Thursday, July 30, 2015

Candy Winners

Hello, everybody!  As promised, I am back today to announce the two winners of my candy! Thank you to everyone who joined my giveaway to celebrate 300 followers!  I wish I could give you all a prize!


Another shout-out to Lisa at D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles for designing the purr-fect badge for my celebration!  Thank you, Lisa!

I have two candy winners to announce.  There were 24 participants so you have a good chance!  Here goes...

Giveaway #1 is this Die-Versions Beach Scene die:


and the winner is...

1.  Vinita Jain

Giveaway #2 is three images from Sassy Studio Designs. (This is a prize I won but I requested permission to pass it along to one of my followers for my celebration.)

Sassy Studio Designs

and the winner is...

22.  Jo L

Congratulations to Vinita Jain and Jo L!  Please leave a comment below and email me at fitkitty1@gmail.com so I can get your prizes organized. Please respond by August 6.

Wishing you a joyful day!

Happy Anniversary Kitties

Hello, everyone!  Before I share my card, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Mrs Kreatywna - I am happy to have you here!

I was looking around blogland and spied a couple of challenges that inspired me. With my mojo still missing, I decided to go with it anyway!


My inspiration came from the sketch at Jo's Scrap Shack, the colours at Cupcake Inspirations, and the pop song at Scrap it with a Song (I was inspired by the love theme of Adele's "Love Song"):



I cut navy and white cardstock on the diagonal and pieced them together, embossed with Cuttlebug Cross My Heart, and added a strip of gold glitter paper and gold-trimmed ribbon along the diagonal. The cats are from Marianne Design - A Pair of French Cats, which I die-cut from left-over navy cardstock that has been in my stash for about 10 years!  I affixed them to a circle of gold specialty paper, die-cut with Nellie's Multiframes, and used a white Signo Uniball pen and a navy Staedtler Lumocolor marker to draw dots around the circle and along the diagonal edges. The sentiment stamp is from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings, and I added two glittery punched hearts.

I would also like to join the following challenges:  Craft Your Passion AG 3/3; Crafting by Designs August AG 1/3; Crafty Gals Corner AG 2/2; Creative Ladybirds AG 3/3; Crop Stop Linky Party #6 AG 2/3 (Cuttlebug embossing folders available at Crop Stop)DL.ART July Linky UE 1/day; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Not Just Cards July UE; Penny's Paper-Crafty Use Ribbon or Twine 1/3; Pixie's Snippet Playground All die cuts and cardstock from snippets 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 2/5; Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE; The Corrosive To Die For 3/3; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5

I am also linking up to Mynn's 5th Blogiversary Giveaway at On a Stampage - Congratulations, Mynn!


Giveaway ends July 31

Thank you for looking at my card!  I'll be back later today to announce my candy winners. Wishing you a joyful day!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Butterfly Challenge GD - Butterflies plus W for Washi Tape

Hello, everyone!  I promised I would be back from my blog break on July 29 with a special post, and here it is!  But before I get started, I would like to welcome two new followers - Kociary Scrapbookingowe and Patricia St. Martin - thank you both for joining me!

Now for my fun news! I am delighted to tell you that I am a Guest Designer over at Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge. This is my second time - Yay!  It's one of my favourite challenges because I love butterflies!  If you're already playing over there, then you know each challenge theme is a different letter of the alphabet, but always including a butterfly. For this challenge our letter is W and our theme is Washi Tape - so we would love to see a project that includes Butterflies plus W for Washi Tape. Normally the challenges run for two weeks, but this challenge will run for four weeks.


If you've been following my blog for awhile, then you already know that I have quite a collection of washi tape in my stash. I enjoy any opportunity to use it, so I was thrilled when Mrs. A told me the theme for this challenge. 

The great thing about washi tape is that you can make a beautiful card quickly. I used four different kinds here, along with some butterfly stickers from Dollarama. The larger butterfly is 3-D and it really pops off the card. The sentiment is made from tiny alphabet stickers from Jillibean Soup. I finished off the card by adding some sequins on the body of the large butterfly and a scattering of smaller sequins in the corner. The corners are rounded and the white panel is mounted on a brown panel. I just realized there is no stamping on this card, which is unusual for me.

Please join the fun over at the Butterfly Challenge and remember to include Butterflies plus W for Washi Tape. Thank you, Mrs. A, for inviting me to be your Guest Designer! It was an honour - and a pleasure!

