Tuesday, 29 August 2017

A Black Cat for Good Luck!

Edited: 
After reading Carol's comment, I found this on Google: 
Superstitions centering around the black cat are some of the most well-known and popular superstitions today. It is interesting, though, because the good or bad luck they possess is dependent on where you live in the world. In Britain and Japan, having a black cat cross your path, is considered good luck, whereas if you live in the USA or several European countries, it is bad luck to have a black cat walk by.  
I’ve learnt something new today!

The Poppystamps challenge this month is 'Beyond Borders', to include a die cut, stamped or punched border, as well as using a Poppystamp image.  I decided to use one of my border punches and incorporate it into a little scene for a Good Luck card.

The border punch is by "Make Me!".  I bought it years ago and have never seen it anywhere since then, so it may have been discontinued long ago. I used the punch with brown card, backing the paw prints with black paper before attaching to a rectangle of mottled blue and white card.  The dies I used are Poppystamps 'Picket Fence', 'Antique Lamp Post' and 'Large Walking Cat', Memory Box 'Puffy clouds' and Die-namics 'Fresh Cut Grass'.  I wanted to add a little extra colour, so I added three little pink punched flowers with tiny pearls for the centres.

I am joining in the following challenges:

34 comments:

  1. A great card which is just right for the challenge - a lovely little scene for good luck

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  2. This is so sweet, Liz! I love cats, you know, and this scene is just gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Liv!

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  3. Fabulous card Liz, I love the little scene you've made with all the dies and punches xx

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  4. A really cute card Liz. It's a really sweet scene. Barbxx

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  5. I love those paw prints! Fabulous card and the little pink flowers are just perfect x

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  6. This is so cute! Love the scene - it' just adorable! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ATG w/ Dies August Challenge!

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  7. What a beautiful card this is!! I love the scene you've created!! The paw prints are a perfect touch!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  8. Adorable! Loving the little paw prints!

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  9. Great card Liz, love the cat paws. Smart how the cat leaves a trail. Hugs Veerle x

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  10. Wow, brilliant scene! Love the paw prints of the cute black cat, the fence, the lamp and the sweet clouds! And the tiny pink flowers are a perfect touch!

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  11. Such a beautiful scene you've made here with all of the die cuts Liz, I love it.

    Sue xx

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  12. A super card Liz, you have created a lovely scene for your lucky black cat.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  13. Super card Liz, love that fence and the brilliant design.

    Kath x

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  14. Great use of the dies to make this lovely scene.
    Jean x

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  15. Cute card Liz - love the paw prints! Shabneez x

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  16. Such a lovely scene you've created and love those cats paws and the pop of delicate pink x

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  17. I love that gorgeous black cat Liz and the picket fence stands out so well against the grass and the brown path beneath, and I adore the cute paw prints and the sweet little flowers around the lamp post. Great to put the sentiment on one of the lovely little clouds too. x

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  18. So cute! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

    Leslie

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  19. Hi Liz, a stunning card, love the little footsteps along the path behind the cat. Have a wonderful week... Megan

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  20. A fun scene that looks like one I can see from the window here... Have a fun week!

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  21. Lovely scene you've created Liz

    Anne

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  22. Cute n fun card Liz, love the footprints.x♥ [aNNie]

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  23. Fantastic scene Liz, love the cute cat.
    Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
    Pam x

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  24. What a fun card! Such a wonderful scene created with die cuts, and I so love the paw prints! Thanks for linking up and playing with us at Happy Little Stampers August Anything Goes With Dies Challenge.

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  25. This is really cute, Liz. My favorite are the cat's paw prints. [Bunny]

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  26. Such a lovely street scene for your black cat Liz, love your card!
    Janice x

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  27. A SUPER card Liz, love the paw prints and the other elements all make a great scene.
    Faith
    x

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  28. WOW this is so cool Liz and the fence looks perfect
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  29. well, having a black cat might be an interesting turn of events to bring good luck, but I like it! What a fun card!

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    1. Edited my post. I never knew that black cats were considered bad luck in the US. You learn something new every day! xx

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  30. Super cute! Not one border but TWO! Those paw prints are so fun!

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  31. Congratulations on the win at Poppy Stamps with this amazing card x

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  32. I never knew that about black cats; I guess it's how you choose to look at things, huh? :)

    This is such a cute card. I love how you created a place for your cat to be. Adorable! The addition of the sequin flowers under the street light is brilliant.

    Thank you for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!
    Evelyn

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  33. What a lovely cat - I always think of black cats as lucky. I knew some people thought of them as bad luck but I'd thought it was more to do with witchcraft superstitions than country, so I've learned something today
    Jane

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