Monday, July 17, 2017

Fur and Feathers at Aurora Wings

Our new challenge starts today at Aurora Wings with the theme of

Bet you couldn't guess which I chose.  LOL  Again I was browsing on (where the categories are conveniently broken down) to see what I could see and I came across a sweet kitty I'd totally missed.  Here's Hula Kitty with Hibiscus Flowers available HERE on and HERE on Etsy.  I got rather caught up in the whole hula thing and decided to make a rocker card, cutting and folding a circle in half for the base and fussy cutting and backing the entire image with card stock as well.

The plan was for the whole image to sway the opposite direction when the card was rocked (which it does, but you'll have to take my word for it because I couldn't manage a video), but the engineering proved to be a bit more difficult than I remembered.  Here's a pic of the inside workings.  It's the same as a spinner card, except with a circle cut out instead of a slot for the image to rock. You also need some sort of stop inside so the circle base doesn't just flatten out from the weight.  Ah, YES!  It took me forever to remember that part.  LOL

Here's a closeup of Hula Kitty with Hibiscus.  She's colored with Copics with a bit of shading and fur detail from Prismacolor pencils.  The hardest part was deciding what shades I wanted to color the flowers.  I did my "go-to" Yahoo search HERE and Holy Cow, there are some stunning color combinations!

I just thought I'd mention that Hula Kitty is also available without the flowers
HERE on  The hibiscus flowers are available on their own HERE, as well.  My original thought was to have the kitty hula on top of the hibiscus, which would really require the separate images, but I was lucky to get this one done as it is.  The heat here is has become a bit stifling and my brain couldn't handle that today.  Next time maybe!  Aloha!

Here's how to keep up with what's happening at Aurora Wings.

I'm entering this in DL.Art July Linky challenge,the DL.Art Thankful Thursday AG, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #62 AG, Classic Design Team Open July #16, the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Shaped Card Challenge, SUYP (cats only) July Furrything Goes, 2 Crafty Critter Crazies #4 AG (5/5), Crafty Animals #4 AGDare 2B Artzy July Bright Colors, A Gem of a Challenge Animals, the Corrosive Challenge July AG (3/3), Crafty Friends #62 Floral, Crafting-with-Friends #47 AG, Emerald City Crafts Challenge #1 AG, Creative Fingers #134 AG 3/3, Making Memories Crafting Blog July AG/Anything but Square, Crafting with an Attitude #29 AG, Simon Says Monday Get in Shape, Craftaholics R Us #27 Summer, Crafting by Designs Summertime!, Fab 'n' Funky Shaped Cards, Creatalicious AG Summer, World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #24 AG and Craft Rocket #39 AG.


  1. Aw, what a sweet little hula kitty (who'dda thunk?) and such a beautiful backdrop of gorgeous tropical flowers, Donna. Beautiful card. So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Thanks for joining us, and we hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!

  2. STUNNING, Gorgeous colours and design.

  3. This is GORGEOUS, Donna~!! I love how you colored the kitty like a pretty green-eyed tabby, and the hibiscus flowers look alive with colors so rich and lush! Now I want to go to Hawaii to escape the crazy dry triple digit heat. (They say dry heat is easier, but there's a limit to everything. What we are experiencing is not normal.) Would love to see this gorgeous card in action. Thank you so much for this awesome inspiration for our latest challenge at Aurora Wings today! Mitzi xxx

  4. Wow I love it Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Co-Owner/Admin for

  5. Such a wonderful and cute image! Wonderful card!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

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  6. wow That is beautiful and clever!!!

  7. I love it. Beautifully colord and what a fun idea!!
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes JULY Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

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  8. Very nice. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky. Good luck

  9. Hi Donna, a stunning card, love the movement the little mouse has with the rocker bottom and the little shimmy she must do when she dances. Thank you for coming to play at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck in the prize draw... have a wonderful week... Megan DT LPoCF

  10. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious, good luck!!! Amy DT

  11. Wow, beautifully colored! I love the bright and cheerful colors and entire design. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  12. Beautiful rocking card, a real burst of happiness with all the bright colors. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Creatalicious, we hope to see you back again.

  13. Gorgeous design Donna, love the image and flowers! Thank you for joining us at Making Memories Crafting! We hope to see you again!
    Sherry x - DT for Making Memories Crafting
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog

  14. This is so very fabulous! I love everything and I shall shamelessly case it!! Thank you so much for sharing at Creatalicious. Please come back again. Jackie DT member.

  15. Thanks for sharing your rocker card with us at Making Memories Crafting. I've not seen one of these before and need to find out exactly how to make one !

  16. Hello Donna, Thanks for sharing your card with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog… your card is so pretty and cute with the little cat sat in the middle of of those lovely flowers and it also fits perfectly with our ‘Floral’ challenge theme… please join us next time and good luck in the draw.

    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  17. Lovely card :)

    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Ania DT for

  18. Super stunning and your colouring is awesome. I think the moving hula kitty idea is fantastic :-D
    Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges :-D

    IKE x

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