Saturday, October 25, 2014

Black Cat - Have Fun (Magenta stamp)

Hello, everyone!  I will be announcing my candy winner later today so stay tuned! Thank you all for birthday wishes!  Before I share my card, a big welcome goes out to four lovely new followers - Maureen Anderson, KraftyKoolKat, Nicola Gold, and Donna - so happy to have you here!

Today I have made a Halloween card.  I like to play along at Magenta each month and this time their challenge is Halloween.  I don't have any of their Halloween stamps so I had to improvise a bit!

The Magenta stamp I used is called Swirl Tail Cat, and I heat-embossed it in white (The Artistic Stamper) on black cardstock and fussy-cut.  Here's my stamp:

I embossed the bottom part of the white panel with Cuttlebug Coolio.  The patterned papers are from Halloween Cuties by Panda Bear Designs at Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet (purple),  and Mygrafico (green), and I die cut them into banners with my Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklets 1.  For the sentiment I used tiny alphabet stickers.  The twine is from American Craft.  The witch's hat and star sequin are from Dollarama.  

I would like to support the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge Trick or Treat UE
A Girl Who Crafts Halloween 3/5
Artistic Inspirations Halloween/AG UE
Aud Sentiments 2 or 3 Word Sentiment 1/5
RANDOM WINNER Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges AG No Digis 1/2
Brown Sugar AG 1/2
Bunny Zoe's Animals UE
Cards in Envy Any Witch Way You Can (witch's hat) 1/3
CRAFT Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving/Bonfire Night 1/5
Craft for the Craic Something Suitable for a Child 1/5
Crafts 4 Eternity Halloween 1/3
Crafty Boots Falling Leaves and Halloween UE
Create Something Catchy One Card, One Stamp Set 3/3
Creative Corner Halloween 1/3
Creative Moments AG Halloween/Spellbound/Fairytales 1/3
Cute Card Thursday Trick or Treat UE
Dies R Us Halloween (die available at Dies R Us here) 2/3
Di's Digi Designs Halloween 1/3
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Halloween/Alternative Thank You 1/3
DL.ART October Linky AG 1E/day
Dream It Up Happy Hallowthanksmas UE
Dream Valley Halloween 1/3
Faery Ink Halloween 1/2
Fairytale Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the purple colour) UE
Fantasy Stampers Something Spooky 1/3
Hiding in My Craftroom Any Holiday (Halloween) 1/3
Jo's Scrap Shack Haunted Wishes 1/3
Karleigh Sue Halloween UE
Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Halloween 1/2
Left of Center Halloween UE
Let's Craft and Create Animal Antics UE
Little Red Wagon Spooky UE
Magenta Halloween 1E
Milk Coffee Halloween 1/3
OOH-LA-LA AWARD My Sheri Crafts Black Magic 1/3
Not Just Cards AG UE
Oddball Art Stamps Halloween, Spooky, Creepy 2/3
One Crazy Stamper Halloween/Christmas 2/5
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Halloween or Dressing Up 1/3
Paradise of Stamps Halloween 2/3
Pumpkin Spice Halloween or Harvest UE
Red Carpet Studio The Haunted Mansion 2/3
Red Rubber Inspirationals AG Stay Focused on Stamping 1/3
Scrapy Land Halloween (die available at Scrapy Land here) 2/3
Send a Smile 4 Kids Celebration Cards 4 Kids (Halloween) 1/3
Simon Says Stamp Monday AG 3/5
Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE
Sparkle N Sprinkle AG with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking UE
STAMPlorations Stamping and Embossing 2/3
Sweet 7 Halloween 1/3
The Crafter's Cafe Spookable 1/3
The Cutie Pie Perfectly Purple and Completely Cute 1/3
The House that Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC1022 Leftovers (banners die cut from left overs) UE
The Paper Shelter Halloween 1/3
The Shabby Tea Room Spooky Wishes (I was inspired by the Halloween theme, black letters, and bow) 1/3
Tuesday Throwdown Halloween Colours 1/3
Use Your Stuff Pets/Animals UE
Vintage Stamping with Flonzcraft Colour Challenge (I chose Purple, Green, and Black) 3/3  
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!


