Friday, October 3, 2014

Let's Squash Cancer (ITDK Progressive Challenge)

Hi, everyone.  Before I share today's card, I would like to extend a warm welcome to my newest follower - Natalie - so nice to have you here!

Today I am sharing a card featuring the October progressive challenge set called Let's Squash Cancer from Imagine That... Digis by Kris. Are you playing along in Kris's progressive challenges?  If so, then you have already received this set for free.  If not, why not join in!  You can find all the details here.  I have been trying some CAS cards lately and I did so again with this one.

You all know I love cats, but did you also know I love elephants?  Yes, I do!  They are a magnificent animal!  If you ever get the chance to watch the PBS special, My Wild Affair: An Elephant Who Found a Mom, you will fall in love with elephants too! But back to my card, this is an adorable digi for cancer awareness. There aren't many people whose lives haven't been touched by this dreadful disease.  On my card, I used the precoloured image and one of the great sentiments that comes with this set.  The ribbon looks sort of red in the photo, but it is a bright fuschia-pink colour, as is the baker's twine.

I finished the inside of the card too, using a freebie frame from Ditz Bitz facebook group, but I added the Let's Squash Cancer elephant over top of the little bear that was on the frame and, of course, another fabulous sentiment from this set.

Inside of Card

Here are the other items used:
  • Dies:  Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklets 1
  • Designer paper:  Creative Memories, Memory Star
  • Baker's Twine:  My Craft Spot
  • Accents:  Button (Recollections), ribbon, sequins (my stash)

I would like to support the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge Clean and Simple UE
Crafting by Designs October AG UE
Crafty Catz All Sentimental 1/3
DL.ART October Linky AG 1E/day
Eureka Stamps Use Some Bling (sequins) 3/3
Fussy and Fancy Lots of Pink for Breast Cancer UE
Hobbybook Designers Include an Animal 1/3
Imagine That... Digis by Kris Let's Squash Cancer 1E
Karleigh Sue Pink Ribbon/Breast Cancer Awareness UE
Mema's Crafts Bingo (I went with die cut, bling, digital stamp) 1/3
Miriam's Crafting At least 2 shades of pink 1/4
The Crafter's Cafe Use Punches and/or Die cuts 1/3
The Crafting Cafe Think Pink 1E
The Pink Elephant AG UE
Whoopsi Daisy 2 or More Designer Papers UE
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5

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

P.S.  I'm celebrating my 50th birthday next month with Candy!  Help me celebrate - my candy is here!


  1. This is a VERY sweet card Kitty. I have a sister who is beginning chemo therapy today : ( I hate cancer!

    Have a great day, friend!


  2. Just WONDERFUL Kitty...such a great sentiment...close to all our hearts!! Your card is BEAUTIFUL...and I see that you are sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy...thank you!!
    Take care,

  3. Such a lovely card, and fab Sentiment, thanks for playing along withus at CRAFTY CATZ
    x carol

  4. Oh this is adorable inside and out!! Your design on the front is so different than I've seen before - super cute, love the ribbon, twine, buttons, it's all fabby. I'd love to display your card on my product page if you'll allow me the honor?? Yes, it's a dreadful disease and I've had several uncles and an aunt and grandma pass away from various forms of it. There's certainly nothing cute about it, but a cute card might just lift someone's spirits who's going thru it. Thanks so much! xx

  5. Oh goodness girl - what a fun take on cancer! Or getting rid of cancer. You know what I mean. Love the elephant - darling. The sequins really add a fun touch - I'm gonna have to try that! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Karleigh Sue "breast cancer" challenge. Good luck and I hope you will join us again!
    Hugs, Sarah T

  6. I saw that show, and had to wipe away tears at the end of it, as I could feel the Mama's grief. But she put that event to wonderful things later, didn't she? Loved watching it. I'm loving your card, with the little elephant cutie. I had to smile at your CAS, as this looks pretty detailed. Love all the elements & your design with this sweet digi. You did a wonderful card & love the way you've carried the image through on the interior as well. Happy weekend. TFS & Hugs

