Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Kitty Cat Card and a bunch more challenges!

Happy Hump Day!
Today's card features one of the cutest Kitty cat images I've seen in a long while!
I'm a big cat lover and so working with this was a lot of fun!
And of course it was fun too to comb through the challenge blogs to find ones to combine in this card and today I found 8!
Friday Sketchers started me off with the sketch
Color Throwdown gave me the color combo of Rose Red, Bordering Blue and Pirouette Pink
Secret Saturday had a "recipe" of 3 buttons, 2 designer papers and 1 ribbon
Cute Card Thursday wanted eyelets and so I ran the ribbon through 2 heart shaped eyelets
Simon Says Stamp wanted some distressing so I sanded the edges of the mats and the card and then inked them
DRS Designs asked for Faux Stitching (I'm not sure if my card qualifies for this challenge as I couldn't see anywhere whether you needed to use a DRS stamp and as I don't have any of them I couldn't use one but I did do the challenge :))
Paper Blooms wanted a hidden sentiment so I popped mine into a glassine envelope and tucked it behind the image.
and finally
CCEE Stampers had a supply challenge and wanted you to use a floral dp and at least one brad.



This cute kitty is called Olive and she comes from Digi Stamp Boutique. She was colored with Copic's and I added a tiny button brad to her hair bow.
The dp are K&Co (blue pattern) and The Paper Studio (roses)
I colored a white flower with Copic's to match the flowers in the image and added tiny Dress It Up buttons to the bottom corner.




I carried the dp inside and also faux stitched the mat to match the front.



I cut Olive with a label Nestie turned an angle and I think it gives a touch of whimsey to her.
Anyway this may be my last card this week as I have DT obligations that I have to do and I'm trying to get a fe weeks ahead as my Mum arrives from England next Thursday and I don't want to miss a moment with her!
Have a great rest of your Wednesday.
Katie

34 comments:

LeAnne said...

Wow, look at all these challenges! You really did a great job on all of them! Thanks for using the CTD as your color challenge--this sweet little Olive is a real cutie! Enjoy your time with your mum!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a very nice card!! I love that image and your faux stitching is fabulous!! Thanks for joining us over at the DRS Blog.

Ila said...

Your card is Gorgeous!!..the image is Super Cute...what a Fabulous take on all these Challenges!!..Hugs, Ila

Cathy Indelicato said...

Very cute - thanks for playing in the DRS challenge. No, you don't need to use DRS images if you don't have them but if/when you do we'd love to see them!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so darling, that is alot of challenges.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Absolutely adorable! What a sweet card and image! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

Sherry said...

Such a sweet card and I love how you finished off the inside.

Michele said...

Awwwwwwwww such an adorable card Katie. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Donna said...

Fantastic card Katie, love the colour combo and Olive digi, you have used the recipe brilliantly! Thanks for playing along with us at SCSC :) Donna x

Jane Carroll said...

fabulous!

Thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card ! I love this cute image and the papers and embellies you used are lovely !! :-) I love the ribbon and the button in her hair and the inside is fab !

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)

Lorraine x x

fabricbutterfly said...

Just waaaaay to cute, and holy mackrel, you really did a lot of challenges on one beauty of a card.

StampOwl said...

super cute .... wow what a lot of challenges you covered

Mothermark said...

What a precious card! Its just adorable! So glad you got to play along with us!

Kim said...

Fabby card!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Liz Williams said...

I think you win a prize for using the most challenges for one card. WOW, it impressed me!! I apologize for the Texas heat...I'm a native Texan so I guess I don't know any different, but I do sympathize with those of you who know a milder summer!!

LOUISE said...

Great card Katie, love the sweet kitty, and the papers are devine. Louise x

Fryne said...

lovely card!
Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Lana said...

Beautiful card inside and out
Lana x

dpkennedy said...

Holy moly that's a lot of challenges! Amazing job! Your design and pp combo's are gorgeous, and that kitty is totally adorable! Thanks so much for playing the CTD!

SimonSaysStamp.com said...

So darling, I love the image and your paper choices!!

Thanks again for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!

<3,
Steph

mamichelle said...

Adorable card, Katie! You are so good at combining those challenges!

Jill said...

gorgeous card Katie, love the faux stitching, thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill xx

Christi said...

Great card! I really like how you hid your sentiment! It is great! Thanks for joining us at paper blooms! Hope to see you again!!

Leah said...

Oh my goodness! This is so cute! I love your coloring and that image is adorable. Wonderful way to "hide" your sentiment:) Thanks for joining us on Paper Blooms.

Lori said...

Wow, what a cute card. The image is just so adorable and I love the flower..it's perfect. Love this color combo...you made a fabulous card!

Krista Driessen said...

Very nice !!

Julie Ranae said...

Really cute card for the challenge! Following along with you now...Please stop by the Open Window and say hello! We'd love to have you play with us!

Carolyn V said...

What an adorable card - it's delightful inside and out. ~ Carolyn

rubberstampinzone said...

goegeous card. love how you've done the inside as well!

Rose said...

this is the cutiest cat card!! thanks for playing with us on paperblooms :)

Rose said...

well congrats for being picked as the featured artist on PaperBlooms this week!! :) hope you play along this week also

Fran, said...

Smiles.. what a happy card, just love Kitty. You did a super job.
Cheers

shelly said...

congrats on being our featured artist for the week over at Paperblooms katie youre card is adorable!! love that kitty!
im offerin gup some blog candy as a welcome to our new DT girl carla peicheff :)
shelly ~DT/PB