Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Happy Birthday Kitty in Basket

I was inspired to make this birthday card by the July colour challenge on the Official Magenta Blog.  I stamped the kitty in black on white cardstock, coloured with pencils, and mounted on a die-cut decorative square.  I layered patterned paper on to blue cardstock, which covered a white card base, and affixed the kitty panel with foam tape.  I stamped the sentiment in black on the bottom right-hand corner and then embellished with a triple-layered flower, a butterfly charm tied with purple string, and three pink gems.  Here are the supplies I used:
  • Stamps:  Cat in basket (Magenta), sentiment (Stampcraft)
  • Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
  • Coloured Pencils:  Prismacolor
  • Cardstock:  Recollections
  • White Card Base:  Domtar
  • Patterned PaperTrimgym's Digistamps, Papers and Images (thank you, Jo!) 
  • Die:  Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares
  • Embellishments:  Flower, butterfly charm, string, gems (Dollarama)

I would like to enter the following challenges:
A Little Bit Crafty Die-ing for It 3E #1
Bearly Mine Challenges #96 Anything Goes 2E #2
Craft Your Passion #172 Happy Birthday 3E #2
Craftin' Desert Diva's #11 Birthdays UE
Crafts 4 Eternity R#133 Inky Fingers 3E #1
Crafty Sentiments Designs Bling it On 3E #2
Crafty Creations Challenges #232 Summer 2E #1
Creatalicious #53 I Love My Pet UE
Divas by Design Anything Goes 2E #1
DL.ART Challenges July's Anything Goes UE
DRS Designs #79 Lucky Stripe 2E #2
Emerald Faeries Happy Birthday 3E #2
Eureka Stamps #49 Birthday 3E #2
Fairies Challenge Blog #9 Flowers/Summer UE
Hobbycutz #11 Summer 3E #2
Inky Impressions IIC#118 Birthdays UE
Kaboodle Doodles #181 Anything Goes 3E #1
Kreativeinkauf Stripes 3E #2
LEJ Designs #63 Cute, Cute, Cute 3E #2
Loves Rubberstamps #62 How Charming UE
Official Magenta Blog - July Colour Combo 1E #1
One Stitch at a Time #173 Use Your Favourite (my favourite embellishments are flowers and gems - I've used both) 3E #2
Paper Playtime #15 Patterned Paper 3E #2
Papertake Weekly Die-ing for a Punch 5E #3
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog #137 Bling It On 3E #2
Seize the Birthday Anything Goes Birthday UE
Simon Says Stamp and Show Celebrate - Birthdays 5E #2
Sister Act Card Challenges #16 Anything Goes UE
The Crafter's Café #21 Anything Goes 3E #1
Through the Craftroom Door July 23-29 Anything Goes 2E #2
Totally Gorjuss #193 Furtastic UE
Trimgym's Anything Summer or Christmas using Trimgym product (I used patterned paper) UE
Victorine Originals #64 Summer Colours UE
Vintage Stamping Challenges Pretty in Pink 3E #3
Whimsical Designs Pile It On (3+ layers and 2+ embellishments) 1E #1 
Word Art Wednesday #90 Anything Goes 5E #1
Thanks for looking at my card - I enjoy reading your comments!  Have a wonderful day of crafting!


  1. This must be the cutest Kitty in a basket I have ever seen. It is an absolutely lovely card.
    We appreciate your participation in our weekly AG challenge. Thank you so much for showcasing this wonderful art with us at WAW.
    Carole Robb Bisson

  2. This is too cute! Your sweet kitty is so sweetly framed and embellished. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Creations Challenges!

  3. Very cute card love the kitten. Thanks for joining the DRS designs challenge.

  4. What an adorable little kitty image on this sweet birthday card! Thanks for joining this week's challenge at DRS Designs!!

