Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Thinking of You (Crafty Secrets stamps)

Hello, everybody!  The Crafty Secrets October Linky Party is now underway, and this is a challenge I don't like to miss!  Everyone who enters is a winner!  Why don't you come over and join me!  My card features a clear stamp and sentiment from the Sing for Joy clear stamp set, which I stamped in purple.

I also wanted to play along in Colette's Cosmic Colours Challenge, so I used three of the colours in the swatch shown below.

Cosmic Colours Challenge #6
Produced Hues 3 - Design Seeds

I have been trying my CAS style lately and it's like going back to my roots.  When I first started stamping, I only made CAS cards.

I used a tiny circle die on the top of the tag and then used a punch to make a smaller hole to tie the ribbon.  I also used a punch to make the corners of the tag. I trimmed the sentiment banner by hand. Except for the white card base, all the cardstock and dp was in my snippets folder, left over from other projects.  The ribbon is Offray.  

Here's a photo of the Sing for Joy clear stamp set:

I would like to support the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge Clean and Simple UE
Artistic Inspirations AG and/or Thankful UE
Anything Goes with a Twist Twist is AG UE
Card Mania Tag 2/3
Cosmic Colours Colour Challange #6
Crafting by Designs October AG UE
Crafting from the Heart AG 1/3
Crafty Little Fairies Use only 1 DP 2/3
Crafty Secrets October Linky 1/4
Crafty Sentiments AG 1/3
Create Something Catchy One Card, One Stamp Set 1/3
DL.ART October Linky AG 1E/day
Emerald Faeries Things with Wings 1/3
Fan-Tastic Tuesday AG with Twist: Wings 1/4
Fresh Brewed Designs Tag You're It 3/5
Love to Scrap AG No Digis 1/3
Loves Rubberstamps AG UE
My Craft Creations AG UE
Pixie's Snippet Playground Use Snippets (as mentioned above, all except white card base were snippets) 3/3
Vintage Stamping with Flonzcraft Colour Challenge (I chose Purple and Green) 1/3
Whoopsi Daisy Things with Wings UE

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

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


Desire Fourie said...

A gorgeous take on the colour inspiration. Loving the bird image.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Sue said...

Another fab card thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge ..Sue DT:)

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fab take on the colour inspiration hun great stamping and fabulous design hugs Judith x

Patti said...

This is so pretty Kitty! I love the color combo you selected. It really is fun to go back to our "roots" sometimes : ) though all of your cards are winners!


cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Kitty, such a lovely image.

Shirley Chillman said...

Adorable CAS make Kitty.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! The image is so pretty!! You do CAS fabulously!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very pretty card!

Warm hugs

scrAPpamondo said...

What a lovely CAS!!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card and love the design using a tag!

BethieJ said...

PRETTY Card! Love the color combo too!
Thank You for joining us at AI this week!
Hope you will join us again soon!!
Have a GREAT day!

Donna said...

Great papers and colors on this sweet card. Happy happy birthday!

Debi said...

Lovely card, my friend. I really like tags on a card. Nice bird stamp. I'd never think to stamp it in purple. Thanks for sharing it with us at Love to Scrap. Good luck.

Avril Ann said...

Fabulous Kitty, love the image, and the colours you have used here, hugs xxx

Elizabeth said...

I love that Crafty Secret stamp set "Sing for Joy" and it's cute bird stamps. It looks especially good stamped in purple and you can't go wrong with the clean look of CAS. Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Secrets October Linky Party.

Cheers, Elizabeth Lincoln

Desire Fourie said...

Back with my DT hat on: Love your take on the colour inspiration. This is so perfect for our ‘TAGS’ theme. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
{Fresh Brewed Designs DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

marion said...

such a cute birdie, lovely card, sending lots of hugs to you and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, Marion

Laura Love said...

What a beautiful card! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps! We hope you play along with us again soon!

Bad Kitty said...


Diane said...

A beautiful CAS card...love it stamped in purple!! Thank you for joining us for our "Crafty Secrets October linky party!!
Diane CS DT

Di said...

Gorgeous card! And what a clever idea for the hole in the top of the tag - it looks like an eyelet!


Di xx

Shirley Chillman said...

With my other hat on - Still a lovely make

Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Wendy Fraser said...

What a gorgeous colour combo, love the bird image too, thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Another wonderful tag/card Kitty. I like how you kept the bird in the one colour. It is very effective. Thanks for joining us again in our current Fresh Brewed Designs challenge. Good luck my friend.

Lisa D., FBD DT

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Beautiful tag card! Thanks so much for playing along in our October Linky Party at Crafty Secrets! Good Luck!!

Crafty Secrets DT

brenda said...

A really delightful creation Kitty with so much attention to detail.

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

B x

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is probably one of my favorite Crafty Secrets stamps of all time! It really takes center stage in this CAS card. Nicely done! Thanks for playing along in the Crafty Secrets October Linky party!

A.T.CRAFTS said...

Lovely thank you for joining the crafting from the heart challenge, good luck. Alana dt member

Gloria Stengel said...

The bird image is so lovely! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Secrets this month!

Cindy said...

Very pretty CAS card. Thanks for sharing with us at SBC. Cindy-DT

Colette said...

Gorgeous card Kitty. Love the colours you've picked from the palette. The bird image is beautiful. Thank you playing along with Cosmic Colours this month. :o) xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 56 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Avril Ann said...

Back with my DT hat on my lovely friend, to thank you for playing along with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week, best of luck xxx

Becca Cruger said...

It's fun to experiment with styles isn't it? But it seems like this is a good fit for you because your card is lovely. Thanks for sharing your talent!

Marcy said...

Very pretty tag! Love the soft colors and that image is so beautiful. Thanks for joining the challenge this week over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

Sheila Rumney said...

Great colors... the bird is just so sweet! Thanks for joining in the Crafty Secrets Linky Party this month.

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Hi Kitty, I love the birdie you picked to stamp on your card and how you did it in the purple.
Very pretty!

Thanks for playing and joining in our October Linky Party

Melody Clement said...

Sing for Joy is one of my favorite stamp sets, and I love what you've done with it! Thanks for joining the Linky Party at Crafty Secrets!

Rahmat said...

What a fabulous card, I like the dotted background very much, great use of the stamp set. Thanks for joining us at CSSC.

kenli said...

How fabulous! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Card Mania Challendges. Hope to see you again soon :)

Annette Stapylton said...

Lovely Card ~ Thank you for sharing with SBC and best of luck with your entry.

Ruchis Crafeteria said...

Nice card. Thanks for joining us at CSCC# 8. Good luck. :)

Denise Goeldner said...

Lovely card, really sweet. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise DT ~
Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}
{Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

Shylaa Shree said...

nice tag card KT. Thank you for joining us in CSCC#8. Good Luck
DT Shylaa