Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Furry Christmas

I was inspired to make this card by several challenges.  I stamped the Penny Black cat stamp in black on watercolour paper and coloured with watercolour markers.  I added the "hugs" sentiment from another Penny Black set (listed below).  I die-cut the image, layered it with pink plaid paper, affixed to green cardstock, which covered a white card base.  I stamped the sentiment in black at the bottom right corner and embellished with several snowflakes, gems, and a snowflake charm tied with silver twine.  Here are the supplies I used:
  • Stamps:  Cat (Penny Black "The Wonder" set), hugs sentiment (Penny Black "Hugs!" set), sentiment (Impression Obsession)
  • Ink:  StazOn Jet Black
  • Watercolour markers:  Tombow
  • Watercolour paper:  Canson
  • Cardstock:  3 Birds
  • Patterned PaperTrimgym's Digistamps, Papers and Images (thank you, Jo!)
  • Embellishments:  Snowflakes, gems, snowflake charm, silver twine (dollar store)

Stella Says Sketch #139

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Always Playing with Paper Christmas Anything Goes UE
Bearly Mine Challenges #96 Anything Goes 2E #1
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Anything Goes Christmas UE
Crafty Sentiments Designs Bling it On 3E #1
Creatalicious #53 I Love My Pet UE
Crimbo Crackers #46 Anything Goes UE
Digi Darla's #72 Christmas in July UE
DL.ART Challenges July's Anything Goes UE
Fairytale Challenge #72 Christmas in July UE
Flourishes #230 Christmas in July with a Catch--must be semi-flat for mailing (mine is flat) UE
LEJ Designs #63 Cute, Cute, Cute 3E #1
Lexi's Creations #95 Christmas in July 2# #1
Love to Create #75 Hugs and Wishes 3E #3
Loves Rubberstamps #62 How Charming UE
Paper Playtime #15 Patterned Paper 3E #1
Papertake Weekly Die-ing for a Punch 5E #1
Penny Black and More Dies and Punches 3E #3
Penny Black Saturday Christmas in July UE
Robyn's Fetish #169 Christmas in July 3E #1
Send a Smile 4 Kids Christmas in July 4 Kids 3E #1
Sentimental Sunday #164 Christmas in July 3E #1
Sister Act Card Challenges #16 Anything Goes UE
Stamp and Create Christmas in July 4E 1/wk #4
Stella Says Sketch #139 Sketch 3E #2
Sweet Stampin' Christmas in July 2E #1
The House That Stamps Built DCC717 Humour Me UE
The Paper Girls #36 Watercolors (I used Tombow watercolour markers) 3E #3
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge #9 Die Cuts 2E #2
The Stamp Spot Christmas in July UE
Through the Craftroom Door July 23-29 Anything Goes 2E #1
Totally Gorjuss #193 Furtastic UE
Trimgym's Anything Summer or Christmas using Trimgym product (I used patterned paper) 3E #3
Whimsical Designs Favorite Colors (I love pink and green together) 1E #1

Thank you for looking at my card!  I enjoy reading your comments - have a wonderful day of crafting!


Chris said...

Lovely Christmas card! The pink and green are so striking and the little cat is gorgeous, love the way you've coloured him!
Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

ohhh super cute card! I really love that image and how you have colored him up!

Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

DIANA L. said...

This is so sweet and adorable great Christmas card
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes July Linky Party

Trimgym said...

Fabulous card, Karen, thanks for joining in again.



brenda said...

Hello Kitty,

Thank you so much for sharing your inspirational work with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Lozzy T said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Kitty, love the colours and your design..Thank you for joining us this week at Bearly-Mine Challenges and hoping we see you again soon. Good luck..Hugs Lozzy x

pam hicks said...

fab card love the image, layout and colours x

Hazel said...

Awww what a super image - love the big scarf! Thanks for entering this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - hope to see you again soon. x

Michelle said...

This is a wonderful card. I love the cat and the sentiment. Thank You for sharing over at the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.

Michelle (DT)

Broni said...

Your kitty is just adorable! What a great card for the challenge! I love your kitties in the sidebar - Kiwi and Honeydew! I have 2 named Punkin and Squash!! Thanks for playing along with us in the Timeless Tuesday challenge!

hoptownracer1 said...

Love your card! Love the pink and green and your coloring of the sweet kitty! Gorgeous!!!

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is lovely! Thank you for sharing your lovely card at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thank you for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts. Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Billie A said...

Really cute card and fur baby image. Thanks for joining us at SSS -catch the bug challenge.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Adorable card, Karen! I'm amazed at how many challenges you are able to play in with one card!! Thank you for including the Merry Monday challenge this week!!

Bianca said...

What a lovely card for christmas! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

Angela Boutiller said...

Love that Penny Black stamp! Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us here at SAS4K.

Mian said...

What a great Christmas card, fab design and your attention to details are great!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Hugs Mian
Love to Create Design Team Member

Aunty Sue said...

Fab Christmas Card Doesn't He Look Warm Cozy In His Jumper. Thanks For Joining Us At Crafty Sentiments This Week

Anonymous said...

CUTE!!! Thanks for playing along with the Whimsical Wednesday challenge at Whimsical Designs :)

Emily Thubbron said...

Karen, what a cute card. That kitty looks all wrapped up and ready to or has he just busted out??lol
Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Darla this week.

Emily T, DT

Avril Ann said...

Now that is one, Cute and Warm, Cat, Kitty, fabulous work again, and with my DT hat on would like to thank you once more for playing along with us at LEJ Designs this week, good luck xxx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so adorable!!! Love the snowflake charm. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Denise Pustelniak said...

Oh so adorable!

Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

Dangina Martinez said...

Super cute! Adorable image. Thank you for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Adorable creation, the cat looks so nice and snuggly in its sweater. Love the hanging snowflake as well. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

Katie Sims said...

What a fun and festive Christmas card! Your image is adorable! I am so glad you could play along with us this week at Flourishes for our Timeless Tuesday challenge! :)

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Ohhh, so cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Jackie said...

Darling card, I love this! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

Anonymous said...

heehee Super cute image, love that kitty!

Thanks again for playing along at The Stamp Spot

Jo said...

Gorgeous kitty cat! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time & good luck!
Hugs Jo x

Helen said...

So cute - love the bright colours too!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x