Thursday, 23 January 2014


Well anyone that follows my blog will know I'm a cat person - I realise not everyone is, but loads of you crafters are, that's why I chose

as the current challenge over at Moving Along With The Times .

I hope you can join us on this one, there are loads of cat stamps out there - the hard bit is deciding on which one to use!  The prize this time around is this is this wooden Hampton Art Stamp

So I went with a new PB called It's Your Day, I got it from Sam as she won it in a prize from Laurie when she did an earlier MAWTT challenge - so I guess it's thanks to both of them that I now have this little beauty!

Papers again are LOTV, as is the sentiment and the card is decorated further with ribbon, glossy accents, pearls and heart diecuts.

Hobbycutz - Lots of Layers
SSW2 - Another beautiful sketch to follow
Deep Ocean Challenge - Birthdays
Shopping Our Stash - Winter Blues
Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute & Blue
Kaboodle Doodles - Use Blue
Make It Monday With Kraft Outlet - Kraft & Winter Blue
Make My Monday - Kraft Card
613 Avenue Create - Winter Blue

And now a story that happened a few months back, which made this stamp so perfect.  When Merlot had only been with us a few weeks, he followed me about like a shaddow - still does when he's in the house!  Anyway, one night I went for a bath and you know whats coming... little Lotty jumped up on the side and was happily patrolling the perimeter when the inevitable happened and he went for a dip.  Strange thing is he wasn't that phased, just soaked thru!

And this is my shaddow before his op as I upload cards!


Unknown said...

Hi Janice, Oooh that is one cute image! Love the layout and touch of kraft as well!

And isn't Merlot just the handsomest little boy! Glad to hear he's recovering from his op. When we had the kittens 'done' we sent them off to the vets saying two girls to be done. Ewok had had his (oh yes!) side shaved before the Vets phoned and said nope one boy one girl!!

Great challenge!


Sue said...

Gorgeous card Janice, such a fabulous image and I love the papers and layout.
Awwww such an adorable photo, poor thing falling in the bath though, so funny that he wasn't phased by it!
Sue xx

Whisper said...

I'm so glad you have managed to put that super stamp to good use, i mean a girl can't have 2 of the same stamp and keep it for herself, when her buddy is CAT mad :-)

Oh what a giggle about your cat falling into the bath, it's funny Whisper loves river bank dirty water, but goes like a donkey, when you get her near clean water :-), Luv Sam x

Heide said...

Your little helper is just adorable and so is you card, I just love PB images. Super cute. Thanks for joining us this week.
Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Debs said...

Adorable card Janice - love the color combo and fabulous image.
Merlot is soooooo cute - looks so much like my little Pickle-Lilicat.
She used to be my shadow too when we first got her - still is to a certain extent - loves to curl up on my knee in the evening.
Thanks for a fab challenge hun :o)
Debs xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ahhh sweet wee kitty. My Jess had a bath too when she was wee but its cause she fell down the loo!!! Love your card and the choice of theme is brilliant, Love Hazelxox

marion said...

Owww just look at the cat at your pc, so cosy asleep, love your card also, lots ofhugs, marion

Claire said...

Lovely card Janice, such a cute image. Love the piccie of Merlot (like the fact its named after wine!) Hugs, Claire x PS. There is candy on my blog if you are interested.

Hazel said...

I love the gentle colour scheme on your card and that image is brilliant. Merlot is gorgeous. Hazel L. x

Sue B said...

Aww your card is fab Janice… what an adorable image… you've coloured it beautifully to match the scrummy papers… I love how you've done the hearts!
Aww such a cute piccie of Merlot... I hope he is recovering well from his op... give him a hug from me!!
Love Sue xx

Judith said...

Aw love the softness of your card - such a cute image znd gorgeous embellies. I have about 100 takes to tell about when we had kittens - we used to call our litters by themes and one litter wax the friends litter! - which is how we had one cat calked Chandler! - anyway one was fun Bobby - if you know friends you'll know the character - poor Fun Bobby fell down the toilet! He was treading water when I rescued him and was forever known as Bobby the toilet cat!! - happy days xx

susiestacey said...