Guest Designer


I would also like to join the following challenges:  Allsorts Add a Butterfly 1/3; Card Mania AG 3/3; Clique Kits AG 3/3; Craft Your Passion AG 1/3; Crafting from the Heart AG 1/3; Crafting Musketeers AG 1E; Crafty Gals Corner AG 1/2; Creative Fingers AG 3/3; DL.ART July Linky UE 1/day; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Summer Time or Thank You 2/3; Fussy and Fancy Things with Wings UE; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Lauralcraft Dragonfly Dreams Mid-Summer Delights UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Natalie and Amy's Summertime 2/3; Not Just Cards July UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 1/5; Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE; Stamp and Create Patterns 1/4; The Outlawz Monday Greeting AG 1E; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5

I am also linking up to Mynn's 5th Blogiversary Giveaway at On a Stampage - Congratulations, Mynn!

Giveaway ends July 31

Thank you for looking at my card! I'll be announcing my candy winners tomorrow, July 30, so there's only today left to join! Wishing you a joyful day!

CANDY ALERT!!!
Last day to join my 300 Followers celebration and candy here!  

Sunday, July 26, 2015

It's Your Bird-day!

Hello, everybody! Although I am still on my blog break, I wanted to celebrate my friend Becca's Birthday over at The Damsel of Distressed.  Happy Birthday, Becca - I hope you had a good one! Becca is having a birthday link-up and has provided a mood board (see below).  I chose the cute bird and pun as my inspiration. The image is From the Heart Stamps' stamp of the month for July. I was planning to take a break from the progressive challenges this month, but I ended up receiving the image anyway.  I'm thinking my email request may have gone astray.  In this case, it worked out great because this cute Inner Tube Birdbrain is a perfect way to celebrate with Becca!


My crafty mojo is almost non-existent these days, so this card took much longer to make than it should have.  I hope I get my mojo back soon!  I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils and created a scene around him.  The sky was made by sponging Tumbled Glass Distress Ink using a homemade cloud template. For the waves, I sponged Salty Ocean Distress Ink on a number of die-cut wave borders (Taylored Expressions).

For the sun, I inked the Lawn Fawn die-cut with Mustard Seed Distress Ink.  The cute little jellyfish and starfish were already coloured, cut, and covered in Glossy Accents - they were part of a prize I won from Little Scrap Pieces (thank you, Karen, I love them!).  I stamped a little fish (Neat and Tangled Meowwww), coloured it with Prisma pencils, fussy cut, and added Glossy Accents.  The seagulls are from Newton's Nook Flirty Flamingos.  As for the sentiments, I used two puns: "It's Your Bird-day" is from From the Heart Stamps Birthday Candle Birdbrain, and "Best Fishes" was a freebie from Crafty Paws.  

Here's Becca's inspirational mood board


I would also like to join the following challenges:  Aud Sentiments AG Plus Sentiment 2/5; Bunny Zoe's Summer Breeze UE; Craft Liners AG; Craft Your Passion AG 2/3; Crafting by Designs Summer Holidays 1/3; Crafting from the Heart AG 1/3; Crafts Galore Encore Use a Stamp or Digi 3/3; Crafty Gals Corner To Die For 2/2; Creative Fingers AG 2/3; Creative Ladybirds AG 2/3; Crop Stop Linky Party #6 AG 1/3 (Tim Holtz Distress Inks available at Crop Stop); Die Cut Diva's Summer or Patriotism UE; Digi Designs Hand-coloured Image 1/3; Digital Delights AG 1E; DL.ART July Linky UE 1/day; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Summer Time or Thank You 1/3; DRS Designs A Stitch in Time (stitched sun die) UE; Fresh Brewed Blog Let's Go Swimming 1/5; Fussy and Fancy Things with Wings UE; Incy Wincy Things with Wings 1/5; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Summer Fun 1/2; Ladybug Crafts Special Birthday 1/3; Lauralcraft Dragonfly Dreams Mid-Summer Delights UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Little Claire's Digi Holiday Theme (susmmer) 3/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E: Love to Scrap AG 1/3; Mod Squad The Wing's the Thing UE; My Whimsical Little World AG; Natalie and Amy's Summertime 1/3; Not Just Cards July UE; Papertake Weekly Build it Up 1/5; Pixie's Snippet Playground All die cuts from white snippets and inked 1/3; Scrap and Craft Celebrations 1/3; Scribbles Designs Birthday 1/3 (TOP 3)Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Die Cuts 1/3; Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE; Sparkles Monthly Sun, Sea, and Sand 1/3; Stamping Sensations Feature a Creature 2/3; The Corrosive To Die For 2/3 (DT PICK); The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Water Theme 1/2; V's Sweet Ideas Celebrate (birthday) 2/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment; Your Scrapbook Place AG 3/3

I am also linking up to Mynn's 5th Blogiversary Giveaway at On a Stampage - Congratulations, Mynn!

