Friday, June 26, 2015

Vintage Kitty in Stocking

Hi, everyone!  Before I share today's card, I would like to announce that I am still waiting to hear from one of my candy winners.  Ema M, please contact me by June 29!

Well I mentioned yesterday about my goal of making two Christmas cards each month so here's my second one for June. Goal achieved - yay! This one features a vintage kitty in a stocking - you know I love kitties!  I upcycled the image from a card I received last year and fussy-cut all around it so I could pop it up with foam tape.


The musical panel with the decorative scalloped edge is from Recollections.  The sentiment is an acrylic sticker (Deja Views) - I added it vertically - I really like the vintage font used. The card base is dark brown, and the layered panel is kraft but I wanted to give it a more vintage look so I stamped a vintage Christmas image (Recollections) repeatedly in Simon Says Stamp khaki. Then I inked all around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.


Background panel

I added two strips of gold/red ribbon along the top and bottom edges and green ribbon and bow along the left edge.



I would like to support these fun challenges:  Artistic Inspirations AG UE; Beccy's Place June AG UE; Bunny Zoe's Furry Friends UE; Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Ribbon or Lace 1E; Come and Get It Cute Animals 2/3; CRAFT Inspired by a Book (Lesley Anne Ivory's Christmas Cats) 1/5; Craft Your Passion AG 2/3; Crafting by Designs Get Ready for Christmas 2/3; Crafty Gals Corner AG 2/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Merry and Bright UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra June AG UE;  Crafty Ribbons AG 1/5; Creative Fingers AG 1/3; Creative Inspirations Your Favourite (Kitties are my favourite - I love making cat cards) UE; Crimbo Crackers Vintage UE; Cute Card Thursday Stars and/or Stripes (stars on stocking) UE; DL.ART June Linky AG 1/day; DRS Designs Oh My Stars (on the stocking) UE; Fresh Brewed AG 2/5; Incy Wincy AG 2/5; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Mod Squad Christmas with a Twist UE; Natalie and Amy's Christmas 2/3; Not Just Cards AG UE; Open-Minded Crafting Fun Vintage 2/3; Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 2/3; Pile it On Cultural/Family Traditions (Christmas stockings) UE; Scribble and Scrap AG 2/3; Send a Smile 4 Kids Animal Cards 4 Kids 2/3 (TOP 3)Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 3/5; Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE; Sparkles Christmas Christmas Animals 1/3; Sparkles Monthly Vintage or Shabby Chic 2/3; Sweet Stampin' Christmas Stockings 1/2; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG 1/2 (Featured); The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up Home for the Holidays Vintage 2/3 (FT);Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5

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



66 comments:

Jenny L said...

Hi Kitty,
what a fab creation.
That kitty looks so comfortable in that Christmas stocking.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

scrAPpamondo said...

Awww!!! How cute and sweet is this adorable kitten! This seems my Red!
His (or hers? :)) ) eyes really speak!! Wonderful, adorable, in this stocking! You have made a fabulous work with this fussi-cut recycling of card!!
Your make have a gorgous vintage look with the distressed edges and the musical paper made the kitten come out of the card!!! The laces match so well! Such a lovely work, Kitty!!

Georgiana said...

Cute kitty. Good for you that you met your goal. I need to set one also...even one a month would be better than none. Holidays will be here before you know it!

Kuni said...

Cute, cute, cute Kitty, wonderful card and a love the image.
Hugs
Kuni

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

jimlynn said...

Great recycling with the little kitty. She looks like she's as snug as can be in that stocking! So cute and love all the distressing in the background too.
Lynn

Georgie C said...

Aww Kitty, how cute is this little fluffy fella!! Such a cute card! x

Bad Kitty said...

very nice card!
cute kitty
have a nice day

Lisa said...

This is so sweet, Kitty!! What a great idea to recycle old cards!! The kitten is absolutely adorable!! Love the pretty bow, too!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Monika Reeck said...

clever used the old card to be a new card
too cute Kitty on your card sweet friend
lovely christmas card and happy you acchieve your goal yayyyy
Now it is 00:09 I catch up your post
happy me..hugs, Monika

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Oh my goodness. I've just entered a few challenges and keep seeing this one just a couple entries previous. I love it! Great use of upcycling and that cat is just precious. So glad to see you entered it over at the 12 MoC as well. Thanks for being such a fab supporter!

Hugs,
Lisa

Andrea W said...

Absolutely darling!!! I'm sure the original card was cute but the image looks like it was meant for your handmade creation. LOVE it!!!

aussie aNNie said...

Your vintage snowman and this adorable kitty are wonderful cards for Christmas...who would not love to see these in their mail box. Gorgeous.xxx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Carol L said...

way to recycle that cute kitty into another fabulous card! He sure is a cutie :)

Brenda said...

What a fabulous way to recycle this cute Christmas Kitty! I love your fussy cutting, the sentiment on the side is fabulous. Love the kraft and brown color combo. This little kitty sure is cute done in vintage! Hugs, Brenda

vinita jain said...

Beautiful way of recycling, love this cute kitty and the addition of all little elements to make it vintage! Awesome!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!!! Amy DT

Wendy L said...

