Friday, July 5, 2019

Thinking of Mew - Monochrome

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30 Cats in 30 Years post!!!

(Hurry!....It ends 11:59 pm Pacific on Saturday, July 6, 2019!!)
Hi, Friends......

I'm here with a card to share that I didn't start out to make. It was one of those that happened when two pieces in my coral scrap bag got too close to each other. In my rummaging, I spied this perky gingham pattern behind a couple of off-kilter star diecut negatives. I thought to myself, "It's different.....but I LIKE it!" :)

But what to add to it after the marriage of the two scraps???? Cats, of course! So the card took shape and came into being. I think placing the cats in front of the stars helps them look not quite so least I hope so! When I cut those stars, I obviously  was not planning on making a card from the negative!!!

I almost always cut my card panels so a border of my card base shows, but I didn't want to cut any more off these stars than necessary.  So I used a different stitched rectangle die than usual.

Supplies used include:
Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Rectangles die set
X-Cut - A5 Mixed Cats die set
Winnie & Walter - True Multifaceted Star Cutaways die set
Newton's Nook Designs - Newton's Sick Day stamp set
Clear Dollar Stamps - Elegant Accents Tag Frames (discontinued)
Versafine ink in Habanero
Scraps from stash

Hope you like my kitty card. I think it turned out really cute. Hope you USA friends had a safe and relaxing 4th of July. Thank you for stopping by today.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stars &/or Stripes
2. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #394-395 - Anything Goes
3. Kat Scrappiness July Card Challenge - Patriotic &/or Pets
4. Crafty Hazelnut's July Patterned Paper Challenge
5. DL.ART July Linky
6. Papercraft Challenges #40 - Stars
7. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #93
8. SUYP Challenge #44 - Furrything Goes
9. Ike's World Challenge #122 - G is for Gingham


  1. Oooh - I think that is excellent. A great way to use up some 'snippets' and I think the stars look intentional. Wonderful addition with some kitties :-D
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  2. Oh my gosh Janis, I just love this! The gingham and kitties give your card such a warm and cozy look, and love the way you layered everything and then used a stitched rectangle. It looks like a sweet little mini-quilt. Yay for happy accidents.

  3. Awww.... Such brilliant look has this card!! Adorable design!! It's so happy when in the snippets box there are things that matches perfectly and the ideas come out quickly, isn't it? :D Fabulous work, love IT!!

  4. This is lovely, Janis! Always love gingham, Jo x

  5. Wonderful design! Love the cats and the stars! Everything goes perfectly.

  6. The addition of the cats is perfect!

  7. This is so Adorable Janis I just missed your giveaway, but thankfully I did not miss your gorgeous card!! I am absolutely loving your cats.
    Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes JULY 2019
    Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  8. Wonderful card Janis! The cat die cuts are so cute and I love how you are so good with using your scraps.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  9. Love the design layout and those cute kitties too!

    Thanks for joining in at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    DT Val x

  10. The sentiment is my favourite, I love a good quote and a play on words. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  11. Awesome idea Janis and yep, the cats infront took away the off balance look you were worried about :) Super card :) xxxx Thank you for joining us at IkesWorld this month. Hugs Mimi xxxx

  12. A beautiful card - great layout using the stars.

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x


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