Begin each day with Twitchy Whiskers!

I can think of no finer way than to wake up like one of my cats.  Alf Capone (Used Furniture Dealer)  in particular.  He has this way of stretching, in a leisurely sort of way, then he pulls his whiskers forward as his mouth makes a sort of pouty, kissing shape, and finally ….  he yawns the yawn of a LION.  Totally.  The only thing which is missing is that LION growl.  But … the important thing is ... his whiskers twitch.

Maisie Doats (other cat residing in Cobweb Towers,  – a minuscule cat – 1:12th scale)  (well, no, not really 1:12th scale, but she is very small).   Aaanyway  [stop waffling Cobs!]… back to Maisie Doats … her whiskers twitch too – but it’s normally when she getting royally indignant about something (or some cat)  she’s spotted in HER garden.  If I had the courage of that little cat, I swear to dog that I’d be able to run the world.

Alf …. aw, now he’s a lover not a fighter.   But Maisie ….  ah, she’s a F.I.G.H.T.E.R  of the first degree.  A right bruiser.  Trouble is that she normally comes off the worst in a fight.

I know when she has an injury because she hides under the sofa.  You see … she knows that if I see she’s injured, out comes the cotton wool and the antiseptic in a bowl of tepid water, and in mummy wades to bathe the wounds.  SHE HATES IT!  She won’t speak to me for hours after I’ve done it – just to make sure that I know what I’ve done wrong.  It’s her version of putting me on the naughty step.

Aaanyhoo ….  I’m here to share the Catified version of the Waggy Tails cards (<–clickable link – opens in a new tab) which I shared on Monday, so I shall hush up and share!

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Now did that face make you smile?  If you didn’t smile, maybe now’s the moment to check your pulse.

Originally I was only going to make a nose, cheeks, mouth with whiskers combination … but a little tickle happened somewhere inside me and I added a very tiny pair of beady eyes, just for laughs.  Not to do anything which would turn the twitchy whiskers into a ‘real’ cat face – I never wanted this to look like a proper cat face, for I wanted it to be a smile in a card.  The whole ‘thing’ about these cards is that they’re meant to be fun and funny.  But the beady eyes just gave a sort of added comical twist to it, and … well …  I just hadta.

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A view from the side so that you can see how ‘proud’ the face is from the card itself.

The whiskers …  they can be touched and ‘twanged’.  They definitely have the twitchy factor.  🙂

Did you know ….

  • A cat’s nose is as unique to a particular cat as a fingerprint is to a human  – no two cats have the same nose.
  • The naked skin around a cat’s nostrils is known as “nose leather”.
  • The colour of a cat’s nose leather depends on the colour of their coats – it can be pink, black, blue, chocolate, brown, lavender and brick-red.
  • Chinchilla cats have nose leather that’s outlined with a lovely grey colour.
  • Some cats even boast freckles on their noses!

Since making the Waggy Tails and Twitchy Whiskers Cards, my brain has gone on a ‘jolly’ with this idea and I now have ideas falling out of my ear-holes for other cards which I’d like to make.  But … not quite yet.  I don’t want to bore you to tears with these sorts of cards.

So I’ll jump craft lanes and come back next time with something a little different.  However …  expect me to make a visit to these cards at some point in the near future, as my brain is having a party with the ideas, and I can hear very clearly the laughter and the popping of corks which is happening inside my head!  😀

Thank you so much for coming and having a coffee with me,  and for taking a peep at the Cats Whiskers card.

But  …. take note of the sentiment and please remember to always:

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BEGIN EACH DAY WITH TWITCHY WHISKERS!

Have a truly beautiful Wednesday!  😀

Sending love and squidges, from me in my corner, to you in yours.

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44 thoughts on “Begin each day with Twitchy Whiskers!

