Wednesday, 18 January 2017

WOYWW - III - A Whole Lot of Paws!

Wow.. so.. here we are again Crafters and Bloggers.. Wednesday!! Time certainly flies when you are having fun :)

Brrrr it is -5C this morning in Andover, UK!!

The Blue Kindness card from last week has hopefully arrived.. so now we patiently wait until 21st January (well next Wednesday) so I can show you what I made.

But on to this week... and here is my desk.. as taken last night:

A whole lot of paws!
Going from left to right, you will see some marbled card which my friend and I made on Saturday... she wanted to learn about foam and spray ink.. and as it is my favourite thing to do I was more than happy to show her.

In the background you will see pink/red marble background that she made with black paste butterflies.. she left it behind for me to turn into a valentines card.. which I will play with soon.

Centrally is my newest project.. and I am attempting to use up all the stamps on my desk for a very special card. Unfortunately I can't tell you all about it yet.. but the Paws in the circles are a sneak peek for you.

I've also just received a commission for two cards.. which I hope to make tonight/Thursday at craft group so I can mail them out on Friday.

I hope you have all had a good week... I will be around to visit when I can :)

Ps.. now that I am enjoying blogging, I thought that you would like to meet my 3 furbabies...

Petal is 9 and we think she has used up most of her 9 lives. She currently has a paw that has no feeling due to a neurological injury she suffered when she was hit by a car in October... we are still grateful to the lady who hit her for picking her up and rushing her to the vet... we would have last her had she not made it to the vet so quickly. Petal is still very much the boss cat.

Biscuit (known mostly as Kitty) is 3 and a very chunky girl.. we did try to diet her but she went on a week long hunger strike refusing to eat the diet food.. to the point that she was lifeless... now we let her eat what she wants (within reason).

Jasper (JazzyCat) is 2 and is a very sweet, gentle little boy. His favourite thing is to pick up his toys in his mouth and race around the house at full speed until he is panting for breath... it's too cute.

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Jasper (JazzyCat)

Biscuit (Kitty)

Petal (3 legged boss cat)

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  1. Morning! the paws stamping looks interesting, hope we see the finished results when it is safe to share!! Helen #2

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    1. Hi :)
      Yes.. you will... her birthday is 26th January and I am flying to Aberdeen to be with her... so excited.. will post the final card on the WOYWW week after she has it :)

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  2. Happy WOYWW. Lots of fab craftiness on your desk. Your cats are gorgeous. We have a big old tabby out on the farmyard called Tiger - the friendliest cat ever. Our housecat, Milky, rules everyone and is very spoilt. We nearly lost her after she was hit by a car back in 2010. She has pins in one leg and gets some pain because of that. Ali x #7

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    1. Petal has been hit twice now.. we keep hoping she has learned her lesson... but luckily she is doing so very well.

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  3. Fab desk and best of luck with your special project and planned stamp use! FAB pix of the fur babies too

    Happy WOYWW

    Kathyk
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    1. Thank you... I am hoping to finish my second commission card tomorrow so I can get back to the paw print one!

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  4. Love those kitties and great to see the foam and spray ink results. have a lovely week.
    sandra de @19

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    1. I love playing with foam and ink.. and now my friend does too.. soon there will be a shortage of cheap shaving foam in Andover hehehe

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  5. Gorgeous cats. Happy woyww jill #24

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    1. Thank you... they are lovely characters... I miss them when I am away.. especially Kitty as she is always sleeping on me

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  6. I really enjoyed meeting your fur children - all so beautiful. We had a 3 legged cat, Wobbly Hobbes, a beautiful ginger girl. We found her by the side of the road, turns out she had been shot & to save her life they needed to amputated her left arm as the bullet had made quite a mess. We adopted her & she was the fastest kitty in the house on 3 legs. Intrigued to see what the kitty paws will be. ... Mary-Lou #26

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    1. I can never understand cruelty to animals. We are actually amazed at how resilient Petal has been... she just keeps going and is easily fastest of the cats too.

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  7. Hi Erika, oh my, I love your furbabies! Never met a cat I didn't love. Hopefully, now I have a surgery date, we will be adopting a cat or two when I come home. We too used to have a 3 legged ginger tom, he lost one back leg to an infection from a rat bite. Never made the slightest difference to him at all. Looking forward to seeing the finished card, Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #5 XxX

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    1. Hugs Shaz... glad things are moving forward for you.. and yay for adopted kitties.. I can't imagine life without them.

