Wednesday, September 11, 2013

It's Back-to-School Time, Kitty

Hello, everyone.  Today I have made a back-to-school card.

I did a lot of embossing and layering on this one.  That cute little kitty is from Digi Darla Designs called Animal Tags Kitty, and I added my own sentiment on Kitty's sign and then coloured the image with pencils.  I layered everything on the card according to the Everybody Art Challenge sketch (see bottom of blog post) and then embellished with a pencil that says "Imagination," a punched apple, ribbon and bow, gems, and butterflies.  Here are the supplies used:
  • Digi stampDigi Darla Designs - Animal Tags Kitty
  • Coloured pencils:  Prismacolor
  • Embossing folders:  Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles, Swiss Dots, and Spots & Dots
  • Die: Spellbinders Lacey Circles
  • Punches:  Butterflies (EK Success), apple (Michaels)
  • Pencil:  Fussy-cut from patterned paper (Mary & Co - Studio 18)
  • Ribbon, gems:  Dollar store
I would like to enter the following challenges:
2 Sisters - Back to School UE
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Grandparents theme 3E #2
Addicted to Stamps Anything Goes UE
Allsorts #223 Use a Butterfly 3E #1
Animal Friends Brown, Green + One Colour of Choice 3E #2
Bearly Mine #103 Fall Colour Challenge 2E #1
Brown Sugar Animals 2E #2
Card and Scrap #60 Use Dies UE
Card Makin' Mamas CMM74 For the Kids 2E #2
Country View Crafts #7 Layers UE
Crafting for all Seasons - #60 Back to School/For a Child 3E #1
Crafts-Too Challenge You Theme:  Texture / Twist:  Choose Your Style (I've added lots of texture here with embossing , ribbon, gems / my style is eclectic - but most of the time I do "cute" as in this card) UE
Crafty Little Fairies #1 Cute and Cuddly Critters 3E #3
Crafty Ribbons Challenge Anything Goes with Ribbon 5E #3
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes 3E #1
Creative Corner Challenges Child's Play 3E #2
Creative Inspirations Paint Inspired by Autumn Colours UE

Creative Moments #25 Birthday/Anything Goes 3E #2
Cuttin' and Stampin' - Back to School 3E #1
Deep Ocean #60 Good-bye Summer UE
Digi Darla's #79 Anything Goes - Back to School UE
DL.ART September Linky Anything Goes UE
Eclectic Ellapu Family Pets UE
Everybody Art Challenge #244 Sketch (see below) UE
Fairies Challenge Blog Animals UE
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #237 Make a Good Impression (dry embossing) 1E
Flutter by Wednesday's #252 Autumn Colours 1E
Great Impressions Fall Colours 3E #3
Hiding in my Craftroom Colour Challenge (see bottom of blog post) 3E #1
Jellypark Friends All about the Kids 2E #2
Just B Creative Crazy Sept. Linky Party Just Because/Anything Goes UE 1 per day
Kaboodle Doodles - Back to School 3E #1
LEJ Designs #70 Autumnal Colours 3E #1
Little Red Wagon - #201 Back to School UE
Loves Rubberstamps #69 Have a Sentiment on Front UE
Milk Coffee - Back to School 3E #1
My Sheri Crafts #118 Fall Colours UE
One Sweet Challenge Brown, Yellow, Orange, Red 1E
Papertake Weekly Child's Play 5E #1
Penny's Paper-Crafty #144 Anything Goes 3E #1
Pile It On Tic Tac Toe (see below - I choose Autumn Colours, Image, For a Child) UE
Reasonable Ribbon #79 Back to School UE
Ribbon Carousel - RCC85 Back to School UE
Sarah Hurley #84 Autumn Glow UE
Scrapbook Stamp Society #18 Anything Goes UE
Send a Smile 4 Kids Cute Halloween or Fall Cards 3E #1
Shelly's Images Roll 'em (I rolled 'em and got 5, 3, 6 - dry embossing, die/punch, my choice: butterfly) 5E #2
Simon Says Stamp Monday Embossed 5E #1
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Emboss It 5E #1
Sister Act - Anything Goes UE
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - #79 Back to School 2E #1
The Corrosive Challenge #182 All About Fall 3E #2
The Crafter's Café #28 No Designer Paper 3E #1
The Sisterhood of Crafters Use a Digital Stamp 3E #1
Through the Craftroom Door Sept.10-16 Anything Goes 2E #1
Totally Gorjuss Anything Goes UE
Tuesday Throwdown #164 Anything Goes 3E #1
Wags 'n Whiskers #112 Ribbons and Bows 2E #1
Whoopsi Daisy Fall Related (fall colours, back to school) UE
Word Art Wednesday #97 Anything Goes Uplifting Sentiment 5E #1

Thank you for looking at my card - I enjoy reading your comments.  Have a wonderful day!

