Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Vintage Teacup Kittens

Hello, everyone!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome two new followers - Yvonne Kadinger and denisemouton - thank you for joining me!  If you would like to leave a link to your blog in the comments, then I will hop over and follow you too!

Today I'm sharing a vintage-style card!  I was inspired by several challenges (as usual)!  I used an adorable teacup kittens image from the Ephemera Romance Collage Sheet from Gecko Galz. I fussy-cut so I could pop it up on foam tape.  The heart is die-cut from pink vellum, and the butterflies and tiny heart are punched from rose-coloured foiled cardstock.


  • Collage sheet image:  Gecko Galz Ephemera Romance Collage Sheet
  • Rubber stamp: Sentiment (Crafter's Companion Beatrix Potter Tale of Peter Rabbit)
  • Dies:  Coffee Cup (Die-Versions Wee Petites Cold Weather), Scalloped Stitched Hearts, Square Doily (both unmarked)
  • Patterned paper:  Colorbok
  • Other:  Foiled cardstock (3 Birds Design), vintage lace (second-hand store, very old), ribbon, pink vellum, and flatback pearls (old stash), butterfly and heart punches (unmarked) 

One challenge that inspired me is the Coffee Loving Papercrafters CASEing DT Link-up Party #10, and below is the card to CASE.  I followed the same sketch but my card is landscape-oriented. I was inspired by the pink, the hearts, and the cup!


I also liked the inspiration photos at {PIN}spirational Challenges (I was inspired by the cups, hearts, and pink) and SugarPea Designs Mix it Up 28 (I was inspired by the pink and the flowers:


Two other challenges that caught my eye are the Gecko Galz Vintage Valentine February Customer Challenge, and the Hot Drink challenge at Cut It Up Challenge Blog!  

Cut It Up

I would also like to support the following challenges: 613 Avenue Create AG Optional Sentimental Journey/CAS 3/8; A Gem of a Challenge Add a Butterfly UE; Brown Sugar Pink and Pearls 1/2; Cardz TV AG Designers Challenge #2 3/3; Clique Kits February 2/3; Come and Get It Valentine's Day Cards 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper February UE; Creatalicious AG Add Some Hearts UE; Creative Corner Perfectly Pink 2/3; Creative Fingers AG 2/3; Die Cut Diva's Use Pink or Red 3/4; DL.ART February Linky AG UE 1/d; Dragonfly Journeys Love is in the Air UE; Gecko Galz Facebook Group 4-Legged Friends; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 3/3; Little Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Pile it OnHearts on Fire UE; Really Reasonable Ribbon Hearts Ribbon or Trim 1/6; Send a Smile 4 Kids For the Girls 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Young at Heart 1/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday The Color of Love 4/5; SUYP Cats Only Kitty Love UE; The Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode PAM02042017 Feminine 1E; The Paper Girls With Heart 1/3; The Ribbon Girl February Card UE; Tuesday Throwdown Heart String 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG 5/5

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

54 comments:

Pia S said...

This is a lovely card, love the kitten image sitting on the square doily die cut. The whole design looks so pretty and delicate.

cotnob said...

This is so pretty Kitty, an adorable image and lovely papers.
Pauline
x

Fiki said...

our card is so pretty!
love oft colors and image!
hugs

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable vintage style for your card, Kitty!! Love very much the dp that matches so well with the supersweet image! These kitties in the cup are adorable! Fabulous choice of lace and foileed butterflies!!! Great work!

Katrina Brown said...

Oh, this is adorable! Love the cut vellum and those kitties are absolutely delightful! Thanks for sharing with us over at Cut It Up!
Katrina
ScrappyHorses.blogspot.com

Barb said...

A really pretty vintage card and I love the little kitties in the cup. The vellum heart looks lovely. Barbxx

Donna said...

Gorgeous kitty vintage card, so delicate and charming!

Andrea W said...

Such a sweet card! I really like the lace detail and butterfly accents. Great combination of challenges.

Bunny said...

I love the vintage tea cup. What pretty lace and butterflies. I saw the word Beatrix Potter and it reminded me of childhood and reading. And bunnies of course.

scrappymo! said...

This is a pretty vintage card. The kittens in the teacup image is so sweet and \I like you design! You did a great job of including enough embellishments to qualify for all the challenges, yet your card looks as if all those chings were hand chosen just for the cards sake! Great job.

Carole said...

Fabulous vintage Valentine card, Kitty! These tea-cup kittens are adorable and they look gorgeous on top of the vellum heart. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at the Crafts Galore Encore February Challenge, “Anything Goes”. Good Luck and hope to see you again next month!
Carole x DT (Craftilicious Creations)

Carole said...

Ooops!! I just realised your card was for {Pin}spirations, not CGE (but there's another challenge you could enter!!!!)
Thanks for sharing your lovely card at {PIN}spirational Challenges #183.
Carole x DT

vinita jain said...

