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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

GD at Tues Throwdown Critter Theme Card

This is my 2nd Guest Designer creation for Tuesday Throwdown for the mth of Jun. Theme is "Critter" as in an Animal. Used a digi provided by Heart Song.

When I saw the Kitty in the basket and yarn images in the digi I decided I had to get out my scraps of yarn. I crochet and keep a jar of yarn scraps. Made a Get Well Card using shades of purple. Printed the Kitty digi on Kraft, brown, purple & multiple times on white cardstock. TIP: Paper pieced the digi. Cut out the basket from Kraft cardtstock. From different prints of the Kitty on white cardstock I cut out the Kitty, hair bow & mittens. Reason for multiple cuts on white cardstock was so I could give dimension without using foam to the Kitty, hair bow & mittens on to the purple cardstock. The basket was layered for dimension using Kraft cardstock & another brown cardstock on to the purple cardstock.

Used Spellbinders die cuts for the layers and for the banner tag that the sentiment is stamped on.

Used VersaMark & Stamp N Plus Velvet lavender chalk on the mittens & the kitty's bow. Used a gold pen for the knitting needles. Used a pink pen for the Kitty's inside ears areas. Added buttons. Stamped sentiment 'Hugs in a letter to make you feel better'
on the banner tag.

buttons: 2 purple
chalk: Stamp n Plus Velvet lavender
digi: Heart Song Kitty
Memento Tuxedo Black
shades of purple digi & layers,
white - Kitty, Kitty hair bow, mittens
core'dinations purple cardstock
Kraft cardstock - basket
the Paper Company Earth's Garden brown - basket
American Crafts Christmas gold marker
Sakura Souffle pens - black - Kitty's nose & pink - Kitty's inside ears areas
Nestabilities Labels Twenty Two - layers
Shapeabilities Nested Pennants - tag for sentiment
stamp: Whimsical Designs Everyday Sentiments
yarn: scraps of purple from my scrap yarn jar

Entering this into the following challenge:

Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe Ch11 Get Well Card 6/3-16
Chalk N Stock Ch1 Anything Goes lim2 2nd 6/1-30
Craft-Room Ch Furry Four legged Family lim3 1st 6/12-24
Craft Your Passion Ch114 Anything Goes lim3 3rd 6/11-17
Crazy 4 Ch C4C140 Circles unlim 4th 6/9-15 

Dilly Beans Purple Ch 6/9-14
Do You Stack Up DYSU Paper Piecing lim3 2nd 6/7-12
Forever Friends No38 Anything Goes 6/11-23
Jacksons Digi Exp Ch8 Inks and Such lim3 1st 6/12-18
Jaihart Sun Are Lovely 10 unlim 13th 6/3
Just Keep On Creating Anything Goes unlim 57th 5/5-6/18
Paper Craft Bliss Colour It Up hand colored image  unlim 1st colored Kitty's bow, ears & mittens 6/7-20
Paper Play Wk23 Back to Kraft Basics unlim 2nd Kraft cardstock - basket 6/7-14
Paper Pretties Wed PWC209 Use your fav color combo unlim 9th purples 6/6-12 
Paper Take Wkly Anything Goes unlim 10th 6/5-11

Paper Take Wkly 3-2-1 unlim 1st 3 layers of cardstock, 2 gold knitting colored knitting needles, 1 critter cat 6/12-18
Simon Says Stamp & Show Anything Goes unlim 2nd 6/11-17
Tues Alchemy Anything Goes Ch lim3 1st my TIP is to cut multiple images for paper piecing 6/12-18
Victorine Stamps Ch35 Texture unlim 14th 5/31


  1. Melissa, this is such an adorable card - I love the kitty image and the way you paper pieced the basket and especially love that you actually used real wool. Such a wonderful touch! Really glad that you are Guest Designing with us this month at Tuesday Throwdown too x x

    1. Thank you. I knew that I had to add some scrap yarn to this image. I have cked and do not see the Tuesday Throwdown blog post for today 6/12 on the Tuesday Throwdown site as of 6:25am CT.
      "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. How adorable.Pretty colours and a great touch adding real yarn.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  3. Such a sweet card.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  4. Great use of chalk...thanks for playing with us over at Chalk N Stock...we love to see your projects, they are so inspiring...happy chalk'n

  5. Cute card Melissa, wow you stay busy! I thought I was busy! Thanks for joining us at Chalk N Stock!

  6. Super cute and sweet card... Thanks for playing in FF challenge and good luck~

  7. What an adorable card!!!Absolutely Sweet!

  8. Absolutely fantastic card! I love the detail. Your projects are always so interesting! Thanks for playing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!
    Chana, DT Coordinator!

