Thursday, January 23, 2014

You're Purrrfect! A very special challenge

Sammy, my teamie at Crafting with Dragonflies, is having a special Blog Candy + Freebie Challenge to promote her 14-year-old daughter's digi stamp company, Mad Hatter Designs. I just couldn't resist participating!

Do check out this challenge; you can enter for the awesome blog candy (did I spy LOTV?!), and you can help support a young artist by using this cute digi to be eligible for another great prize!

This image is called Neko (Cat), and I just happened to have the purrfect sentiment stamp already out on my craft table!

The image and paper-pieced dress are colored with Copics and TEKwriter gel pens. I had lots of fun coloring this, it's not my usual thing. The whites of the eyes are filled with a clear Sakura gel pen.

The three heart-patterned patterns are from a paper pack I acquired years ago...not sure the company. The polka dotted and striped paper are the opposite sides of an Echo Park paper, and the sentiment was heat-embossed on a scrap of DP (Authentique). The sentiment & pawprint are from the same stamp set (Studio G?), which I won a long time ago from Priscilla at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. The image piece was sponged with hot pink ink, and the corners were decorated with a Recollection border punch. Everything was edged with Copics. Can't you tell I had fun with this‽

Tuesday Morning Sketches #233
Mad Hatter Challenge: Freebie digi
Simon Says Stamp: Humorous
Simply Create Too #53: Valentine's Day or Use Hearts
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch #233

I'll be sending this card to the Sunshine Mail Foundation, to give a smile to child in the Northern Virginia area. You can even win a prize by entering their current challenge, "Anything Goes with a twist for Valentines Day" and sending in a card (Donation guidelines here).  

Update: This card was featured on the Tuesday Morning Sketches Facebook page.

Thank you for visiting, and a special thank-you to Kayleigh and Sammy


  1. What a sweet card! A 14 yr old artist? Wow!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  2. Oh this is just gorgeous! You really have done the image proud! And the sentiment is indeed purrrrrfect!
    Thank you for entering! Sammy-x

  3. Thanks for using my digi! I love the colours! It looks really cute.

  4. This is so sweet! I love your cuties sweet face and your patterned paper is so perfect! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Simply Create Too.

  5. Absolutely adorable! I love the punched corners, and that image - so super sweet. Thanks so much for coming to play at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week - I'm featuring you on our Facebook page today:

  6. Hi, CG: Very sweet---LOVE it. Glad you entered the Simply Create Too "Valentine's Day or Hearts" Challenge #53.

    Remember, you can enter 3 of your creations in this challenge.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  7. Very sweet card. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  8. Very cute card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!


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