Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Garden Kitty

My best friend has a birthday this week and I made her this card.  Happy Birthday, Alice!  I gave her the card today, and she loved it!  She's a cat lover like me and was especially fond of  the embossing and die cuts. 

I started with a white card base and affixed an embossed pink panel.  I stamped the cat in black on white cardstock, coloured with pencils, fussy-cut, and affixed to the card with foam tape.  I stamped the cat again, shaded with pencils, and fussy-cut just the cat and affixed over the original cat with foam tape to create a 3-D look.  I stamped the sentiment on a white scrap and affixed with foam tape.  Lastly, I embellished with punched flowers, die-cut vines, twine, and gems.  Here are the supplies I used:
  • Stamps:  Magenta Cat of the Month - February 2010 - Neko (Magenta Stamps), sentiment (The Old Island Stamp Company)
  • Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black                      Coloured Pencils:  Prismacolor
  • Cardstock:  Staples, Recollections            Flower Punches:  EK Success
  • Die:  Memory Box - Geneva Vine             Twine:  American Crafts
  • Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Textile      Gems:  Dollarama
Photo Inspiration

Fairies Challenge Blog - Sketch and Flowers
I would like to enter the following challenges:
2 Sisters #155 Anything Goes UE
613 Avenue Create #31 Anything Goes with Optional Twist Use Sentiment 3E #1
Animal Friends Challenge #5 Summer 3E #1
Card and Scrap #59 Anything Goes UE
Card Mania #26 Summer/Blooms 3E #1
Cards Galore Bingo - I chose Birthday, Gems, and Sentiment UE
Crafts-Too Challenge You #2 Summer Days (this kitty is in the garden) UE
Crafty Boots Die Cuts UE
Crafty Catz Pastel Colours 1E
Crafty Creations Challenges #234 Texture (dry embossing) 2E #1
Crafty Sentiments Animals 3E #2
Creatalicious Challenges #53 I Love My Pet UE
Creative Inspirations Paint Inspired by:  Anything Goes UE
Delightful Challenges Make It Pop - add layers/use dimension 1E
Divas by Design Bingo - I chose Embossing, Die Cuts/Punches, and Flowers 2E #2
DL.ART Challenges August's Anything Goes UE
Dream Valley #62 Summer Days 3E #3
Fairies Challenge Blog #10 Sketch and Flowers UE
Just B Creative Crazy Anything Goes UE
Ladybug Crafts Say it with Flowers 3E #2
Little Red Wagon #197 Falling to Pieces (Paper Piecing) UE
Loves Rubberstamps #64 Anything Goes UE
Magenta Official Blog Garden Party (see inspiration above) 1E
Melonheadz Flowers Everywhere 2E #1
My Creative Moments - Word Play Saturday Birthdays 4E #4
One Crazy Stamper Birthdays 5E #3
One Stitch at a Tiime #175 In the Summer (this kitty is in the garden) 3E #3
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes 5E #3
Penny Black and More In the Garden 3E #1
Penny's Paper-Crafty #139 Dry Embossing 3E #2
Ribbon Carousel RCC84 Summertime Fun (kitty is having in the garden) UE
Sami Stamps #004 Anything Goes & DT Call 3E #2
Sister Act Card Challenges #18 Anything Goes UE
Smudgy Antics Fussy Cutting (I fussy-cut the stamp image and also the cat itself)
Sweet Pea Stampers Embossing - Wet or Dry (I used dry) 3E #2
The Crafter's Café #23 Furry Friends and/or Friendship 3E #1
The Crafty Bloggers Network Favourite Things (my favourite thing to stamp is cats) 3E #3
The Crazy Challenge #151 Anything Goes 4E #3
The Perfect Sentiment PSC86 Your Favorite Technique (dry embossing) 3E #1
The Pink Elephant TPE#211 Use Texture (embossing) UE
The Ribbon Girl Birthday Card UE
V's Sweet Ideas VSC#14 Something Twine 2E #2
Whimsical Designs Anything Goes 1E
Whoopsidaisy Paper Piecing UE
Word Art Wednesday #92 Anything Goes 5E #2

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


  1.'ve gotten in on alot of challenges!! WAY TO in the world did you get 1 card to fit sooo many, LOL. Love it. Great card.

    So glad to that you're joining me at my Just Because Linky Party!!

    Be blessed, Beckie

  2. Stunning. Love the image and paper piecing. Thank You so much for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week. Good Luck and Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  3. Fabulous card love the cat. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps! hope to see you again soon!

  4. Super cute!
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes August Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  5. What a lovely cat card you have made. He's such a gorgeous stamp. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “embossing - wet or dry or both” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  6. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers. Hope to see you again next time.

  7. Fabulous card, no wonder, Alice, loves it, I am with her on the dicuts, they are amazing, love that cat image xxx

  8. A gorgeous card, I love die cuts too always love the effect that they make.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network.


