Friday 26 February 2021

A bit of caterwauling

Hello, crafting friends!

Caterwauling is not a new technique, just a word that means, according to the Oxford Dictionary, 'a shrill howling or wailing noise like that of a cat'. 

These little angels don't look as if they're capable of such a racket do they, but I'm inclined to think their singing is a tad imperfect! They come from Clearly Besotted's Sing it's Christmas and I've stamped them in neutral ink and then coloured them using coloured pencils.

I thought I'd put them in church, so I positioned the Arched Window stencil by Funky Fossil over a card panel and sponged blue ink through it. To create the falling snow, I wet my hands and clapped above the window a few times. Once the panel was dry, I trimmed it with a stitched rectangle die by Heffy Doodle.

Finally, I added one of the sentiments from Sing It's Christmas, attached the cats to the bottom of the window and embellished with a tiny punched star. I suspect a silent night is what many of the congregation are hoping for!!

I've been wanting to join in at The Paper Players this week where LeAnne's theme is to use a feline on our cards so I'm hoping I can just squeak in; I'm joining in at Watercooler Wednesday too, where Marsha is hosting the Occasions challenge. I'm also linking up with some Christmas challenges: the new-to-me Christmas 24 challenge, where the theme is Cute Animals (It's run by my friend Jacqueline, so do go and check it out and show her some love!); the Christmas Crafts All Year Round Challenge, where the theme is Something Beginning With C or D; and The Ruldolph Day challenge where we make Christmas cards on the 25th of every month.

Would you believe that after announcing that Mr Mojo had come back with a vengeance, he thumbed his nose at me and went AWOL for the last couple of days! I made a real effort to make something but only succeeded in making a mess! Eventually I gave up and did some gardening instead as it's still unseasonably warm here.

I was of course aided eagerly by my fluffy little helper who took all my prunings from the tarpaulin where I'd neatly placed them and examined them before spreading them around the garden.

Sending hugs,


  1. Well, your singing kitties are adorable and I am sure they are NOT caterwauling! I am intrigued about your hand-clapping snow-falling technique! I will have to give it a shot! And thanks for playing with my "feline" challenge this week at the Players!

  2. I'm sure the cats are singing sweetly,love the background window and the snowy effect.Eva seems to have enjoyed playing in the garden

  3. Now that must be the cutest seasonal cats chorus I've ever seen Vicky! Love the snow coming through the window as the backdrop too. Glad you have been enjoying the warmer weather - I did some gardening yesterday too and braved the washing line for two days straight. Spring is coming - hurrah! Thanks for playing along with us over at The Paper Players this week!

  4. Great card ~ I like how you put them in front of a window, very clever!

  5. Fun RD kitty cat card.

    Glad to see Eva busy gardening!!!! Xxx

  6. Such sweet images with great colours and fussy cutting, super design.

    Kath x

  7. Cute singing cats, Vicky. But as I am partial to dogs, I loved your cute photo of Eva even more:-) You seem to be a very productive crafter to me, my friend. It is ok to take a day off and work in the gardens. That is what I do when we have days of no or little rain. They have been few and far between this Winter, but our trees, plants and flowers are loving it:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

  8. Darling, darling card! Love those sweet kitties in front of that beautiful window. Have a great week and thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen

  9. I love your cats below the church window and they look quite calm, not caterwauling at all hahaha. What a great way to "splash" I think I may give that a shot. Thanks
    Faith x
    Faith x

  10. What a wonderful card Vicky, a beautiful image. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Rudolph Days Challenge this month.

    Sue xx DT

  11. I adore your carolling kitties!! The church window looks amazing. Thanks so much for playing along with our Cute Animals challenge at Christmas 24. Deborah, DT x

  12. Gorgeous card, love the window and background and the cute little singing kitties..
    Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Crafts All Year Round]

    Luv CHRISSYxx


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