Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sleeping Siamese Kitty

Hi, everybody.  Before I share my card, I would like to welcome my newest follower, Ellen, so nice to have you here with me! Well, it's been many months since I've played along over at MFP's Oriental Sketch Challenge and I really liked this week's sketch.

I used no digis today!  The Siamese kitty stamp came from an ebay lot many years ago, and I had not used it (hanging head).  I stamped it in black and fussy-cut. On a blue scrap, I stamped See-D's Asian lettering with SU Going Gray to create a background and then punched two butterflies with my EK Success punch. The Asian-themed paper came from a magazine many years ago; have never used it.  Although it's pretty, it's magazine paper so it feels a bit flimsy.  The black die cuts are Spellbinders Fleur-de-Lis Squares.  Lastly I embellished with a number of pale blue gems.  I didn't add a sentiment, so this card can be used for a number of occasions - I like to have a few of these on hand. Thank you to MFP's Oriental Sketch Challenge for inspiring me to use my neglected Asian-themed stamps and paper!

I enjoy supporting the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes 3E #3
A Creative Need Signs of Spring 3E #3
A Gem of a Challenge Spring is in the Air UE
Allsorts Spring Blossoms 3E #1
Classy Cards n Such Die Cuts 3E #2 (Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares can be found at the CCNS store here)
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Pick a Stamp, Any Stamp UE
Craftin Desert Diva's Colour Inspiration (see below) UE
Crafting by Designs Anything Goes UE
Crafts Galore Encore Include Your Favourite Colour (pink) 3E #2
Crafty Catz Animals 3E #3
Crafty Hands Anything Goes 3E #3
Creative Fingers Anything Goes 3E #3
DL.ART April Linky UE 1/day
Fairy Tale Challenges Butterflies UE
Fashionable Stamping Favourite Technique (stamping on plain cardstock to create a background - see blue panels) 3E #3
Hiding in my Craftroom Super Scraps Saturday (blue and black were scraps/offcuts) 3E #2
Incy Wincy Clean and Simple 5E #1
Just B Creative Crazy April Just Because Linky Party UE 1/day
Just Keep on Creating April Anything Goes Link-up UE
Let's Craft and Create Dies and Punches (used both) UE
MFP's Oriental Sketch Challenge See sketch below 5E #1
Moving Along with the Times Easter/Spring 3E #3
One Crazy Stamper Anything Goes No Digis 5E #2
Paper Pretties Punches UE
Penny Black and More Blossoms and Blooms 3E #1
Scrapbook Blessings Club Flower Power 3E #3
Simon Says Stamp Monday Things with Wings 5E #1
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
Sparkles Monthly Favourite Colour Combo (pink and blue, pink with anything really LOL) 3E #1
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Anything Goes UE
Sweet Stampin' Flowers 2E #1
Treasured Times Mix It Up UE
Vintage Stamping with Flonzcraft Anything Goes 3E #3

Craftin' Desert Divas

Thank you for looking at my card - I look forward to your comments.  Enjoy your day!


  1. Love the images you layered over the black.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  2. Such a fun and creative card! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. Hope you can come back to play along soon. Hugs Ginny from Polly's Paper Studio.

  3. This is just gorgeous with the striking teal and pink colouring.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  4. I love that sketch design too.....and your wonderful card. Great addition of the butterflies along with such a sweet kitty. Very pretty.

  5. So sweet, love that cat! Thanks for sharing with us at Craftyhands, good luck! Xx

  6. This is so beautiful!! I love the flower paper and the butterflies!! The kitty is so sweet!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Such a cute kitty stamp! Also love the butterflies! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders anonymous!

  8. Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'


  9. Very sweet!! You would never know your paper was from a magazine! nifty!! : )

    Have a great day! How is your shoulder??


  10. Gorgeous card Kitty, love that background paper combined with the blue. XOX Lucy

  11. I love that stamp, not seen that one before, it's perfect for oriental projects, thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

  12. Glad you were inspired by the Oriental sketch! Love your image and all the elements you used. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge.

  13. Hello again, Kitty! I agree Pink with anything makes for a great color combination! Adorable card. Thank you for playing along with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

  14. Adorable card and love the whole concept of it...gorgeous.xx

  15. Your creation is lovely Kitty and just perfect for our themes, thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts and Penny Black and More challenges.

    B x (I have a Grand Calibur to be won here )

  16. This is an adorable Design, thank you for sharing with us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge we would love you to join in with us again next week for another fab challenge....
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge Blog

  17. I love this cat image, it is so cute, love that you decided to use it, it fits perfect to this card. Also love that you kept the image white so it stands out more on this card. Lots of hugs to you and cuddles to Kiwi and Honeydew, Marion PS Take your time in mailing, no rush here !!!