Giveaway ends July 31

Thank you for looking at my card!  I'll be back on July 29 with a special scheduled post and I'll be announcing my candy winners on July 30. Wishing you a joyful day!


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Saturday, July 25, 2015

More Christmas in July

Hello, everyone!  I am still on my blog break but I decided to pop in and share a couple of cards I made for some "Christmas in July" challenges. Before I begin, I would like to welcome five new followers - rebeccaaltamirano, terriavidreader (IN-USA), Dr Sonia S V, Susan Renshaw, and ToTylkola - so happy to have you here!

Being on a blog break, I have also taken a break from the progressive challenges for awhile, but I just couldn't help myself after the sweet and generous Kris over at Imagine That... Digis by Kris sent me this month's digi anyway - in the spirit of Christmas - and I am so happy she did!  Thank you, Kris! My followers know I like to make at least two Christmas cards a month, so my goal has been achieved!

Card #1
Isn't this Treat Stand adorable! I couldn't resist joining the Digi of the Month (DOTM) challenge! There was also a bonus coupon this month for Baking Mice, and I chose the cute Chef Freddy - see Card #2 below. Both cards were quick ones - I don't have any crafty mojo these days!  I used precoloured images, fussy-cut them, and popped up with foam tape.  For card #1, with Treat Stand, the image, sentiment, and paper are all part of the DOTM set. I used Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes to die-cut the border and added a strip of red glitter tape, also cut with the same die. A star-shaped brad that says "holiday cheer" finished it off.

I hope you will consider joining the Imagine That... Digis by Kris DOTM challenges yourself - everyone who participates is a winner because you will receive next month's digi for free.  Each digi comes with an image you can colour, a pre-coloured image for quick cards, a number of sentiments, and sometimes there are digital papers or more than one image (like this month) - it's an awesome deal!

Lisa over at Decosse's Dynamite Doodles is also having a challenge for anyone using a Christmas or winter-themed digi from Imagine That... Digis by Kris so head over and check it out! She has a lovely prize up for grabs!

For Card #1, I would like to join these 10 challenges:
  1. Craftin Desert Diva's Christmas in July UE 
  2. Decosse's Dynamite Doodles Christmas in July with ITDK
  3. Dies R Us Christmas in July 1/3
  4. DRS Designs A Stitch in Time UE
  5. Emerald Faeries Christmas in July 2/3
  6. Imagine That... digis by Kris July DOTM Treat Stand
  7. Little Claire's Digi Holiday Theme (Christmas) 2/3
  8. Paper Creators Crafts Christmas in July 2/3
  9. Rudolph Day July 1E
  10. The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up July Optional Ornaments (hoping the Christmas treat stand is considered an ornament) 2/3

Here's my card #2, using Chef Freddy, which I received as a "Christmas in July" bonus for being a participant in the ITDK DOTM challenges. The sentiment and image are both part of the set. Again I used Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes to die-cut the image and the red glitter tape. The striped dp is from my stash and I added a snowflake charm at the bottom corner.

Card #2

I used most of the colours in the Cosmic Colours inspiration swatch shown below so I'm linking up there as well.