  9. I think you captured a cat's life perfectly! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy for the challenge and blog hop!


  10. beautiful creation thanks so much for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  11. This card was so cute! Fantastic image and cool with paper piecing! Kitty looks like a good time really! Good tips as well. I am very happy to see you participate in our challenge this week too!

  12. Fantastic job on this card, Melissa! Love the coloring and the die cuts you chose. Great texture in the background CS. It's wonderful to have you guest designing with us this month. You add so much! :-D

  13. The little kitty is so sweet!! Love the colors :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  14. Love the yarn and all the details! Great job! Thanks for joining us this wek at Tuesday Alchemy!


  15. Your die cuts and paper piecing add great dimension to your card. Thanks for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  16. What a cute card! I love the yarn details and the color combo!! Thanks for joining us this week at Jackson's Digital Expressions :)

    DT Member

    PS your daughter is a wonderful artist!!!

  17. You did a fab job Melissa!! I love the tufts of yarn around the kitty,,,so creative!

  18. Cute card! Love the image and the wool finishes off the card! Thanks for joining us at PCJ! Hugsxx

  19. Super cute, Melissa! Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans! :)

  20. Cute,cute,cute!Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  21. Beautiful card. Love your layout and details.
    Thanks for joining Craft Your Passion.
    Hugs Berit - GDT

  22. Adorable! Nice design & paper piecing. Thanks so much for joining us at Chalk N Stock!

  23. I am very sorry if you feel that you have been ignored it was most certainly not the case. I noticed and published your comment this morning before leaving for work and returned home just under an hour ago. We are a UK based challenge if that helps.

    In answer to your question, if your read the list of suggestions in my introduction I think you will find that they are all living beings, like the adorable kitty on this card.

    We do not delete entries that do not comply unless they are offensive but they are not eligible for either the top 3 or the random draw. I hope this helps. Thank you for sharing this card with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  24. A lovely card, the cat looks so cosy in the basket. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  25. what a cute kitty! I love how you've added the wool around the basket, very clever! thanks for sharing at craft room challenge, debi x

  26. HB, this is a really cute card; I love the detail. I don't use chalks much; I will have to give them a little more attention. Thank you for sharing with us at JDE.

  27. A wonderful creation hun! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

  28. Really cute card. I really love how you used real yarn for the balls of yarn on the card... way too cute! Thank you so much for participating on our Jackson's Digital Expressions challenge.

  29. Just Darling Melissa! Love your Sweet little Kitty and the touch of yarn you added is so Perfect! Love this! so glad you could join us this Month! 8-)


  30. Oh, Melissa, I think this is my favorite creation of yours yet! It's super sweet :)

    It is wonderful to have you join us at Tuesday Alchemy this week! Have you joined our fun blog hop, too? I'm sure you have. If not, you can start your hopping here: - So many different prizes that you have plenty of chances to win something wonderful!

    Lots of joy!

  31. Lovely card. REally like how you have used real wool on your card. Thanks for joining us at FOREVER FRIENDS 'Anything Goes' challenge. Good luck and hope you can join us again.
    Diane (DT) x

  32. Cute critter having a lazy day. Thanks for joining in on the fun at JDE. DT CAS Leader, Berni

  33. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!
    Katya x

  34. such a cute card.

    Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky

  35. Fabulous card, perfect for our four legged friends challenge at craft-room this fortnight. Thank you for sharing and good luck.

    Nikki DT

  36. this is the cutest card, I love the main image.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge by 01/09 :)