Saturday, September 24, 2016

A Cup of Tea Warms the Soul

Hello, everyone! Today is Day 2 of the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Have you checked out the hop yet? We're off to a great start! Hope to see you over there! You can join by linking up a newly created fall-themed project that focuses on coffee, tea, or cocoa. The linky is open until September 30!


Today I'm sharing two more little ATCs - they each measure 2.5" x 3.5" and are the perfect size for a Pocket Letter, which I'm hoping to have completed by the end of the hop!

Card #1



I started by making a watercolour background with Distress Inks using the smooshing technique and some splatters. I stamped the sentiment and added a die-cut frame. I finished it off with a stamped cup and a number of green sequins.

Here are the products used:
  • Stamps:  Sentiment (unknown), cup (Your Next Stamp Hot Stuff Mugs)
  • Ink:  Distress Inks (Wilted Violet,Twisted Citron), Memento Bamboo Leaves, Versafine Onyx Black
  • Dies: Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle Layers
  • Patterned paper:  Doodlebug Friendly Forest

Card #2


I found this cute little teacup kitten image on the back of a calendar and I couldn't resist! I added a little bow in her hair and lots of falling leaves!

Here are the products used:
  • Dies: Circle (Gina Marie Designs Dot Studs Circle), bow (Gina Marie Designs Decorative Ribbon Border), leaves (Impression Obsession Oak Leaves and Rake)
  • Sentiment: Deedee's Digis

This card was inspired by the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches.


Challenges:
Card #1: 
Artistic Inspirations AG UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper September UE; Crop Stop Linky Party #20 (Distress Inks available at Crop Stop here) 4/5; Deep Ocean AG UE; DL.ART September AG UE 1/day; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3; Just Keep On Creating AG UE; Mod Squad Celebrate Your Inner Splat 2/3; Not Just Cards September AG UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 4/5

Card #2

CRAFT Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving 3/5; Creative Corner Autumn 2/3; Just Keep On Creating AG UE; Pile it On Autumn Colours/Theme UE; SUYP Cats Only Furry-thing Goes UE; The Outlawz Festive Friday Fall Leaves Day 1E


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

60 comments:

Richa Maurya said...

Both the cards are pretty..love the green and purple DI smooshing..and the kitty in the cup is really cute..
Love
Richa

Ann said...

So cute! I love the bow in her hair on the second card.

Teri Wilde said...

Really adorable cat card. It's fun to see how crafters repurpose things to come up with new creations.

Patti said...

Two sweet cards Kitty! I LOVE that beautiful water color background you created for your sweet sentiment! and no wonder you saved that little kitten it's precious! : )

Patti

StampingbugKerry said...

Cute cards. Love the "New Orleans" color scheme! :)

scrAPpamondo said...

These cards are both lovely and fun, Kitty!! The background of the first one is just amazing, fabulous colours!! Love the sentiment, the lttle cup and your preciuos touch of sequins!
You have made so well to recycle the kitty in the cup of the old calendar for the second card, she is adorable! And the bow give her a supersweet look!! Beautiful autumnal design, love the falling colourful leaves!
Have a great Sunday!

cotnob said...

These are fabulous Kitty, I love the colours on the first one.
Pauline
x

Judy Woodland said...

Such a sweet little card with such a sweet greeting. Very cute!!! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at the Mod Squad!
Judy - Challenge Host

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful cards!
love them both!
lots of hugs
Fiki

Judy Woodland said...

I should have said thanks once again for playing along. I see you have entered twice. Both cards are wonderful!!!

Melissa Craig said...

Great cards! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your cards. Both are wonderful!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very sweet cards. That kitty is so pretty with those baby blues.

Tina Z. said...

ooo, great smooshing, I love this technique and the kitty is soooo cute.

DonnaMundinger said...

Great smooshing and you KNOW I love the kitty! Fabulous! xxD

Shelly said...

These are sooo cute and sweet!

Jacq said...

Great cards! Love that kitty image and that you found it on the back of a calendar - fabulous bit of upcycling. :)
Jacqui
Outlawz DT

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome cards. I love you color combinations. The kitty is so sweet.

Liz said...

Super cards. I especially love the smooshing on the first one, beautiful colours. xx

Lisa said...

