Monday, 26 February 2018

ATCAS Cat

Addicted to CAS has a simple code word this time:


In keeping with my personal goal to get lots of Christmas cards made well ahead of time, I went with a Christmas cat.


My Dad lives in a retirement residence and was very lonely after my Mum and then, a year later, his little dog passed away.  We knew he was too old and frail to look after another dog so we talked him into a cat to keep him company.  My sister found a perfect 8 year old indoor cat who had lived with a senior before and needed a new home.  My Dad adores her, despite telling us he wasn't a cat person.  So I made this card with him in mind as she is black and very fluffy.

I stamped and watercoloured the cat, added a sentiment, framed it with a pierced frame die that I cut twice and glued together for a bit of dimension, and popped it up on fun foam.

Be back tomorrow with another Christmas card for another challenge - thank you to all of you who run Christmas challenge blogs as you keep me motivated!





Supplies:
Stamps - Penny Black cat, Make an Impression sentiment
Ink - Archival Jet Black
Paper - watercolour paper, PTI Vintage Cream cs
Size - 4.75" square
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, MFT square pierced frame die, fun foam



9 comments:

  1. A lovely story about your dad - cats are great company - and easier to care for than dogs - your cat is so big and fluffy! a fun Christmas card for him!

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  2. So sweet! LOVE this fun cat ... the expression on his face says he is excited about Christmas, as all cats are. :) It's great that your Dad has a cat for company! He will love this card! xx

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  3. What a thoughtful and personal card for your Dad x Super cute card x

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  4. Great job of coloring this kitty, Susan! He looks very festive with his arms full of gifts! It's good that your dad can have a pet. They are so soothing.

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  5. So sweet, that's such an adorable little Kitty. We are all animal lovers at heart :)

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  6. Your dad will Love his cat Christmas card made and beautifully watercoloured with so much Love. TFS my friend. Hugs..

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  7. Love this gift laden kitty and the way you've colored him. Touching story about your dad too. Made me smile. Thanks for sharing with us at ATCAS.

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  8. That's one fat cat love it. Thanks for joining us over at ATCAS.

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