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Tuesday 10 January 2012

Kitty Cat Birthday

Hello everyone!

Well, I'm back at less time to craft. But on the other hand it's good to get into a little routine again, I was all over the shop in the last week! However, I was glad to be off for a little longer, because now we have most boxes unpacked and our bikes can now comfortably stand in the garage! It was such a mess before....

Anyway, I have a birthday card to show you, this time it's for my Mother-in-Law. She has her birthday on the 13th, but because she doesn't know about this blog I think I can get away with showing it to you now. I made the card with another so far unopened Hunkydory card kit that my OH bought me for my birthday a while back, I think it's just so gorgeous that I was a little overwhelmed as to how to use it. And to be honest, I've stuck with what was in the card kit, because it all complements each other so well.

My hubby, who makes all my pictures for this blog, said this card was so difficult to photograph because all the foiling is so shiny. It's really in your face in real life, you only get a bit of it on the photo. You can barely see the sentiment, as that's covered in foiling too. Another first again, making a stepper card. It was really easy, as these come with the card kit, already scored:

Don't you love the little cat on the right, stretching? How do you guys work with card kits, do you manage to combine it with other stash you might have? I'm very curious to see how you guys do it.

Materials: Hunkydory Cat's Meow Card Kit & some DP scraps (Docraft Country Companions) from my scrap box.

* Crafty Cardmakers (No Floral Embellishments)
* Anything Goes Challenge (Anything Goes)
* CES (Anything Goes)
* Cupcake Craft (Something New) -> New Card Kit/Stepper Card
* Cupcake Craftroom (Anything Goes)
* Cute Card Thursday (What's New) -> New Card Kit/Stepper Card
* Delicious Doodles (All Things New) -> New Card Kit/Stepper Card
* Make My Monday (Animals)
* Fairy Tale Challenge (Something New) -> New Card Kit/Stepper Card
* Little Miss Muffet (Something New) -> New Card Kit/Stepper Card

That's it from me, see you all later!


  1. oh this is fabulous .. those cats remind me of mine .. and the one stretching is a familiar sight lol. Love the design
    Lisa x

  2. Hi Ciska, have need used a card kit before so can't comment on that ! Love your card with those super cute stretching cats and all that shininess. What a great hubby you have to take all of your photos , lucy you. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck.


  3. Lovely card Ciska - I just adore cats and these are super. I especially like the stretchy one too :-) Thank you so much for joining us at Delicious Doodles.
    Ike xx
    DD DT

  4. A gorgeous kitty stepper card - thanks for joining in at Make My Monday this week - Jacqueline xx

  5. This is absolutely fantastic! Love the foiling, the cats in the center are super cute! Great step card. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet challenges.

    DT Member

  6. A great stepper card with fabulous images. Yes adore the stretching cat! Lovely having you play along with us at Make My Monday! Suzanne

  7. So cute Ciska...and I so love the stepper card too hun :o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  8. very cute!
    Many thanks for joining in the first Cute Card Thursday Challenge of 2012!
    Happy Crafting, Debxx

  9. Fab card! I love all of the little kittys :)
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our No Flowers challenge.
    Fiona x

  10. What a lovely card!!! Those cats are too cute! LOVE the step card--fabulous idea! :)

  11. Such a cute card, love the cat stretching!

    Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  12. Fab card :) Thanks for joining us this week at Cupcake Crafts Challenge and good luck - Jane x

  13. What a wonderfull project you have made! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  14. A lovely card - love the shape! Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Sheena xx

  15. What a fabulous step card. Thanks for joining us at Cupcakes. keeley

  16. Gorgeous stepped card! Thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Craftroom.

    Good luck!

    Jo xxx

  17. Thank you for joining us at Anything goes this time with your gorgeous creation..

  18. Ciska such a gorgeous array of cats and yes the one on the right is cute.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x