Sunday, 9 December 2012

Santa Claws!

What'cha peeps?
It's a bright and breezy Sunday here in Norfolk. Cold though. Bazoo wanted to go out, so as cats do she sat by the door for 5 minutes waiting for us to open it. Open it we did, Bazoo stands on doorstep, sniffs air, Bazoo turns round and legs it back into the house. Brave cat...not.
You may remember me telling you about the gift wrap cutting thingy in a previous post; missing, presumed dead. Well the latest news it that we still haven't found it. I am fearing the worst. One of my socks was the latest victim of Bazoo, though thankfully it has pulled through. I will keep you updated of any news.
On a lighter note, here is a Christmas card I made for two lovely people, John and Joyce, of whom are fast becoming great friends. I did do another version of this card last year, I think I did showcase it in a previous post. The eyes on the cat makes me laugh.

What you need...

Paper: 12 Days of Christmas 6x6 Designer Paper Pad - My Mind's Eye
Card stock: white, pink, grey
Punches: teardrop, circles 2", 1", 1/4"
Ink: Black Soot Distress Ink - Tim Holtz
Pens: black, white
Button; red, large
Baker's twine; black
Rub-on letters: black, white
Pom-pom: white sparkly

How you do it...

Cover an A6 blank with aqua star paper, doodle lines around the edges in black and highlight the corners in white.

Cut a piece of white card with and uneven scalloped top edge, ink the edges in black. Cut a piece of red stripe paper, ink the edges and mount onto the scalloped piece, attach to the blank approximately 1cm from the bottom. Thread baker's twine through the red button and tie in a bow, attach to the left of the scalloped piece.

To make the cat, punch a 2" circle in grey card, two 1" circles in white, two teardrops in grey and three in pink and two 1/4" circles in black. Ink the edges on all pieces, trim one of the pink pieces for the nose and assemble as shown in the picture. Cut a hat shape from red chevron paper and white card, ink the edges and attach to the cat.

Hand cut a large wonky circle, draw another wonky circle within in it (slightly large than the cat) and divide this outer circle into stripes, colour alternate ones in black and ink the edges. Mount the cat onto the circle, slightly off centre. Add details and highlights in black and white pen. Attach the circle to the top left of the blank. Apply rub-ons to make the sentiment, finish with a pom-pom on the hat.

It's amazing what you can create from a few punched shapes and a little imagination. This card is easier to make than you think, it is a bit more time consuming than most, but it's one of those cards you send to someone special.

Righto, I'm now off for the nonce. The washing machine just finished it's cycle so I suppose I'll have to get another load in and put his lot in the tumble dryer - boring!!!! Then I'm going to wrap Simon's pressies whilst he is out in the garage. I don't want any peeping.

Thanks for calling, ta ta. xxxx


  1. Wow, this is fabulous! Great Christmas card for a cat lover :) Hope to see you on Saturday.
    Dawn x

  2. A fantastic card. I love the cat.
    Nikki x


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