Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Kitties Warm Fuzzies

Hello, everyone!  Before I share my card, I would like to welcome two new followers - Pam and Nancy - thank you for joining me!  Today I'm sharing a kitties warm fuzzies card!  I used a sweet stamp I've had for many years.  It's an older wood-mounted rubber stamp from Stampendous called Snuggly Kitties from 2006, but it's still as adorable as ever! I coloured the kitties with watercolor markers and fussy-cut.


My card began with the background. I was inspired by the watercolour challenge over at Creative Chick Jenn Shurkus COOLest Card Series (Week 2). I heat-embossed a number of tiny heart and snowflake stamps (Poppystamps Cup of Cheer and Newton's Nook Frozen Friends) in white. Then I used a watercolour smooshing technique with Distress Inks (Evergreen Bough, Wilted Violet, and Seedless Preserves). I love how it turned out! 


I added some leftover glitter cardstock strips (DCWV) along the side.  I die-cut a stitched heart (Gina Marie Designs) from vellum and adhered the kitties.  I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment on a white scrap and hand-cut an angled edge.  I added a number of puffy heart stickers from my stash and some small die-cut snowflakes (Lawn Fawn).  Lastly I added Snow Writer on the white parts of the kitties' hats.


I would also like to support the following challenges: 613 Avenue Create AG (all items from my stash) 2/3; A Snowflake's Promise AG Winter 2/3; Beccy's Place February AG UE; Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges AG 2/2; Bunny Zoe's Hearts UE; Cardz TV Valentine's Day Card 2/3; CRAFT Love/Valentines/Anniversary 2/5; Craft Your Passion AG 2/3; Craftin Desert Diva's Hearts UE; Crafty Friends Animals/Birds 3/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra February AG UE; Creatalicious Love is in the Air UE; Creative Inspiration Hugs and Kisses UE; Creative Ladybirds AG 2/3; Crimbo Crackers AG UE; Cuddlebug Mania For Kids 1/3; Deep Ocean Winter Wonderland UE; Die-Cut Divas Love, Marriage, Anniversaries 1/4; Dies R Us Love 1/3; DL.ART February AG UE 1/day; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Valentines 2/3; DRS Designs Sparkle and Shine (glitter cardstock) UE; Eureka Stamps Add Some Sparkle 2/3; Fan-Tastic Tuesday Sweethearts 1/4; Glitter n Sparkle Embossing (heat) 1/3;Incy Wincy Love is in the Air 1/5; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Just Keep on Creating February AG UE; Love to Scrap Have a Heart 1/3; Lunagirl Moonbeams Love UE; MFP Stamp Shop AG 1/5; My Crafting Stories AG 1/3; Not Just Cards AG UE; One Crazy Stamper AG 2/5; Paper Creator's Must be Love 1/3; Paper Temptress FB Group AG 1/2;  Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets were glitter strips, sentiment strip, and die-cut vellum 2/3; Poppystamps Crazy in Love 1/3; Robyn's Fetish Winter Cards with Glitter 2/3; Scrappy Moms Stamps I Heart You UE; Scribbles Designs Have a Heart 2/3; SUYP Cats Only Challenge Kitty Love UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 5/5; Sparkle N Sprinkle Used White Embossing Powder UE; Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Add an Animal UE; The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up Winter Wonderland (FT) 1/3; The Daily Marker 30-Day Colouring Challenge Day 2; The Outlawz Saturday PAM Two Different Mediums 1E; The Paper Girls Valentines/Love 1/3; The Pencil Case Love/Romance 1/2; Vintage Stamping Splatters and Drips 1/3; Wags n Whiskers With Love 2/2; Whimsy Stamps With Love 2/3; Your Scrapbook Place AG 1/3

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92 comments:

Lin said...

What a beautiful mix of colors, Kitty, and your little kittens are sweet! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Sue Reynolds said...

