Monday, February 12, 2018


I fell in love with this image when I first saw it, not just because it is adorable, but also it made me think of my mom, who loved, loved, loved kittens! So when I found this pale mint colored cord in my stash, I put it to good use. I glued the yarn ball image to a piece of cardboard, then started winding the cord around it. (Next time I'll color the yarn ball to match the cord color so that the white background doesn't peek through. The ball is much thicker than it would have been if I'd colored it first.) Colored the little furball with my Spectrum Noir markers, then draped the cord over the drawn yard outlines, gently gluing it down with Tombow glue. Used the current Saturday Sketch as my layout, layering paw print paper (isn’t it adorable?) plus a few scraps of grey and dark green. Then mounted the yarn ball with double stick tape and the kitten with foam mounting tape to create depth. (Used lighting to show the depth.) Note- we are supposed to name the person we love that will receive the card.  If my Mom was still alive, this card would have been given to her. Instead, it will go to a member of my staff whose beloved cat passed away a few months ago. The sentiment is a freebie from TLC Creations (
Entered into: 
The Paper Shelter- #325 For The One You Love        (
Sketch Saturday- Week #500                                         ( 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes       (
Pixie's Snippets-  Week #319                                           (
The Cutie Pie Challenge- #120 Valentines or Mums     (                

I discovered a wonderful new challenge last week named The Butterfly Challenge. I love butterflies, so plan to enter this one on a regular basis! There were several "letter c's" to choose from. I selected Crimson. And, not sure if the little butterflies count as charms? But if they do, I have two "C's" on my card! The sequins on the butterfly wings allow me to enter the card into the Double D's and Power Poppy Challenges.
Entered into: 
Butterfly Challenge- The Letter C                              (
Power Poppy- Love to Sparkle                                     (
Double D’s Challenge- Sequins                                   (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge          (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #193      (

I love this wonderful subway art digi, which is a freebie from TLC Creations ( The original digi is full-colored. I decided to print it out as grayscale so that the red hearts pop! The adorable bear is a Little Scraps of Heaven image.
Entered into:
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge                                   (
Deep Ocean Challenge- Love Is All Around                           (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- It Must Be Love           (
Cute Card Thursday- #516 Love                                               ( 
CAS-ual Fridays- #192 Hearts, Hearts & More Hearts       (
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- It's a Love Thing    ( 
Penny's Challenge- #366 Anything Goes                     (


  1. I do have to say that's the cutest kitten and I love how you gave it such life with your coloring. Thanks for entering your pretty butterfly card in our Double D sequins challenge!

  2. Super, super, and super!! That kitten card is just fantastic! What a clever idea! Your 2 Valentine's Day cards are wonderful too! So striking! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!

  3. Elegant butterfly the kitty one too....thank you for joining our sequin challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT

  4. Great work, Kathy... adore the first kitty card, it’s soooo clever but well done on butterfly card too, Mrs A has a great challenge.
    Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

  5. Beautiful cards, I love them all. You have a wonderful eye for color and design. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Sequin Challenge. Hope to see you back soon!
    Judy~ DD Dt
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!

  6. Wonderful creative cards. A2Z Scrapbooking.

  7. Hello Kathy, welcome to my Butterfly challenge. I like your gorgeous Valentines card. I hope you had someone to send it to. Thankyou for spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. p.s. I adored that kitty card. such a clever idea to make an actual ball of wool up. Hugs Mrs A.

  8. Oh Kathy - what a lovely Kitty card using actual wool. Such a darling image and I adore the pawprint paper - thanks for showing such a happy card - I should think your friend will love it.


    Di xx

  9. Wonderful selection of cards Kathy! I love the background with that sweet little bear.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  10. I love you kitten! the ball of wool is brilliant! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter - liz (:(|)x

  11. Cute card with great paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNS Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  12. Adorable projects!! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at a2z.

  13. Such sweet cards, I love the way you used real yarn with the cat. Thanks again for joining us at

  14. Great card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

  15. Kathy this is wonderfully crafted and fits in perfect for our 17th ‘ATG with CREATE WITH TLC’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}
    PS: Love the ball of wool

  16. Hi Kathy. Not sure if you've seen this:

    1. Thanks, Linda, for the info. How exciting to see that this kitty card was one of the top three winners! Yay!

  17. Love your kitty card - what a great idea with the ball of wool!

    Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

    Helen x


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