Saturday, April 7, 2018

Purr-fect Spring!

     Today's card makes me feel like I'm back on the SheepSki Designs team since this is one of Andrea's images.  :-D  It's one of my favorite cats and it's also the monthly freebie at the Outlawz Progressive challenge.


     Before I started this card, I decided that it was time to clear off the crafting desk and that means using things which are on the desktop.  Sometimes, as was the case with this card, I can use nothing BUT things which are left on the desk; other times, I have to add a bit here and there.

     I colored with 4 ProMarkers - gray, teal, pale pink, and golden yellow.  As I used them, I slid them back into their proper cubbyholes where I keep all my markers, sorted by main color.  The oval QuicKutz die was on the desk and I used it to cut the image, then put it back in the envelope with the set.

     Since the image had a butterfly, and since the Cheery Lynn butterfly die was also on the table, I picked through the dp piled up, found the piece I used for the background, trimmed it to size and used the cut off to die cut the butterfly.  Digging through the papers brought to light the second oval - already die cut with an Unbranded die- and since the teal color was perfect, I added it to the card design.

    Finally, I got to the sentiment.  It was printed and since there was a small, oval die from Spellbinders waiting to be put away, I used it to cut the sentiment.  I liked the repetition of ovals and of butterflies.  Who knew when I started that a card design would come together out of that messy pile on the desk?!  :-D  Of course, it took me another half hour to clear the rest of that messy pile off the desk completely.

     Challenges:
Butterfly  (using Teal)
Crafting by Designs
Creative Inspirations
House that Stamps Built
Incy Wincy
Penny's Paper-Crafty
SheepSki Designs
Simon Says Stamp
SUYP Cats

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

12 comments:

  1. That's a great way to not only make a pretty and fun card but to clean off your desk at the same time! Cute card with that precious kitty image.
    Lynn

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  2. This is gorgeous, I do love this Kitty. A beautiful card. I am loving your new header to your blog too! Nice and cheerful with a gorgeous kitty. Have a wonderful weekend my friend.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  3. Puuurfect spring card and awesome creativity with the things left on your "messy desk!"
    So happy you linked this up to The House that Stamps Built!

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  4. Such a beautiful card and gorgeous image! Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Hugs
    Gina xx

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  5. LOVE it, a Super card with lovely dies and colouring and a GREAT story on how you made it too LOL.
    Faith
    x

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  6. Great cat image! Love the dies you used too!

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  7. what a fab card nana :)
    thanks for joining us at SheepSki Designs Challenges. i hope you’ll join us again 🙂
    Greetings
    DT heike 🙂

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  8. How fabulous - I love the offset ovals and the kitty is so sweet.
    Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
    Hugz
    IKE x

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  9. What a lovely card. He/She is a very cute kitty. I love the pretty oval dies too. Thanks for entering this month's challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck, Jayne DT

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  10. Very cute!! I've given myself a challenge of using up my bits and pieces stash this year, so your self-imposed challenge to create a card using items already on your desk makes me smile. : ) I worked out quite well for you, I think! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

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  11. Such a cute card, love the adorable image, such a pretty card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Have a great day x

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  12. lovely card! thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Design Challenge

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