Everybody Art Challenge - Sketch

Hiding in My Craftroom - Colour Challenge


  1. Ach was für eine süße Mieze. Eine klasse Karte.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
    LG Dreja

  2. Outstanding card my lovely, I love the colours you have chosen, autumn colours are by far my favourite, and what a clever little kitty going to school xxxx

  3. Love the image, great card stunning colours. Thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley's for our Autumn Glow challenge hugs txx (DT)

  4. really cute card
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  5. Gorgeous card and good luck with all those challenges !

    thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
    Lols x x x

  6. Soo cute
    Thanks for joining in this week at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge
    Hugs katie x

  7. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Jellypark. :)

  8. this is so cute and pretty.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  9. Gorgeous card and design and love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments this fortnight. Abbie xx

  10. This is a cute fall and back to school card. I like how you used the different embossing patterns on all the individual pieces.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  11. Lovely card, thanks for playing at Allsorts this week. xxx

  12. So, so cute! WOW! That's a lot of challenges! Great job! Thanks so much for joining our "September – ROLL EM" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images Store

  13. Such a sweet card, love your image and embossing, thank you for sharing at Creative Moments

    Alex (DT)

  14. Awe so so cute. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  15. The embossing really make a BIG statement. It amazes me how much oomph in can add to a card. I really like this.
    We love to see your artwork, thank you for posting with us at Word Art Wednesday. Remember you can post up to FIVE projects.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  16. So cute ,love the colours
    Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs Challenge and good luck
    Susan DT xx

  17. Great card thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck x

  18. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely embossed card with us @ My Sheri Crafts biweekly challenge!!!

  19. What a great card and a lovely little cat!

    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap :)

  20. This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘BACK TO SCHOOL’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  21. Oh wow! Love the bold colors and embossing. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  22. The three pressure embossing plates really make a cool looking background. You did an amazing job, and I'm really impressed at all the challenges you were able to incorporate. Thanks so much for including ours. It means SO MUCH to me to have you share with us, and I thank you for it. Have a blessed week.
    Word Art Wednesday - stop by to say hello sometime!

  23. gorgeous creation hun thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  24. Beautiful card!Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Greetings Kaija DT-member

  25. I'm back with a different DT hat on and I still think this card is ADORABLE! great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DEVINE DIGIS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  26. Adorable card and love those fall colors. Thanks so much playing along with us in the Sisterhood of Crafters in our "Devine Digi's" challenge.

  27. Wow! this is just adorable! The design and the ribobns! Lovely! The stamp is adorable and your coloring is wonderful!
    Thanks for joining us at the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge!
    Tammy Louise

  28. Noch ein schönes Kärtchen. Danke für´s Mitmachen bei den Animal Friends. LG Doreen

  29. I love your card and cute little kitten! Thankyou for joining the Scrapbook Stamp Society challenge! Hugs Julie DT Member x

  30. Wow, Kärtchen Nummer zwei ist auch wunderschön. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Animal Friends Cahllenge. Liebe Grüße Silvi

  31. My, that's an impressive list of challenges! Such a sweet little card too!
    Thanks for sharing it in the challenge at Crafting For All Seasons this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  32. How adorable!! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  33. Such a pretty card... love all the different textures here

    Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

  34. What a pretty "back to school" card you have made. It fits the Bearly Mine Challenge this week well of “fall colours”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  35. Many thanks for joining us over at LEJ DESIGNS CHALLENGE BLOG

    Love your card it is so adorable, and the colours are perfect for our challenge, I love all the different embossing you have done , they work great together

    Good luck

    Tina DT xxx

  36. Gorgeous card thanks for joining us at WD xx Jan

  37. Very cute card. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week

  38. Adorable card, such a sweet little image, and love the ribbons and embossing! Thanks so much for joining us for the Wags n Whiskers Challenge. :) hugs, Kimberly

  39. Absolutely darling! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :)

  40. So cute! Love all the texture! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  41. Thanks for sharing your darling image and card with us at the Corrosive Challenge Blog. This is a beautiful design.

  42. That is really an awesome embellishment you have added with this little pencil. Love it!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Faieries challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

  43. Gorgeous card and such a sweet image. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments challenge.
    Cathy xx

  44. Love your card! All the layers are fantastic!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

  45. What a cute kittie! I love the fall colors and all the texture from the embossing! Thanks for joining in the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week! Blessings! Kathy

  46. You have made a wonderful "back to school kitty" card here. Thanks for taking part in the One Sweet Challenge this month of “brown, yellow, orange and red” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stamp Design Team xxx

  47. Adorable back to school card. Thanks for playing with LRS!

  48. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine
    Good Luck, and hope you will join us again.

  49. Love love love this!! Gorgeous embossing (note to self - must use them more often!!) Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge :)

  50. so cute !! thanks for joining us at fairies challenges

  51. This is a fabulous card, such an adorable image and fabulous autumn colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

  52. Very Cute! Thanks so much for joining us at Flourishes!

  53. So cute! Thanks for playing with us this week at Cuttin and Stampin! Doris :)

  54. cute! Love all of the fabulous texture! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Flutter By Wednesday!

  55. Love your adorable card.
    Thank you for joining us at EveryBody Art Challenge.

  56. Gorgeous card Kitty, so sweet and the embossing looks fab.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    Mandy xx

  57. Such a SWEET card!! WOWY you ROCKED the challenges too! Way to go!
    Thanks You for joining us at PIO last week!
    Have a GREAT day!

  58. Beautiful "back to school" card. lovely work. Thank you for joining us at One Sweet Challenge.
    susan s
    Sweet Pea Stamps

  59. Such a cute card. I love all the textures on it. Thanks for playing along with us at Cuttin' and Stampin'.

    Tammy S.

  60. I love all of the embossing! Fantastic Card! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with TTCRD.

  61. Fabulous card and a great design. Thanks for sharing it with us at C2CU this month.

  62. Lovely project! Thank you for joining in with the September Country View Crafts challenge - we really appreciate it!