Thursday, 29 October 2015
I thought I saw a Puddy Cat ....
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. When I saw the poster for The Cat Lover’s Blog Hop I wanted to play along because before we got Jack Russell Terrier, we were owned by four cats over the years and we miss them all. So today I’ve a card (yippee no tag) to share and here it is …
An A6 card
Such a cute stamp and lots of old stash used up too!
A final look
I must apologise to Janis (Her Peaceful Garden) because this is not a great card and not the card I hoped to enter. My fall last weekend means I wasn’t able to stamp for a while. I am very grateful to have that hoard of images and backgrounds right now lol! I thought I wouldn’t be able to take part so I’m very relieved to have got something created.
As I mentioned above before we acquired Eddy we were owned by cats. We have had cats since the very beginning of our relationship and we have loved them, who have been our family over the years. We had three cats in a two bed flat but they were happy, healthy, spoilt and well loved.
Our first kitten was a ginger tom, Henry, I picked him from a PDSA centre in
and he came home
with me to be our indoor cat. For me it was
the start of a love affair on my part with ginger tom cats, there was something
so wonderful about Henry’s quirky nature that I fell in love with gingers from
then on. London
After Henry had been with us for about six months we acquired Ginny who we thought would be a great companion. Worst decision ever, we had to give her to OHs mum. Although she was much smaller than Henry she attacked him and one day we came home from work to find that she had pinned Henry down and had him by his throat and he had to have stitches.
We decided not to take on another cat at that moment because we were worried that Henry might have been the problem and we couldn’t be sure. However a couple of months later an obviously traumatised, hungry and frightened cat with a kitten appeared in the garden where we lived. She was afraid of people and women in particular. My OH was worried about her and used to feed her and the kitten and little by little he gained the trust of the mother cat. The kitten disappeared, we looked everywhere and put up posters but she was gone. Shortly after that the mother cat came to live with us and apart from bringing some uninvited guests with her (who were swiftly gotten rid of) Belle became a part of our lives and she and Henry were fine. We ended up with Ginny coming back into the fold when OHs mum died a few years later. Thankfully she had outgrown attacking other cats or kittens at that stage.
Then we moved here. A few months on we found out that my back problems were not going to improve. My London GP had not referred me for treatment as he said we would move before I would see someone. Big mistake! It was then too late for anything to be done as I’d not had any treatment for those 6-8 months after the second car crash. I was having a rotten day and we went into town to purchase a pick me up for me and I persuaded OH we needed that ginger kitten in the pet shop. That was my Oscar: he was more like a dog than a cat and he was only supposed to live for a few years as we found out a few months after we got him that he had a heart problem. He lived until he was seven: our vet called it a miracle. So long story short cats have and will always be a part of our story lol!
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Tools & Supplies
Stamp: La Blanche stamp #
Stencil: Stamplorations brick wall stencil
Die Cutting/Dies: Cuttlebug die cutting machine; Paper Smooches ‘Friend’ die
Miscellaneous Tools: heat gun; small cookie cutter; paint brushes; pot of water
Card Paper: 300 gsm card; snippets of stencilled card and snippets for stamping and die cutting
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours: Ranger Archival Jet Black IP; Pro-Markers (for the stencil); distress ink for colouring the cat; red and gold paint to colour the roses
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts roses; Friendly Plastic
Adhesives/Mediums: Collall all purpose glue; foam pads; Washi tape
# VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 8 years old