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 prize.....wow, 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