Thursday, September 22, 2022

Kitties, Hot Chocolate, and Gingerbread Mini Slimline

Hello, everyone!  Before I share my card, I would like to request your prayers for Nova Scotia.  

We are in the path of Hurricane Fiona starting Friday afternoon and into Saturday.  To monitor the storm warning for our area, here is a link:

All prayers and positive thoughts are appreciated. We may lose electricity and internet so I may not be around blogland over the weekend. When possible, I will post on my blog that we are okay.

In the meantime, I would like to share a fun card featuring stamps and dies from Your Next Stamp.  My card features three of my favourite crafty subjects:  kitties, hot chocolate, and gingerbread!  This is a mini slimline card measuring 6" x 3.5" and it's the first time I've made a card of this size.  

I did a lot of colouring here, and it was fun!  I also used up a bunch of scraps!  I have a big pile of scraps on my desk and I pulled out bits and pieces to put together my card (scroll down for photo of scraps below).

I coloured the images with markers and then fussy-cut.  I knew I could make a little scene with my scraps. The blue patterned paper was already a good size but I had to trim the white scrap both lengthwise and width to fit this card size. 

Scraps left over from previous cards

After I adhered the patterned paper and the white snowy landscape, I adhered the gingerbread house and kitties (the kitties are popped up on foam tape).  The cup held by the kitty on the right is plain so I adhered the leftover tiny gingerbread man.  

Along the bottom edge of the card I adhered the sparkly red ricrac border and added the gingerbread man and holly to the left to fill in the empty space.  In the sky I adhered three punched white snowflakes and the candy, to which I adhered a tiny red punched heart.  Now that I look at the candy, it appears to be flying through the sky like a bird, oh well.  I'm so happy to use up some scraps, but I have lots more in the pile for the next card! 

Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Purrfect Together, Your Next Stamp Fhiona’s Gingerbread House (retired, I think)
Die:  Your Next Stamp Ric Rac Border Die

I was inspired by the following 10 challenges:
ABC Christmas Sept 14 S for Snow UE
Caffeinated Christmas 9 Coffee plus Candy or Cookie UE
DL.ART September Linky AG UE
Pammie's Inky Pinkies 2238 AG 2/3 C10
Simon Says Stamp Monday Sparkle and Shine 1/5
Snippets Playground 437 AG w Snippets (as pictured) 1E C10
Through the Craft Room Door Sept. 13 AG 3/4
We Love Stamping September AG Stamping 1/3
Word Art Wednesday 561-562 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 1/5
Your Next Stamp 188 Scraps 1/3

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a day filled with joy!


Alyson Mayo said...

Oh, this is so cute! Using up scraps is always rewarding. Your colouring is fabulous! Will be praying for you re the bad weather - am watching that storm for a lot of friends in the same area. Stay safe. :)

Glennis F said...

Thanks for the alert, my daughter lives in Chester

Liz said...

Your card is so cute, Kitty. Sending positive thoughts that the storm is calmer than predicted. Take care and stay safe. xx

DIANA L. said...

This is so cute!! I love it. Prayers going up for Nova Scotia, stay safe my sweet friend
Thank you for entering the DL.ART SEPTEMBER 2022 Linky challenge.
Have a blessed day

Sarn said...

Such a sweet card using up your snippets. Will have to try out that card size as it seems very popular at the mo!

Thanks for entering a piece of homework to the Snippets Playground.

My thoughts are with you and I hope the hurricane veers off and misses you out. If not, I hope the damage is not too severe. Take care. Xxx

brenda said...

This is so sweet Kitty and such a happy card, many thanks for joining us at We Love Stamping challenge.

I do hope Fiona loses some of her strength and avoids too much destruction.

B x

Barbara Godden said...

Thoughts and Prayers going out to you, your hubby and all that are in the path of Fiona. I've experienced a hurricane and a tornado once. Thanks for the link to keep track. Stay safe and craft.
Such a cute card and so happy you finally made a mini slimline they are fun and use scraps. The kitties and gingerbread house are cute and beautifully coloured. Great design as well.

~amy~ said...

Oh no, thinking of you + Nova Scotia!
Your card is so sweet, love all the details.
Thanks for joining us at the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge!

Andrea W said...

Praying Hurricane Fiona doesn't cause damage to your area. Your card is darling!

terrie said...

Thinking of you and your friends, family during the safe.
Your card is so adorable, you have a way with your kitty & gingerbread stamps they always turned out fantastic....well done my friend.

jimlynn said...

Thinking of you and really hoping that hurricane misses you completely. They're so destructive and awful. Stay safe.
Love your sweet and pretty card! So very cute.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such a cute fun filled creation Kitty. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at We Love Stamping.
You are all in my prayers. 🛐

Debi said...

Hi Kitty! I saw on our news last evening that you were in the path of the hurricane. I've been keeping you in thought and prayer ever since. Hope all goes well. Securely pack up your craft stuff and include a GPS tracker so you can find it if it blows away. You might want to put a tracker in Brian's pocket too. BTW this card is super cute. Hugs, Debi

Tangii said...

Praying you are all safe and that the damage is minimal! Sending love from western US! Very cute card, those kitties certainly look happy!

Donna Ellis said...

What a typical, KT-styled, kitty-sweet, creation! Loving your diagonal use of the soft blue, and more blue in the gingerbread house and cups of hot chocolate. So sweet! Wishing you a great week! hugs, de

Suzanne H said...

I've been praying all weekend for you and your family. I hope you are safe. Such a terrible storm.

Lovely card. You have some of the best images!!

Francesca said...

Beautiful scene! Thanks for playing at Through The Craftroom

Lena said...

So glad to read that you only sustained a little damage from Fiona. I've been looking at the news and the images are heart breaking.
Kitty, as always, your kitty cards are too cute and always leave a big smile on my face. This one is no different. So super cute and festive. Love it.
Big hugs,

Di said...

Such a sweet card Kitty! Lovely work. And so glad to read later on that you escaped much of the wrath of 'Fiona'. Nature is having a field day right now.


Di xx

Lisa said...

I hope you are ok my friend!! I love this card... SO adorable!! Stay safe and Thanks for playing along with us at Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge.

Mervi said...

Lovely card!
Thank you for sharing at We Love Stamping Challenge;-))m

Zw@@n said...

I hope you are all safe there!
Super cute card! I love the image and colours. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. xx Wilma