Anything Goes For Cute Card Thursday!

Hello friends!  It’s Thursday and time for a new challenge over at Cute Card Thursday!

This week is an easy “Anything Goes” challenge!  So please share with us what you are working on this week weather it be a card, a scrapbook page, journal page or altered item, etc.  We look forward to seeing what you’re doing!

I’ve decided to use another newly released image from Whimsy Stamps (our sponsor this week) on my design today:

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Isn’t this cat just too stinkin’ CUTE?!   I’ve used the newly released October digital stamp Scruffy Cat by Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps on my card today.  (When you purchase this image, you receive two digital files:  one containing this image with the hat, another image of the cat without the hat.)

*Edited to Add Copic marker colors I’ve used!*

For hat:  R59 for darkest shadows blended out with R29, R27 and R24.  I’ve used a white Prismacolor pencil for some highlighting.  I did use some B000 for shadows on the hat trimmings, but the loose glitter I glued on covers it up in the photo.

For cat:  I used W5, W3, W1 and W0 and started with the darkest color along edges and flicked in with the other colors.  R20 blended out with R00 for his ears and cheeks.

Collar:  G07 and G05.  I used a glitter gel pen for the tag.

I have used the Whimsy Stamps Notched Rectangles die set to cut him out with and mount him over a piece of red card stock.  I’ve also used a strip of red card stock cut with the same die and white heat embossed the sentiment from the Whimsy Stamps Holiday Mini Sentiments clear stamp set and attached under the kitty.

Before attaching the kitty panel, I’ve used some of the Whimsy Stamps Christmas Cool Mix digital papers and added a white organza ribbon around it.  I also sponged around the edges with some white ink using a sponge dauber and then I attached that to the front of a red top folding card base.  Lastly, I’ve attached the kitty panel along with the ribbon bow underneath and finshed the card with snowflake sequins and silver glitter in the centers.

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Here’s a closer look at my coloring as well as the glittery details on the kitty collar tag and the loose fine glitter on the hat trimmings.

Please be sure to check out the challenge blog to see the details of the challenge and catch the inspiration from the rest of the design team!

Hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and look forward to seeing what you come up with!  Thanks so much for stopping in!


  1.  QKR Stampede – Anything Goes #315
  2. The Paper Players (PP412) – Tic-Tac-Toe:  Green, any embossing, sequins/glitterpp412
  3. Crafty Animals – Anything Goes
  4. Crafty Cardmakers – Lace or Ribbon

31 thoughts on “Anything Goes For Cute Card Thursday!

  1. As always, you brought this fun little Christmas kitty to life with your amazing coloring skills! The added sparkle just adds to the fun of this cute card! I love it 🙂


  2. Hi Vicky. The cap of this cute cat looks stunning! A real mastery in coloring. I love all the bends of the hat, WOW! Wonderful card!


  3. Scruffy Cat has to be the silliest, more adorable, cat in the world! I love your coloring on him, Vicki. The fur looks so real. Fabulous sparkle. 😀


    1. OK, I’m back. I’m going to put on a DT hat and say Thanks so much for playing along at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck in the challenge.
      NanaConnie DT


    2. One last comment – I just went to the Whimsy Stamps store and bought this digi and it’s all YOUR fault! I was amazed to discover that my last purchase over there was clear back in 2014. How could I have overlooked one of my favorite digi shops? I did discover that most of the Whimsy images I have are retired but I also went through my folder and found so many that I had forgotten. I’m digging those out and am going to use them throughout the holiday season for sure. Thanks for the inspiration, my friend.

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    3. Oh Connie, I had a feeling that you would really like this one! 🙂 I would love to see your creations with your WS images! I am very partial to those penguins like you with cats! LOL!! Hope you enjoy playing my friend! HUGS


  4. Oh my this image is just too cute – I’m a bit of a mad cat lady with three of my own and two I foster for our local cat’s protection. Your card is so lovely – this is not a stamp company I know so I’m off to have a look. Thanks for the inspiration.


  5. OMG! This Christmas Kitty is so stinking cute! I love that long Santa cap its wearing, the glitter is the perfect touch! Love the traditional red and green too!


  6. Absolutely love this Vicki, great job on the colouring and I love the touch of glitter! That sentiment is so perfect, he does look like a naughty kitty I think! Have a fabulous weekend, hugs Debxx


  7. Such a cute image and so very Christmassy! I love the glittery hat band and the super bow at the bottom – touches that really elevate this card to a new level. Lovely! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week.


  8. I’m loving this Christmas kitty! What a darling image, and you have brought it to life with your beautiful coloring! You always make me smile with your cards and creativity – we need to live closer to each other! You and I and Shirley could get into a LOT of crafty trouble!!!


    1. LOL! I think we could all probably have a REALLY great time my friend! 🙂 I would love that! Thanks so much for your kind words!! HUGS


  9. Vicki, I love your awesome card! The image is fantastic, and your coloring of it is marvelous! I checked out the other sample cards for this image on the WS site, and I have to say I think your coloring of the image is the best I’ve seen! Great artwork, as usual, Vicki!


  10. Vicki, this little kitty is as cute as can be! I love his sparkly trim and pompom!! So fun for my challenge and thrilled that you played along! 😀


  11. Awww… I am in love with your card! This cute cat is melting my heart with the big hat and the design is awesome! Thank you for sharing your card with us at the Crafty Cardmakers “Robbon or Lace” challenge! Have a wonderful Sunday and happy crafting, Maike ;o)


  12. Lovely. Cute card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Hope to see your pretty work back here again soon. Judy DT


  13. How cute. What a lovely card.
    Thank you for entering it in to my ribbon and lace challenge at CCM.
    Hugs Kimx


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