Sunday, August 18, 2013

Back-to-School Kitty

I wanted to make a back-to-school card for my little nephew, and this is what I came up with.  I wanted to keep it low key with not too many embellishments since it's for a boy.

I started by covering a white card base with green cardstock.  Next I added a panel of school-themed paper.  The cat image is from Create with TLC, which I believe was a follower freebie (thank you, Paulette).  I printed, rounded the corners, mounted on a rounded-corner blue panel, and affixed to the card with foam tape.  The sentiment is from KaDoodle Bug Designs and was a freebie at one time (thank you).  I coloured it with pencils and affixed to the card.  The books are from Far Far Hill, another freebie (thank you), which I fussy cut and affixed.  Lastly I added two gold stars from my stash.  Here are the supplies used:
  • Digi image, sentiment, and clip art:  Described above
  • Patterned paper:  Glitter Max
  • Coloured pencils:  Prismacolor
  • Cardstock:  Recollections
  • White card base:  Domtar
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments #87 Anything but a Birthday Card 5E #5
Baffies Creative #23 Dog, Cat, Mouse UE
Card and Scrap #59 Anything Goes UE
Challenges 4 Everybody Anything Goes 3E #1
Clearly I Stamp Challenge #5 - School Time 1E
Craftin' Desert Diva Linky Party #12 Back to School UE
Creatalicious #54 For the Boys (this is for my young nephew) UE
Creative Inspirations Paint Inspired by:  Back to School UE
DL.ART Challenges August's Anything Goes UE
Fairies Challenge Blog #11 Back to School UE
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #13 Anything Goes UE
Just B Creative Crazy Anything Goes UE
Just Inspirational Challenges Photo Inspiration (see below - I was inspired by all the colours) 3E #2
Little Scrap Pieces Linky Party 1E
One Stitch at a Time #177 Back to School 3E #1
Paper Pretties School Rules UE
Party Time Tuesday #133 Back to School 3E #2
Robyn's Fetish #173 Put a Frame Around It 3E #1
Send a Smile 4 Kids Animal Cards 4 Kids (for my 8-year-old nephew) 3E #1
Simply Create Too Card for A Child 3E #1
Sister Act Card Challenges Cards Only Anything Goes UE
Stamp 'n' Doodle The Colour Green UE
Word Play Saturday Childhood 4E #3

Just Inspirational Challenges
Photo Inspiration

Thank you for looking at my card!  I enjoy reading your comments - have a wonderful day!


Unknown said...

Your card is very cute, your nephew should love it! Thanks for entering the ClearlyiStamp School Time Challenge! Debbie McNamee CiSCDT

Ingrid Mason said...

You are certainly sending your nephew off to school with all the luck that your adorable lucky black cat could give,. This card is lovely and so suitable for a boy with it's crisp unfussy look. Good luck in our challenge. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

Cathy P said...

Fun use of all of those freebies on your nephew's back-to-school card. Thanks for playing our anything goes challenge at the Sister Act Challenge Blog this week.
Cathy xx

Heather said...

Very cute! I've seen this image somewhere else recently and it just makes me smile because I can so see a cat checking out books like that. Great card for a boy. Thanks for playing with Clearly iStamp.

Sandy said...

Great card love all the bright colours you used.
Thanks for entering over at Challenges 4 Everybody, Good luck!!
Sandy :) DT

Choccy said...

Aww such a great back to school card, perfect for a boy :O)
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time. Good Luck in the draw and hope you come back to join us again ;O)
Choccy x

DIANA L. said...

This is adorable the its the cats meow kind of back to school card
Thank you for joining us at Creative inspiration paints.
CI design team member

Unknown said...

Kitty this is fabulous hun, your nephew will love it, of that I am sure, and I know what you mean, about embellishments on boys cards, they are the and hugs and also can I say, many thanks for the lovely comment you left me yesterday, about the G&S card, I really appreciate your kind words xxxx

Cindye Wile said...

Very nice ... love the image. :)
Thanks for playing along with us at JIC!

Sannekreativ said...

This Card is cute.
Tak for at du deltager i udfordringen hos Card and scrap.
DT Sanne

Marlene Atkinson said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us At Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week. Marlene DT

Kimberly S said...

So cute, love the image you used! Thanks so much for joining us for the Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge! :) hugs, Kimberly

Sandy said...

Cute! Thank you for joining us at PTT! Hope to see you again next week. Good Luck

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

Love your card! I like that you make cards with cats, animals etc... Paulette shares some adorable images! Great card! :)

Brenda said...

Awww, this is a sweet back to school card! I love the kitty on the books and the abc border! Thanks for joining us at JO's FFC;-)

Jackie C said...

What a beautiful card, great work! Thank you for entering at FAIRIES this week!
Hugs, Jackie DT Member

Michelle said...

A lovely card for a schoolbeginning.
I like the border you made with all the letters.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle

Unknown said...

I think this is perfect for a boy! great colors, love that alphabet border and of course the cat! Thank you for playing this week at Simply Create Too and good luck!

Unknown said...

Wonderful back to school card!

Indy's Designs said...

Love this kitty image! Love the papers and minimal use of embellies to give it that boyish feeling! THANKS so much for sharing at Clearly iStamp's School Time Challenge!

Kathy D. said...

Nicely done! Like the paper and how the design goes around the edge and makes you focus on the cool image in the middle. Great job.

Thanks for playing in Clearly iStamp Blog Challenge #5- School Time! Hope to see back on Friday Aug 30th for challenge #6!!

Kathy D.
Clearly iStamp Blog Challenge Coordinator/Clearly Digi Stamps Design Team

Gail said...

Your creation is so cute! Super cool with that kitty on the books! Lovely layout! Thank you for linking up to CDS challenge and I wish you the best in the selection - have a wonderful day! Gail DT

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Your nephew's card “For a Child” in our Challenge #44 is so cute–love it! Thank you for joining us.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Rosica Katreva said...

Sweet kitty. Thank you for joining us at JIC...

Hugs Rossi (JIC DT)

Ali said...

What a great card - lovely bold colours, perfect for a boy's card, and I *love* that fabulous cat image! :)

Thanks for joining in with our Back to School challenge at OSAAT this week.


Beckie said...

Super cute. Bet ur nephew <3'd it. Thanks for linking up at my Just Because Linky Party! All your links are great.

Be blessed, Beckie

Love crafts forever said...

Fun card. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT.
DT Nataliya

MIE(Mieko) said...

So cute card! Love the black cat image! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges.
Mieko xx

Tlc Creations said...

Beautiful is always vintage for me....

Carol Ric said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at the Fairies challenge.

CanadianScraps43 said...

Your creation is so beautiful with it's bright and cheerful colors. This is sure to bring a smile to any face. Thanks for playing along with us at Clearly iStamp Blog Challenge.

SylvieG said...

Sympa ta carte. Merci pour ta participation.
SylvieG - membre DT Fairies

Katy said...

This is so cute! Great stamp and I love the alphabet border! Thank you so much for joining us at Clearly iStamp!--Hugs, Katy DT :)

Sandra said...

Thanks for joining in at Aud Sentiments. This card is great.

Ellibelle said...

What a beautiful image and fabulous card!
Thanks so much for playing along in my "childhood" wordplay challenge at My Creative Moments.