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


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

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

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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!

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

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

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

  9. 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

  10. Ah how cute. Thanks for joining me at Gingerloft

  11. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

  20. Congrats on your win on Crafty Catz