Tuesday, February 25, 2014

2 Cards: Xmas Dragon and Xmas Kitty

Hi, everyone.  I hope you are having a great day.  I took some time out of my packing and organizing to make a couple of Christmas cards.  I am sharing both cards in one blog post because Sarn has requested this for her Rudolph Day challenge over at Stamping for Pleasure.  *** Scroll down to see Card #2 ***

Card #1
For my first card, I used this adorable image from Fresh Brewed Designs called Little Kitten and I coloured it with my Prismacolor pencils and added a cute little Santa hat.  The sentiment is a rubber stamp from Impression Obsession. The backing paper is actually some wrapping paper from a Christmas gift that I couldn't bare to throw away - I love the holographic sparkle.  Lastly I added ribbon and bow. 

I would like to enter Card #1 in the following challenges:
  1. Impression Obsession IO Blog Favourite Technique (colouring with Prismacolor pencils) (used Furry Christmas sentiment stamp C7583) UE
  2. Animal Friends Polka Dots 3E #1
  3. Come and Get It Sweet Domestic Animals 2E #2
  4. Crafty Ribbons Anything Goes 5E #1
  5. Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 Days of Christmas Cards Link-up (entering both cards) UE
  6. Emergency Crafters Pink or Red 1E C10
  7. Fresh Brewed Designs February Blog Candy Link-up (see badge below and on left sidebar, badges are in alphabetical order) 3E #1
  8. Kaboodle Doodles Use Ribbon 3E #1
  9. Pattie's Creations Spots or Dots 2E #1
  10. Stamping for Pleasure Rudolph Day (entering both cards) 1E

Card #2
For my second card, I've used a freebie from Digi Stamps 4 Joy - they are having a monthly progressive challenge this year for Christmas cards, and this cute dragon is the February image. I coloured it with my Prismacolor pencils, fussy-cut, and added Stickles to the hat.  The DP is from Lawn Fawn, and the sentiment is a wood-mount from Plaid.  I added some rikrak, sequins, and metallic trees and reindeer.

I would like to enter Card #2 in the following challenges:
4 Krafty Girls Crafty Girls Challenges Anything Goes 3E #2
Card Mania Use a Sentiment 3E #1
Craftin Desert Diva's Glitter (used glitter glue on his hat) UE
Crafting from the Heart Anything Goes/Use Flowers 3E #3
Crafting with Dragonflies Card Challenge - Use a Freebie (Dragon is a freebie for challenge at Digi Stamps 4 Joy)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra February UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper February UE
Creative Fingers Anything Goes 3E #2
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 Days of Christmas Cards Link-up (entering both cards) UE
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Monthly Christmas Challenge (February) 1E
DL.ART Thankful Thursday February Linky UE 1/day
Fairies Celebrate UE
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Anything Goes 4E #1
Floral Fantasies 5th Blogaversary Candy Celebration - see Brenda's candy on right-hand sidebar - scroll down - candy in date order.  There are two items I use over and over again.  One is the sentiment stamp - it's from a set of wood-mounted Christmas sentiments from Plaid - I use them on the majority of my holiday cards because they are small and you can fit them in when there's not a lot of room.   Secondly, my Prismacolor pencils - I use these on practically every card I make.  2E #2
Just B Creative Crazy February Just Because Linky Party UE 1/day
Party Time Tuesday Anything Goes 2E #1
Scribble and Scrap Anything Goes 3E #3
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
Stamping for Pleasure Rudolph Day (entering both cards) 1E
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Whimsical/Fantasy (I think this dragon is pretty whimsical LOL) UE
Sweet Stamps Blog Favourite Colours (my favourite colours for Christmas cards are the traditional red and green) 1E
Through the Craft-room Door Anything Goes 2E #1
Tuesday Throwdown Anything Goes 3E #1
Winter Wonderland Christmas Card 3E #1
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment 5E #3


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


Sarn said...

Hee hee . . . a Christmas DRAGON . . .how novel! I love it - and the Christmas Kitty too!

Thank you for joining in with Rudolph Day.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sue said...

I just love both of your images and cards :)

brenda said...

I am impressed with your organisation Kitty, if I could but follow suit I might not have the usual November rush to get Christmas cards made. Both are great anyhow and such different but effective colourways.

Thanks so much for joining in my blog celebration with your lovely cards.

B x

Funny how we go back to old stamps time and again and I note you say wood mounted, given the choice I would still buy these, call me an old fashioned crafter.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Designs,Thank you for taking the time to join us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday we would love the pleasure of your company in next weeks challenge as well.....
Suzy B ~ Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

Unknown said...

Hi Kitty another Fab Design, and that image is just sooo cute it certainly made me smile.... thank you for joining us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, we would love the pleasure of your company in next week's challenge.....
Suzy B~Owner Fan-Tatic Tuesday Challenge
Xx -

Sternenglanz said...

Das sind beides ganz wundervolle Kärtchen!
Obwohl Weihnachten ja grade erst vorbei ist ...
aber man kann mit Weihnachtskarten ja nie früh genug anfangen :D

Danke das Du bei AF mitmachst

liebe ´Grüße

marion said...

Just love the first card and look at the lovely hat the kitty is wearing, such a lovely idea, both cards are lovely as always. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog, I think I need patience LOL. Take your time in responding to my mail, no pressure sweettie, lots of hugs to you and lots of cuddles to "my guys"Kiwi and Honeydew

Barbara Godden said...

Super cute kitty card, and the dino is cute too. Great job on both cards, thanks for commenting on my blog and good luck with the draw.

Liz McGuire, said...

Hiya, hope you are well. My goodness - you are going to be one organised kitty this christmas!! Both gorgeous,

Liz x

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

I am glad I am not the only one who keeps / uses pretty wrapping paper! LOVE every sweet little detail of this card. The felt santa hat adds so much texture and I LOVE the shading on the kitty cat. I am not that good with my pencils :(

Thank you for playing along in our Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Candy Challenge!
Heather D.

