Sunday, August 25, 2013

Reading Kitty - Back to School

Hello, friends - I hope you are having a great day!  I created this back-to-school card for my 10-year-old niece.  I hope she likes it!

I started with a white card base and covered it with yellow cardstock.  Then I added a layer of pencil-patterned paper, to which I added four photo corners.  I coloured the cute cat image with pencils, die cut, faux-stitched around the border with purple pencil, layered onto an embossed yellow die-cut, and affixed to the card with foam tape.  I created the back-to-school sentiment with my label maker and then embellished the image with 3 punched stars.  Here are the supplies used:
  • Digi stampSliekje Digi Stamps (thank you, Angelique)
  • Patterned paperCreate with TLC (thank you, Paulette)
  • Cardstock:  Recollections          White Card Base:  Domtar
  • Coloured pencils:  Prismacolor
  • Die:  Spellbinders Labels Twelve
  • Star punch:  Michaels
  • Label maker:  Dymo
  • Photo corners:  Dollarama
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges: 
A Gem of a Challenge Anything with a B (books, sentiment/theme - back to school) UE
Baffies Creative #23 Dog, Cat, Mouse UE
Card and Scrap #59 Anything Goes UE
Card Crafter's Circle #89 Bright Colours 3E #3
Craft-room Challenge Something New (the pencil-patterned paper is new - it was recently posted as a freebie at Create with TLC) 3E #2
Crafty Catz #195 Stitching Real or Faux (faux stitching doodled around image) 3E #2
Crafty Sentiments Colourful 3E #3
Creative Corner Challenges Cute Critters 3E #2
Creative Inspirations Paint Inspired by:  Anything Goes UE
Cupcake Inspirations #225 Back to School (see photo inspiration below - my image was inspired by the pile of books on the cupcake, and my sentiment was inspired by the white letters on the black bottom of the cupcake) 3E #1
Cute Card Thursday #283 Back to School UE
Cutie Pie Challenge #51 Anything Goes (must be cute) 3E #3
Die Cuttin' Divas #129 Back to School 3E #1
Di's Digi Designs Back to School 3E #1
DL.ART Challenges August's Anything Goes UE
DL.ART Back to School 3E #1
Dream Valley #64 For a Child 3E #1
Fairies Challenge Blog #11 Back to School UE
Just B Creative Crazy Anything Goes UE
Let's Craft and Create #77 Animal Antics UE
Oldie but Goodie Challenge Embossing (the items > 6 month old are the embossing folder, photo corners, star punch, and the Dymo label maker I used to make the sentiment) 3E #3
Pile It On Designer Paper UE
Red Carpet Studio RCS#51 We Bought a Zoo - Card with Animal UE
Robyn's Fetish #174 Rectangular Cards Only 3E #1
Scrappy Moms Stamps Back to School UE
Send a Smile 4 Kids Animal Cards 4 Kids (for my 10-year-old niece) 3E #2
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Back to School 5E #2
Sister Act Card Challenges Cards Only Anything Goes UE
Stempelsonne Book/Bookmark (I went with book) 3E #1
The Crazy Challenge #152 Animals 4E #4
There She Goes TSG 221 Fur Friends #3
Wags n Whiskers #111 Back to School 2E #1

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


Jackie W said...

Fabulous back to school card! Such an adorable image! My girls' would LOVE it! They love reading and cats! Perfect sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!
Jackie W

Debi said...

A very cute card, Thanks for sharing with us again at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

Tina said...

Eine sehr Schöne karte und das Motiv ist ja süß.
Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

LG Tina

Pat N. said...

Sweet card, great background paper. TFS at DCD's challenge.

hoptownracer1 said...

Love your card! I love how you used the Sliekje's image and TLC's paper! Adorable!!!

Avril Ann said...

This is so cute Kitty, I love those backing papers, you niece is gonna love it xxx

Heidi said...

Your card is so cute!
Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Dreja said...

Eine ganz tolle Karte! Prima gemacht.
Danke für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.
LG Dreja

DIANA L. said...

This is so cute I just love all the colors you used.
Thank you for joining us at Creative inspiration paints.
CI design team member

Mandy said...

another fabulous design Kitty!

Gitte said...

What a cute card.
Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.

Anonymous said...

Eine super Karte hast Du da gezaubert.
Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonne
GLG Tamesis

Jac said...

Fabulous card love the purple & yellow combo, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

Kimberly S said...

What a sweet back to school card! Love the image, and the fun color combination! Thanks so much for joining us for the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge! hugs, Kimberly

Gerda said...

Verry sweet!!
Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

Dawn Turley said...

my goodness I can't believe how many challenges you managed with this little cutie. Thanks for joining us at Red Carpet Studio this week.

Jackie C said...

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

gersende crumble said...

beautiful card !! thanks for joining us at fairies challenges !!

Scrappy Moms Stamps said...

Very cute - I love the "old school" label! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

- Mel

Anna Jasiolek said...

What a wise cat LOL Great, energetic card, love this yellow embossing. And, WOW, you really piled it on! Thank you for joining our 'Designer Paper' challenge at Pile It On Challenge and please come back next week.

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge and good luck.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card, the image is adorable and I love the papers, just perfect for our challenge.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Indy said...

OH, so cute! Thanks for joining Cupcake Inspirations Back to School Challenge!

Sharon said...

This is so sweet and I love the colour scheme. Thank you for sharing this with us at Dream Valley.
Hugs Sharon. x

carol said...

lovely sweet card, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Pillan said...

Sweet card. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

Angeline Choo said...

cute back to school card!

Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge this week.

-Angeline DT

Mad Moose said...

sweet card. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

Anonymous said...

love the paper you used very cool

Thanks for taking part at Creative Corner Challenges

Love Melxxx

Sara S. said...

I love the purple and yellow combo! Very cute card. Thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle this week! Hope to see you again soon.

Carrie Robinson said...

what a cute card!! Thanks for playing at Di's digi's this challenge xx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

ohhh so very cute!!! Love the great embossing as well as the color combination you have used. Fabulous DP for this card.

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

Dips said...

Super image, such fun! Thank you so much for joining us at an Oldie But A Goodie Challenge, keep using up all that stored stash and don't forget to join us on our new challenge.