Thursday, October 24, 2019

Kitty Sending Warm Thoughts

Hello again! I'm back with another card for the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop!  I just can't help myself! I love cats!


I went with a holiday card this time featuring Newton's Nook Sweater WeatherNewton's Nook has sponsored the Cat Lovers Hop every year for the five years of the hop - thank you!


I started by colouring the adorable sweater kitty and mittens with my markers (Bic Mark-its and Dollarama Crafts) and then fussy-cutting.  Next I created the inky background with Distress Oxides on photo paper.  I layered several blues using the watercolour ink-smooshing technique and then dried in between each colour. It's best to work from lightest colour to darkest, but I didn't. When finished, it had a dull appearance but when wiped with a baby wipe, it became vibrant like you see here. I first saw this technique on a video here

Next I die-cut the snowy oval (Memory Box Flurry Snowflake Frame) and then I dry-embossed it (Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow).  I hand-cut a snowbank from white glitter cardstock (ColorBok) and layered it on the blue panel and then adhered the snowflake frame on top.  Next I adhered the sweater kitty and the mittens, adding a die-cut bow from my stash.   I heat-embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set in white on a dark-blue scrap and adhered it at the bottom right.  Lastly I added three dark-blue snowflake sequins.

I would also like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Critters 5/5; A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; A2Z Scrapbooking Holidays 1/5; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Add a Flower UE; Cute Card Thursday Sparkles (see glitter cardstock for snowbank) UE; Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday Stamp It 3/3; Lost Coast Designs Pets and Stamping UE; Newton's Nook Inky Paws 109 Holiday Mix-up - Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas 2/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 2/3; Show Us Your Pussycats Furrything Goes UE; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge ~ O2319; The Outlawz Festive Friday Christmas 1/4; Word Art Wednesday 410-411 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 3/5



Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day - and Happy Hopping!

53 comments:

mandysea said...

Oh My! Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the inky technique with a babywipe! What a lovely end result! The kitty is the cutest in its little sweater... love the winter scene. Sweet!

Monika Skinner said...

This is so cute! Love the little kitty with the knitted coat.

scrAPpamondo said...

Awwww.... This is one of my favourite cards by you!!! Really LOVE so very much the super cute sweater kitty, your amazing colouring in shades of blue and the matching amazing DO background, as well the Flurry Snowflake frame, the mittens, the snowflakes sequins and the sentiment. A SUPER card!!
I have to use the DO technique on photo paper, it looks really so special!
BIG hugs! :)

Susan Renshaw said...

This is lovely! Love the blue and lacy edging!

KT Fit Kitty said...

I'm having fun at the Cat Lovers Hop, and I'm commenting on every card, even my own hehe!

DonnaMundinger said...

What a winter wonderland you've created here, KT! I think this is one of my fave kitty stamps with that cute hat and the mittens are a purr-fect addition. Super background, too. I'll have to look up that technique. I've hardly used my Distress Oxides. Not even sure what colors I have. xxD

Laurie said...

This is just too cute. Your background is great and I love the die cut you used. Cute mittens and kitten stamps and great coloring. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge.

Leslie said...

Perfection! The white on that gorgeous blue background looks amazing!
Hugs,
Leslie
Love To Scrap 2

Bunny said...

Oh, Kitty, this is so lovely. What a fantastic job you did on this. I love the layers and the great color of the background. Super cute image from Newton's Nook. [Bunny]`

deep into the darkness peering said...

What a beautiful winter scene for that delightful kitty to play in! Lovely colors!

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty that is so sweet and perfect for the challenge. I used to put sweaters on one of our cats once she was over 20 years old and was losing weight just to keep her warm. She passed quite some time ago. I think that she appreciated them.
One the foil cards I got the Minc Mini Foil Applicator which is like a laminator. My instructor said that not all laminators work with foils. She sold a laminator for about $40 and the Minc which is by Heidi Swapp is $80. It works great for the foil cards! Wished that you lived closer and could come over to play with me.

New Creations said...

This is my fave one of yours! I love the Kitty image putting sweater, so cute! You did an awesome job!
Have a wonderful day!

ike said...

Eeee ! That is just adorable. Great die cut frame and your colouring rocks :-D
Did you hear that Newton from Newton's Nook has died ? :-(

Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
Also visiting from the Cat Lovers Hop.

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Karenladd said...

When I saw this on the Cat Lovers Hop, I just gasped at how beautiful it is! I LOVE that kitty in her sweater, and the snowflake die frame is gorgeous. You used my favorite color combo of blue and white as well, so this is a real favorite.

cotnob said...

