Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Retro Kitty with Butterflies

Hello, everyone!  I am nearly late for Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge so I'll be quick!  The letter for Challenge #150 is G fr Gap Card, plus a butterfly.  The colours are Geranium, Granny Smith, and Gold, and the theme is Gingham.  Yay - I've got them all this time!  

Here's a photo showing the gap a bit better:

Of course I wanted to incorporate a kitty so I went with this adorable retro storybook kitty!  She is so cute and reminds me of my childhood!

Products used:
Dies:  Lawn Fawn Grassy Border, Hello (not sure of brand)
Clipart:  Cat (The Digital Chick), butterflies (Mein Lila Park)
Clear stamp:  STAMPlorations Vignette Trendy Feathers
Patterned papers:  Gingham and polkadot

Thank you for the butterfly inspiration, Mrs. A!

I was also inspired by the following challenges:
Allsorts 608 Beautiful Blooms 1/3
Ally's Angels 42 AG 3/3
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper January UE
Creative Moments 207 AG 1/3
Cut it Up 217 Go Back in Time (this retro storybook kitty is from the '50s or '60s, and I used gingham and polkadot papers, also popular during that time period) 1E
Dare2BArtzy January AG 2/3
DL.ART January Linky and 10-year Blogiversary AG UE
Double D Flowers in Containers 1/3
Incy Wincy AG 2/5
Jan's Digi Stamps AG 5/5
Penny's Paper-crafty 488 AG 1/3
Polkadoodles 4 AG 1/3
Show Us Your Pussycats 62 Furrything Goes Cats UE
Taylormadecards4u 1 AG Optional Friendship 1/3
The Outlawz Saturday Paper a La Mode AG UE
Through the Craft Room Door AG 2/2
Wednesday's Creative Inspirations (Jan-Feb) Animal Antics UE
Word Art Wednesday 475-476 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5 wk1
Your Scrapbook Place January AG 3/3

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


Mrs A. said...

Hello Kitty, so nice to see you in the butterfly garden with this absolutely adorable Kitty card. I do like the way you have put the letters behind the gap. Not thought of doing it that way. Thankyou for coming and spinning the wheel. Hugs Mrs A.

Darlene said...

ADORABLE and love your design! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Flowers in Containers’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
Please stop in for a visit!

Lena said...

Oh, how cute is this kitty! Love the sweet image and the lovely card design just perfect to showcase the cutie.
Stay safe and keep well.

Donna said...

Kitty, thus is charming. Love the gingham! (Gingham and plaid, hubba, hubba!) Adorable vintage kitty and the butterflies are the perfect embellishment. Super cute! I don't think I've ever tried a gap card. Probably too late to enter but I'm going to have to put that on my list to try. Hope all is well!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

How cute and fresh card!! Love the kitty and the butterfly and such sweetdesign with those papers! The letters on the gap look fabulous, brilliant idea!
Hugs!! Have a lovely week!

Donna said...

How absolutely beautiful Kitty! Like the design, the gingham that matches your dotted paper perfectly and of course the sweet kitten and butterflies!

Bunny said...

Absolutely adorable card, Kitty. I love the retro kitty you used. [Bunny]

Chandhini said...

Gap card is on my wishlist, your card looks so pretty. The cat is so cute.

Fikreta said...
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Fikreta said...

Its super sweet card!

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Your vintage kitty is adorable! There's such a sweetness to those vintage images, and I bet it was fun to make that gap card.

Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Go Back in Time challenge!


cotnob said...

This is so pretty, an adorable image and great design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Linby said...

Such a fun and happy card. I love how you did the floating sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card with that great gap. Your kitten is so cute!
xxx Margreet

Barbara Godden said...

Super cute retro kitty and a fantatic job with the Gap Card, it looked intimidating to me, I checked out the challenge the other day. Super sweet card.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love that cute little kitty and your card is so well designed and beautiful too!

creationsnz said...

A great way to make the sentiment stand out and a pretty card as well. Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs, CarolG

Suze said...

Yes of course you had to have a kitty! Love this retro card. You have made a great gap card. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

Alyson Mayo said...

This is so sweet - I really like the clear opening at the bottom of the card. Simply adorable, just like you :)

Jan Mahew said...

Karen, Such a sweet and playful creation! Beautiful coloring! Thank you for sharing your refreshing creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck, stay safe and happy crafting!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Gerda said...

What a super cute card!! Love the pretty card design and the adorable little Kitty image you used!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
Have a great day.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so cute and pretty Kitty. I adore it.

terrie said...

Well done Kitty in getting all of the elements in for Mrs. A Butterfly challenge....Good Luck

aussie aNNie said...

Very cute card, love that sweet image too... Many thanks for your entry at Polkadoodles Challenge this time, very impressive make. Look forward to see you enter our next challenge if you can.
aNNie DT Member
https://thejourneyisthestarthere.blogspot.com/{My Blog}

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

Such a sweet and beautiful card! Thank you so much for entering our Challenge at TaylorMadeCards4U this week. Good luck!
Blessings, Jeanie Ellis DT
Scrapbookingmamaw MyBlog

Saphron said...

Oh how fun!! So unique I love it!!
Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck with your entry! :)
~ DT Saphron
Lemon Biscuit

NanaConnie said...

Spectacular, KT! Love that kitten. :-D Thank you so much for entering and supporting our "Anything Goes" challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps this month. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

Jana Forrest said...

What a fun and wonderful card. I love the retro elements. Thanks for joining us over at Penny's Challenge. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana

Monica taylor said...

What a sweet card. Thanks so much for joining our first challenge over at taylormadecards4u. Monica

Suzanne H said...

Love that gap card. I made it into the challenge with a couple of hours to spare. I want to try to play more regularly. Super cute colors and image.

Maria Valente said...

This is lovely! Thank you for joining our Penny's Challenges! Hope to see you again.
Hugs, Maria (DT)

Judy V said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 4 at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge!

Andrea W said...

Such a sweet card! All your elements came together beautifully.

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Kitty, love the adorable vintage image. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations. Good Luck!
Donna x