Wednesday, 22 May 2013

I haven't done this in a while ........

Happy Wednesday everyone,

It is Wednesday isn't it?! Yes!  There's just not enough hours in the day for me this week, or days in the week come to that! 

I've been so busy in the old craft room but finally everything is done - even my Timmie Tag (whoo hoo!!) I can go away on holiday and RELAX!  That's if I ever get the packing done. At this rate all I'll be taking is a toothbrush and my Mac Book!

I've been that busy this week that I've only just noticed  I have 3 new followers.  Hello and Welcome ladies to my little piece of Blogland.  Thank you for joining me on my crafty journey, it's nice to have you along.  (I seem to have waited all that time for 1, and then 3 come along all at once -  yeah!!)

Here's something I haven't done in a while ......... a Less Is More challenge.

When I saw this weeks challenge I just couldn't resist ....... It's a Theme week, and the theme is   

Cats and/or Dogs

The girls want to see cards featuring our favourite pets, so here's mine ......

We haven't had a pet in a while but, I'm definitely a cat person. This card is so quick and easy, I think it took me longer to take the photograph than it did to make the card.

I simply stamped the Lavinia Black Cat onto a 6x6 cardblank , using Versafine ink.  The little butterfly (Lavinia too) has been stamped using Versamark then I dusted Blue Patina Perfect Pearls over the top and added a few dots of glitter glue for a touch of sparkle

The sentiment is from Tim Holtz.

This Lavinia stamp so reminds me of my little pal Spot. Unfortunately he's no longer with us, but he had a good innings! He was with us nearly 17 years.
We got him when Christopher (my eldest) started school.  The taxi driver that took him to school every morning had all these kittens and he gave us first choice.  Christopher chose the only black one. 

We had to call him Spot ......... wait for it ........... after Data's cat on Star Trek!!!!  Oh yes ..... not only is my other half a games fanatic, and likes to play Warhammer, but he's also a Trekkie! (don't you just love him!)  I've been to a Star Trek Convention - for a whole weekend!!!  But that's another story.

Spot was my cat really.  I was the only one who could pick him up, we wouldn't let anyone else near him (clever lad!!)  He used to sit in my craft room with me, usually on the desk, whether it was full of stuff or not.  He would regularly walk around covered in glitter, the kids used to say it would do nothing for his street cred.  He used to sleep in there during the day while I was at work.  He always did find the warmest spot.

What is it they say, Dogs have Masters, Cats have Staff.  That's so true.

Oh well, must dash.  I'm off to the Post Office this morning, lots of crafty parcels to send.  Followed by  a bit of last minute holiday shopping and then I'm meeting a friend for coffee.

I'll be back again tomorrow with my Timmie Tag - I couldn't go on holiday without doing that now could I!!

Thanks for popping by today. Enjoy you Wednesday.

Cheerio for now


PS   Redanne, if you're reading this I have an apolopgy to make.  I'm so sorry, I deleted one of your lovely comments - by accident of course!  It was on my post from yesterday - my Forever 21 Blog challenge card.
I'd been moderating comments on the IB Blog, came back to my own and pressed the wrong button - arggghhhh!!!!  Before I could do anything the comment was gone.  You can imagine my reaction ........ if you'd like to leave it again I promise I'll publish it this time.  Roll on Friday - it's time I had a break I think. x


  1. Hi Linda, I will go back and leave another comment - don't worry, it happens and you must be so excited about your holiday! Love your cat card and love Spot too, our beautiful Wotchit died a couple of years ago at 23 and Whitby a year before at 21, still miss them........looking forward to seeing your Tim tag tomorrow! Hugs, Anne xx

  2. This is a cute card and a really cute cat... thanks for this peek at him!
    Thanks so much.
    "Less is More"


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