Thursday, September 10, 2015

Vintage Kitties Thank You

Hello, everyone!  Before I share my card, I would like to welcome my newest follower - La Papera Gialla - so happy to see you here!

Today I am sharing a vintage thank-you card.  I received this beautiful image called "Listen to the Song in My Heart" while I was on my blog break this summer.  The very generous Sandy at Crafty Secrets sent it to me as a bonus to the Party Cats set that I already owned. Sandy knows how much I love kitties - I was tickled pink to receive it along with the other bonus images. Thank you, Sandy!

I die-cut the image with Memory Box Cross-Stitched Frame Borders and mounted it on a red panel, which was cut with the same borders die, and then mounted on a cream panel.  I added a row of tiny black gems around half of the image. Behind the image is a vintage button card from the Crafty Secrets Button Up set.

Here are the other items used:
  • Die cuts:  Flowers (Elizabeth Craft Flower Set 3), leaves (Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf Strip), birds (Die-Namites Birds on a Wire).  I always use left-over snippets for my die cuts.
  • Rubber stamps:  Ticket sentiment (Whimsy Stamps - Celebrations Mini Tickets and Everyday Moments)
  • Patterned paper: Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs
  • Doily:  I won the black doily from AuntBecscreations (thank you, Becky, I love these doilies!)
  • Ribbon:  Crafty Ribbons Organza Swiss Dots
  • Misc.:  Butterfly punch, buttons, butterfly charm, bird charm, black gems (all from my stash)

I would also like to join the following challenges: 613 Avenue Create CYOC (Col. 1-Image, Bling, Patterned Paper; Col. 2-Sentiment, Die-cut; Col. 3-Solid Colour Paper; Col. 4-Flowers, Buttons; Col. 5-Ribbon, Paper Punch); Allsorts Lots of Layers 3/3; Aud Sentiments AG w Sentiment 1/5 Beccy's Place September AG UE; Cheery Lynn All About Texture 1E; Come and Get It Buttons and Bows 1/3; Craft Your Passion AG 3/3; Crafting from the Heart AG 3/3; Crafty Creations Out on a Limb 1/2; Crafty Gals Corner Bingo (Flowers, Buttons, Punches/Die-Cuts) 1/2; Crafty Girls Creations AG 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper September UE; Crafty Secrets Sepember Linky 1/4; Creative Inspirations Vintage UE; Creative Ladybirds AG 2/3; Crop Stop Linky Party #8 Elizabeth Crafts dies sold at Crop Stop 1/5; Deep Ocean Shabby Chic UE; DL.ART September Linky AG 1/day; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Coffee/Tea/Beverage Alt. Thank You 1/3; DRS Designs A Real Cutie UE; Emerald Faeries Thank You 2/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Let's Craft and Create Use Dies or Punches (used both) 2/3;  Natalie and Amy's Charming 2/3; Not Just Cards AG UE; One Stitch at a Time Gratitude UE; Papertake Weekly Things with Wings 1/5; Penny's Paper Crafty AG 1/3; Pile it On Fur UE; Pixie's Snippet Playground Stamped ticket on snippet and all die-cuts from snippets 2/3; Quirky Crafts Home Sweet Home 2/3; Scrapbook Blessings Club AG optional Favourite Technique (die cuts) UE; Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp and Punch/Die Cut (I did all 3) 2/5; The Paper Girls Thankful/Grateful 1/3; The Ribbon Girl Add Flowers UE; Tuesday Throwdown AG 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5

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


Jacee said...

How lovely, fabulous design, love the image, bet the little kitty's are licking their lips looking out at that tasty looking bird! LOL
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh this is so pretty and I love how you have organized the supplies you tidy !
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Lisa said...

This is absolutely stunning, Kitty!! I love the vintage image of those sweet cats!! The details you added to this are just perfect!! Beautiful, beautiful card my friend!! Thank you so much for playing along with the DL.ART September Linky and Thankful Thursday!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts
DL.ART DT Member

jimlynn said...

Love all the different elements on this beauty!!! WOW! Precious and pretty, pretty card. The little kitties are beautiful too.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Kitty!! This card remember me a theater! Love it!! Such gorgous vintage image you have received! The kittens are adorable! This image is so lovely and vibrant and you have created a purrrrr...fect design for it! :D
All the layers matches perfectly with the image, so it seems a theater scene! Lovely gems border, and doily too!! The diecut flowers and birds are so beautiful in the first plane! Such a creative work you made! Well done!!

DIANA L. said...

What a great card love the cats the patterned paper is so pretty. Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge #164“Coffee, tea or any beverage” for this challenge. and the September linky challenge Have a blessed day


Judith Taylor - Wright said...

gorgeous Kitty fabulous card hun hugs Judith xxx

Bad Kitty said...

LOVE your card!

Sue said...

Gorgeous kittys and card,hugs xx

Lori m said...

Very pretty, the kitties are adorable, hugs, Lori m

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Kitty, a wonderful image and fabulous papers - a super card.

Pia S said...

This is such a well designed and detailed card, it feels kind of randomly organized. It's a style I don't master at all, I think my attempts always end up looking messy, but this interesting and gorgeous.

Elaine Stark said...

So many interesting bits of detail. Well put together and co-ordinated. A great card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Jo said... the colours & fabby die cuts.
hugs Jo x

Lori said...

Such a pretty card with the sweetest image! Love the addition of the birds - that's perfect!

Andrea W said...

