Monday, September 26, 2016

Not Looking Grateful

     Today I'm sharing a Designer's Inspiration card with you over at MHK Designs and it's a card which pleases me greatly because I managed to use a really cute, non-holiday image (Cat to be Kitten Me) and turned it into a fun Thanksgiving card.


I was totally inspired by the autumn feel of the photo at Catch the Bug.


     I colored that sweet feline with ProMarkers, cut it with a Spellbinders die, and used houndstooth paper from the Autumnal Accents set in the background.  Then I added die cut leaves (Die-namites) in offset layers and tied one of my latest bowtie bows for embellishment.  Although the set comes with several sentiments, the one I made up with Thanksgiving in mind just seemed to fit perfectly with the expression on his face.  :-D

     Don't forget the September/October challenge is open and we have a wonderful inspiration photo for our theme.  However, if you use an image from MHK Designs, then the theme is "Anything Goes" whether or not you take inspiration from the photo.  Click on the "Current Challenge" tab at the top of the main MHK Designs page to go to the challenge and to see the inspiration photo.

     Challenges:
Cards in Envy
C.R.A.F.T.
Crafting from the Heart
Craft Your Passion
Creative Corner
DL.ART
Hiding in My Craft Room
Outlawz Festive Friday
Pile It On
SUYP Cats
Word Art Weds.

     Hope to see you there.  

 Cat to be Kitten Me Digital Stamp Set  Autumnal Accents Patterned Paper Pack

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18 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Connie, a gorgeous card, loving the cat and beautiful die you have used. Gorgeous colours too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

*Vicki* said...

Super cute image Connie! Really love your Fall design with the leaves and colors here!! Have a great week! HUGS

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the cat.xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a gorgeous card the cat is amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Marlene Atkinson said...

A super cute image, a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at craft challenge. Marlene DT

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

This is beautiful. What a gorgeous etching and I love how you presented it. PS...I just wrote you and email.

ike said...

WoW ! That is gorgeous. I love the kitty and the way you cut the frame. The leaves are wonderful and it all goes together beautifully for a true Autumn feeling. Super card. :-)
Thank you for purring along to SUYP Cats Challenges.

Hugz

IKE xx

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The Art of Creating said...

lovely card!

wannabcre8tive said...

This is so cute and I love how you tied the kitten in with the fall colors.

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Your cards are always great! Love the autumn colors and the funny sentiment! Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

MHK Designs said...

This is too fun, NC! I LOVE the way you layered the dies to frame your kitty! And your coloring is totally fabulous! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Daffodil Cards said...

What a fabulous image, so perfect and so is your design, love it and the colours.
Faith
x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous image and colouring NanaConnie-beautiful dies too-----Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
Carol DT x

Marieke Slaats said...

A really pretty card, i totally love kitties! Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at catch the bug.

Greetz,
Marieke

Billie A said...

Great card fun look and image. Thanks for sharing over at Catch the bug.
Billie A
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Tammy Miller said...

What an adorable card, perfect for a person of any age and gender. Thanks for sharing with us at Catch the Bug and good luck! Tammy, Bugaboo DT

Valentina Ivanova said...

Lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Craft your passion challenges, hugs Valentina DT

kReN K said...

Yowser! Did she make this set just for you? It's perfect!