Saw your card on The Outlawz, very pretty smooching background...Lisa was experimenting with it this weekend. And the kittens are adorable and love that you stamped and colored on vellum paper so you could still see the beautiful colors in back. Beautiful card.

Christi Conley said...

LOVE this!! Combines 2 of my favorites things - kitties and shades of blue! Love the ha details :) And thank you SO much for the heads up on that win, I had NO idea :) Hugs!!! xo

Vickie Y said...

Adorable image and card; love the colorful background. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Stamps Challenge.

vinita jain said...

Love the color choice and beautiful watercoloered smooshing BG, so perfect with these sweet kitties! Totally adorable!

katieo said...

Fabulous card. The background is so bright and vibrant. I love the cute kitties and how you did the hats. hank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes February Linky Challenge. Katie-DL.ART DT member

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Just adorable, you have did a great job with a background, must try it my self :)
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Kath said...

I love the colours in your background and the image is so cute!
Kath x

Chris_chanter@yahoo.co.uk said...

Beautiful card Kitty as always love those hearts and the colour are stunning x thanks for sharing at glitter N sparkle Chris DT x

brenda said...

Love, love, love your background Kitty, a fabulous fusion of colours and cure focal element. Afraid I can't read the small type with my dodgy eyes, so if any of my challenges are there a big thank you.

B x

Merlina Hadi said...

Hi Kitty, I am happy to see you again.
Your card is always awesome.
Thank you for sharing at My Crafting Stories, and good luck.

Hugs,
Merlina

Sammy said...

That background is fabulous! I adore the colours. Fab card. x

Kuni said...

This is so sweet Kitty, great colors and background.
Hugs
Kuni

Kuni said...

This is so sweet Kitty, great colors and background.
Hugs
Kuni

Tina Z. said...

great colours and soooo lovely kitties, I love it!

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kitty, such an adorable image and lovely colours.
Pauline
x

Jane Savage said...
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Jane Savage said...

Love that gorgeous background and cute kitties!
Thank you for joining in with our challenge at The Pencil Case! Jane (DT) xxx

Olga Direktorenko said...

Fabulous background and kitties! Love the variety of textures and colors of this card - what a fabulous entry to Poppystamps Crazy In Love Challenge!

Gerda said...

What a fabulous card!!Love that gorgeous background!!! Thanks for joining us at Cardz TV!
Gerda
http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

Hetty said...

What a wonderful backgound on this sweet and cuddly card, Kitty.
I love the colors.

Hetty said...

What a wonderful backgound on this sweet and cuddly card, Kitty.
I love the colors.

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome background, love all the coverage with your smooshing. super cute citties too.

Lisa said...

So beautiful!! I was playing around with smooshing this weekend too... mine's not as pretty as yours... but it was fun!!

Di said...

Fabulous card Kitty - such cute kitties and your smooshing is amazing. Such wonderful colours!

Hugs

Di xx

Aunty Sue said...

lovely card thanks for joining us at CRAFT in this weeks challenge. Good luck

Bad Kitty said...

very beautiful card!
love the image and backround!

Bad Kitty's Craftroom
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Michelle said...

A beautiful card Kitty. The watercolour background is stunning and the two kitties are so sweet - Michelle x

Darlene said...

Too cute and great colors! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘LOVE’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh Kitty, you rock with this background!!!FABULOUS!!!
Love, love this card! So sweet, colourful, sparkling, well layered and vibrant! All the details are just perfect!
The vellum heart with the little puffy heart stickers are "a cherry on the cacke", as we say in Italy! (They are a delightful touch added to a very beautiful work!) :D
I pinned it!
https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524481400749/
You have a BIG talent, my friend!!


SARN said...

Totally delightful xxx

Swissie said...

So cute! Wonderful colours!
Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!
Swissie

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 122 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thanks also for entering this into both of my Craftyhazelnut challenges x

Olga Fink said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card Kitty! I love it! xoxo Olga

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the background!! You smooshed it perfectly!! The colors are stunning!! The kitties are so sweet!! I love the texture you added!! What a beautiful card my friend!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Jenny L said...

