Friday, April 4, 2014

Braided Edge - Happy Purr-Day

Hello, everybody.  On today's card I've tried a new technique:  the braided edge.  I don't think the technique is new, but it's new to me!  I saw it used by one of my DT teammies and I've wanted to try it ever since.  I also tried to keep this card CAS to show off my fancy edge and the sweet kitty image.

I chose an adorable image from Di's Digi Stamps called Daisy Kitten, and I coloured her with my Prismacolor pencils.  The embossing folder is from Couture Creations called Washed Away, which I won in some candy - thank you, Donna!  I used my Elizabeth Craft butterfly die and added a glittery butterfly sticker.  The sentiment is from Penny Black Nine Lives set, and the ribbon is from my stash.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks Colour a Stamped Image UE
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes 3E #2
A Creative Romance Spring Flowers 3E #3
A Song in Your He{ART} Everybody Grows (birthday = growing another year older) 3E #1
Allsorts Use Those Dies 3E #2
Alphabet Challenge Blog D for Die Cuts UE
Art by Miran Anything Goes 3E #1
Artistic Inspirations Easter Colours/Anything Goes 3E #1
As You Like It Favourite Animal and Why (I love cats because they are a fabulous pet - independent yet cuddly - and they are great company if you live alone) 3E #2
Brown Sugar Clean and Simple 2E #1
Butterfly Challenge Springtime at Last (use colour yellow) 3E #3
Crafting by Designs Anything Goes UE
Crafting for all Seasons Dies and Punches 3E #1
Crafting from the Heart Cute and Cuddly 3E #1
Craftitude Anything Goes 3E #1
Crafty Catz Springtime 3E #1
Crafty Creations Blue and Yellow 2E #1
Crafty Girls Anything Goes 3E #1
Crafty Ribbons Anything Goes with Ribbon 5E #1
Creative Card Crew Animals 3E #2
Creative Fingers Anything Goes 3E #1
SWEET SIX PICK Cupcake Inspirations See photo below 3E #1
Cuttlebug Mania Make Us Smile 3E #1
Delightful Challenges Hip to be Square 1E
Digi Choosday Animals 2E #2
Digi Design Challenges Welcome Spring 3E #2
Divas by Design Anything Goes 2E #1
DL.ART April Linky UE 1/day
DRS Designs Embossing (I used dry) UE 
Eureka Stamps Spring Flowers 3E #1
Fairytale Stampers Favourite Colours (I love turquoise and green) UE
Feeling Crafty Anything for a Child 3E #1
Fitztown Fancy Folds (hope my folded braided edge counts)
Flat Friends Include a Sentiment 1E
Hiding in my Craftroom Freestyle 3E #3
Inky Impressions Fancy Fold (hope my folded braided edge counts) UE
Jo's Scrap Shack Anything Goes 3E #1
Just B Creative Crazy April Just Because Linky Party UE 1/day
Just Inspirational Challenges Pets 3E #1
WINNER Just Inspirational Challenges Family or Friends 4E #1
Just Keep on Creating April Anything Goes Link-up UE
Kaboodle Doodles Spring is Coming 3E #1
Ladybug Crafts Here Comes Spring 3E #1
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Birthday 1E
Little Miss Muffet Anything Goes 1E
Loves Rubberstamps Anything Goes UE
Mema's Crafts Anything Goes 3E #1
Milk Coffee Spring 3E #3
More Than Favors Wacky Wednesday Spring Theme UE
My Craft Creations Anything Goes UE
My Mum's Craft Shop Anything Goes 3E #1
Natalie and Amy's Embossing 3E #2
Oldie but a Goodie April Showers bring May Flowers (the oldest item is the sentiment stamp which I've had for 5+ years) 3E #1
Open Minded Crafting Fun Animal Antics 3E #2
Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes 3E #3
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes 5E #1
Pattie's Creations Fancy Folds (hope my folded braided edge counts) 2E #1
Pile it On Floral Fantasy UE
{PIN}spirational See Photo Below (I was inspired by the colours) 5E #1
Polkadoodles Animal Magic 2E #1
Quick Quotes Use Stamping (I stamped the sentiment clear stamp) 1E
Really Reasonable Ribbon Flowers or Buttons and Bows 6E #1
Scrapbook Blessings Club Anything Goes 3E #2
Scrapping 4 Fun Anything Goes 3E #1
Scribble and Scrap Always Anything Goes 3E #2
Simon Says Stamp Monday Anything Goes 5E #1
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Happy Birthday 5E #1
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
Stampavie and more Girly UE
Stamping with the Dragon Springtime 2E #1
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Spring Flowers UE
The Craft Garden Use 3 - I chose ribbon, ink (stamped sentiment), and green UE
The East Wind Blog Use a Sentiment 3E #1
The Rubber Buggy Spring Flowers UE
The Sisterhood of Crafters Animals 3E #2
Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes 2E #1
Tok Bobok CAS 2E #1
Top Tip Tuesday Cute 3E #1
Treasured Times Mix It Up UE
V's Sweet Ideas Technique (braided edge) 2E #1
Wags 'n Whiskers Clean and Simple Layout 2E #1
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment 5E #1

