08 June, 2015

Hello kitty

"Cats" is the current challenge at craft-alnica, in honour of the 40th anniversary of the famous Slovene children's book "Maček Muri" by Kajetan Kovič. One can say that gemerations of children - including me - grew up with it, but it was only years later that I discovered by chance it was my dad who translated it into German.

I've done quite a few cards in my post-exam crafting explosion, two of them featuring furry kittens. It's the same stitching pattern in both, but as they're stitched with different materials and arranged in a different way, the outcome is quite un-comparable.
First, a kitty stitched with regular cross-stitch yarn and kept brown-in-brown overall:
The fur is made in transitioning brown shades and therefore looks more alive, matching the swirly background. To fill the empty space between the fur hair and add some colour to the eyes and snout, I used colour pencils.
To complete the card, I added a couple of rhinestones, a dark brown background paper and a banner saying "All you need is love and a cat..."
The quote is from scribblesdesigns and I bet any cat lover out there knows how true this is ;)
p.s.: Let this card also remind you of the current fadengrafik-challenge: stitched image. There's still enough time to play along, so do join the fun!

- craft-alnica: cats
- use your stuff: sentiment
- crafty cardmakers: stitching, real or faux
- clear it out: ATG
- fadengrafik challenge: stitched image
- crafty catz: stitching
- inspiration destination: ATG
- sisteractchallenge: ATG
- that craft place: ATG
- brownsugarchallenge: ATG
- glitternsparkle: ATG
- love to scrap: masculine
- craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper


  1. Krasna mačkica tista našita in druga taprava. Všeč mi je tvoje "pikanje" in kako ga umestiš na voščilnico.
    Hvala, da si se nam pridružila in srečno pri izzivu Craft-alnice. Pozdravček Lili

  2. Very fun card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous card! Thanks for joining our sentiment challenge this week at Use Your Stuff.
    Lori - UYSDT

  4. ooo kako čudovita voščilnica in zelo lepo si izdelala mačka :-))
    Hvala, ker se igraš z nama na mačjem izzivu Craft-alnice ... Srečno!

  5. What a unique card, and great take on your cat image too...Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge~

  6. Fabulous card - love that image!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

  7. Fabulous card!! You have so much patience with all that stitching! Lovely!

    Thanks for joining in at Love to Scrap!
    Best of luck with your entry.
    Tammy DT

  8. Wow!! This is awesome! Your stitching is fabulous, specially those eyes! I have 3 cats, so I do know what you are talking about with that quote. : ) Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

  9. Another amazing card! Thanks for joining with our Real or Faux Stitching challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More, good luck and hope to see you again soon

    Hugs, Sue xx

  10. Super creation.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle.
    Hope to see you again soon,
    Tracey DTxx

  11. Zelo lepa voščilnica in ostale fotografije tudi. Tudi jaz obožujem mačke. Lp Zvonka

  12. love this.....and your kitty.....thanks for sharing at That Craft Place...hugs Debs x

  13. Beautiful card. Great photos too. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place , Nicola X

  14. deine Katze ist soooo toll. Lieben Dank für deine Teilnahme an der 81. challenge
    Liebe Grüße