Hi Kitty,
what a brilliant card, and such a beautiful coloured background too.
wonderful design also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, my, I love those two little kitties, Kitty!!!! They are just the cutest little things!!!! Your bg and the glitter strips at the side really look great!!! This is such a lovely card!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Barb said...

Wow what a fabulous card Kitty. I LOVE your background and the two little kittens are soooooo cute. Barbxx

jimlynn said...

Cool looking background with the watercolors. Love the little kitties and they're precious sitting inside the heart.
Lynn

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

How sweet. I love cats and your card. Love the colors and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Beccy's Place. AJ DT BP

Donna said...

Wow Kitty, that background and the way you used the vellum are fabulous, they showcase your darling kitten beautifully!

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Here I am again ;) And what more to say then adorable and cute ♥
Thank you for joining us at Creative Ladybirds Creations!
Good Luck and hope to see you again.
xx Valentina DT team xx

Marie B. said...

That COOL challenge sure is inspiring some neat colorful backgrounds! I absolutely LOVE that kitty stamp, too! Thanks for adding this card to the CHNC Extra challenge! :)

~Marie B -DT

Karenladd said...

Wow!! Your background is just gorgeous and so colorful...and those little snuggly kittens are adorably sweet. I'm going to have to try this smoosh technique soon too!

Nancy said...

Thanks so much for the welcome, Kitty! You've created another fabulous background on your beautiful card! Really lovely! :o)

Beccy said...

I love the way you've created the background on this card Kitty, it's fabulous! The colours are awesome and I love how you've "smooshed" them together. I also like the glittery strip you added down the side, and of course, the cute little kitty stamp. Great job!
Cheers,
Beccy

Stampsnob. said...

TFS MFP Stampshop Lis DT

Sukie said...

Adorable card! Thanks so much for joining our Terrific Tuesday Challenge over at Scrappy Moms Stamps!

Brittany M. said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the ink smooshing watercolor effect too! The results are so bright and beautiful! Glad you linked up with the Paper Girls for our Valentine challenge!

suzARTe said...

The background on this card looks fantastic Kitty, such a lovely card. Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes February link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

jenn shurkus said...

i dont know what i love more- the watercolored background, the vellum heart, those puffy stickers or those adorable kitties!?!?! either way thank you again for being part of my COOLest Card Series!!

Heather said...

OH, this is adorable!!! And that background is FABULOUS!! Beautiful! Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

Arlene said...

Such sweet kittens. Wonderful background. Fun card.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Brenda said...

Love your watercolor background and those kittens are so cute! Thanks so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge!

ike said...

What a super background you made - such pretty colours too. I love the kitties and the sentiment about 'warm fuzzies' made me giggle :-) Thank you for purring along at SUYP Cats Challenges #3.

Hugz
IKE xx

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nwilliams6 said...

Totally adorable - I still love this one. Great bg and cute image! Thanks for sharing it with us in the DRS Designs Challenge! Hugz

Karen Lunagirl said...

Love the warm fuzzies! Your colors are great for February ~ bright turquoise and pink with the bright white and silver accents. And I'm a cat person, so... :-) Thanks for sharing in my Love challenge at LunagirlMoonbeams.com! ~ Karen

Christina H. said...

Hi Kitty. I just love how your background turned out! So stunning and those are s beautiful mix of colors. I also love the furry friends and seeing them on your cards. How many kitty images do you have? Have a lovely weekend ahead Kitty. Hugs.

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Gorgeous card...cute kitties....Thank you for joining us at CYP...Julieannex

Dewi Lestari said...

Beautiful as always! Thanks for joining at Creatalicious: Love is in The Air
Hugs
Dewi

Diane Louise J said...

Hello Kitty Thanks for sharing your third lovely card with CRAFTY FRIENDS 'Animals/Birds' Challenge... love the colour combination and the image is so cute... good luck and we hope you will join us for our next challenge.
Diane Louise (DT) x

KandA said...

