16 January, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #63

This inspo for this one is gorgeous!  Take a look below...but I'm getting a bit ahead of myself.  Inky Paws is the name of the (roughly)  fortnightly challenge hosted by one of my favourite manufacturers - Newton's Nook Designs.

You know I can't pass up a challenge which involves pink and cats, right?  Not to mention the flowers and vintage typewriter in the inspiration pic.  I had this idea for some time.  Maybe since last year's Cat Lovers Hop (or was it the year before?).  I think it was 2016 because I hoped to do both a card nd layout and just had time to do the layout. 

Anyway it involves having a fussy cut kitty from the Naughty Newton stamp set hanging off a set of curtains and tearing them under his weight. A bit like NCC* hanging off our flyscreens which is why I had to colour the kitty grey!!

The wallpaper in the room had to be pink and the curtains made from scrap fabric are pink and floral.  I really wanted to sew the raw edges, but my machine has the walking foot on it at the moment and despite several attempts, it wasn't at all pleased so I taped them back not wanting to change the foot.

I'm not at all thrilled with my colouring efforts.  The blending and shadows are not how I wanted them and look worse after having dried, so I may go back and go over some parts again, but for today it will do.

I wanted to use the "hang in there" sentiment and it gave me the perfect opportunity to bring in the typewriter element from the inspo pic.  I know it doesn't have to be a literal interpretation, but since it worked I just went with it. 

I used my vintage Olivetti and the poor old girl seems to be skipping spaces since I last used her.  Fortunately NPCH* (aka Tech Support) is pretty Old School so he might be able to take a look.  

Here she is and current quirks aside, she works beautifully considering her age.

Here's a more detailed look at the full card:

*Acronyms in the left sidebar <---

Love and plenty of pinkness!


  1. This is so cute! I love how you created pink curtains for that Naughty kitty to climb, compete with scratch marks! What a fun card!
    -Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

  2. WOW! This card is simply amazing! I love the torn curtain with the kitty hanging on it! Perfection! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Inky Paws Challenge, hope you join in the next one too. Hugs, Zsofi

  3. Cute! I love the curtains and how you shredded one just like a kitty would do! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Inky Paws Challenge!

  4. This is awesome! What a great way to interpret the inspiration image and put it into a card! So many incredible details, I just love it all!!
    I'm so glad you were able to join us at Inky Paws!
    <3 Emily L.

  5. Love how you were inspired by the challenge and your typewriter is sooooooooooooo AWESOME.