Thank you for looking at my card - I look forward to your comments.  Enjoy your day!

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Unknown said...

Your experimental edging turned out gorgeous...lovely card and image

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute card and what a fun edge :) Love that stamp :) thanks for playing along with us at FFC :)

Andrea W said...

Wonderful card! I've never seen a braided edge on a card before. I love the cute kitty image and terrific colors.

Lori said...

Your card is adorable and the braided edge is really cool! Wonderful!

Donna Ellis said...

Aw, your kitty is adorable, KT! Love all those bright colors, and the pretty dry embossed background. Your braiding is fabulous! I've not done that either! Now I'm inspired LOL

DonnaMundinger said...

EEEK! What a precious little kitty! Love your card and that braided edge is just fabulous. I've never seen that before and would love to give it a try. Thanks so much for joining our Use a Sentiment Challenge at TEW. xxD

Darlene said...

Awe what a cute kitty! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANIMAL’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

marion said...

Love the cute cat you painted and love the technique, however,this card is not as wonderfull as the one standing in my living room, I so adore that one, sending you lots of hugs and love, cuddles to Kiwi and Honeydew, Marion

scraphappenswithrhonda said...

this is so adorable love it thank you for joining challenge at a song in your heart. hugs

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the fab design and great

Donna said...

Cute card, like your coloring, and the light blue around the image really makes it pop and brings out the blues in your image!

Lisa said...

Wow, I've never seen the braided edge technique!! It looks amazing!! And what a sweet kitty!! You colored it beautifully!! This is fabulous!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

jimlynn said...

I don't think I've ever seen the braided technique - but love it on this cute and pretty card.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very sweet, thanks foe playing at crafty ribbons

Unknown said...

Stunning Design thank you so much for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Blog, we would love you to join us again next week for another fun challenge...Good Luck
Suzy B ~Owner~Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

Unknown said...

Such a pretty card. The ribbon is just great to highlight the braid. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

Anne H. said...

Such a sweet card!
Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.

scraphappenswithrhonda said...

what a cutie. hugs

Kathleen said...

Super cute image and love the layout and the dies.
Thanks for joining in with out Birthday challenge at LCI.

Kath x

Alycia said...

What a cool technique!! Going to have to try that one out. Your card is super cute. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Cupcake Inspirations! :) -Alycia

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 22: spring flowers - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

cass said...

Cute card for our challenge at Brown Sugar, thanks for joining us this week

Nance said...

Adorable card! I've never seen that braided edge either so it's new to me too! Sweet little image too. Thanks for sharing it at Cupcake Inspirations! Nance, DT

Eve's Been Reading said...

Cute card and neat braiding, I haven't seen it before either and it is very effective! Thanks for joining in with us at Digi Choosday Challenge!! Yvonne (DT)

Sandy said...

So cute! I love all the folds and your coloring. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations - Sandy, DT

Angie said...

Adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

Mrs A. said...

I love this braided technique . Just checked it out on You Tube and it looks amazing. I love your image and that butterfly is one I need to get a.s.a.p.! Thankyou for fluttering by again for #4. hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

Lucy Patrick said...

Aww, that's so cute Kitty! Love the colours and the embossing and of course Di's digi image. XOX Lucy

StampNScrapJunkie said...

I've seen that same technique and have been wanting to try it myself. Adorable kitten image and you've colored it so well! Thanks for joining our Fancy Folds challenge. Hope you are hopping along with the Bunny Blog Hop as well. Winners will be selected on Sunday. If you haven't had a chance to check out the prizes and rules to win, be sure to visit the blog! It started on Tuesday and runs till Saturday midnight, USA EST. Good luck!
FCB DT Coordinator

Patti said...