  18. Super sweet card.
    Thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  19. fabulous make and thank you for sharing at Crafty Hands very good luck hun Judith DT x

  20. Such a sweet card, love the little cat image.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril x

  21. This is an adorable card, I love your Siamese kitty and pretty butterflies.

  22. Super cute kitty image, great use of the sketch. wonderful use of the black die cuts and love the patterned paper.

  23. such a cute card thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create
    Rachel dt

  24. absolutely beautiful... thank you so much for sharing it with us at Let's Craft and Create. x

  25. Very pretty and sweet card !!! I love the colors and patterns !! Thank you so much for linking up with us at Craftin' Desert Divas !!! Hope you join us again !!
    Mayra DTM

  26. So pretty and sweet! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  27. Super pretty card!!!!!! Beautiful! I am getting back to you about your question, you were right in thinking I didn't use steam, I should have mentioned that! lol Have a great day and thank you always for your support on my blog, I wish I had time to drop by more, your creations are beautiful and I see you are evolving very fast! hugs

  28. This is a great card, Kitty! Especially with the dramatic black background - such pretty Asian influences! At the same time, that Siamese kitty looks so mischievous that it reminds me of those singing siamese kitties in The Lady and the Tramp - singing and causing messes. Maybe it is the movement around the sleeping kitty which makes her seem mischievous. LOL or maybe it is because I know you. LOL hugs, de

  29. Such a cute card, love all the details. Thanks for joining us at SACC this week. Good luck.
    Maureen DT

  30. Thanks for sharing your stamping hoard with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #5: PIck a Stamp, any Stamp!

  31. This is so pretty! I love the colors and those gorgeous papers! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such this week!

  32. I love the colour combo on this one. Great card design. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  33. Great use of the mat die cut and I love your kitty. thanks for joining us in the Die Cut Challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such.

  34. Beautiful card Kitty, I just love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Spring Blossoms challenge x

  35. Beautiful and cheerful...love your cat images!! Thank you for joining us this week at Classy Cards 'n Such for our "die cuts" challenge!!
    Diane DT

  36. Aaah what a sweetie and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month and good luck, Luv Sam x

  37. Really cute done with the Kitty! Thanks for playing at MFP/ OSC.

  38. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 24: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper April challenge. x

  39. Oh! I love your Siamese!!!! She's so sweet and beautiful card setting you gave her!

  40. so cute!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders!!

  41. A stunning colour mix. The blue against those beautiful papers is amazing. Gorgeous layout and image

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx

  42. A super sweet card. Love the layout!
    Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
    Dot x

  43. Fabulous card! thank you for joining us at Sparkles, hope we see you again and good luck in the draw
    Shaz x

  44. Wonderful card. Love the pattern papers. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  45. Cute card! The colors and patterns go so well together. Thanks for playing with us at Classy Cards 'n Such challenge. Great job!

  46. Very pretty!!! Love your sweet butterflies!

    Thank you for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas!!!

  47. Awww, how cute! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  48. I love the pop of blue color with the pinks and reds, and those die cuts are amazing too! Cute card!

  49. Welcome to the club of those who buy stamps and never use them...we are many! hee hee The card is lovely. Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  50. Sweet!! Love the color combination and the clever layout! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  51. Lovely card...Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  52. such a lovely card, the main image is so cute and i love the papers and butterflies.
    Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, hope you will continue to share your lovely creations.

  53. Fab card!
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.

    Andrea :-)

  54. Great card and very cute stamp. Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs month long Anything Goes Challenge.

  55. That's a lovely colour combo.....very striking! Thanks for joining us over at Sparkles this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

    p.s I have candy if you fancy entering!

  56. Wow now that is pretty cool paper, nice image, makes me smile. Thanks for entering our ATG challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

    Leanne DT@OCS

  57. So sweet!! Really lovely papers! Thanks for playing in the A Creative Need challenge!

  58. This is gorgeous and love the colours. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore use your favourite colour Challenge#4. Jo x

  59. Lovely card. Love all the layers and the image is so cute. Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our 'Favourite Colour Combo' Challenge.

    Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

  60. Adorable card, Such a great way to use up your scraps!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  61. Hi, A lovely card, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafts Galore Encore this month. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.

  62. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers.

  63. Very pretty card! great colour combo choice, thank you for playing along at Saprkles Monthely Challenges this month, hope to see you again
    Shaz DT x