Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Take Cover, Kitty

Hello, everyone.  Here I am today with (surprise, surprise) another kitty card LOL.  I'm getting an early start on my Christmas cards this year.  I used this sweet image called "Take Cover" from Di's Digi Stamps - it's currently in Diane's sale section here.  I coloured this adorable digi with my Prismacolor pencils and added Stickles to the snow.

I kept this card fairly CAS as I was following a sketch (see below).  The lacy ribbon is from May Arts, the gems are from Studio G, and the snowflake is from Dollarama.  I had the patterned paper in my stash so I don't know the source.  I made this as an easel card - this is the first time I've made this style of easel and it wasn't hard at all. 

Here's a close-up of the sentiment called Meowy Christmas from Eureka Stamps.

Here's the sketch I followed at Sketch Saturday:

I would like to enter the following challenges:
2 Creative Chicks Anything Goes UE
613 Avenue Create Block Party - Anything Goes Optional Party/Celebrate theme 3E #3
Allsorts Ribbon but no Bow (used May Arts lacy ribbon) 3E #1
A Gem of a Challenge Something New (the digi image is new to me) UE
Card Mania Anything Goes 3E #2
Catch the Bug (Bugaboo) Winter Wonderland 3E #1
Craft Mojo All Things New (the digi image is new to me) UE
Craft Your Passion Cool Colours 3E #2
Crafting by Designs Anything Goes UE 
Craftitude Anything Goes or Ribbons and Pearls (I chose Anything Goes) 3E #3
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Anything Goes Christmas UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Anything Goes with Patterned Paper UE
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes 3E #1
Creatalicious Turquoise Winter UE
Creative Craft Challenges New (the digi image is new to me) 3E #1
Creative Fingers Anything Goes 3E #3
Cuttin and Stampin Anything Goes Winter 3E #1
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 Days of Christmas Cards Link-up UE
Digi Designs Challenge Celebrations (Christmas / Using Di's Digistamp) 3E #3
Digitally 'Sweet' Challenges Anything Goes UE
DL.ART January Linky Challenge UE 1/day
Eureka Stamps Bundle Up, it's Cold Outside (used Eureka Stamps sentiment) 3E #1
Everybody-Art-Challenge Snow UE
Fairies Challenge Blog New Beginnings (tried new card style - easel card, used new digi image, and sentiment says "Furry New Year") UE
Hobbycutz Something New (the digi image is new to me) 3E #3
Incy Wincy Add Texture (lacy ribbon, gems, snowflake all add texture) 5E #1
Inky Chicks Anything Goes UE
Izazovi i slatkisi Challenges and Candies Favourite Season (Winter/Christmas) 3E #1
Jo's Scrap Shack Anything Goes UE
Just B Creative Crazy January Just Because Linky Party UE 1/day
Just Inspirational Challenges New Beginnings ("Furry New Year") 4E #2
Kaboodle Doodles Winter Wonderland 3E #1
My Craft Creations Anything Goes UE
My Time to Craft Easel Cards UE
Ooh La La Creations Easel Card UE
One Stitch at a Time Starting New (the digi image is new to me, plus used new technique - easel card) 3E #1
Papertake Weekly New Year New Stash (the digi image is new to me) 5E #1
Penny's Paper-crafty Embellishments (gems, lacy ribbon, snowflake) 3E #1
Pile it On Holidays/Celebrations UE
Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Wk 2 Anything Goes 3E #1
Pumpkin Spice Holiday Papers (used Christmas paper) UE
QKR Stampede Snowflakes and Sparkle 3E #1
Red Carpet Studio Snow Buddies 3E #1
Scrapbook Blessings Celebrate Winter UESimon Says Stamp Monday Anything Goes 5E #2
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
Sketch Saturday Sketch (see above) 3E #2
Sparkles Christmas Challenge More than 1 Fold (easel card - using sponsor's image) 3E #1
Sparkles Monthly Show us your new Stash (the digi image is new to me) 3E #1
Stamp and Create Winter Wonderland 4E 1/wk #2
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Cute and Sweet UE
Sweet Stamps Blog Winter Blues 1E
The Paper Shelter Winter Blues 3E #1
The Rubber Buggy Anything Goes UE
The Squirrel and the Fox Show off you New Stuff (the digi image is new to me) 2E #2
Through the Craftroom Door Always Anything Goes 2E #1
Totally Papercrafts Winter Wonderland 3E #1
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment 5E #1

Thank you for looking at my card - I look forward to reading your comments.  Wishing you a joyful day!


