Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Purrfect Day (Paper Smooches stamp/die)

Hello, everyone! One of my crafty goals for 2015 is to make more men's and boys' cards.  I really struggle with them so I tend not to make as many.  Then every time there's a male birthday, I have to scramble to make a card.  So this year I want to get a few made ahead.

Here's my attempt at a masculine birthday card.  I made this inky background yesterday while I was playing around with my new Distress Inks!  I used Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, and Brushed Corduroy, using the same technique as yesterday's card.

I am using my new Paper Smooches Nine Lives stamps and dies.  I decided to play along in Paper Smooches SPARKS Picture Perfect challenge (see inspiration photo below).  It's the first time I've played over there, so I'm excited about it!  I coloured the kitty with my Prismacolor pencils.  The image and sentiment were stamped in Brilliance Coffee Bean.


At the top of my card I added some stencilling with embossing paste and glitter using a Dreamweaver Stencil called Bare Trees.  Dream It Up has a birthday challenge this month so I'm linking up there as well.  I followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday (see below) so I added some ribbon and trim to fit the design.

I would like to support the following challenges:
Allsorts New and Cute (new Distress Inks, new stamps/dies) 2/3

Card Mania Make it Sparkle 3/3
Crafty Calendar What's New (new Distress Inks, new stamps/dies)  2/3
Cute Card Thursday What's New (new Distress Inks, new stamps/dies) UE
DL.ART January Linky AG UE 1/day

Dream It Up Birthday UE
Fashionable Stamping Something New (new Distress Inks, new stamps/dies) 2/3
Hiding in My Craftroom Super Scraps Saturday (scrap of white used to stamp and die cut; the twine bow is a scrap) 2/3
Loves Rubberstamps Stamp in any Colour except Black UE

Natalie and Amy's Something New (new Distress Inks, new stamps/dies) 2/3
Paper Smooches SPARKS Inspiration Photo

Papertake Weekly It's All New (new Distress Inks, new stamps/dies) 2/5
Penny Black and More Stencils, Masks, Embossing Folders 2/3
Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippet of white used to stamp and die cut; the twine bow is a scrap 2/3

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday It's a Guy Thing 1/5
Simon Says Stamp Monday Inky Background 2/5
Sketch Saturday Sketch #343
Sparkle N Sprinkle AG with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking UE
STAMPlorations Stamps and Ink 2/3
The Paper Girls Let's Sparkle and Shine 2/3
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5
Vintage Stamping with Flonzcraft New Year, New Stash (new Distress Inks, new stamps/dies) 2/3

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

42 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, Kitty!! I love the trees!! The little kitten is so sweet!! And I just love the ribbons!! What a beautiful card!! I also struggle with masculine cards - you've done a fabulous job with this one!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. So beautiful! Love the use of the distress inks and that background you created is gorgeous! CUTE little kitty and love that trim too.
    Lynn

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  3. Kitty, I love the color of your background...great technique with the tree stencil it turned out awesome...it adds so much to your card...
    Well done all around..

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  4. Cuuuteee!!! Love this masculine card, with this sweet kitten, the trees and the colours of eart!! Great!

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  5. This is fabulous Kitty, your embossed trees look wonderful - a perfect male card.
    Pauline
    x

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  6. Super dooper cute! (I know dooper isn't a word....LOL) I always enjoy your cards, and I thank you for sharing with us.
    God bless you,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  7. Love the image and warm tones on your card! Truly awesome! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “It’s a Guy Thing” Challenge!

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  8. Such a warm and rich colour scheme, and the trees in the background really create some depth xx

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  9. That's so cute Kitty and I know exactly what you mean, I never have any male cards just sitting around, always have to rush to make one for a man and never know what to put on it hehe! XOX Lucy

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  10. Your layout and colors are lovely!

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  11. Hello friend : ) It is wonderful to see your darling little card! : ) I am sure anyone male or female would love this!!

    (((Hugs)))

    Patti

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  12. Super card. I love the trees and the kitty is so cute!
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  13. Just adorable! Love that kitten, and all the super techniques you've used! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's Anything Goes challenge!

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  14. love your creation <3

    feel free to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway :)

    http://mcm-ina.blogspot.com

    xo, Martina

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  15. You've made a good start on your resolution Kitty, think it's one we could all make, certainly know I could/should.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts this week.

    B x

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  16. ahhh this is so cute and good for you, to keep ahead of those cards, I know, they can be very tough to make but you did an excellent job, it would fit also to send to a girl as well, love this background and of course the lovely kitty cat, hugs to you and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, Marion

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  17. Ooops and Penny Black and More !!

    B x

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  18. Gorgeous card Kitty :-) such a cute image and I love the background and colours, fabulous ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  19. Great card for a chap Kitty! Good for you getting ahead with a few as well!

    Hugs

    Di
    xx

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  20. Love the colour combo's, stunning creation and what a cute image used..x
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  21. Sweet card, love the background you created. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sketch Saturday this week. Hugs Deb

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  22. A lovely card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

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  23. Fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenges.

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  24. Lovely card. That background is gorgeous. Very cute image. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.

    Nikki

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  25. Really cute! Thank you for sharing this project with us at Allsorts, good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you again!

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  26. So beautiful Kitty. Playing catch up again!!!
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  27. What a sweet kitty and what a lovely card! Thanks so much for linking up with us at STAMPlorations!

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  28. A gorgeous and fun card Kitty.
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge this month at Penny Black and More an d good luck in our prize draw.
    Shirley

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  29. Lovely ink colour choice , a great card, glad you could join Loves Rubberstamps this week,
    Hugs Blankina

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  30. Your cards always make me smile Kitty.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  31. With my other hat on Kitty still a beautiful make.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  32. This is such great, inky fun work!!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)

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  33. This is so sweet and I love the trees in the background. The kitty is so cute too. Thanks for sharing it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

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  34. So super cute!!! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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  35. Oh wow! Thank you for using our stencil in your creation for the Dreamweaver Challenge this month...we feel special when that happens!

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  36. Lovely card, l like the way you have used the stencil.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts 'Mask, stencils and embossing challenge and good luck x Susan x

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  37. Love how you used Dreamweaver Stencil Bare Trees for the background!! Card design is terrific!!!

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  38. Beautiful card, love how you used the stencil.
    Thanks for sharing with us this month at Natalie & Amy's challenge.
    Kim x

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  39. Fab for-a-male card! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
    hugs Jo x
    Dt

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  40. Such a sweet card! Love the sepia colours you've chosen. <3 Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges this month and hope to see you again soon. xx

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