  5. Too cute!!! Love the bright colors you've chosen! So glad you stopped by Sister Act this week! Hope to see you again, soon!
    Trisha=DT Member

  6. Your card is so beautiful! Love the cute cat and the butterfly charm. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

  7. the colors are wonderful! Thanks for playing with us at Seize the Birthday!

  8. Your card is darling, and I thank you SO MUCH for sharing it in our challenge this week. I love the image and I appreciate your participation.
    Have a great week, and God bless you!
    Word Art Wednesday

  9. Fab card Karen, I love the image as well. Thanks for joining in.



  10. What a beautiful card, great work! Thank you for entering at FAIRIES this week!
    Hugs, Jackie DT Member

  11. Just the cutest image, and the flower is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us over at LEJ Designs, good luck

  12. Great card, thanks for joining in at The Crafters Cafe and good luck x

  13. Awh how cute
    Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time
    Hugs katie x

  14. What a lovely card!
    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creations with us at Hobbycutz this fortnight. Good Luck....
    Crafty Hugs

  15. Delightful image. Very nice card. Thank you for entering it in this week's birthday challenge at Inky Impressions.

  16. Aw, this is so sweet!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  17. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at Crafts 4 Eternity. Hugs x

  18. So adorable! Thank you for sharing your work and playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles Challenge blog! :)

  19. Very cute image and beautifully colored! Love your choice of papers, die cut and the overall design of the card. Thanks for joining us this week at Through The Craftroom Door and good luck!
    DT Member

  20. Jolie carte pour ce défi. Merci de ta participation.
    SylvieG - membre DT Fairies

  21. Such A Cute Card Thanks For Joining Us At Crafty Sentiments And Divas For Designs

  22. Super sweet focal image and a lovely flower. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  23. Oh is that just too cute or what?!?! So glad you played along with the Eureka! Stamps challenge this week.

  24. I love the stripes on the diagonal. They create great movement which makes me think Kitty is being gently rocked to sleep. The die cut frame sets this sweet image off beautifully. Thanks for joining our Happy Birthday challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.

  25. I absolutely love your card.. its sooo pretty.. thanks for joining the Craftin Desert Diva's birthday linky party..
    Laura GD

  26. AWE Kitty, this is delightful, hun, such a fun wee image, I do love cats me, I have 2, boxer and scamp...I am allergic to them, so take an Antihistame friends and family think I am nuts. With my DT hat on, would like to thank you for playing along with us at LEJ Designs this week, good luck xxx

  27. How sweet!! Thank you for playing along with the Inky Impressions Challenge!
    Danni-Inky Impressions DT

  28. I love the bright colors! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  29. Great creation thank you for joining in the Kaboodle Challenge and good luck-Sharon DT

  30. Lovely card, loving the nice bright colours and the cute kitty. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  31. super sweet :) Thanks for joining us on Seize the Birthday.

  32. OMGosh this is so super cute and I love the cute butterfly charm. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  33. Such a cute image and really love this color combo. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments and Inky Impressions this week:)

  34. Eine wundervolle Karte! Danke für´s Mitmachen bei der Kreativeinkauf-Challenge.

    LG Dreja

  35. how cute! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

    Cut One Designs by Robin

  36. Just a lovely kitten, thanks for joining us at Flonz Craft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

  37. Cute card! Love that adorable kitty. Best of luck in the Magenta challenge.:)

  38. Beautiful cards with fab colours and details...thanks for joining Divas by Design!
    xxx Margreet

  39. Oh this is adorable. Love the design with the cat and the big flower and charm. Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Inky Impressions xx

  40. What a sweet card. Thanks for playing at CCCB.

  41. Very sweet card! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

  42. Another beautiful card. Love this cute image and amazing flower.
    Thank you for joining us at Hobbycutz “Summer” Challenge and we hope to see you again.

  43. Wonderful card! so cute! Thanks for playing with "Hobbycutz" this week. Good luck.

  44. A very cute card - thanks a lot for playing with us at Kreativeinkaufchallenge -
    hugs Andrea