Wednesday 11 September 2013

From Hello Kitty to Grumpy Cat

I needed to make an 18th birthday card for a Hello Kitty fan, thing is, I don't own anything Hello Kitty related at all, so I drew said kitty onto some paper, cut it out in sections on card stock and patterned paper and then paper pieced it all together. Here's the result...

The patterned papers used are both by SU, the lighter pink from 'Tea Party', the darker from 'Sweet Always'.
The beautiful ornate frame is a lea'bilities die.
I used Die-namics 'by the letters' dies for her name, and crystal gems to make the number 18.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Top Tip Tuesday - paper piecing
Cute Card Thursday - pretty in pink
Charisma Cardz - fancy flourishes

Next, is Grumpy Cat....

This card is for my sister, whose birthday is today.  Happy Birthday Helen! xx
She loves Tardar Sauce (aka Grumpy Cat) so this just had to be done for her.
Like the hello kitty card I drew out the shapes needed first, then used them as a template on card stock to cut them out before gluing into place. The eyes were made by using circle punches then cut in half.
The background paper is by My Mind's Eye (Stella & Rose - Gertie)
The phrase at the top is handwritten.

Grumpy Cat would hate to be entered into any challenges, so I 'll do it instead ;) ...
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes
ABC challenges - U for unlimited
Catch the Bug - anything goes

Have a great day, i'll be back tomorrow with a card for the new LMM challenge. xx


  1. Super cute cards, Thanks for joining us at ABC for our challenge
    hugs Louise

  2. These cards are great, Jo! Grumpy Cat made me laugh! My sister and I love her! =D

    Erica x

  3. Both cards are fab!! love the handmade hello kitty :)

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz

    Hugs Mandy xxx

  4. Adorable cute cards, even the grumpy cat one.

  5. Well 'grumpy' does make me smile. Love both your kitty cards. Thank you for joining the ABC Challenge! Good luck and I hope we see more or your lovely work in the future!

  6. The Grumpy Cat is too funny!
    What a Fabulous creation!
    Thanks so much for playin’ along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
    Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our newest Indian Summer challenge beginning today! We hope you’ll play along!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
    Kaymin Kreations

  7. So cute! Love these cards! The sentiments are perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!
    Jackie W

  8. Soooo cute Jo! Hello Kitty looks adorable in her paper pieced outfit. :) Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.