Card Of The Week – Pretty Kitty Card


Card Of The Week – Pretty Kitty Card

This WOYWW, I have a very special card I’d like to share. I call it my Pretty Kitty Card because it spotlights one of the beautiful illustrations that my friend, Bernadette Kazmarksi, features in her new book, the Creative Cat Coloring Book – a book for artists, card-makers, paper-crafters, coloring enthusiasts, cat lovers, mixed media mavens and all other creative spirits.

(Keep reading to learn how you can WIN a Creative Cat Coloring Book Gift Set of your very own!)

Bernadette is the amazing artist, writer, photographer, and cat lover who blogs at The Creative Cat. To honor the cats that she’s loved, cared for, fostered and rescued over the years, Bernadette gathered a baker’s dozen of her favorite sketches and created the Creative Cat Coloring Book. What’s so special about this book (besides the love that went into each drawing) is that it’s especially designed for artists and crafters. Unlike most coloring books that are large, printed on inexpensive paper, and contain nice but overly complex drawings that are often more stressful than relaxing to color, Bernadette’s illustrations beautifully capture the essence of the feline with simplicity and heart.

The Creative Cat Coloring Book and Pretty Kitty Card - L

The cats are lightly sketched and lend themselves to loose or tight coloring. Space abounds so that you can add your own details to the artwork if you like. The book is small – 4.25” x 5.5” – so it’s highly portable and easy to work with. The illustrations are printed on quality, heavy uncoated cardstock that can withstand whatever artistic medium you use and whatever decorative embellishments you add.

Once you are finished coloring, drawing on, decorating and embellishing the illustrations, you can easily incorporate them into your art projects. As you can see from my card, Bernadette’s images are perfect for stampers, scrapbookers, cardmakers and mixed media artists to work with and they add a touch of class to any project!


To create this card, I chose to “color” this image by lightly dabbing Colorbox Chalk Ink in Lavender and Warm Rose across the sketch to ensure that just a hint of color was present and that the white background continued to show through.

I then chose soft colors to accent the image – pretty iridescent pearl brads – soft blue and lavender organza ribbon – a lovely flower and coordinating journaling card – and stamped it with a paw print and sentiment from Technique Tuesday’s Cats We Love acrylic stamp set.

I also crowned my Pretty Kitty with pretty sparkly pink tiara!

And now, creative friends and cat lovers, I have two exciting giveaways to share!

The Creative Cat Coloring Book Set Giveaway

Creative Cat Coloring Book Giveaway at Create With Joy

To celebrate National Coloring Book Day, Create With Joy is offering one lucky reader the opportunity to win a Creative Cat Coloring Book Gift Set, which consists of:

  • 1 Creative Cat Coloring Book
  • 1 box of Watercolor Pencils
  • 1 Paintbrush
  • 1 Sponge

This giveaway is open Worldwide now through Sunday, August 21, 2016! For full details and the Rafflecopter entry form, click here to Enter the Creative Cat Coloring Book Giveaway!

The Cat Ball Giveaway

Magellan Lounging In His Cat Ball

If you are the parent of a fabulous feline, we also have the opportunity for you to rock your cat’s world with the most marvelous cat bed and cat toy you’ll ever find – the one-of-a-kind Cat Ball in your choice of fabrics! Be sure to read our review and Enter our Cat Ball Giveaway now through August 10, 2016, cat lovers!

Have an amazing August – stay inspired – and be sure to share your amazing talents with our creative community at our weekly parties!

Creative Art Challenges

Creative Cat Coloring Book - A Peek Inside

Are you ready to get your creative juices flowing? Wondering what inspired me this week? Check out this week’s list of Creative Art Challenges!

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64 Responses to “Card Of The Week – Pretty Kitty Card”

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  1. Ellen Pilch says:

    That is a beautiful card, Bernadette is an excellent artist.

  2. That is super cute card!!

  3. Melissa
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Such a pretty card!

  4. Barbara Campbell says:

    Great idea to use a coloring page and turn it into a card. Thanks for joining in the Mod Squad this week.

  5. What a great card you created from the cat coloring page. I love your story and I can tell you are proud of your friend’s work. TFS. Dorlene #37

  6. Dionne says:

    Fab card, lovely CAS design and sweet image. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  7. Danielle Vincent says:

    Beautifully made Joy! This would be a true treasure for a cat lover to receive! Thanks for joining us at Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenges for Wonderful Wednesday!

  8. Michelle N. says:

    Oh, what a sweet image! Love your design! Thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs Animal Challenge!

