Thursday, 18 February 2016

A House Is Not A Home Without A Cat

Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.  Are you good today?

I would like to introduce our new rescue cat Sybil today and also show a card I made dedicated to her..

Here is Sybil

She is 2 years old and as you can see is quite a fat cat.  Now she has a home she is starting to lose weight.  She also has blocked tear ducts so her face can look mucky at time as her tears fall and dust gathers on them.  She won't let me clean her face but does so herself when she can be bothered lol.  You can't see from the pics that she has 1 green ey and 1 blue eye.  She is adorable and is now starting to be very loving towards us.

Here is her card....

It took me 3 attempts to get this shaker card right lol.  I followed the instructions out of the magazine the stamps and embossing folder came with (Simply Cards and Papercrafts) and still struggled.  I got it in the end!


613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes - optional Shaker Card
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day.


  1. oh she looks adorable and well loved now. great card too

  2. Hey porkie Sybil! :-P welcome to your new home!
    Fabulous card Michelle! Shakers are hard to get the hang of aren't they! I've only ever done one, keep wanting to make more but keep chickening out lol!
    Lucy x

  3. Sybil is adorable and such a cute card dedicated to Sybil thanks for sharing!!!

  4. Hi Michelle,
    what a brilliant card, and a very lovely design too.
    Great photos of your cat.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. Sybil is gorgeous Michelle and she's very lucky to have a wonderful home with you. Love her card too, I was only looking at my set this morning and like Lucy, chickened out with the shaker!! xx

  6. Awwww what a cute, fat cat :) She certainly looks adorable and I hope you'll get along nicely.
    Great take on the shaker card, too. I haven't tried this technique yet, but the more I come across it on different blogs, the more I get tempted to do it myself :)

    Hugs, V

  7. Yay! We finally get to meet Sybil! Well worth the wait! She is beautiful! I love white on a cat - she has such a pretty coat! I could not tell that her eyes were different - such a unique characteristic! Congratulations on your new furbaby - I love her! And as for your card, I love that too! Shaker cards are my favourite - I love to make them and I love to shake them! Sorry you had trouble. They are really not hard at all - I'm hooked on them! I bet your next one will be a breeze! Thanks for sharing Sybil with us!

  8. My very first cat(when I was 10) was a torishell and white that I named Binky. We had her from a litter that my Aunt found out about that needed homes to go to. She certainly used up most of her 9 lives too. Hope you will have lots of happy times together. hugs Mrs A.

  9. Beautiful cat looks just like my daughters-I have a tabby and a pure black -well except for about three white hairs on the end of her tail lol Sybil looks as though she has made herself at home she will soon have you slaving err I mean attending to her every need lol.Love the shaker card i was meant to make one for a DT card on Sunday but after three attempts I ended up with a CAS gatefold not to far out lol wouldnt mind have made one before think I just had a mental block!!!
    Carol x

  10. Shaker cards can be quite testy to make! You did a great job on this one! Congrats, Sybil, on having a new home! I hope you love it.

    Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

  11. Sybil is lucky to have found a new home, she certainly look like she is making it her own! Fab shaker card, I always find them difficult and rarely make them so well done on your perseverance xx

  12. Absolute cuteness here in this gorgeous Sybil. Your card is divine and I love the image and colours are

  13. Gorgous shaker card Michelle and good on you for giving a loving home to Sybil. I'm sure she will be really happy xx

  14. Welcome to blog land Sybil, I bet you will be helping your Mummy with her lovely creations like the one posted here.

  15. Oh my Sybil is beautiful Michelle she looks very much at home, how lovely of you to make her a welcome card it looks brilliant
    lorraine x

  16. Sybil (makes me think of Fawlty Towers) looks quite well fed, and very content!
    I love making shaker cards, now that you've made one you'll know what to do next time and it gets much easier. Cute sentiment and cat image:) I'm a cat lover so this is absolutely my cup of tea....