Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Kitties for Christmas

I like to make Christmas cards all year long and then it's not so stressful when December rolls around.  Here's my latest:

I stamped the Christmas kitties in black, coloured with watercolour markers, outlined with a silver marker, mounted on green cardstock and then a red metallic poinsettia panel that covers a white card base.  I embellished by adding red Stickles to the holly berries and two silver metallic snowflakes.  It's hard to see the red glitter on the berries, so here's a close-up:

Here are the supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Christmas Kitties (Stamps Happen)
  • Watercolour Markers:  Tombow
  • Cardstock and metallic panel:  unknown/unmarked from my stash
  • Glitter glue:  Stickles - Xmas Red
  • Silver Marker:  Pilot
  • Snowflakes:  Dollarama
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge
Picture Inspiration
2 Sisters #156 Favourite Embellishment (for Xmas cards, mine is snowflakes) UE
All That Stickles Linky Party Any Colour of Stickles UE
Art Impressions Blog #116 For the Dogs (and Cats) UE
Bearly Mine #99 Anything Goes 2E #1
Card Mania #27 Your Favourite Embellishment (my favourite for Xmas cards is snowflakes) 3E #2
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #127 Picture Inspiration (I was inspired by the colours) UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra August Anything Goes Christmas UE
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long #28 Color Combo (I chose #1 Red, Green and White) 1E
Creatalicious Challenges #53 I Love My Pet UE
Digi Darla's #15 Fins, Feathers, Fur (I went with fur) UE
DL.ART Challenges August's Anything Goes UE
Fashionable Stamping #54 Clean and Simple 3E #2
Jellypark Cuddly Wuddly 2E #2
Just B Creative Crazy Anything Goes UE
LEJ Designs #66 Furry Friends 3E #1
MFP Friends of Speedy TV Glitter 5E #2
Papertake Weekly Occasion-aly (any occasion - I chose Christmas) 5E #1
Sister Act Card Challenges #18 Anything Goes UE
Stamp and Create August - Glitter 4E (1/wk) #1
Stempelsonnen Challenge Anything Goes 3E #2
Sweet Stamps Blog #130 Bling (shiny paper, silver metallic snowflakes, Stickles glitter) 1E
The Paper Girls #37 Glitter 3E #1
Through the Craftroom Door TTCRD Aug.13-20 Anything Goes 2E #1
Twisted Tuesday Theme:  Christmas Project / Twist:  CAS 3E #3
Winter Wonderland Cute Christmas 3E #1

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


Janine said...

I love your little kittens and their lovely red background. Great to get cards done during the year and then not have to panic in December!

Vickie Y said...

Sweet images and card. Love the metallic background. Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday challenges.

downrightcrafty said...

absolutely gorgeous thank you for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland
hugs Kate xx

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous Christmas Card.... Love those Puss Cats...
Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnnuts Christmas Challenge
Hugs Sylvie xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very cute, thanks for playing at WW

Unknown said...

Kitty this is fabulous, need to get on your xmas card list, love this xxx

Hazel said...

Love that beautiful background - gorgeous card - thanks for sharing for both CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

Tina Theis of Ivory Moon Designs said...

What a really pretty card .... I love the pattern in the red card you have used that is really gorgeous ... very cute image too

Thank you for joining us over at LEJ DESIGNS CHALLENGE BLOG

Good Luck

Tina Design Team

julie_woolston said...

Aww adorable
Thank you for joining us at Bearly-Mine Challenge
Hugs Julie x

Sandra said...

Very cute Christmascard! beautiful coloring on the kittens.
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

Bettina L. said...

Oh this is a way cute christmas card. Love the design with the snowflakesand sparkly red background. Thanks for playing at Creatilicious Challenges and good luck. Hope to see you back the 15th for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Creatilicious Challenge xx

Jenny said...

Das ist eine tolle Karte geworden. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei CSAYL. Liebe Grüße Jenny

Unknown said...

Just amazing
Thankyou for joining us at LEJ design challenge
and good luck
Hugs Susan xx

crafty-stamper said...

love the cute image and red cardstock -thanks for joinig us at Twisted Tuesday
Carol DT x

Heather said...

aren't these two little cats adorable?! and that shiny red paper is so eye-catching. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

So sweet! Love your kitty Christmas card! :)

Unknown said...

aw thats so sweet, love, good luck and thanks for joining LEJ Challenge x

Sonia said...

Super cute card. Thanks for joining us at All that Stickles linky party this week...SK :)

Rene said...

Just adorable! Thank you so much for sharing this sparkly delight with us at Stamp and Create! Good luck and I hope to see you back next month for a new challenge!
Rene :D

Kara Curry said...

What a really pretty card .... I love the pattern in the grosgrain ribbon you have used that is really gorgeous ... very cute image too! Thank you for joining us over at ribbon wholesale CHALLENGE.

Tracey Manderson said...

A very lovely Christmas Card. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, good luck and hope you will join us again.


Anonymous said...

Das ist eine ganz zauberhafte Karte geworden
Danke das Du bei der Stempelsonne mit machst
GLG Tamesis

Jill said...

gorgeous creation hun thanks so much for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Gail said...

Howdy Howdy - Thank you for stopping by FOSTV and entering the challenge -I see you uploaded two cards and you can upload a total of 5 - one more day and the challenge ends - so if you have more to enter come on down - best wishes on the win and come back again on Monday for the new challenge - enjoy your week - Gail DT

Denise Pustelniak said...

Adorable and wonderful coloring!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

Tracie said...

Going to have to buy that stamp set. Love it - just adorable. Thanks for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

Majo said...

I love kitten, beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

Lori Turner said...

OMGOSH how cute! I love that background paper and those kitties are ADORABLE! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

Ellie Knol said...

A beautiful CAS project!

Thanks for joining us at FSC!

xxx Ellie xxx

Lynne said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!!

8upscrapin said...

what a cute card , i love these kitties , just purrrfect.. Thx for joining us for the Art impressions challenge -
Crystal - AI DT

Ani said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining in the fun at Card Mania! Good luck!

Suzie McFloozy said...

Super card I especially love the touch of sparkle x
Thanks for playing along with us over at Jellypark friends & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Lizzie R said...

That red paper is gorgeous! Really makes the card pop! That image is so adorable too! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesdays!!!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

I've heard of water based markers but never watercolour markers. How interesting and the blending is really good. Another wonderful choice for one of your favourite cards from the year. That red foiled background is spectacular and I just knew at least one of your entries would have a kitty of some nature on it! Such a cute image and I love the CAS feel to the piece. Cool glittery snowflakes too. I don't think I've ever seen those ones at our Dollarama.

Thanks for entering a second card into my World Card Making Day Celebration Fit Kitty. Now I'm off to see the third!