Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Chippy's Love Letters

Hello, everyone! Before I get started, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Amy Crafty Purple Frog - thank you for joining me!

Yesterday we had a huge snowstorm so I had to turn off the computer because our power was flickering. Thankfully, we did not lose our electricity like so many other areas did.  I'm a bit behind in my blog visiting (again!), but I'll get around to see you soon!  I've shared some snow photos below!

Today my card features a squirrel!  I named him Chippy!  Chippy has received lots of love letters and cards in his mailbox!  I coloured sweet Chippy and cut behind his paw to insert the love letter (there's an apple behind there hehe!) and then fussy-cut.  For the sky, I made a DIY stencil with a cloud die and then sponged with Distress Ink.  The mailbox and love letters have all be been edged with Distress Ink as well. All supplies are listed below.

Here are some photos showing our snow.  We could barely get our front door open - that's about 3 feet of snow on our front step!

There's my car under all that snow!

Another view looking out our front door!

This is our back deck, looking out the patio door!

I would like to support these fun challenges: 613 Avenue Create AG Optional Sentimental Journey/CAS 8/8; Come and Get It Love is in the Air 2/3; Connie Can Crop Stamp Your Heart Out 2/2; Craftin Desert Divas Gallery February Mood Board (shown below); Crafty Calendar Love is in the Air 1/3; Crafty Purple Frog Love is All Around UE; Creatalicious AG Add Some Hearts UE; Creative Inspirations AG UE; Cut it Up Bendy or Scene Card 1E; Deep Ocean Hearts UE; Die Cut Diva's Use Pink or Red 4/4;Die Cuttin' Diva's Valentine Colours 1/3; Digi Designs Include an Animal 3/3;DL.ART February Linky AG UE 1/d; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Pink and/or Red 3/3; Do-Al(l) Creative Winter Time 1/3; Fabrika Fantasy Add a Heart 2/3; Glitter n Sparkle Love is in the Air 2/3; Hiding in My Craftroom Super Scraps Saturday 1/3; If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Inspiration Photo 2/5; Incy Wincy Love 4/5; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Love to Scrap Who Loves Ya, Baby 1/5; Pile it On Hearts on Fire UE; Poppystamps Hearts Aflutter 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Use Your Favourite Tool (definitely my Cuttlebug!) 2/5; The Cat's Pajamas Happy Mail UE; The Corrosive AG 1/3; The Cutie Pie Simply Love 1/3; The Outlawz Festive Friday Valentine's Day 3/3

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


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Oh my!!! I don't know if I'm more impressed by your too much cute card, or by all that snow!!! I'm stunned by both!! 3 feet of snow are really a BIG quantity!! And the wonderful place when you live feel just magical so white! :)
I pinned your "too-much-cute" pink card!!! Just delicious!!
Love Chippy (such a perfect name for this little guy!)and so clever cut around his paws to put the mails! The mailbox with all the other mails looks amazing and such wonderful background!! The cloudy sky is a delight and love the snowbanks and the little banner! Fabulous frame, too, it compliments perfectly the card!
Hugs, stay at home and take care! Snow is so cold! :D

Barb said...

An absolutely stunning card Kitty. The most gorgeous little scene. The colours are so pretty and all the the dies work together to make a beautiful scene.

The photos taken around your home look like a winter wonderland although I imagine so much snow causes lots of problems. I don't think I've ever seen such deep snow myself. Barbxx

cotnob said...

An adorable card Kitty, such a pretty design.
Wow! You certainly did have a snow storm - lovely photographs.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Bunny said...

I love Chippy. He's so cute. The sky is beautiful on your card.

That snow is so pretty. I'd love to play in it. For 2 days. Then, I'd want to come back to Florida. I can't believe your car is buried underneath all that snow. It's just incredible. I bet y'all have to stock a pantry full of food at winter.

Lisa Lynn said...

Chippy is so adorable. Love that mailbox with all the letters. We have extremely warm weather right now which is so strange...I just came in from an errand and it was 48 degrees!!! The snow we had is quickly melting and then at night the puddles freeze on the driveway.

Unknown said...

Great card! Chippy is very cute!! Love his mailbox, very cool!! That sure is a lot of snow, wow!!
Thank you for joining us at Die Cuttin Divas this week!!

Lucy Patrick said...

Oh I love it Kitty! I love your cloud background and all the little envelopes with hearts on them, sooooo sweet! XOX Lucy

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Well, that squirrley sure got a lot of valentines! And you got a lot of snow. I don't envy you!

Thanks for joining us for our Bendy/Scene Card challenge at Cut it Up!


Lori Kobular said...

Wow! Did you ever get a snowstorm!! I hope it warms up for you real soon so it melts away! I love your card with Chippy and his mailbox! It is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it!

Carole J said...

Gorgeous card, Kitty. Love your cloudy background and Chippy is super cute! Stay safe with all that snow...it looks beautiful. X

DIANA L. said...