  1. awwwwwwwwwwww another brilliant card… I just LOVE it!!!! made me smile and those eyes.. they are awesome!!!! so much fun!!! hmmmmmm I am thinking maybe a Bunny =) would be fun … maybe …….. you are awesome!!!!! … xoxoxoxoxoxo my fun artistic friend!!!! ❤

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    1. Hello Tam.
      😀 Tickled down to my toes that you like this card, and that it made you smile. It did it’s job perfectly then!

      I have some ideas for more animal fun cards … and I know that I’ll be making a few different ones of these at some point.

      Thank you so much for coming Tam, and for the really lovely comment.
      Bless your beautiful heart.
      Much love, and squidges (of course!) ~ Cobs. xxx

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    1. Hello Barbara! 😀
      Awww, I’m just thrilled to pieces that you like the card – or rather: “love love love it”! 😀

      Thank you so much for coming Barbara, and for taking the time to leave such a lovely comment. Bless you.

      Sending much love and wishing you a wonderful Wednesday. ~ Cobs. xxx

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  2. Hahaha I love it!! Begin Each Day With Twitchy Whiskers – perfect – looks at that face, and those eyes!!

    My cat is also a bit of a fighter, even though he likes to pretend to be cute (also hates being poked and prodded and looked after, or, heaven forbid, taken to the vets if he’s been in a scrap and gotten himself injured).

    Brilliant catified card xx

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    1. Hello Caz! 😀
      Awww, I’m filled with delight that you like The Cats Whiskers card, and that it gave you a smile. 😀

      You have a scrap merchant too – (likes to fight and scrap).
      Maisie …. if we take her to the vet – she behaves in such a way that when I’m telling the vet what a fighter she is, her behaviour there says: ‘Don’t believe her. My mother is an outstanding liar!’ … She acts all sweet and flirty, and like butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth! (Grrrr. little rascal)

      Thanks so much for coming Caz, and for the lovely message.
      Sending much love and a bundle of squidgs ~ Cobs. xxx

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  3. Oh Cobs, I really, really ❤❤❤ and want and need Twitchy Whiskers. Do you sell your work as I would love to buy several of these for some very dear cat-loving friends. I couldn’t see any way of pm-ing you so have done it this way. Would love to hear from you either here or via my contact page 😊 Kay xx

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    1. Hello Kay 😀
      I’m thrilled and delighted that you like the Cats Twitchy Whiskers card, and feel highly honoured that you like them enough to want to buy them.

      I’ll pm you on your contact page a little later on today. (I have a day of having to be there, and there, and there… on and on. [sigh])

      Thank you so much for coming for a peep at the Twitchy Whiskers card, and for your lovely message.
      Sending much love and a bundle of squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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    1. Hello John 😀
      Aww beside myself with glee that you like the Twitchy Whiskers Card.
      Thank you for coming John, and for taking the time to leave a message.
      Have a blessed rest of your day, my fabulous blogging friend ~ Cobs. xxx

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  4. <3,<3 The Twitchy Whiskers Card! How wonderful to get to know a bit about your fur kids! You are so creative…Love the caligraphy in the sentiment too! I look forward to more whimsical bliss from you 🙂 How did I miss the other post on Monday! I must go looking for a bit! Have a Wonderful Day Cobs! XXX

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    1. Hello Ruthie. 😀
      I’m so happy to read that you like the Twitchy Whiskers Card. It was such a fun make.

      I’ve spoken before about the Twitchy Whiskers and Waggy Tail we have living here at Cobweb Cottage – but you may not have seen it, as it was rather a long time ago.

      A blogging friends cat wrote to my cat … and intenet Dating for Cats happened.

      You can find the original post on my fabulous blogging friends Blog:
      Here’s a safe link to take you directly to Neurotic Cats letter to Alf: https://craftodyssey.wordpress.com/2016/07/19/on-line-dating-for-cats/

      And Alf Capone replied, along with lots of photos, here: https://thecobweboriumemporium.wordpress.com/2016/07/28/on-line-dating-for-cats-the-reply/ <— This link will take you to the reply, on The Cobweborium Emporium Blog.