Cute vintage teacup image, love all the layers in pink, so appealing, Love it Kitty!

Arlene said...

Such a sweet card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

debby4000 said...

Adorable kittens, love your card.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Lisa said...

Oooh! I LOVE that vintage picture... so pretty! Love your card too.. beautiful and so feminine...

Olga Fink said...

Such a beautiful and romantic card Kitty! your design is gorgeous and the colors you chose! Very many beautiful details and your vellum heart gorgeous!
xoxo Olga

Barbara Godden said...

lovely vintage kitten in a cup. Great design. your card is so soft and pretty.

CHRISTINA HOR said...

Oh very sweet Kitty! You did an awesome job going vintage. And LOVE those kitties in the teacup! I love Beatrix Potter book! I must check this rubber stamp out! Thanks! Hope your week has been wonderful. Take care Kitty. Hugs.

Kuni said...

Beautiful and cute Kitty.
Hugs
Kuni

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous and cute. Love the vintage feel about it.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Lisa Lynn said...

What a gorgeous vintage image.

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

This is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us for our Hot Drink challenge at Cut it Up. Stay warm! :)

Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

DonnaMundinger said...

So SWEET! Love the vintage feel. xxD

ike said...

Such a gorgeous pretty card :-) Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.

IKE x

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Hetty said...

Such a darling card, those kitten in the tea cup are adorable.
Beautiful background and tiny sweet embellishments.

Ellenor Emilsson said...

Your card is soo cute, I just LOVE cats :)

Thank you for playing along with us at Creatalicious Challenges - DT Ellenor

Eek Eek said...

Such a pretty card :) Teacup kitties is a good idea, might steal it :)

Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

Gecko Galz said...

Very Beautiful Card thank you for joining our Challenge this month.

Monica Maier said...

Very pretty, thanks for joining us Die Cut Diva's

Terri Winske said...

What a beautiful card combining so may inspirations!! Great job in coordinating it all! I love the kittens image as well as the lace and butterflies!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Gecko Galz. Hope to see you again next time.

Lori Kobular said...

Such a beautiful Vintage Valentine! Love the pink and red butterflies! Love the kitties in the tea cup and that background paper is gorgeous!

marion said...

awww the kitties remind me of your loved ones, kiwi and honeydew. Such a romantic card, very very sweet. Sending hugs and love your way and a bellyrub for your furbabys, Marion

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

I love kitties and tea - so naturally I love this card. Very sweet. Love the details. Thanks for joining us this week at Jo's Fun Friday. AJ DT JSS

Lynne said...

Beautiful card! I love the vintage feel and look of your card. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge Blog. Hope to see you next month!
Much love, hugs, and friendship
Lynne
aka Her Craftiness

Penny said...

Thanks for playing in the Creative Fingers challenge Penny (Creative Fingers DT)

Emma Williams said...

Really pretty card and I love the darling images you've used, they are just so sweet! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

Jeannie said...

Hi KT! Beautiful card and I just love the butterflies and the cup embellishments too. Thanks so much for joining my Love is in the Air blog challenge :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Margaret said...

Adorable image. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious. Hope to see you back again. Gook luck. Maggie, DT

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Monika Reeck said...

I am not pink lady....but I love your all in pink card...so sweet....and romantic feel...I comment from mobile phone...thats why short ♡

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Cute kitties, love the pink & added die cuts

Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this fortnight, hope to see you back again soon!
Hugs Shell xx

Petra Swart said...

Hi, Kitty, I've been busy with sewing since last week, that's why I haven't been around!!!! I see that you have posted quite a lot of cards since I last visited, so I'm going to have fun enjoying all of it now!!!!!!
I love this very romantic, pretty in pink card!!!!!! I really like the scalloped square die and the beautiful lace!!! Sweet die cut butterflies and cup and the teacup kitties are so adorable!!!! So lovely!!!!
Hugz

Enza G said...

This is lovely!

Ginny @ Polly's Paper Studio said...

This is a lovely card and a great addition to our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Hugs from Ginny at Polly's Paper Studio.

Melissa said...

Cute, thanks for joining Cardz TV!

Karen Letchworth said...

Thank you so much for sharing your sweet Valentine with us.
Blessings,
karen L
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Helen Gullett said...

Such an andorable card. Thank You for playing along with February CLC CASEing DT!

Keti's Projects said...

Adorable. Thanks for playing with us at Pile it On. Hope you will join us again for the current "Monster or Fairy" Challenge. Keti (DT)

Rae Ann said...

Love the pretty lace and ribbon! The image you used is so adorable.

Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

Tracey McNeely said...

Your tea cup kittens are so sweet in the cup! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge for February!

Jo Ann said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us last month at 613 Avenue Create. Hope you'll join our challenge this month as well. Have a blessed day!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional add hearts” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)


PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…