Monday, October 7, 2013

Leaves are Falling

Hello, everyone.  Tonight I am sharing a fall card I made today.  This cute kitty is called Cat in Fall and she is being offered as a freebie this week at Digi Darla's Challenges for their fall-themed copycat challenge.  I already had this kitty and I've been wanting to use her, so this was the perfect time.  I followed a sketch from this month's fall-themed sketch challenge at Little Claire's Designs (see sketch and inspiration photo at bottom).

I started off by layering two leaf-patterned digi paper panels onto green cardstock according to the sketch.  The beautiful digi papers were a freebie from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.  I then wrapped the panel with orange ribbon and affixed to a white card base.  I coloured the cute kitty with pencils, mounted on brown and then green cardstock, and affixed to the card with foam tape.  I printed the digi sentiment, which was a freebie from Create with TLC, sponged and edged in orange ink, and affixed to the card with foam tape.  Lastly I embellished with three leaves, an orange ribbon bow, and 3 brown dew drops.  Here are the supplies used:
  • Digi stamp:  Cat in Fall - Digi Darla's Challenges (thank you)
  • Digi sentiment:  Create with TLC (thank you, Paulette)
  • Digi papersDecosse's Dynamite Doodles (thank you, Lisa)
  • Ink:  Stampin' Up! (for sponging/edging)
  • Coloured pencils:  Prismacolor
  • Cardstock:  Recollections
  • Dew drops:  Robin's Nest
  • Leaves, ribbon:  Dollarama
I would like to enter the following challenges:
2 Sisters #164 Fall Fun UE
Addicted to Stamps Create a Scene UE
Allsorts #227 Autumn Colours 3E #2
Animal Friends October - Fall or Halloween 3E #3
Aud Sentiments Sentiment Suitable for a Child 5E #3
Catch the Bug - Bugaboo Anything Goes 3E #3
CRAFT #227 Cats and Dogs/Pets/Animals 5E #4
Craftin' Desert Diva's #16 Anything with a Sentiment UE
Craft-Dee Bowz CDB06 Anything Goes with Handmade Bow UE
Crafty Ribbons #64 Anything Goes with Ribbon 5E #5
Create with TLC Show it Off Sunday Linky Party #2 (see button below and on sidebar) UE
Creative Craft Challenges #20 Anything Goes 3E #3
Creative Fingers #5 Anything Goes with Optional Twist of Ribbon and Lace (used ribbon) 2E #2
Creative Moments #27 Anything Goes/Autumn 3E #1
Digi Darla's Challenges #83 Fall Theme / Copycat 3E #1
DL.ART Thankful Thursday October Linky Party Anything Goes UE
Eclectic Ellapu Celebrate Autumn UE
Eureka Stamps #60 Anything Goes 3E #1
Feeling Crafty #21 Autumn 3E #2
Get Inky! #14 Fall Colours 3E #2
House of Gilli Anything Goes Fall UE
Little Claire's Designs Fall Theme / Sketch 3E #1
Loves Rubberstamps #72 Anything Goes UE
Mema's Crafts October - Fall/Autumn Coat of Colours 3E #3
My Craft Creations Oct.7-19 Anything Goes UE
One Crazy Stamper October - Thankful/Autumn 5E #2
One Stitch at a Time #184 Use a Digi 3E #3
Paper Makeup Stamps Digi Makeover #109 Playing with Leaves UE
Paper Sweeties #12 October Inspiration - Fall Colours (see below) UE
Pattie's Creations #77 Ribbon 2E #2
QKR Stampede #59 Fall Colours 3E #2
Really Reasonable Ribbon #81 Fall or Halloween + Ribbon UE
Ribbon Carousel RCC86 Fall and Halloween UE
Robyn's Fetish #180 Use a Digi 3E #3
Scribbles Designs Celebrate World Card Making Day UE
Send a Smile 4 Kids Bright Colours 4 Kids 3E #1
Shelly's Images Fall Photo Inspiration (see below)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Inspired by Tammy Tutterow (I was inspired by the colours in Tammy's card shown below:  the green, orange, brown, and fall theme) 5E #1
Simply Create Too #47 Fall/Autumn 3E #2
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
Stamp and Create Fall or Halloween 4E 1/wk  #1
Stamping Sensations All Creatures Great and Small 3E #2
Sweet Stampin' Autumn 2E #1
Tammy's Scrapin Corner Inspired by a Song (children's song "Falling Leaves") 2E #2
The Crafty Bloggers Network Anything Goes 3E #1
The House that Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC925 Happy Fall Y'all UE
The Scrapbooking Queen Royal Digi Challenge #28 5E #3
Tok Bobok #5 Autumn 2E #2
Word Art Wednesday #100 Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment 5E #5 
Little Claire's Sketch Challenge
Little Claire's Sketch Challenge Inspiration Photo
papersweeties inspiration12 Paper Sweeties October #12 Inspiration Challenge!