So cute and so gorgeous, xxxx

Avril Watson said...

I have missed seeing your "Kitty" cards, this is just stunning, and ever so cute, love and hugs my friend xxx

Melanie said...

A lovely Christmas card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "animals” challenge over at Come and Get it & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my that kitty is a beauty he looks so realistic, great card for Christmas thank you for joining CHNC Monthly challenge
hugs
lorraine x

KandA said...

What a cute little kitty and fabulous recycling xx

marion said...

Gorgeous and sweet, lots of hugs to you and cuddles to your furbabys, Marion

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so cute and pretty Kitty. Such a beautiful creation that anyone would love to receive.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Annette Allen said...

aww how sweet is this.. i love it

cass said...

Very sweet, lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Open Minded Crafting Challenges this fortnight for our "Vintage" Challenge.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh Kitty, this is just way too adorable for words! Who doesn't love a kitten in a stocking, it's all my favourite things...cute and Christmas! ha! have a great weekend, hugs :)

Donna Ellis said...

What a great way of reusing that pretty card! It's amazing how you can fussy cut so beautifully, and always add the right embellies, Miss Kitty! Beautiful Kitty Card! xo

Carole Robb Bisson said...

This wee kitty and the music score took me back to my youth ( long long agao). It is sweet. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, on our 189th Challenge. We appreciate you very much.
Blessings, Carole

maureenjscott said...

Super cute card! Love the recycled topper and fab papers. Thanks for joining our Christmas in June challenge at Crafting By Designs,. Mo xxx

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!

Shelia said...

Way to repurpose!! Cute Christmas card. Thanks for sharing with us at DRS Designs.

Beccy said...

Fabulous card KT, I love the cute kitty in the stocking. I also like the music score in the background.
Cheers,
Beccy

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful Christmas card. Love the design and that cute kitten. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy designs this week. Judy DT

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges this week!
Monica - DT

NGCARDS said...

Another super cute creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Donna said...

Great idea, and so cute!

cotnob said...

Such a gorgeous Christmas card Kitty, the most adorable image.
Pauline
x

EsVee said...

Wow.. this is super-cute!!

CraftYourPassion said...

What a cute Christmas card.Love all the layering of the ribbons and papers.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Leslie said...

Such an awesome project- I love every single detail! :) Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in my "Christmas With a Twist" challenge this week!
Hugs,
Leslie
Love To Scrap!
Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT
3 Girl JAM DT

Lena's Creations said...

So super cute and festive. Perfect for a Christmas card! Love it!
Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner. I hope to see you again soon. Good luck!
♥ Lena - DT
Lena’s Creations

Maire Gamber said...

Wow! Your card is super fabulous! I saw it at The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday and had to come for a closer look! I love this gorgeous card. I am your newest follower!
Hugs, Marie

Vickie Y said...

Adorable image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

Jacee said...

So adorable Kitty, what a great design, fabulous!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Susan Renshaw said...

Love up-cycling! Great card. Thanks for sharing with Creative Fingers!

Helen said...

Such a cute design and a really sweet image!

Thanks for joining us at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up,

Helen x

Julie Reed said...

Very cute, thanks for sharing with us at OMCF.
Julie DT

Andree said...

A gorgeous Christmas card and an adorable image.
Thank you for joining in with our final Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

Ema M said...

Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
Ema
IDCB Owner

Lisa Mensing said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing at Crafty Gals Corner ATG Challenge. Hope you join tomorrow for our new challenge and blog hop.
Lisa DT
The Crafting Cave

Pia S said...

Your recycled kitty is absolutely beautiful. I love cats and also this vintage style. Nice work!

Taunya Butler said...

This is SO YOU and just such a perfectly cute and fun Christmas card!! Love it and is so great when we can recycle!!!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Adorable card! Such a sweet image! Too cute!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

gorgeous Kitty x

Chasing the Dream said...

Sweet and so charming, the image is simply outstanding. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. We look forward to seeing you again.
Hugs    
Berni,DT
open-mindedcraftingfun.

Kamila R. said...

What an adorable card! Thank you so much for joining us at Sister Act card challenge this week!
Kamila DT

Lynsey said...

Wonderful creation! Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Ribbons Challenge this time!
Hugs Lynsey x

nwilliams6 said...

What a fun way to use stars on a card! I love this upcycled image - it is soooo cute. Thanks for joining us in the DRS Designs challenge!

Lynne said...

Adorable card!!! Love the idea of upcycling cards. . . . and I love kitties too!
Much love, hugs, and friendship

Wedgie said...

Super cute card.
Thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month, Wedgie xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a great card! I love all the detailing you added to it. Everything you did helped enhance the vintage feel.

Tip Top said...

So cute! Thanks for entering Crimbo Crackers!

Chasing the Dream said...

Back again with another DT hat. This precious got me when I saw that feline coming out of the stocking. Just love this beauty with all of those details. Great job in up cycle. Must remember to do that.
Hugs
Berni, DT
SAS4Kids

Cazro said...

Such a cute card. So pleased you joined us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Caz

Helen said...

Me again!

Great card - thanks for joining us at Sparkles too.

Helen x