Carole Robb Bisson said...

One thing I have found out is after you know how things aren't that hard. It is however a very beautiful easel card. Thank you for dropping by and sharing your inspirational art with us today.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

DIANA L. said...

Cute card I love the fringe and the kitty is really adorable
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party. Have a great day.

Karen Letchworth said...

What a super sweet card. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing another FABULOUSLY sweet creation with us, and have a very blessed week.
Word Art Wednesday

P.S. There's a fun blog hop going on now through Sunday. You can stop by my blog, or start at

Erin Stephenson said...

Awesome! I have yet to make an easel card. I need to stop being afraid of new things. Adorable card! Thanks for playing at One stitch at a time. Good luck. Hope to see you next time.

Dewi Lestari said...

Lovely as always! Thanks for joining at Creative Fingers: Anything Goes with Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sarah said...

Lovely easel card! Love the cute image. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet! Hope you will join us again!

Suze said...

Lovely kitty image - no surprise from you!!! Love your easel card KT - saw it pop up on my Google Reader and had to come over for a closer look! I see you found a heap of challenges to enter too.

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous,fab image and

Clarissa Andrea said...

Lovely easel card. Thanks for sharing at EAC.
hugs Clarissa

marion said...

What a sweet card, love it, hugs, Marion

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous and yay you did an easel card, my favourite and love the image too. It's divine a fabulously gorgeous card AND thanks for your sweet comment. You know each time I do make a card with a cat on it I think of you ...and being more of a dog lover as I have a gorgeous labrador because of you, I am now becomming fond of cats...thanks

Ingrid Mason said...

I wonder if you heard my laughter when I read that you are creating your Christmas 2014 cards already ....super organized. Mind you, I can see why you would want to use this image so early in the New Year .... isn't it so delightful and shown so beautifully with your awesome colouring and glittering talents.
What I love so much about easel cards is that both the front and inside can be enjoyed at the same time when the card is displayed and you have certainly chosen a great sentiment for this beautiful card. This card has so much that is shown to such lovely effect, not least the contrast between your delicate lace and the harder feel of the shiny blue snowflake. Oh you talented lady.
Thank you for sharing this lovely card in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

Sue Bridesmith said...

What a gorgeous design, thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, we hope you will join us again next week...
Suzy B DT

Donna Ellis said...

what a sweet little kitty easel card! Love the Christmas tree and snow falling on the friendly pengie LOL so smart to get started early! hugs, de

Lorraine said...

This is a fabulously cute easel card and thank you so much for sharing it with us at Hobbycutz Challenge and we hope to see you again next time.
Hugz, Lorraine xx

Saints Rule! said...

Darling image and great take on the sketch! Thank you so much for sharing your project with Word Art Wednesday!

Nana said...

Too cute. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
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Josephine said...

This is so sweet - love how you've coloured the image!

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

Helene E said...

Simply adorable! Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck in the challenge!

Deonna Bemish said...

What an adorable image and great coloring. Thank you for sharing with QKR Stampede this week.

Jennyfer L said...

I love easel cards! They truly are beautiful. Love your sweet card and its not too early to start on Xmas cards.

meiaudesigns said...

Super cute kitty!! I'm a fan of easel cards too! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Fingers!

Anyone for Anya DT
Stampavie and More DT
Creative Fingers DT 

Fran said...

Great card , thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week xxx

Jennifer LaVite said...

Great card! Love the way you decorated the inside. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.

Donna K said...

I am so envious of you artists who are already creating for "next" Christmas! This is wonderful, the easel style and winter theme are just too cute! Thanks for sharing at our Winter Blues challenge at the blog! Have a wonderful day!