A fabulous card, such a cute kitty and great design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Tink said...

Beautiful card, Love the white and blue!

Fiona said...

How gorgeous is this ! I'm loving this cat blog hop and meeting everyone - thank you for the kind comment on my blog x

Barbara Godden said...

Adorable kitty and a gorgeous card, great design.

Donna said...

This is gorgeous!like the lacey frame and your fabulous background. Thanks for sharing the video, I can't wait to try this! Darling image too dear friend.

Becca Yahrling said...

This is absolutely stunning, my friend!! Love all the puurty details.

jimlynn said...

Cute little kitty and framed out so pretty.
Lynn

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so cute & pretty Kitty.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Fikreta said...

gorgeous card!
love it! love Newton!
so sad that he passed away...
thank you so much for visiting my blog during the hop.
I know you have lots things to do and I realy appriciate you take time and comment.
hugs

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my!!! I'm melting down for the cuteness of your card!!!
In particular way because I've just heard that little Newton is passed away some days ago....

NanaConnie said...

Precious image, Kitty, and great die cut frame! Love the blue and white combo. :-D

Patti said...

Your card is delightful!! I love the wintry blues : )

Have a wonderful weekend friend! Stay warm : )

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a darling card and i love the blues. This is fantastic! That kitty is a cutie!

Donna Ellis said...

This is darling! I love those amazing blue tone, Kitty! So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Hope to see more of your creations in the future.
Crafty Smiles,
Donna
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Mrs A. said...

Kitty , this is soooooo cute. I love your design. Hugs Mrs A.

Suzanne H said...

Another wonderful die cut against the blue. And your kitty looks so snug and warm in his blue sweater and hat.

Janis said...

Another gorgeous creation, Kitty! Newton is so sweet all bundled up. That lovely snowflake frame is beautiful against your awesome blue background. Love it!!
Thank you so much for playing along in the #2019CatLoversHop!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Awww . . . .this is sooooo adorable!! Love the cute little kitty and that fabulous die cut you used to frame him! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Indy's Designs said...

The background is fabulous! A wonderful holiday card! So glad you shared this sweet card with us at Inky Paws!
Hugs,
Debbie

Vivian Foo said...

Love your background done.

Carole J said...

Kitty, this is another striking, eye-catching card. The snowy oval die is gorgeous and looks more lovely because of the dry embossing. Your kitty looks fabulous in his winter sweater against the inky sky and snowbank. Very beautiful work! xx

Dotty Jo said...

Another adorable card, KT and a sweet kitty - love the colour combo and frame too, Jo x

Beverly S. said...

Beautiful card! You are making me want this stamp set!!! Also love that snowflake frame.

Esther Asbury said...

Aww...what a sweet kitty card! Love the way you framed your kitten! So happy you linked up to the Anything Goes challenge on THTSB!

Andrea W said...

That snowy oval is so pretty and I love the monochrome color scheme. Delightful card!

Crafting With Jack said...

Love your winter kitty, fabulous colours x

Karen Letchworth said...

Newton looks so snuggle and sweet, and I absolutely LOVE your colors. The mittens are darling! Thanks so much for sharing in our challenge at Word Art Wednesday. You're such a faithful participant, and I appreciate your art so much. Please join us again soon, and have a blessed week!

Stay creative!
Karen Letchworth
Word Art Wednesday
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts said...

Oo I love your card, he looks so cosy!
Jenny xx
Visiting from the Cat Lovers Hop
https://gingerninjacrafts.wordpress.com/

Jennifer Scull said...

Oh my goodness, such sweetness! I love both the bg and that gorgeous snowflake die. Of course the adorable kitty steals the show! :)

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful colors and textures! Love Newton!

Sue D said...

So cute. I like the snowy framing.

Cindy C. said...

Darling card!! Thank for linking up to our October challenge gallery at a2z Scrapbooking.

TracyM #6773 said...

CUTENESS GALORE!
LOVE your sweet kitty image, colours and colouring, such a delightful winter scene!
Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck with your entry :)

Arlene said...

I don't think I've ever seen a kitty dressed up like this. Love the colors. Adorable card. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

Karen L K said...

That is a very nice card! The kitty is so cute, the frame is very pretty and that background looks great too! Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.

2sistersproject said...

What a lovely winter card!
Thanks for linking to the Inky Paw's Challenge.
Hugs
Diane

Ellibelle said...

What an adorable card!
Thank you much for taking the time to join in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

Catie Cuddles said...

How cute!
Thank you for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog.
Sorry I am a little late in visiting... but better late than never!
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

ionabunny said...

So cute. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge. Hugz