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Saturday, 12 March 2011

A Card from the Heart and the Queen of Cats Tag










Hi, hope you all have had a great day. We went to Carlton Village and visited Emmaus, this is a very special community which helps people to move on from homelessness, providing work and a home in a supportive family environment and enables people to develop skills and rebuild their self respect. This wonderful place is all about recycling in many ways, plus they have a terrific Bistro and out of this world yummy cakes including their famous Pavlova......you have to see this to believe it........needless to say I bought a couple of things from their shops, a reference book and a wonderful wooden thingy that was crying out to be altered, but what into, not sure yet, am just enjoying touching it at the moment, sad person that I am.........lol

Anyways enough of my ramblings. I made this card and tag, just because I love the stamps and have been longing to use them. The tag is going to a dear friend of mine who adores her cat and the card hasn't a home yet. I used a Prima Flower Mask for the background of the card, Antique Linen Distress Ink and a Promarker for the little bit of colouring in. Stamps by Papermania and Inkadinkado. Just noticed The Stampman challenge this week is Floral, not sure if this really fits the bill as its not covered in flowers apart from the background and the word Flower.........mmmmm we will see. The Tag has been brushed with Distress Inks and Flowersoft added; Stamp by Andrea Jayne for Docrafts - such a great cat stamp.
Ooh just seen the Blog One Stop Craft Challenge are doing Clean and Simple so will try the card their as well, brill.

Hope you like these as I enjoyed making them. Take care and have a great weekend, Annette x

68 comments:

Sue West said...

Fabulous card and tag Annette. That cat is just adorable.
Sue xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful card and Tag Netty, love the BG and the sweet image!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh these are gorgeous Nettie and that Emmaus community sounds really special!!

Paula said...

love the card....great image and wonderfully coloured

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Netty! Happy Saturday! I love your latest creations! The card is so sweet! And, you're right, what a great cat stamp!! Love the soft backgrounds on both pieces! Beautiful! :)

donna said...

Wonderful card and tag. I love that little girl stamp and the flowers on your cat tag. That sounds like a great Community resource. Thanks for sharing...Donna

craftattack said...

Great card and I LOOOOOOOOOVE that pussy cat queen! Glad you had such a nice day!

Caroline Hallett said...

awesome awesome card, love the cat most of all

Carol Q said...

two gorgeous creations Netty! and both very different

Rosietoes said...

Love the card lo Annette - simply beautiful and the verse too. The cat is something else! Your friend will adore it. :)

Hope you are having a good weekend - I can almost taste that pavlova. :)

Edna x

Fliss said...

Glad to hear you had a good day Nettie and can't wait to see you altered wooden piece.
Gorgeous card and tag and I have that cat as I saw it at The Range and fell in love with it (great value too).
Thanks for your kind words too, my daughter is coping but is very worried about her friends (so much so that she hadn't given thought to celebrating her birthday today).
We're all hoping for better news from Japan soon.
Fliss xx

Susan Allan said...

I do like them both, Netty.
The cat looks like she is having a lovely daydream and the sentiment on your card is very sweet.

In fact that cat has such an expressive face she could be thinking many things. Mine only thinks about food!

Have a lovely evening
Sue xxxx

Susan Allan said...

Oh, forgot to say what wonderful work Emmaus does!
Sue x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely creations Netty, love the background on the card with an adorable image and love the hint of colour. The cat looks very aloof, just what cats should look like. Tracy Evans x

Joan said...

Love the masked background on the card Annette and fab use of the stamp,the cat is so cute too

Chris said...

Gorgeous card and tag Netty and your friend is going to love that gorgeous cat, I love them both. Sounds like you had a good day and the village must be an amazing place, nice to know there's somewhere like that. Hugs, Chris x

2amscrapper said...

both of these are absolutely wonderful!

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous card and a superb tag, Annette! Have a great weekend!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Annette I like the sentiment, but that tag is purrrfect.
Kevin xx

Meggymay said...

Both beautiful, I love your backgrounds as well as the images. It sounds like you visited a very special place today. xx

Tracey said...

Wow what a beautiful card and tag you have made hon, I so like the soft colours and genlte design of both pieces. I was so interested to read what you had to say about the village, what an absolutely amazing project, I lived and worked in London for a while and I was astounded by the number of homeless, it is something I feel strongly about, they are often very much misunderstood and any project giving the poor souls a chance is definitely a worthwhile cause in my opinion, thankyou for sharing xxx

Zoechaos said...

Lovely soft gentle card and tag just plain lovely XOXO Zoe

wearestampers said...

Your card is just lovely! And the cat tag is super! Love that flower soft on it!
Pam

Jennifer said...

Both so lovely Netty. I love the girl image xx Jenny xx

Cheryl said...

oh one,fab card hun love the layout and just adore that tag,you have created,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Lizzy xx said...

Gorgeous card & tag Netty...luv the cat & ace colours.

xx Lizzy xx :)

Terry said...

Wonderful card and tag! Love the flowers around the kitty! Your backgrounds are gorgeous! Have a great evening!

Linda R. said...

Ahhhh, both of these are just as sweet as can be... You know I love anything to do with cats. And this tag is so cute.. Hope you are having a great weekend.

Hugs, Linda

Linda Cain said...

These are just so fun! Love them.

~Linda

Candy C said...

