Saturday, January 4, 2014

Kitty Valentine

Hello, everybody.  Welcome to my newest followers - so happy to have you - I hope you like what you see.  This is my first card of 2014, and it is a Valentine.  Just look at the cute little image from Bugaboo Digi Stamps - he's called Valentine Critter - Kitty.  I won him months ago and thought he'd be perfect for this Valentine card.

From now on, you will see more bows on my cards - I received not one, but two, bow makers for Christmas:  the Craft-Dee BowZ and the Zutter Bow-It-All.  I love them both so much and plan to use one or the other as much as possible.  You'll have to guess which bow maker I used here, hehe.

I coloured the image with my Prismacolor pencils and mounted according to the sketch at Little Miss Muffet Challenges:

Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Sketch
Here are the other products I used:
  • DP:  Paperbilities
  • Cardstock:  Recollections
  • Ribbon:  May Arts
  • Accents:  Heart paperclip (Loblaws), sentiment sticker, heart gems, charm, pink twine (Dollarama), heart button (thrift store)
I would like to enter the following challenges:
2 Creative Chicks Anything Goes UE
A Creative Romance Something New (used brand-new bow maker) 3E #1
A Gem of a Challenge Something New (used brand-new bow maker) UE
A Little Bit Crafty Celebrate (Valentine's Day) 3E #1
Ali-Craft Anything Goes 3E #1
Allsorts Free and Easy 3E #1
Allways Something Creative Something New (used brand-new bow maker) 1E
Art Impressions Expect the Unexpected/Use Something from your Stash (two items that qualify - the heart paperclip and heart button - I've had them for years and first time I've used) 2E #1
Brown Sugar Use Ribbon or Twine 2E #1
Card Makin' Mamas Anything Goes 2E #1
Cards Galore Anything Goes 3E #1
Catch the Bug (Bugaboo) Anything Goes (used Bugaboo image) 3E #1
Challenges 4 Everybody Anything Goes UE
CRAFT Anything Goes 5E #1
Craft Mojo All Things New (used brand-new bow maker) UE
Craft-Dee BowZ Anything Goes with Handmade Bow UE
Crafting by Designs Anything Goes UE 
Crafty Calendar Let's Celebrate (Valentine's Day) 3E #1
Crafty Hands Anything Goes 3E #1
Creative Craft Challenges2 Anything Goes 3E #2
Creative Moments Anything Goes 3E #1
Cute Card Thursday Banish the Blues (humour - I think this kitty is funny with his tail balloon) UE
Cuttin and Stampin Anything Goes with Something New (used brand-new bow maker) 3E #2
Digi Designs Challenge Celebrations (Valentine's Day) 3E #1
Digitally 'Sweet' Challenges Anything Goes UE
DL.ART January Linky Challenge UE 1/day
Fairytale Challenge Recycling (recyled the white heart button from thrift store) UE
Flat Friends Anything Goes 1E
Heck of a Challenge New (used brand-new bow maker) 1E
Inky Impressions Anything Goes UE
Jellypark New Beginnings - New Crafting Stash (used brand-new bow maker) 2E #1
Just B Creative Crazy January Just Because Linky Party UE 1/day
Just Inspirational Challenges Anything Goes 3E #2
Kaboodle Doodles Anything Goes 3E #3
Let's Craft and Create Let's Celebrate UE
Little Miss Muffet Challenges Sketch UE
Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday Linky 1E
Loves Rubberstamps New Year's Resolution - to use my patterned paper UE
Milk Coffee Celebrations 3E #1
MFP Speedy TV Inspiration Photo - Jacket (see below - I was inspired by the pink) 5E #1
My Mum's Craft Shop Love 3E #1
My Time to Craft Music or Movie Influence (song "My Funny Valentine") UE
One Crazy Stamper Anything Goes 5E #1
Open-Minded Crafting Use New Toy/New Technique (used brand-new bow maker) 3E #1
Paper Makeup Stamps Digi Makeover Challenge - Anything Goes UE
Pile it On P is for... Prismacolor pencils, pink, paper UE
Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Anything Goes UE
Polkadoodles Week 1 Anything Goes 2E #1
Really Reasonable Ribbon Pink and Ribbon 6E #1
Seemacrafts Anything Goes 1E
Send a Smile 4 Kids Valentines 4 Kids 3E #1
Shelly's Images Out with the Old/In with the New (used brand-new bow maker) 5E #1
Simon Says Stamp Something New (used brand-new bow maker) 5E #1
Simply Create Too Anything Goes 3E #1
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
Sweet Pea Stampers Anything Goes 3E #1
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Anything Goes UE
The Crafter's Cafe Animal Friends 3E #1
The Crafting Cafe Anything Goes 1E
The Pink Elephant Anything Goes UE
Through the Craftroom Door Always Anything Goes 2E #2
Totally Gorjuss Ribbon UE
Whoopsi Daisy Celebrations (Valentine's Day) UE
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment 5E #1
Your Next Stamp Inspiration Photo (see below - I was inspired by the hearts) 3E #1