This is really adorable Karen cute little squirrel!! I love the snow I was in MI in December and there was 12 inches from the snowstorm. I did not like the storm part so much, but once the roads were clear it was fun. Ilove being the first one to make footprints in it.
Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge #198- “PINK and/or RED or Thank you” for this challenge. Have a blessed day


Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love the scene you've created!! Chippy is absolutely adorable!! The mailbox full of letters is so fabulous!! I love, love this!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Oh gosh, that's a ton of snow :/ We had 50 degree temps today. Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

New Creations said...

Love your new mailbox die with a cute Chippy holding a mail! So darn cute scene!
Look at that 3 feet of snow, Oh Gosh! Stunned, but where I live, always having a extreme temperature, humid in summers, cold in winters, so never enjoyed snow!

Scrapper69 said...

LOOOVE your adorable card! Fantastic scene! Sorry to hear about all that snow! YIKES! I feel bad saying it was in the upper 60's today where I'm at... HUGS!

Theresa’s Crafty Creations

Olga Fink said...

Oh Wow so much snow! we haven't had so much of it this year...
Your card is amazing! I love all the details!
xoxo Olga

Barbara Godden said...

Wow love that card, it's fabulous. super cute design and great use of all those die cuts. another WOW all that snow, glad your power didn't go off. Just think of the exercise you will be getting, hope you don't need to travel for a bit.

Crafty Amy said...

Wow! that snow looks amazing!! and its a great reason to craft :D
This is such a super cute card I love that you called that little guy Chippy :D
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog.

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Christina said...

Oh sweet sweet card Kitty! Love the little squirrel and all the dies elements! I just got a similar mailbox dies though it's a MFT. I was hoping to make a card with it but I'm a bit tired out right now. LOL. And my that's a lot of snow! We have a bit of a strange winter here. One minute it feel as if spring arrived early. Then the next we covered in snow like the North Pole. Right now we're having a chilly winter but no snow. I hope you are having a great week so far Kitty. Take care. Hugs.

Lisa xx said...

Oh my goodness...that much snow!!!

What a lovely card, Chippy is a real sweetie

Thank you for joining in with the Cuties xx

Lisa xx said...

Oh my goodness...that much snow!!!

What a lovely card, Chippy is a real sweetie

Thank you for joining in with the Cuties xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such a cute card Kitty, he would fit well in your garden scene. I am so glad we haven't had it that thick so far this year.

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

Wonderful card, very cute and fun. Thank you for joining us at Connie Can Crop.

Sue - Connie Can Crop DT

Fikreta said...

oh how cute card!
love this !
and love your photos of snow!
I love snow!
so pretty photos!
Im coming to clean that snow for you my friend!!
and I will enjoy!

creationsnz said...

Super card and love all the details. Really nice to see your cool snow pics when we are sweltering. So glad you joined us at Come And Get It, CarolG

Petra Swart said...

Oh, Kitty, I enjoyed your darling little Chippy with all his love letters so much - what a cute little scene you created - such a sweet card, my friend!!!!! ...and then I enjoyed your photos of the snow just as much!!!! To us that looks like a fairytale world, but I know not everybody enjoys the snow - I assume it must be quite a nuisance at times!!!! I couldn't help but LOL at your car!!! - hope it will be OK once the snow has melted!!!!!
Keep warm, my friend!!!!!

Donna Ellis said...

How gorgeous the skyline is for your adorable Valentine, Miss Kitty! Beautifully coordinated, and I love all the mail spilling out of the cute mail box! How lovely and peaceful your recent snowfall appears. But I know it's not fun shoveling and maintaining all the areas where the drifts pile up! Wishing you a fantastic day! hugs, de

Michelle N. said...

As always, such a darling card! Really like that snow sky you created, and that image is too cute! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's this month!

Donna said...

Your card is just way too cute, like that sky and the beautiful Valentine paper scene with the darling squirrel! Hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day and enjoyed that snowy view!

Rene said...

Absolutely adorable! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck!

Carole J said...

Thanks, Kitty, for sharing your lovely card at If You Give A Crafter A Cookie Challenge #62.
Carole x DT (Craftilicious Creations)

Eekers said...

This is like a masterclass in the use of dies! What a fab card! Love it :) Love the OMGSNOW pics too, it's just completely mental, no idea how you cope!
Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

N-Eva said...

Your card makes me smile....loving this cute image. Such a sweet project .Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

~ginny said...

Very creative use of your dies Kitty! A lot of depth in this scene - and well put together! Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG]
Owner: RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

pam said...

Hope your snow has gone Kitty!, gorgeous scene card you have created! love it.
Thank you for playing along with Poppystamp challenge blog.
Pam x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love the wintery look of your happy Valentine scene. Chippy certainly got a lot of good mail! All that snow...... what do you do with it all?!?!!!

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at If you give a Crafter a Cookie, good luck!!! Amy DT

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up, good luck!!! Amy DT

Brenda said...

Wow, that's a lot of snow and a very cute card! I love all your die cutting. Thanks so much for playing along with us at TCP Tuesday Challenge!

