Friday, January 8, 2016

Cozy Kittens Card

This month over at the From the Heart Stamps challenge blog, Faith Skrdla has designed a wonderful digi set with these cute kitties and some winter, Valentine and even holiday sentiments for the Progressive Monthly Challenge. Remember, by playing along this month, you will receive next month's Design of the Month for FREE. If you didn't play last month but would like to join the fun, you can purchase the digi set for $3.50 or earn it free with a $10 purchase. Faith has lots of great sets, and right now many of them are just $1! Check it out at
There's also a weekly sketch challenge with a twist over on the FTHS blog, and this week the twist was "black and white plus one other color." I chose shades of purple for my one other color and got busy designing this card. I imported the digi set to my Silhouette Design Studio software and sized it a few different ways on my virtual mat. I printed out 3 different sizes of the digi and practiced coloring on the sizes I decided not to use. Then I colored the last digi with Copic and MEXPY MARKERS and die cut it with Spellbinders classic circles.
I used a black A2 card blank and chose the Quatrefoil die by Our Daily Bread as a background for this card. I cut out the die and then reversed some of the cut pieces to fill in some of the die cut areas. Then I die cut a Spellbinders Cut, Fold and Tuck die and adhered my image to it after threading some white ribbons through it.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
From the Heart Stamps Progressive Monthly Challenge
I {heart} sketches with a tWist challenge

Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge W,1E, SIO - #269 Something New, Something Old
(The digi stamp is new, and the ODBD quatrefoil die I've had for a couple years)
Allsorts W,3E What's new? (digi stamp)
Share Joy Challenge W,C5 Sketch &  Colour* (I used the colors in the challenge)

Artbymiran Challenge 2W , SIO, 3E, no digital projects - No.49 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar – W, E2 - No. 180 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers -  W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.100 -  Anything Goes
Fairy Tale - 2W, 2E No. 134 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes - changing to Tuesdays
Jo's Scrap Shack - W, 3E  - No.120 -  Anything Goes
Morgan's Art World - 2W, E3, - No.15 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - 2W, 4E (1st & 3rd Friday) - No.132 - (W1 of 2) Looky What I Got (new digi stamp)
Stempelsonnen Challenge - 2W, 3E, stamp as main focus - No.157 - (W2 of 2) - Always Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz 2W,3E #13 Something New (+ DT Call) (W1 of 2) new digi stamp
Crafty Girls Creations 2W,3E Always Anything Goes
DL ART Thursday Challenge 2W,2nd & 4th Thurs,3E #171 New Year and/or Thank You (W3 of 2) Monthy Challenge: Always Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - W,F, 3E -  January Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner -  W, E2 - #53  Anything Goes
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #84 Always Anything Goes/ optional twist New Beginnings  (Week 1 of 2) 
Fresh Brewed Designs - W, 5E - Use Purple 
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #67 Always Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - W,3E, SIO - #230 Punches and/or Dies 
Scrapy Land Challenges -1st and #3rd Wed of Month, Must use a die sold by Scrapy Land -#33 Anything Goes PLUS Use Any Brand of Die Scrapy Land Sales (week 1 of 2)
Simon Says Stamp - W, 5E - Something New (new digi stamp)
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #217 Anything Goes  Challenge Runs 2 Weeks

Creative Card Crew 2W - #103 Anything Goes (week 3)
Deep Ocean Challenge 2W - #119 - Anything Goes (runs till Jan 11)
Everybody-Art-Challenge W - #351 Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects Always Anything Goes (Week 1) 
Show us Your Pussies-Cat Only Challenge M, (1st Tuesday) January - Furrything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, FAlways Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - 2W, SIO - (Week 1) Something Old, Something New (new digi stamp, old ODBD die)
Not Just Cards - M, F - (January) Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - W, 5E - Something New (new digi stamp)
Come and Get It WUnlimited Something New (new digi)
Glitter n Sparkle - W - #169 Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st and 3rd Sunday) E3 #25 Anything Goes   (W1 of 2)
Allsorts W,3E What's new? (digi)
Crafty Friends Challenge 2W,(W1) - use something new(digi)
Hiding in my Craft Room W,1E  black and white +1 
My Time to Craft 2W (W1 ) friendship/ friends 


  1. Super card all the way around. Love the colors, the design and the creativity, and the twist for sketch 133 challenge. Always a pleasure to see you in the challenge at From The Heart Stamps. Thanks for joining us.