Merlot looks so at home on your keyboard Janice - lovely piccy.
Gorgeous card will have to see what l have got for this one x Susan x

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Janice! What a sweet image and ADORABLE card. I just love what you've done here. Thanks so much for sharing with us in this week's challenge. It's so nice to have you join us.
The Kraft Journal

Sarah said...

Fab card Janice and love the tale of his introduction to bathing!! xx

Pami said...

Firstly, love the card Janice, what a fab image!! Secondly thanks for a great challenge, I have loved looking at everyone's photos! Your little guy is gorgeous! I am off to give coco a hug now!! Pami x said...

Aaah Merlot is so cute, Toby just follows Bella, when I take Bella out for her wee's on the lead Toby legs though his cat flap and comes running up to Bella and tonight he went with Bella and Alan for a walk lol followed them both all the way around the farm lol. Anyway onto your card, beautiful card love the image. Love Alison xx

mulberry station said...

What a fabulous card. I love the cat picture laying on the keyboard and your fun tale of his intro to getting a bath. How cute! Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW2

Tammy said...

Awww Janice your card is so cute, I love that PB image and your fabulous embellishment! Love that super sweet image of Merlot too!
Hugs, Tammy

Unknown said...

Hi from Australia Janice and thanks so much for your wonderful comment on my card. I have also admired this awesome card and image used.
Had to join your blog as a new member it's awesome...luv aNNie

DesignerDiva said...

Janice your card is fabulous!!! Now I'm thinking why didn't I ever use that stamp lol!!! Love the colouring (it's perfect) and love your papers/design. I'm also loving your wine card below, we have the same taste in wine by the looks of. It though I'm not allowed to drink for 6 months!!!
Hugs Laurie xx

coops said...

so gorgeous janice.adorable sweet image and i love your pretty design and colours ;D

xx coops xx

Sally Dube said...

Such a sweet card!! Love the image and your papers!!! Also LOVE your story =) so very glad you played along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!!
Blessings to you Janice!!
Sally SSW2

mixamatoasties said...

Fab card Janice! I must admit I would have struggled with this challenge. Bears I can do. Cats I'm not so sure!

Susan x

Fran said...

Fab card, thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week xx

Fran said...

Fab card, thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week xx

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card and the image is so cute. xxxx

Joanna M. said...

Oh my, your little Merlot is SOO cute! Mine used to follow me more but now that she's older, she's in the sun more often than not (I'm so cold today that I'm thinking that I should be following HER!) Thanks for sharing this little cutie with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

Linda Anderson said...

I really must comment on your kitty first...what a SWEETIE!!! Love that cats can find the silliest places to curl up and nap. Now one to your card...soooo cute!!! Love, love, love your stamp. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


Unknown said...

So cute! Nicely colored. I love the die cut and gems. Thanks for Playing at Hobby Cutz challenge blog. We hope to see you next time. Good luck!

Chris Dring said...

Super cute card! Your little guy is too adorable napping on your keyboard! Thanks for playing along with the Winter Blues challenge at Shopping Our Stash!

crafty-stamper said...

Merlot is the image of our gil kitten puddlenut who has seen the vet twice and went in on monday to be Done-the vet rang and said did you know Puddles was a boy ???
love the image on your card and love the pastel coloured papers and layout
-thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
Carol DT x

anne said...

Love the colours, image and how you have used those heart dies

anne said...

Love the colours, image and how you have used those heart dies

anne said...

Love the colours, image and how you have used those heart dies

Sharon Basel said...

What a darling card! I love that image and your photo of your cat asleep on the keyboard! Great job with the sketch too. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon, SSW-DT

JenniferD said...

What a Totally Gorgeous Card! Awesome Image! The kitty on the Keyboard is sooooo cute! Thanks for joining us at deep Ocean!

Gem x said...

This is super cute, love the image, thanks for entering into the Cutie Pie Challenge. Gem DT xx

Helen said...

Love it! That stamp really made me smile.

Thanks for sharing it with us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

Helen x