Beautiful braided edge! It looks especially elegant on the white cs. I also love your coloring job!!!

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining in at Kaboodle Doodle and good luck x

Brenda "Disney Girl" said...

Wonderful card! What a cute image!! Thanks for playing with us over at Scrapbook Blessings Club!


brenda said...

Up and running again, a week with no computer is the worse, so reliant are we it seems.

Such a pretty card Kitty, hope you have a great weekend.

B x

Wynn said...

Love the braided did you do that?....very clever. Thank you for sharing it with us at (pin) spirational this week. Hugs Wynn DT x

Blankina said...

Sooooo cute! Love the colours and the sweet kitten. The edge looks interesting too.
Goodluck at Loves Rubberstamps..( and all the other have added so many )
Hugs Blankina

Jackie C said...

Wonderful that you have shared your great artwork with us here at THE EAST WIND. Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie dt @ THE EAST WIND

Diane said...

Adorable card...pretty technique!! Thank you for joining us at "The Sisterhood" for our "animal" challenge!!
Diane DT

Desire Fourie said...

This is just precious with beautiful colouring and I love the ribbon.
{Doing Life – my personal blog} said...

love the card very cute design

carol said...

Gorgeous cute card,
Thanks so much for joining our challene at CRAFTY CATZ this week..
Hope you come back soon,
x Carol

Kaija said...

Super beautiful card!
Thank for joining us at Fitztown Challenge
Gr.Kaija DT-member

Mema's Crafts said...

Another cutie, thanks for sharing. Thanks for stopping by Mema's Crafts this month. We hope you will come back often to play and visit with us.

Gail said...

The braided edge is super -you did a nice job on this card KT -enjoy your week! Gail

Unknown said...

aw this is so cute, lovey image & fab colouring, Thanks for joining us at OMCF & good luck Pam DT xx

Sandra said...

Beautiful card! Love the braiding on the edge! And the image is so sweet! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

ladynurse4 said...

This is so cute. I love the braiding on the edge. Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club.

Life in Colors said...

Such a sweet card ! thanks for playing with us at The Craft Garden !

crafty-stamper said...

cute CAS card love the cute image and braided edge -thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
Carol DT x

Tina said...

Beautiful card thank you for entering feeling crafty challenge
and good luck xx

Andree said...

A adorable card. I love the sweet image and the gorgeous colours.
Thank you for joining in with the Feeling Crafty challenge this month and good luck x

Chris Stern / CS Designs said...

This is just so sweet. Great coloring and love the light blue wash around the edges of the image. Thank you for joining us on The Craft Garden this month and hope you will stop by again.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Barbara Godden said...

super cute card, gret braided edge.

suzARTe said...

Such a lovely card, I love the cute cat with dress, the braided edge looks great as well

Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating.

Cindy said...

Cute image! And that braided edge is a fun touch! Thanks for joining us at SBC.

Mayras Designs said...

Such a sweet and cute card ! Wonderful design ! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations , Pile it On Challenges and Jo's FFC !

Mayra DTM

PaperDaisies said...

Such a cute image. You have showcased it beautifully. Thank you for joining us over at Ladybug Crafts. Hugs Nina

Georgiana said...

Cute! I am a new follower. Hope you will stop by when you get a chance.

Stay Creative,
• Carson's Creations •

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful card, love the braided edge Technique on the card. Cute Image.
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT

Katya said...

Such a cute little kitty. Very nice coloring and awesome choice of colors. Thank you for playing with us at Just Inspirational Challenges.

Katya Bess

Karon said...

Wonderful card - love the image. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles for our Animal Magic challenge.

Debi said...

Adorable card and kitty. Fab ribbon and bow.

karalschuknecht said...

This is such a cute card and I love the woven edge. Thanks for joining us this week for "Spring Flowers." Good Luck.
Karal Eureka Stamps
My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

Unknown said...

love the image and the colouring is fab, thanks for joining us over on artistic inspirations xx

Toni said...

Very sweet image and card. Regards, TokBobok

Manu said...

a very sweet card.
Very nice colors.
Thank you for participating in the Fairytale Stampers

designermc said...

What a sweet card. I love the green dress. Thanks for joining us this week at Through The Craft Room Door.
Nancy, DT

Today's Beautiful Moments - Tracey Fehr said...

