Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Spring Kitty

While the weather here in Colorado keeps changing, I know by the calendar that any minute spring will be upon us! And it is with that thought in mind that I created this cute little kitty card to wish you a Happy Spring.  

I came across this cat image, already colored, in my stash and decided it was time to let her out to play!

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Violet Crush Paper Pack by KaiserCraft {discontinued but available}
Penny Black stamps, Purrfect Day, #30-027 {discontinued?}
Lawn Fawn stamps, Easter Party, #LF1589
Hero Arts Ink in Amethyst
Various shades of purple card, stash
Die-Versions Whispers Stitched Nesting Squares, #DV-572 {discontinued?}
Tutti Cross Stitched Nesting Rectangles, #TUTTI-410
Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils
Homemade Dots (Perler Beads)

As I said, this little kitty was already colored; thankfully I actually recall doing it with my Inktense Pencils {but it was over a year ago - in fact, the image is so old I think it's discontinued!}.  I just cut the image out with the Die-Versions die and set it aside.

After deciding I was going to focus on the color purple, I rummaged through the Violet Crush paper pack and chose a few lightly patterned papers to add to the card.  I also went through my papers stash and picked out some matching purple solid cardstock and ran all the papers through my Big Shot using the Tutti Die to add some interest.

I stamped the sentiment (from the Lawn Fawn Easter Party set) using Amethyst ink onto one of the solid purple cardstock pieces and attached all the background pieces to the white card base.  The kitty image became the center of the card and I
Another look
added some homemade plastic dots to give the card a little touch of extra color.  That's it - I'm tickled with how the card came out and I can't wait to share it with my friend.

The card came together as I wanted it and I'm glad I finally used the image.  I'm slowly working on getting my backlog of colored images used; you'll see at least a few more cards coming up where I've finally found good matches for the images.  It's funny, I can pre-color a bunch of images, keep them for the longest time, and suddenly the perfect card comes along and one of those images is just the thing that I need.  I love it when stuff comes together like that!  I hope your weather is turning season appropriate for wherever you are ~ thanks SO much for stopping by! Christi

I am entering my Happy Spring Kitty card in the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes 
Dies R Us Challenge - #94, Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #13, Anything with a Critter Goes
Fashionable Stamping Challenge - #133, Springtime
Sweet Stampers Challenge - #18, Spring
Craftaholics R Us - #13, Enamel Dots {hopefully my homemade dots count!}
Retro Rubber Challenge - #83, Anything Goes {my PB Kitty image is OLD!}
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge - #422, Spring


  1. So beautiful Card! Thanks for joining us at EAC. Michi DT

  2. So cute!! That little kitty is just darling! I'm so glad you joined in on the fun at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. Best of luck to you!

  3. The happy little kitty, reminds me of my cheeky little kitty. Great colouring, I couldn't believe it was done with pencils, so vibrant. Thanks for playing along at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

  4. OMG how cute! Great design! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes DRU’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  5. Such a wonderful and cute card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge and i hope to see you again.

  6. I like the way you've built up a background for your focal point with different shades of colour on the different squares. The x border brings them all together. Your kitten is adorable and the colours are so bright! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

  7. Oh so cute kitty. Thanks for sharing with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, CarolG

  8. I LOVE this kitty, Christi! She's just too adorable. I'm not wearing my official DT hat but thanks for playing with us at 2 CCC, my friend. :-D

  9. Sa-weet! Thanks for joining us at Craftaholics R Us.


  10. Such a sweet card! Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

  11. This kitty made me smile! Love the lilacs and purples. Thankyou for joining us this month at Penny Black Saturday Challenge Ger DT

  12. Soft kitty, warm kitty . . . so pretty! The colors are great and the kitty is sweet! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber for AG!

  13. SO cute....I never feel comfortable with purples, but you've nailed this one with all the pretty shades! Cute kitty too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Retro Rubber!

  14. Ganz zauberhaft gemacht.
    Danke für die Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers.
    LG Dreja

  15. Sooo super niedlich, deine Karte. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme bei der Sweet Stampers Challenge. LG Karina


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