Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Kitten and Mittens

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a kitty card!  This is my second holiday card of 2019 so I have met my monthly goal of 2 cards - Yay!   I'm still in winter mode so I hope to make a few more!

I did some colouring with markers for the kitty.  For the background, I made my own patterned paper using the ink smooshing technique and then stamped all the mittens.

Stamps:  Kitten, mittens, sentiment, snowflakes (Newton's Nook Sweater Weather), smaller mittens (Newton's Nook Frozen Friends)
Ink:  Background (Distress Inks Broken China, Tumbled Glass), mittens (Distress Oxide Broken China), smaller mittens (Your Next Stamp Holly Berry Red), cat (Lawn Fawn Jet Black), sentiment (Versamark)
Dies:  Waltzingmouse Stamps Scalloped Stitched Rectangles, Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles, Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Oval Frames, Die-Versions Cold Weather Wee Petites (mittens)
Other:  Ranger white embossing powder, DL.ART Christmas Red crinkle ribbon, Heidi Swapp glitter paper, Paper Source vellum (behind oval frame), snowflake sequins

I was inspired by the following 10 challenges:
Card Mania Baby, It's Cold Outside 2/3
Craft Stamper Take it Make It January AG 1/3
Crafter's Castle 13 AG Optional Fun Technique (colouring with markers, ink smooshed background) 1/4 C10
Creative with Stamps 34 Mittens (see required graphic below) 1/3 C11
Double Trouble 19 Thing 1 (warm and cozy theme, image on patterned or embossed background), Thing 2 (favourite things mittens and kitten; if using mittens join Creative with Stamps), Thing 3 (mittens and kitten) 1/4
Newton's Nook Inky Paws 88 Colours:  Red, Sky Blue, Black, and White 1/3
Simon Says Stamp Monday Use Something New (Newton's Nook Sweater Weather stamps are new, first time I'm using) 1/5
Simon Says Stamp Work-it Wednesday Something New (Newton's Nook Sweater Weather stamps are new, first time I'm using) 2/3
The Artistic Stamper January AG 2/3
The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ J919 (top row: glitter, die-cut, and blue)

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


Esther Asbury said...

Such an adorable winter card! Love the fun frame you used around your cute kitty! So happy you linked this up to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge over on THTSB!

terrie said...

What a cute card Kitty and love that you did your own background paper (one day I'll have to give that a try)...well done

Donna said...

This is just adorable. Like your darling image and the window you created along with your background you created. Like all the sparkles you added too. Glad you joined us at The House That Stamps Built this week!

Scrapper69 said...

Aww... how cute! Love the background you created and the fun winter colors!


KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so adorably cute Kitty. I adore your pretty layout & your own made backing.

Linda Simpson said...

How adorable is that kitty! Love the mittens in the background. Gorgeous card.
Linda xxx

Donna Ellis said...

My goodness! Your kitty looks all warm and cuddly in her pretty knitted garb! I wonder, do kitties really wear warm clothing in the northern areas where it becomes cold? Makes sense if doggies do! KT, your card design is lovely, with the contrasting black floor and white sentiment! Beautifully done! It is 76 in the shade right now, but tonight a light frost is expected - this yo-yoing is confusing the plants! Even the azaleas are trying to bloom! love, de

Lena said...

Super cute. Love the layout of this card. Pretty papers too.
Have a wonderful day.
Hugs ~ Lena

Verna Angerhofer said...

So super cute. I love the kitty all dressed up in the winter clothing.

Pia S said...

I was going to say I love the DP you chose to use with this cat with sweater, but then I saw you wrote you made ithe background yourself. Well done! Soon going to get started on some Christmas cards myself, I just needed a little break, but I love making them.

Michelle said...

Your doing well with your holiday cards Kitty and this is so gorgeous - Michelle x

Bunny said...

Wow! This is adorable. I love the way this little kitty looks all warm and snuggly. Great job on making your own background with stamps and ink. It turned out beautifully. I saw a challenge today I thought called Cat Lover's challenge. I would enter this little cutie. [Bunny]`

Heather said...

This is sooooo adorable!! Such a sweet image and I love your color combo! Fabulous background, too! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Andrea W said...

Wonderful die cut layers and I love the darling kitty!

Patti said...

Awwww is there anything sweeter than kittens and mittens!?! Darling card Kitty!!

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty, this is so adorable. Love your mittens. Glad that you are meeting your goal.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Ooohhhh .... I just adore this Newton Nook image, it's so sweet and feminine :D Amazing background, you did a fabulous job! Love he sparkling frame and the cute diecut mittens, and that soft bow makes the white sentiment pop!!!!
Have a lovely day! Hugs!

Gail said...

The layout is beautiful!

cotnob said...

This is adorable, lovely colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Aimeslee Winans said...

All of your kitty cards are so cute. I love the shaker look on this and your bow is perfect (my arthritic fingers are jealous!) xoxo

beckynoelle said...

this is so cute and I just love the background! Thanks for joining us for this Inky Paws Challenge!

papercraftingprincess said...

Love the background and who wouldn't love glittery mittens! Thanks for playing along with us at Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge.

2sistersproject said...

Super cute winter card!
Good use of the challenge colors.
Thanks for Linking to the Inky Paw's Challenge.

Mike DezinesbyEM said...

Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck!

Love the colors!

Hugs... Mike
Crafter's Castle

Indy's Designs said...

All the mittens in the background look wonderful with this kitty in her sweater! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Inky Paws!

Fikreta said...

Its so beautiful card!

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

awww this cat is adorable!!! the card is super cute and the color combo is probably one of my favorite!
THANK YOU for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we all hope to see you and your creative ideas soon!!
Have a great day, Zoey x

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Love this stamp set, and your coloring of the image and layout of your card is very the vellum in the frame to show off the personalized stamped background and the bow tops it off. Adorable card and certainly warms your heart. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Creative With Stamps.

Melanie R said...

Great card! As a cat lover, I am crazy about this stamp set and you used it beautifully. Thank you for playing along at the Double Trouble Challenge.

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

So cute! Wonderful creation :) Thank you for joinig in The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge

Monika Reeck said...

The kitty and the mittens is so sweet Kitty
Love your added the red bow so sweet added there
great BG too, great Job...How are you miss Kitty?
Many thanks for joining with us at January challenge 'Mittens' on Creative with Stamps
I am sorry for late comment.
Monika (Co-Creator)