Monday, November 18, 2013

Kitty Memories

Hello, everyone.  Today I have made another kitty card.  This one is a bit more meaningful because the rubber stamp I chose today reminds me of my beloved Muffin, who passed away 9 years ago.  I ended up adding a little photo of Muffin in a tiny frame.  The sentiment (which was a freebie from A Piece of Heart Blog) says, "A memory is a keepsake of time that lives forever in the heart," and that is so true, isn't it.  Muffin was my first fur-baby and I had him for 18 wonderful years.  I still miss him. 

The rubber stamp is from Magenta but it is out of print now.  It was the November 2010 Cat of the Month stamp named Angel, and I coloured it with my Prismacolor pencils.  I really went to town with the embellishments today.  I used some fall flowers from my stash, some decorative ribbon, and lots of gems.  I also added three kitty die-cuts that I made with my new cat dies that I received for my birthday last month.  I was inspired by my new bloggy friend Marion at marions-scrapkaarten - she adds little kitty die-cuts to many of her cards and it looks so cute that I wanted to try it too.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes 3E #2
Baffies Kreativladen All Allowed 1E
Card Mania Autumn Colours 3E #1
Cards Galore Animals UE
Crafty Ribbons Anything Goes with Ribbon 5E #4
Created with Love Anything Goes Papercraft 3E #1
Creative Fingers Anything Goes Optional Paper Piecing 3E #2
Creative Inspirations Paint Anything Goes UE
DL.ART November Anything Goes UE
Flower Love Delice November Memories UE
Heck of a Challenge In the Frame (the stamp is framed, and I added a tiny photo frame charm) 1E
Hiding in my Craftroom Die Cuts 3E #1
Jo's Scrap Shack Anything Goes UE
Just Be Creative Crazy November Anything Goes UE 1E/day
Just Inspirational Challenges Autumn/Fall Colours 4E #3
Lady Bug Crafts Autumn Colours 3E #3
Magenta - The Official Blog November Fall Colours 1E
MFP Speedy TV Nail Art (I was inspired by the colours - see photo below) 5E #1
Moving Along with the Times Furry Friends 3E #3
My Craft Creations Anything Goes UE
My Mum's Craft Shop #11 Autumn Colours 3E #3
One Stitch at a Time Anything Goes 3E #2
Penny Black and More November Anything Goes - No Digis 3E #1
Penny's Paper-crafty Add a Sentiment 3E #3
Robyn's Fetish Use Metal - Real or Faux (metal photo frame charm) 3E #2
Savvy Handmade Cards Pumpkin Photo  Inspiration (see below -I was inspired by the fall colours) 1E
Scrapper's Delight Anything Goes 2E #2
Scribble and Scrap Always Anything Goes 3E #2
Scribbles Designs Remembrance with Optional Fancy Folds 3E #1
Simon Says Stamp Monday It's a Mystery (the mystery is how I completed the card without crying) 5E #1
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
Sparkles Monthly Animals 3E #1
Stamp and Create Feathers or Leaves (see leaves on image) 4E #1
Stampin' for the Weekend Autumn/Fall Colours 1E
Sweet Pea Stampers Let us Remember/Thinking of You 3E #1
The Corrosive Challenge Fur and Feathers 3E #3
The Crafter's Café Embellish Like a Crazy Person 3E #3
The Emerald Faeries Ribbon/Lace and Bling 3E #3
The Scrapbooking Queen Colour Challenge (see colours below) 5E #1
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment 5E #5

The Scrapbooking Queen Colour Challenge
Savvy Handmade Cards Photo Inspiration

MFP Speedy TV Inspiration Photo
Thank you for looking at my card - I enjoy reading your comments.  Wishing you a wonderful day of crafting!


Chana said...

Wow, the coloring on the cat is so looks like really fur. More like a photgraph than a stamped image! Nice fall colors and compositon! Thanks for leaving this at our house here at 613 Avenue Create!

aussie aNNie said...

Kitty, you have made the most awesome replica of your beloved pet, awesome card. Hope your 'surprise' arrives soon...luv aNNie xxxx

Sharon ~ A Piece Of Heart said...

