Friday, March 22, 2019

Cute Kitten

For this week's challenge at QKR Stampede I made a card using a wonderful Eureka digi image named "Black Cat Smiling Eyes Closed." You can find it HERE. I printed the cute little furball [or should I say Purrball?] on a light parchment colored cardstock, then added shading with a light grey Spectrum Noir marker. The inside lines on the cat then stook out too boldly so I colored over them with the grey pen. The final touch was to color his nose with light pink and add a touch of white gel pen. I used some vintage lace background paper for the background and added a scrap of sheer copper ribbon and grey photo corners as accents. The sentiment if a freebie from DesertDiva. You can find it HERE.  
PS To see more fun cards, stop on by the QKR Stampede where the weekly challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded.  
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Cute                              (
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week 12-Anything Goes              (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- March        (

I bought this sweet Penny Black stamp set that features images by the talented Mo Manning mainly because I love her adorable fairy images.  The sentiment on the front is an old wood mount stamp from Embossing Arts and the inside sentiment is from a free Tiddly Inks set named "Willow the Greeting Fairy." You can find it HERE.  I'm entering this into several challenges including Simon Says Monday Challenge "Miniature/Tiny Things" [Fairies are beautiful tiny things], Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge-Photo Inspiration [the sweet fairy loves pink and although you can't see it in the photo, and her wings sparkle with glitter. Not quite a bright as the shoes... but still with a bit of bling] and Kitty Bee's "In the Garden" [we all know that Fairies LOVE gardens.]
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Miniature/Tiny Things    (
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greetings- Fantasy               (
The Paper Shelter- #375 Girl Power                                       (
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge                    (
Kitty Bee Designs- #139- In The Garden                               (

The current Double D's challenge is a fun one. It requires that our card includes a gingham print. I have a ton of patterned gingham papers in many different colors. I paired a scrap of deep rust gingham with a coffee grinder I upcycled from an old greeting card and scrap of green striped wallpaper [yup… I am a packrat.] I added a layer of vellum over these items to create a nice cohesive look to the card and tied them all together with a scrap of sheer ribbon in a rusty tone that enhanced the gingham. The sentiment on the front and inside are both computer generated.
Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- Gingham                                            (
Word Art Wed Challenge- #378-#379 Anything Goes      (
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                      (


  1. Fabulous masculine birthday card using gingham! Love the image. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Gingham" Challenge.

  2. Fun masculine creation Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Gingham’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  3. Great girl power themed creation. Thanks for joining us at The paper shelter this week.

  4. I love this masculine card for a Dad. I enjoyed your entry and thanks for joining in the fun at Double D "Gingham" challenge. Good luck.
    Barbara DT member

  5. Always a pleasure to visit your wonderful creations. No wonder that kitty has such a happy smile :D Thank you for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut's PPC XXX

  6. What a wonderful collection of cards! Each one is so unique and your coloring skills are fantastic! I like how you added dimension to each with ribbon and with layering. I had never seen that dad sentiment stamp before and I thought it was perfect! These all came together beautifully and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  7. Wonderful cards with great paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  8. Fantastic cards. Love the cute kitty Thanks for sharing with us over at Polkadoodles. Hugs Fleur xxx


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