Katydid Cards said...

So adorable! Great die cuts! Thank you so much for joining us at Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge. Good luck!

Shelly said...

Yikes to all that snow! Your card is just the sweetest I love that happy little mailbox full of love :)

Thank you for sharing with us at Die Cuttin' Diva's this week.

Hetty said...

Oh your card is beautiful and so very cute!
My oh my you do have siome snow. We had two days of snow last Saturday and Sunday, but all gone and now it feels like spring.

Unknown said...

so so cute thanks for joining incy wincy

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Lovely card about love :) I love your cute letters. Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Come And Get It Challenges.
Hugs, Iwona

katieo said...

Super cute card. I love chippy with all of the halloween mail. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge.

Sandra said...

Such a darling card, the little chipmunk is so cute, and wow what a lot of snow! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Dr Sonia S V said...

OOoh your card is so adorable ...love the sky, the cute mailbox and the adorable chippy!!
Dr Sonia

Keti's Projects said...

Another cute card. I love your little love letters. And soo much snow. It looks fabulous on photos. Keti (DT Pile it On)

SewPaperPaint said...

You are living in quite the wonderland, how beautiful! What a darling card. I love the squirrel! Hugs, Autumn

Doris Klein said...

OMG.. that's very cute!!! I love the Frame, the Image and everthing of your creation. It's just amazing! And... you are living in a winter wonderland ;-) Many many snow

Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

Kleido’s BastelStüble
*Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
*DT* Die Sketchtanten

aussie aNNie said...

Magnificent card Kitty and love your snow, you are so lucky to experience this lovely work of nature....all we get is heat and humidity.... with my DT hat on, Fabulous project and love the colours and whole concept of this creation. Thanks so much for sharing at our current challenge
DT member for do-all Kreatives {aNNie}

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card, love your clouds....
That snow is amazing, here in the UK we are lucky to get an inch lol

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Purple Frog this month, good luck in the draw
Hugs Shell xx

marion said...

O wow, what a lot of snow, thank you so much for sharing those pics, it is a very nice surrounding you live in, although the snow does not sound like fun, when you want to go outside and the shuffling o my, what a lovely chippie card, like it a lot, lots of hugs and love to you and a skinrub for your lovely furbabys, xxx, Marion

Lisa said...

This is chock full of awesome! Love that cute little choppy and love all of your little touches! This is awesome!

Lisa said...

Can you tell I think it's pretty awesome?...lol!

Deanne Saunders said...

So pretty!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Alex said...

Only one word: Awesome. Love that you have not used only the typical winter colours.
Thanks for playing along with our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck!
I hope you’ll join us again for next month’s challenge.
*DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
Alex' Kreative Seite

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Do-Al(l) Kreative challenge 2, Hazel, DT x

Deborah said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for playing along with our challenge at Di's Digi Designs. We would love to see you again soon.
Deborah A

Lisbeth K said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the colorscheme and the layout. Veryclever to hide apple behind a letter :) Thanks for joining Fabrika Fantasy, good luck!
Lisbeth @ Lisbeths hobbyer
Fabrika Fantasy DT
Through The Purple Haze (owner)

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful card, love chippy!
WOW, you had a lot of snow!
Thank you for joining us at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog!
~DT Sherry x

Bastelkueken`s Kreative Welt aus Alsdorf said...

A wonderful creation - so sweet ... you have many snow....
Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge
Hugs Anja DT

Jenscrapstoo said...

Love it, so much fun and a great way to use scraps too!
Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous background and love the mailbox-wow all that snow,we haven't had any for the last two years!
Carol x
Thank you for joining us at Love To Scrap
Carol x

Marybeth said...

The snow pictures are amazing, thank you for sharing! Oh my gosh your card is adorable with that full mailbox of letters and darling critter! Thanks for joining us in the Poppystamps Challenge!

Poppystamps Blog Challenge said...

What a fun scene you created! Love the distress inky sky, treeline, stuffed mailbox, and that cute critter! Adorable!

vicky's scrapping passion said...

Another amazing card. This digital stamp is so adorable. TFS and for taking part of the Connie Can Crop challenge: stamp your heart out again. Good luck.

Julie said...

Great card, thanks for sharing with us at Cutie Pie.

Shona Hamill said...

Stunning card and fantastic design, thank you for sharing with the Cutie Pies. Hugs, Shona xx

cotnob said...

Hi Kitty, it's me again to say thank you for sharing another fabulous creation with us at Crafty Purple Frog.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

SugarShine Designs said...

Hi there! Congrats on your recent win! Your card is beyond adorable. The details in it are pretty impressive - as are your snow photos. I'm from North Dakota originally, then lived in MN before finally settling into more temperate North Carolina. You look like you might be in WI to me. Near my ND home town, the Amtrak train got stuck this week. They ran into a 25' high 200' long snow bank that formed after a storm! It took 13 hours to get it going again. It's been crazy.