Sunday, 23 February 2014


Hello lovely people,

I have had a lovely weekend with my sister-in-law, her other half and my niece and nephew but am properly exhausted now.  A Saturday night out at a Chaser gig accompanied by a few cheeky glasses (bottles?!) of red wine and a lot of dancing on the tables may have had something to do with that but oh, it was so much fun :-D

Earlier this week it was my other sister-in-law's hubby's birthday and I was running a bit late with making his card so opted for an easy CAS design and here it is...

I fancied a bit of black and white colouring and chose this fab LOTV image from one of the sketch pads, but it is also available as a rubber stamp.  The monochrome colouring proved to be a nice quick option as I didn't have to spend time matching all the colours to my DP!

Card recipe;
Image: Jack, Patch and Puss sketch pad - LOTV (rubber stamp version here)
DP: Flea Market 'treasure' - Crate Paper
Twine: The Ribbon Girl (temporarily closed)
Enamel dots: MME cut & paste flair 'sweet'

Copic colours;
Dog: W2-4 & 5-8
Cat: W00-1 & 1-4
Cake: various W series
Ground: W00-3

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and it's going to be an early night for me tonight so I am fresh for work tomorrow!
Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Kat xx

Challenges I am entering;
1.  LOTV - name that tune (Celebration - Kool and the Gang)
2.  A Creative Romance (let's get sentimental)
3.  Totally Gorjuss (string's the thing)
4.  Top Tip Tuesday (stitching)


Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Such a great card, love the black and white - it looks so striking!

jimlynn said...

There's just something about a black and white card that makes it so pretty and elegant looking! CUTE image and a fabulous card!!!
Sounds like you had a great day yesterday too! Glad you had fun.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Kat! I absolutely love this with the mono colour scheme x

gail said...

love your colour scheme, looks sunning. Gail

Sammy said...

So cute! Love the B&W! x

Sarah said...

Monochromatic is just perfect for a guy card and this is no exception!! xx

Nonni said...

This is so cute... Your monochrome coloring is superb! I'd love to see this card also at I hope you'll join in!

Nonni said...

Sorry Kat, wrong link... Here's the right one:

Wishcraft said...

Love love love! This is gorgeous hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Vicky said...

Hi my sweetie I soooooooo love this card, I lurve black & white & this is perfect!! Hope you recover by tomorrow hun, as long as you had a good time its always worth it shug ;0)

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Sue said...

It sounds like you have had a good weekend Kat!
Your card is wonderful. I love the image, such fabulous colouring and your black and white design looks so effective.
hugs Sue xx

Elaine said...

I LOVE black and white cards. They are always so very striking and classy.
Love the image and the CAS design..perfect!

Big hugs
Elaine xxx

Marilyn said...

Fabulous card Kat. The black and white is so striking and eye-catching.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous sweet card, love the monochrome style.

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Kat. Love the cute image and fab mono colour scheme.
Hope your head's recovered!!
Lorraine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the mono which you could enter into our challenge at Little Claire. Really striking card. Sounds like a fun weekend

Unknown said...

Oh Wow!!! How gorgeous is THIS Kat!!
Those sketch pads look like a must have to me! I'm last minute .com and that would be ideal. Look at the materpice you created! LOVE the b/w. SO posh! Hugs Viv xxx

Pop's Cards said...

This is gorgeous sweetie, hugs Pops x x x

Unknown said...

Amazing! I don't think I could ever pull something like this off. Perfection...

Anonymous said...

You are a genius & I love this!!!
So so soooooooo much !!!
It popped out of my blog lovin @ me !!! Kat, you ROCK !!!!!

Christine L said...

Oooh this monochromatic creation is fabulous Kat... and perfect for a man too! But it's not so CAS with all that perfect stitching... that would take me ages!

Christine x

Diane said...

Just a darling design in monochromatic Kat.

Hugs Diane

Melissa said...

This is adorable, great colouring.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss

Little K Smith said...

Aawww love this hun! Such a cute LOTV image and I love your black n white colouring too!

stefali said...

Beautiful card! love the combo!! thanks for joining TTT this time :) Steph DT

Anonymous said...

Oh Kat you are so funny just love the thought of you dancing on tables! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your card I would love to be able to do a black and white image it really freaks me out! I think you need to do a tutorial on this! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Annette said...

Fab card, Love the image and the stitching. I actually think I might have this image (or maybe the uncoloured version of the pad)
Annette - Netty's Cards
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