Tuesday, 5 May 2015

The Tale of Tom Kitten

When I saw that the latest CD Sunday challenge was cat themed, I was very pleased - I LOVE cats! However then I realised that I don't have a single CD dedicated to cat images. I'm going to have to look through all the entries to the challenge and put that right!

However, lots of my CDs do have some cat images on them, and for this card I used the Crafters Companion "Tales of Beatrix Potter" CD. Actually I got a bit carried away printing out elements and have enough to make at least 4 cards, but the rest will have to wait a while as I've only been at home for 3 days in the last fortnight and am way, WAY behind with crafting and blogging (and with everything else too!). But I love Beatrix Potter stories, they remind me of childhood holidays in the Lake District, so I'm sure I'll use them all eventually.

I cut a stepper card, using the main layer of the decoupage frame image as a cutting and folding guide which very neatly made the side strips the right width for one of the vertical borders I'd printed, and layered up two horizontal borders to go across the bottom. The background paper is also from the CD, and I finished it off with a set of corners made using an old Cuttlebug die, one of the first I ever bought.



I'm sharing this with

CD Sundays - Curious Cats
Ooh La La Creations - #179 Nursery Times
Crafting Musketeers - Use a die cut

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card, Jane. I love stepper design and the Beatrix Potter theme. We visited her house in the Lake District last year - a fascinating place. xx

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  2. I love your card and the blue background really makes the image pop. Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday. Wynn DT

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  3. I love Beatrix Potter and this is a lovely card, I like the blue behind the main image it's so vibrant.
    Thanks for joining in with our challenge this time at CD Sunday.

    Jenny x
    CD Sunday DT

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  4. Beautiful, love the layout! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  5. Lovely kitties, this is a super card, Jx

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  6. How lovely Jane, love it , great shape card.
    Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday
    sue-b DT xx

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  7. I love the tales of Beatrice Potter and I love this card brings back so many memories of my mum reading the story to me. Thanks for entering our Nursery Times Challenge at Ooh La La creations.
    Alli

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  8. Gorgeous card Jane I love the image and your design is wonderful.
    Thank you for joining us at Ooh lala challenge and good luck. xx
    Debs DT Member xx
    {Debs Cards}

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  9. A great stepper card Jane. The kittens are so cute.
    Thank you for sharing with us at CD sunday.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  10. I am also a Beatrix Potter fan and your card is lovely. I like your Oval Die Cut frame and the image is perfect for our challenge.
    Thanks for joining us this time
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  11. Fabulous, thank you for entering this months challenge over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog xx

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