Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Kitties Warm Fuzzies

Hello, everyone!  Before I share my card, I would like to welcome two new followers - Pam and Nancy - thank you for joining me!  Today I'm sharing a kitties warm fuzzies card!  I used a sweet stamp I've had for many years.  It's an older wood-mounted rubber stamp from Stampendous called Snuggly Kitties from 2006, but it's still as adorable as ever! I coloured the kitties with watercolor markers and fussy-cut.


My card began with the background. I was inspired by the watercolour challenge over at Creative Chick Jenn Shurkus COOLest Card Series (Week 2). I heat-embossed a number of tiny heart and snowflake stamps (Poppystamps Cup of Cheer and Newton's Nook Frozen Friends) in white. Then I used a watercolour smooshing technique with Distress Inks (Evergreen Bough, Wilted Violet, and Seedless Preserves). I love how it turned out! 


I added some leftover glitter cardstock strips (DCWV) along the side.  I die-cut a stitched heart (Gina Marie Designs) from vellum and adhered the kitties.  I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment on a white scrap and hand-cut an angled edge.  I added a number of puffy heart stickers from my stash and some small die-cut snowflakes (Lawn Fawn).  Lastly I added Snow Writer on the white parts of the kitties' hats.


I would also like to support the following challenges: 613 Avenue Create AG (all items from my stash) 2/3; A Snowflake's Promise AG Winter 2/3; Beccy's Place February AG UE; Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges AG 2/2; Bunny Zoe's Hearts UE; Cardz TV Valentine's Day Card 2/3; CRAFT Love/Valentines/Anniversary 2/5; Craft Your Passion AG 2/3; Craftin Desert Diva's Hearts UE; Crafty Friends Animals/Birds 3/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra February AG UE; Creatalicious Love is in the Air UE; Creative Inspiration Hugs and Kisses UE; Creative Ladybirds AG 2/3; Crimbo Crackers AG UE; Cuddlebug Mania For Kids 1/3; Deep Ocean Winter Wonderland UE; Die-Cut Divas Love, Marriage, Anniversaries 1/4; Dies R Us Love 1/3; DL.ART February AG UE 1/day; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Valentines 2/3; DRS Designs Sparkle and Shine (glitter cardstock) UE; Eureka Stamps Add Some Sparkle 2/3; Fan-Tastic Tuesday Sweethearts 1/4; Glitter n Sparkle Embossing (heat) 1/3;Incy Wincy Love is in the Air 1/5; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Just Keep on Creating February AG UE; Love to Scrap Have a Heart 1/3; Lunagirl Moonbeams Love UE; MFP Stamp Shop AG 1/5; My Crafting Stories AG 1/3; Not Just Cards AG UE; One Crazy Stamper AG 2/5; Paper Creator's Must be Love 1/3; Paper Temptress FB Group AG 1/2;  Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets were glitter strips, sentiment strip, and die-cut vellum 2/3; Poppystamps Crazy in Love 1/3; Robyn's Fetish Winter Cards with Glitter 2/3; Scrappy Moms Stamps I Heart You UE; Scribbles Designs Have a Heart 2/3; SUYP Cats Only Challenge Kitty Love UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 5/5; Sparkle N Sprinkle Used White Embossing Powder UE; Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Add an Animal UE; The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up Winter Wonderland (FT) 1/3; The Daily Marker 30-Day Colouring Challenge Day 2; The Outlawz Saturday PAM Two Different Mediums 1E; The Paper Girls Valentines/Love 1/3; The Pencil Case Love/Romance 1/2; Vintage Stamping Splatters and Drips 1/3; Wags n Whiskers With Love 2/2; Whimsy Stamps With Love 2/3; Your Scrapbook Place AG 1/3

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92 comments:

  1. What a beautiful mix of colors, Kitty, and your little kittens are sweet! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  2. Saw your card on The Outlawz, very pretty smooching background...Lisa was experimenting with it this weekend. And the kittens are adorable and love that you stamped and colored on vellum paper so you could still see the beautiful colors in back. Beautiful card.

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  3. LOVE this!! Combines 2 of my favorites things - kitties and shades of blue! Love the ha details :) And thank you SO much for the heads up on that win, I had NO idea :) Hugs!!! xo

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  4. Adorable image and card; love the colorful background. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Stamps Challenge.

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  5. Love the color choice and beautiful watercoloered smooshing BG, so perfect with these sweet kitties! Totally adorable!

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  6. Fabulous card. The background is so bright and vibrant. I love the cute kitties and how you did the hats. hank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes February Linky Challenge. Katie-DL.ART DT member

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  7. Just adorable, you have did a great job with a background, must try it my self :)
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  8. I love the colours in your background and the image is so cute!
    Kath x

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  9. Beautiful card Kitty as always love those hearts and the colour are stunning x thanks for sharing at glitter N sparkle Chris DT x

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  10. Love, love, love your background Kitty, a fabulous fusion of colours and cure focal element. Afraid I can't read the small type with my dodgy eyes, so if any of my challenges are there a big thank you.