A terrific card! Your braided edge turned out wonderfully! Thanks for sharing with us at {Pin}spirational Challenges this week!
Tracey, DT

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMgosh this is so adorable! I love it. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Angie C. D. said...

Your card is so sweeeet!! Love the ribbon, butterflies and cute kitty. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges. :D

tilly said...

It's a beautiful edging, not seen it done before, a lovely card for our challenge, thank you for joining in at Crafty Catz

Marcy said...

Super cute card! love the sweet kitty and the pretty butterfly. Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

PoppyK said...

Great card thank you for joining in the Scribble & Scrap Challenge Keeeeeeeeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really cute creation, love the ribbon & embossing!

Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's & The Craft Garden this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Lisa :) said...

This is a really cute card, love that braided edge, never seen that before!! Adds so much detail! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Craft Garden! We hope to see you again soon!

--Lisa, Craft Garden DT

Sande said...

How cute card!
Thanks for joining us at Fitztown this time and hope to see you again soon!
Hugs, Sande xx

Mi Ran Jung said...

Stunning! Beautiful coloring and lovely design!! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at artbymiran challenge. Hugs, Mi Ran

Tamie said...

Your braided technique is very cool, it adds to your wonderful image. Thank you so much for sharing your incredible coloring talents with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Unknown said...

Such a cute kitten!! I love it!! Great design!! Love your coloring.. and that little butterfly is adorable too!!! Fantastic!! Thanks so much for playing along with us for Animal Antics at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

Unknown said...

Lovely image you've used thanks for joining us at sister act and brown sugar this week and good luck

Shelia said...

What an adorable card! Live the sweet image that you've colored so beautifully! Thanks for playing with DRS Designs!

Andie's Space said...

What a cute card. I love the sweet image & fab butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
Andie xx

Guild Master Crystal said...

Your card is super cute. Love the embossing.

Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
~ Crystal (DT)

Kerry said...

Now that's a cute kitty. Thanks for joining in with our Make us Smile challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

Unknown said...

This is just sooo cute - I love the card design and that gorgeous image :-) Thank you so much for joining us over at Flat Friends, hope you have a lovely week, Em xxx

Nathalie said...

So chic card. I love paper embossing & your image. Thanks for playing with us at Little Miss Muffet challenge.

Tindaloo said...

Sweet card and great braided edge! :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo

Crafting Vicky said...

This is soooo cute! love the technique that you have done! it's one that I haven't tried yet. Love the image as well.

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

Angelique said...

Beautiful colourcombo and such a pretty bow
Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers

Huggsss, Angelique

Unknown said...

Great image and coloring! Thank you for sharing with us at Tip Top Tuesday. Amy A., DT

Helen said...

Great card.

Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

Helen x

Unknown said...

You have made an awesome spring creation, perfect for our challenge at Crafty Catz. Thank you so much for joining us and don't forget to check the next challenge starting today.

Julia said...

Gorgeous animal antics project.
Thanks for joining us at Open- Minded Crafting Fun Challenges.

Katelyn said...

Stunning card! You did a great job colouring. Thanks for joining us at {Pin}spirational this week.

caroline said...

great card, just so sweet, thanks for joining us at jic monthly
caroline dt

Claire said...

Such a cute card and I love your new technique, thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this time
Claire xx

Anonymous said...

Very pretty ... thank you for joining us at The Craft Garden!

Milnie said...

This is soooo cute!!
Thank you so much for joining us for our Dies and Punches Challenge at Crafting for All Seasons,

Milnie DT

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous! Love the braiding and fabulous colourway!
Thank you for joining us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Artbymiran and Good Luck!

InkyAndScrappy said...

Cute card. Lovely image. Thanks for playing with CCC this bi-weekly go!

Bonnie Irvine said...

Your fancy edge looks wonderful and I like how the ribbon draws attention to it. Sweet image and lovely texture on this card. Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes/ Corrugated Challenge at Craftitude this fortnight. I hope you'll join us again soon.

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

Cute card - thanks for joining in our stamping challenge over at Quick Quotes!

Im just me - Marleen said...

Really beautiful project. Thank you for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon xx

Barb Craft said...

Your card is darling! I love that bouquet of blue flowers! Thank you for playing along with our Quick Quotes Challenge this month!

lis-m said...

Thanks for joining us this month at My Mum's Craft Shop. Good luck!!!