Saturday, September 28, 2019

Purr-ple Purr-thday

Hi, Friends......

I am here with a sweet little kitty birthday card I made for my granddaughter. She's nine did that happen???!!!

I am using an adorable set from Clearly Besotted that the loveable Di Wray sent to me awhile back. (THANKS, Di!!) I will enter this card in the Simon Says STAMPtember Clearly Besotted Collaboration Challenge.

I wanted to put a party hat on this festive feline, so I masked the kitty and stamped the hat. The problem was that the hat is an old wood mount stamp, so I was kind of flying blind on where to stamp. I practiced and practiced on scratch paper (heh!) and finally gave it a go on this piece of leftover Easter Egg dye background. I put an oval mask over the kitty and stenciled the background with Distress Inks, using the same inks to watercolor the kitty. I added a MFT sentiment and some Pretty Pink Posh sequins...and even put a bit of glitter on the pompom of the party hat. Sweet!

Supplies used include:
Clearly Besotted - You are Purrfect stamp set
My Favorite Things - Cat-itude stamp set
Party Hat stamp from stash
Tsukineko - Memento Ink
Winnie & Walter - Scenery: Triangled Creative Screenings
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Mix sequins
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Canson -140 lb XL Watercolor Pad
Core'dinations/Darice solid cardstock

Hope you enjoyed this sweet card. Are you getting all ready for fall at your house? We have freezing temps and SNOW predicted for this weekend....(this is early for snow even for Idaho!!) I picked everything out of my garden and we got our two plum trees harvested. So I have been knee-deep in fruit and veggies to take care of. 

Thank you for stopping by today!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Simon Says STAMPtember Clearly Besotted Collaboration Challenge
2. Simon Says STAMPtember Pretty Pink Posh Collaboration Challenge - I used PPP sequins
3. MFT September Birthday Challenge - Add a Cat &/or Dog
4. Kat Scrappiness September Challenge - Sequins/Sprinkles
5. Addicted to Stamps Challenge #177 - For a Lady/Girl
6. SUYP Challenge #46 - Furry Thing Goes
7. DL.ART September Linky Challenge
8. Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks #406-#407
9. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #99
10. Papercraft Challenges #46 - No Designer Paper
11. SSS Monday Challenge - Real or Faux Stitching
12. SSS Work It Wednesday, Celebrate
13. Creative Fingers Challenge #171 - AG
14. Dare2BArtzy September Challenge - Your Favorite Color (I love ALL colors, but pink and purple are some of the top ones.)

15. STAMPlorations summer theme and sketch, AG with stamps

16. STAMPlorations Summer Mixed Media Challenge


  1. Oh, I understand so well why you love this Clearly Besotted kitty, he is just irresistible!!! How cute and sweet!! LOVE how you coloured him and the hat on his head! Beautiful card!
    Here in Italy the sun shines and there are 30°...People goes to the beach and swim... Too much hot for Autumn!!
    But meteorologists says that in the middle of the next week will arrive a polar cold also here. So, no more tomatoes on my plants :/

  2. Love the cute kitty in his party hat and great stencilled background
    Carol x

  3. What a cute card - and am delighted you used your prize! Wonderful choice of colours and you chose a very happy kitty from the set.

    Sending hugs and love from Dudley Dog (who adores cats) and of course from me

    Di xx

  4. Cute card for your granddaughter. I have been busy with produce too but don't have snow in our future--yet.

  5. Oh, how cute is this! I love the Background and the Colours. Thanks for joining us at the Papercraft Challenge.

  6. Oh, that is really super cute. Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
    IKE =^..^=

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  7. A lovely sweet and adorable card for your granddaughter. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

  8. Oh my goodness, this is such a fun card and that little kitten is adorable in pink! Masking the kitty and then using a wooden stamp for the hat images would be beyond me. I would have thought the cat came with the hat on her head, so now I'm really impressed. LOVE the stenciled background and sequins too!

  9. Beautiful creation and lovely for our current challenge of FOR A LADY/GIRL good luck in the final draw…
    [aNNie Design Team Member for Addicted to Stamps Challenges]

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