    B x

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  11. Hi Kitty, I am happy to see you again.
    Your card is always awesome.
    Thank you for sharing at My Crafting Stories, and good luck.

    Hugs,
    Merlina

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  12. That background is fabulous! I adore the colours. Fab card. x

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  13. This is so sweet Kitty, great colors and background.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  14. This is so sweet Kitty, great colors and background.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  15. great colours and soooo lovely kitties, I love it!

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  16. A beautiful card Kitty, such an adorable image and lovely colours.
    Pauline
    x

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  18. Love that gorgeous background and cute kitties!
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge at The Pencil Case! Jane (DT) xxx

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  19. Fabulous background and kitties! Love the variety of textures and colors of this card - what a fabulous entry to Poppystamps Crazy In Love Challenge!

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  20. What a fabulous card!!Love that gorgeous background!!! Thanks for joining us at Cardz TV!
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  21. What a wonderful backgound on this sweet and cuddly card, Kitty.
    I love the colors.

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  22. What a wonderful backgound on this sweet and cuddly card, Kitty.
    I love the colors.

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  23. Awesome background, love all the coverage with your smooshing. super cute citties too.

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  24. So beautiful!! I was playing around with smooshing this weekend too... mine's not as pretty as yours... but it was fun!!

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  25. Fabulous card Kitty - such cute kitties and your smooshing is amazing. Such wonderful colours!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  26. lovely card thanks for joining us at CRAFT in this weeks challenge. Good luck

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  27. very beautiful card!
    love the image and backround!

    Bad Kitty's Craftroom
    >^.^<

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  28. A beautiful card Kitty. The watercolour background is stunning and the two kitties are so sweet - Michelle x

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  29. Too cute and great colors! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘LOVE’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

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

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  30. Oh Kitty, you rock with this background!!!FABULOUS!!!
    Love, love this card! So sweet, colourful, sparkling, well layered and vibrant! All the details are just perfect!
    The vellum heart with the little puffy heart stickers are "a cherry on the cacke", as we say in Italy! (They are a delightful touch added to a very beautiful work!) :D
    I pinned it!
    https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524481400749/
    You have a BIG talent, my friend!!


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  31. So cute! Wonderful colours!
    Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!
    Swissie

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  32. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 122 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thanks also for entering this into both of my Craftyhazelnut challenges x

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  33. Gorgeous gorgeous card Kitty! I love it! xoxo Olga

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  34. This is so gorgeous!! I love the background!! You smooshed it perfectly!! The colors are stunning!! The kitties are so sweet!! I love the texture you added!! What a beautiful card my friend!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  35. Hi Kitty,
    what a brilliant card, and such a beautiful coloured background too.
    wonderful design also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  36. Oh, my, I love those two little kitties, Kitty!!!! They are just the cutest little things!!!! Your bg and the glitter strips at the side really look great!!! This is such a lovely card!!!
    Have a great day!!!
    Hugz

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  37. Wow what a fabulous card Kitty. I LOVE your background and the two little kittens are soooooo cute. Barbxx

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  38. Cool looking background with the watercolors. Love the little kitties and they're precious sitting inside the heart.
    Lynn

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  39. How sweet. I love cats and your card. Love the colors and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Beccy's Place. AJ DT BP

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  40. Wow Kitty, that background and the way you used the vellum are fabulous, they showcase your darling kitten beautifully!

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  41. Here I am again ;) And what more to say then adorable and cute ♥
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Ladybirds Creations!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.
    xx Valentina DT team xx

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  42. That COOL challenge sure is inspiring some neat colorful backgrounds! I absolutely LOVE that kitty stamp, too! Thanks for adding this card to the CHNC Extra challenge! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

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  43. Wow!! Your background is just gorgeous and so colorful...and those little snuggly kittens are adorably sweet. I'm going to have to try this smoosh technique soon too!

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  44. Thanks so much for the welcome, Kitty! You've created another fabulous background on your beautiful card! Really lovely! :o)

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  45. I love the way you've created the background on this card Kitty, it's fabulous! The colours are awesome and I love how you've "smooshed" them together. I also like the glittery strip you added down the side, and of course, the cute little kitty stamp. Great job!
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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

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  47. This card is gorgeous! I love the ink smooshing watercolor effect too! The results are so bright and beautiful! Glad you linked up with the Paper Girls for our Valentine challenge!

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  48. The background on this card looks fantastic Kitty, such a lovely card. Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes February link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

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  49. i dont know what i love more- the watercolored background, the vellum heart, those puffy stickers or those adorable kitties!?!?! either way thank you again for being part of my COOLest Card Series!!

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  50. OH, this is adorable!!! And that background is FABULOUS!! Beautiful! Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

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  51. Such sweet kittens. Wonderful background. Fun card.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  52. Love your watercolor background and those kittens are so cute! Thanks so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge!

