Thursday, April 26, 2018

Three Little Kittens

If you're like me, you may have grown up with Nursery Rhymes.  My Mom and Dad always read me stories, taught me nursery rhymes, songs, and such.  They've been a big part of my life...my whole life.  Especially music (songs)...but definitely the Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes and such.  Do you any of you remember....
Three little kittens, they lost their mittens
and they began to cry....."Oh, Mother dear,
see here, see here, our mittens we have lost".

You lost your mittens?  You naughty kittens.
Then you shall have no pie.

Three little kittens, they found their mittens
and they began to cry....."Oh, Mother dear,
see here, see here, our mittens we have found".

You found your mittens, you darling kittens.
Then you shall have some pie.
Well, when I found this very nursery rhyme on one of my October Afternoon journalling cards, I knew that I wanted to use it to make a card for my sweet niece, Alexa.  She LOVES her cats...Van Gogh and Bridget.  And no, Van Gogh didn't get his name because he lost an ear  (I asked).  I knew that I wanted to keep this card as flat as possible so that I could easily mail it.  Some of my cards get pretty "lumpy"....LOL.  The patterned papers and stickers are also from October Afternoon, I did some machine stitching, a white doily, and the hearts are die-cut using Papertrey Ink's fabulous Heart Prints Die-Cut Set.
My second card also uses October Afternoon patterned papers, is machine stitched, and has a tea-stained doily, a Crate Paper wooden embroidery hoop, a Verve stamped sentiment (Feel Better Soon), and I cut some wool felt flowers and leaves using a fun flower die-cut from My Favorite Things/Die-Namics.  I placed some small vintage buttons in the centers of the flowers.
Have a blessed week, and thanks so much for stopping by.  These are the fun challenges where I am entering my cards:


Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Flower Power (card #2)

The Card Concept - Blossoms In Blue (My Second Card) I used a deep blue wool felt to cut my flowers, and I really love the blue!

Dare 2 B Artzy - Pastel Colors - My first card is the pastel card with white, yellow and pinks.

Blessings,
Karen





11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards as always, Karen--& yes, I do remember that nursery rhyme! The deep blue felt is amazing--love those flowers!

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  2. Both cards are adorable, Karen. The three little kittens are so sweet, and the blue felt flowers on the ruler paper really make the second card pop. Great pictures of your cards, too. I love them both.
    Sierra

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  3. I read this story tons of times to my grandchildren who are now 19 and 17 years old - sigh they grow up too fast --- I still have Carson but the older 2 practically lived at my home- lovely work on both cards

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  4. Karen, these are adorable. The Three little kittens is my favorite nursery rhyme.

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  5. fabulous card Karen, love the papers, the stitching and those gorgeous felt flowers, thank you so much for sharing your flower creation with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

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  6. Such delightful cards! Love them both!

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  7. Karen, both cards are fabulous! Love the sweet kitties on the first card but I especially love the second card! The deep blue flowers look amazing against that vintage paper and all of your other details are just perfect!! Hugs and thanks for sharing with us at The Card Concept :-) We hope you can join us again soon!

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  8. Two brilliant cards, love kitty one and forgot that rhyme and the love the October Afternoon one too.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    luv
    Debby

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  9. I love old nursery rhymes and songs. those were the good old days. I love your cards and fun creative images. You must have a great stash of fun papers.

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