Wednesday 14 June 2017


Angela's recent post using the Lauren Burch for Stampendous Cats inspired me to ink up my new Mama Elephant's The Cat's Meow stamp. I wasn't in a colouring mood and so decided to paper piece the cats, using some snippets of patterened paper from the bit box. Once I'd glued them all onto the kraft background, I coloured in their ears, any items then had on or were holding and added a little colour to their cheeks.

I stamped one of the balloons from the stamp set and some more balloons and sentiment  from Mama Elephant's Celebration Balloons and paper pieced these using some scraps of coloured card. I couldn't be bothered to cut out the centres of some of the letters and so coloured these in in a browny colour to try and match the kraft card. I drew in the strings with a black fineliner and added some faux stitching round the edge of the image. To finish, I added glossy accents to the balloons and the cat's noses, before mounting it on green card on a landscape 5x7 card blank.

As I used lots of bits I'm heading over to the Snippet's Playground, to see what mischief Parsnip has been up to!


  1. Such a fun card Cara, love the cats and your colours, I always like to see kraft card used too, Kate x

  2. Fab card Cara. The kitties are so sweet, each one of them has such a lovely personality. Great way to use up the small pieces of paper too. Have a great week, Angela xXx

  3. Brilliant card and a great collection of happy cats. Great use of the glossy accents.

    Kath x

  4. Brilliant card, Cara. I love all the paper pieced cats - it must have taken you ages! Great tip to colour in the centre of the letters to match the kraft card - very clever! xx

  5. Brilliant paper piecing Cara - what a great card! I love it - such a fabby way to use up snippets.

    Lovely to see you playing along in the Snippets Playground.


    Di xx

  6. Hi Cara
    Super card. I'm a cat person so it's right up my street.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  7. Oh what a fab image, great job cutting out all those kitties!

  8. CATS? What's going on? I expect BUNNIES from you! LOL!

    Fab card - love all that paper piecing. You must have A LOT of patience!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  9. Fabulous card and all that paper piecing but I too am thinking where are the rabbits???

  10. Lots of brilliant paper piecing and a wonderful cat 'crowd' - love it.


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