Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Animal Talk

I've got something fun and a little different to share with you today, using yet another new stamp set.  I know, I'm spoiling you, aren't I?!  This set is called Animal Talk and it caught my eye straightaway as it includes a picture of a cat... no surprises there then.  It first appeared in last year's catalogue but I resisted until this last order when I succumbed to its cute charms!

This is its first outing:

I began by colouring the bird stamp with marker pens and stamping onto a scrap of Very Vanilla card, before cutting out with a circle die.  The Early Espresso card behind it is embossed with the lovely Woodgrain embossing folder.  I secured a short length of Natural Trim round and punched out some leaves with my Bird Builder Punch.  The actual greeting for the bird is 'bird talk for you're sweet' but I need a birthday card for the end of the week so I changed it.  Then it was simply a case of layering up the different pieces.  The inside of the card has the bird image stamped again.

Stamps: Animal Talk
Ink: marker pens in Early Espresso, Garden Green, Pacific Point and Tempting Turquoise
Card: Naturals White, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Other: Bird Builder Punch, Natural Trim, circle dies, Woodgrain embossing folder and BigShot

A few more snippets used up here so I can go for a second go on the swings over in the Playground.  Yippee!

I was in my blog stats yesterday when I noticed that I was getting a lot of hits from a pin on Pinterest. When I clicked on it to have a look at what it was expecting to see my card that was published in a magazine last year, I was gobsmacked to see that it is in fact one of my cat pictures!  Those poor people on Pinterest hoping to come to see pure cat pictures probably get a shock when they arrive at a crafting blog!  Hope you enjoy today's kitty:

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Fab card, think the wood grain embossing folder is going on my wish list now. I really enjoy your cat photos, yesterdays one had me in stitches cos it reminded me of dr evil on Austin powers lol. Hugs, Amanda x

  2. Super card hun, love the design. And kitty made me smile, thank you Hugs Sxx

  3. Super card - great idea to use the wood grain background, my folder isn't the same but I might well use your super idea :) And I do like how you mixed the sentiments.

    Poor Ralph :( Am still laughing at Mini Me!

    Hugs, Di xx

  4. Love the embossed background, and the translation of the bird talk is great! Brilliant, brilliant cat photo!
    Alison x

  5. Gorgeous card Victoria - I love the bird and fab that you can change the sentiment. I want that embossing folder! Will have to save a few pennies and put in an order! Karen x

  6. Fab design, love how you've used the animal talk sentiment. I just scrolled down and read your baby news - huge congratulations! Hugs, Lisa x

  7. Cute, cute, cute! That wood grain folder is awesome. And I love the cat photo! Whoever does the captions for them all certainly has a sense of humor!

  8. I love the woodgrain and that sweet bird!

  9. Love that wood grain background!


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