Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Candy Cane Kitty

Hi, everyone!  Last month I did not achieve my goal of two winter holiday cards, so my plan this month is to make three.  Here is the first - I'm starting early!

My card began by stencilling a music background in black on Bristol Smooth and then I stencilled a scrap strip in coral.  I adhered thin strips in black and mint along the edge of the coral, cut from scraps.  I coloured the candy cane kitty with markers, fussy-cut, and adhered to a mini doily with foam tape.  I heat-embossed a sentiment in white on a black scrap and die-cut two tiny hearts from scraps.

Stamps:  Newton's Nook - Newton's Candy Cane (image and sentiment)
Stencils:  Newton's Nook - Music,  Newton's Nook - Holiday Foliage
Dies:  Gina Marie Designs - Drop Pennant, Newton's Nook - Darling Hearts
Ink:  Distress Oxide - Abandoned Coral, Black Soot, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Other:  Doodlebug Mini Doily, Ranger White Embossing Powder

Newton's Nook Products Used

My colour choices were inspired by Newton's Nook Inky Paws 122, which is a colour challenge (Coral Pink, Mint Green, White, and Black).  My use of stencils was inspired by STAMPlorations May Stencil Challenge:

I was also inspired by these 8 challenges:
Craft Stamper Take it Make it May AG 1/3
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Bells UE
DL.ART May Linky AG UE 1/d
Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3 C10
Papercraft Business May AG 1/3
Pixie's Snippet Playground 377 Lots of scraps used (black, mint, Bristol) 1E C10
The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up AG Christmas Optional Deck the Paws 1/10
Word Art Wednesday 438-439 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5 wk2

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


Michelle said...

Very cute Kitty - such a lovely cat image - michelle x

Fikreta said...

Hi my friend!
this is so very cute card!
love it!

jimlynn said...

Love the musical score background on this cute, cute, card!!! Precious!

Alyson Mayo said...

Great stencilled background and I really like that you carried is across the card in a different colour. And yet another kitty image... so sweet. What a great Christmas card :)

aussie aNNie said...

Super awesome colouring and fabulous image used...great make.x

New Creations said...

Love the clear musical stencil background! Your card is absolutely so pretty!
Hope all are well!

cotnob said...

A sweet card, such a cute image - I hope you manage to catch up.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Donna said...

How adorable, sweet image and your stencilling is fabulous, like how you did a strip to the side-very striking!

Bunny said...

Absolutely adorable. I love the Newton's Nook kitties. Nice take on the challenge with the colors. [Bunny]

Barbara Godden said...

What an adorable card, super sweet kitty and fab. stencilling I love your card design the added coral/turquoise/black strips are great. Love that cute kitty.

Margreet said...

What a lovely kitten on your fab card!
xxx Margreet

KraftyKoolKat said...

A great first of the month creation Kitty. So cute.

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Kitty, the musical paper against the doily look wonderful as does the cute image.
Linda xxx

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love this card. Great layout and wonderful cute kitty image.

Lisa Lynn said...

That is so precious and it's purrfect in those colors. Great stencils.

Donna said...

I love the non-traditional colors Kitty! Great design and just a fun card. That kitty is just so cute! Great start to your Christmas cards this month! Hope you are doing well!

Indy's Designs said...

What a great way to use the wintery and Christmas-themed NND stamps and stencils! It looks fabulous in the challenge colors! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Inky Paws!

Gail said...

Awe this is soooo cute! Love it!

Terri Winske said...

Your card is adorable! Love the stenciled background and the sweet Newton image. Gorgeous!! So glad you shared this with us at PIP Challenges!

Chandhini said...

Love the stencilling, the kitty is so cute. Love how you used doily, I have doilies, but I don't somehow use it. Thanks for inspiring.

Anne Buckingham said...

Love this card. I am biased in that I love cards with cats. Nice background of music and color on the side. The cat image is adorable. Great card.

KandA said...

Super card Kitty. The stencilled background looks fabulous and that image is so sweet xx

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

Such a gorgeous kitty Christmas card! Adore it!!! You created such an awesome background with the stencil. Very creative card! :)

Lena said...

Adorable. Love the soft colours :-)
Have a great weekend, and stay safe and well.

beckynoelle said...

this is lovely! thanks for joining us for this Inky Paws Challenge!

cotnob said...

Further to the comment you left on my blog, you can find the Free Cat papers here -
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Anna M. said...

Adorable card! I love the music sheet background!

We're so glad you could join us & we hope to see you again in the next Papercraft Business Challenge!.
Anna – Design Team member at Papercraft Business
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You can also find me on Instagram - CraftyAnna Studio
Thank you!

Di said...

What a lovely card Kitty! I love the image you used and both the layout and those pretty colours are gorgeous. Great stencilling too!


Di xx

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Very pretty cute image Kitty and totally love the stenciling. Thank you for playing along with us at STAMPLorations May Stencil Challenge and best of luck :-)
Hugs and smiles,
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Jill Killeen said...

Awesome job on that kitty cat! Thanks for playing along with Papercraft Business Challenges!
Jill – Design Team member
Visit my blog - Killeen House Studio

Mandy said...

Kitty this is so cute. Your stencilled background is amazing, so neat it looks like a printed paper.

Thank you very much for your lovely card and entering it into our challenge and good luck.

Hope you and your family are safe and well from the Covid-19 virus.

DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!

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Tanja said...

love your sweet Christmas Card - thanks for joining us at this month's STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge