Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The cat that walks by himself

I was actually introduced to stamping by my daughter, who took it up when she was about 10 years old. Now she's in her thirties and lives overseas - and when she moved abroad about ten years ago she left a box of her stamping goodies with me for safe keeping. By then I had plenty stamping kit of my own, but her box contains some lovely stamps that I borrow from time to time.

This gorgeous cat is one of her stamps (if you're reading this, Fiona, I've cleaned it thoroughly and put it away carefully!) and is one of those stand alone images that is really so gorgeous that it doesn't need anything done to it, although if you look closely you may be able to spot that I've coloured in the eyes in that gorgeous golden-green that so many cats have in their eyes and finished them with glossy accents to give them that glow-in-the-headlamps gleam of a cat's eyes. I picked out the same golden-green for the matting.

I'm joining in with

Less is More - Animal
Craft Room Challenge - Cats
Addicted to Stamps - CAS
Pinspirational Challenges - this picture


  1. A super fun card Jane, striking image and love the addition of those paw prints
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  2. What a beautiful cat image - not surprised you borrowed it!

  3. This is great Jane, it's a very striking image!
    Super job!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. what a gorgeous cat stamp! just a lovely card, Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi xx

  5. What a beautiful image! And you nailed those eyes! Thank you so much for joining in at Craft-Room Challenge ~ Christi

  6. You're right about it being a stunning stamp Jane. It doesn't need anything else it speaks for itself.
    So pleased you joined us at ATSM this week. :)

  7. A beautiful cat sweet and the cat paws are purrfect !!!!!

    Thank you for joining in at Craft Room Challenge
    Hugs Annie DT

  8. Jane this is lovely, the image so reminds me of the late great Havoc, before we knew each other! Beautiful card thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  9. Love that stylish cat...such an elegant image and card...Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Room...Esther xx

  10. I adore cards and have two of my own. This is a gorgeous card, that stamp creates such great texture so you're right to let it speak for itself on this CAS design. Thanks for playing along at ATSM this week, Anita x

  11. What a striking stamp and the close up of the eyes is brilliant!
    Thank you for joining this week's Less is More Challenge, animals.
    LIM Designer

  12. That is a gorgeous stamp and a lovely card... I do love cats! Jx

  13. Pretty card, wonderful image!

  14. I love the paw prints border! Looks fabulous with the cat image! Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM. :)

  15. Beautiful CAS card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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