Shelly's Images Photo Inspiration

Simon Says Stamp Monday - Inspired by TammyTutterow

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


Donna Maligno said...

What an adorable card! Love the image. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge for October!

Lawren said...

This is so cute! saw it on TLC's blog.

Denise Goeldner said...

Wonderful card love your image and colour combo, thanks so much for joining us over at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog
~ Denise DT ~

Debbie said...

What a precious image!! Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Sweeties this month x2!!

Mayras Designs said...

What a pretty card ! Love the image and the colors ! Thank you so much for joining us Craftin Desert Divas Linky party ! Hope you join us again !


Mimi said...

Great card Fit Kitty, love the wee kitten digi, such a cute face watching the falling leaf :) Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

Dreja said...

Oh wie süß! Eine ganz tolle Karte.
Danke daß du wieder bei den Animal Friends mitmachst.
LG Dreja

Marcy said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps!:)

brenda said...

A really sweet card in the rich Autumn colours Kitty and so perfect for our theme this week.

Many thanks for joining in at Allsorts challenge.

B x

brenda said...

So many challenges Kitty that I totally missed Stamping Sensations, so thanks so much for joining us there was well.

B x

Blossom Cards said...

what a lovely card thanks for sharing with Tammy's scrapin corner this week
Rachel DT

Unknown said...

Kitty this is so cute, my lovely friend, love the image and fall colours, yum....hope you are well, hopefully that is me now getting around blogland, with the comments, love and hugs xxxx

Ingrid Mason said...

Ahh, I must just nip outdoors to see if my boys are enjoying the falling Autumn leaves as much as your little cat in this card Kitty .... back, they're chasing the leaves!!!! Oh, I do love your Autumn leaves backing paper and the entire card is set off so beautifully with your gorgeous orange ribbon and bow. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

Just adorable.
Thanks so much for joining our "October – Photo Inspiration" challenge at Shelly's Images!
Hugs Miranda

Fran said...

Gorgeous card , thank you for joining us over at the Feeling Crafty Challenge xx

carla said...

Great card, cute image and super colours.
thank you so much for playing with us at Paper Makeup Stamps.
Good luck !

Carla (DT PMS)
If you like it, you can visit my blog:

Wendy L said...

So pretty, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

Anonymous said...

Deine Karte ist richtig toll geworden. Ich bin richtig begeistert und das Motiv ist sooo süß
Hab herzlichen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends
GLG Tamesis

Unknown said...

This is a great fall card.Thank you for taking time to post this beautiful artwork with us this week at WAW. Please like us on Facebook for lots of fun, prizes and inspiration.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Purr-fect card for our challenge w/ the cute cat, Autumn colors and embellishments. Thank you for entering OSAAT DT Use a Digi.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Chris said...

Beautiful autumnal card. Love the colours and the cute image! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Céline said...

so cute, love the colors
thanks for playing with us at addicted to stamps

Sandy S said...

Very effective use of the sketch & love the colors too! Bang on!

Hee hee - keep entering!

Thanks for joining us on our special World Card Making Day challenge...

Sandy S
~Owner/Designer Scribbles Designs~

Laurian said...

What a lovely autumn card!
Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu and I hope you're on the Treasure Hunt!
I hope we see you again soon!



Stephanie said...

This is adorable, thanks for playing along with us this week at Catch-The-Bug Blog.

Denise Goeldner said...

Me again, Love you layout and colours such a sweet card, thanks so much for joining us over at Creative Fingers ~ Denise DT ~

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh I love the cute kitten image and the paper and colors are so fabulous with it. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Indah Permata Sari said...

Such a cute card!! Love that adorable expression!
Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge!

karalschuknecht said...

