Saturday, November 1, 2014

Guest Designer at Craft and Smash

Hello, everyone!  I am delighted to tell you that I am a Guest Designer at Craft and Smash this month!  I won a challenge over there in September and was invited to come back to be Guest Designer for November.  How awesome is that!  If you are not familiar with Craft and Smash, why not head over and become a follower like I did!  Our theme for November is Autumn, and you can create a card, smash journal page, altered item, tag, or ATC.  I made a center-step card, full of Autumn goodness!

I don't often make step cards because I find them a bit tricky, but I wanted to do something different for my GD spot.  I used an adorable Elisabeth Bell stamped image (received in a RAK, thank you!) and coloured it with my Prismacolor pencils. No digis used today!

I added lots of fun die cuts that I made from leftover snippets of cardstock:  leaves from Impression Obsession; cat from Poppy Stamps; tree, ivy leaves, and double-edge border from Cheery Lynn; doily from Spellbinders Moroccan Accents; bird from Marianne Design; and grass from Lawn Fawn. The patterned paper is from Momenta.

The blue flower is from a very kind and generous bloggy friend who sent me a lovely RAK (random act of kindness).  I will keep her name anonymous in case she wants to remain so. I have received a couple of RAKs lately and I haven't been able to bring myself to use any of these goodies yet (until today)!  I love everything I received - but I enjoy looking at the goodies so much that it is very hard to use them.  But now that I've used something from a RAK, hopefully I will be able to continue and use some of my other new crafty RAK goodies.    

The brown flower is from Flower Love Delice, and the larger flower is from the dollar store, as is the glittery butterfly and row of gems.  The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted's A Little Sentimental (I won a blog hop gift voucher in October and this set of clear stamps was one of my purchases!). Lastly I added a little heart charm from my stash. I had a lot of fun making this card!  

Thank you to Craft and Smash for having me as your Guest Designer this month!

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I would like to support the following challenges:
Art by Miran AG 1/3
As You Like It Favourite Style/Cute or Elegant and Why (my favourite style is cute because it fits my personality.  I enjoy cute images like animals, cats, children, etc.) 3/3
Aud Sentiments 2 or 3 Word Sentiment 5/5

Brown Sugar AG 1/.2
Card and Scrap Layers UE
Craft Hoarders Anonymous At Least 3 Layers 1/3
Crafty Catz AG 1/3
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper AG with Patterned Paper UE 
Dies R Us Thankful 1/3
DL.ART November AG UE 1/day
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Halloween/Alternative Thank You 3/3
DRS Designs Any Autumn Holiday (Thanksgiving) UE
Eclectic Ellapu Purple Team Leaves and Foliage UE
Fashionable Stamping Weather Forecast 1/3
Fussy and Fancy Thankful UE
Hiding in my Craftroom Fall Colours 1/3
Ladybug Crafts Bright Colours 1/3
My Craft Creations AG UE
My Time to Craft Charmed I'm Sure 1/
Not Just Cards AG UE
One Crazy Stamper AG No Digis 1/5
Paradise of Stamps Halloween or Autumn 1/3
Party Time Tuesdays AG 1/3
TOP 3 Pile it On Create a Scene UE
Quirky Crafts Quirky Charades: Book, Film or Song "We're Going on a Leaf Hunt" 2/3 
Red Rubber Inspirationals Fall Foliage  (stamped leaves in image) 1/3
Scribbles Designs Fall Impressions (see embossed leaves) 1/3
Sisters of Craft AG All the Time 1/3
RANDOM WINNER Sparkles Monthly Fall/Autumn Colours 1/3 
Suzy Bee's Bloomin AG with Layers UE
The House that Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC1022 Leftovers (all die cuts from left overs) UE
The Outlawz Friday Paper a la Mode Leaves 1E
The Sisterhood of Crafters Fall Colours 1/3
The Stamping Boutique Fall Colours 1E
Wags n Whiskers Let's Be Thankful 1/2
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5

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

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Bad Kitty said...

love your card!
very pretty

Anne Bente said...

wawwww så super flot ♥

10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

knuzzzz ♥

cotnob said...

This is a wonderful card, such a pretty image and beautifully embellished.

New Creations said...

Soooo cute image and you colored her beautifully and I adore how you embellished your card with pretty die cuts and a heart charm, love it my friend!!!

laurigami said...

Your card is very beautiful. I am sorry for this small inconvenience. I saved your Card in the InLinks. Good luck.Thanks for joining us at Paradise of stamps.

brenda said...

Beautiful Kitty, it's like a summers day in the Country.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

lost coast scrapper said...

Love your card, beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Loved looking at all the fun die cuts you have used and Especially loved the beautiful butterfly
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Absolutely fabulous .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful Kitty.It is so full of loveliness, beautiful colours and an awesome layout.

marion said...

Owww this is so sweet, love it, congrats on your GDT, so well deserved, lots of hugs and love, xoxo, Marion PS Perhaps some treats for your three furbabys ? (please)

Tenia Nelson said...


Pat said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing at MTTC.

Pat xx

Spyder said...

I've just seen this lovely card somewhere and thought up a song so you could add it to Quirky Crafts challenge but, clever you, you all ready have! Love the design and the colours! Thank you for playing along!
((Lyn)) DT Quirky Crafts

terrie said...

Congrats on your GDT for Craft and Smash...enjoy your time with the team...
Your card turned out awesome as did a great job embellishing your step card.
I like the added tree....
Well done

Glenda said...

Such bold and beautiful colors you have chosen for your project! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

jimlynn said...

So many different things used on this card and I love them all AND they all go together just perfect! VERY pretty and the image is adorable.
BIG congrats on the guest designer spot too!!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Cute image and great coloring on your card! Thank you for joining the challenge at the Red Rubber Inspirationals this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

Suze said...