Nettie...these are just so precious! I LOVE the card...the stamps, the saying, the coloring, etc. It's all just spectacular! LOVE THE SAYING!! Your little kitty tag is darling as well. You always do such lovely work! I always enjoy checking out your weekly masterpieces!

Martina2801 said...

Nettie, both are just so creative and wonderful. I truly enjoy seeing what you create, such a pleasure.
Have a nice sunday my dear!

Lynn Stevens said...

Netty your Kitty is a Purr-fect little tag, the image and colors and little extra touches add to the charm.
Beautiful card as well.


In answer to your question I have about 300 gallons of paint on hand at any given time. An entire room devoted to my paint supplies.
Sad I know!!! LOL
hugs Lynn

Maggie said...

Both are fabulous love the stamps in both liking the backgrounds, puddy cat has attitude love it!

Daniele said...

love the sentiment on the card, am lovin' the kitty too, like how you've used the flowers soft, have to wait and see what your wooden thinghy turns into
have a brill suday although its grey and damp here
hugs x

Sandy said...

Wow thes are beautiful.
So great and elegant. I love them.

Have a great sunday Netty.

Anesha said...

Two beautiful creations, love he background on the card and the cat image is just adorable!

minnie_mac said...

Fabulous card and tags. Love the stamps you've used, the colouring and design. Spot on.

Marilyn

Faye said...

As beautiful as these stamps are, and they really are wonderful, I think the coloring with the distress inks really is the prize winner, Netty. I have the flower quote on a tiny stamp. I don't stamp tiny things very well. so it doesn't get used much. This one is a great size.

kayc said...

What a sweet little girl and the cat is gorgeous. Lovely work. Kathleen x

JeanFB said...

Wow, gorgeous projects, Netty! I love the card with it's beautiful masking, wonderful sentiment and image, perfectly highlighted with color. And the tag with the fun kitty basking in her flowersoft garden! The Emmaus organization sounds so truly wonderful - heartwarming to hear that such places exist around the world.

Mandy said...

Nettie these are beautiful hunny, I love the sentiment you've used on the gorgeous card and the cat tag is soooooo cute.
Have fun with your wooden thingy, the mind boggles lol
hugs Mandy xx

coops said...

these are both stunning netty.i love the images, especially the little girl :D

xx coops xx

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Your card is very striking, and I do believe that is one of the cutest cat stamps I've ever seen.

1CardCreator said...

Both of these are beautiful but I must say I am partial to the tag, looks splendid.

Dolly Daydreams said...

As always your work is so beautiful and always enjoy reading about what you have been up to. The soft backgrounds are superb and i think they fit all of the challenges you have mentioned. Have a super week. Marie

Sue said...

These are two beautiful pieces Annette. I love the masking on your card, and the sentiment is perfect. Who could resist your tag, this is the perfect cat stamp x

A Gypsy Angel/Stamperbee said...

Wonderful card and tag. I think that cat is my favorite :) Hope you had a great weekend. x Kim

CAROL said...

Oh! Netty, what a fabulous card...and that tag, well I'm drooling, it's so lovely. I love that cat image xx

Karina said...

Your artwork is fabulous, Netty. Love your style very much! The cat tag is such a cutie. Gorgeous! Will come back to see your new creations.
Hugs, Karina

Linda said...

Netty love your card & cat tag. Sure looks as if it`s the cat who got the milk. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Both pieces are gorgeous. Love the little girl, the beautiful masking effect and the quotation!
The tag is amazing too. Love the cat and the whole design.
I know the Emmaus community. They have also here in germany a social aid organization to help homeless people.They do a very good job!
Have a nice new week,
Anja

joanne wardle said...

oh gorgeous, both of them. I adore the card, the way you've coloured it is just perfect!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Luv them both, that saying on the card is just great!

CuddlyBunny said...

Beautiful creations! I love the simplicity of the first piece, and of course that lovely, tall kitty!

Your Emmaus sounds like a wonderful place! Thanks for telling us about it!

My name is Cindy said...

Love the little girl image and the cat is just darling!! Pavlova is my favourite - hope you ate a bit for me!!

Wanda H said...

Annette, both the card and tag are wonderful!!!!

Gerri Herbst said...

Just love the cat tag. The little sparkley fuzzy bits on the side and bottom are just the right touch.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two beautiful pieces, the tag with the cat is my favorite.

Chris @ My Arty Attempts said...

something on my blog for you!

Electra said...

I love how you've used the flowersoft. I never knew what to do with it until now...

Dawn B. said...

These are terrific.. I LOVE the background on your first one. Great job.

Andrea C said...

These are both beautiful, loving the cat image and your wonderful techniques with the backgrounds x

Shar said...

I love the way you used color in your card and who can resist that fabulous cat tag!! Beautifully done!

johanna said...

that cat-tag is so awesome!!!!!!!
i can´t believe how busy you are... so many great pieces in the last few days!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Annette, love your subtle card and the tag is yummy the flowersoft is perfect on it:0)xxx

Francesca said...

Beautiful card

Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week and Good luck!

Hugs
Francesca

Linda64 said...

Hi Netty, what a beautiful card and tag, that cat image is so cool, love it. The background colors are devine and love the flowers.
Hugs and happy weekend!

Tolegranny said...

Love the cat. She looks very cheeky. Lovely