Monday, 11 September 2017

Spot the Washi tape

I made this card in order to showcase a cute new roll of Hello Kitty washi tape I recently added to my collection.

Can you see the washi tape anywhere?  It, erm, appears to have done a vanishing act doesn't it?

It was like this, your honour.....

I wanted to make a "naughty" card for Naughty or Nice  where the current challenge is to use a frame. I'd stamped the Grumpy Cat image from Katzelkraft, had a photo mount frame ready to decorate, chosen my sentiment and got my washi tape ready. Then I wanted some papers to use with it.

I have a big folder of odds and ends of patterned papers left over from very old Hot Off The Press kits, and I thought that would be a good place to look so I opened the folder and started my trip down memory lane...... by the time I'd gone through the whole thing, my mind had gone right back to the 1990s and the traditional HOTP styles and techniques that were fashionable then, and the washi tape was long forgotten. In fact the papers I chose would have clashed horribly with it. On the other hand, the twine I've used (do you envy me the painstaking time it took to get that chunky twine through the tiny buttonholes? Why didn't I just tie a knot and glue it on?) looks as if it could have been made to match the papers, although it's about 20 years newer. And not from HOTP. You win some, you lose some.

Now I've uploaded the photo I see I have STILL not got Grumpy Cat to sit up straight. He looks a bit like one of my cats did after chomping his way through a rich fruit cake that I had liberally fed with brandy and then left unattended.

So the washi tape is still NBUS. But the good news is I have now found some other Hello Kitty bits and bobs in my stash so it will get an outing soon..... I hope.


  1. That grumpy cat really is a cool image and the sentiment goes so well with it!
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. A super card Jane. I absolutely love that grumpy cat! Great colours and texture on your card. Barbxx

  3. Great card, Jane and I love the story about the cat and the cake! Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges, I love your naughty card, Jo x

  4. Hi Jane,
    what a very brilliant card and the colours are very lovely.
    Love your grumpy cat image and the wonderful frame.
    Altogether a wonderful card and design.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. Not the card I came to visit - but I felt I had to leave a comment on this belter!!!! Love it! The stamp, the colours...the design - my kinda card for sure! Jx

  6. Love the grumpy cat! Cool card! xxx

  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at NoN, good luck!!! Amy DT

  8. (You have Hello Kitty washi tape?!? :D)
    I don't actually know much about HOTP, but your card turn out great! I think the slight angle just makes him look grumpier. ;) Thanks for playing along again!

  9. Super naughty card, oh how our minds go when looking for something.

  10. Oh, I love the story behind this card and the tipsy cat story! Your card is so fun and I admire your persistence with the twine!

  11. A super card Jane, I love your Grumpy Cat.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  12. Love your story Jane. So like the sort of thing I do. Great cat and I love the colours. Super card.


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