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December Digi Stamp Diva – Knitty Kitty Digis

Image copyright Annabel Haines 2020. All rights reserved.

Welcome to December's Digi Stamp Diva – Annabel! Annabel, from Shropshire, United Kingdom, is the digital visual virtuoso of Knitty Kitty Digis.

Image copyright Annabel Haines 2020. All rights reserved.

I was surfing Etsy, checking out the digital stamp talent, when I came across Annabel's work. I was immediately smitten. Her furry friend images – both feline and canine – make me smile. Annabel graciously agreed to be December's Digi Diva and shared a little about herself and her creative process.

Knitty Kitties started life not as drawings, but as quirky hand-knitted cats Annabel made and sold at craft fairs. As their popularity grew, Annabel expanded her creations to digital designs with drawings based on her own gang of mischievous pets - Knitty Kitty Digis was born. Annabel's talented drawings have captured the antics of cats Georgez and Berts, and long-suffering doggy housemate Holly Poocherson, in digital form, ready for all your crafty projects – to download, colour, and enjoy.

An avid crafter, Annabel has a dedicated room in her home for paper crafting, needle felting and daily polychromo pencil colouring sessions. She admits to having far too many projects in her outstanding pile, but says she'll get to them all...eventually. 

Annabel is an outstanding colourist; it is just amazing what she does with her pencils. You can see examples of her work on her Cartway Cards and Knitty Kitty Facebook pages (join her Knitty Kitty Facebook page for membership freebies and updates on new releases). You can keep up with all of Annabel's creative pursuits on her Wordpress blog. She also has a great FAQ page for colouring techniques.

Annabel is kindly offering her Koren's Cat digi free this month, exclusively to Paperesse readers. The stamp will be available for the month of December only; to receive your digi, please leave me a comment below, send an email to paperesse@live.com, and I will email you the stamp.


Image copyright Annabel Haines 2020. All rights reserved.

Annabel has the perfect digis (and at very reasonable prices) for all your feline/canine themed Christmas cards. Click on over and check out her shop!

Support your favorite digi artists, respect their copyright; buy/download direct from the artist!

I couldn't wait to create something with this cutie, so I whipped up a December birthday card. The scarf makes you think Christmas, but really this can work for anything. 


I added a generic digital PNG balloon to the image and created the sentiment with Pea Wolfe Tracks font. Paper is Lovecraft Let's Celebrate – retired – but I found it for only £0.50 on the *Every Craft's a Pound site (*note – I've never purchased anything from this site, but the prices are certainly right, shipping is too expensive for me in France, but UK readers might want to check them out). I added a flower paper ribbon and some pearls for embellishment. 

Supply List
Paper – kraft card base, Love to Craft Let's Celebrate paper pack
Digital stamp – Knitty Kitty Digis Koren's Cat
Dies – no-brand oval die
Embellishments – flower paper ribbon, pearls
Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and Caran D'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils

I'm linking up with: Double Trouble #72 – Something, Anything, Everything, Pam's Inkie Pinkies #2048 – Animals, We Love 2 Create Wk 12 – ATG, Seize the Birthday #204 – ATG Birthday, Colour Crazy Challenge #47 – ATG, and Creative Fingers #198 – ATG

12 comments

  1. what a lovely card in soft colours.
    What a cute digi, love to receive it. Annabels work and colouring is truly outstanding, she is a very kind and sweet lady too, thank you both for this gift, hugs, Marion

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    1. Hi Marion, thanks for visiting. Annabel does do magnificent work, I agree! Your digi is on the way!

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  2. I've loved Annabels work for a long time, and I saw her video on how she coloured this kitty. Thank you to both you and Annabel for your generousity.

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    1. I'm just so pleased Annabel shared this digi with us. It colors up just grand!

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  3. Your cat image is really cute! I especially like how you colored her to make her fur have texture! Thank you also for sharing Annabelle's story with us! And a final thank you for sharing your beautiful birthday card with us at Double Trouble!!! -Donna

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  4. Your card is adorable, and your coloring really showcases the image by Annabel. Thank you for sharing her story, and thank you for joining our Animal challenge this week at PIP Challenges. It was fun to see what you created!. Terri

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  5. Great layout and adorable image surrounded with a great combination of patterned paper... fun card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and please come back and see what Thing 1, 2 and 3 have up their sleeve for future fun challenges.

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  6. Such a cute image and perfect for a birthday. Great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

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  7. Love that pussy cat!
    Thanks
    Rene from OZ x

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  8. Fabulous card! Your cute cat is colored beautifully and the patterned papers are perfect. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #72.

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  9. Wonderful card! So clever the way you added the sentiment...I'm gonna have to remember that! Great colours too.

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  10. So cute! Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irre

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