Thursday, 15 January 2015

Hang in there


Hi everyone, I made this card for a friend who is coping with some difficulties at the moment. I'm hoping she can hang in there until all is well. She is a cat lover and I just love this cat image!

I saw this fabulous card on pinterest recently and just had to track down the stamp. It was a post from 2011 so I think I was lucky to find that Katzelkraft still stocked it.

So I'm casing Jo's card, using tombow markers instead of torn paper.
I scribbled on an acrylic block, spritzed with water and pounced into a masked area near the cat's claws.
 This stamp only arrived from France yesterday so it must be the first time I've used NBUS (never before used stuff) straight away! The sentiment is also NBUS but I've had this Kaisercraft stamp for a few years. Just goes to show if you keep something long enough you'll find a use for it lol!

I'm linking up to a few challenges.

Darnell has an NBUS challenge theme to celebrate her huge well deserved following. If you don't know Darnell, pop over and visit her blog, you're in for a real treat.
Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

CASology is hosting Darnell as guest designer and has an NBUS challenge in her honour.

Virginia's View Challenge has a CAS one layer theme.
January's Theme: Clean Slate

I rarely make one layer cards but thought I'd give it a go with these stamps.

At Addicted to Stamps & More the theme is to make your mark with markers, pencils etc.
The blended tombow markers only cover a small part of my card so I hope that's enough to qualify.

Supplies:
Katzelkraft cat stamp; Kaisercraft sentiment stamp from Life set; tombow markers; versafine ink & clear embossing powder; Stately embossing folder.

Thanks for visiting,

Cathy x


34 comments:

  1. This is fantastic. What a fun and light hearted way to show your friend some support.

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  2. Absolutely wonderful card. Conveys the message so well but makes me smile too.

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  3. Such a fun card and sure to make someone smile. Happy New Year CAthy and thanks for joining us at Atsm

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  4. Cathy this is brilliant. Made me giggle and I'm sure it will make your friend giggle too. Awesome!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

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  5. Love the coloured scratches Cathy. Looks brilliant. Didnt realise you are in NSW, same as me. Hope your enjoying thesummer.

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  6. Such a fun card cathy, love it. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

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  7. I love how your inking turned out above the cat's claws. Great card!

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  8. This will keep me smiling all day long!!!!! TOO cute!!
    Lynn

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  9. This is hilarious! Love that cat and the touch of color! Thanks for introducing me to a new stamp company! They have some cool stuff!

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  10. Yep this totally ROCKS! Love the frame you created and such a sweet idea to have the cat created the "mark" :) Thank you for taking the time to share with us at Addicted to Stamps and More this week, we sure hope to see you back again soon!!!

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  11. How brilliant, Cathy ... this is so much fun ... love those watercolour scratches! Anita :)

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  12. So so COOL!! Thanks for playing at ATSM!!

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  13. Hi Cathy, you absolutely rock one layer...this is so awesome! I love everything about it! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Clean Slate” Challenge!

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  14. So very cool and fabulous, make me smile !

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  15. I love this card and that cat is so much fun hanging on. I have to make a similar card for my friend and had been thinking about a "hang in there" card. You have inspired me. I hope your friend gets through this just fine.

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  16. Hey Cathy!! Such a cool card. I love how the the cat is falling down the card leaving that pink color. Very creative. I hope your friend hangs in there and enjoy your card. Thanks for playing along with us this week at CASology.

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  17. LOVE this! So brilliant! Love the cat image also! So funny!

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  18. Absolutely fabulous Cathy!! Got me giggling here :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  19. Beautiful work Cathy! Very effective and perfectly CAS. I really like your embossed frame also! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

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  20. LOL!! This is just too cute!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

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  21. oh wow, Cathy! What a simply wonderful card! I love it! Gorgeous stamp and great sentiment too

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  22. I'm sure by now this stamp is sold out! I must get it! It's fantastic to send with a "hang in there" sediment and it's bound to make the recipient laugh out loud ~ the perfect medicine when times are stressful! You used your markers so brilliantly, Cathy, by spritzing in the masked area! (Winner in my book!) And I also love the embossed border. Can you email me and let me know the manufacturer? It looks like your card is several layers and I love that feature for a OLC!! Thank you so much for linking up to both the CASology challenge and my NBUS Challenge #3! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

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  23. This is just fabulous, and I love that stamp! The pink color at the top makes it somewhat amusing, but nonetheless - a wonderful encouraging card, sure to bring a little smile to someone who is struggling!

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  24. Extremely funny card. I love cats and cat all the elements really like. Great idea with the trail after the cat claws.
    Regards,
    Bozena

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  25. Brilliant card Cathy, I just love it!

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  26. Love the image, and your card is wonderful!

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  27. Great card Cathy, that cat image always makes me smile too ;) Viv xx

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  28. Cathy, this is brilliant!! I think I'm going to have to CASE your CASE! LOL! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  29. Being a massive cat lover I adore your card! So great with that sentiment. Thanks for linking up at ATSM this week, Anita x

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  30. Such a fun card! It is sure to put a smile on your friend's face and lighten her load.

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  31. This is bound to make your friend smile if not laugh out loud! Love the way you've added the color! Very clever!

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