Cosmic Colours

With Card #2, I would like to join the following challenges:  Aud Sentiments AG Plus Sentiment 1/5; Beccy's Place Christmas in July UE; Card Mania AG 2/3; Cards in Envy Christmas in July 1/3; Christmas Stampin' All Year Long CAS 1E; Clique Kits AG 2/3; Cosmic Colours Colour Inspiration UE (see above); Craft Your Passion AG 1/3; Crafting by Designs July AG 2/3; Crafts Galore Encore Use a Stamp or Digi 2/3; Crafty Calendar Crafty Christmas in July 2/3; Crafty Gals Corner To Die For 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra July UE; Creative Corner Christmas in July 1/3; Creative Fingers AG 1/3; Creative Ladybirds AG 1/3; Crimbo Crackers Something Cute UE; Cute Card Thursday Pets UE; Deep Ocean Christmas in July UE; Die Cuttin Divas Christmas in July 1/3; DL.ART July Linky UE 1/day; Hiding in My Craftroom Any Holiday (Christmas) 1/3; Imagine That... Digis by Kris Customer Link-up and Win UE; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E: Not Just Cards July UE; One Sweet Challenge Christmas in July UE; Penny's Paper-Crafty Christmas in July 1/3; Pile It On Christmas/Winter in July UE; {PIN}spirational Christmas in July 1/5; Send a Smile 4 Kids Christmas in July 4 Kids 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Sparkle and Shine 1/5; Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE; Stamping Sensations Feature a Creature 1/3; The Corrosive To Die For 1/3; The Crafter's Cafe Christmas in July 1/3; Tuesday Throwdown Christmas in July 1/3;  V's Sweet Ideas Celebrate (Christmas) 1/2; Whimsy Stamps Challenge Christmas in July 1/3; Winter Wonderland How Charming 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment; Your Scrapbook Place AG 2/3

I am also linking up to Mynn's 5th Blogiversary Giveaway at On a Stampage - Congratulations, Mynn!


Giveaway ends July 31

Thank you for looking at my cards! I will return on July 29 with a special scheduled post and I'll be announcing my candy winners on July 30. Wishing you a joyful day!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Christmas in July

Hi, everyone!  I'm still on my blog break but I'm popping in quickly to join a few of the "Christmas in July" challenges. The one that inspired me most is the CASE-ing Christmas challenge and blog hop.

I really don't have any crafty mojo right now, but for this challenge, I only needed to CASE a previous non-Christmas card of my own.  That is something I could do!  I won this adorable penguin called Finn's Scarf from Beccy's Place last month (thank you, Beccy!).  He is just so cute!  I coloured him with Prismacolor pencils, fussy-cut, and popped up with foam tape.


I followed the design of the card that I CASE'd, originally posted here.  


The washi tape and sequins are from my stash, and the stamped sentiment is an older wood-mount from Plaid.  


I would like to join the following challenges:  Beccy's Place Christmas in July UE; Card Mania AG 1/3; CASE-ing Christmas Christmas in July; Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Snow or Glitter (see glitter washi tape)1E; Clique Kits AG 1/3; Come and Get It Christmas in July 1/3; Craft Your Passion AG 1/3; Crafting by Designs July AG 1/3; Crafts Galore Encore Use a Stamp or Digi 1/3; Crafty Calendar Crafty Christmas in July 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Deck the Halls (see "boughs of holly" washi tape) UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra July UE; Creative Fingers AG 1/3; Digi Designs Celebrations (Christmas) 1/3; DL.ART July Linky UE 1/day; DL.ART Christmas in July 1/3; Doodle Pantry Ants in My Pantry July 1E; Emerald Faeries Christmas in July 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Kitty Bee Christmas in July 1/2; Let's Craft and Create Butterflies or Birds 1/3; Little Claire's Digi Holiday Theme (Christmas) 1/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E: MFT Summer School  Lesson 7 - Color Theory: Complimentary Colors; Mod Squad Quick and Easy UE (TOP 3)Not Just Cards July UE; One Sweet Challenge Christmas in July UE; Paper Creators Crafts Christmas in July 1/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; Quirky Crafts Quirky Christmas in July 1/3;  Robyn's Fetish Birds 1/3; Send a Smile 4 Kids Bright Colours 4 Kids 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday AG 1/5; Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE; Stamping Sensations Feature a Creature 1/3; Sweet Stampin' Christmas in July 1/2; Sweet Stamps Blog Traditional Christmas Colours 1/E; The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up July Optional Ornaments 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment; Your Scrapbook Place AG 1/3

Thank you for looking at my card! Back to my blog break now!  I will return on July 29 with a special scheduled post and I'll be announcing my candy winners on July 30. Wishing you a joyful day!




Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Taking a Break

Hello, everyone!  Before I get started, I would like to extend a warm welcome to my newest follower - Borqna - so happy you joined me!

No card to share today.  I am taking a break from blogging for July, maybe a bit longer.  However, I will be back on July 29 with a special scheduled post, and I'll also be here on July 30 to announce my candy winners (please join my 300 Followers Celebration giveaway here).


Wishing you all a great summer!