Monday, June 4, 2018

Another Joyous Occasion for Aurora Wings

It's time for the mid-challenge inspiration on the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog and we're celebrating Joyous Occasions.  This time my occasion is a little more off-beat, but definitely joyous!  Can you think of anything more fun than getting a NEW PET?  (Preferable a kitty, or two, or three, but maybe that's just me.)  I've used the adorable Can I Keep Them, currently available exclusively HERE at and geared it more for a child, using cute paper from an old Heidi Grace stack that reminded me of a child's drawing or book illustration.

Here's a close-up of Can I Keep Them.  I've colored with Copics with a little bit of fur detail from my Prismacolor pencils.  I still remember picking out my first kitty for my 4th birthday and having the hardest time with all those cuties running around.  I finally decided on a little boy I named Twinkle.  I was soooo excited and happy!

The kitties at her feet are Kitten Smitten Shape Sprinkles stickers from Doodlebug.  The colors and expressions seemed to match the image kitties and to be honest, I could only find that scrap of grass on my desk and the dies were nowhere to be found (at least for now) and they helped fill up some space in front of the MS fence I'd punched.  Anyway, the more kitties the merrier, in my book, but the harder to choose, for sure.

Since I'd printed Can I Keep Them so big, I used Spellbinders Grand Oval for the upright scene, but did not have paper large enough to cut the base of the easel with the ovals, as well.  Instead I used Grand Circles but had to trim a bit for the edges not to show from the front.  The fence goes all the way around the oval matting and is attached to the back.

The sentiment is a sticker from Echo Park's Meow Pack.  It's popped on foam to hold the easel upright.  The first line is hard to read because it's so light, but says "I just want you to know".  This could be referring to the chosen kitty, and in fact, my Twinkle was indeed a Siamese, like the one there, but it could also work as a birthday card for a kitty loving little girl.  You could easily add a "Happy Birthday" Sentiment under the little paper clip sun (also Doodlebug) at the top of the oval, if you wish.

Finally the entire card does fold pretty flat as the only popped elements are the mat on the oval and the sentiment on the base.  Both the fence and the sweet girl can be pushed to either side to flatten further for mailing.  (I've fashioned a strip of cardstock into an open rectangle to put behind her head to keep her in line with the fence where she is attached at the bottom.  So there ya go.  Took a bit of unexpected engineering but I'm pleased with the outcome.

Please be sure to check out the Joyous Occasions my fabulous Stella DT sisters are celebrating on the AWCB.

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I'm adding this to the DL.Art June Linky Challenge, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #84 AG, the Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG/AG, 2 Crafty Critter Crazies #15 AG w/Critter, Jo's Scrap Shack FFC#236 AG (3/3), A Bit More Time to Craft #69 AG (U), World Wide Open DT Challenge May 15 AG 2/3), Classic DT Open June #26 AG, Simply Papercraft #58 AG, Crafting With Friends #68 AG (3/3), KBD #119 AG/optional Congrats, QKR Stampede #298 AG, A Perfect Time to Craft Open #06 AG, CCK Inspiration and Challenge June Cats or Dogs, Crafty Animals June #15 AG/w animals, Crafty Girls Creations June #48 AG (1/3), Colour Crazy Challenge #21 AG/w coloring (2/3), Creative with Stamps #27 Cute Animals, Die Cut Divas June Animals or Pets, Fabrika Fantasy June #21 Animals, Creative Crafters #4 AG, 613 Avenue Create #210 AG, Simon Says Monday All Things Bright and Beautiful, Dare 2B Artzy Bright Colors and SUYP (cats only) challenge #30 Furrything Goes.


  1. She is fabulous Donna. Such a cute image, love all of the fabulous detail!

  2. I LOVE everything about it, lots of purrring!

  3. You always blow me away with your creativity.... awesome coloring and design... hugz

  4. What an adorable card with such vibrant energy, Donna! I LOVE your coloring on this image with the girl being a brilliant redhead in pretty blue dress that matches her eyes! The bright background DP and the adorable picket fence are absolutely perfect for the happy scene. The kitties are adorable with Mama having all the colors that she passed onto her babies. And thank you for sharing the sweet story of your first kitten at 4! (I had to wait till I was 19, but I've been making up for it all my adult life with so many kitties now. Haha.) Thank you so much for this vibrant and whimsical inspiration for today's post at Aurora Wings! Mitzi xxx

  5. This is so sweet. I love all those layers- your coloring has hit a new level - you are so inspiring I need to get some color going
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes JUNE 2018 Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  6. Fabulous creation Donna, beautiful image and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters! Hope to see you again!
    ~ DT Sherry x

  7. Fantastic card Donna - the colouring is awesome and I love all the bright colours on this. It really rocks ! xx
    Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
    IKE x

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  8. I love your sweet cat card, definately one of my favos from your hand. It is a very sweet card, lots of hugs, Marion

  9. Hi Donna, thanks for popping in and leaving me a comment and yes, I did get some sleep but my little granddaughter woke 4 times. Two times she was easy to get back to sleep, the third time I ended up after 20 minutes of trying to settle her chucking her in the bed with me and her sister and the fourth time it was nearly 7 am so we got up!
    Love this circle shaped easel card, and that image is very cute. Beautiful colouring and everything you've used ties in well.
    Hugs, Sandy

  10. WOW, pretty incredible. Lots of work and cuteness going on here. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  11. This is so cute with all those kitty cats 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 Owner/Admin for

  12. I love it, I love it, I love it. Gob smacking gorgeous work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for


  13. Back again, and again, stunningly designed project. I love it.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  14. This is such a precious card - so many details and the coloring is just special. I know of several girls who would love to receive it. Thanks for joining the anything goes challenge at QKR Stampede this week.
    Dorothy S, DT memaber

  15. So sweet and fabulous coloring too. I really like the shape and pop-up fold.

    I am pleased that you decided to join this month's challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. You can submit up to five different projects (as long as they have a critter), so I hope to see you again.

    Hugs & smiles,
    Teresa DT

  16. Beautiful kitty card. I love the image. It reminds me of my daughter. She just found a baby kitty in Livermore. she would collect pets. Awesome card Donna. Thank you for joining the DL.ART June Linky Challenge

  17. Beautiful card and beautiful coloring. Thanks for joining the challenge at Creative With Stamps. Dorlene DT CWS

  18. What a fabulous, bright and cheerful card, this is adorable and your colouring is fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

  19. Oh my, what a fabulous card! Your little miss with all her sweet kitties!
    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative With Stamps this month! :-)

  20. Gorgeous card:)Thanks for playing with us at The Creative Crafters:)Ines DT

  21. Fantastic and original card!!
    Ángela DT for

  22. wonderful card. Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

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