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


  1. Great card. LOVE the colors and layers. Adorable image. Thanks for linking up in my Just Because Linky Party!!

    Be blessed, Beckie
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  2. Your mattes add such pizzazz to the layout and colors are sweet.. The heart on his foot is adorable. Thank you for sharing this beautiful creation with us at Word Art Wednesday. I want to pray for ‘Multiplied Blessings’ including, but not limited to Peace, Prosperity and Health to you and your whole household during the 12 months in 2014.
    Carole Robb Bisson

  3. What a cute card. Thank you for sharing this card at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and hope to see you again. Sylvia

  4. This is SO CUTE!!!! I love that sketch. That little kitty is ADORABLE! I love that ribbon :o And the charm and the little gem hearts LOL Wow!! WAY CUTE!!!!!!!! I love it! I'm so glad you joined in our 1st challenge :) I couldn't wait to see what you would come up with!! Everything you make is WONDERFUL!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

  5. A very cute card. Love the layout, the cute kitty and the pretty green ribbon. You did a fabulous job on it. Thank you, for joining us for the Speedy TV Inspiration challenge.

  6. Lovely card!!! Love all the embellishments and layering. And that bright green bow really sets it off. Pink/green is always a favorite combination of mine.

  7. Super cute!! I love all the embellishments! Congrats on all your recent wins!

  8. wow fabulous card! And that bow is just gorgeous! Glad you got to use your new toy!!! Not sure at all which one it was that you used lol

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky

  9. I just adore the kitty image, Kitty. Fab coloring! Terrific take on that sketch. I'm just so excited that you joined us for the first Open-Minded Crafting Fun challenge. Good luck, and I hope we're going to see you playing regularly. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

  10. such a wonderful card, Kitty! the colors look great, but more... I really REALLY love the sketch you followed with the great layers! TWO bow makers? no wonder your bows look fabulous - I was going to mention just that, and I love what you have done with that bow. Can you tell me privately which bow maker you prefer please? hugs, de

  11. Fabby card Kitty and you will use your bow maker/s a lot. My hubby made mine and I use it all the time..xx

  12. Lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at ASC.
    Hugs stine

  13. Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us over at Jellypark this challenge. Good luck in the draw!

    Lisa xox
    papercraftbliss - my blog

  14. How very pretty Kitty and what a delightful image.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  15. Great card, cute image & fab layout!

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
    Happy New Year
    Hugs Shell xx

  16. What a beautiful creation, thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge #10 anything goes, we would love you to join in with us next week.....
    Suzy B (Owner)

  17. Happy new year . Lovely valentines card such a cute kitty . thank you for joining in over at seemacrafts

  18. Totally adorable image & design! Thanks so much for joining our "January – Out with the Old, In with the New" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images Store

  19. That´s a very cute card! I love it! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  20. Owwww this is very very sweet, hugs, Marion

  21. This is so adorable and I love how you used this sketch. Great New Years Resolution. I am still trying to use some stash with some new, lol. Thanks for Playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  22. Cute card
    Thanks for joining in this week at Inky impressions challenge.
    Hugs katie x

  23. Kitty, what a sweet card.Like your pretty DP you've used. Very pretty bow on that card, too. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  24. This is so very sweet, what a lovely image and layout. Thank you for taking part in our latest challenge at LCC once again.

  25. Thank you for joinin in our first challenge of 2014 'Anything Goes' over on the SeemaCrafts Challenge

    What a colourful card with those pastel tones. I really like pink and green together and this is a great example why. Great image and embellishments.

    I hope you will pop back to join in more of our monthly challenges, maybe pop into the online shop while your there.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx DT Member

  26. Thanks for sharing this lovely card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 10: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  27. Such a cute card!! I love the colours you've used, that gorgeous image, and all the lovely hearts :-) Thank you so much for joining us over at Flat Friends, Em xx

  28. Cute card!!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers this time and good luck in the drawing!!!

  29. Fantastic layout and I love that little Kitty! Fabulous valentine card. Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge #1 and Good Luck! xx

  30. such a cute card so sweet love colours and layout, what a fab card love it an the inside too is awesome , thanks for joining OPCF challenge & good luck x

  31. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge xxx

  32. Great Card. Lovely colour scheme with a super cute image.
    Thanks for playing along at MTTC this week.

    Jo :)

  33. This is so cute! And your bow does, indeed, look fabulous! Enjoy your new toys! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  34. Such a sweet Valentine's card! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our latest challenge!
    Claire xx
    SCT DT

  35. Wonderful job, love that bow, and the charm very cute! Nice image, and colored so lovely. Thanks for playing our Anything Goes Challenge at One Crazy Stamper!
    Leanne DT@One Crazy Stamper

  36. Sweet kitty image and pretty bow! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Loves Rubber Stamps Challenges and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations again soon. Have a beautiful week! Laura

  37. A very Cute Card. I love the colour pallet. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge. Happy New Year. Katie DT Polkadoodles.xx

  38. I love this sweet little card! The kitty is so cute! Thanks for playing along with 2 Creative Chicks!
    2 Creative Chicks

  39. What a sweet card! Love this image and the bow and charm is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Just inspirational Challenges!