An absolutely adorable card! All the details are lovely and the image is super cute.

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The beautiful die cuts on that lovely background are so pretty. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 200th Celebration Week’ challenge!.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

suzanne2 said...

I'm not sure how you can call this a card, it's a little work of art! It deserves a frame and a place on someone's wall, it's so much more than a card. Thank you for sharing it with us at creative inspirations.
Suzanne (DT member)

Taunya Butler said...

Sweet and so awesome - what a masterpiece with all those wonderful bits and pieces added to make it so spectacular!!! Super impressive and so well done!!! Such a visual feast!!! Hugs and I hope you are well!!!

Anet van Zyl said...

Gorgeous card Kitty. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Bunny said...

Hey, Kitty. This is so cute. I love all the cats looking out at the birds. I like all the dies that you used. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

vinita jain said...

Beautiful kitty image you have received! Love all the tit bits of wonderful die cut elements, graceful creation, love it!

Becky said...

BEAUTIFUL card! I LOVE Kitties!

Annette Allen said...

oh my so totally cute.. adorable kitties..

Karen Letchworth said...

Super cute, very creative, and lots of great elements used on this one. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. Have a blessed week, and please stop by again soon.
Word Art Wednesday

Beccy said...

Fabulous card KT, I love all the different embellishments you added to the cute image. The bold colours you used work great together and I really like the die cuts. Well done!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

What a pretty and cute card. Love the details, digi, and colors. Thanks for your entry in our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!

brenda said...

So many lovely layers here Kitty, a real work of art and just perfect for our Allsorts theme this week, many thanks for joining in.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful work here again, fabulous cuties and colours used.xx
{The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Such fabulous detailing on this wonderful card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

marion said...

Loving the images and love how you made this one, fab job, lots of hugs and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, Marion

Barb said...

A fantastic card Kitty. Those little kitties seem to really be interested in the little robin! So much going on it's a great card. It looks like an old theatre toy that children used to have decades ago. Beautiful. Barbxx

ike said...

How gorgeous that is. :-) It make me chuckle seeing the kitties eyeing up those birds :-D I bet they would scoff them down in a minute. !!

IKE xxx

Nancy said...

Lots of great elements on this beautiful card! The birds on a wire are my favorite!
Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club! :o)

Jennifer Scull said...

what a great feel this card has... and how fun that you were gifted items to make it! that makes it even better! :)

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Hi Kitty, I adore this card you made with the kitties, it turned out really sweet! I have so many cute kitten images, I should put them together as printable download sets.

Thanks for joining our Sept Linky Party

SARN said...

There is such a lot to look at and admire in the card K.

Thanks for hopping over to the Snippets Playground with it.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Judy McKay said...

Pretty vintage card. Lots of wonderful details. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Judy DT

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is such a gorgeous creation kitty. Awesome layout and really rich colours in the image.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is so awesome! There is so much to look at on this card and so much to admire. I have to laugh when you shared the link to the Party Cats set. I have those cats somewhere. I need to dig them out.

JD/ Jill said...

So cute! wonderfully created card! I like how you cut out the birds and flower in the polka dot paper Makes it really pop!

Donna said...

This is such a stunning image and your design is amazing, every detail adds to the charm!

Cazzy said...

Such a pretty vintage card, and I love the little brass charm. Thanks for entering twice in the Quirky challenge.

Cazzy x

Lisa said...

Super cute kitty card! Love all the papers. Thanks for joining us this week with cheery Lynn designs

Sabina G. said...

Lovely card. Love the embellishments.
Thank you for joining us at Let's craft and create.
Sabina DT

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Penny’s & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(DT Crafty Friends)
(DT Tuesday Throwdown)

Sandy Hulsart said...

Lovely card, great mix of colors and dies. Not sure what you are using as texture for the Cheery Lynn challenge. I don't see anything that is embossed?

Monika Reeck said...

Kiity you have so many adorable DIES
I just start to buy dies but all is expensive
I think buy stamp is more better hehehe
but see your card with so many lovely dies and great image
feel vintage on your card
beautifully made my friend
hugs, Monika

Judy V said...

Great card! Love all the embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

NGCARDS said...

A lovely cute creation! Thanks for playing in this week's challenge of Vintage over at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Nicole Wright said...

This is such a great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog. Cheers Nicole

BethieJ said...

Another WONDERFUL Card!
Thanks again for joining us at PIO!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Hi, Kittie! I love this sweet image, and am so glad you used it to join the fun at the Crafty Secrets September Linky Challenge! The way you framed the image was so clever! Thanks for joining us this month! Cheerio!
Kathy Clement/DT Leader, Crafty Secrets

Helen said...

Awww...sweet card!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x

Diane said...

So adorable and cute...I just love this image and all your pretty details! I love kitties too and we just got a new one to add to our "collection" a tiny little kitty someone "dropped off"....she now has a good home! Thank you for joining our Crafty Secrets September linky challenge and blog hop!
Diane CS DT

nwilliams6 said...

Harder to get any cuter than a picture of some playful kitties!!!! This card is darling!!! Love the flowers and bird cage charm - they add so much to your fun card. Thanks for joining us again in the DRS Designs Cutie Challenge. Hugz

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OMG this is so cute! Thanks so much for playing along in our September Linky Party at Crafty Secrets! Good Luck!!

Crafty Secrets DT

Denise Goeldner said...

So darn adorable, love it. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise DT ~
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