Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Aww.....Teacup Kitty

I know many of you probably popped by here looking for my Rudolph Day challenge, but you'll just have to hold your reindeer, because we aren't emotionally prepared for Christmas cards today.  Today I have a sweet little kitty to be admired by all.
You know how it goes, sometimes you want to make a card using a particular stamp.  Sometimes it is an embellishment that you wish to use.  Other times it is the paper that begs to come play.  This was one of those cards.  I really wanted to use this paper so I poked around in my stash until I found a stamp that would look good with it. 

I'm am going to link this up to the Snippets Playground because I've done some soul searching about snippets.  In the past I never considered a quarter sheet of designer paper a snippet unless it is like the lone sheet of Halloween paper lurking around.  But I've since decided that I needed to include these pieces of random paper that I only have one or two of, especially ones like this one that I've had for years. I have other snippets in here too--the brad, the matting piece of pink, and the waffle textured flower.  It's all good!

The Fine Print: Stamp by Crafter's Companion colored in Copics, paper flower by Prima, glitter brad from my stash, and designer paper from my really, really, really old stash.  Seriously that paper is at least a decade old.

18 comments:

Irene said...

Judy, your card is brilliant, I love the dramitic black and orange. And, what a cutie little cat, she looks so snug in her cup napping with not a care in the world.
Thank you so much for your kind comments.
luv
irene
xxxx

vicki said...

Hi Judy love your cards ! This is super cute and I can see why you wanted to use the paper it's gorgeous!! You have a new follower :)
Hugs vic x

Irish Cherokee said...

Very clever.It made me smile. Love it.

Squirrel x said...

It's all good and it's all gorgeous. Love the cute kitty/pretty paper combo, and fab colours Hugs xx

jimlynn said...

Ah......so cute! Just want to reach out and give that little kitty a hug. VERY cute card!
Lynn

Krisha said...

Love the colors of this card!
Yep, I've been making myself use some of the hoarded stuff too.

Hettie said...

I know how that Kitty feels! So tired I could sleep in a cup!
Gorgeous card there PJ. Love that paper.
Hugs and zzzzzs
xx

butterfly said...

He is a cutie - and the dimensional shading on the cup is brilliant!
Alison x

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful shading and colouring...I am hopeless at that...never can see where the shadows should go!

Pretty card...and good to use your snippets. I have a filing cabinet full so sometimes feel like I will never use them up!

My name is Cindy said...

aah, now just what does constitute a snippet? I think I've got a dozen or three thousand in my stash. Great little card and using up stash - a result in my book. Anyhow I digress, only stopped by to let you know you have won the February giveaway - I have your address from some time ago but I don't think you've moved (not that I've google earthed you or anything)but if you have let me know the new addy pdq. Cindy x

Carol L said...

Ohhhh, that really is some cool paper! I love how it mirrors the tiny flowers on the teacup too! I guess my sweet tooth is calling me, because the embossing on that flower reminds me of nutter butter cookies! Is it just me???

MaryH said...

I love the paper too & it's wonderful with this tea-kitty in her pretty pink cup. I'd say if it's not a whole piece of paper, or one you've had but just discovered, snippet would work for me!! (Now a whole pack...welllll..but just a lone piece rediscovered? Yeah, a snippet!) Also a delightful card and will make Parsnip very happy to have a friend pop in the gate too! TFS & Hugs

Greta said...

Darling card!

Di said...

Aw, I love this PJ! Great how you matched the adorable image to that fabby paper - and lots of snippets used too. Result!

Hugs, Di xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Judy,
what a very cute and pretty card. I do love those fab papers, and your great design too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Bonnie said...

It's delightful! Love these colors and the stamp is a perfect go with the paper!

SARN said...

Aww, now that is a CUTE card PJ.

Congrats on using up some larger snippets too. It's not just the ickle ones that count!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

PS: Now, about this emotional prep for Rudolph Day . . .

Di said...

Di here. Just spotted you didn't add a 3 after your name - will do that right now so you're in with a chance for the die! xx