Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hugs and Kisses (Lost Coast Designs stamp)

Hello, everyone!  I've been wanting to play along over at Lost Coasters Review ever since I discovered their challenges last fall.  But I only have a few of their stamps, and they didn't fit the challenge themes. This time I lucked out!  The theme for February is Girls, Girls, Girls, and after looking through my crafty stash I discovered this sweet stamp!

She's called Kitty Girl from Lost Coast Designs and I stamped her in Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid. In hindsight, this was probably not the best ink choice since some of the stamp detail is lost, but you can see that she is holding a kitty!  I do love this colour so I went with it anyway!

By the way, if you have any Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps, why not ink them up and join the challenge over at Lost Coasters Review. This is my first time playing there - they need 10 entries before awarding a prize and I think I'm number four!

So getting back to my card... for the background, I heat-embossed some Stampin' Up stars in white (The Artful Stamper) and added 3 strips of washi tape.  Still not even making a dent in the washi tape collection but doing my best!  The upper-most tape is very sparkly and looks amazing in person! The lower-most tape was from my lovely friend Marion (thank you!). The sentiment is a clear stamp from Clearly Besotted and I stamped it in SU Going Grey.

I was also inspired by The Book of Life challenge over at Red Carpet Studio, The movie poster was provided for inspiration.  On it there is a girl holding a pig; on my card, the girl is holding a kitty. I am also linking up to the Perfectly Pink challenge at Cute Card Thursday and Anything Goes at Stamping Sensations.

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

(Originally I linked up this card to a CAS challenge at Less is More but have since deleted the entry as I found out I did not have enough white space to qualify for their challenge.)


Desire Fourie said...

Just so beautiful and feminine with the grey and pink and I love the hint of vintage.
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Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Gorgeous Kitty love it and the stamping is absolutely delicious love it sending crafty hugs Judith xxx

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Kitty, such a gorgeous image and fabulous design.

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Kitty!! The stamp is so pretty!! I love the color you used!! The star and washi background looks amazing!! Beautiful card my friend!! Have a great day :)

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Bad Kitty said...

wonderful card
very nice

Jacee said...

Gorgeous image Kitty, a fabulous design!
hugs Jacee
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jimlynn said...

Dreamy looking image and card! Love the stars in the background and that stamp is absolutely the sweetest and prettiest. LOVE IT!

Donna said...

Just gorgeous and you are becoming the queen of Washi tape, great idea's!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I think all my Lost Coast stamps are cats but how do we know they aren't girl cats, huh? Not that I'll have time to play but you never know. I really like your card and the colors. Good luck with using up that washi tape!!!

MaryH said...

WTG on using up more of that Washi've got some really pretty designs on this pretty card. Love the image & the background. Liked the faded look of the Brillance ink, looks so vintage. Bet if you want it sharper focused, you could try the Versafine...I think that's supposed to pick up the 'details' better than any other. I usually forget to use it,myself. Love your sweet card. TFS & Hugs. (and I don't have a single one of this brand of stamps! How can this be?)

Chrissie said...

This is lovely Kitty although we do like to see areas of white space on submissions to our solely Clean and Simple challenges.
It is great stamping!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Judith said...

ooo - this is gorgeous Kitty I just love love these colours what a fabulous vintage look hugs Judith x

aussie aNNie said...

BEAUtiful card and gorgeous design.xx

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Sazzle Dazzle said...

A stunning image and a beautiful card all round although as Chrissie says we do like a little more 'white space' on our CAS cards at LIM.
thanks for sharing
Less is More

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so adorable and pretty Kitty. Love the greay and pink together.

scrAPpamondo said...

So beautiful, adorable card, Kitty!! Love the stamp and the colour!!

marion said...

I love the colour combo you used and love your card as well, lots of hugs and love, cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy and hope you have a lovely Valentines day, Marion

Monika Reeck said...

Another sweet Image Kitty
really love the combo of grey and pink on your card
and I see washi tape again here
Awesome card my the simplicity again....

Sally H said...

A fabulous card! wonderful image, beautifully stamped. thanks for joining us at stamping sensations this month and good luck!

Coby van willigenburg said...

So glad you could join our challenge this month with this lovely card Kitty, it's so sweet this one!

pinky said...

Just stunning! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

Nikki said...

I think its perfect how the image stamped, makes it seem even more magical. Lovely. Thank you for joining us at Lost Coast Designs :)

Cherished said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for playing at RCS.