      Hope to show the final card in a couple of weeks

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  8. Sounds like you and your friend had fun playing with the foam and paint. The project on your desk looks interesting - looking forward to seeing finished project.

    Lovely cats.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #37

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    1. Thank you.. we had so much inky messy fun.. always great to play with friends :)

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  9. what lovely furbabies!!! Love the marbled paper you and your friend made.

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    1. Thank you :D

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  10. Aww your cats are gorgeous! My Tilly is lying behind me whilst I type! She lays on the cushion that supports my lower back on my swivel desk chair. I think she just likes my warmth...Just like I like hers! Happy WOYWW! Sez x

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    1. Kitty is always sleeping on me when I am in my chair downstairs but rarely when I craft because I have to move her.

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    1. Lol.. it's OK.. most weeks I mess up my link and end up with 2 or 3 numbers hehe

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  12. Your cats are beautiful! I can relate to your youngest cat - my Inky (3 yrs old) does that too, except up and down the stairs. Her favourite toy right now is the laser beam light - she meows for it every night! My Penny is now 17 years old, and is the boss cat. She is also overweight, but it really doesn't matter - we love her anyway! Your desk looks very intriguing with all those kitty prints - can't wait to see the end result! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #47

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    1. Jazz is mad... we have a 3 storey house and he runs up all the stairs and down again and over the beds and under them... I wish I had his energy!

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  13. Love the ink colours you're 'pawsing' with! Desk looks pretty damn good considering you're in the middle of something. And how nice to meet the kitty cats.

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    1. Purples... lots and lots of Purples :D

      As I am technically owned by the cats.. it is only fair to mention them too

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  14. You're cats are all gorgeous but the expression on Biscuit's face is adorable! Our late great Bonnie, aka The Boss, used to do what your Inky does and she was 17 when she passed last April. I like your desk, lots of lovely stuff on it to look at. The paw prints are intriguing. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #21

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    1. I've lost a few kitties in my life... they are always at part of your heart.. but I couldn't be without them... they bring so much love and laughter.

      Can't wait to share the card.. just need to finish it!!

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  15. Great workspace. TFS xx Jan 52

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    1. Thank you.. I love it

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  16. Hi Erika your desk looks interesting. Have a great time at Craft Club. Your cats are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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    1. So glad for a project for craft club tomorrow so I hopefully won't have to carry all my stuff up this week!

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  17. Love the pics of your fur babies and you sound to be very busy. Thanks for popping by and admiring the flowers
    Lynn 10 x

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    1. I work a full time job and try to craft in the evening to give myself a little break and do something creative.. I'm busy because my craft piggy is empty so I have taken on two commission cards for this week.. 1 is finished.. the other not yet started.

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  18. Great backgrounds and yes certainly a lot of paws. I added the lagoon stickles to my journal page, just the ticket. Thanks for the visit. BJ#34

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    1. Stickler make everything better.. love the colours you were playing with :)

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  19. Mmmmm, now I wonder what they will end up as! Love your kitties. Have a great woyww and thanks for the visit to mine, Angela x 9

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    1. The kitties say thank you :)

      I just hope what is in my head translates to what is on the card... it's more like a scrapbook page idea... well.. I will show it in a couple of weeks

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  20. Looks like you are going to be busy - good job you've got three lovely helpers in the craft room!
    Bernice #57

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    1. Petal and Biscuit come to visit but rarely stay.. Jasper has his own chair the other side of the room... as otherwise he insists on sitting on the windowsill and then walks all.over my projects!

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  21. Looks like you are having FUN with those paws in the circles!

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    1. I did have fun... the circles needed the centres masking because I just wanted the outermost circle... then loads of tiny paws... I just hope it all comes together!!

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  22. Love your projects, Erika, and a lovely creative space too. Your kitties are all so beautiful! And so different, too. We have two grey tabby girls (Beatrice, the older one, now 16, is definitely the boss cat and alway has been) - both are getting on a bit now and have health issues. They rule the roost and my hubby and I are definitely cat slaves...

    Thank you for your lovely comment - but what a temptress you are, enticing me into an exciting new project when I should be concentrating on my UFOs lol lol!! The trouble with UFOs is they are like dust in the house - no, they are not going anywhere, but the longer you leave them, the more they increase!! I may not be able to resist the temptation to start the mini-books... My tooth is a lot better today, thank goodness, and I'm just hoping it doesn't flare up again and won't need taking out!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #40

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    1. Giggles... I am so naughty encouraging you into more UFOs..but sometimes we just need to play with an idea before it drives us crazy.. or it too will become a UFO too!

