Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Heartfelt Gratitude Card

This month for the Gerda Steiner Monthly Progressive Challenge, Gerda has generously provided us with this adorable kitten holding a heart. Gerda has a real gift for designing cute animal digis, and this is one of my new favorites! Thanks, Gerda!
I wanted to make a 3D card, so I used this cut file from the Silhouette Online Store and chose some pretty heart patterned paper for the front of the card and some white card for the back. I chose a cut file with a scalloped edge so I could add some pretty pearls.
I imported the digi to my Silhouette design studio software and sized it how I wanted it. I printed it out and and fussy cut it before coloring it in with Copic and MEXPY markers. I'm working on learning to shade with my markers and played around with the that a little here. I adhered a cut out from the patterned paper onto the white card backing and then adhered the kitty to that before glue taping the patterned paper front to the white card back at the scallops.
I stamped my sentiment onto some matching green cardstock and fussy cut a banner. I adhered it to the card with foam squares.
Here's a look from the side so you can see the dimension of this card:
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Progressive Challenge
613 Avenue Create - W - #157 Anything goes with twist: CAS project
Come and Get It - W, Unlimited - Something New (This stamp set is new)
Glitter n Sparkle - W - #169 Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st and 3rd Sunday) E3 #25 Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
Robyn`s Fetish - W - #297 Anything Goes
Allsorts W,3E What's new? (new digi stamp)
Catch The Bug W,3E,SIO anything goes
Crafty Friends Challenge 2W,(W1) - use something new (new digi stamp)
Di's Digis Designs 3E,2W,SIO (W1)new to you (digi stamp is new)
My Time to Craft 2W (W1 ) friendship/ friends
Outlawz Challenges W use something new (digi stamp is new)
Sweet Stampin W, 2E something new (digi stamp is new)
Card and Scrap (2W, P1/15) #109 Stamps
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper (M,P1) Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Creatalicious Challenges (M,P15) #82 Something Old, Something New (new digi stamp, old patterned paper)
Kreativeinkauf-challenge (M,P15,E3) #34 Anything Goes
Creative Corner - W, 3E - Anything Goes
Left of Center Creative Challenges - W - No.111 - All Things New (W1 of 2) new digi stamp
Stempelsonnen Challenge - 2W, 3E, stamp as main focus - No.157 - (W1 of 2) - Always Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks W #279 Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge 2W,E3 Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
C.R.A.F.T. W,5E #344 Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations 2W,3E Always Anything Goes
DL ART Thursday Challenge 2W,2nd & 4th Thurs,3E #171 New Year (W2 of 2) Monthy Challenge: Always Anything Goes
Share Joy Challenge W Sketch & Clean & Simple*
Crafty Creations - 2W - #305 Anything Goes (Week 2 of 2)
Crafty Gals Corner - W, E2 - #52 Anything Goes
DoubleClick Skittles - 2W, E1, F - #38 Something New (new digi stamp)
House That Stamps Built - W, SIO, 4 challenges at the same time starting each Wednesday weeks - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #66 Always Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - W,3E, SIO - #230 Anything Goes Challenges Runs Next 3 Weeks
Wonderful Wednesdays - W, SIO - Always Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #216 - Anything Goes Challenge Runs 2 Weeks
Deep Ocean Challenge 2W - #119 - Anything Goes (runs till Jan 11)
Creative Card Crew 2W - #103 Anything Goes (week 2)
Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects Always Anything Goes (Week 2)
Retarte 2W, E3 - #68 - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes

 Show us Your Pussies-Cat Only Challenge M, (1st Tuesday) January - Furrything Goes


  1. Ah, this is so cute! The image is adorable and well colored, and your background paper is the perfect complement. Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  2. What a clever design. Love the matching background paper. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  3. A lovely shadow box. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 216th- FF AG challenge! Praying you will have a Blessed, Prosperous, Peaceful and Creative 2016, Carole

  4. Oh my this is a sweet shadow card. You are a busy crafter with all those challenges. Excellent work and thanks for joining us at The House That Stamps Built.

  5. Adorable! Such a cute design! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

  6. How fun and colorful! Got to love cut files too. Thanks for joining the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

    Terri~ Skittles Design Team

  7. So neat! Love the 3D card & super cute kitty! Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges! Sara DT

  8. So neat! Love the 3D card & super cute kitty! Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges! Sara DT

  9. Awe...how sweet! I love her stamps as you can see!

    Thanks for joining us over at Doubleclick Skittles Challenge!

  10. Awe...how sweet! I love her stamps as you can see!

    Thanks for joining us over at Doubleclick Skittles Challenge!

  11. A fabulous card and I love your design. Thanks for joining us at CHHPC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  12. Lovely and sweet card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts "What's new" Challenge, good luck;-))m

  13. This is so cute. Great colors. Love the pearls you added. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  14. Really lovely creation, great papers and sweet image.
    Thank you for joining our What's new challenge this week at Allsorts.


  15. Soooo cute!! That little kitten is adorable and the dimension you created is fabulous! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  16. Kerry, this is so fun! I'm so glad you joined us at AYLI Challenge this fortnight!

  17. Beautiful kitten card, this is a different style than I've seen, really like it and the pearl accents. Adorable kitten digi.
    Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

    Hugs, Lori m
    DL.ART DT Member

  18. Carrie, how adorable! And I love this design and how you boxed in the image. Cute!! Glad you shared it over at Catch the Bug too, good luck!

  19. Gorgeous card Carrie, thank you so much for playing with Sweet Stampin'. Hope you can join our new challenge tomorrow. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Love and hugs

  20. Thanks for sharing your second card with Crafty Friends 'Use Something New' Challenge... your 3d card is beautiful... good luck in the challenge, Diane Louise (DT) xx

  21. Great design and super cute kitty image :-)
    Thank you for purring along at SUYP Cats Challenges :-D

    IKE x

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  22. Oh, so beautiful.♥
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs Line.

  23. so cute. your colouring is good. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx.

  24. Waw this looks really gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

  25. so cute, lovely colors and great image. Thanks for playing with Glitter N Sparkle.Kasha DT

  26. I love your card!!! Gerda does have an amazing talent!!! It looks great as a 3D design!!!!

  27. OMG this is so so cute, love the image and style of your card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends this time and good luck xx

  28. A really cute image and I love your card shape too!

    Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

    Helen x

  29. Such a cute card and I love the 3D effect. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx