Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Guest Designer at Crafting by Designs

Hello, everyone!  Before I share my exciting news today, I would like to welcome three lovely new followers - Sue from OregonMonika Reeck, and sooty68 - so happy you joined me!

Today I have the honour and pleasure of being a Guest Designer at Crafting by Designs!  Thank you so much for inviting me!  The theme for our challenge is Get Ready for Christmas, and I have made a shaker card!  This will be my third one - they are so much fun!  This one features an adorable digital stamp from Your Next Stamp called Waiting for Christmas that I won in a blog hop a couple months ago. Sadly their digital stamps are no longer available, but I still love this sweet kitty!  I coloured her with my Prismacolor pencils.

I decided to go with modern Christmas colours here - I love pinks and greens together - my favourite colour combo - for Christmas or any time!  The tree dies I used are from Marianne Design Craftables. I stamped a sentiment (StazOn Olive Green) that says Meowy Christmas on a vertical banner that I hand-cut.  The sentiment is from Newton's Nook Designs - Newton's Holiday Mischief clear stamps.  

Inside the shaker I used lots of sequins from my stash.  The green DP is from Lawn Fawn and the pink striped is unknown (received in a prize pack I won from Colette - thank you!).  I added a clear snowflake, onto which I affixed a glitterly silver snowflake, die cut from Impression Obsessions Snowflakes, and then finished off the card with more sequins.

Thank you to the Crafting by Designs DT for choosing one of my cards as a favourite back in September and for inviting me to be your Guest Designer! I had fun!

I would like to support these fun challenges:
613 Avenue Create AG Optional Hello 2/3

Beccy's Place A Month of Holiday Cards UE
Card Mania Use a Digi 2/3
CCC Digi Creations Digi/Animal Antics 3/3
Clear it Out Theme:  AG / Stash AG 1/3
Connie Can Crop Gobble Gobble/Something Interactive (shaker) 2/2
Crafting by Designs November AG UE
Crafty Catz Christmas is Coming 3/3
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Go Green (re-used acetate packaging to make shaker window) UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper AG with Patterned Paper UE
RANDOM WINNER Crafty Sentiments 2 or more Patterned Papers 1/3
Creative Card Crew Stripes 1/3
Creative Corner Let it Sparkle 2/3
Creative Craft Cottage Colour Challenge/AG 2/3
Creative Moments AG Make it Sparkle 1/3
Cuttlebug Mania You Go Girl (girly project) 1/3
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 Days of Christmas Cards Link-up UE
Dream Valley AG 2/3
Dies R Us Anything Christmas 1/3
DL.ART November AG UE 1/day
DL ART Thankful Thursday Anything Christmas, Alt, Thank You UE
In the Pink Keep it Sweet and Simple 2/3
Inky Impressions Animals UE
Let's Craft and Create Christmas UE
Little Red Wagon Layer it Up UE
Love to Scrap Say it in Colour 1/3
Not Just Cards AG UE
Papertake Weekly So Girlie 1/5
Scrapbook Blessings Club AG 1/3
Scrappers Delights AG or Traditional Christmas 1E
Sweet Stampin' To Die For 2/2
The Crafter's Cafe AG 1/3
The Paper Shelter Card for a Child 1/3
We Do Doobadoo Christmas 2/2
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5
Your Next Stamp Colour Challenge 1/3
YNS Color Challenge 2

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

P.S. I'm celebrating 200 followers with candy!  Help me celebrate! My candy is here.

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Lucy Patrick said...

Wow, Kitty, I love your shaker card, I haven't tried one myself but it's always on my "to do one day" list haha. That image is adorable! Hope you're well, XOX Lucy

New Creations said...

Love your Christmas shaker card in non traditional colors and the tree cut you used for it, an adorable image. Such a sweet creation!!

Unknown said...

Well done Kitty, well deserved my friend, and another fantastic shaker card, with your signature kitty kat...hugs xxx

marion said...

This is so sweet, lovely kitty also, love to see you crafting, sending you lots of hugs and love and cuddles to those three little cute furbabys of yours and perhaps a treat ? Marion

Donna said...

This card is gorgeous, so stunning. Congrats on a well deserved guest design spot, perfect card for it. Have a good day. Donna

terrie said...

Great looking shaker card...I like the tree cut out and that cute little kitty image
Congrats on being the guest designer ...such a honor
Well done

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Congrats for your Dt! This card is so much cute!!! Love the acetate tree that shows the sequins and the sweet stamp!!

cotnob said...

This is an adorable shaker card, such a cute image and lovely bright colours.

jimlynn said...

Fantastic shaker card and that little kitty is precious! Love the mouse peeking his head out too. Big congrats on the guest designer spot!!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Congrats on GDT slot, So cute, gorgeous image and layout. I adore the shaker.


Bad Kitty said...

very beautiful card

Sue said...

Gorgeous card and thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin..hugs Sue DT x

Mandy said...

Hi Kitty, what a fabulous card. Congratulations on being the winner of our last challenge at Let's Craft and Create, I'll be popping your prize in the post real soon!

Céline said...

so cute card
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

Karen Letchworth said...

Hello, sweet crafty friend! I hope that you're doing well, and that by now you're feeling back to yourself since surgery. I'm having a "situation" right now and would really appreciate your thoughts and prayers. I'm having it taken care of tomorrow afternoon....PAIN! So, thanks in advance for your positive thoughts and prayers. It's so good to see you back to crafting more and sharing your beautiful cards. I love having you play along!
Word Art Wednseday

Nannieflash said...