  9. A fabulous card! Thank you for joining
    Moo Mania & More!
    oxo Susi

  10. IKE says:

    What a super card and I really love that darling little kitty sketch book 😀
    Thank you for purring along to SUYP Cats Challenges 🙂

    IKE x

    My Challenge Blog
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  11. Melanie Gee says:

    Lovely card.

    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.



    Mel Gee crafts {My Blog}

    Through The Craft Room Door

  12. Robin C says:

    Such an adorable card! Love the tiara! Thanks for the heads up on some great giveaways too…I’m headed there next. So glad you joined us at LTSCB and good luck! Hugs, Robin

  13. Bernadette says:

    Oh my goodness, your card is beautiful! I should get busy and create some myself! Thank you so much for featuring your creation and my coloring book!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      So glad you like the card Bernadette – your images lend themselves so purr-fectly to card-making!
      Now I have NO excuse for not putting my cat stamps to good use as well! 🙂

  14. Ellie says:

    A beautiful creation! Love the sketched cat image!
    Thanks so much for playing along in my Critters and Creatures Linky Party!

  15. linda says:

    this is such a pretty card and i love the tiara! thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more.

  16. Mervi says:

    Cute and lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts
    “a touch of sparkle” challenge;-))m

  17. Kathleen says:

    Great image and design.
    Thank you for joining our Sparkle challenge this week at Allsorts.


  18. ~ginny says:

    I really like your use of lavender chalk on your image. Minimalism for a minimalistic drawing! Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG/ Twist: Create Your Own Challenge]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  19. anneke says:

    Beautiful card and image. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge and good luck.
    Anneke DT

  20. Line Øverby says:

    Oh, so beautiful.♥
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs Line, DT.

  21. Jytte says:

    Such a sweet card!

    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.

    Jytte, DT

  22. Lori Kobular says:

    I love your pretty kitty card! The cat image is adorable and I love the little paw print on the sentiment card! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge!

  23. amy says:

    Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs, good luck!!! Amy DT

  24. Amanda says:

    Hi, great card and I love that you have used it from a colouring book of cats. I am a huge lover of cats and have one beautiful ginger cat called Leo. Thank you for joining us at Petal Lu. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Amanda

  25. Pauline says:

    Such a sweet card .
    Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

  26. KT Fit Kitty says:

    Your kitty card is sweet! I love cats! I make a lot of cat cards too! In fact, I make mostly cat cards hehe, although I’ve been making a few underwater scene cards lately because the ocean backgrounds are so much fun to make. Enjoy our weekend! Wishing you the best of luck in your challenges!

    If you ever want to check out my cat cards, here’s a link to my blog:

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks for sharing your lovely cat-inspired cards! Do you know I’ve actually made very few over the years (I’m actually wondering if this is my first!) SO excited to have some wonderful images to work with!

  27. Debbie says:

    Beautiful card! I love this kitty image and the way you lightly colored it!!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
    Debbie (TMS DT)
    Debbie’s Dash of This and That

  28. Oh such a cute kittie card. I have 2 kitties right now. Love ’em and your card is “purr”fect. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges} Hugs, Barbara

  29. Jane says:

    I love the lavender you used to highlight the cat. What a beautiful display you created 💜

  30. Beautiful card! The kitty is so sweet. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion. We would love to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  31. Gail Scott says:

    Such a cutie card creation — TFS at WAW – I wish you the best in the draw – blessings!

  32. Marjut says:

    Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

  33. Monica Soto says:

    Beautiful card!!! Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges. Monica.Dt

  34. Barbara says:

    This is very special! Great job with the explanation and card. Thanks for sharing at Unicorn Challenges! Barbara DT

  35. LisaDV says:

    Wonderful card. Blessings for a great WOYWW and terrific week! LisaDV #28

  36. helen says:

    great card! can’t believe how many challenges you link to! Helen #1

  37. This is a great card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments challenge.
    Good Luck xx

  38. Ali Wade says:

    Happy Belated WOYWW. As soon as I saw your gorgeous card, I was “I must have that cat image”. I have entered your giveaway and shared/liked etc in various places. I will try to remember to come back and do some more tweeting! Ali x #34

  39. Titbelsoeur says:

    thank you so much for sharing this lovely card with us at The Artistic Stamper
    WIshing you good luck to win beautiful stamps !

  40. Avril says:

    A great card, love the cat image.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT

  41. Jeanette says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely cat card in the MelonHeadz Friends Favorite Stamp Challenge!

  42. Bettina says:

    Wow this is fab. LOve the kitty. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back for our new challenge. Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx


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