Lucy Patrick said...

OH how cute is that little cat hehe, love how you've added the Christmas hat to him, looks so sweet. XOX Lucy

Ina G said...

Lovely cards esp like the second one - could be the Loch Ness Monster lol. Both great layouts. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.Ina.

Unknown said...

Fun cards. Thank you for sharing them with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. Blessings, Carole DT

Unknown said...

Both very cute!! Love the hat you put on the kitty!

Dewi Lestari said...

Both are lovely! Thanks for joining at Creative Fingers: Anything Goes with artbymiran

DIANA L. said...

Too adorable I love the furry hat on the cat.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes February Linky Party. Have a great day

Patti said...

I love that you saved your Christmas wrapping paper : ) and I love the coloring fr your dragon!! I've just ordered some new pencils in hopes to improve my coloring.

Great cards! : )

Anonymous said...

Such a cute kitty! Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Fingers!

Anyone for Anya DT
Stampavie and More DT
Creative Fingers DT 

downrightcrafty said...

a beautiful Christmas card, thank you for joining us and preparing for that Special Time of Year
hugs Kate xx
Winter Wonderland DT
ps I have some new release candy if you are interested :)

Dreja said...

Sehr schön! Toll gemacht. Danke daß du bei den AF mitmachst.
LG Dreja

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely cards for all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges and for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 17: whimsical/fantasy - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - x

Unknown said...

Both amazing cards, Kitty my friend, I just get blown away with your talent, I hope you are well my friend, thank you for sharing with us at Scribble and Scrap, best of luck hun xxxx

ps not sure if you know that you won the Candy at Scribble and Scrap! Congratulations on that hun xxx

Debi said...

Both cute cards, KT. Love that Dragon. I save + use Christmas paper too. You gotta do what you gotta do. Like taking a break from packing now and then.

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge “Spots or Dots” at Pattie’s Creations. What a cute image too! Thanks for joining us!
Pattie ♥
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

Laura said...

Love the santa hat on the cat :)

scrappymo! said...

I know 2 little children who would be delighted to get these cute cards!
Lovely, fun cards and thank you for joining us this month at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Maureen aka Scrappymo!

Twinks Stamping said...

Really fun cute cards x Jan

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for February with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

Monica taylor said...

I recognize this image! Fantastic card. Isn't it a great image to work with? Thanks for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, Monica, DT

Susan Hogan said...

Such a sweet dragon! And so beautifully coloured too - thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies for our current challenge.

crafty-stamper said...

Both great cards love the cute kitty with his Christmas hat and great dragon -thanks for joining us at Crafting From the Heart
Carol Dt x

Sandra DeFalco said...

Thanks for playing in our "SPOTS or DOTS!" Challenge #86!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

happyglitzygirl said...

A gorgeous card, cute dragon and well coloured, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow these cards are gorgeous and I just love the design with the little dragon which you have brought to life beautifully with your wonderful colouring. 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 March.

You might also like to enter this beautiful Christmas card over at Lisa’s Linky Party as there are some lovely prizes up for grabs each month.
{Decosse’s 12 months of Christmas Link Up}

{Digistamps4Joy Christmas Challenge Co-ordinator}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Kuni said...

Wonderful cards , i love the cat.
Thanks for joining us at the Animal Friends challenge.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

These are both wonderful cards. I like the idea of a dragon on a Christmas card. I think the kitty is just the sweetest. I totally understand the keeping of the fancy wrapping paper.

verybellemakes said...

Great DP behind the festive dragon! Thank you for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

Victoria DT

Anonymous said...

Das ist ja süß geworden
Hab ganz lieben Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei Animal Friends
GLG Tamesis

fiona mctiernan walker said...

Thankyou for entering your dragon card into our challenge this fortnight at Crafting from the heart. You have coloured him beautifully and loving the christmas trees on the border.
Fiona blog co-owner x

Carol L said...

Such cute cards! I especially like the kitty's felt hat on #1!

Unknown said...

Two wonderful cards Kitty, hope you have settled into your home.xx

Donna Ellis said...

You have completely cracked me up, Kitty! I decided to visit your blog before crawling into bed, and so glad I did! Never did I expect that little santa hat on your precious kitty, and that adorable little dinosaur! Great colors - very Christmasy. You are getting a great head start on cards! Hope your unpacking is going well in your new home! hugs, de

jimlynn said...

Two precious cards for the holidays! Love the little hat on that kitty too.

cotnob said...

Two fabulous Christmas cards Kitty, I especially love the adorable kitten with the Santa hat on and lovely dotty papers.

Unknown said...

how cute!!! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

CDD DT Robin
Cut One Designs by Robin

* Shell B.* said...

Another fun card!
Wonderful to see you join us for the CAGI Challenge, hope to see you come back soon!
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Shell in Alaska ~ CAGI DT ~

Cara said...

Love Christmas cards and that kitty is just too cute! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door, hope to see you again in our next challenge! - XX Cara

kenli said...

This is a super cards and image! I love how you have coloured her and those embellishments are gorgeous. Love it!

Thank you so much for joining us over at Card Mania Challendges.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards Kitty, both are divine, but I do love the dragon...my DS4J fav.xx

rudlis said...

Beautiful cards, great choice of colors :) Thank you for joining us at SweetStamps.

Unknown said...

Congrats on all your wins with the Clear it out blog hop!! How awesome!!!

Miss Emerald said...

Very sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

GrandmaCarol46580 said...

Two cute cards, great job. Thank you for playing with us in the challenge at PCDC

♥ Carolyn
DT Member for Pattie's Creations Challenge!