Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Happy Father's Day

Featuring the utterly adorable Newton from Newtons Book Club.  This is for my step-dad and it just had to be this stamp set because... a) he loves cats and b) he devours books at a frightening speed, on the plus side I rarely buy books but my book shelves are starting to groan a little!

I used the sketch from Inky Paws and started by colouring Newton in a nice ginger colour with stripes then fussy cut him out.  I wanted to use text from a book and I happen to have a book called The No. 2 Cat Detective Agency and in the back is a preview of the next book so I was a bit brutal and ripped out one of the preview pages making sure I had the word cat/kittens and Much Purring on show.

I used Lawn Fawn sentiments and BoBunny Urban stamps to create the ink splodges.

I just couldn't resist adding some Glossy Accents to his glasses for a fun touch.

I'm going to pop along to The Library challenge, the theme this time is Breakfast at Tiffany's.  Holly has a cat whose nameless as she doesn't think anyone has the right to own him and he's ginger so Newton is being typecast as Cat the Nameless Cat for this purpose.  Also, Paul Varjak is a writer so this card fits the brief pretty well.  Stopping by for a few other challenges too that have our 'man cubs' as themes ;)

Challenge Links...

Inky Paws - Sketch
The Library Challenge - Breakfast at Tiffany's
Cards in Envy - Let's Hear for the Boys
Daisy Chain - For the Boys
Tuesday Throwdown - What a Guy


  1. It's really clever in the way you assembled this card for your step dad! Love the cat image with the book and the way you placed all the elements on this fun card! Great thinking and designing!

  2. I love how you've used the book pages here - the sketch works well and I love how you've done the sentiment - great card.

  3. This is amazing! Love your card and the use of book pages! Very clever!

  4. This is adorable! Great little image and fabulous layout!

  5. Love your layout, that darling image, and the book pages finish it off perfectly! Thanks for sharing over at Cards in Envy!

  6. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge blog. Very nice and Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  7. Hi Claire, a very sweet card for your step father, love the cute cat settled down with the book. The papers you used suit the card perfectly. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

  8. Love the layout. Clever use of the chschalle sketch. Thanks for Linking to the Inky Paw's Challenge.

  9. Wonderful card! I love the real book strips and the glossy accent is a prefect finishing touch. Thank you so much for playing along with the Inky Paws Challenge this time, hope you join us for the next one too. Hugs, Zsofi

  10. Oh this is so cute! The glossy accent on the glasses and the strips of real text are fabulous touches! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Inky Paws Challenge!
    Hugs, Debbie

  11. Awww, this is adorable! So fun to see the kitties used in a masculine card! I love all the little details you've added too!!
    Thanks for joining us at Inky Paws!
    <3 Emily L.

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