A sweet childs card, love that image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at tPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Donna Ellis said...

How clever, Miss Kitty! DARLING idea for a shaker card, and the sequins look wonderful and festive! Your card designs are always so fun and innovative! hugs, de

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your guest design spot, Kitty!! What a gorgeous card!! The Christmas tree shaker is fabulous!! The image is just darling and colored perfectly!! Love the sweet sentiment too!! Awesome card my friend!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Unknown said...

So sweet! I love the modern colors. Awesome job :) Thank you for sharing and thank for joining us at TTCRD for our weekly challenge.
DT Member- TTCRD

Unknown said...

Beautiful bright colors on this shaker card. Thank you so much for sharing your inspirational art with us at Word Art Wednesday. We appreciate you taking time to visit us.
Blessings, Carole Robb Bisson

Darlene said...

Adorable shaker card Kitty! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

Anet's Crafting said...

Your shaker card is adorable, I love the cute cat image and the pretty Christmas Tree cut out. Your colouring is fabulous. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Tracy Penney said...

Love the colours and the shaker style card. That digi is super sweet. Thanks for joining our Layer it Up challenge at Little Red Wagon.

Crafting by Designs said...

Kitty I just love this adorable shaker card! Thanks so much for joining us as a Guest Designer this week at Crafting by Designs. Hugs - Doris

MaxiBelle Studio said...

I love shaker cards & you've done a great job on this one. I love the non-traditional colour scheme too. Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes Christmas' challenge #14.
Alicia (Dies R Us DT)
MaxiBelle Studio

Becca Cruger said...

Wow! You've been rocking these sweet shaker cards like nobody's business! Seriously great work and CONGRATS on the guest design spot! Glad to see that your talent is being recognized.

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card Kitty.The Journey is the Start

fiction book reviews said...

Another stunning cat card. Loving how you can take a theme 'cats' and do so many things with it. Thank you so much for joining us 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

Beccy said...

Pink and green is one of my favourite combinations too Kitty, and I love seeing non-traditional colours on Christmas cards so that's a double bonus! The image you used is really cute and you have done a great job colouring her into a tabby cat. The tree shaped shaker card is fabulous. Well done!

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Unknown said...

this is so pretty thank you so much for joining us at sister act this week and good luck in the draw
hugs Tonnie DT

Chris said...

Lovely shaker card, well designed and beautifully constructed. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Judy McKay said...

Lovely shaker Christmas card. Very cute. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Not Just Cards Challenges. We hope you'll join us again soon. Judy DT

Jacee said...

A lovely bright and cheerful card.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

StampNScrapJunkie said...

Another super cute kitty image! Love the shaker box! Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
IDCB Owner

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Penny’s & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(DT Allways Something Creative)

kiwimeskreations said...

What a pretty card - love your use of the colours in our challenge. Thank you too for entering the challenge at CCC Digi Challenges
DT CCC Digi Challenges

Cindy said...

Cute Christmas tree shaker card. Love it! Thanks for joining us at SBC. Cindy-DT

Lynn's Place said...

Cute take on the challenge @ CIO ...stop by again to play <((><

Lisa Mensing said...

Very sweet shaker card. Perfect for a child's Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at CIO. Hope you can join us again!

Crafting Vicky said...

Love the great details on this shaker card. Gorgeous colors scheme.

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Paradise of Stamps Challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

Angel said...

So fun and bright! Love that stamp and great details! Thanks for playing with us at YNS!

Sammy said...

Super sweet cat, and I love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

Awesome shaker card! Thank you for playing along with our YNS Challenge!

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Great Shaker Card ~ Love it ~ Thank you for sharing with us here at Scrapbook Blessings Club and best of luck with your entry.
Annette DT

Sandy said...

Very cute image for your wonderful shaker card. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

Anonymous said...

I love shaker cards and yours is great! Such a cute kitty. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap!

NGCARDS said...

A fantastic creation hun! Thanks for playing at PTW this week! xxx

Linda said...

This is again a lovely card!
Nice with the shaking effect.
Thanks for joining us again over at CCC.
Linda DT-CCC

Kimbo said...

Such a cute image and I love the sequins

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

chanya13 said...

Beautiful !!! Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

Marlene Atkinson said...

a lovely card. thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenge. Marlene

Gale said...

This is a fabulous shaker card Kitty. Love how colorful it is and that cute image. Thanks for playing along with us at The Crafter's Cafe in our "Anything Goes Challenge" and we hope to see you again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Cibele Glazer said...

Such a cute card. I love shaker cards! Thanks for joining us at In the Pink.

Anne Lise said...

Very cute card :) Thanks for joining us at Scrapper's Delights!

Unknown said...

This is superb! Beautiful colours! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Crafty Catz! Ingrid x said...

What an adorable shaker card! Great way to pull in the colors from the YNS Challenge. Thanks for joining in the fun with us!

Debi said...

Wonderful shaker card. I love the tree aperture. The colored sentiment makes it perfect for the Love to Scrap Challenge. Best of luck. Hugs, Debi DT LTSCB

Unknown said...

Great card what super cute images. Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew with our Stripes challenge hugs Tania (DT)xx

Brianna loeffelbein said...

This is fabulous, love the shaker tree❤️ That's image suites your card perfectly!! Thanks for linking up wih us over at YNS!!

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Lovely card. Thank for joining our challenge at Creative Card Crew. Hope to see you again.
Hugs, Yvonne

Connie Can Crop said...

Another fabulous card design! I love that this is a shaker tree!! Perfect!! You always rock my challenges!! Good luck! Scrappy hugs, Connie