  40. So pretty and lovely colour choice, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week. xxx

  41. Very cute card. Love the colours and you have aced that sketch. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps and good luck with your dsp resolution.


  42. Adorable creation! Thanks for playing along with us at Milk Coffee!!

  43. This is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday.

  44. Thank you so much for joining us this week for our Word Art Wednesday challenge. It's a delight to have you there sharing your lovely inspiration. We welcome you to join us every week. Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

  45. Wow, look at all the challenges you entered, good for you!! Love your take on the sketch and your card is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenges!


  46. Such a cute card - thaks for joining us at My Time To Craft!

  47. What a sweetie with all the hearts, including the one on his paw! Such a fun card and what a great take on the LMMS Sketch. Thanks for joining in the fun with us!!!

    Plus, you also played along with YNS...your card is perfect for this month's inspiration challenge :>) Thanks for linking up at YNS too!

  48. Lovely card, hun! Thanks for joining us at Milk Coffee! Good luck!


  49. So cute! I love the heart shaped paper clip! Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

  50. adorable card! so glad you could join us at catch the bug this week!

  51. This is an adorable card, I love the pink and green combination.
    Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

  52. Hello my gorgeous friend, hope you are doing well, and the New Year so far is being kind to you...loving this card, as ever, your Kitties are amazing, love the soft colours here, thank you for sharing with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun, best of luck xxx

    ps thank you for continuing to support me on my blog, now that everyone is back to work, school, etc, I am hoping to get into more normal blog and hugs always my friend xxx

  53. What a sweet card. I just love it. Way to go on getting two bow makers...I don't even have one yet !!

    Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week. Good luck. Hope to see you again.

    Lynn, BSCB DT

  54. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'anything goes' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  55. What a sweet card. I think valentines are so much fun. I just pulled out all my papers and embellies and can't wait to get started. This is great and thank you for sharing with us at Bugaboo this week.

  56. just popping by to thank you for entering our challenge at Allsorts with your lovely project!

  57. Also, Thank you for joining in with the challenge at The Crafting Café. Sammy-x

  58. Really sweet. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  59. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe and good luck.

  60. Pretty card. Love the colour and the image. Thank you for joinimg us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

  61. I love this card! Your kitty is darling, your ribbon is gorgeous and the whole thing has a super old-fashioned Valentine look. I am so sorry I am late commenting again. Thanks for joining us in the MFPSpeedyTV Inspiration challenge!

  62. Lovely card for the "Let's Celebrate" challenge at Di's Digi Designs
    Hope you can join us next time too, Donna ♥

  63. Very cute card and image. Really darling. thanks for joining us at CTB for our ATG challenge.

  64. a pretty Kitty love it ,Thanks for joining our first challenge of the year for anything goes at Seemacrafts challenge blog, Love Pauline, DT Member xx

  65. Ah, cute card. Thanks for sharing over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, Monica, DT

  66. Sweet card thank you for joining seemacrafts challenge
    Jakki (craftyjak) x

  67. Wonderful Creation.
    Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun.

  68. Love your project thank you so much for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at CTB hope to see you again very soon!

  69. Lovely cute card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers

  70. Thanks for joining is with the CraftyHands Challenge, WOW what a wonderful card.

    Well don Becka B DT member x

  71. Cute!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!!

  72. Adorable card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  73. A fabulous card, your bow looks great...thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge!
    Helen x

  74. Goodness gracious, that's a lot of challenges! Such an adorable card! Thanks for playing with us at YNS!

  75. What a fabulous creation! Thanks for sharing in our monthly Anything Goes challenge at Crafting By Designs this month. Remember you can play again, hope to see you soon! Mo CBD DT xxx

  76. Love the colour scheme! Thanks so much for joining us at Jellypark! Hope you will stop by for our new challenge starting today!

  77. Fantastic card very cute love the ribbon. Thank you for joining in over at seemacrafts i hope you will join in many more

  78. Awwwww, what a super cute image and your card design is great!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.

  79. Just popping in again from Craft Mojo - thanks for joining us there this month too! mo x

  80. So gorgeous. Great colours. Thank you for joining us over at ALBC. Good luck. xx

  81. Great card.

    Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Helen x

  82. Miss Kitty, super cute card and colors! Thanks for being a part of our challenge at Your Next Stamp! New challenge starts tomorrow!