  7. This is so beautiful!! The image is adorable!! Your design and all of the details are just perfect!! I love how you decorated the inside as well!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. This is so lovely and thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..huggles Sue DT :)

  9. Kitty, great looking card...the placement of your embellismenst and your image is just awesome...I also like how you added the image inside the card..
    Cute, cute and well done

  10. This is a fabulous card, such a fun image and sentiment and great CAS design - the decorated inside looks wonderful.

  11. Honey, I think we are "sisters from another mister" I love elephants too! I have little elephant figurines all over my house! Love your card!


    Louie's Mom

  12. So adorable inside and out! Love that cute little elephant and the CAS design! Great card.

  13. Fabulous card! I LOVE your elephant! And the inside is just as darling as the outside. What a great way to celebrate the fight against breast cancer! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge.

  14. Wonderful card, cute image with a great message,thanks for joining us at The Crafters Cafe this week

  15. Fabulous card, love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Mema's Crafts.

  16. Ich bin begeister von deiner Kartengestaltung. SIe ist innen und auch außen wunderbar gestaltet. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Imaging That Challenge. Liebe Grüße Silvi (DT)

  17. Wonderful card with a cute elephant image! Inside is as beautiful as outside!!

  18. Brilliant, I love love love the image & the sentiment! I love your colouring too!
    Thanks for playing in the Think Pink challenge at The Crafting Cafe this month!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  19. this is beautiful. thank you for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe Challenge. Marlene DT.

  20. Owww so sweet, miss the cat though hehe, lots of hugs to you and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, perhaps even a brushing day from me...Marion

  21. This is brilliant, I love the image & sentiment.....
    Thank you for joining in our challenge (Not Just Cards) Good luck.... Sylvia DT x

  22. What a lovely card and a very very cut image. Thanks so much for joining us at Fussy & Fancy Challenges.


  23. Brilliant CAS card for a really good cause love the different image and sentiment and love the bow-thanks for joining our very first challenge at Karleigh Sue
    Carol DT x

  24. Love your card is is just perfect!! Thanks for joining us at Imagine That Challenge.
    Lynne DT


  25. 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

  26. What a lovely card love I love the elephant and the design. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week, Good Luck

  27. Love your card. Very cute design and a wonderful sentiment. Thanks for entering the Eureka! Stamps Challenge this week.

  28. I love this!!

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  29. Gorgeous card, beautifully put together, thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

  30. This is a lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Karleigh Sue Challenge blog and the challenge at Creative Fingers and Whoopsi Daisy

  31. This is lovely, thank you for sharing with us at Anything goes with a twist.
    Sandra AGWAT

  32. Pretty Cute Card. Thank you for supporting Mema's Crafts; good luck in the challenge.

  33. I am loving your card and you've colored that cute image perfectly! Loved the show although it did sadden me. Thanks for stopping by and playing with us at Mema's Crafts. Good luck and we hope to see you again.

  34. Your card is great inside and out. It is a perfect CAS card. Thanks for joining in the monthly challenge. Lisa Lynn DT

  35. Great Card! The embellishments are perfect. Thanks for playing along with us in our Progressive Challenge.
    Barb B, CZT Imagine That Digi Stamps DT.

  36. Awww Kitty this is super cute!!! Love the image for such a special cause!! Cuteness inside and out especially the stacked banners!! Thanks for jopining in the fun at Fussy and Fancy Friday!!

  37. Beautiful card, love image and all embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers Challenge!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Hugs Agnieszka

  38. Love your card and your coloring is just beautiful. Thanks for joining Mema's Crafts!

  39. Lovely card, thanks for joining us. Looking forward to you joining us next month hugs Tania (DT) Imagine That Progressive Challenge xx

  40. Great card - love the way you've used the ribbon - and the inside looks lovely too.

    Thanks for joining us at the Imagine That Progressive Challenge.

    Helen x