Wednesday, July 13, 2011

SCREEEEEEEEEECCCCCCHHHHHHHHHH!!!



My entry for the Less Is More challenge this week has been playing on my mind as I felt there perhaps wasn't enough white space on the cowboy card as there might have been especially for a CAS one layer.

So yesterday, on receiving some stamps that I bought from the French company Katzelkraft a week or so ago in their sale I thought their cats would be purrrrfect (sorry, had to be said lol) for the legs theme on LIM. I did purchase three of their 'Katz' but am saving the third for another theme. Their sale is still on by the way with upto 30% off some stamps- to translate the site just click the currency converter at the top of their page- also no need to worry re customs charges as we have to with America as they are European).




I hope that this is more in keeping with the Less Is More criteria as I do like to abide by the 'rules and regs' of a challenge site.
As you can see both are very quick and simple. With the lounging around cat I stamped in black and then used a selection of pencils and inks to colour the night sky.
With the Screech card I stamped in black and then cut two lines from the top of the card to his claws and curled back the card exposing the inside. I would have liked to have placed a piece of coloured card or paper as an insert to show through to the front but wasn't sure if that would count as an extra layer (it would have been inside )

Hope you like them...a bit of fun anyway I thought.

edit to say the Katz can be found here.

73 comments:

Miek said...

I like the one with the scratches very much. I had to smile when i open my google reader and this showed up! You make me smile today, thanks!

Sue said...

Very clever!! I like the scratches one best :)

Suze Bain said...

Oh these are fab! xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Fabulous both of them but the screeeeeeech one is my fave very clever idea. Have to say though loved your first entry it was stunning.

Marie

Fuchsia said...

LOL!
Love them !

Anita said...

Hihi very funny card!!

Papillon said...

love the scratches card!!

hazel said...

Fabulous cards especially the one with the scratches.
xxx Hazel.

Katzele said...

Love it ! Thank you for playing with my stamps ;-)

Chris said...

ROFL Jo, the screech card made me laugh out loud! I can just imagine the sound of the claws and it's giving me goosebumps. :-)

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Love both your cards they are brilliant, Hee hee the scratch one looks like how my arm is today, kitty in my house didnt want a cuddle last night and boy did I get scratched. Love Hazelxox

Suzi B said...

I love em.. I want those cats!!
Sue :)

joanne wardle said...

love them!! the torn one is pure genius!! (not that it needs it, but if you did want colour on the inside, you could ink the inside. That would still count as one layer.... have used this an upcoming article!!)
brilliant stamps as well, you have an eye for the quirky

craftimamma said...

These are wonderfully simple but so much fun. The screech one actually set my teeth on edge, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Do you realize there will now be an explosion over there at Katzelkraft for the Kool Kats.............wow...even my kat is sitting here staring at the screen in wonder.............meow......

Mandi said...

Hi Jo0
these are absolutely PURRRFECT!!! ha ha [thought of that instantly, before I saw you said it lol]

Wonderful submissions, specially the first, love that placement Brilliant!!
Thank you for entering
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Helen said...

I think they are fabulous! I love the cats, especially the scratches one - but I thought you were going to give us some fantastic news from your blog title!!

Happy Days said...

Genius!!! I absolutely love the clawed card, such a clever idea!!

Claire xx

Debbie said...

I am laughing right out loud as I type this! LOVE IT! Great design, especially the tears! Being a cat lover I totally embrace this!

Willy said...

They are amazing, Jo! Love the scratch card.

Elli p.´s Stempelvitrine said...

What fabulous cats cards, i love it.
Have a fine day, Sabine

GinaA said...

Cool cats, FAB cards

Eloise said...

I love your cat cards!! Screeech made me smile. so clever of you.

Maja said...

The screech card is absolutely stunning!

Sid said...

Fantastic and clever cards !!

flutterbycrafter said...

These are fantastic and soooo clever xx

Carla said...

love your cards (very LIM) and these cats, I surely know that I must have some new catstamps!

Anonymous said...

These are brilliant. I love the 'scratch' one too. Great idea to 'rip' the card stock. I can imagine that naughty cat ripping holes in my voile curtains! I am loving these stamps so much that I guess another shopping spree is in order! Love Sheila in Cyprus x

Basement Stamper said...

OMG, the cat screeching down the "wall" is too funny!!!

kjjc said...

these are great-inspired me to put my order in.

Fiona said...

Both terrific - very innovative to cut the card for the 'screech' cat like that. In my head I am hearing that scraping on a blackboard sound.

Netty said...

Loving the screech cat, so much fun.

fatmonica said...

Love them both but that scratching cat is fab!

Debgem said...

