Saturday 27 February 2021

A purrfect birthday

Hello, crafting friends!

Happy Saturday! And it's a very happy Saturday today because it's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS! Let's have a look at the code word for the next two weeks:

So plenty of scope there. Think of all the animals out there big or small, wild or domesticated! I've chosen a cat (much to my golden retriever's outrage!)

Cats love the sunshine don't they, so I positioned Clearly Besotted's Sunny Day stencil over the corner of a thick card base and sponged yellow ink into it.  I gave my cat a nice lawn by masking the top of the card off with a piece of scrap paper and sponging a green ground over the bottom of the card.

Then came the fun! I chose a cat from Funky Fossil's Cat Silhouettes and positioned it on my ground. I sponged black ink into it and added detail with a black coloured pencil. I thought my cat would enjoy a garden, so I used markers to ink up a floral stamp from Stampin' Up's Corner Bouquet and stamped flowers in the foreground. The card was finished with a sentiment from Clearly Besotted's On Your Day

Okay, it's over to you now! We would love to see your CAS creations. The team has some fabulous cards to show you, and we also have the wonderful Jen Mitchell as our special guest, so hop on over to the Addicted to CAS blog and prepare to be inspired! 

I'm joining in with the birthday celebrations at Time Out Challenges with this card. Congratulations to their lovely team on seven years of inspiring us all to get creative! I'm also linking up with Seize The Birthday where Lindsey has chosen Make A Scene as the Topping :)

Spring has sprung here (at least for a few days!) and I've been tidying up the garden and clearing the weeds that always seem to spring up at the side of the house where the footpath goes. That's a public area and cars drive past, so I can't let Eva just join in as she does in the garden. She really wants to be where the action is though, so I use a double length lead which I fasten around my waist so she can 'help' me but won't stray far from my side.

Here's a photo of some early spring gorgeousness! These crocuses are the palest mauve which look stunning mixed with the bold yellow celandine - but of course the star of the show is Princess Eva with her happy smile! (I'm just trying to distract her from the cat card!!)

Sending hugs,


  1. Lovely Spring picture of Princess Eva.

    Cool scenic cat card too . . . You traitor!!!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. Love your Cat among the spring blooms Vicky, a. delightful card to receive.

    B x

  3. I love the kitty enjoying the garden and the sunshine ~ (Eva is still my favorite though) Happy Spring!

  4. A really beautiful and sunny card, with those glorious flowers and of course cat, Vicky. Love it. Eva and crocuses, what a great match.
    Enjoy the sunshine.
    Faith x

  5. Stunning card. I absolutely love the silhouette with the bright and vibrant coloured flowers.

  6. I was wondering how you got the fur to look like that-now I know! Love the touch of sunshine and that lovely bed of flowers he is resting in. Bubbles has been enjoying the sun but from indoors (he is an indoor cat only). I like how you balanced out the card with the sentiment in the centre-one of my fav designs to use. Eva looks like he is enjoying the sun. Thanks for your lovely comment on our blog. Thanks for celebrating with us at Time Out x

  7. A really fabulous creation, love the flowers and the black cat they just go so well together, like the sun rays too.

    Kath x

  8. your gorgeous sleek black cat!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out.

  9. What a wonderful card! Love the little cat!


  10. Wonderful design Vicky, I can't wait for Spring to arrive.

    Hugs diane

  11. Love the way you have pair the black eith the vibrant spring colours

  12. I'm just trying to imagine myself with Bella on a lead attached to my waist and her seeing a cat....I'd be dragged across the yard in 2 seconds flat!! Your flowers look so pretty and so does the 'star' of the photo too. Your so good with your stencils, especially with using black ink (I'd have it EVERYWHERE) and such a wonderful idea to stamp the flowers along the bottom too. So many layers in a one-layer card, your so clever! And so happy you joined the birthday party at TIME OUT!

  13. Gorgeous spring card, and I love how you did the cat's fur. Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday 🥳

  14. Looks great with the bright flowers and the cat silhouette.

  15. This is absolutely gorgeous, Vicky! Your flower garden is so pretty and I love the clever placement of your silhouette kitty!

  16. I just saw this card on the ATCAS blog. It is just spectacular. I love the yellows and oranges in those happy, hopeful flowers along the bottom, but it is the sun rays that just capture my heart. I LOVE IT!

  17. Wow this looks absolutely amazing! Really love your CAS design. Yet there is so many stunning details to look at!! Wonderful work. Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

  18. What a wonderful little scene you created, Vicky. Fabulous CAS card. As always.

  19. AWWW, Princess! Such a HUGE grin! But the black cat!! We have two black fur-babies that look exactly like this so I'm especially drawn to your card. xoxo, Fran


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