Thursday, 26 January 2017

Black Cat or White

Hello.  Welcome.  Woke to blue sky, frosty grass and sunshine, when it cleared the mountain.  So a cold but glorious day.  Spent time in the garden doing some tidying and grooming one of my rabbits who seemed to be having a very bad hair day.  I think this warm winter has confused them as to whether they should be in winter coat or moulting for the spring.  Also took the time to think about a couple of crafty challenges and came up with this.  Uhhh, these.

Went with a pair, but not identical, 10 x 10cm cuties for the De Edel challenge.  Went black and white for Double D and was also inspired by their mood board to use a cat, in this case Cheery Lynn's Funny Cat.  I cut him in black and white and paper pieced to get one cat black and white and one cat white and black.  

Using a few thank you cards this month so for the background I stamped and embossed DRS's Thank You and Lost Coasts Cat Paw Border.  Then I went all smudgy with the black archival.  

Now here's a fun idea!!  I went all smudgy again with the black archival and then embossed it with black embossing powder.  Actually quite a cool background me thinks.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

My monochrome beauties are joining the fun at
De-Egel Januari Challenge 26
Double D Challenges - Black and White 
Scrappelyst Grublis for Januar - Monokromatisk
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 
Happy Little Stampers January - Anything Goes With Dies   


  1. What a cool idea Bunny and they both look awesome! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘BLACK & WHITE’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  2. Love your twofer puddy tats!
    Thanks for joining us at HLS.

  3. Super that you join our January 26 10x10 cm Challenge !
    Thanks for your participation and good luck.

    {Challengeblog De Egel}
    {Hobbywinkel De Egel}

  4. I love your funny cats so much! The sentiment on the first card is a perfect companion, too. What a treat! These made me smile, so thank you! And thank you for playing along in our Black and White challenge at Double D!

  5. Gail, your cat cards are adorable! I love the background you created on the second one. Thanks for joining the Double D Black and White Challenge.

  6. Cute cards. Thanks for joining us at Scrappelyst :)

  7. Fun cards, Gail! I love doing that same effect with embossing powder for a grungy look. My technique is a little different, but it achieves a similar look.

    We are still buried in snow here in Idaho.....not a lot for many parts of the world, but a lot for us. We keep getting another light snow and I am going to have to relent and start digging out a path for the swinging door to my chicken yard. As it is, I can only open it far enough for me to squeeze in and I have to walk all hunched over in there because the snow is so high that I can't stand up straight in some places. Every so often, we have a sunny day that barely reaches above freezing and a little of the snow melts. On those days, my chickens act like the happiest little birds in the world!! The sunshine lifts all our spirits!

    Have a great weekend!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  8. Cool cats! Black or white I'll love them all.

  9. Cool cards, they stan out from alot of the cardmaking we see today. Thank you for sharing them with us @ Scrappelyst :)

  10. What a funny black and white cards Gail. Thank you for joining the challenge at "De Egel".
    Greetings Miranda (dt-De Egel)


  11. Woww these cats are awesome,
    very nice and funny cards ☺
    Thanks for joining our "10x10" Challenge at De Egel !
    Hugs Erica
    {DT De Egel}

  12. super fun!! Thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

  13. So cute! What a fun card.Thanks for playing along with Happy Little Stampers!

  14. Such a nice cards! Thanks for joining us at 'de Egel'.
    Good luck!


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