Monday, March 7, 2016

Purr-fection Note Card

Hi everyone! O.M.G... the weather we just had this past weekend was heaven on earth! Gave me Spring Fever big time! I'm really happy to share with you my Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT inspiration project for LTSCB #73 - Bare Necessities! Come play with us - we want to see your project with no more than two embellishments total! I know that's going to be a challenge for some crafters... it sure was for me! Our sponsors this time are All Dressed Up Stamps, Angie's Digital Stamps and Karleigh Sue Designs!

I chose the absolutely adorable Kitty in Flowers image from Angie's Digi Stamps for my note card which I paired with some pretty new papers I just got. I was able to use up a few cardstock scraps - it always feels good to use up scraps. :) Since I could only have two embellishments, I punched three tiny holes in the lower left corner and put a small piece of white cardstock between the layers so they'd stand out.

I'm a huge cat lover and bought several kitty-themed stamp sets and dies a while back. I knew instantly that they would compliment this image as soon as I saw it. I used some silver Wink of Stella on the flowers and the kitty's bow tie. 

We have eight feline fur babies. The oldest one is ten and has been my husband's 'baby girl' since she was four weeks old. In December 2014 we adopted a tiny female orphan found on the curb in front of a co-worker's home. In March of last year, hubby brought home three abandoned females from a job site he was working on. They were all pregnant, lol! We had 11 babies in early May, for a grand total of 16 cats in our house! We gave eight of the kittens away and kept three males. We love them all and couldn't imagine life without them. There's never a dull moment... the three male kittens are now ten months old and so mischievous!  At any rate, I really like vertical line I stamped on the inside layered panel. There's plenty of room to write a personal note. I really love how this turned out! ;)

Happy to enter this sweet kitty note card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: Crafter's Companion Kraft cardstock, wine and brown cardstock scraps, Nikki Sivils Tree Love 6x6 patterned paper
  • Stamps: Angie's Digital Stamps Kitty in Flowers image, Paper Smooches Charmed Cat 2 stamp set
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- DG2, DG3, DG4, CG2, PP2, PL1, PL2, PL4, DR1, DR5, DR7, EB4, TN2, TN4, TN6, TN9
  • Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square STAX, Paper Smooches Cat Icons die
  • Accessories: Silver Wink of Stella, MISTI, Green Prairie Bird Boutique ribbon, RRR green hemp cord, MME Collectible brads, Studio 112 clear gemstones

I hope you've found some inspiration to play in our challenge this time - no more than two embellishments! And be sure to check out all the fun images at All Dressed Up StampsAngie's Digi Stamps and Karleigh Sue Designs! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

This card is for sale at Hippie Chick Designs! :)
Big scrappy hugs,


Irena Stefanova said...

Hi Leslie
Your card is just purr-fect!!!
hugs :)

Ann Chuang said...

What a fabulous creation! Love your design and color!

Robin said...

I love it! That fish is so adorable on this! Hugs, Robin

Chriss America Real said...

This is so cute! I love the background colors that you used!

Lillian A said...

Of course, a "purr-fect" image for you to color up, Leslie, and your coloring is wonderful on this creation. Have a meow-y great day!!

Kajcyika said...

ooooh, such a lovely card!
Thanks for sharing it at Card mania! Kaja

Migdalia said...

This is just Adorable!
Thank you for joining us over at Crafting By Designs
Have a blessed day,
Crafting With Creative M

Stampsnob. said...

It is indeed puurr- fect TFS Craft Rocket Ch Lis DR

Creations by Shirl said...

Love the Wink of Stella on your images.... Cute! Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge~

Khristina Sorge said...

This is just adorable! What a great accent of ribbon and twine. Thanks for playing along with the ribbon, twine, and lace challenge at Use Your Stuff. I hope to see more from you next week!

Khristina UYS DT

ursula Uphof said...

A cute card Leslie. Love your colouring.
Thank you for joining our challenge at
Creative Craft Cottage this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

Creations by Shirl said...

I'm back to say that for sharing it with Craft Rocket Challenge!

Janis Lewis said...

Oh my. Love your papers, layout, embellishments and wow on the coloring of that image! Thanks for joining us at PDE Linky Party.
DT Janis
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Caz s said...

Lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Catz..And good luck..

Caz CC GDT xx

Jennifer Bradley said...

Hi Leslie, adorable card, love the background design and the image is so cute. Lovely colouring and I like the idea of the three small punched holes. Thank you for joining our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

Andreja L. said...

Beautiful card, you did lovely work :-)) Thank you for joining the challenge at Scrapping4fun. Hope to see you again next time.
Hugs, Andreja

carol said...

womderful pretty card, thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

tampatha said...

This is just so cute! I love that fish wood veneer embellishment! Awesome card. Thanks for joining our ink/ribbon/twine challenge at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again.
Tammy DT Co-ordinator

missgailly said...

Such a fan-CAT-stic card! Your colouring is great!
Gail from Love Your Stuff

jemimasdigitalboutique said...

What a great card and I love cats too!

Majo said...

I love cats, so beautiful! I hope you will join us again soon at USE YOUR STUFF ♥

Majo – DT

Lori said...

This is such a fun card! Love that cute little "fish" die cut! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff!

Sierra Winters said...

Super cute, Leslie!
I really love the image you used. There's a fun new challenge I found called Cre8tive Hands Friends where you can link any card with ANY digital image. I know they would love to have you play along (they're brand new). I hope you will join them. Here's a link:


FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

You create a "purr-fect" card and design! Beautifully colored image, fab papers and love the sentiment inside :o) Love hearing about your kitties. Our boys are rotten too!

lyn hitchcock said...

Beautiful card love the cat, thank you for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage. - good luck
Lyn - DT

cecilia gunnarsson said...

Lovely card!! Very beutiful done and love the little cat and the colours!!
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Scrappers Delights this Month. Looking forward to see you again next challenge and Good Luck:0)
Hugs Cicci
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Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful card, just purr-fect!
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT

Ann Chuang said...

This is so beautiful, Leslie!!Great image for a focal point The colors are just beautiful.
Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Scrapping4Fun Challenges. Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
Ann DT

Srebrnolistka said...

The card is purrr-fect :D
Thanks for joining us at CardMania Challenges, good luck with the challenge :) hugs! :)))

Jo Ann said...

Wow, great coloring, lay-out, image and coloring! Perfect DP's too! We are so blessed with your participation in our previous Challenge and would love to have you back for our current Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I want to share with you the inspiration of God's Word from Habakkuk 2:3-4 and it says, " For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay. “See, the enemy is puffed up; his desires are not upright— but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness---." Have an awesome week!


scrapfantazje said...

Nice design and colours:)
Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge
Marzena DT

Anne Chilvers said...

What a cutie ! Beautiful card, we have four cats, absolutely love them, we had five, but sadly lost one aged just 4. Have always had cats. I'd frame this if it were mine ! best Wishes, Anne x

Ileana A. said...

Wonderful creation! I love design, image and papers!
Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.

M DelValle said...

What a sweet card! Love your coloring. Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights. Maria