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  53. What a super background you made - such pretty colours too. I love the kitties and the sentiment about 'warm fuzzies' made me giggle :-) Thank you for purring along at SUYP Cats Challenges #3.

    Hugz
    IKE xx

    My Challenge Blog
    My Shop
    My Blog
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    Cat Lovers Challenge Blog

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  54. Totally adorable - I still love this one. Great bg and cute image! Thanks for sharing it with us in the DRS Designs Challenge! Hugz

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  55. Love the warm fuzzies! Your colors are great for February ~ bright turquoise and pink with the bright white and silver accents. And I'm a cat person, so... :-) Thanks for sharing in my Love challenge at LunagirlMoonbeams.com! ~ Karen

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  56. Hi Kitty. I just love how your background turned out! So stunning and those are s beautiful mix of colors. I also love the furry friends and seeing them on your cards. How many kitty images do you have? Have a lovely weekend ahead Kitty. Hugs.

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  57. Gorgeous card...cute kitties....Thank you for joining us at CYP...Julieannex

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  58. Beautiful as always! Thanks for joining at Creatalicious: Love is in The Air
    Hugs
    Dewi

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  59. Hello Kitty Thanks for sharing your third lovely card with CRAFTY FRIENDS 'Animals/Birds' Challenge... love the colour combination and the image is so cute... good luck and we hope you will join us for our next challenge.
    Diane Louise (DT) x

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  60. Wow, what gorgous colours Kitty. Love everything about this card xx

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  61. Kitty, what can I say that hasn't been said about this card....
    Love the background...I must try that technique soon.
    Well this card turned out fantastic...well done my friend

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  62. Awwwww - how darling is this?! I L-O-V-E the darling background. Great move with the vellum heart too!

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  63. that background turning so adorable Kitty
    love and that kitty soo so cuuutee
    I love that snowflakes stay white Kitty
    great card and great BG
    lovely made my dear friend
    hugs
    Monika

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  64. Kitty, that smooched background in the vibrant jewel tones is fabulous and the glitter strip brings it up to an even higher level of awesomeness! I am loving this one!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

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  65. Pretty I love all the fun colors
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes FEBRUARY Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
    DL.ART crinkle ribbon
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com
    http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  66. I think you have the most challenges I've ever seen in one place before. How can you keep them all straight? grin! The background is very pretty, but the hugging cats is so sweet. I saw some hugging bunnies somewhere a few blogs back that was sweet too! I'm usually allergic to kitties, but glad I can be here without breaking out in hives! Have fun coloring!

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  67. I love the background and love the little stamp you used, so sweet those two kitties, lots of hugs to you and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, Marion

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  68. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "love is in the air” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Come and Get It)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

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  69. Cute card Kitty, love the background colours and great way to use the Poppystamps stamps. look so cute.
    Thanks for sharing on Poppystamps challenge blog.
    Pam x

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  70. Beautiful! Love the background.....the colours are gorgeous! The vellum heart looks really pretty too!

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  71. So sweet, adorable kitten card, hugs, Lori m

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  72. The background looks awesome. The use of vellum is a great way to add a die cut without covering up the beautiful colors. It's lovely and surely winner material!

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  73. Fantastic card,the embossing is great.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle.

    Tracey DTxx

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  74. A gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this fortnight! xxx

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  75. Your background is out of this word.

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  76. Awww.... the snuggly kitties. Love their teal winter wear. That background is fabulous!

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  77. Gorgeous card!! Love the colors, the background, the sparkle and the cute kitties :-) Thanks for linking up with the Craftin Desert Divas "Hearts" linky party!!
    Nicole
    CDD dt

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  78. The colors in your card are super! So bold! Thanks for joining us at the MFP Stamps blog challenge this week. kReN@afourthlife

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  79. Perfect card, Kitty! You know how much I love kitties! Thanks for playing along with us over at Poppystamps this month!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  80. What a fun card! Those colors are so pretty together. Thanks for joining us at CHNCC2

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  81. A lovely fun card. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

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  82. Lovely fun card. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  83. Adorable. Just love this awesome card and thanks so much for sharing with us at our current challenge...Paper Creators DT {aNNie}

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  84. We are in the hot part of summer - so it is a good reminder that the Northern Hemisphere is cool at Valentines! I do love that background you have created. Thank you for joining the Love is in the Air challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

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  85. Very cute card and I love your vibrant background! Thanks for joining us at Poppystamps this month.

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  86. I am so late commenting but I am a newbee and have just started posting my beginner’s work. Your kitties are precious and I love your use of the watercolors. I have no idea what distress inks are so am going to have to Goggle it. I have regular watercolors and watercolor pencils, but I have not seen yours. Thank you for sharing all the steps with us. It is really meaningful to girls (old ladies) like me. Many thanks.....genie

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  87. I love this card! The colors are so pretty and the kitty stamp is adorable!

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  88. Your background is amazing! - total jaw dropper with those cute kitties!

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  89. Wow what a lot of comments. Very cute card. Great job X
    www.cardsbybrawny.blogspot.co.uk

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