This is lovely Kitty - and of course it had to have a cat in it! You have lots of lovely autumn themed embellishments included. Thanks for joining the Fall Inspirations Challenge at Scribbles Designs.

Lisa said...

Oh wow, what a stunning card!! This image is so sweet!! You colored it beautifully!! All of the details are just fabulous!! What an amazing card!! I love, love it!! Congrats on your guest design spot my friend!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Lucy Patrick said...

Your card is so stunning Kitty, it doesn't get more Autumn-like than this! I love the colours and the sweet little Elisabeth Bell image suits so perfectly in the scene. I hope you're having a great weekend, XOX Lucy

Elizabeth Hart said...

This is such a charming little fall scene. I love all the elements you added - just perfect. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Patti said...

SWEET Kitty! Congrats on your DT spot : )


Andrea W said...

Marvelous card Kitty! You have an amazing eye for detail. Very pretty!

Stacy said...

Such a fun detailed card! Love your take on this weeks Fall Foliage theme over at Red Rubber Designs!

DIANA L. said...

Congrats on Your guest Designer spot. You certainly made one gorgeous card here I love the contrast of the image and the background and your coloring is fantastic. Super card! I love it.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes November Linky Party. Have a blessed day

NickScrapShack said...

This is very cute! I love the fall colours with the add of blue it makes it pop! Wonderful design too and I like all the embossed leaves.

Thank you for playing along with us at Scribbles. Hope to see you back soon.

Céline said...

so pretty, love the little scene
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy

majsan said...

Cute and colorfull card.
Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap. Maria

Hazel said...

If you find easel cards tricky it doesn't show because this is lovely. Thank you so much for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hazel x

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

What a pretty card, Kitty! I love the design and the pretty autumn colors! Thanks for sharing it with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Darlene said...

ADORABLE!!! Love how you've added the tree ... perfect with this cute image! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘FALL COLOR’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Darlene said...

I'm back with a different DT hat on but STILL LOVE this card! All the elements are perfect and just adorable!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘THANKFUL’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

KarinsArtScrap said...

Kitty this is very beautiful
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Red Rubber Designs said...

Very cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

Jacee said...

What a fabulous card, great work, I love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Dana Joy said...

Wow..your card is amazing. Thanks for playing with us at PTT!

Lori Turner said...

What an amazing card!! I love all the rich colors, dies and your coloring is perfect...thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxox

Beth Brovold said...

This is beautiful Kitty...what a wonderful scene that you have created!! The colours are fabulous!!
Take care,

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. I love the cute image and all your attachments. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers and at Digi Stamps 4 Joy.

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for entering our Not Just Card Challenge this week!
Monica - DT

tilly said...

love your stamp and the colours for autumn, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and hope to see you again

~ Kendra ~ said...

Oh so VERY fun!! Love the colors you used!! Thanks for joining us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

Chris said...

Congrats on being a guest designer - this card shows why! Fantastic! Thank you so much for playing in my Amusing Challenge this week!

Jingle said...

This is super cute! I love how you colored her fun outfit! Thanks so much for playing along with us for Anything Goes week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

scraphappenswithrhonda said...

so adorable thank you for joining us at anything goes challenges at decorate to celebrate. hugs

Deanne Saunders said...

So pretty!!! Thanks so much for participating in our DECORATE TO CELEBRATE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Kati said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Not Just Cards Challenge Blog
Kati DT

Bernardine Cuttino said...

So lovable and cute, beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Attractive card! Thanks for joining us at  
Hugs Berni (DT)

StampNScrapJunkie said...

Gorgeous! Fabulous colors and love, love, love all the details! 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

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous and so pleased you joined us at the Divas by Designs Anything goes challenge.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Karin said...

Super sweet and I love all the embellishments! Thanks for playing at DRS Designs!

Margreet said...

Wonderful creation...thanks for sharing it with us at Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet

Sandy S said...

Fabulous stepped card! I love looking at all the details!

Thank you for joining us at Scribbles Designs...

Sandy S
(Owner/Designer Scribbles Designs)

Mojca said...

Waw really really pretty! thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge! hugs! Mojca

Shelia said...

Fabulous Thanksgiving card. Love all the details, especially the die cut tree!

Annette said...

Congrats to your GDT post :D
Your card looks amazing! Love all the details you have put on!
Thanks for sharing and joining us at Crafty Catz!
Hugs Annette GDT

Gloria Stengel said...

Super cute. What a fun fall scene. I don't do step cards often because they are so hard to photograph. You showed yours off to perfection! Thanks for playing along with us a Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Unknown said...

Such a sweety thanks for joining us at brown sugar and good luck in the draw
Hugs Tonnie DT

Lynne said...

Adorable card!!!! I love the image and all the embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Blog Challenge and good luck!
Lynne, Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Blog Challenge DT

Drea Slee said...

Fabulous image and embellies! I love the tree! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!

Sharon Noble said...

Beautiful Card Thank you for joining us at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog. I hope we will see you next time. Hugs Sharon xxxx {DT}

Vickie Y said...

Adorable image and card; love the colors you used. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

Norma said...

OMG! super cute!! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate.

Jo said... that tree! Thanks for joining us over at Sparkles Challenges & good luck!
hugs Jo x

Laurie HIMCR said...

This is such a fun, yet stunning Fall card. Love the use of Fall colors and pops of bright colors!

Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

Hiding in My Craft Room

cards by Stevo said...

great card thanx for joining us at SOC x

Shari said...

What a beautiful step card! Thanks for joining us at OCS-good luck!
Shari G.