Thursday, September 4, 2014

Back to School (Crafty Secrets Cutie Cats)

Hello, everybody!  The Crafty Secrets September Linky Party is underway, and this is a challenge I don't like to miss.  Everyone who enters is a winner!  My card features a kitty from the Cutie Cats digital set and I left him uncoloured this time.  His little chalkboard says "Smarty Cat" - so cute!  He has such an adorable look on his face as he glances down at all those school books!

Here are the other supplies used:
  • Die:  Poppy Stamps Walking Cat
  • Patterned paper:  Glitter Max
  • Frame:  Raspberry Road Designs (freebie, thank you!)
  • Punch:  Apple (Michaels)
  • Accents:  Buttons (thrift store)

I would like to support the following challenges:
A Girl Who Crafts AG 2/5
Aud Sentiments Any Sentiment Other than Birthday 4/5
IN THE MAILBOX PICK Cards in Envy School Colours (red and black) 1/3
Clear it Out Theme:  AG / Stash AG 2/3
CRAFT Back to School 1/5
Craft Your Passion Back to School 1/3
Crafting by Designs September AG UE
Crafting from the Heart Always AG 2/3
Crafting Musketeers Use Buttons 1E
Crafts Galore Encore Make a Card 2/3
Crafty Girls AG 1/3
Creative Moments AG Back to School 1/3
Dies R Us Back to School 1/3
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Back to School 1/3
DL.ART September Linky UE 1/day
Fan-Tastic Tuesday AG 2/4

Flat Friends Uncoloured Digi 1E
Fresh Brewed Designs School Days 1/5
Hiding in my Craftroom Freestyle 3/3
Incy Wincy Cute Critters 2/5
Kitty Bee Aloha Friday School 1/2
Ladybug Crafts AG 2/3
Little Red Wagon Back to School UE
Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 2/3
Pile It On Punch it Out (used my little apple punch for the apple) UE
Pixie's Snippet Playground Use Snippets (die-cut cat and punched apple made from offcuts) 3/3

Pumpkin Spice School UE
Sparkles Monthly Back to School 1/3
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' AG UE
Sweet 7 Digital Designs Back to School 1/3
The Paper Girls Back to School 1/3
The Pink Elephant Back to School UE
HONOURABLE MENTION The Shabby Tea Room Reading UE

Wags 'n Whiskers Back to School/For a Teacher 1/2
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!


  1. Love red & black school colors and I love your card design with the cat and the books! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  2. OMG how cute is this card! What a fabulous design and the kitty walking away is a precious addition! Thanks so much for playing along in our September Linky Party at Crafty Secrets! Good Luck!!

    Crafty Secrets DT

  3. You get an A+ on this!! So cute and I love that smarty cat. Cute way to do the part behind it that looks like a blackboard! Love it.

  4. This is so adorable!! That little smarty cat is so sweet!! Love the chalkboard and the stack of books!! This is fabulous my friend!! Thanks so much for playing along at Craftin Desert Divas!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Very fun card, the cat is adorable! Thanks for joining our linky party over at Craftin Desert Diva's!

  6. Thanks for joining us @ CIO challenge blog...hope you stop by and play with us your challenge project..tfs <((><

  7. Smarty Cat, I love it!!! Terrific image and fab design.

  8. Kitty, this is totally adorable! Perfect placement of the stack of books for hte expression on his face. I have to go get this set now. :-D I'm really tickled to see you playing along in our Anything Goes challenge this week at Through the Craft Room Door. Good luck in the draw and I hope to see you here again next week.
    NanaConnie DT

  9. I love how you designed your card and pulled all the elements together! Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

  10. Just brilliant, Kitty, love everything about this card, superb detail and he looks like one smart cat...hugs xxxx

  11. This is such a cute card. A+ :)
    Thankyou for joining us at Not Just Cards.
    I am a new follower.

  12. A brilliant back to school card, I love the rich red and fabulous image.

  13. Owwww I love this one, what a fun image and card. Lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to my sweetties Kiwi and Honey and Snowy of course :), hugs, Marion

  14. Oh how cute! Love the expression on the kittie's face :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  15. Love the look on the kitty's face! Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at Cards In Envy!

  16. Hi, A lovely project, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafting At The Weekend this month. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

  17. Hi, I love the unique way you framed the cat and that you chose to keep the image black and white. Great job! Come back and play with us again at 613 Avenue Create.

  18. Fabulous card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Let's Craft and Create for our latest challenge.

  19. Fab the kitty. He looks very naughty! Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  20. What a great back to school card! Love the color combo.