Cherished said...

Great Design. Thanks for sharing at RCS.

Pam said...

Love this sweet little kitty!
Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
♥ Scrap N Sew Granny ♥
♥ Pam's Stitched With Love ♥

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

So cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our QKR STAMPEDE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Gayle's Crafty Blog said...

Cute card..thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly..Hugz Gayle xx

Lizy Bartaby said...

Awww super cute card!
Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week :)
Lizy xx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

That's just soooo cute! Love the easel card. Fabulous image as well very cute.

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

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges and also my Patterned Paper challenge for January with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

Hazel said...

Back again to thank you for sharing your lovely card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 11: cute and sweet - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Hazel said...

Thanks also for sharing your beautiful card for CCAYR January anything goes challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team x

Sandra H said...

Hello, "Wow" what a gorgeous layout thank you for sharing your creation and entering into our" more than one fold" challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Carolyn L. said...

Your card is so adorable! The image is super cute and the papers are so fun. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

Margaret said...

Love, love,love that cute image and you did a fabulous job with your coloring. Love the dp that you found in your stash. It's perfect. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Good luck. Maggie - DT

Miss Emerald said...

Wonderful card! Very sweet image and I like the snow effect. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

Min said...

Awww, what a sweet image!
Thanks for joining our Winter Wonderland Theme Challenge at The Bug Blog with Bugaboo Stamps!
We hope you'll join us for the Bugaboo 4th Birthday Celebration that begins today!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Rocky said...

Cute card but I love the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at CHNC.

Julia said...

Lovely image and coloring. Congrats on your first easel card, you did a great job.
Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create.

Anne said...

Fabulous design, thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La. Hugs x

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "New” challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our next challenge.

(DT Creative Craft Challenges)

Andreja L. said...

So lovelly :-))
Thank you for joining us at "Izazovi i Slatkiši", I hope to see you again and good luck :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Robin Carroll said...

What a cute card!!! 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!

CDD DT Robin
Cut One Designs by Robin

Chana said...

I just love this, it is so adorable! Thanks for playing with us at Through The Craft Room Door!

Sandy Hentzel said...

What a wonderful card project?! Just lovely! Thanks for playing along with Scrapbook Blessings Club. After the challenge, make sure you stop by to see if you won. I hope you have a blessed day,
♥ Scrapbook Blessings Club DT ♥
♥ A Working Mom's Joy ♥

Sheryl said...

Hi, Kitty, as you know I love all things cat related and this card is no exception. It is so cute - I love that image! I love your design and colour choice.Thanks for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER Challenge this week, hope we see you again soon. Hugs Sheryl xxice. Thanks for j

Suze said...

I'm back with my DT hat on this time! Great choice of texture for this card - and I still totally love this one. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Incy WIncy Designs this week.

Jessica Wilson said...

VERY cute card!!! Great take on the sketch!!!

Thanks for linking up with Craftin' Desert Divas!

Jessica DT Member

Bonnie Irvine said...

What a sweet card! Love the two little friends...they make me smile. The ribbon trim behind it gives fabulous texture and suits the wintry feeling. Love the touches of shine and sparkle from the Stickles, bling, and that sweet snowflake. Thanks for joining our Cool Colours Challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.

Emz said...

Super card the image is so sweet. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week for oue 'Anything Goes' Challenge xx

Jo said...

Such a sweet kitty! Thanks for joining us over at Sparkles Challenges, hope to see you next time!
hugs Jo x

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

Lovely card
Thanks for joining Digi Choosday at Polkadoodles
hugs Susan DT

Taniaj Scott said...

Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and the fox challenge blog with our new stuff challenge . Hugs Tania (DT) xx

Helen said...

Such a cute kitty. Thanks for 'showing us your new stash' at Sparkles Monthly challenges.

Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

Lynne Knight said...

What a great Card thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR for the January challenge "Anything Goes"

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Turqouise Winter” challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our new challenge.

(DT Creatalicious Challenges)