Saturday 5 March 2022

Peace and joy... possibly

Hello, crafting friends!
It's time for another fun challenge at Addicted to CAS and the talented Toni has come up with the cue word this time:
I might be a dog person but I love cats too and I had an idea for a festive card especially made for a friend who is owned by a beautiful black feline called The Lady Dora.

I created a background for my cat by sponging blue ink into the Arched Window stencil by Funky Fossil. After clapping wet hands over it to create falling snow, I added smaller dots with a white Posca acrylic paint pen once it had dried. To create the window sill, I just masked of a small area under the window and sponged pale brown ink into it.

I used Funky Fossil's Cat Silhouettes stencil for the cat, choosing one of the images and drawing round the inside of the stencil with a black fineliner pen. The cat was coloured with alcohol markers to look like Dora - her ladyship has trainer socks on her front paws and knee highs on her back legs! I fussy cut my cat and set her on the window sill so she could complain about the birds!

For a bit of balance, I thought I'd decorate the window. This graphic leafy image comes from Uniko's Peace and Joy and I liked the way it sort of echoed the shape of the arched window. I added a red enamel dot and stamped a sentiment from the same set to finish the card. (The sentiment made me smile as it would probably be the last think on The Lady Dora's mind while watching those birds!!)

So now it's your turn! Do hop over to the Addicted to CAS challenge site and admire all the amazing inspiration from my team mates. You'll find the Linky Tool at the bottom of the post and can use it to upload your own creation. Have fun!
I'm joining in with Jingle Belles' Frosty The Stencil challenge; also at Peace on Earth where I was inspired by the snowy window on the mood board; Addicted to Styamps and More have an Any Occasion theme going so I'm linking up there too.

I thought you might like to see a photo of The Lady Dora:

She is telling me she requires stroking and I'm afraid I've fallen rather short of her expectations. She is prepared to let me off this time however, as she rather enjoyed the Sheba I served at breakfast, but she hopes I will pull my socks up in the future. Indeed, she hopes she will not have to speak to me about my behaviour again.

Sending hugs,


  1. That’s a wonderful Christmas card Vicky. Brilliant stencilling.

    That’s YOU told by The Lady Dora, isn’t it?!!!!

    Happy Saturday xxx

  2. A beautifully designed card for Lady Dora's human,she looks really regal sitting on the windowsill

  3. Such a fun card, love those sock! And like the soft background and adding the wreath was a good idea as it adds a lovely contrast-should have waited to add my Bubbles card! Also take a look at the challenge at 'curved' challenge at 'Inkspiatational'
    -this fits the bill-your window is curved xx

  4. What a gorgeous card Vicky, perfect in every way, I LOVE it. As for Lady Dora, yes! not to have that look again you should do better! ;)
    Faith x

  5. Madame Dora looks positively regal sat upon the window ledge surveying her kingdom. ..........beautiful stenciling and the floral addition is just perfect."The clapping of wet hands" was a new technique which I will certainly give ago .


  6. the snowy window is perfection ... so very glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

  7. Our cats love to sit by the window. Mostly when they just came in from outside. Do you have to check again to make sure everything is still in order? ... *LOL*

  8. You have done Lady Dora well, Vicky! She looks quite content to be able to look out at the birds and dream about chasing them.

  9. Such a sweet card and a very cute cat too! Jo x

  10. WOW!!! i'm really reallllllly glad i don't have to pick just one of your stenciled cards to be my favorite because they are both so mindblowingly lovely! this CAS (& CAT) card is perfect in its simplicity, so sophisticated as well. so please you could join our JINGLE BELLES stenciling fun once more!

  11. Gorgeous card. Great to see you in the ATSM gallery. Hope to see you again soon! Nandini, DT

  12. This is fabulous Vicky - the splatters on the window really look like snow and as for the Lady Dora - she is clearly the boss!

  13. So peaceful and sweet. I love the bough over the window.


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