Sunday, September 27, 2015

A Reason to Smile

Hello Blog Friends, I have a fun card to share with you - using an image I picked up at a sale - there are a lot of different adorable cats in this set and I look forward to using them on some cards.  I also picked up the band-aid tin on sale because it was printed upside down - but love it as a prop - and yes - it has band-aids in it with cats on them - awwww!! 

The image has been trimmed and popped behind a frame, which is from my stash - if you know who it is by - please let me know and I will add it to my post.  The pink/coral paper is from Graphic 45, the striped paper is by My Minds Eye and the plain paper from Authentique Paper - quite a mix there!  My layers have all been cut/embossed using A2 Curved Matting Basics and the Grand Calibur Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.

The embellishments are from DEEP down in my stash - I believe they are from Stampin' Up! and definitely retired - but perfect for this card, especially when they are coated using Imagine Crafts ‘featuring’ Tsukineko irRESISTibles in Shimmer.   Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Adhesive Runner have also been used on this card.

This card is linked to the following Challenges:
Crafty Friends Challenge - pick a tune (Whats new Pussycat?!)
Di's Digis Designs - animals acting like humans 
Sweet Stampin - use a non-white base
Aliciabel Challenge Blog - September - Anything Goes or Shabby Chic
QKR Stampede - Cats Or Dogs
Quick Quotes - September - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft -  Always Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes 
Card and Scrap - Use Dies
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Crafting with an Attitude -  Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs - Just Do It (anything goes)
Crafting for all Seasons - Layering It Up
Fresh Brewed Designs - 3 or More Patterned Papers
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
{{{Hugs}}} and happy creating!


  1. What a sweet and fun card Linda - love that image, it's adorable.

  2. A really fun card here Linda, and I just absolutely LOVE the tin too and those fun bandages too. They would also be fun to use onm a Get Well card, I think ha ha.
    Thanks sooo much for joining the challenge here at Card and Scrap.

  3. Cute card thank you for sharing with Simply Papercraft - good luck
    Lyn - DT

  4. Lovely card Linda. Thanks for play with us at card and scrap. Graciela : )

  5. The cat is actually too cute. The layout and colors are so pretty as are your 3Dfoam squares. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 202nd AG challenge!
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  6. Cute and it would really give you a reason to smile. I love cats, thanks for sharing.

  7. Wonderful creation with a fabulous design and colors.. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting for all Seasons, hope to see you again. Barb

  8. Absolutely adorable image on this sweet card! Just made me smile looking at it! I'm so glad you could join us this week at QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge!

  9. Awe! I love this! The kitty is so super adorable! Cute little band-aids too! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

    Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday
    http://collectivecreativity.blogspot.com (my personal blog)

  10. Such a fun bright card. The photo of the kitty is just darling. Love you color choices. Thanks for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.

  11. So cute. Love the rounded corners. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge.
    Margaret,, DT

  12. Gorgeous card Linda! I love the adorable cat, he looks SO HAPPY :D

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog this week, and I hope to see you back again soon :)

    Tanya xx

  13. SQUEAL! AWWW!!!
    This card WILL make you smile for sure! LOVE the awesome colors. Teal is my <3 <3 <3! So sweet.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges
    three or more patterned papers challenge!
    Hope to see you playing again soon!

    Heather D.

  14. Great card and the cat is adorable. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  15. hello Linda... you've made a beautiful card, love the cat image... thanks for entering it into Crafty Friends 'Pick a Tune' Challenge. Hope to see you again in our next challenge. Good Luck.
    Hugs Diane Louise (DT)


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