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Friday 27 September 2013

Happy Birthday Crafty Catz!

Goooood morning folks, I hope you're having a great Friday.  This is a scheduled post as I'm stuck at work (I'd rather be crafting lol), but the weekend is soon upon us and then I can play with my stamps, dies and papers!

Anyhooooooo on to the reason that I'm here today, 

 is having a birthday!! 4 years ago today our challenge blog started, so Happy Birthday Crafty Catz! If that isn't enough reason to celebrate this is our 200th Challenge, how cool is that?!! :D

To celebrate we are giving away extra prizes this week, instead of one sponsor and one prize we have 3!! Yup you heard it right people, 3 fab prizes



....but wait there's more, not only will we have 3 prizes drawn by sexy Mr Random,  but ALSO, each of our top 3 will also win a prize 

 we're really celebrating in style.

Just to put the cherry on the top....if we reach 200 entries, Carol will add yet another, prizes enough to satisfy anyone there I would think :)

So onto our challenge.......since it's our birthday what else could our challenge be but to create a birthday card.  The style etc is completely up to you BUT it must have some kind of birthday sentiment on the card.

I'm so glad I made my card ahead of time last weekend, as I've been struggling with this chesty cold and not sleeping too well with the coughing and the wheezing, just about getting through the day at work lol, but hopefully I'm on the mend now and can finish a few projects this weekend.

For my card this week I wanted to do something Cat....or should that be Catz ...themed.

Here's my interpretation.

I wanted to do something quite sassy to suit the image so I chose to use some lime green to offset the pink.  The papers are from the Maja Crea Diem collection (one of my favourite collections).  I distressed them lightly and inked them with Walnut Stain then stitched them with some green top stitching thread for a bit of contrast. I  also used green jute ribbon behind the image and a little cheesecloth. I do think I printed the image out a little bit on the large side lol, but I'm still pretty happy with the way this looks.  I wanted something fun and eye catching and I think this ticks both boxes.

Dies used were La La Land Crafts Scallop Border, Spellbinders Ovals, Spellbinders Large Decorative Ovals and Magnolia Doohicky Bloomy Tag.

I love this girl in her Cat hat, isn't she cute?! She's called Kitty Kat Marci, from La La Land Crafts, this is a digi, but she's also available as a rubber stamp too, if you want the stamp you can get her from BunnyZoe Crafts. I coloured her up with my Copics 

Skin: E000, 00, 11, R20, 11
Clothes: R59, 85, 83, 81, YG00, 03, 06, W5, 3, 2, 0
Hair: E40, 41, 43, 47

Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, I didn't use many this time as I wanted the paper to show, so they just create a 'pop' of colour. 

The Seam Binding is from the ribbon girl, I just wet it and scrunched it up and dried it with the hairdryer.  It's attached to a tag, which you'll see in a later photo.

I decorated the inside to complement the front.

Here's the tag I mentioned which just slides in behind the matting.  The sentiment is stamped with one of the stamps from the Whimsy Film Strip Sentiments set. The little Scrabble style tiles are stamped with Whimsy's Spell it Out Alphabet set.  Both of these sets were from BunnyZoe Crafts. Both sentiments have been stamped with Walnut Stain distress ink to match the edging. I finished off the card with a few flatback pearls, a couple of heart pins and some small Prima pearl flourishes.

I do hope you enjoyed my card and that it's inspired you to come have a go at our challenge this week.  Do drop by and check out the rest of the DTs creations, they really have pulled out all the stops this week as we celebrate.

I'll be entering this card in the following challenges:

Inky Chicks - Pretty in Pink
Papertake Weekly - Sketchie Free for All #51
Crafting When We Can - Seasons (Spring colours)
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Tag You're It
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Pollycraft Challenges - Birthday Girls
Pile it On - Warm or Cool Colours - Cool
Paper Shelter - Stitching
Crafty Creations - Split the Sentiment
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes

Have fun!!  :)xx


  1. Morning Linda, Oh this card is so cute and love the Tag, always love stashing a tag somewhere or
    Have a lovely week-end.xx

  2. Gorgeous card Linda love the image fabulous colour's and love all of the detail have a lovely weekend my friend
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  3. Wow Linda this is so lovely! Love the colours you have used and the fabulous design!

    Hope you are soon feeling better!

    Gina x

  4. stunning card Linda, love all the colours and layers - looks fantastic!
    Kim x

  5. Love this card and those little scramble tiles are so perfect - including the cute sentiment. Love it. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge

  6. Such a sweet card. I love how you have used the letter tiles. You have created a fabulous card. Hugs Nina

  7. WOW! What a clever and BEAUTIFUL creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘TAG You’re It’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  8. Linda you´re amazing! I love everything you make. You make it look fabulous! Love the tag to pull out and the green and pink is great!

    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs Nick

  9. She certainly is a sassy but sweet image and looks perfect in the pinks and lime green. Love all the embellishments! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  10. Fabulous card. I love the LLL image you have used and I love the pink and green !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week

    Jo x

  11. Stunning Linda, love those pops of pink and green and she is just utterly adorable, have a great week xx

  12. Your card is beautiful and stunning Linda, I love the cute image and all the detail.

  13. Stunning card - beautifully coloured image and amazing details.
    Thanks for playing along at PTW this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  14. Stunning card with fabby colours- love all your details and fabby cute image. Thanks for playing with us over at The Paper shelter this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie, Team leader TPS

  15. another fantastic card Linda....fab design hugs carol x

  16. What an amazing card. Absolutely love all the layers, details and colours. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.

  17. Absolutely gorgeous with lots of detail and layers - am loving the scrabble letters and the way you have added flowers for her to hold, Luv Sam x

  18. Absolutely STUNNING!! Gorgeous coloring, details and layering of flowers, dies and colors!!! WOW!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday. Look forward to seeing you again.


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Linda xx