  2. Hi Carrie! What a great take on this week's sketch! I love that you used the new DOM kitty image. Such a fun card to look at. Thanks for joining us again at FtHS SOM and i(heart) sketches challenges!

  3. Very pretty card, you wow'd the sketch, hugs, Lori m

  4. Cute! Love your use of die cuts! Thank you for playing along with us at From the Heart Stamps!

  5. Wow Carrie! What a fabulous design :-)Thanks so much for joining in with us at From the Heart Stamps in our weekly sketch challenge and our Stamp of the Month challenge - great job!

  6. Beautiful coloring of the cute kitty. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at our Scrapy Land Challenge #33 and can't wait to see what creative card or project you share with us soon. Great Job! Nancy Hill, Scrapy Land Design Team Member

  7. You have created a beautiful card with your dies and your image is so cute .Thank you for sharing this with us hope to see you next time
    hugs Babs Cardz 4 Galz DT X

  8. Beautiful card. Love the kittens. Back in Nov. my family adopted 2 black kittens. Thanks for playing along this week over at Jo's Scrap Shack-Funday Friday Challenge

    Amanda (DT)

  9. That kitties image is so sweet! Love them! Great background and I love the color! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #33!

  10. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

  11. Delightful card! You nailed the Sketch!! Thank you for sharing your Art with us at Word Art Wednesday anything goes challenge # 217! Ginny M, DT

  12. Lovely design and colours. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  13. WoWza !!! That is gorgeous - such a sweet image but I love the framing and the background - that is fabulous :-D
    Thank you for purring along at SUYP Cats Challenges :-)

    IKE x

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  14. A fabulous card Carrie, a lovely design with super colour combo........your die-cutting is gorgeous and such an adorable cute image!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  15. Such a fun and beautiful card! The image is so cute. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  16. What a wonderful card and great choice of color! The purple is awesome with the black and white. Thanks for joining us for both our sketch challenge as well as the SOTM challenge! Hope to see you back again soon :)

  17. Oh, what a sweet card! I love the image and all of the fabulous dies. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter. We hope to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  18. Fab card, the little kittens are very sweet and your background looks amazing. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  19. Hi Carrie awesome card - love the choice of dies and image thanks for sharing!!!

  20. Wonderful card! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a tWist - hope to see you again next time!

  21. This is a really pretty card - cute image and lovely colours. I do like the way you have used the dies to create texture in the background.
    Thank you for joining us over at Creative Moments.
    Hugz Tinz

  22. Very pretty - thanks for joining us at My Time To Craft!

  23. AWWW!!! This is adorable! LOVE all of the diecuts and the image made me smile :)

    Thanks for playing along at freshly brewed challenges!

    Heather D.

  24. Beautiful card too cute kitten image, hugs, Lori m

  25. What a fabulous die-cut background, Carrie. Thanks so much for playing along with us.
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  26. Gorgeous card Carrie! I love how you created that background. Very pretty.

    Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you again for the next challenge. Good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gloria DT

  27. I love everything about your card! The colors are perfect and I love all the details! Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

    Hiding in My Craft Room

  28. Beautiful card!! I love the lavender, black and white combo using a boho pattern die. Thanks for joining us at ODBD!

  29. Beautiful Card, thanks for sharing it with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge, Karen DT

  30. Cute card.. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome project with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge #25.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. And Good Luck at the draw *wink* :D


  31. Aw, this is so cute! Love your die-cut background and those adorable kitties! I have them printed and need to make some time to colour!

  32. Fabulous work with the die cuts. Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #49.
    Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  33. Just adorable, love the kitties image and the dies are wonderful. Thank you for joining us at Scrapy Land.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    Scrapy Land Store
    rubber stamping is my game blog

  34. Beautiful card and awesome design. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

  35. Sweet card. Thank you for joining our challenge this time at Lemon Shortbread
    x~KateE~x Lemon Shortbread DT

  36. Awwww...those little kitties are so darn cute! Love the way you turned your focal point into a medallion. Very clever!

  37. What a fantastic card, I love that image and how you have accented with the die card. Thanks for joining the Morgans ArtWorld Anything Goes Challenge. Cathie TL

  38. Lovely card and sweet image! :) Thanks for sharing your creations with us at Creative Fingers & Welcome back! ♥ DT Tindaloo

  39. Fun Colors they are sweet and the layout is so much fun!! - great card!! Thanks for joining the SOTM challenge at From the Heart Stamps this month!