Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Flowerbed Kitty

Yes, another kitty card!  I do love kitties! 

This time I used this cute little kitty image and sentiment from Doodle Pantry called Kitty Bouquet.  I printed the image twice so I could fussy-cut and paper-piece just the kitty.  I coloured with pencils, then paper-pieced the kitty back in the flowerbed with foam tape to give dimension.  I die-cut the image, doodled stitching around the outer edge, and layered onto a burgundy die cut. 

For the card, I started with a white card base and covered it with black cardstock, onto which I layered the beautiful flower/butterfly papers that I got from Trimgym's Digistamps, Papers and Images (thank you, Jo).  I added a strip of burgundy cardstock and affixed the mounted image.  I printed the sentiment on pale orange paper and affixed it to the bottom of the image.  I embellished the card with three orange flowers attached with brads, a layered orange butterfly, a layered orange die-cut flower, and seven pale orange gems (you can hardly see them in the photo, but they're on the top right and bottom left corner and on the kitty's collar).  Supplies used:
  • Digistamp, sentiment, and paper:  Described above
  • Black Marker (for stitching):  Staedtler
  • Cardstock:  Recollections, Stampin' Up, and unknown/unmarked from my stash
  • Dies: Spellbinders Labels Five, Memory Box Cheshire Branch Outline and Background
  • Butterfly Punch:  EK Success
  • Flowers, brads:  Dollar Store
I would like to enter the following challenges:
2 Sisters #156 Favourite Embellishment (mine is flowers and gems, used both) UE
A Gem of a Challenge #92 Summer UE
All Sorts #219 Stitching, Real or Faux (mine is faux) 3E #1
Art Impressions Blog #116 For the Dogs (and Cats) UE
Aud Sentiments #87 Anything but a Birthday Card 5E #1
Baffies Creative #23 Dog, Cat, Mouse UE
Bearly Mine #99 Anything Goes 2E #2
Can You Digi It #42 Lift Me Up (encouragement) UE
Card and Scrap #59 Anything Goes UE
Card Mania #27 Your Favourite Embellishment (mine is flowers and gems, used both) 3E #3
Challenges and Candies Colours, Scents, and Tastes of Summer 3E #3
Crafts-Too Challenge You #2 Summer Days (in the garden) UE
Crafty Boots Die Cuts UE
Crafty Sentiments Designs Dies and Punches (used both) 3E #1
Creatalicious Challenges #53 I Love My Pet UE
Digi Darla's #15 Fins, Feathers, Fur (I went with fur) UE
DL.ART Challenges August's Anything Goes UE
Doodle Pantry Use a Doodle Pantry Image 1E
Emma's Cards UK  Floral 3E #2
Eureka Stamps #52 Blooms and Blossoms 3E #3
Fairies Challenge Blog #10 Sketch and Flowers (see below) UE
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #233 Autumn Colours 1E
Great Impressions Square Card 3E #2
Just B Creative Crazy Anything Goes UE
Left of Center #12 Use Something Metal (brads) UE
LEJ Designs #66 Furry Friends 3E #2
One Stitch at a Time #176 Use a Digi 3E #2
Pile it On #32 Outdoors UE
Robyn's Fetish #172 Lots of Layers 3E #3
Scrapbook Stamp Society #14 Anything Goes UE
Simon Says Stamp Monday Make the Cut (I used dies and punches) 5E #1
Sister Act Card Challenges Cards Only #19 Anything Goes UE
Southern Girls Things Beginning with F (flowers) 1E
The Pink Elephant TPE213 Orange UE
The Perfect Sentiment #87 The Great Outdoors 3E #1
The Scrapbooking Queen #26 Anything Goes with Digi 3E #1
Through the Craftroom Door TTCRD Aug.13-20 Anything Goes 2E #2
Totally Gorjuss #196 Hot, Hot, Hot UE
Totally Papercrafts #179 Summer Fun (kitty is having fun in the flower bed) 3E #3
Trimgym's Anything Goes with Trimgym product (paper) UE
Whoopsidaisy Stitching - Real or Faux (mine is faux) UE
Word Art Wednesday #93 Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment 5E #1

Fairies Challenge Blog - Sketch

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


  1. I love cats too and your card is lovely,the butterflies and flowers are so pretty - Kitty looks so contented. Good luck with your entry into our challenge. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

  2. Very cute sentiment. I really love the colors you used for this card. Thank You for sharing at the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.

    Michelle (DT)

  3. A really lovely card and thanks for joining my stitching challenge at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

  4. Gorgeous card and I love all of these rich colours and the cute little kitty.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  5. Beautiful card and colours!
    Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Hope to see again next week.Greetings Kaija DT-member

  6. Very pretty colors and flowers !!! Your kitty is adorable !!! Thanks for joint us at Pile it On Challenges !

    Mayra DT

  7. So pretty and a super adorable kitty card. Too cute! Thanks so much for joining us at Art Impressions' challenge! :)

  8. Oh I think we know how much you love kitties, LOL....this is a superb card as always, your attention to details is awesome, had Brian take a picture of my cat, at the Buddlehia bush, trying to catch a Bee..mmm...gonna post it on my blog as soon as he emails it to me, LOL...only been asking for 3 days now xxxx