Oh my... first of all such a delicious background... love how that came out... the colors are perfect! Beautiful.. and that adorable little kitty in a cup!!!! Love it!! Happy Saturday!

Heidi Stamps said...

Very modern and pretty!

Elizabeth said...

Love the colors!

Joyce Tompkins said...

Both cards are fantastic! The kitty one is adorable :) And I love the background you created on the first one. Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

Joyce
www.JoycesCreativeCrafts.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

Great cards! I love the kitty!!
Thanks for playing along again this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Leanne said...

Cute cards!

CarlavdM said...

Distress inks make awesome backgrounds, like yours a lot with that great sentiment.

vinita jain said...

Love that ink smooshing BG on first one and That fussy cut image is so cute and beautifully recycled!!!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Kitty these cards are so cute! I so love that sentiment on the first card and the colors are fantastic together!! And that second card is adorable with that sweet little kitty! Really great cards my friend! Thank you so much for joining Jo's Scrap Shack's Funday Friday challenge this week! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
Jo-owner
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ike said...

What a great find of that super sweet little kittling :-) Great card - I love the colour scheme and the cut out leaves. Thank you for purring along to SUYP Cats Challenges.

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IKE xx

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Arianna Barbara said...

Amazing!!!

Hetty said...

Beautiful cards, karen and i love a card with a big sentiment on top, esp. when it has to do with coffee he he! The kitty card is adorable.

Barbara Godden said...

Super cute cards, love that BIG sentiment.

Darcy Schroeder said...

Kitty, this is such a cute card and great way to recycle an old calendar. Thanks for entering your card in the Outlawz Festive Friday's Challenge!!
Hugs!
Darcy

Donna Ellis said...

such a delightful sentiment, Miss Kitty! So sweet, and very lovely colors! Your kitten card is also adorable. Love the take on the sketch! Two fabulous designs, my friend! hugs, de

KraftyKoolKat said...

Two really gorgeous creations Kitty. Awesome colours.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Michele K. Henderson said...

This little kitty is so sweet!

jimlynn said...

BOTH are fabulous. Love all the purple in the first card and of course that precious little kitty in the second one.
Lynn

Barb said...

Two lovely ATCS Kitty. The kitten is so cute and I love the colour of the first one. Barbxx

Barb said...

Two lovely ATCS Kitty. The kitten is so cute and I love the colour of the first one. Barbxx

Tonya said...

LOVE the kitty! TFS

Karen B. said...

Awesome cards, especially the one with the kitty!

Angie Jones said...

Thanks for joining our Fun-Day Friday Challenge @ Jo’s Scrap Shack.

Doudou said...

Very cute cards!

suzARTe said...

This is such a cute card, I love the image of the kitten and the leaves add so much dimension to the card.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

~amy~ said...

So fun, love them both. That kitty in the cup is adorable!

marion said...

Both cards are lovely and sweet, lots of hugs and love, cuddles to your furbabys, Marion

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Bouth great ATC's but love the one with the sentiment, great coloures and background, purple is so great with that green!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Olga Fink said...

They are both gorgeous Kitty!
xoxo Olga

Patricia Alvarez said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this week. Good luck!!! Patricia

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The bow in the teacup kitty's hair made me laugh. I like the colors and distress background of your first ATC. I need to make some ATCs so any inspiration to jazz them up a bit is good for me.

Pia S said...

That kitty in a cup is too cute, just look at that face, who can resist loving this? The first one is original and unique, a fun, artsy take on the fall theme.

VanessaB said...

Sooo sweet!!

Helen Gullett said...

What a sweet card. Love the quote.

Ceal said...

Adorable card with the kitty. Thanks for sharing.

Lori Kobular said...

Two great cards! I love the sentiment on the first card and that kitty is adorable on the second one! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART Challenges!

Helen F. said...

Oh my that kitty is too sweet!

katieo said...

2 adorable pocket cards. I love the sentiment and the kitty is so sweet. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday September Linky Challenge.

Keti's Projects said...

OMG Another super cute card. Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On #117. Hope to see you again this week. Keti (DT)

Catie Cuddles said...

Love the top card especially. Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Therese Engström said...

Cute card <3
Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges.
Hugs from Therese, DT