Friday, February 6, 2015

Friends Cards

This week's challenge at The Outlawz Coloring Challenges is in honor of Send a Card to a Friend Day, which is on February 7th.  Here's what I found out about this holiday.
"Send a Card to a Friend Day is a great chance to get in touch with a friend. We all lead busy lives. Its easy to let a friendship or two lapse, as we try to shuffle kids to and from events. It's hard to stay in touch, when workload demands eat up countless hours.
Today is the perfect chance to send card to a friend."
Our February sponsor at The Outlawz Coloring Challenges is Sweet Pea Stamps, who is offering our lucky winner four digis of his/her choice from the Sweet Pea Digi Stamp Store.  Play along with us for your chance to win!

Here's my card with Charmaine Flannery's Raggie digi

Raggie features a beautiful Ragdoll kitty and her staff. As you know, you don't own a cat, the cat owns you. What you might not know is that my Duchess, who can be seen on the lower right, is half American Shorthair Tabby (her mom, Cleo) and half Ragdoll. We're not sure about her paternal parentage because Cleo's staff refused to canvas the neighborhood to find Cleo's father, eventhough Cleo was a teenaged mother.
Guess what? I digressed. So...back to the card. Raggie was resized in PhotoElements, printed out onto Neenah cardstock with my laser printer, and colored with Copic markers.  I didn't give Raggie dark points, tabby markings, or pale aqua eyes like my Duchess. There's always next time.
Raggie's image panel was matted with solidish patterned paper from the So Noted 6x6 pad by Carta Bella. Wood patterned paper from the Necessities 6x6 pad by My Mind's Eye was adhered to cardboard, then die-cut with the Alterations Pediments and the Tags, Mini dies (both by Sizzix). The die-cuts were edged with Pumice Stone Distress ink.
Patterned paper from the Bramble Rose 6x6 pad was cut to size and edged with Pumice Stone Distress ink. The image panel was adhered to the floral paper and two of the three Pediments were adhered. 
Hearts were die-cut with an old QuicKutz die, colored with a Copic marker, and adhered to the tags. Eyelets were added to the tag, leaving me with infinityminusthree eyelets. The tags were threaded on some twine and adhered to the card front.

Thanks for visiting today. You should also visit my Outlawz Coloring Challenge Teamies' blogs to see what they created for this color challenge! Carla, Penny, and Laine are seriously talented and you will definitely be inspired by their artwork!

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenges: Anything Goes
ScrapyLand Challenge #11: Anything Goes
Frilly and Funkie Challenges: Be My Valentwine 
Crafting for All Seasons Challenges: Have a Heart


  1. Fabulous Kathi. Love the sweet image and your stunning detail. These Sweet Pea Stamps images are fabulous to work with.

  2. Duchess is a beautiful cat--much like your card today! Love the sweet image, your coloring, and that fab palette--so pretty! Really love the design, papers, and wonderful die cuts you used, Kathi! :^)
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Penny

  3. Love the image and the papers that you used to make this card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #11!

  4. Very beautiful Kathi! I love the woodgrain on your window, it's such a great contrast to the soft florals in the background!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Valen-Twine' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  5. This card is adorable Kathi, hee hee!
    Hey I saw your GORGEOUS work in Just Steampunk magazine - sooooo awesome!! Congrats! :)

  6. What a great card Kathi! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  7. Beautiful and so Sweet. Thank you so much for playing us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Hugs Elfie

  8. Very pretty! Thanks for playing in the Scrapy Land Challenge using die cuts! I hope to see more of your pretty projects in the next challenge, too!
    Lady E Scrapy Land DT