely Christmassy images. We did not get the rain.

    Kath x

  4. What a sweet creation Vicky and in tour normal exquisite CAS style, many thanks for joining in at Allsorts 'Cute Christmas' theme this week.

    You've certainly got your fair share of water there.

    B x

  5. Cute Christmas card.

    Amazing photo's of the flood. At least SOMEONE was happy about it though!

    Hug xxx

  6. So very cute!!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  7. Fabulous and sweet card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Cute Christmas Week;-))m

  8. Love the expression on the cat, great details to make this pretty card Vicky. As for the rain, I've had enough of it too, although we haven't had flooding as you have! Keep safe and warm and DRY!
    Faith x

  9. Such a cute card, Vicky! The rain has been crazy here too and it's coming down again right now xoxo

  10. Super sweet card Vicky, how clever to use the arched window like that and cute little cat too. Hasn't the rain been terrible, same here and so sick of it already. Hoping for a dryer week next week now. So sorry for the late commenting again too! ;) Viv xx

  11. I imagine he couldn't resist the yarn because it matches his eyes so beautifully! What a delightful card, Vicky! And thank you for sharing the photos! I'm so sorry that you had so much rain things got flooded like that, but it's clear Eva isn't sorry! Oh, if only we could get some of that wet stuff! I hope you are keeping well! Hugs, Darnell

  12. We get flooding like this in Winter along the riverbank where I walk Bella a lot. She loves it too although it can get quite swift and you never know whats been washed down the river underneath. Aren't you clever the way you used the stencil, I've got this one too and never thought to do that. The little cat is adorable, love his big eyes and bet he leaves lots of white and grey fur all over that dark red mat under the tree.

  13. What a very cute cat. I love this card. Happy to see you playing along with the Festive Friday Challenge.

  14. Your card is adorable! Thanks for playing along with Festive Fridays!

  15. Oh my goodness! The flooding looks awful! I love everything about your card from the stencil, to the cute kitty and Christmas tree with a heart on top!
    Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday.
    Please join us again next week!
    Beth McCullough-DT

  16. Oh, Vicky! What an adorable card! I LOVE the eyes on that kitty, and the stenciled window panes. Oh my gosh...Eva looks like she was in heaven with all that water. Great pictures! Thank you for playing with Festive Friday this week.

  17. Great kitty Christmas card ~ Looks like my cats when they're playing with something their not suppose to be playing with. Terrific rug and window with snow. Wow that is quite the flood. I'm glad Eva enjoyed it and you didn't have any damage. ~ Blessings


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