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

  10. super cute card
    thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
    hugs katie x

  11. Stunning card! The cat image is amazing, and I love your dry embossing in the background! So glad you could join us at Crafty Creations this week! Good Luck!
    Tracey F., DT Crafty Creations Challenges

  12. Thank you for taking part in the Bingo challenge with us at Cards/ Crafts Galore.

    Love this kitty and the setting is just perfect. Great take on your Bingo choice.


  13. The pink embossed paper is so cute and your coloring is very realistic! So glad you entered into the Sami Stamps DT call challenge!

  14. Wonderful kitty image, KT! Love your flowers. From one feline lover to another, thanks so much for playing along in the Sweet Pea Stampers challenge this week. Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  15. Lovely card and dies thanks for joining us at Fairies, good luck cheers Sue x

  16. Love all the flowers and the beautiful cat. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for The Sweet Pea Stampers embossing challenge - Hazel, Design Team x

  17. Oh, this is so sweet! Love the flowers.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  18. Gorgeous card. I love the image and pretty colours.
    Thank you for taking part in the Papertake Weekly Challenge this week
    Sue xx

  19. What a lovely card. Great image. You have showcased it so well. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  20. I am back again. A perfect entry for our challenge over at Ladybug Crafts. Hugs Nina

  21. Fab card, great die cuts and sweet kitty image. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  22. A lovely card, love the image and die cuts! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments for our Animals Challenge! Good luck in this one and I hope you can join us for our next challenge on Tuesday! Susan x

  23. A beautiful card! Lovely colours and design. Thanks for joining us at
    Card Mania Challenges.

  24. Very pretty! I love the cat image! The embossing and flowers are perfect touches! Thank for sharing!

  25. What a cute kitty! I love the die-cuts and punched flowers, too, so pretty and summery! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

    love Mags B x

  26. Wow, love the detail on this one, very pretty. Thanks for joining us this week over at LRW.

  27. Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at TCCCB this week for the 'Furry Friends/Friendship' challenge.

  28. Just love the design of your card and so pretty in pastel colours !! The combination of everything works so well !! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments designs this week !!

    hugs Diane xx

  29. Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at the Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  30. So lovely card, I'm sure your friend loved it.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more Challenge, good luck;-))m

  31. I just love it, and I am not a cat person! Nice job! Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create! We look forward to your next visit.
    Chana, Owner

  32. a lovely birthday card for your friend; the flowers and vines are so pretty and are the perfect accents. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

  33. such a cute Kitty :D Really pretty card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics x

  34. I'm not surprised your friend loved her card, it's super. Thank you for sharing your art with us at Smudgy Antics x

  35. Gorgeous birthday card! I love all the texture and dimension! Thanks for sharing your lovely work with Smudgy Antics :)

  36. Thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy antics. BDx

  37. Lovely birthday card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!

  38. What a fabulous card! I love the colors you used and all the extra little touches. Honeydew and Kiwi are pretty cute too:) Thanks for joining us for this weeks Digital Delights by Louby Loo Challenge♥

  39. Hiya

    Thanks for joining my blog hun,cant find your follow button.

    Glad im not the only one who gets pleased when people who win challenges we recognise the name,I get well pleased lol.


  40. nice kitty card x i am sure your friend will love it! thanks for joining penny s challenge this week x

  41. Lovely card. The die cuts are so cute. Thanks for joining our Make it Pop Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


  42. Tout à fait magnifique! Merci pour ta belle participation au défi Garden Party de Magenta. Bonne chance!

  43. Nice card. Thanks for joining the challenge at Card and Scrap.

  44. cute! Lovely kitty and great way to use die cuts!
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers!

    Hugs, Alica ;)

  45. Very lovely. Love the soft colors with the cat peeking out! So glad you joined us for our I ♥ my Pet Challenge at Creatalicious Challenges!

  46. Your card is adorable! I can see why your friend liked it. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Perfect Sentiments Challenge. God bless you as you craft.

  47. love your intake of the bingo challenge over on divas by designs , goodluck xx

  48. This is so very pretty. Just love the awesome dies as well!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Faieries challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

  49. Beautiful, I love the embossing and the pretty die cuts, thank you for joining in with Divas By Design
    Lindsay xx

  50. Beautiful card with lots of flowers...thanks for joining Melonheadz Friends!
    xxx Margreet

  51. Cute card!

    Thanx for joining us at Card and Scrap Good luck in the draw, and hope to see you back next time!
    Eva Gro
    DT member Card and Scrap

  52. This is gorgeous i have a few friends who would love this card too. Thank you for joining us over at the CBN challenge.

    Joan x

  53. Vraiment superbe, de beaux détails.
    Merci pour ta belle participation au défi "Garden Party" et bonne chance!