Wonderful!!! You've nailed this challenge. I love the lazy, lounging cat. But the one sliding down the wall - well it's brilliant!

Dymphie said...

that SCREEEEEEEEEECCCCCCHHHHHHHHHH!!! card made me laugh out loud (and made my molars ache *lol*)

Kaz said...

These cards are just brilliant Jo. The screech one is hilarious!! xx

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

These cards are fabulous Jo. Thew scratching cat is fantastic.
Gr. Marja

Chrissie said...

What fun cards Jo!
I love the ripped effect of the first one, but both are fab!
Thanks again.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Romaine said...

So fabulous and funny! I love how you have used these!

Karen said...

I love these! That sliding cat is just the cleverest thing I have ever seen. I laughed and laughed. The perfect card to send to someone, anyone, who is feeling frazzled. Thanks for making my day :-)

Laura said...

Very, very funny. Made me hoot! Fantastic.

Molecraft said...

Fabulous cards, loving the screech cat, just perfect!
Helen x

Kathyk said...

I LOVE cards with humour and this one's right "up there"!! FAB

Kathyk

Marilyn Rock said...

I can never think of your art as less is more! I say it a million times but you ARE brilliant Jo! I love this!!!!!!!!! xxoo

Carol Q said...

brilliant Jo. a brainwave tearing the paper like that.

Saskia said...

I love the scratching cat card! That is such a clever design, hats off!

Lynne K said...

Absolutely brilliant, Jo! You've brought a new meaning to the word "Scratchcard"! Very clever. I'm not a cat lover, but I love these!

Lynne x

Carmen said...

Oh these did make me laugh. Just love them - especially the shredder - so fitting for a moggy.

And with that chuckle I can away to bed with a smile on my face. (And that sounds a bit rude but I swear I shall be hitting the Zzzzz's before my head hits the pillow *g*)

Audrey said...

Love your cards!

lostinpaper said...

Totally clever! Love it!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

I'm smiling over the whole face:-)The scratching cat...what a great brilliant idea!I love the other card too.
Thanks for all your inspiring works!
Hugs Anja

sasa said...

Fantabulous - the screech is so creative, animated and wonderfully -appealing images in their simplicity. Great designs as always.

Orsolina said...

Wow, that's a very nice idea!!

Great from Germany.

Kerry said...

Your cat scratching card is just brilliant x

Gez said...

Jo how clever are these cards!! I do love the scratches!! I can hear the noise now!!
Hope you are keeping well.
Have a great weekend.. nearly time for school's out for summer.. is that a good thing or a bad thing!! Best wishes, Gez.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Jo, Totally fabulous, you're so great at these quirky and inventive cards, the title had me wincing LOL Both cards are great but the screech cat is magnificent, Gay xxx

Viv said...

Two great cards, the screech one esp. so, well done on making something different:O) Viv xx

Shar said...

Hilarious and awesome!

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Totally fabulous!!
Love them cats :0)

Lottie said...

These are hilarious - it's still making me cringe - the screech one - and claws scratching on something hard - a bit like the sound of screeching chalk on a blackboard

But you wouldn't know about that as you are far too young aren't you

(That's a statement not a question by the way!)

JeanFB said...

Adorable. Delightful. Puuuurfect! (That's from an owner of two little lounging, scratching, screeching kitt-ays!) Have a great weekend. :)

Kazza said...

These are fabulous Jo. I love the 'less is more' theme and I have to say you have achieved it absolutely perfectly :0)
Xx

Chrissy said...

Absolutely FAB!!!!

xxx

Chrissy

Dotty Jo said...

In a word - BRILLIANT! Jo x

Kathy said...

scatching genius me thinks!

Lori Barnett said...

GET OUT!!!! This is AWESOME!!!! :)

Carrie said...

Fantastic, love the torn 'scratches'

Elizabeth said...

Brilliant - love how you've created so much humour out of one wee stamp and lots of white space - I wish I was just half so good at the LIM style ... sigh. Elizabeth

dutchstamptramp said...

This one really made me smile, wonderful idea!

Marilyn said...

What a hoot this card is! Saw it posted on Pinterest so had to come check it out. Fabulous card!

Carmen said...

Cute stamps, and great imagination! Love them!!

Cathy said...

Hi Jo, love these cards, fabulous stamps, Cathy x

Caroline said...

A friend found this for me on Pinterest. I appreciate it was a while ago but had to look at more closely. The schreeeeeccccchhhh (Soz, not exact number as yours) is absolutely brilliant! What a great idea, one I would never have thought of. My passion is pussycats so appeals on more levels than being a crafter. Really cool, so glad it was sent to me. Now off to find you at your new place (or perhaps not too new now). I'm waffling, sorry. Tfs. C