Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Change of plans

Sketch136I spent days trying to do a brooding, photo inspired winter scene card that featured embossed bare trees, masking,  a  fawn and other arty stuff. I could not get the deer stamp to work no matter what -- different inks, different papers, no masking, I even used a fine-grit sandpaper on it.  I gave up and made this instead.

The sweet kitties are from From the Heart Digis and the card also uses the current sketch from the From the Heart blog, I {heart} Sketches.  The kitties are colored in pencils with the sentiment done in Lipstick Red.

I am entering these Challenges:

I {heart} sketches #136 -- sketch
Craftyhazlenut's Christmas Challenge #265 -- use a sentiment
Craftyhazlenut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- anything Christmas
Rudolph Days -- Christmas
Addicted to Stamps and More #178 -- holiday
Craftyhazlenut's Patterened Paper Challenge  -- use designer paper
Crafty Sentiments -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #218 -- Anything goes


  1. It sounds like you surely gave the brooding thing your best effort. This is a very lovely card with you scarfe clad kittens. Thank you so very much for posting your very creative and inspiring art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 218th - FF AG challenge. I pray Blessings for you and your family; stay creative and be happy. Carole

  2. I quite like the alternative. It is really sweet! I also like the idea of the one strip of striped paper on the inside of your card. I am trying to finish the inside of mine as I make them and this is a good idea.

    Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

  3. Such a fun card and thank you for entering it for the current Rudolph Day challenge

    Guest Design Team Member - Scraps of Life

  4. Super sweet Card, i like the Color combi and your coloring of the "Cozy Kittens".

    Just a Note: Since you have used the Stamp of the Month January Image "Cozy Kittens", do not miss to enter THIS Card also to our "FREE Stamp of the Month" January Challenge. Then you get the February Image for FREE !!

    Thanks for joining our Sketch Challenge with a Twist # 136 @ From the Heart Stamps !

  5. A very sweet card. What a pretty image. Barbxx

  6. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  7. Very sweet!
    Thanks for playing with us at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for January and good luck!
    Monica - DT

  8. Kitties are cuter than deer anyway! Love the mix of patterns on this. Purrfect for Christmas! BTW, I can't find this image I colored in to make a blue card has to be someplace, right?!

  9. Always frustrating when the card you want to make just won't happen!! Hopefully it will work another day for you. These little kittens are so cute and love how you've co-ordinated the scarf colours with the patterned paper. So very glad you shared this with us at ATSM this week!

  10. So cute!! Thank you for sharing at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

  11. Such a cute card!! Love the image!! Very beautiful!! Love the papers you have used!! Thank you for sharing with us at the Rudolph days challenge.
    Moxie Craftie
    Rudolph Days Challenge DT

  12. Wonderful card! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a tWist - hope to see you again next time!

  13. Sometimes a change of plans is best. This is delightful! Thanks for joining our ATG challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Julie, DT member

  14. This is so very sweet. The kitties make such a warm and cozy feeling Christmas card. Thanks for playing along with us at FTHS!

  15. Super cute card! I love it!

    Thank you for playing along with us at From The Heart Stamps!


  16. We all understand how frustrating it is when things don't work as planned but your little kittens are just darling. I'm glad you shared them at ATSM this week.


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