  9. I love this card, thanks for joining in again.

    Jo from a sunny France

  10. Beautiful card you made, again :-))
    Thanks for joining us at "Izazovi i Slatkiši" :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

  11. SO cute ~ LOVE the kitty.

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  12. Lovely colours for our Summer Days - 'Fun in the Sun' challenge. The flowers and butterfly look perfect.
    Thank you for joining in with us at Crafts-Too Challenge You.
    Carol x
    C2cu DT

  13. How cute! I love those pretty orange flowers and adorable stamp. I had to click on the pic of your card to make sure I got a good look at your coloring. I'm just starting to get into colored pencils, too! Fantastic coloring on that little kitty! I'm so glad you joined us this week for Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

  14. What on earth is a meowy day? This card is so beautiful, with the flowers, butterflies and fall colors.
    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful paper craft art project with us today at WAW.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  15. Wow your card is beautiful, I love the way you have added the flowers and the butterflies. Thanks for joining TTCRD this week.

  16. What a stunning pussy cat card you have made. It fits our challenge this week well of “anything goes”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  17. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

  18. Ta carte est jolie. Merci pour ta participation au challenge. Bonne chance.
    SylvieG - membre DT Fairies

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

  20. What a super colour palette Kitty and delightful card.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  21. Beautiful card I love all the Fall colors.

  22. This is so pretty, I love the flowers & the lovely colours you have used.
    Thank you for joining in Emma's crafty challenge, good luck x

  23. Stunning Fit Kitty, wonderful card, love your flowers and die cut :) Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge and hope to see you back again soon. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

  24. Awwww.... super cute! Totally lovin' your kitty sitting in all those fabulous flowers! Great job! Thanks for playing along with us at Flourishes for our Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

  25. What a darling card. Thanks so much for sharing your talents in our challenge. We're SO blessed that you link up your sweet creations in our challenges, and I hope you have a wonderful week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  26. Such a warm colors. Absolutely gorgeous card. Thank you for playing at OSAAT.
    DT Nataliya

  27. LOVE the colors and all those flowers! Thanks for joining us at CYDI! :)

  28. This is lovely! Fabulous colour scheme great image and layout! Thanks for sharing it with us at Southern Girls.

  29. Super card. Love the cat amongst the flower bed and the flowers are wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
    Hugs Sue W.

  30. Love it, such a cute card and fab colours and embellies
    Thanks for joining in the lejdesigns Challenge

  31. Lovely card. I love your colors and the image is super cute. I love cats.

    Thanks for playing with us at Challenges and candies.

    Hugs, Keti
    DT @ Izazovi i sladkiši

  32. This is so cheerful! Love all the different elements, and how they all work together. Super color combo. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Best, CG

  33. very sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, good luck and hope you will join us again.


  34. Perfect colours for our Hot Hot Hot theme... love this card!

    Thanks for sharing at Totally Gorjuss this time..

    Christine x

  35. I would like to thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs Challenge No. 66 - Furry Friends, over on our Challenge Blog.

    What a really pretty card with gorgeous colours. I love the earthy/autumn tones you have used. Such an adorable image and the card is embellished perfectly. Love this cute make.

    We have a new challenge theme every week, I hope you will pop by to join in some more of them.

    Hugs and <3
    Lisa xxxx LEJ DT Organiser

    P.S. I have some blog candy on my personal blog, if you would like to join in.

  36. Gorgeous paper and colours, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  37. Great sentiment and love the fall colors. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  38. Love the color combination for that card. And of course that little kitty is just so very cute!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  39. Great card thanks for joining us at Emma's Crafty challenge and good luck

  40. Stunning card! Great fussy cutting!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

  41. What a sweet card, the stamp is so cute. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  42. Fabulous card ,love how you coloured the flowers and what a great job on cutting/paper piecing the kitty. Wonderful flower embellishments! Thanks for joining us at the DPDC#37!

  43. Smukt kort i dejlige efterårs farver.
    Tak for at du er med på udfordringen hos Card and scrap.
    DT Sanne

  44. Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this week.

    Susan x

  45. Wow so beautiful card. Love the background and the image is adorable. Love that orange grosgrain ribbon you used. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at wholesale ribbon Challenges.

  46. So adorable! Love the kitty image! Your embellishments and die cuts are fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!
    Jackie W

  47. This is just adorable. Love those bright flowers.. Thanks for joining us over at Perfect Sentiments for this weeks challenge..

    Senior Designer.

  48. WOW this is beautiful! I love the image and the colors are gorgeous. Reminds me of the fall... so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments!

  49. Your card is delightful! I just love your kitty image too. Thanks for playing with us this week at TTCRD.
    Please send me your e-mail to GDT

  50. adorable ,love the color palette , Thx for joining us for the Art impressions challenge -
    Crystal - AI DT

  51. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining in the fun at Card Mania! Good luck!

  52. Very cute and love the fall colors you have used. Thanks for joining us at DPDC this month.

  53. Great card. Love the colours and image!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

    Mel xx

  54. Beautiful, thanks for joining in Emmas Crafty Challenge at Emmas Cards UK, good luck xx

  55. This is a fun card with beautiful fall colors. Thanks for playing with Great Impressions this month.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT