Monday, April 28, 2014

Maneki-neko - Lucky Cat

Hello, everybody.  Before I share my card, I would like to welcome to my newest follower, Heather Johnson - so lovely to have you here!  For the past couple weeks I have been enthralled by the Oriental Sketch Challenges over at MFP Speedy TV, and this week there's an Oriental challenge at Allsorts, so I was inspired to make another Asian-themed card.  This time I decided to use the maneki-neko also known as Lucky Cat.  I found the image at and coloured it with my Prismacolor pencils.  Every time I see a Lucky Cat, I have to smile - they are so cute!

The beautiful Asian papers are from Baer Studio Design, and the Asian word-art stamp is an older wood-mount from Paper Pleasures that I stamped in black on some textured red paper I had in my stash. I used my Marvy Uchida circle punch and a Nellie's Multiframe Circle for the sentiment.  I used my Memory Box butterfly die and heat-embossed the die cut with glittery gold embossing powder (The Artful Stamper - Egyptian Gold).  The black gems are from Dollarama.

I enjoy supporting the following challenges:
4 Krafty Girls Anything Goes 3E #3
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes 3E #2
Allsorts Oriental 3E #1
A Gem of a Challenge Cute and Cuddly UE
Brown Sugar Anything Goes 2E #2
Butterfly Challenge Glamourous 3E #1
Crafting from the Heart Anything Goes 3E #1
Crafty Catz Anything Goes 3E #3
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge April Challenge UE
Crafty Little Fairies Furry Friends 3E #2
Creative Fingers Anything Goes 3E #3
Ditzie Digi Anything Goes UE
DL.ART April Linky UE 1/day
Fairy Tale Challenge Cute Only UE
Fitztown Lots of Layers
Hanna and Friends Favourite Colours (red) UE
Just B Creative Crazy April Just Because Linky Party UE 1/day
Let's Craft and Create Dies and Punches (used both) UE
Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E
My Craft Creations Anything Goes UE
MFP Speedy TV Oriental Sketch Challenge (see below) 5E #1
Milk Coffee Use Those Bright Colours 3E #1
My Craft Spot Shake it On (used glittery embossing powder on butterfly) 1E
Pumpkin Spice Stamping (stamped Asian word art sentiment) UE
Scrapbook Blessings Club Anything Goes 3E #3
Scrapping 4 Fun Use a Stamp or Digi 3E #2
Scribble and Scrap Always Anything Goes 3E #2
Sentimental Sundays Clean and Simple 3E #1
Simon Says Stamp Monday Not so Mellow Yellow 5E #1
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Clean and Simple 5E #2
Simply Create Too Stack 'em up (at least 2 layers) 3E #2
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
Sisterhood of Crafters Things with Wings
Stamping Sensations Dies and/or Punches (used both) 3E #2
That Craft Place Anything Goes 3E #2
Totally Gorjuss Cuddly UE
Whoopsi Daisy Hand Coloured Image UE
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment 5E #2

MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge
Thank you for looking at my card!  I enjoy reading your comments.  Wishing you a joyful day!


  1. This is a fabulous card, I love your oriental papers and great image.

  2. Cute creation KT! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘THINGS WITH WINGS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  3. Just so cute. Love the autumn colouring and butterfly.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  4. very lovely and yes, very much oriental, lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to Kiwi and Honeydew, Marion

  5. Your Oriental card is adorable! Love the image you used. Beautiful papers! Thanks for sharing with us at MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge.

  6. Fabulous card love the image thank you for joining us this week at CRAFTY CATZ
    Hugs Dianne xx (DT)

  7. such a sweet card.... thank you for sharing it with us at Let's Craft and Create for our latest challenge.

  8. Your gorgeous card with maneki-neko is bound to give you good luck....lovely papers used

  9. Oh, this is so sweet!! What an absolutely adorable kitty!! The butterfly is so pretty!! And the papers are fabulous!! Awesome card my friend!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Lovely card, love the image and colors.
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  11. Very cool! Your papers and colors look fantastic together and I love the lucky cat image.

  12. Oriental to a T. Love the backing paper and the so rich colours. Gorgeous glamorous butterfly too. Thank you for fluttering by #6. Hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

  13. Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck! I hope you noticed we’re having a DT call as well! Be sure to let all your friends know! You can read all the details here.
    FCB DT Coordinator

  14. Wow! This is awesome! Love the coloring and the beautiful details.
    What a wonderful project, all of the details are stunning!It's very inspiring.

  15. You sure aced that sketch Kitty!!

    Hope you have a wonderful day!!


  16. I like lucky cats the papers and oriental theme on your card..
    Thanks for joining in with us at “Crafty Little Fairies..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  17. Your lucky cat is so precious and love this beautiful card!

  18. This is very cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  19. Gorgeous card love the red and gold papers.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts ' Oriental' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  20. Beautiful card, the butterfly is so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot. Hope to see you next week!


  21. Awwwww kitty! So cute! Thanks for playing along at Simply Create Too!!

  22. Love your card!!! Thank you for giving credit to my shop for the papers! Love your blog, too!

  23. Great card, always love oriental! Thanks for joining at Creative Fingers: Anything Goes with Milk Coffee and my candy too

  24. This is just lovely for our Oriental themeKitty, thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  25. Me again Kitty, I totally missed Stamping Sensations in your list so thanks for joining in there as well.

    B x

  26. Really pretty card!
    Thanks for joining us this week at MFP/OSC.

  27. Gorgeous oriental card, lovely design.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  28. So fun! The glittery butterfly is a wonderful touch with your good luck cat too!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  29. Gorgeous card!Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  30. Hi, Kitty! This is so adorable! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. We appreciate you for sharing your inspiration with us and welcome you back for another fun week coming up!
    Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

  31. Another beauty, and it really captures the Asian feel all the way around. It's so fun to see how you take a simple sketch and turn it into a work of art, Kitty!

  32. What a sweet image. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with another lovely creation - hope to see you again soon x

  33. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

  34. love the card thanks for joining us at brown sugar challenges Mel DT

  35. Gorgeous card Kitty, I too love the cute cat. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our Oriental challenge this week x

  36. Gorgeous card.

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girls Challenge.

    Helen x

  37. Cute card. Love the pattern paper- so pretty. Thanks for playing with us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges. :D

  38. Love the oriental themed color!! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Fingers!

    LTC DT
    Anyone for Anya DT
    Stampavie and More DT
    Creative Fingers DT 

  39. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Louise x

  40. adorable :) So glad you joined us on Sentimental Sundays this week.

  41. Your Asian-themed card brings up so many memories when I see that little kitty! We had one in my house growing up, so it was really a joy to see how beautifully you'd incorporated that iconic image into your card. I really like the colors you chose and the bling that you added with the butterfly. Great interpretation of our "yellow theme," so thanks so much for sharing this with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  42. Lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale.
    Hugs stine

  43. A lovely and unique card. Thanks for sharing it at Crafting from the Heart.
    Cheers Nicole DT

  44. awww such a cute Project

    thank you so much for sharing with us over at Ditzie Digi Designs

    Hugs Kerrie x
    DDD - DT

  45. This is just lovely. The rich colours are stunning. I love gold butterfly too.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Fitztown for our Lots of Layers Challenge. Good luck.

    Lynn, Fitztown DT

  46. Very pretty Kitty. I especially like the red and gold background paper. Very elegant.


  47. Super card, I love cats. Thank you for joining us at Kittybees with out animal challenge hugs Tania xx(DT)

  48. What a great image you chose! And I sure love your bright colors! Thank you for joining us at Milk N Coffee! Hugs, Rita DT