Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers #153

I'm back with one of my favorite challenges - The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers where the prompt is C is for Cats. 

I wonder if Edna sheds?????

I really had to dig deep into both my memory bank and my stamp stash to find a cat stamp.  Yes, I own a cat.  I also own three dogs.  I do not however own many cat/dog stamps, much to the amazement of my friend Lindsey.  (Am I supposed to?)  

Somewhere I had a few firing neurons (I'm still in sad grandma mode here) that recalled an old Christmas set from Simon Says Stamp that featured a cat.  I paired the kitty with a couple of small images and sentiment from an awesomely snarky set made by Hero Arts and came up with this lovely card.

I think he rather looks like a butler, don't you?

In the original stamp set the kitty's arm is outstretched to hold a pile of wrapped Christmas gifts.  I thought it was purrfectly designed ;-) for serving some wine and cheese.  

I created the soft background using one of the newer masking stencils made by Taylored Expressions.  I must say that little mask set is very handy indeed.  The weight is quite substantial and the embossed marks make it very easy to not only center my image but also serve as a border for my (subtle) ink blending.  I will be using this little guy A LOT.

Look at that nice crisp edge to my border.

Simon Says Stamp Gifts of Love Stamp Set
Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Stamp Set
Taylored Expression Rectangular Masking Stencil
Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink
Copic Markers


Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!



  1. Ha ha ha! Great stamp and sentiment, and a fabulous card! Thanks for joining the feline fun at The Sisterhood, Jo x

  2. That cat! He looks like Duncan... if Duncan actually served, rather than waiting to be served. :D Perfect masking for the wine and cheese (you do know the sistahs well), and thanks for the review of the TE masking stencils - usually I DIY, but I can see where these might be a step up. ;) Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  3. Like Lindsey, my mind is boggling at the thought of a cat waiting on a human. Which adds extra snark to this gorgeous card. Love the frame effect created by masking.

  4. Fabulous feline, Jules!! love the snark!

  5. I'm always amazed that you can find the perfect stamp for any challenge.

  6. Muahhhhh ha ha ha ha I adore that sentiment!
    And wine being served ON cheese...yes please!
    Thanks for joining Edna and the sisterhood of snarky stampers for C is for Cat!