Sunday, February 2, 2014

Simply Catty - Anything Goes at OSAAT

This week at One Stitch at a Time (OSAAT), our theme is Anything Goes. StitchyBear's Digi Outlet has hundreds of digital products from many wonderful artists, and if you use one of our products you'll be entered to win the super-duper main prize.

I used the Two Kittens set by Barbara Jensen, available at StitchyBear's Digi Outlet. The cats come separately, so you can arrange them however you like.

The window and window box dies are from Memory Box. Both were cut/embossed from a plain white cardstock, but the window box is coated with Crackle Paint. I covered a piece of manila cardstock with lace for the window background.

The sentiment is from the Paw Prints set by Ailie Busby, and the tag die & stamp are from a Doodlebug/Sizzix set. The pawprints are from a Studio G set, and heat-embossed directly onto the background in yellow.

The yellow tape is a true example of upcycling: it's medical tape! My husband had some blood drawn, and as soon as he came out of the office he said to me, "Wait until you see what they used to wrap my arm with! You'll love it!" How could I resist using it‽ I actually own some white medical tape like this; it didn't work for our medical purpose, so it got put it my crafting stash! I decorated this piece with a Washi tape and an adhesive die-cut tape.

Digi Sketch
Digi Sketch Challenge: Sketch and/or Theme (S)
House That Stamps Built: Kitties
Love to Scrap: Tags
Pause Dream Enjoy Linky Party #2: Friendship Cards
Twisted Tuesday: Use Tape + Twist: Use something that starts with a T, A, P or E (Tag, Alcohol markers/Animals, Pawprints, Embossing)

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Ingrid Mason said...

Oh Cg, I love how these cats are sitting on your brilliant window sill. I have a photo of my two boys on the windowsill here at home but either look impressed by being woken by a camera flash.

Oh your poor husband being so strapped up after a blood test ....however, I'm sure he would suffer again in the interests of keeping your creative stash well stocked up.
Love Ingrid xx

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a lovely card. Those two cats perched on the window sill are just darling. (love that die by the way).

Lynn, your OSAAT DT Sister

CraftyGirl said...

Such a great idea having them sitting on the window sill. :)


Your Sister OSAAT DT

Planetsusie said...

I love the design elements of your card especially the use of the window die - brilliant! However I have just guffawed at the thought of you grabbing your hubby's arm and tearing off the plaster (yellow tape). What a fabulous, understanding husband!

Hugs Sue Pxxx OSAAT Teamie

Anne Temple said...

This is just as cute as can be. Love the scene you created.

Hazel said...

Great recycling on the tape and a very thoughtful husband. A lovely scene with those kittens. Hazel x

Anna Jasiolek said...

CG, your card is a proof that the inspiration can be found everywhere! Lovely and funny card, and the medical tape is my wowzer today LOL Thank you for your inspiration!
Anna xxx

Shell B. said...

Wonderfully done card, love the kitties and they fit perfect with that die cut window & box!¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
Shell in Alaska-:¦:-OSAAT Teamie

FeistyCrafter said...

Sweet lovely cats in the window sill. I could see giving this card to a guy. Great on recycling...I'm totally for recycle. Love the kitty cats paw prints. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina DT

shelly said...

oh now how cute is this! adorbs card love the sweet kitties :) thanks for linking up with us at pause dream enjoy :)

Janis PauseDreamEnjoy said...

Thank you for Linking Up at Pause Dream Enjoy. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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Katie Stringer said...

Super cute kitties
Hugs katie, your osaat sister x

verybellemakes said...

Great layout - the cats look perfect against the backdrop of a window - and those paw prints are too cute!

Victoria OSAAT teamie

Lynne said...

Super cute card!! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!!

Cheri said...

What a great eye your DH has for the craft items....I had to LOL when I read your post. This card is adorable. Thanks so much for playing along with the DCC Challenge at The House That Stamps Built and Repeat Impressions.

Margaret said...

Awwwww. . . sweet! This is so cute and a great design. Maggie - OSAAT DT Teamie