      As for missing the Monday post…. ah, my Reader seems to miss telling me about posts now and again, and I normally find them weeks later. tsk tsk. So no worries.

      Thank you so much for coming Ruthie, and for the lovely comment.
      Sending much love and squidges.
      Have a great res of your day!
      Love ~ Cobs. xxx

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  5. Alright Cob….you are on to something here. How do you set up a shop click so people can buy..You really need to think about this.
    I just don’t have the words for how ingenious this is. xoxo

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    1. Well Beverly, I asked my very intelligent Brain Cell this question . . . and it replied:
      “I have no idea.” … so that makes two of us who have absolutely no idea how to set a shop up. LOL.

      To be honest . . . I could do with one, because there are only so many cards I can give to friends, for Birthdays, anniversaries etc etc. LOL.

      I’m SO SO happy to hear that you really like these cards.
      You are so good for my heart and soul, Bev.

      When I get half an hour I’ll see if I can work through the complications of finding somewhere safe to sell things. It would also help to buy new toys!!! Ooo… more Graphic 45 … more CLAY!!! Ohhhh, this sounds like a plan!

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    1. Aww bless you, P.
      You have your own Twitchy Whiskers. … and talking about Neurotic Cat .. how is she in regard to the new four paws, D4?

      My imagination is telling me that she treats him with disdain, as is befitting Princess Tippy Toes. But …I could be wrong. 😀

      Thanks for coming P. and for the great comment.
      Love you to the moon and back ~ Cobs. xxx

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      1. Disdain is most definitely THE phrase LOL Between you & me I believe she is developing a soft spot for D4 she actually trailed her tail in front of his nose …. now if that isn’t a come on I don’t know what is 😉

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  6. Cute with a capital Q Qobs – er Cobs!!! 😀
    I never knew that about cats’ noses being individual and unique… I, of course, will be checking all the cats I know (when I see them) just to check. Mind you, the three cats that I currently know aren’t going to prove a lot… but it’s a start.

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  7. Both the waggy tails and twitchy whiskers delighted me, Cobs. Such great fun. I smiled and giggled at first sight of each. I also enjoyed your writing as much as I enjoyed your clever crafts. The description of your cats is wonderful and the image of corks popping inside your head is fantastic.

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    1. Hello Chicken.
      Sorry to hear about your rain. But .. you won’t have to get your watering can out, or the hose pipe out to water your garden. Someone’s done it for you already! 😀

      So glad you got a smile out of this card. I love these dimensional cards and am so thrilled that everyone likes them.

      Thank you so much for coming.
      Have a blessed day my friend. ~ Cobs. xxx

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  8. And again – totally adorable! I LOVE this card lol! What is it about small cats though… Lily is tiny, a real pocket puss, but she is the fiercest hunter…we should measure them and compare heights, perhaps set up some sort of survey and poll to see if size and fierceness correlates… 🙂 xxx

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    1. Ohhh, well Miss Maisie Dotes has been scrapping again, and coooo! you should see her head, cheeks, sides of her lips, chin (oh my dog! her chin!!!) her ears, her eye brow on one side and … part of her leg.

      I don’t know why she does it. She ALWAYS comes off worst. I would have thought she’d have learnt her lesson by now and just backed off … but no. She obviously doesn’t want to see like a scaredy cat.

      I’m now on the naughty step with her, because I’ve just, ten minutes ago, bathed all her bad spots and she HATES MY GUTS for doing it.

      Mr.C had to hold her, but she struggled and scratched his shoulders. However … he manfully carried on … and she’s forgiven him now (because he’s given her a dish of her favourite food) … but me …. ohhh no. No forgiveness here.

      I’ll be on the naughty step for probably three days now, until she feels I’ve learnt my lesson. [sigh]

      Tickled you like this particular card, because, as I made it I was thinking of you. 🙂

      Thank you for coming Samantha. Love, love, love to see you.
      Squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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