Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Kitty For Sue

I made this card for Sue, one of the lovely team members on the Ladybug Crafts Ink DT.  Sue is trying to help raise money for Ovarian Cancer Research.  Since the wristbands, ribbons, etc. for ovarian cancer are teal, Sue is asking for teal cards.  Sue also has some blog candy that some lucky person can win just for sending her a teal card.  Be sure to check out the scoop on Sue's blog and send her a card if you can.

I used "Mavis Has A Daisy" by Stamping Bella.  I colored Mavis with my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.    I decided to paper piece her dress and the flower on her head.  I really like paper piecing and I'm not sure why I don't do it more often.  Anyway, I thought this pattern paper by My Mind's Eye would make a much cuter dress than my colored pencils.

I used my pawprint punch by EK Success to punch a strip of teal paper and then ran my piece of white cardstock through my embossing folder to give it some texture.  I added some pearls to the corners of the card and used pearls for my flower centers.

Mary, one of the other lovely team members on our DT always finishes the inside of her cards and let me tell you, the inside is as beautiful as the front of her cards.  It's always a treat to see how she's decorated the inside.  Anyway, I decided to finish the inside of this card.  Not as lovely as Mary's, but I like it.

Thanks for stopping by!

I'm entering my card in these challenges:

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 120  -  Animal Crackers
Crafty Catz Challenge 49  -  Paper Piecing
Creative Belli Blog Challenge #99  -  Old Stamps
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #39  -  Whateva
Gingerloft Challenge 1  -  Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #33  -  Let's Go Dotty

Stamp:  Stamping Bella - Mavis Has A Daisy
Paper:  My Mind's Eye (Surf's Up), Bazzill
Other:  Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, glaze pen, pawprint punch, embossing folder, pearls, nestabilities



Hi Anita
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz,
hugs Dianne xx

theCook said...

Very nice card! I've never done paperpiecing, but it's really beautiful on the cat's dress!

Lindylou said...

My first time at paper piecing and blog hopping to see how it's done. Love your card, so pretty and great colouring. really like the inside too.

Lisa Jane said...

Its beautiful Anita - your colouring as always is fabulous and i lobe the punched borders - and the inside !
Lisa ;)

Little K Smith said...

Hi Anita
Congrats on your new DT position at Just Cute Bears! Love your blog, you have some gorgeous work. Love this card, such a cute kitty!

Emily Keaton said...

This is an adorable card, Anita!! Your kitty's paper pieced dress is just the sweetest :)

Whimsey said...

What a great card; LOVE the paper pieced dress and those delightful pearls are PERFECT!

pinky said...

Anita its just gorgeous inside and out, what a cute kittie! Must get a move on and get something done for this.

Kerry said...

I think we're gonna have to meet somewhere half way between us Anita so you can give me some colouring lessons!! Gorgeous card as always :-D xx

Tami said...

Ah how cute. Thanks for joining me at Gingerloft

Ingrid said...

What a great card. The edge punch is a perfect match!
Thanks for joining us this week at A Spoon Full of Sugar.
Hugs Ingrid

snailzpace said...

VERY SWEET, Anita! mavis looks adorable in her paper pieced dress and love the punched border.

joy said...

What a sweet card with beautiful coloring! Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

Suzie said...

So gorgeous and I love the image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Suzie x

Suzanne said...

Great card. Lovely colours. Thansk for joining us at Craft Catz this week x

cswenson2 said...

I agree with Kerry, Anita you should teach coloring classes in your "spare" time. Another great card and for such a great cause.

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Anita this is just A-DOR-ABLE!!!! Love the colors and that paw print border punch!! FAB coloring!!!


Maria Matter said...

omgosh, that is a cute image! definitely brings a smile!!!
Thanks so much for playing along @ Creative Belli!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Awww, how ADORABLE!! Fab colouring of that cute little kitty and love how you used the paw pad punch for the centre panel.

cgl1539 said...

Congrats on your win on Crafty Catz