Sunday, October 30, 2016

Black Cat Shaker Tag

Hello, everybody!  I have another kitty project to share with you! The Cat Lovers Hop has ended (sad face), but I still love cats! Yesterday at the Hop we celebrated World Cat Day. I have just discovered that World Cat Day was August 8 and that yesterday was actually National Cat Day so guess what - I'm celebrating again! If you've been following me for a while, then you know I celebrate my love of cats here every day! So Happy Cat Day! Here are both logos:


Yesterday the fabulous and talented hostess of the Cat Lovers Hop, Janis at Her Peaceful Garden, asked us to share some of our favourite cat memes. I ran out of time yesterday but I'm happy to share them today!




Now for my crafty cat project!  I have made a black cat shaker tag! I've had this Whiskers the Cat die from Elizabeth Crafts for ages, and this is the first time I've used it! I found it a bit complicated - there are a lot of pieces! But once I figured it out, I was so happy with it! I added a purple die-cut witch hat (Top Dog Dies) and I inked around the edges with Purple Violet Distress Ink.


To create the shaker frame, I used two sizes of Gina Marie Designs Stitched Hexagons. To make it into a tag, I adhered a small hexagon at the top using Taylored Expressions Hexagon Stacklets. I then added a black eyelet and some black eyelash ribbon. I included lots of sequins inside the shaker and embellished the front with a spiderweb charm and some dark purple bats from my stash. The patterned paper on the back of the shaker is from DCWV Halloween Night 12x12.

I would also like to join the following challenges: Cardz TV Designer Challenge AG 3/3; Clique Kits AG 3/3; Connie Can Crop What the Hex 1/3; Craft Your Passion Always AG 2/3; Crafty Catz AG Optional Die-cuts and Punch (used both) 1/3; Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Crafty Gals Corner AG 2/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper October UE; Crafty Ribbons Animal Magic 1/5; Creative Inspirations Halloween/Fall UE; Creative Moments AG Optional Spooktacular 1/3; Cupcake Inspirations Chartreuse, White, Grape (see graphic below) 1/3; Cuttlebug Mania Spooky 1/3; Deep Ocean Halloween UE; Die Cuttin Divas Halloween 1/3; DL.ART October Linky AG UE 1/day; Fab n Funky Celebrate Halloween UE; Glitter N Sparkle Halloween 1/3; HIMCR Freestyle 1/3; Inky Chicks Too Cute to Spook; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Just Keep on Creating October AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E; MFP Stamp Shop AG 1/3; Mod Squad Halloween Fun 2/3; Not Just Cards October AG UE; Paperbabe Spooky 2/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 2/3; Pile It On Scraps UE; PINspirational Inspiration Photo (I was inspired by the black cat) 1/5; Pixie's Snippet Playground Week 253 (all cardstock and patterned paper on this tag are snippets!) 1E; SUYP Cats Only Meowloween UE; The Cat's Pajamas Tags UE; The Outlawz Saturday PAM AG 1E; Through the Craftroom Door AG 2/2



Thank you for looking at my tag! Wishing you a joyful day!

62 comments:

brenda said...

Oh goodness me Kitty, that cat is so very cute and love you little tag.

B x

Andrea W said...

The memes you shared are terrific! We see the butt wiggle at our house a lot. The two boys think it's fun to stalk and attack each other.

Your shaker tag is awesome! I love the cat die cut and fun shape.

Liz said...

Fabulous project, the little kitty looks so spooky! xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Awwww... Pinned!!!! :D
https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524485339779/
This shaker tag is just so cool, fun and amazing!!! A fabulous work, my friend!! Love the idea and the cat with the purple hat looks adorable! Love the black eyelash lace, too! And the shape... Anything on this shaker tag is awesome! Your creativity is SUPER!
Happy cat day!!! :D

Donna said...

Adorable shaker tag!!

Lisa said...

So cute!! The tag is adorable!! I love that you made it a shaker!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Scrapdoll7 said...

I love this shaker card! The kitty is so dang cute!! Thank you for joining us at CardzTV stamps!

Deanne Saunders said...

So sweet!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Janis said...

Thank you for the clarification on when World Cat Day is and when National Cat Day is. I see lots of conflicting dates for them both, so I guess I wasn't the only one confused! I think I still will continue to have the Hop at the end of October and invite the world to join in!!! :)

Love those funny memes. The Target Sighted and Locked one is so great. In our area we have Great Gray Owls...largest owl in North America. My son and I saw one in action as it pounced from a fencepost onto a prey item on the ground. It was soooooooooooo cat-like, complete with wiggling its hind end! So fun to see! It came back up with a little rodent.

Thanks for sharing your fabby tag!! That die cut looks intricate, but you did a marvelous job with it. Love the wispy fibers for the tie.

Thanks for making a special World Cat Day (or National Cat Day) post!!
<3 J

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Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Awww I love youre cute tag, it is super great!!!
♥HUgs Valentina♥

Carrie Sheridan said...

What a fun tag! Great idea to use the hexagon dies for this! And I loved those cat memes! Thanks for the chuckle!

Carole said...

Now this is one cute shaped Halloween tag, Kitty. Love the cat in his hat and the fact that it is a shaker tag makes it so special. Love the eyelash yarn, too. x

DonnaMundinger said...

LOVE this, Kitty! That die is ADORABLE and to make it a shaker tag, Fabulous! Love your memes. I know that butt wiggle well. I'm having kitty withdrawals since the hop ended. xxD

Barb said...

A really fun shaker tag. I love the shape and the fibre looks lovely. Barbxx

Kandy Krazee said...

Cute shaker tag! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin Divas this week!

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Adorable kitty tag!! Thanks for joining us at MFP Stamps Challenge!
Hugs

Donna Ellis said...

