You Make My Heart Smile – Altenew Friendship Card

Hello once again and welcome to another day of cards and fun giveaways for the Cat Lovers Hop!

Let’s start off with a simple window card:

The inside sentiment is probably too small to read in the picture, so here it is:

A bunch of smiles and a little note to tell you that I care, that’s what I’m sending out to you from my little heart over here. I feel all warm and fuzzy inside when I think of what you mean to me. It brightens my day and puts a smile on my face!

What a wonderful sentiment showing gratitude for friendship! Why, I’d send it to all of you, dear readers!

I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: The gold top shine that you get with the Brilliance inks is, well, brilliant!!

Love the halftone heart as a background for an open heart window!

I’ve been making an effort to finish off my cards with something inside and out and on the envelope, too. Don’t always get it done, but this time I did. : )


  • Altenew: Halftone Hearts, Layered Letters AFG & Modern Cats stamp sets
  • Spellbinders Lace Hearts & Card Creator A2 Divine Eloquence dies
  • The Paper Studio orange card
  • Recollections white and peach cardstock
  • Tsukineko Brilliance Rocket Red Gold pigment ink
  • Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • Brutus Monroe Alabaster pigment ink
  • Shuttle Art gel pens
  • The Ribbon Boutique paw print ribbon
  • Simply Defined Stay-Put glue

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun:


*****      Giveaway now closed      *****

Since some kitties like to scarf down their food (now WHERE did that idiomatic expression come from?!!), how ’bout a kitty scarf giveaway?! Check out this little package (#5) of feline goodies I have to give away to one of you:

Furbulous! Cat scarf, pen, color in post cards, kitty tissues, cat eraser, washi tape, sticky notes, a magnetic bookmark, and even a glow-in-the-dark cat necklace! Fun!

What do you have to do to be eligible to win my prize package #5? If you’re interested, just leave me a comment using the word “scarf” somewhere in your comment.

Bonus entry option #1: Be a follower of my blog and leave me another comment.

For a second bonus entry, follow me on Instagram (@d.ann.c), like and comment on the post featuring this project. (It doesn’t have to be a long comment, just a heart will do.) Come back here and leave a comment letting me know that you did it and your Instagram name.

Bonus entry option #3 (for a total of 4 possible entries): Follow me on Pinterest(@dannscraftingand re-pin any one of my cards or projects that you like. (If you don’t like them, you don’t have to pin any. lol!) Come back here and leave a comment letting me know your Pinterest name.

You will have until Midnight, Eastern Standard Time, October 28, 2018 to get your comments in. Sometime after noon Eastern Standard Time on Monday, October 29, I will publish a post listing all winners from giveaways on my blog from this hop (chosen using Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prizes so, if you’re not subscribed, be sure to check back later that afternoon for that post!!

Phew! Time for this cat to take a little nap… see you on the prowl later today!



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50 thoughts on “You Make My Heart Smile – Altenew Friendship Card

  1. Great design, D,Ann! Love the die cuts and all of the cute kitties, both inside and out (and on the envie, too)! What a treat! And speaking of treats, my kitties scarf down there treats like there’s no tomorrow. xxD

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  2. I love the color combo on this one, D.Ann! Delightful design overall and the heart is so sweet. Also, I did finally spot the Follow Me tool and am following you. For some odd reason, nothing was showing on your sidebar when I was visiting the previous post. 😀

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  3. In the UK, it’s cold enough to wear a scarf!! I love this card – all the sentiments and verse – and how the kitty seems to be creeping through the aperture and into the inside.
    Already a follower and will see you on Instagram and Pinterest

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  4. Weeeell, you’ve wrapped that little ‘paws’ ribbon around the corner of your card like a scarf…its sweet! I can see what you mean about the gold shine of the ink… I think I’ve got to investigate and get some! Love the heart background for the heart frame. This is a gorgeous card!

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  5. Love this sweet kitty aperture card and how the Brilliance inks sparkle and shine! I really should complete the inside of cards as I make them…. I really admire your stamped envelope too! The weather here in the UK is changing for the worse – I could make good use of the kitty scarf if I was the lucky winner. Following, liking, commenting and reposting….but most of all…loving! 😉 xx

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  6. Love this wonderful kitty stamp and how cleverly you have used it. The heart and die cut white border you added is so pretty and love that you have the kitty perched right in the opening. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

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  7. Oh, that kitty scarf is calling my name (can you hear it?). I love this stamp set and card but I do have a question. Is that a feather or mouse that kitty has in her mouth…or just a shadow? I went and looked at the actual stamp set online to see if I could figure it out but still not sure. Either way, LOVE this beautiful card.

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  8. I follow on Pinterest as Karen Ladd and of course I pinned your cards! By the way, that glow in the dark cat necklace is fabulous. Where in the world do you find all these cat goodies?!!

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  9. I love that cute cat image and the envelope rocks. The cat SCARF is beautiful and that necklace is really cool. It would be perfect for my Halloween outfit. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge. Hugz

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  10. I thought it was a mouse in the kitty’s mouth. But if it is a feather, one wonders if the kitty has already SCARFed down the birdie. Eeek!! 🙂 Love this set and so thrilled that Altenew is offering it as a prize! Fabulous card. I love all the sweet details and pretty color.
    And yet another prize package??? How in the world did you find all these fabulous cat items??? You are like the CatLadyBox people with all the cat novelties!!
    Thanks so much for being a part of the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop!!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  11. Wow, this is gorgeous, D.Ann! Love the kitty, love the heart, love the sentiment, love the envelope – beautiful! I got up at 5 a.m. to do my commenting for this hop and I’m wearing down – it’s only 8:30 a.m.! Thank you for the awesome scarf giveaway! You are incredibly generous and thoughtful! THANk YOU!

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  12. Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the different dies cuts that you chose and I also love how you designed the inside of your card and the envelope too!

    That is a beautiful pendant that you created as well! It would be beautiful on a “scarf” too.

    Thanks so much for being a part of the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop!!!


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