Sunday, 7 March 2021

Grumpy Cat does Zoom

 OK, OK, this started out with the "I am not a cat" idea but it evolved.... 

You know that moment when somebody breaks wind in a zoom meeting and it is heard in homes all over the world! And the culprit always forgets to hit Mute when they feel it coming on. I used my beloved Katzelkraft grumpy cat from the Les Chats Russes set, and drew in the bookshelves freehand.  I was very tempted to recreate the experience of a Welsh journalist who realised, too late, that she had left a very realistic dildo on the bookshelf behind her, but as I might be sending this card to my 8 year old granddaughter I thought I'd better not. But I've left a space for it, just in case I decide to send it to somebody else. 

My granddaughter is a bit of a Zoom Queen, I often look to her for help and advice with it. One of her tricks is to keep changing her display name to reflect the conversation topic, something I see my Grumpy Cat has also done. (He nicked a word from one of the pad of Tim Holtz sentiment stickers that I had out on the desk ready to use the "Sorry, not sorry" sticker from). Last week we were having a Zoom chat with her, and she suddenly got up, stalked to her bedroom door and yelled "Can you keep the noise down please? I'm on a meeting in here!" So grown up! 

While I'm sharing Zoom related anecdotes, I must mention my other daughter, who works for the UN, who was working from home and conducting a high level international meeting, when my 5 year old grandson appeared behind her in full Darth Vader outfit and started waving his light sabre at the delegates. 

Real life meetings, when they come back, are going to seem awfully dull! 

If you want some really hilarious ideas for Zoom themed greetings cards, pop over to see the fantastic creations at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, where I am entering this into the Z is for Zoom Meetings challenge. 

I am also sharing this with

Just us girls - Animals 

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything goes 

Show us your pussycats - Furrything Goes 


crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant card and love the grumpy cat and sentiments-someone shared a link of FB with a teacher doing this and the kids were in hysterics lol-your grandaughter sounds just like my youngest grandaughter too!
Carol x

Dotty Jo said...

Great card and brilliant anecdotes too, Jane! Jo x

Catwoman said...

Love the cat! My son forgot to mute his mike when on Teams and complaining to me how boring SPAG (spelling, punctuation, and grammar) was. His teacher wasn't impressed!

Marie Bingaman said...

Bahahahahaa, those ZOOM stories are too funny, especially the dildo one! And I love that cat! Everything about this card is puurrrfect! Thanks for sharing this with us at 2CCC this month! :)

~Marie B -DT

Sue - said...

Jane that is absolutely brilliant! I love it! As for “I am not a cat” ours definitely thinks she’s a human and part of the family. A total change of character since her daughter died.

Helen said...

LOVE it Jane! That grumpy cat is perfect!!! Thanks for playing with the Sistahs!! ((HUGS)) Helen

Donna said...
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Donna said...

Ratts I hit send before I was done commenting - sorry sistah!

I love love love this sistah!! So awesome!
Thanks for zooming with the sisterhood of snarky stampers!

Dotty Jo said...

Bwa ha ha ha ha! Excellent! Jo x

JulieP said...

Fun anecdotes! Thanks for sharing the smiles. Love your card!

Lindsey said...

I don't know about you, but most in-person meetings from my past were already dull! :D Love the background and of course the snark.

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Bonnie Lynn said...

I saw this on the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge blog and had to come visit. I absolutely LOVE your snarky cat and your funny anecdotes!! Thank you so much for the giggles today.

ike said...

Hahahaha ! Just brilliant - made me chuckle :-D
Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
IKE =^..^=

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