  1. Absolutely love the colours here Kitty.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

  2. This is a cute and artistic image, love the embossing on the bottom part, wonderful!

  3. That is such a cute cat and love how you have given her a witch's hat. The purple and lime look fabulous with the black. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  4. ahhh this is lovely and very very sweet, hugs, Marion

  5. Hi, Kitty! What a great "black cat" card! Love those banners in the halloweenie printed papers! hugs, de

    1. I'm back! LOL Thanks for playing in the Scrapy Land Challenge for a chance to win great prizes and badges! We hope to see you come back in the next challenge, too! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

  6. WOW what a clever creation! LOVE IT! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘HALLOWEEN’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  7. Oh I love that black cat!! It is so stinking cute!! And the banners done in Halloweep patterned paper is the perfect touch! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Lanc Challenge #4!!

  8. What a great stamped image....While embossing it in white it really show off the detail of it's tail....
    Great looking card...
    Good luck in your challenges.

  9. Great card. Love that you embossed the cat, it really pops, and I love it's cute little witch's hat. thanks for joining our challenge at Red Carpet Studio this week and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT

  10. This is adorable! Love how you improvised too. SO glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  11. This is a fabulous Halloween card, such a cute image and I love the hat.

  12. I'm back with a different hat :-). Love your hat that you added to the kitty. Thanks for sharing it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge too!

  13. Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

  14. Creative way to do that kitty stamp with the Halloween hat! Love the patterned papers you used too. A terrific card!!

  15. Nice card! I love the look of that cat stamp! Embossing it in white really makes it look like it's been etched out of the black...really a great effect with a cool impact! Thanks for sharing your work over at Red Carpet Studios! I always look forward to seeing what you come up with for our challenges!

  16. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Thursday.
    Hugs, Pat

  17. What a creative idea for a witch! Great halloween card! Thanks so much for joining us for our Halloween challenge at Dies R Us!

  18. I love how you used the cat image to make the "Witch" cat! Very cool; A very clean, beautiful card! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Thanks for playing along with us at RCS!

  19. Sweet kitty witch! Just perfect for Cards in Envy witch challenge. Thanks for stopping by and supporting us for this challenge.

  20. Cute cat in a hat, lovely papers. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  21. great card

    Thanks for playing with The Paper Shelter this week.

    Happy Crafting

  22. A really great card Halloween card. Love your cat with his fantastic hat.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle. I hope you'll join with us again in our new challenge.
    Eret x

  23. Fabulous Halloween image, and I love the design. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  24. Thanks for linking up with us this week over at myshericrafts. Your card cute with a nice CAS layout.

  25. Brilliant Halloween card.Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

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  27. fab card, love the design
    thanks for playing with us as di's digi

  28. This is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land!

  29. Super cute card! love the embossing you have done and the great stamp you have used.

    Thanks for joining the monthly challenge here at Oddball stamps challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

  30. oh I'm back with a different DT hat on to say how fabulous this is!

    Thanks for joining the monthly challenge here at Karleigh Sue challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

  31. This is kitty cuteness! thanks for joining us over at Brown Sugar Challenge!

  32. Hi nice card!
    Lovely Halloween papers you used for our Halloween challenge over at CCC.
    Thanks for playing along!
    Linda DT CCC

  33. what a fab design , thanks for sharing over on artistic inspirations

  34. Cute card. Great work. Thanks for sharing at RCS.

  35. Thanks for sharing in the "Halloween" challenge at Di's Digi Designs

    Good luck and hope to see you in our next challenge too, Donna ♥

  36. Cute card, thanks for joining us at CSSC.

  37. How cute! Thank you so much for joining the fun at CSCC #8. Good luck.. :)

  38. Adorable little witch kitty!! thank you for joining us at "Dies R Us" for our "Halloween" challenge.
    Diane DRU DT