Wow, what gorgous colours Kitty. Love everything about this card xx

terrie said...

Kitty, what can I say that hasn't been said about this card....
Love the background...I must try that technique soon.
Well this card turned out fantastic...well done my friend

Becca Cruger said...

Awwwww - how darling is this?! I L-O-V-E the darling background. Great move with the vellum heart too!

Monika Reeck said...

that background turning so adorable Kitty
love and that kitty soo so cuuutee
I love that snowflakes stay white Kitty
great card and great BG
lovely made my dear friend
hugs
Monika

Darnell J Knauss said...

Kitty, that smooched background in the vibrant jewel tones is fabulous and the glitter strip brings it up to an even higher level of awesomeness! I am loving this one!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

DIANA L. said...

Pretty I love all the fun colors
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes FEBRUARY Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.

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Rushd Lady said...

I think you have the most challenges I've ever seen in one place before. How can you keep them all straight? grin! The background is very pretty, but the hugging cats is so sweet. I saw some hugging bunnies somewhere a few blogs back that was sweet too! I'm usually allergic to kitties, but glad I can be here without breaking out in hives! Have fun coloring!

marion said...

I love the background and love the little stamp you used, so sweet those two kitties, lots of hugs to you and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, Marion

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "love is in the air” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Come and Get It)

(DT Crafty Friends)

pam said...

Cute card Kitty, love the background colours and great way to use the Poppystamps stamps. look so cute.
Thanks for sharing on Poppystamps challenge blog.
Pam x

Tracey said...

Beautiful! Love the background.....the colours are gorgeous! The vellum heart looks really pretty too!

Lori m said...

So sweet, adorable kitten card, hugs, Lori m

Pia S said...

The background looks awesome. The use of vellum is a great way to add a die cut without covering up the beautiful colors. It's lovely and surely winner material!

Tracey Boley said...

Fantastic card,the embossing is great.

Thank you for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle.

Tracey DTxx

NGCARDS said...

A gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this fortnight! xxx

Kathy said...

Your background is out of this word.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Awww.... the snuggly kitties. Love their teal winter wear. That background is fabulous!

teachdanz said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the colors, the background, the sparkle and the cute kitties :-) Thanks for linking up with the Craftin Desert Divas "Hearts" linky party!!
Nicole
CDD dt

Kren Kurts said...

The colors in your card are super! So bold! Thanks for joining us at the MFP Stamps blog challenge this week. kReN@afourthlife

Michele Henderson said...

Perfect card, Kitty! You know how much I love kitties! Thanks for playing along with us over at Poppystamps this month!
Take Care!
Michele

weim house said...

Beautiful! Love the colors! :)

Julie said...

What a fun card! Those colors are so pretty together. Thanks for joining us at CHNCC2

Sue said...

A lovely fun card. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

Judy McKay said...

Lovely fun card. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable. Just love this awesome card and thanks so much for sharing with us at our current challenge...Paper Creators DT {aNNie}

Suze said...

We are in the hot part of summer - so it is a good reminder that the Northern Hemisphere is cool at Valentines! I do love that background you have created. Thank you for joining the Love is in the Air challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

Sue McRae said...

Very cute card and I love your vibrant background! Thanks for joining us at Poppystamps this month.

genie said...

I am so late commenting but I am a newbee and have just started posting my beginner’s work. Your kitties are precious and I love your use of the watercolors. I have no idea what distress inks are so am going to have to Goggle it. I have regular watercolors and watercolor pencils, but I have not seen yours. Thank you for sharing all the steps with us. It is really meaningful to girls (old ladies) like me. Many thanks.....genie

Kelly Deal said...

I love this card! The colors are so pretty and the kitty stamp is adorable!

Jeanne Jachna said...

Your background is amazing! - total jaw dropper with those cute kitties!

Lea Brawn said...

Wow what a lot of comments. Very cute card. Great job X
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