Wow! The colors on this card really pop. So pretty! You did an amazing job coloring the cat. It looks so real I thought it was a photograph. Great job! Thanks for using one of my sentiments and showcasing it so beautifully.

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Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. I love the little photo. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers

Dewi Lestari said...

Great card! Thanks for joining at Heck of a Challenge: In The Frame

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Kitty! I recognized the image right away! Isn't it amazing? Love the garden you have created for this sweet "jungle" kitty, and the pretty doo-dads added on the borders, too! hugs, de

paper fun said...

Isn't he a sweetie!! Very bright and colorful. So pretty.

Thanks for joining our pearl challenge at Creative Card Crew.


wannabcre8tive said...

What a fabulous card, the kitty looks so life like. It looks a lot like one of the kitties in your picture on the side bar. I know how you must miss Muffin every day. Our fur babies will always be in our heart no matter how long they have been gone. Thanks, for joining us for the Speedy TV Inspiration challenge.

brenda said...

Your card is absolutely Divine, such lovely work.

B x

jane stillman said...

Fabulous colours and design, love the sentiment too. Thank you for joining in the Scribble and Scrap challenge, good luck

Hazel said...

How lovely to include a photo of muffin and what a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing this for The Sweet Pea Stampers 'let's remember' challenge - hope to see more of your lovely crafting soon - Hazel, Design Team x

Doreen said...

Love this,great image and

marion said...

Pure Kitty cuteness, hugs, Marion

Karenladd said...

Oh this is just wonderful! I am also a cat lover so this tugged at my heart!

Avril Ann said...

Beautiful card, Kitty, love this hun, left a mention on my blog for you, today, hugs hun xxx

Mary Ann said...

WOW!Beautiful card!!!Love the image,great coloring!!!

Planetsusie said...

How beautiful! I love this image so much and your design is perfect. The colours are lovely and really suit that gorgeous cat! Love that little picture of Muffin, what a treasure.

Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this week, looking forward to seeing you again.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT member

Stephanie M. said...

cute card :) love the kitty!! thanks for joining penny's challenge this week!

Hazel said...

A beautiful card and that cat colouring is gorgeous. I love cats too so I'll have to look out for that little cat die. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Samantha Siemers Ratliff said...

Our little fuzzy sweeties just stay in our hearts forever! Wonderful card!

Kelly Lloyd said...

Great make. Thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons
Hugs Kelly

Lozzy T said...

Beautiful card and colours. Love Muffin in the frame..Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers and hoping to see you again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

Penny Nantell said...

What a great card. Looks just like my kitty. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. PennyRae DT

Amy A said...

Wow! This is AMAZING! Love your coloring on the image and that charm is perfect for our "Metal" Challenge this week. Thank you for joining us this week at Robyn’s Fetish Challenges.


Dan said...

Great card and a lovely keepsake of your beloved Muffin. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Corysnana1 said...

Beautiful stamp and card. Thanks for linking up with us at the Sister Act Challenge Blog.

PaperDaisies said...

Such a sweet card. Love the rich colours used. Thank you for joining us over at Ladybug Crafts. Hugs Nina

Xiaobo Huang said...

beautiful stamp, gorgeous layout and super colour combinations, great image you used and love that you have shared it with us at the

Andrea W said...

A very pretty and heartfelt card! I'm an avid cat lover myself and know how hard it is to loose your first fur baby. Your card makes a wonderful keepsake. Thanks for sharing your creation at Savvy Handmade Cards.

Deborah Adams said...

Your card is beautiful and I like how you added the picture of your baby Muffin. Sorry to hear about your loss, it's always hard losing a little four legged baby. It's awesome that you made a beautiful keepsake to cherish your memories. Thanks for inspiration and joining us at OSAAT.
Deborah – OSAAT DT

Roberta Swisher said...

What a beautiful card and wonderful way to celebrate your love of sweet Muffin. Thanks so much for sharing this week at HIMCR. We hope to see you back very soon!
Hiding in My Craft Room Design Team
Queen Bee Paper Crafts

Manon @ Kasimodo said...

Superbe carte dans de jolies couleurs automnales!
Merci de ta participation au défi Magenta et bonne chance!!!

Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar said...

Lovely card and a beautifull way to remember your kitty. Thank you for joining at Sweet Pea Stampers "Remember/thinking of you". We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member Sweet Pea Stampers

Kathy Bradley said...

