Sunday, 1 May 2022

Cats and dogs for Country View Challenges

  Hello and welcome to May. It's time for our new challenge over at Country View Challenges. Our theme this month is "Cats and/or dogs" so we would like to see projects with cat and/or dog imagery as the focus.  You can make anything you like using any products. You can enter a maximum of  5 times and into a maximum of 10 challenges including ours. As always there is a fab £20 voucher up for grabs for one lucky randomly selected winner to spend on the website.  You can find all the details of the challenge and more examples made by my talented teamies here.

I used the following products; I have added clickable links within this post to the CVC website. If anything is out of stock just add your name in the email notification and Susan will email you when she has them back in stock. 

I am very much a "cats" girl so my design makes this month will both be with cat stamps. In my opinion the best cat stamp set I own is Curious Cats by Visible Image. I LOVE this set. It is a real talking point and I sell lots of cards made with this set in Dotty's Teahouse. 

I used it with the birthday sentiment from the VI Happy birthday verse set and
the fun Count me in stencil
This is what I got up to;

I stamped the large cat and a birthday poem (from an A7 size birthday set also by Visible Image) onto white card and clear heat embossed.
I masked the eyes and nose.
Using walnut stain, antique linen and crackling campfire distress oxides  I blended them through the  Count me in stencil

I then coloured the eyes and nose with glitter pens before matting and layering onto my card blank.
Here is my finished card.
With some close ups 

and 1 final shot; 

I hope I may have inspired you to join in with our May challenge. You can use any stamps/products, the choice is yours. 
 Once again all the details for the challenge are  Remember that when you buy from the Country View Crafts website UK postage is FREE on orders over £20.00

Once again here you can find all the details for our challenge  here.

I would love to see you over on Instagram where I share new creative makes nearly every day. This is my link/profile @jane.tyrrell
Sadly these days I just don't have the time to blog everything! 

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Stunning card Jane - really graphic look about it.
    Pauline xx

  2. I totally love this card ! Fabulous ! Have a great month of May ! Corrie xx

  3. Such a gorgeous card! Your design is so beautiful and that cat stamp is so pretty - love it 😀. Happy May! Hugs Jo x

  4. Love this Jane, what a fabulous design! xx

  5. Awe, love your gorgeous kitty, with its beautiful amber eyes!!
    Happy new week my friend,
    V x

  6. I love this one, cat's rule!

  7. Wonderful card Jane - I love the background.

  8. Awesome work Jane - love it! Hugs rachel x

  9. This is lovely Jane, I really like how you've used the stencil. Take care and have a very happy month, Sue xx

  10. Brilliant card, the eyes have it of course... a bit fiddly but well worth it! x


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