This is a great card, and the kitten is so cute. Thanks for joining us this week for "Fall Colors."

Karal QKR Stmpede
My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

Unknown said...

Oh, how cute! Thanks for sharing at Sister Act Card Challenge.

Mian said...

Wonderful Fall card and the image is totally adorable! Fab design and great details!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at QKR Stampede.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Hugs Mian
QKR Stampede Design Team Member
Mian's Crafty Corner

Stephanie said...

What an adorable kitty image. You did a great job coloring him. I started coloring the same image today and totally botched it so I'll have to give it another try. LOL Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

So cute that kitty! Lovely coloring! Thank you so much for entering Simply Create Too’s challenge! I hope you will play again in the upcoming challenges!
Cornelia – Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Unknown said...

Beautiful card!!

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

Unknown said...

Just adorable, sending some kitty love from the furbabies here.
Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
Hugs katie x

Unknown said...

i love the Autumnal coloured background and the kitty is so cute with the falling leaves...and coloured beautifully.The ribbon and leaves embellishments were a lovely idea along with the other embellishments you used. Thanks for joining us with use a digi at OSAAT this week. Anita DT

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte hast du gestaltet. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Animal Friends-Challenge. Liebe Grüße Silvi

Unknown said...

Stunning card and image.Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Bloggers Network with our anything goes challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx

Julie-Ann said...

Beautiful card, I like the colors and the use of backing papers. I love cats, they are so special, i have 2 tabby cats called Bella and Fifi and 2 fluffy white boys Freddy and Noddy.Thank you for joining our challenge at OSAAT, and good luck
Julie x

sparklingblackrose said...

Oh so cute! Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty ribbons this time, hope to see you join in again soon :-) Elaine DT xxx

Sandra DeFalco said...

Sweet image!
Thanks for playing in our "Ribbon" Challenge #77!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Mema's Crafts said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Mema's Crafts. We absolutely love company and hope you will visit us again real soon.

Michelle said...

Love your card, such an adorable image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Blogger's Network.

Marlene Atkinson said...

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

K8 said...

Ohh what cute kitten, love that image!! Thank you for join us at Creative Moments this fortnight, hugs Kate (DT)

Unknown said...

A cute image. Thanks for joining us over at Creative Moments this fortnight.
Claire DT

sian said...

aww so cute. Thanks for playing along with OSAAT, Sian (DT)

crafty-stamper said...

love the beautiful B.paper and gorgeous orange bow and love the leaf embellishments-thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner
Carol DT x

Grannymama said...

A cute Kitty, love the image.

Thanks for playing in our challenge!

♥ Carolyn

DT for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Helen said...

Love your card, Kitty - a great take on our sketch.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire.

Helen x

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. I love the image. Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time.

Sally H said...

And what a cute little creature it is! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month and Good Luck!

Tammy Miller said...

What a great project, very cute!! We appreciate you taking the time to join joining our October Anything Goes Challenge at CTB! Hope to see you again very soon!

Crafting Vicky said...

Very pretty card! Love the DP you have used on it. He's such a sweet kitty!

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky I have some candy on my blog ;o)

Denise Pustelniak said...

Thank-you for joining in the fun! This is colored beautifully and love the lo!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our fall challenge at One Crazy Stamper wonderful job! Love these colors!

Leanne DT!
One Crazy Stamper

Suzanne C said...

Super sweet! The fall background is a lovely setting for the adorable kitten! Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Bonnie Garby said...

Cute card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Sandra said...

So sweet.
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft Challenges.
Good Luck x

Shari said...

Love the cute cat image and your wonderfully designed card!!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.

Crafting Vicky said...

oh I'm back with a different DT hat on to say how cute this is!!! Love it.

Thanks for joining our monthly challenge here at Scribbles Design challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Hey Kitty, I was just over at the DD sight and and saw this awesome card made top three. Congrats my dear! Now I am really going to sound conceited but it was really cool seeing your sweet card as part of the top three with my leaf paper in the background. I'm like a proud mama seeing how my creations are making it in the real world! Okay sinful boasting moment done.

If you've left me any messages I apologize, I'm soooooooooo far behind in my mail but I'll get to you when I can. If you haven't left me a message then I am sorry for confusing you and no, really I am not crazy, just a bit flustered!


Marlene Atkinson said...

I'm back again. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. Marlene DT