Saturday, September 5, 2015

School Rules!

Hello, everyone!  You all know how I love challenges!  I have found two new fun places to play! The first is over at Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge - they are having a weekly sketch and/or colour inspiration challenge. The other is over at Diddybag, and their challenge is monthly, with September's theme being Anything Goes.

I just discovered the Diddybag shop, and they have the most adorable digital images for 99 cents - now that's my price range hehe!  They have pre-coloured and non-coloured so there's something for everyone.  You know I had to pick out some cute kitties!


I wanted to make a back-to-school card for my youngest niece, and I was inspired by the Share Joy Sketch (see below). The cute little kitty is from Diddybag - Pretty Kitty School Pro - there are six images in this set for 99 cents!  I fussy-cut the kitty so I could pop her up with foam tape.

The Notepaper and Clipboard are a die set from Taylored Expressions.  The notebook paper is from MME Sky's the Limit (I won this from AuntBecscreations in a crafty goody basket - thank you, Becky - I love everything you sent!).  The apple-patterned paper and the apple cut-out are from Studio 18. The sentiment is from Deedee's Digis Chalk Talk, and the twine is from My Craft Spot. The white panel is embossed with Tim Holtz Pocket Watches.


Here's the Share Joy Sketch:


I would also like to join the following challenges: Allsorts Lots of Layers 1/3; Artistic Inspirations AG Twist of School UE; Beccy's Place September AG UE; Bugaboo Catch the Bug AG 1/3; Clique Kits AG 1/3; Craftin Desert Divas Just for Kids UE; Crafting from the Heart AG 1/3; Crafty Calendar AG 1/3; Crafty Gals Corner Embossing 1/2; Creative Corner Back to School 1/3; Creative Fingers AG 2/3; Creative Inspirations Warm Colours UE; Creative Ladybirds AG 1/3; Cupcake Inspirations Layers 3/3; Cuttlebug Mania AG 3/3; Diddybag AG UE SIR or 1E (TOP 3)Dies R Us Back to School 1/3; DL.ART September Linky AG 1/day; DRS Designs Hot Trends - The Hole Thing UE; Fan-Tastic Tuesday AG Make it Cute 4/4; Fussy and Fancy Back to School UE; Incy Wincy AG 4/5; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3;Not Just Cards August AG UE; One Stitch at a Time Four-Legged Friends UE; Paper Sweeties Inspiration Graphic (see below) UE; Papertake Weekly AG 3/5; Pattie's Creations Back to School 1/2; PINspirational Be Silly Be Happy 3/5; Scrappy Moms Stamps Back to School UE; Send a Smile 4 Kids Cute Fall or Halloween 4 Kids (back to school = fall) 1/3; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Layered Card 1/2; The Stamping Boutique Back to School; Tuesday Throwdown Cool Treats (apple) 2/3; Wags n Whiskers Back to School 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5

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


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76 comments:

Barb said...

What an adorable little kitty that is and he looks so cute on the clipboard. It's a super back to school card and I love the addition of the little apple for the occasion. Barbxx

brenda said...

A great design Kitty and what a cute puss, lovely card.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh my gosh ... this is too cute!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘BACK TO SCHOOL’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

vinita jain said...

You are such a lovely collector of kitten stamps and this one is cutest too! I love this adorable creation on the fab take on the sketch! Your niece absolutely love this!!!

Donna said...

Adorable kitty and card for your niece and under a dollar! Off to check them out!

Tanja said...

such a cute little image - love the card design - thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations

ike said...

OMGoodness - I just LUV that notebook and clipboard die !!!!!! I really neeeeeed one of those - I must go have a look :-D
I found Diddybag recently too and got me a whole mess of cute kitties :-D

Lovely creation Kitty :-D

Hugz
IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxx

jimlynn said...

I've never heard of that store and will have to check it out now. Cute little kitty and a precious and fun card too! Love the sketch you used.
Lynn

Patricia St Martin said...

I will have to check out the clip board at Taylor expression it is so cute and those darling Kitty's for 99 cents and your layout is great. I like how it showcases your image so well.
Hugs, Pat♥

Lisa said...

