Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Two Christmas Cards

Hello, everyone, I have two masculine Christmas cards to share with you today. Scroll down for Card #2.

Card #1
My first card features an image from Digi Stamps 4 Joy called King 1 - Time to Go, which is the stamp for their Monthly Christmas Challenge. I added a star from Clip Art Best and coloured with my Prismacolor pencils.  The sentiment stamp is from Stampin' Up and the DP is from MME.  The dies are Spellbinders Eyelet Circles and Nellie's Multiframe Circles.  I followed the sketch at Christmas Cards with Sketches. Kraft cardstock is Recollections.  I kept it CAS with no embellishments since it's for a man.

I enjoy supporting the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes 3E #3
Christmas Cards with Sketches Sketch (see blog for sketch) 1E
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Anything Goes 1E
Completely Christmas Anything Goes UE
Craft Your Passion Frame It 3E #2
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Christmas in Your Country (religious aspect) UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Anything Goes Christmas UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper May UE
Creative Corner Challenges Cute Critters 3E #3
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 Days of Christmas Cards Link-up UE
Die Cuttin' Divas For the Boys 3E #1
Digi Designs Make it Masculine 3E #1
Digi Sketch Challenge Use a Stamp 4E #2 (T for Theme)
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Monthly Christmas Challenge 1E
DL.ART May Anything Goes Linky UE 1/day
Eureka Stamps Masculine or Grungy 3E #1
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Anything Goes 4E #1
Hiding in my Craftroom Let's Hear it for the Boy 3E #2
Inspiration Journal Celebrate (Christmas) UE
Jingle Belles Peace on Earth UE
Just B Creative Crazy May Anything Goes Linky UE 1/day
Kraft Journal CAS UE (both cards have kraft cardstock and are CAS)
Love to Scrap! Anything Goes 3E #3
MFP Speedy TV 2014 Christmas Card Challenge UE
My Craft Creations Anything Goes UE
My Sherri Crafts Anything Masculine 3E #2
Paper Crafting Journey For that Special Man 3E #2
{PIN}spirational See inspirational photo below - I was inspired by the colours 5E #1
QKR Stampede Clean and Simple 3E #3
Scrapbook Stamp Society Anything Goes/Option use Blue and Beige 3E #2
Scribble and Scrap Always Anything Goes 3E #3
Simply Create Too Father's Day or For a Male 3E #2
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
Stamping for Pleasure Sarn's Rudolph Day - 2 Christmas cards 1E
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' One for the Guys UE
The Corrosive Anything Goes 3E #3
The Kraftyhands Challenge Anything Goes UE
The Pink Elephant Anything Goes UE
Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes 2E #1
Treasured Times Anything Goes UE
Weekly Christmas Card Challenges Anything Goes UE
Whimsy Stamps 2 or more Die Cuts (circles and eyelet circles) 3E #3
Whoopsi Daisy Lots of Layers UE


Card #2
Here's my second card, which I made using an image from a Christmas card I received last year.  I hate to throw away a beautiful card when it can be recycled and enjoyed again!  So here I simply mounted the image from the old card on dark brown cardstock, added some red ribbon, mounted on a kraft panel, stamped a sentiment (Paper Pleasures), and voila - a quick and easy card.  I kept the bow simple and added no embellishments because this card is for a man.

I would like to enter my second card in these challenges:
Moving Along with the Times Snow Cute 3E #1
Party Time Tuesday Anything Goes 2E #1
Sparkles Christmas Baby It's Cold Outside 3E #1
That Craft Place Ribbon/Lace (used ribbon) 3E #2

Thank you for looking at my cards!  I enjoy reading your comments!  Wishing you a joyful day!


Sue said...

Two lovely cards,love the camel.
Sue xx

Sue Bridesmith said...

Lovely Design, as always it is a pleasure to see your Creations, and thank you for sharing them with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, it is much appreciated...I hope you will join us again for another fun challenge next week, and good luck in the draw...
Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

Sue Bridesmith said...

Super Design, as always it is a pleasure to see your Creations, and thank you for sharing them with us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, it is much appreciated...I hope you will join us again for another fun challenge next week, and good luck in the draw for this week...
Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's

Sue Bridesmith said...

Pretty Design Thank you for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas
we would love to see you back again next week for another great challenge.....
Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful cards, it's great when you can recycle a beautiful storebought card into a gorgous one like you have created.

Avril Ann said...

Fabulous Kitty, and a great way to re-cycle hun, I have been attempting to do a Christmas Card...today, thank you for visiting my blog hun, always good to see you there hun xxxx

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are so beautiful!! I love the image on the first one!! How creative to repurpose a Christmas card - it looks amazing!! Awesome job on both!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Patti said...

Two beautiful cards!! I especially love the color combo of the first and how clever of you to use the face of an old Christmas card for your second. I would not want to throw it away either!!

Have a great day!


jimlynn said...

Both are so pretty but I'm total love with that first one!!!!! CAS and perfect.

KarinsArtScrap said...

the first is gorgeous Kitty and the second is beautiful.

Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

Bad Kitty said...


