Saturday, January 25, 2014

2 Christmas Cards

Hi, everyone.  I hope you are having a great day.  Today I am sharing two Christmas cards. I like to play along with Sarn in her Rudolph Day challenge over at Stamping for Pleasure, and she wants two Christmas cards from us this year, so that's why I'm including two cards in one blog post.  *** Scroll down to see Card #2 ***

Card #1
For my first card, I used this adorable image from Fresh Brewed Designs called Cat and Mouse Nap and I coloured it with my Prismacolor pencils and added Stickles on the hats.  The sentiment is from Imagine That... digis by Kris from her "Jenn and Friends" set.  The ribbon is from Offray and the lacy ribbon is from May Arts.  I used Cuttlebug Snowflakes to emboss the white panel and added some gems from Simon Says Stamp.

I would like to enter Card #1 in the following challenges:
2 Creative Chicks Anything Goes UE
Craft Mojo All Things New (the digi image and sentiment are both new - first time I've used) UE
Crafty Creations Challenges Seasonal (I went with winter) 2E #1
Crafty Girls Anything Goes 3E #2
Cute Card Thursday So sweet (if this image isn`t sweet, then I don`t know what is LOL) UE
Divas by Design Anything Goes 2E #2
DL.ART January Linky Challenge UE 1/day
Feeling Sketchy Sketch #78 (see below)
Fresh Brewed Designs Monthly Candy Link-up (see badge below and on left sidebar) 5E #3
Inky Impressions Ribbon UE
Just B Creative Crazy January Just Because Linky Party UE 1/day
Just Inspirational Challenges Anything Goes 3E #3
Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Something New (digi image and sentiment are both new) 2E #1
MFP Speedy TV Color Challenge Bright Colours Wild Card (I chose magenta and green) 5E #3
Moving Along with the Times Cats 3E #2
My Craft Creations Anything Goes UE
Paper Creator's Crafts Anything Goes 3E #1
Paper Pretties Anything Goes UE
Papertake Weekly Add a Bow or a Die (went with bow) 5E #2
Pumpkin Spice Something Shiny (gems, Stickles) UE
QKR Stampede Winter Fun 3E #1
Robyn's Fetish Winter Cards 3E #3
Sisterhood of Crafters Winter Snowflakes 3E #1
Stamping for Pleasure Rudolph Day 2 Christmas Cards (entering both Cards #1 and #2 together)
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Anything Goes with Ribbon and Bows UE
The Paper Shelter Digi Image and Sentiment 3E #1
Totally Gorjuss Fur-Tastic UE
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment 5E #1

New for 2014 ~ BLOG CANDY

Card #2
For my second card, I've used a freebie from Digi Stamps 4 Joy - they are having a new monthly progressive challenge this year for Christmas cards, and this lovely candle is the January image. I coloured it with my Prismacolor pencils and added Stickles to the stars and berries.  The DP is from Lawn Fawn and the ribbon is from Offray, and I used my Fiskars lacy border punch.  The sentiment is a wood-mount from Plaid.

I followed this sketch over at From the Heart Samps i {heart} sketches:


I would like to enter Card #2 in the following challenges:
ABC Challenges D for Dazzle 1E C10
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Anything Goes Christmas UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Anything Goes with Patterned Paper UE
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 Days of Christmas Cards Link-up UE
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Monthly Christmas Challenge (January) 1E
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Add Real Ribbon 3E #2
From the Heart Samps i {heart} sketches Sketch (shown above) 1E

Thank you for looking at my cards - I look forward to reading your comments.  Wishing you a joyful day!


marion said...

Both are very very sweet, have a lovely weekend, lots of hugs to you and lots of cuddles for Kiwi and Honeydew, Marion

brenda said...

You really are on a roll this week Kitty, so many lovely cards and these two are both lovely.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah these are both super, what great cards, Im like you and plowing though the Christmas cards already!!! Thanks for playing with us on MAWTT this week, Love Hazelxox

SARN said...

Both cards are delightful. I love the embossing, the ribbons and the cute images.

Thanks for playing along with Rudolph Day (amongst many others!).

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Laura said...

Ooh, more embossed snowflakes - fabulous

Sue Bridesmith said...

Hi Kitty, this is such a cute image..... thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, we would love you to come back and join us again next week for another fab challenge....
Suzy B DT

Carole Robb Bisson said...

It proves the point not a creature was stirring not even a mouse, Great cards. Thank you for posting this outstanding project with us.
Carole Robb Bisson,
Word Art Wednesday
PS Remember you can enter 5 pieces of art each week which gives you five chances to win one of our very sweet prizes.

Kathleen said...

Two super cards, really cute image on the first one and love the colours and layout on the second one.

Kath x

Mary said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. There is something extremely special about the second one and I can't put my finger on it....just love it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations for our Seasonal card challenge. I hope you have a wonderful day and get to join us again in the near future.

Di said...

Two lovely cards Kitty!

Hugs, Di xx

mamapez5 said...

Two lovely cards here. I love the little cat and mouse, and the candle is beautiful. Kate x

Nana said...

Adorable. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
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Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Fabulous cards! Love that snowflake embossing folder! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Winter Snowflake’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Erin Stephenson said...