Your coloring is totally awesome and your card is gorgeous! We will always keep our fur babies in our hearts each day. Thank you so much for joining us at SpeedyTV's Inspiration Challenge and hope to see you again soon.

Leikkaan Mervi said...

fabulous cat stamp, love it, beautiful card.
thank you for sharing at penny black and more;-))m

Mariëtte said...

What a lovely cat card, love all the details
Thanks for joining the Magenta challenge

craftygranny said...

Hi Kitty , Love the card . Your cat is beautiful even though as you know i'm scared of cats lol . Your cat muffin looked a cutie pie too. Love all the embellishments . Thanks for sharing at scrappers delight . Hugs trisha xxx

Denise Goeldner said...

Smashing card, I'm a big fan of cats (have 2 of my own), you've done a supberb job. Thanks so much for joining us over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges, good luck and hope to see you next time
~ Denise DT ~

nwilliams6 said...

Wow! This is a very meaningful creation. I can tell Muffin still holds a big place in your heart and you showed this beautifully here! Love the little picture you added and your embellishments are wonderful! Thanks for joining us in the MFPSpeedyTV Inspiration Challenge!

verybellemakes said...

I can really see a similarity between Muffin and the stamped image! Hope it brought some lovely memories to mind :-) Thanks for sharing at OSAAT and good luck in our challenge.

Victoria (DT OSAAT)

Ingrid Mason said...

Oh Kitty, what a wonderful tribute to your very special friend Muffin. I can really see the love you'll always carry in your heart in the pure beauty of this very special card. I love the framed photograph. Kitty, you know how much joy I receive from your wonderful talent but I hope you won't mind me saying that you have surpassed yourself with this card. I'm feeling very overwhelmed my friend. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

Love crafts forever said...

So sorry about your Kitty, but how you have such a lovely memory Art. It's beautiful.
Thank you so much for playing with out challenge this week at One Stitch At A Time. Hope to see you next week.
DT Nataliya

Sherry said...

Beautiful Card .. Love The Metal Embellie . Thanxx For Joining Us At Robyn's Fatish Challenge # 186 Use Metal Real Or Faux. Good Luck
Sherry @ Robyn's Fetish DT

Miss Emerald said...

Very beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a super sweet card...and lovely memorial to your dear cat who is with you in your heart. I love all the embellies you used too. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week. Good luck.


Lexie said...

Just beautiful! Muffin was gorgeous. Still miss all the cats and dogs we've lost over the years. It actually feels like they're still a big part of my life even though some of them died over 30 years ago.

Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Kitty, I like the images and the design, Thanks for joining in with us at Heck of a challenge, Good Luck.
kevin xx

Valou ALLARD said...

Very beautiful card! I love the cat! thanks for playing with "Robyn's Fetish Challenge" this week. Good luck. !

linda said...

This is such a colourful and pretty card! Wow, 18 years is a long time to have a pet - so many memories. Thank you for sharing your story and your creation with us this month at penny black and more.

DonnaMundinger said...

Sooo bummed that the stamp is no longer available. Looks just like my Goliath. Love your card and your tribute to Muffin. Congrats on your win at Corrosive Challenge. Well deserved. xxD

Greta said...

This is precious! Wonderful way to remember your sweet kitty!

Sandy Sommerfeld said...

What a sweet remembrance of your beloved Muffin....thank you for sharing it with us....

Thanks for joining us at Scribbles Designs...

Sandy S
~ Scribbles Designs~

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our SCRIBBLES DESIGNS challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Christelle Lebeau said...

merci de ta participation j'espere que tu as recu ton lot du mois dernier merci de me tenir au corant

Helene Siermans said...

This is a very special card indeed! Like it a lot!
Thanks for playing with us at Scribbles Design! Good luck!

Rebecca said...

Hi i love your card ! its so cute ! Thank you for joining us at Sparkles this month we hope to see you again !

Love From Rebecca xx

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Hey Kitty, I love your card. I saw it when I was over at SD. Interestingly enough, my very first cat was also called Muffin although she was female and pure white. She has now been gone more than 20 years. Your card is a sweet tribute to your fur baby.