Friday, May 9, 2014

Asian Kitty Thank You

Hi, everyone.  You all know how much I enjoy playing in the Oriental Sketch Challenges over at MFP Speedy TV so here's another one of my Asian kitty cards for this week's sketch (shown below).  Does anyone know a tip to get a good photo of mirror cardstock?  These gold coins really don't show up as pretty as they look in real life.

I heat-embossed the kitty and sentiment in Egyptian Gold (The Artful Stamper) and fussy-cut. Sorry I don't know the source of the cat stamp but it's an old wood-mount that I got in an ebay lot many years ago and it was unmounted/unmarked.  The thank-you sentiment is from a clear stamp mini set from Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps called Wealth in Friendship.  The embossing folder is from Cuttlebug's Plum Blossoms set.  To make the gold coins I used Spellbinders Asian Motifs and gold mirror cardstock.  The gold trim came from Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage but it looks like they don't carry it any longer.  Here's the sketch I followed:

MFP Speedy TV Oriental Sketch

I enjoy supporting the following challenges:
Card and Scrap Use Image UE
Card Mania Emboss It 3E #2
CAS-ual Fridays CFC13:  Three Thirds (3 gold coins) UE
Crafting by Designs May Anything Goes UE
Crafting from the Heart Anything Goes 3E #3
Created with Love For the Love of Critters 3E #2
Creative Fingers Anything Goes 3E #1
Cute Card Thursday Paw Pals (animals) UE
DL.ART May Anything Goes Linky UE 1/day
Dream Valley Anything Goes 3E #2
Fashionable Stamping Circle the Globe (use circles) 3E #1
Hiding in My Craftroom HIMCR04NSD Use a Critter 3E #2
Just B Creative Crazy May Anything Goes Linky UE 1/day
Just Keep on Creating Anything Goes UE
Loves Rubberstamps Anything Goes UE
My Craft Creations Anything Goes UE
Natalie and Amy's Rubber Stamping 3E #1
One Crazy Stamper Anything Goes with Embellishment (gold trim, gold coins) 5E #1
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes 5E #3
Penny Black and More Anything Goes 3E #1
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
Sparkle N Sprinkle Anything Goes with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, or Flocking UE
Stamping Sensations Anything Goes 3E #2
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Anything Goes UE
The Kraftyhands Challenge Anything Goes UE

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes w Uplifting Sentiment 5E #1

Thank you for looking at my card!  I enjoy reading your comments.  Wishing you a joyful day!


Bad Kitty said...

awwwwwwwww so cute card!
I like it!

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 27 'anything goes' - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Jo said...

Beautiful card......wishing you a lovely weekend!
hugs Jo x

Carole Robb Bisson said...

When I saw the thumbnail I wanted to see this card. It reminded me of the oriental one I made a few months back. This is so very gorgeous. The kitty is adorable and the little squares inside the circles are purrfect. Thank you for taking time to share with us today at Word Art Wednesday. Many Blessings, Carole

marion said...

pure cuteness, love the (embossingpowder) gold you used on the cat image, lovely take on the sketch, lots of hugs and love to you and of course cuddles to the sweeties Kiwi and Honeydew

Sue Bridesmith said...

Adorable Design Thank you for joining us at Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge it is much appreciated without you we would have no challenge, I do hope you will join us again for another fab challenge nest week…. Good luck in the draw…
Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge

jimlynn said...

I have a hard enough time getting a picture of regular cardstock so can't image how you would with mirror cardstock! You did a great job getting a picture of this though and love that cute kitty and the coins. Beautiful card.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the shimmer of the gold on the black - very sophisticated! So glad you joined us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the embossing and the gold!! The kitty is adorable!! I can never get a good shot of metallic paper. When I use Wink of Stella pens, I can never get the sparkle to photograph either. Have a great weekend :)

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Dewi Lestari said...

Stunning!... Love the oriental touch. Thanks for joining at Creative Fingers: Anything Goes with ArtbyMiRan

Vickie Y said...

Your card is beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge.

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful card, love the coins, trim and folder, I have that one too, has not been used but it looks awesome on the black. Sweet kitty, love that Egyption gold.

Erin Stephenson said...

Wow! what a great card. I love all the gold

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Love everything about this card design ..,even the photograph
Thanks for sharing more of your talent on Kraftyhands Challenge Blog

caroline said...

Great card,thank you so much for joining us at created with love challenge. Good luck
Caroline dt

Sue said...

Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

fiona walker said...

A great card. The colours look great with each other and compliment each other lovely. Thankyou for entering our challenge this week at Crafting from the heart.
Fiona dt/blog co-owner x

Claire said...

Fab card, love that cat stamp Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this time
Claire xx

Krafty Kows said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at our birthday hop. Jeanette

majsan said...

Loved your card. But I can see that the translater missled foreign speakers to belive we wanted an image , when we wanted a picture...
But LOVED your cat .
Thank you for sharing at Card and Scrap . Maria

Shona Erlenborn said...

Wonderful card! Great take on the sketch too. Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Challenge of Sparkle N Sprinkle.

brenda said...
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brenda said...

This is a really super piece of work for our challenges Kitty, thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations.

B x

Patti said...

So elegant! nice job Kitty : )


Anne Temple said...

Wow, your Asian themed card is gorgeous! Love the kitty and your color combo. SO glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

Lori said...

Those coins are so cool and love that cat! Wonderful card!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful oriental card and your embossing is super fab.xx

Shanna Shands said...

Great card. Thanks so much for playing at Loves Rubberstamps.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so cute. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Sylvia said...

A great thank you card. Thank you for sharing it in the Kraftyhands Challenge.
Sylvia x

melsanford said...

Fab card - I love the embossing! Thank you for joining our "Anything Goes!" challenge at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Laura O'Donnell said...

love the gold!

Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Sharon said...

Stunning! Love the gold embossing. Thanks for playing along at Crafting By Designs Month Long Anything Goes Challenge.

Aaemie said...

Really loving your colour scheme, TFS with us at OCS!!