Great Christmas cards!! Love your coloring.

Kandy's Krafts said...

Both cards are lovely but I do like your pussy cat. Super layout. Thanks for joining us at My Craft Creations.

DebR said...

Lovely winter card. Really like the embossing and your image.
Thanks for playing along with us at Feeling Sketchy.

Patti said...

These are both truly delightful cards! before "meeting" you I had never seen so many images with Kitties : ) SWEET!

I really like the second sketch. I will have to check these sites out!

Sheena Mckee said...

Sweet little image thank you for joining in with us at just inspirational and good luck

jimlynn said...

Two wonderful cards!!! Delightful and so pretty.

Denise Goeldner said...

Lovely creations beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining us over at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
~ Denise DT ~

Gemiel said...

Wow, you are on a roll this week!!! Thanks so much for sharing another of your cute cards at the MFP SpeedyTV Color Challenge. Blessings!

Nikki said...

Great card. Love the dsps you've used in Card 2. Thanks for playing along at ABC Challenges.


mypurplehouse said...

Great cards! So envious you are so far ahead on your Christmas cards already. Thanks for joining the FTHS sketch challenge this week!

DIANA L. said...

The cat card is so adorable The polka dotted scarf looks so cozy.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party. Have a great day

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful Christmas creation with great details. Just love the wonderful mix of design papers. Thank you for taking the time to use this month’s free Christmas image. You have automatically qualified to receive next month’s Christmas image for free, which will be emailed to you at the beginning of February.
{Digistamps4Joy Christmas Challenge Co-ordinator}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Angela said...

Super cute with great texture and vibrant colours. Love it.

Visiting from the SDD blog ladder.

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘ADD REAL RIBBON’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

aussie aNNie said...

Two fantastic cards and love your card with the DS4J's really lovely..xx

Lisa B said...

I love both cards. But I really love how you colored your candle card. Fantastic!!

Thanks so much for playing along with our Winter Snowflakes challenge at the Sisterhood. Happy Crafting!

rachel taylor said...

what a lovely cute card thanks for sharing with suzys bees bloomin challenge this week Rachel DT

Kathy said...

Two very pretty Christmas cards. Love both of them. Way to go getting ahead for next year. Thanks so much for playing with our sketch challenge at FTHS!

karalschuknecht said...

This is a great card. I love the embossed background. Thanks for joining us this week for "Winter Fun."
Good Luck.

Karal DT for QKR Stampede
My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

Imke said...

Awesome cards and great take with our Sketch @ From the Heart Stamps. Thanks for joining us this week.

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 13: anything goes with ribbon or bows - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thanks also for adding for my CHN challenges. x

Janice said...

Both your cards are gorgeous, but obviously I'll concentrate on the cat one as thats why I'm here! Love it my dear, a great image and so beautifully coloured. Lovely to see you at MAWTT, Jx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like the bold colors on your top card. They looked great when paired with the crisp white of the embossed piece. I really like the lacy ribbon your added to it. It makes me think of fluffy snow. I like all the different papers you used on the bottom card. They go so well together. It is a nice image and well colored. Great job!!!

Karen Howard said...

Wow, both these cards are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at FTHS this week. Hugs, Karen

Eva Gro said...

Your card is so beautiful, love the embossed background!

Thanx for joining us at The Paper Shelter
We wish you the best of luck, and hope to see you back next time!

Eva Gro
The Paper Shelter DT

DebiJ said...

Two gorgeous cards!! But I especially love your candle card...lovely work!
Thank you for joining the challenge at Feeling Sketchy. Hope to see you again next time.

Micki said...

Wonderful gorgeous cards. You know I love lots of white space. It really makes the colored image pop!!! And the second card is just as wonderful. Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters in our Winter Snowflake challenge.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards. Thank you for joining the challenge at Feeling Sketchy. Hope to see you again next time.

scrappymo! said...

Very Pretty cards.

Lau W said...

Superb cards ! Love the fisrt with the cat, so cute !
Thanks for joining us at the Paper Creator challenge !

Marie said...

Sweet little collection of cards. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs
Marie, Team-leader-TPS

Sandy said...

Both of your cards are wonderful and I have to plead guilty. I am a love of cats and mice to you have hit the jackpot with me!

Charlene said...

Gorgeous cards, I just love the embossing folder and lace that you used on the first one and your paper choices and minimal embellishments were perfect for DS4J's Christmas Candle. Thanks for playing in our challenge at Digistamps4Joy! Good luck and we hope to see you again.
♥ Charlene DS4J DT

Carole said...

Super card , love the embossed background, thanks for playing along with us @ MAWTT this week.
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Margaret said...

Both cards are great. Thanks for playing at DS4J for this challenge.
Margaret, DT

Monica Taylor said...

What a cute little cozy kitty. Love his friend the mouse. Thanks for sharing and playing over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge. Monica, DT

Louise Beerens said...

Lovely projects- thanks for playing along at Feeling Sketchy :-)

Cathy van de Bruinhorst said...

Great Christmas cards... you can never start too early!! Thanks for playing with us at Feeling Sketchy!!
Cathy DT