Thursday, January 20, 2022

All Nine Lives With You


SPECIAL NOTE:  Many thanks to those of you who have dusted off your dragonfly supplies and joined in the brand-new Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges that I recently mentioned.  See my winter-themed dragonfly card HERE.  Several of you have made a card and linked up already.  So happy to see people jumping in to support this new challenge blog that is all about dragonflies.  ❤❤❤

Hi, Friends......

I am here with a kitty valentine card I'm going to give to my hubby.  Awwww.....  💑😻  To make it seem masculine, I used dark tones, navy and taupe.

I followed the sketch over at the MFT Sketch Challenge #577.

I  am also entering this card in the Lost Coast Designs Challenge - Man Cave with a Masculine theme.

I opened up two fabulous stamps that I had never used before for this challenge: Lost Coast Designs - Star Cat plus a couple of the stamps from the Lost Coast Designs - ATC Lattice Set for background stamping.  The sentiment is from a new set, too: The Project Bin - Feline Good stamp and die set.  Don't you love it??  

I used a piece of cardstock in my scrap bag that looked like it had been the backing from a gummed notepad. I tore the edges of the panels and even managed to tear out a little heart shape that is somewhat recognizable as a heart!!  ❤  My navy blue background is one I had on hand that I had previously splattered with some leftover gesso that I was loathe to just throw out.  :) 

Supplies used include (most of these I already mentioned):
Lost Coast Designs - Star Cat stamp
The Project Bin - Feline Good stamp
Versafine Ink in Majestic Blue
Clear embossing powder
Lost Coast Designs - ATC Lattice Set
Distress Inks
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set - retired

Hope you enjoyed my card.  I can post this early since my hubby doesn't visit my blog.  lol...  Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful weekend!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Lost Coast Designs Challenge - Man Cave - Masculine theme
2. MFT Sketch Challenge #577
3. All Sorts Week #659 - Add a Heart
4. Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge #74 - Furrything Goes
5. We Love Stamping January Challenge - Anything Stamped + Opt of Wings
6. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #527-528 - AG
7. TFJB Challenge - Out with Old, In with the New (my stanp sets were new and the paper was an old scrap.) 
8. DL.ART January Linky Party


  1. That is the purrfect Valentine card! It is adorable, and masculine at the same time! Love the kitty on it, and the distressed edges are great! So glad you didn't throw out the blue background you created; it looks terrific!

  2. Beautiful card! Such fabulous vintage look for this beautiful cat stamp! Love the tiny torned heart detail and that blue splatterd background.
    Thanks for sharing your card card with us at We Love Stamping January challenge!

  3. Goodness me it has been a very long time since my last visit here! So happy to joined us at We Love Stamping with this fabulous card both because I love the card and because it is a pleasure to re-discover you world. x

  4. What a nice card to give to your hubby! It's perfect. =) Your cartoon at the top certainly gave me a chuckle too. Thanks for joining us at The Funkie Junkie!

  5. Just perfect card to give to your hubby, stunning.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  6. This is awesome Janis, I am sure he will love it as much as I do. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us over at We Love Stamping.

  7. Great card and sentiment, Janis.

  8. Fabulous Valentine card Janis … very stylish and the sentiment is brilliant. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts Chalkenge this week
    Pauline xx

  9. Love the sentiment on this great masculine card!

  10. Great card, love all the torn edges and yes it is definitely recognizable as a heart. I popped over to Lost Coast Designs. They have some great stamps.

  11. This is beautiful, Janis! Love the colours and the stamping. Jo x

  12. Aww this is lovely, and now I know why cats have 9 lives lol. Thanks so much for joining in with us at Lost Coast Designs, and have a very happy week, Sue xx

  13. Lovely card! The car is just darling. Thank you for joining the Funkie Junkie Challenge!

  14. A gorgeous creation, thanks so much for sharing with us at We Love Stamping January challenge.

    B x

  15. Such a sweet card! I love kitties too. Thanks for joining The Funkie Junkie Boutiques Challenge.

  16. Just had to take a look and then comment after I saw it had a kitty!
    I'm definitely a CatMom and my hearing pup loves "her" kitty! At first, I thought your kitty was made with calico print but on closer inspection, the stars are perfectly out of this world- like most cats, lol. The sentiment is adorbs!
    PS: Love the joke- so true with doors in the house!!! But, for Chase Kitty's sake, we do live. ;)

  17. Such a beautiful card. :-) That cat picture at the top made me laugh out loud :-D :-D

  18. The sentiment is so sweet for a lovely valentines card! Glad you joined us again in The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge!

  19. sweet card! Thanks for playing along with The Funkie Junkie Boutique

  20. Love this LCD cat stamp and how you have used it - the tan and navy are a great color combo and do lend it a masculine air. And such a perfect sentiment! Thanks for joining the Lost Coast design Challenge!

  21. Oh my, this is wonderful Janis. Love the brown and navy. The background looks sort of galactic so perfectly suits a star cat and I love the stamped and rippage pieces. Fab sentiment too. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz

  22. So sweet. Love the colors and the sentiment.


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