    Thanks for sharing at Hiding in My Craft Room!
    Samantha - HIMCR DT
    - Clear it Out DT
    Designs by Sammy

  21. Love that cat - too cute. Great embellishments and details on this school card!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  22. Such a cute card! I love that cat!!! He's purrfect!! Thanks for joining us at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog and good luck!
    Design Team Member of Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog

  23. Thanks for playing with us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges thi week!
    Monica - DT

  24. Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish this week

  25. Oh my goodn ess this is SO pretty! Thanks for joining su at Dies r Us. I am so glad you did, please join su again soon.
    Dies r Us DT

  26. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  27. A beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at c.r.a.f.t. Challenge. Marlene DT

  28. Fabulous back to school card. Love the image and the elements, especially the pencil shavings has the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Paper Makeup Stamps.

  29. Fun! The blackboard, the image and the books... nice design! Thank you for sharing your project & creativity with us!
    DT for Aud Sentiments: [#114 – Any Sentiment other than a Birthday]
    RubberMAD (

  30. Great card! Love the image! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  31. Super cute back-to-school card! Thanks for joining us this week at SBC. We hope to see you again next time. We also have a Sept Back-to-school challenge going on our Facebook page that this would be perfect for. Cindy-DT

  32. Cool cat card!! What a fun image, love the way you have used this image!!
    Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  33. OMGosh this is so cute and I can not believe how many challenges you were able to enter.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #139 “Back to School” challenge, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.

  34. What a fab Back to School card, that image is so whimsical!
    Thank you so much for joining in our Anything Goes Challenge at Crafty Sentiments - good luck! Susan x

  35. I'm back with a different DT hat on today! And, still think this card is ADORABLE! What a fun back to school creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘BACK TO SCHOOL’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  36. This is so cute...... Great layout.

    Thank you for joining in our first challenge, Good luck.... Sylvia DT " Not Just Cards" x

  37. This is darling!!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Crafting From The Heart! Hope to see you back soon. --Lisa, DT

  38. Love that image...the cat is so cute. Great combination of papers and elements. This card is adorable. Thanks for joining our Back To School challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.

  39. so adorable Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon

  40. Your card is adorable! I love how the whole thing was put together. The cat stamp is fab!

  41. Fantastic card thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week.
    Jenny x

  42. Great card. Thank for joining us at CRAFT this week. Jeanette

  43. Beautiful card, wonderful colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka

  44. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 51 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thanks also for entering this into my Patterned Paper August challenge x

  45. Super cute card and design!!! Thank you for joining us for our "Crafty Secrets September Linky Party!!
    Diane CS DT

  46. Super cute card. Thanks for sharing it at Penny's this week.
    Cheers Nicole

  47. This looks amazing! That chalkboard looks so cool! Thanks for joining us at the Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party :)

    Jenny - Craftin Desert Divas DT

  48. Great card - love the blackboard behind the image.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  49. Oh my Kitty...this is just the coolest back to school card!! Fabulous sentiments and you school kitty is sooo adorable!! Thanks for sharing with us at Fresh Brewed Designs!!
    Take care,

  50. Great back to school card. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps!

  51. fab, love it , thank you for joining us this month over at the Crafting Musketeers , Fran (DT) xx

  52. This is precious! Love the image and that gorgeous used looking chalkboard.
    Thank you for playing along in our SCHOOL DAYS challenge at FRESHLY BREWED CHALLENGES!

    God bless,

  53. Oh, what a sassy cat! Adorable project! Thanks for joining our September Linky Party at Crafty Secrets!

  54. This is too cute...I love the frame over the cat as well as the 3D books. We appreciate you joining us last week and would love for you to play along with us again this week at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with God's Word in Hebrews 12:2---"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hugs and blessings!

    JO ANN

  55. Fab card! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles we hope to see you again

    Love From Rebecca xx

  56. Oh my what a beautiful card! I love that adorable kitty looking down on that stack of books! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  57. This is so perfect for our SCHOOL DAYS theme. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Fresh Brewed Designs DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  58. LOVE your blackboard!!!! sooo glad you played along with Cards In Envy!!!

  59. Such a gorgeous card - I love the layout and the cute image which works perfectly in black and white here - really pretty :-) Thank you for joining us over at Flat Friends and sorry for my delayed response - just catching up after my hols. Have a lovely week, Em xxx

  60. What a cute and sassy card! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Secrets!

  61. I Love That Cat. :) September and a new school year is definitely fun time for card makers. Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #9 "Make a Card". Good luck and looking forward to seeing you again!