Friday, January 22, 2016

Valentine's Kitty

Hi everyone!! We are bracing for the winter storm here in Georgia. I'm really not expecting that we will get anything at all, but we will see. North Carolina and Tennessee are getting it! I wish we would get it here! I want snow!! I went into work this morning and got some stuff done that I needed to be there to do. Then I headed home with the rest of my work. I didn't want to get in the mess of the Atlanta panic once it hits. And the kids get out two hours early, so that won't help the traffic. Now I am home, nice and warm. I have all my work to get to, but I wanted to have a bit of lunch first before I got started again.  So, here I sit eating and blogging.

I wanted to share my second Valentine's card that is in that set of five that I have made. Here it is:

This little 3 x 3 is the second in my set of five Valentine's cards that I put on Etsy. This one is using Love You Kitten from Gerda Steiner. I thought this little kitten was perfect for a Valentine's card. I decided to make him a calico :)  I colored him with my Copic markers. I've done a bit of layering on him. I've added some clear Wink of Stella on his little red heart that he is holding. I used card stock and a bit of patterned paper for this card. The two circles are die cuts and I've also added some stitching and pearls. The little heart is from Drawn With Character. it was a set of hearts and I have used those hearts on several different cards. For the sentiment I've used my Silhouette Cameo to cut it out and then I used that as a stencil. I used black ink and added a little bit of white opaque marker to fill in the holey spots in the letters. I cut a couple more die cuts for the inside and that was it. Oh! I used a bit of Chalk Marker, red, to color in some of the small hearts around the black circle under the kitten.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Black: C3, C5, C7, C9
  • Orange: YR12, YR15, YR14
  • Paw Pads and Ears: R20, R22
  • Heart: R20, R22, R24, R29, R59


Darlene said...

What a cute, cute creation Susan! Awesome dimension and stitching! Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘STITCHING’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

Lisa J said...

Cute Card. Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT CCC Digi Creations

Claudia's kaartjes said...


Wonderful card. Love the colours. Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge, CCC Digi Creations Challenge and CCC Challenge
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Elaine Stark said...

A lovely card, so cute. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my goodness, what a sweet little calico kitty. She's just darling!!!! And I love all your stitching and the way you finished the inside. Wonderful design and great take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at
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Christina Hor said...

Oh so cute Susan and love the stitches. Hope you won't get hit with a bad winter storm. We've been lucky so far here in Ohio. Have a lovely and blessed weekend.

Hugs, Christina

Unknown said...

I love this! What a cute kitty! Thanks for linking up with us at Anything Goes, Win a Tear Bear!

ike said...

Oh, that is amazing. Such an elegantcard - all that stitching and super awesome inside too !!! The kitty is so darn cute :-D Thank you for purring along at SUYP Cats Challenges :-D

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brenda said...

Pretty card Susan and super neat stitching, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping sensations challenge.

B x

Francesca Lopez said...

Adorable Card! Thank you for joining us at Cute As A Button Designs Love Challenge - Francesca, Owner

2craftykaties said...

Love how you colored the cat! your card is amazing! Thank you for joining us at Cut It Cut, good luck!
DT Katie

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

What an adorable valentine! I love the extra punch that the stitching adds. Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Love is in the Air challenge!


Viv said...

Great stitching to define the edges of this card! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations
Viv (DT)

Ellibelle said...

So very cute! Love how you colored the puppy and the stitching looks amazing! Beautiful on the inside too. Thanks so much for playing along in my Let's Color Linky party.
Stay warm and be safe!

Patricia Alvarez said...

So cute!! I love how your colored the cat and the dimension you added to it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia.

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

Very cute, love the stitching and the little kitty is adorable. Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks.

Sue - 2 Creative Chicks DT

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Susan! Another darling Valentine with fun stitching and great coloring in your kitty! Thanks for playing in the {Our Crafty Corner Challenge}! Hope to see more of your pretty projects again soon!
crafty hugs,
{Creative Smiles}

Judy1223 said...

Such adorable coloring on that cat! Love it!

Unknown said...

Adorable beautiful your GSD stamp, so sweet.
Thanks for joining with us at Retarte #68.
Yaiza ( Stampartpapel DT)

Shona Hamill said...

What a gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with the Cutie Pies. DT Shona xx

laurigami said...

Your card is so cute, Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs

Dawn said...

Another cute little card!
Thanks for playing again at Eureka Stamps this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, that kitty is too cute, but the way you colored it -- wow! I would love to have some really stormy weather to watch out the window while I stay cozy inside with a well stocked pantry and my family around me. All we get is rain! I hope you got just the right amount of snow. Thanks for sharing your adorable card in our Stitching Challenge at Dies R Us!

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful card, love the detail and stitching
Thank you for your lovely Creation at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT

Michelle said...

What a fabulous card! Love how you colored the kitten and popped up the heart for just the right amount of dimension. Thanks for joining us this week at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge! Hope to see you back again real soon :)

Engelchen said...

Very nice card.
Thanks for joining us at CCC Digi Creations Challenge.
greetings Geesje
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Andreja said...

What a fabulous creation! The colors are just beautiful on your card. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping4Fun.
Hugs, Andreja

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

So cute Valentine's card!! Love you stitch the edge.Thanks for playing along with us at Scrappind4Fun Challenges. Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
Ann DT

Janis Lewis said...

Awww, sweet little kittie. Thanks for joining us at Leinzlove Tear Bears Challenges!
Janis, DT Member
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Mynn xx said...

This is TOTALLY darling, Susan! LOVE the sweet image and the fabulous dimension you created! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Unknown said...

Adorable and cutie. Thank you for joining us at Where the Heart is. Helen DT

Jane Savage said...

Gorgeous make! Love it!
Thank you for joining in with our challenge at The Pencil Case! Jane (DT) xxx

Doudou said...

So cute!!!Thank you for joining us at Stampartpapel Retarte#68
Alexandra Dt

Intruderlady said...

Super cute image. Great card. Love the stitching.
Thanks for joining our Die Cuts challenge at CCC Digi Creations. Good luck!
Kitty DT

Unknown said...

Love the image and 3D effect you have created, thank you for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage - good luck and hope to see you again soon
Lyn - DT

Mindy Beverly said...

Such a Darling card and Beautiful coloring! Thank you for joining our Challenge over at Leinzlove Tear Bears Challenge Blog! DT Mindy

berucrafts said...

Hi Susanne... What a great card you made... I love the little kitten... it look so cute :) Thanks for playing along with Art by Miran Challenge... Hugs Ute DT (See you next time...)

Julie Odil said...

What a sweet kitty, Susan! Love how you colored it. Thanks for joining us this week for our Stitching Challenge at Digi Choosday. Julie, DT member

Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair said...

What a great card! I love your color choices and fun layout - the stitching and calico on Mr. Kitty! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our “Anything Goes” Challenge; I hope to see your work in our future challenges too!
Jennifer, DT

Aunty Sue said...

Just so cute and thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday in our stitching challenge