This is so sweet!! The kitty is absolutely adorable!! I love the clipboard and embossing!! Fabulous card my friend!! Thanks so much for playing along with the DL.ART September Linky!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts
DL.ART DT Member

Jennifer Scull said...

thanks for mentioning the new-to-me store of DiddyBag. I'll go check them out. :)

this is such a cutey card! love that little kitty cat, especially as he heads off to school. makes me smile!

thank you so much for stopping by my blog! have a great weekend!

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kitty, such an adorable image and great design.
Pauline
x

Bad Kitty said...

this is wonderful
have great day
hugs

Crafting Queen said...

Adorable card. Thanks for joining Beccy's Place challenge.

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Oh my goodness, this is just so cute! Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!

Jo said...

Oh wow.....love that sweet kitty!
hugs Jo x

Debi said...

Cute kitty, Kitty. How do you find these challenges?

Debbie said...

What sweet images, cute patterned paper and fun embossing on this adorable little card!! Love it all! Thanks for sharing this card with us this month at Paper Sweeties :)

Debby Pannell said...

What a cute card. Thank's for joining us for the Scrappy Moms Stamps "Back to School" Terrific Tuesday Challenge.
TTFN~DT Debby

Natalie said...

Very cute clipboard and kitty! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Word Art Wednesday! Hope you will join us next week for our 200th challenge!

aussie aNNie said...

Colours are just gorgeous on this beautiful creation.

 {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

marion said...

Catching up with your lovely creations, as of next week, I am planning to do regulair visits again, since our holiday is coming to an end. Love the sweet cat image you used on this card, wonderfull !!!! Sending you lots of hugs and love, cuddles to your furbabys, Marion

scrAPpamondo said...

Love, love, LOVE this sweet kitty!!! :D Too cute!!! And he (she?) :D pop out so well on the clipboard! You made a very beautiful work with all these images and the fabulous clipboard die!! Great design, it's really a wonderful back to school card!
Hugs, my friend! Have a lovely Sunday!

Teresa said...

Love all your creations Kitty! They are all adorable. Thanks for visiting my blog recently!

Gail said...

Thank you for joining the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY SEPT LInky Challenge - your creative art is lovely - great back to school and of course, a kitten!! ~ we hope to see you again! Have a blessed week! Gail DT

Sall said...

Eek what a fantastically clever idea, I love it! Thank you for taking the time and sharing your creativity with us at OSAAT this fortnight, I hope you have enjoyed playing along as much as we have enjoyed seeing your talent. Love 'n' hugs Sall OSAAT DT.

Sandy How said...

Sweet card, love the clipboard idea. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting from the Heart Challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
Hugs, Sandy

Wendy L said...

Fab card Kitty, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

Jacee said...

So adorable, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Pia S said...

Oh what a sweet kitty indeed! I've got a notepaper punch, but have never seen a paper clip alternative, how cool. And perfect for the school theme too.

I'm just a simple gal said...

That card is absolutely adorable. Love the die cuts!

Planetsusie said...

Gorgeous card and I love the die cuts that you've used - as well as the apple paper!! Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Anything Goes) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

Taunya Butler said...

I am so impressed and amazed my this wonderful creation - I saw this come through on Bloglovin and loved it on sight!!! So dang cute and all those amazing details that you pulled together just make this so delightful, fun and SO ADORABLE!!!!

Andrea W said...

Terrific Back to School card! I'm sure your niece will love it. The little apple and papers tie everything together. So glad you shared your creation at Tuesday Throwdown.

Beccy said...

Your back to school card is adorable KT, I love the clip board and the cute little kitty. The apple paper is fabulous and I also like the addition of the twine bow.
Cheers,
Beccy

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

certainly is love it xxx

Amy Cohen said...

Adorable! Love the card layout too. I will have to check out the new digi store you found. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner and good luck with your entry.
Amy-DT

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at PINspirational, good luck!!! Amy DT

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown, good luck!!! Amy DT

Heléne Ericsson said...

Adorable, and to a great price! Thank you for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week, I hope to see you again.

Asha said...

What a sweet project, Kitty. Love the colours and embellishment details. Thanks for playing with us at Tuesday Throwdown.
x Asha

Anonymous said...

Hi sweetie, thanks for joining the hop and following me, following you back Hugs Lori xxx

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge “BACK TO SCHOOL” at Pattie’s Creations. What a cute image too! Thanks for joining us!
Hugs
Pattie ♥
Artist
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute Kitty. My mind boggles seeing a puss with glue. Lol!!!
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Sukie said...

Adorable card! Thanks so much for joining our Terrific Tuesday Challenge over at Scrappy Moms Stamps!

Tammy said...

Awww this is so cute! I love the kitty image and that super fun clipboard! Thanks so much for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!
Tammy x

Mervi said...

So cute cat, beautiful creation, lovely layers for my theme at Allsorts, thank you for sharing;-))m

Mynn Kitchen said...

SUPER sweet, Kitty! I LOVE the fabulous patterned papers and images all together--master crafted! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Deanne Saunders said...

Your card is so cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL. challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Andrea La Vigne said...

Love that little kitty image! Great job with the fussy cutting. Can I take lessons? :) Wonderful back-to-school card. Tfs! ~ Andrea

Cristina - La Marmotta Creativa - said...

Beautiful work!!!! Thanks for joining us at Wags'n Whiskers Stamps :-)
Cristina DT

katieo said...

This little kitty is ready to do some fun art projects at school. So cute. THANK YOU FOR PLAYING THE DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY SEPTEMBER LINKY CHALLENGE

Monika Reeck said...

uiih so so cuutee that kitty in the school and love all arangement on your card
really great back to school card
cute cute cute....luv it

Carla Brooke said...

Such a cute card and adorable kitty! Thanks for sharing with Creative Lady Birds!

Creations by Shirl said...

Cute image on your clipboard...Thanks for joining Creative Corner Challenge!

nwilliams6 said...

Thanks again for joining us at DRS Designs Kitty! We always enjoy your cards. This one is totally adorable!!! That image is precious. Make another one and enter it in this next challenge as it would fit it as well. Hugz

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWWOWOWOWOW!!This is just BEAUTIFUL!! =)I LOVE LOVE LOVE these Images and the way you colored them!! GREAT take on the Sketch!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Vic said...

Hi friend! Trust you to get a kitty on a back to school card... i love it! You have been really clever with your embellishments too.. very creative! Thanks for entering into our "back to school " challenge this month, at Patties Creations... Vic, DT x

Carla Brooke said...

Adorable card! Thanks so much for joining the Diddybag challenge!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is super cute! Great layers! Thanks for joining us over at Scrappy Moms! DT Member Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!

Jenny Alia said...

Adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for our back to school challenge!

Kitt said...

Cute kitty and I like the notebook paper. Thanks for sharing with us at Artistic.

Cheryl said...

Sweet back to school card! Love the clipboard and paper dies! Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge this month!

Kimbo said...

Great card, thanks for the link to those digis, not seen those before. And I've had to buy that notepaper and clipboard die!

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge “BACK TO SCHOOL” at Pattie’s Creations. What a cute image too! Thanks for joining us!
Hugs
Pattie ♥
Artist
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "BACK to SCHOOL" Challenge #114!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Candace Perkins said...

Cute card! Love the kitty! Thanks for joining us at Clique Kits for the anything goes challenge!

Justt said...

great card! This kitty is adorable :) thank you for playing along with Clique Kits challenge!

Leeann Pearce said...

This is wonderful and i love the textured background on the card. Thanks for playing with us at Clique Kits.

Maryám Pérez said...

Super Cute!! Thank you for playing along with Clique Kits challenge.
Maryám.

abcdeli said...

beautiful!! thanks for joining us at Clique Kits :) Elisabetta

Melissa Vining said...

This is such a super cute card! Thanks for joining us at Clique Kits!

Caroli Schulz said...

It's a lovely card! Thank you for playing along with us in this challenge at Clique Kits!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Diddybags. Hope to see you again next time.

Chris Parker-Barnes said...

Kitty is just adorable! Great back to school card :) Thank you for sharing your card with us at Pattie's Creations Challenge.
Chris (DT)

Donna Espiritu said...

cute card. thanks for sharing your card with us at Clique Kits!