LOL! Fabulous little kitty shaker tag! Only you would have thought of that - really great colors in the shaker portion, and your black kitty is almost as pretty as mine! I am partial to black animals LOL they are so attractive with their shiny fur! Hope your week is extra special! hugs, de

Barbara Bruder said...

This is the cutest shaker tag. Love that black cat, perfect for the halloween season. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely colours and image used on this shaker creation, sure to impress the receiver.xxx {aNNie}

CupcakeInspirations said...

Oh this is spe-CAT-ular! I love the kitty image and the string for your tag! Great use of this week's colors at Cupcake Inspirations!
Debbie, DT Sweetie

Viki Banaszak said...

I love the kitty memes that you used. That shaker card is adorable!

vinita jain said...

Soooo spooky and cute shaker one, love it!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fun make, thanks for playing at crafty ribbons

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and fabulous Tag Kitty tank you for joining us over on
Inspiration Destination
Dianne xx
IDCB DT

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic tag Kitty, I love the gorgeous little cat you've used.

Sue xx

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

this is super cute!
love it!
hugs

Olga Fink said...

Wow this is fantastic Kitty! and your memes are some of my favorite too!
xoxo Olga

Barbara Godden said...

A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E. Yes some of EC dies look complicated but you did a fabulous job with the shaker tag. L.O.V.E. it!!!

Di said...

Absolutely brilliant shaker tag Kitty! I love it and the cat cracked me up here! Mind you, the cute little kitty on it's hind legs in the photo is hard to beat for cuteness :)

Hugs

Di xx

NGCARDS said...

A fantastic creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Another really gorgeous creation Kitty. Love it sweetie.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is AWESOME! I LOVE it! You've got to send one to me! Everything about it is amazing!
Take care!
Michele

Macimbalo said...

Darling tag! Love that ribbon, so spooky!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at  The Mod Squad Challenge Angie, Challenge Host.

Victoria Rowson said...

So cute!! x

Kuni said...

This is wonderful and cute Kitty.
Big Hugs
Kuni

Katydid Cards said...

Just adorable! So happy you entered it in Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge, What the Hex. Good luck!

Eek Eek said...

It's gorgeous! And it shakes too! It's a lovely die, but agree, it looks a bit complicated, result is blummin brill tho! :)
Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

Wendy L said...

Super duper tag, thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends, xxx

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is so cute. Love your kitty Cat shaker. And, glad you found another day to celebrate your kitties, but I think you would have kept including them in your work regardless.

Aly Smedes said...

Ow how FUNNY!!! I like your creation!!
Thanks for joining our ATG challenge at Through the craft room door!
Hope to see you back next challenge!

Aly DT member TTCRD

Gerda said...

What a super cute shaker tag!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
Gerda
http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such a cute kitty! I was well worth the engineering degree it took for you to assemble it. I'm still laughing over to the "proceed to butt wiggle." That's an important step, you can't miss that one.

cotnob said...

A super shaker tag Kitty, your black cat is fabulous.
Pauline
x

Connie Wallenbrock said...

Adorable Kitty tag!! Love that you used a hexagon and entered my challenge! I'm a cat lover too!! Scrappy hugs!

Brenda said...

I love this darling shaker! This is such a cute sassy image, so perfect for the season. Thanks so much for joining us at The Cat's Pajamas TCP Tuesday Challenge!

ike said...

Oh WoW !!! That is so cooool :-) I love the little kitty and a shaker tag too - amazing :-D
Thank you for purring along to SUYP Cats Challenges. :-)

Hugz
IKE x

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suzARTe said...

This is such a great tag Kitty, I love the colours and details.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
Anything goes October link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

Kath said...

A fabulous card - thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
Kath x

creationsnz said...

Your work is fabulous as always, CarolG

Judith said...

Aw kitty how cute is this! - a fab Halloween project, thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky this week hugs Judith x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Super cute! Thanks for joining in the fun with the Fab 'n' Funky girls this week for our Halloween challenge, your shaker card is fabulous! Hugs, Wends xoxo Fab 'n' Funky DT

thecraftycavalier said...

Fab! I love it :-) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons, Jayne x

Sandy said...

So cute! I love cats too. Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Cupcake Inspiration Challenges.
-Sandy,DT

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at PINspirational, good luck!!! Amy DT

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely cat tag…
Please join us again next time. Good luck!
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Preety said...

that cat is just too adorable I love it :) superb card!!! love the shaker elements
cheers
preeti

Christina Hor said...

I really enjoy seeing your shaker cards and now tag creation Kitty. This one is adorable! I really like how the purple hat really "pop" out against all the black of the tag and image.

Naki said...

Aww, how stinkin' cute is this!? I LOVE your kitty, love the shaker, and love that fancy feathery ribbon! Thank you so much for sharing with us over at Cupcake Inspirations!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is the best, Kitty!! A shaker AND a fantastic "cat" tail ribbon!! You deserved the spotlight over at Pixie's!! Hugs, Darnell

Veronica Tovar said...

I didn't get a chance to congratulate for your super cute shaker tag when you entered Connie Can Crop Challenge. Lovely. Amazingly cute. Now Thank you for entering Pile It On's "Scraps/Cut Offs" challenge. Good luck there too.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

You inspired me to start work on a cat themed pocket letter this weekend. It is SOOOO hard! I only have 9 pockets and 4000 cat themed things! LOL! Actually it is fun to make but it is taking me a bit to decide just what to put in each pocket.

Lisa said...

Ha! Eyelash ribbon! So funny we both used it! And I did not know that's what it was called so thank you! Love this tag! That cat..so cute! I won the dog a while ago and I haven't used it yet...so weird! I guess I have to use it now...lol!