  39. I'm back again, with a "different hat on" cute CAS card!! Thank you for joining us at "The Shabby Tea Room" for our "Spooky Wishes" challenge!!
    Diane TSTR DT

  40. Lovely card
    Thanks for sharing with us at the cutie pies
    Hugs Kelly

  41. Gorgeous make, love its simplicity xx thank you for joining our current challenge over at
    Sandie (Aud Sentiments DT)

  42. So cute and beautiful colours and layout. Thank you for the welcome.


  43. Fantastic!! Love the papers!! That hat is great!! Thanks so much for playing along with us 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}

  44. Awe, he's so cute! Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room!

  45. Love your cat and design! Thanks for participation in the Dies R Us "Halloween" Challenge!

  46. Suer cute card! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  47. Great way to stretch the stamps you have! Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!
    <3 Emily L. - DT

  48. Super cute! Thanks for sharing your fabulous card and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  49. What a great card, love the colours.
    Thanks for joining us at the Paper Shelter.
    Hugs, Marianne


  50. thanks for joyining the anything go Challenge from Iaspirtaion Destination.
    good luck and hope see you again.

    gr. meggi DT.

  51. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Magenta!

  52. Great card, love the colour combo. Thanks for joining us at LCC
    Lorry :o) xx

  53. This is so adorable!! The kitty is so sweet!! I love the embossing!! Have a great evening my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  54. Seasonally sweet! Thanks for joining in this month's Magenta challenge.:)

  55. What a super cute cat on your greeting!!! Thank you for joining my challenge at the Red Rubber Inspirationals this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

  56. Really a good card. Thanks for joining us at CSCC# 8. Good luck. :)

  57. Love your card. Thank you for joining in with us at A Girl Who Crafts Challenges

    Carolyn - DT

  58. Very cute card! I love how you combined the cat and the witch hat! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  59. adorable card, love the halloween paper you used! thanks for joining us at oddball art stamp challenge!

  60. Nice Halloween card! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

  61. Fab card!
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challengeblog!

    Andrea :-)

  62. Gorgeous Halloween card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  63. Happy Hauntings - great card. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

  64. Your creations is so very wonderfull! It fit´s perfectly for our photoinspiration at Fairytale Challenge! Thank you for joining us! xx Bianca

  65. Such a fun card!! Love the black cat!!
    Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  66. Cute! Thanks for joining us at CSSC!

  67. Cute card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Red Carpet Studio!

  68. So, so cute! Love that little witch hat perched on your non-halloween kitty! Thank you so much for playing in my Amusing Challenge this week!

  69. great embossing!!! what a cute card, love your witch!!! Thanks for playing at Cards in Envy!!!

  70. oh and I'm back again! Love this little card :)

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

  71. Great Halloween card! I love the embossed black cat and the papers you've used! Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge, Good Luck! Hope to see you soon again.

    Hanne, DT

  72. Great halloween card brill layout & colours.

    Thanks for joining us at kittybees

    Tracey dt

  73. Very creative use of your stamp - thanx for playing along at Fantasy Stampers.
    Hugz, Jan (DT)

  74. Love the kitty! And the embossing just makes it stand out even more! Thanks for joining Oddball Art Stamps challenge!

  75. Great project
    Perfect for our challenge
    Thank you for joining fantasy Stampers this time
    Debbi DT

  76. Love the cute cat, great layout too, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

  77. Very cute! It's quite creative of you to make your own Halloween cat stamp. Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts.

  78. Thank you so much for sharing your cute card with us at Brown Sugar Challenge this week.
    Kind regards,
    DT member BSCB

  79. Lovely card!! Thank you for joining us at the Karleigh Sue Challenge Blog xx Good luck

  80. that is such a cute kitty cat stamp! i love the white embossing. thanks for joining in the halloween contest over at Karleigh Sue digi stamps - we hope to see you for our next challenge starting the 24th!

  81. FAB card thanks for joining us at Karleigh Sue. Hugs Tina (DT) x