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Monday, 3 October 2016

CCM 174 Birthdays

We have a lovely easy challenge today at Crafty Cardmakers, Birthdays!

DV 174 Birthday

My birthday card was created with a stencil I created myself by diecutting a Go Kreate die into mylar. First I stamped the Katzelkraft Cat and then masked it up before brushing various DIs through to create a sort of landscape. The little border at the bottom was added later and coloured with Stabilo Fine Point pens, as the detail on it was very small and much easier to colour with a really fine point than a copic or even a pencil.

The birds in the trees stamps is called Corbeaux Silhouette also from Katzelkraft. I misfired the edge and had to finish it off with a sharpie marker!

Die cut is from Britannia dies, all matted onto a 7” scalloped square card. The cat is actually coloured a very pale lilac but sadly it’s so pale it looks as if it’s not coloured at all.

I am entering this into:-

AAA - #74 Masking
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - #07 Anything Goes
Colour Crazy - #23 Anything Goes Craft Colouring
Crafting With Friends - #28 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - #340 Birds of a Feather
Creative With Stamps - #7 Sentiment
Cute Card Thursday - #445 CAS
Ellibelles Creative Moments - Creatures and Critters Linky Party 8
Freshly Brewed Challenge - #21 Animals
Kitty Bee Aloha Friday - #81 Birthday
Robyn’s Fetish - #336 Square Cards
Seize The Birthday - Soft and Simple
Southern Girls - Pretty In Pastels

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  1. This is superb masking and a lovely scene you have created, so pleased you shared with us at AAA

  2. A beautiful creation Lin, love the background you created, such pretty colors and cute cat looking at the birds - my orange tabby's favorite thing to do :-)
    Thanks so much for playing along in my Critters & Creatures Linky Party

  3. Really cute card-love the scene you created! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's this week!

  4. Beautiful card! Love that background!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Veronique DT for

  5. Such a cute adorable image you have used here. Love your colours chosen and nice simple design is perfect, nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  6. Cute card. Love that cat. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz.

  7. Fabulous card! Great image and background!

  8. This is great, Lin! Reminds me of my cat watching the birds in our garden. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Creative With Stamps, Jo x

  9. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card… Good luck in the draw and hope you will join us for our next challenge…
    [Diane-Louise DT for Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog]

  10. Heee fab fun card, your background is fabulous!

  11. This is a super cute card! I love that cat and the sentiment! Please add our graphic if you would like to be considered for prizes! :) Thank you for joining us at Creative with Stamps! :)

  12. Super cute sceneThanks for joining us for our 'Pretty in Pastels' challenge #144.
    Alicia (Southern Girls DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  13. A wonderful Birthday card Lin. I love the scene you have created and the cat's expression is brilliant. Sally.x.

  14. Really beautiful card with the masking and the cute images! Love!
    Thank you for joining us at CWS Challenge this month!
    Hugs, Mary (DT member)

  15. Hi Lin, a great card love the cat sneaking up behind the birds, a fabulous scene you created! Have a great week... Megan

  16. Oh I love this cute cat
    adorable Clouds too
    and a nice scene
    he want one of that bird right
    sweet sentiment too
    Beautifully made
    Many thanks for joining with us at Creative with Stamps this month.
    Monika (Co-Creator)

  17. I love this kitty! Gorgeous card by the way!

    I'm a fellow stamper who makes blank general and thank you pet themed handmade cards and donates them to animal shelters and rescue groups. I've just started a new blog, Sending Paw Prints, for this purpose. I love your cards and am hoping if you have a stash of pet themed cards or are interested in making some you'll think of donating them to Sending Paw Prints.

    Thank you!
    Karen Howard


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