      Biscuit and Jasper are actually related (Jasper is Biscuits nephew) but they are all very different and it is the quirks I love about cats

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  23. Love your space and your sneak peek project. Love the photos of your fur babies too. Happy WOYWW! Dorlene #48

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    1. Thank you... I am so lucky :)

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  24. Based on your descriptions, I think you captured your kitties' personalities perfectly in your photographs. I like all the pretty cards on your desk. Blessings!

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    1. All of the cards on my desk (along the back) are things I made at a workshop and are there to remind me that I can do it! Or are cards sent from friends.

      I love that my cats all have distinct personalities... it is the quirks I love

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  25. All your kitties are absolutely gorgeous with their own individual personalities! I hope to see them around on WOYWW! Loving those marbled backgrounds and the paw prints are so fun. If you lose that stamp, you have quite a few replacements available LOL! Thanks so much for visiting my blog yesterday. Enjoy the rest of the week! zsuzsa #14

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    1. I think my cats would love having inky feet to run all over everything lol.. they are probably more creative than I am!

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  26. Great looking desk looking forward to seeing what you have made next Wednesday, Loving your cats Petal is very much like my Bonny i had a few years ago,

    Thank you for your visit,

    Lilian # 15

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    1. I am getting really addicted to WOYWW... love seeing little pieces of what people create and I am looking so forward to being able to reveal cards too.

      Petal is so fluffy and cute.. it gets her out of serious trouble!!

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  27. I'm doing a quick catch up of the blogs I missed to visit yesterday. Thanks for calling by at mine and for your lovely comments.
    Gorgeous fur babies.
    Hope you have a great week.
    Hugs,
    Annie x #13

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    1. Always good to see what everyone is up to :)

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  28. Hi Erika, Looking forward to seeing how your card with the paw prints comes out.

    Your three cats are lovely, but don't tell my girls (two ~Greyhounds) I said that:)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #22

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    1. Awww I love dogs too.. I am sure that if we were more "walk friendly" we'd have a dog as well as the cats lol.

      I hope the card in my head comes out well on paper... I guess you will all see soon!

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  29. I love the swirly backgrounds - the black butterflies look fab against the pink, it will make a lovely card. You have three beautiful fur babies, Kitty looks in very good shape to me and a few curves just make her cuddlier - well that excuse works for me!!
    Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog earlier - sorry I'm a bit late getting round.
    Diana #20

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    1. I love shaving foam and spray inks... it is just so much fun and the results are always so cool!

      I agree that Kitty is the purrrfect kitty shape... I'd not change her.. except for her teeny tiny feet which hurt so bad when she finds the spaces between your ribs!

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    2. I love shaving foam and spray inks... it is just so much fun and the results are always so cool!

      I agree that Kitty is the purrrfect kitty shape... I'd not change her.. except for her teeny tiny feet which hurt so bad when she finds the spaces between your ribs!

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  30. Oh my goodness..Biscuit is the cutest! And I loved "meeting" Petal and Jasper. You have great things going on your desk. Enjoy the week! Thanks for stopping by.
    -K #38

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    1. When Biscuit was born she was almost entirely white!! It's been so cool watching her change colours and get darker and we adore her ginger nose hehe

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  31. Great stuff going on on your desk! Must say your cats have stolen your thunder though - they are all so gorgeous! Chrisx 55 ps Thanks for your visit!

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    1. Story of my life.. lol.. I know my cats eclipse all else.. but they needed to be introduced... they are their own creations :)

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  32. Look forward to seeing your finished work. BUT your cats are ADORABLE !!!!!!!! Thanks for popin by. Anne x #18

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    1. They know it took... most photographed cats ever.. especially Biscuit.. poor little loves!

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  33. ooooooh I love the foam and ink trick too, big fun!! LOVE those pics of your furry family, you can see all their different personalities. I really miss having a cat. Have a great weekend :o) Annie C #53

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  34. Hi there. Finally made it to peek at your desk this week. What fun you are having. Love the marbled effect.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #1

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    1. I never knew shaving foam and ink could be so addictive!!
      I hope you had a lovely time away x

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  35. great looking desk today...so busy! I have three cats inside and a couple outside that actually belong to someone else but come here to visit the outside feeding dish! I love them so much and depend on them a lot for friendship when my husband travels...my tabby looks like your Petal and just talks 90 miles an hour to me. Skiddy is a calico, and Ghost is solid white. Maybe I will post pictures next week of the girls! Sorry I am so late getting around but...I made it!!! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my desk earlier! Vickie #54

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