Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy Spring Kitty (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Hello, everyone!  Before I share today's card, I would like to welcome three lovely new followers - AJ Bodine, Regina, and Lori's Crafty Spot - thank you for joining me!

Here is a spring card featuring an adorable rubber stamp called Peeking Kitty from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  I coloured him with my Prismacolor pencils, fussy-cut, and placed him inside a die-cut basket (Impression Obsession). I sponged Antique Linen Distress Ink on the handle and around the opening of the basket to add dimension.


To create the sky background, I sponged Tumbled Glass Distress Ink using a cloud template (printed from Netty's Cards - thank you!), and sponged Shabby Shutters Distress Ink towards the bottom to represent the grassy landscape.  

I added lots of fun die cuts:  Lawn Fawn Grass Border, Impression Obsession Grass, Whimsy Stamps Garden Flowers, Memory Box Rhone and Effera Butterflies, and Poppystamps Walking Cat.  The sentiment is from My Creative Time Color Me Happy clear stamps.  I created a window around the scene with some scraps/snippets of leftover dp. I finished it off by adding two pink gems on the butterfly. Here's the rubber stamp:

Peeking Kitty
High Hopes Rubber Stamps

I would like to support these fun challenges:
Artistic Inspirations AG with a Twist of Easter UE; Bunny Zoe's Spring Colours UE; Butterfly Challenge Butterflies and P for Patterned Paper 1/3; Craft Your Passion 
Always AG 1/3; Crafting by Designs March AG 3/3; Crafting from the Heart AG 1/3; Creative Inspirations AG Optional Sketch UE; Creative Ladybirds Creations AG 3/3; Cute Card Thursday Celebrate (Spring) UE; Cuttlebug Mania Use a Frame or Make a Frame 1/3; Die Cuttin' Divas Celebrate Spring 1/3 (SHOWCASE PICK); DL.ART March Linky AG UE 1/day; DRS Designs Flowers Abound UE (RANDOM WINNER); Dragonfly Dreams Add Some Embellishments UE: Emerald Faeries Yellow and Green 2/3; Fashionable Stamping Springtime 1/3; Fresh Brewed Blog Flowers 1/3; HIMCR Super Scraps Saturday (frame and all die cuts made from scraps) 3/3; High Hopes Stamps Anything High Hopes Goes 1/3; High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Page Spring Challenge UE (WINNER)Inspiration Destination AG UE; Inspiration Journal Flowers UE; Little Claire's Springtime 1/3; Love to Scrap AG 1/3; Mod Squad Flowers UE; Moving Along with the Times Three in a Row Bingo (I chose die, image, gems) 2/3; My Craft Creations AG UE; Not Just Cards AG UE; One Crazy Stamper AG 4/5; {PIN}spirational Inspirational Photo - Spring 1/5; Papertake Weekly Happy Anything 1/5; Pixie's Snippet Playground Frame and all die cuts made from snippets 3/3; Poppystamps Through My Window UE; Scrapy Land AG using any brand of die Scrapy Land sells - Impression Obsession dies sold at Scrapy Land here 3/3; Scribble and Scrap AG 2/3; Scribbles Designs Feline Frenzy 1/3; Send a Smile 4 Kids Easter/Spring Cards 4 Kids 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Animals 1/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Things that Fly 2/5; Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE; Stamp and Create Is it Spring Yet 1/wk 3/4; The Corrosive Animal Friends 2/3;The Daily Marker 30-Day Coloring Challenge Day 14


Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!





 

65 comments:

terrie said...

Adorable card and image...it's a perfect Spring card...love what you did in the background with the tall grass.....I also like the cat walking across the card...
Well done ....love it

Jacee said...

Fabulous card, love the pussy cat and your sky background, lovely!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lin said...

Hi Kitty! This couldn't be cuter, and so appropriate for our Things that Fly challenge this week! Just love your happy spring card! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a cute kitty-do you think he knows he has a bird on his head? Love the butterfly you added-so springlike!

Mrs A. said...

Super cute kitty on your card. Just love the expression on his face. Colours are lovely and makes me think of spring. Looking forward to having you on board next week. thankyou for fluttering by my #26. hugs mrs A.

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable card , Kitty! Love this rubber stamp, so cute and fun!! You have made a fabulous scene with these clouds (and your sky is more realistic and soft than mine...!!!), the basket and the grass. This card has a very beautiful design, with so beautiful colours and the centre of interest so well defined, great work!

andree said...

Such a cute card with pretty, spring like colours and adorable image. Andree (Guest Designer Butterfly Challenge #26)

Regina said...

the pussy cat is simply adorable! The colors are so beautiful springtime! I hope it's over soon! Thanks for your welcome!

Bad Kitty said...

Gorgeous card
love this kitty stamp

Jo said...

Adorable.....love that stamp
hugs Jo x

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Joyce Erb said...

Cute card. Thanks for taking the challenge with us at the Mod Squad Challenge

Lisa said...

This is so adorable, Kitty!! I love the scene you've created!! The image is so cute!! I just love this!! Beautiful card my friend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carla said...

Such an adorable image for this sweet card! Thanks for sharing at Creative Lady Birds!

cotnob said...

An adorable card Kitty, such a cute image and lovely spring colours.
Pauline
x

Karenladd said...

Oh my, this is ridiculously cute! Love the basket and all the springtime die cuts!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Oh my, this is just super adorable! So sweet!

vinita jain said...

Stunning always, I love all your kitty images and this one is very adorable, love all the dies you put in, absolutely lovable!!!

walchowDesign said...

Such an adorable card! Love all the lovely flowers on the foreground with the great bg!

Desire Fourie said...

This is so perfect for our ‘FLOWERS’ theme. Just love the colours and design. It definitely has the cuteness factor. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Fresh Brewed Designs DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

brenda said...

Fresh and bright and full of Springtime Kitty.

B x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so cute and pretty Kitty, I love your little scene that you have created again.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning colours, added goodies and most beautiful creation.xx
Have a lovely day
{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Di said...

Gosh you used that stamp beautifully Kitty! Such a pretty scene!

Hugs

Di xx

Shelia said...

Oh my, how sweet is this with the cute little kitty in the Easter basket! Thank you for playing along with DRS Designs this week.

Judith said...

Aw how cute is this kitty Kitty - i just love the design with those fab die cuts hugs judith x

Helen said...

Beautiful - a really cute card.

Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

Helen x

CA Scrapper said...

Wow, that is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

Leslie

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Kitty..my computer dont want me to write its now stop.I write from my mobile phone..pardon me if many mistake..the keyboard is so small hiihii..Kitty this image is tooo cute for words..and wohooo so many adorable Die you have. Love all..especially the butterfly so adorable touch ..love this sweet cute card you made..big hugs..

Dots Dabbles said...

The sky background sets off the mood of Spring beautifully on this card.
Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Dot x

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Sweet and just cute as can be! .Fantastic Spring card. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Angie said...

This is sooo cute!! I love the pretty scene you created for your kitty! Great sky. Adorable kitty!

Lisa H said...

that is a happy spring card! so cute! Thanks for sharing it with us at Inspiration Journal. =)

Riette said...

So CUTE!!! Great scene you made with it :D
Thanks for sharing with us at Moving Along With The Times!
xxx
Riette, DT

Lillian A said...

Ah, yes, what would we do without diecuts nowadays! Fabulous image, Kitty, and you colored it wonderfully and made a perfect spring scene. Thank you for joining us at the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.

marion said...

such a sweet card, lots of hugs and love and cuddles to your furbabys, Marion

Debi said...

Nice win at DRS Designs. I think this card is so cute.

Donna Rudy said...

Such a cute card! I really like the scene you created. Thank you for joining our challenge at High Hopes.

Carolina F. said...

Adorable Card, love all the details. Thank you for playing along with us at High Hopes and good luck!!!

Clickersister said...

Oh my, oh my! Every element is soooo cute! This is a really nice card! Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

Jannie said...

How cute is this?

You definately framed it!

Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!

Cutlebugs&Hugs
Jannie

Sharon said...

A cute spring card!!! Thanks for joining us at Scribble and Scrap xxx

Stamping With Bibiana said...

so cute, that kittie. hope all is well
hugs bibiana

scrappymo! said...

Thi is so darn cute!

scrappymo! said...

Thi is so darn cute!

Sandy Sommerfeld said...

KT! this is so so sweet! Love the coloring! And perfect theme for our KT! :)

Thanks for joining us at Scribbles Designs Challenge....

Sandy S
(Owner/Designer Scribbles Designs)

crafty-stamper said...

Love the cute image and die-cuts---Thank you for joining us at Artistic inspirations
Carol DT x

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

So cute card! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for the Craft Your Passion Challenges, hope to see you again soon, hugs, Helena

MaryH said...

Yay on your 250 milestone! Isn't that such a high????Well deserved & I'm not surprised at all! Love this cute kitten peeking out of the nifty IO basket. All the extra touches you've added make this one a spring star for sure. Really liking the polka dot framing, and how clever you had a snippet that just fit for this purpose! TFS & Happy wkend. Hugs too.

Janis said...

My kitties are delighted that spring seems to be on the way......in real life, not just the calendar!! They love lying in the sunrays warming their bones. Your spring kitty card is so sweet!!!! Love all the dimension you have put into your scene with the diecuts!!!
I have a fun kitty card on my blog I would love for you to come see. :)
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Mrs.B said...

This is so cute, love your design with the die cuts.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
Avril x

CraftYourPassion said...

Such pretty colours and just perfect for Spring.Clever way to use that cute kitty too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for your comments on my blog. Thank you for letting me know I won the challenge at Completely Christmas

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

What a cute kitty. love it!

Tracey Manderson said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us over at The Emerald Faeries. Good luck and hope you will join us again.
Hugs
Tracey(Owner)
Emerald Faeries

Aaemie said...

Such a cute HH image, thanks for playing along at One Crazy Stamper.

Lisbeth van den heuvel said...

hey there
beautiful and fun card
greetings Lisbeth
DT cuttle bug mania

Jenscrapstoo said...

Just adorable, love your image and it is a great way to use up your scraps!!
Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM
Jenscrapstoo

Jane Z said...

Such a cute card! Love your cat in the basket and the grass in the background! Great job! Thanks for joining us at High Hopes and good luck in the Challenge!

Jeanne J said...

Awww! Super sweet! Love all the fabulous little details - like that little kitty at the bottom!

Lacey Stephens said...

I love how you placed him in a basket!! Great job! Thank you for playing along with the High Hopes' March Challenge. We will have a new challenge that begins Wednesday and I hope you will play along again soon.
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com
High Hopes Lead Designer

Laurian said...

Too cute!

Thank you so much for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!

Hugz

Laurian

Marybeth said...

What a darling Spring kitty card! So many details and pretty layered butterfly.

Deanne Saunders said...

What a sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

Kathy said...

Wow such an awesome and oh so delightful card!

Helen said...

Me again!

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire too.

Helen x