Wilma said...

Both cards are nice!
Thanks that you are playing at CCWS with card 1.
Wilma -DT-

SARN said...

Ooh, thank you for entering Rudolph Day with these 2 lovely cards. I like that one is brand new and the other recycled. Excellent.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Scrapper69 said...

Both cards are wonderful! Thanks for playing along with My Sheri Crafts! :o)


Donna said...

Both beautiful cards!

Debbie said...

Beautiful card.Love the image.Thanks for joining in with us over at Sparkles Christmas challenge.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

Kathleen said...

Great fun card with the camel, fabulous colouring and lovely re-cycled second card, great image.

Kath x

scrappymo! said...

Two great cards!

Cathy Parlitsis said...

One is nicer than the next! Great job. I love the "doily" behind the camel. Thanks for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door! Hugs, Cathy

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards. Thank you for entering the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy

DIANA L. said...

What a great image too cute --That camel is colored so nicely
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes May Linky Party. Have a blessed day
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

Cheryl Caldwell-Nyboer said...

What gorgeous cards!

Thanks for playing along at Eureka Stamps this week.

marion said...

Both are very very cute, lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to Kiwi and Honeydew, Marion

Wynn Walton said...

Love the colour combo you've used it matches perfectly with the inspirational piccie for the challenge at ( Pin ) spirational this week. Wynn DT x

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely beautiful creations. And you have brought the camel to life wonderfully with your amazing 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 June.
{Digistamps4Joy Christmas Challenge Co-ordinator}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}
PS: Will look into the Xmas Kitty image

Sandra H said...

Oh what an adorable image and so christmassy! l just love everything about your creations and thank you for sharing it and entering in our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Bubbies Challenge "Baby it's cold outside" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Sandy Palmer said...

Great Christmas cards! I am one to think it is never to early to start making them! Nice job on both of them! Thanks for sharing them with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

lauren bergold said...

oh WOW! what a beautiful pair of cards! thanks for celebrating "peace" with us at JINGLE BELLES!

Tammy said...

Beautiful cards, I love that image on your second card... what a fabulous way to recycle! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!
Tammy x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh these are both lovely, great cards, Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazel (Didos)xx

Kaija said...

Beautiful card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
Gr.Kaija DT-member

Elizabeth Hart said...

Beautifully made and gorgeous coloring and shading. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Paper Crafting Journey, ELizabeth (DT)

Erin Stephenson said...

Both great card! Thanks for playing at Paper Crafting Journey. We hope to see you next challenge. Good luck.

SmilynStef said...

Fantastic holiday card designs ... love your recycling ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

karalschuknecht said...

2 Great cards, both so well done & beautifully colored. Thanks for joining us this week for our "CAS Challenge." Come back to join us again and good luck.
Karal QKR Stampede DT

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Both delightful , just right for masculine cards .Great recycling idea too. Thanks for sharing on Kraftyhands Challenge Blog

Michelle said...

Lovely this cards. I like the one for the challenge. It is so CAS but so great.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Tracey Fehr said...

Two beautiful cards. Love your coloring on the first one! Thanks for sharing with us at CSAYL.
Good Luck!
Tracey, DT

Marja B. said...

Lovely cards, beautiful colors! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simply Create Too!

Hugs, Marja
Simply Create Too DT

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 13 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thanks also for entering all my Craftyhazelnut challenges - we hope we'll see you again soon x

Amy Andrade said...

Great image and coloring! I would love for you to check out my blog. I'm offering blog candy for followers. http://alllthingsbeautiful.blogspot.com Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Amy A.,DT

ahlers5 said...

Love the coloring on the first card...so pretty/ Thanks so much for joining us at QKR Stampede.

Sheena Brooks said...

Two lovely cards! Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B

cotnob said...

Two fabulous cards, I especially like the one with the camel image - perfect papers and great CAS design.

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 13 and all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 30: for the guys - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Katherine Clayton said...

GREAT card!!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding In My Craft Room for our "Let's hear it for the boy" challenge.


deesdesigns said...

I'm so-o-o jealous you are able to work on your holiday cards :-) They are both stunning!!! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous creation with us for our Masculine Challenge at Digi Designs! Dee

Karen (karey2005) said...

Both cards are very pretty! Thanks for joining Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N (DT)

Julie Odil said...

Well done! Love that camel! Thanks for joining our challenge at Eureka Stamps. Julie, DT member

BrendaB said...

Love the non-traditional colors on your Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Gorgeous cards!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CRAFTYHAZELNUT'S CHRISTMAS EXTRA challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Marie B. said...

Both cards are great! That camel/King image is cute!! :)

Kelly L said...

This is lovely, thanks for playing along at Digi Sketch Challenge.

Kelly x

Laura W said...

Good for you on getting your Christmas cards done! Thanks for joining us at the Digi Sketch challenge blog, hope you'll join us next week too!

Kathy Freeman said...

Thanks for entering the MCC challenge, good luck....Kathy x

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

This is awesome. What a great masculine card. Thanks for joining us this week at DCD for our For The Boys Challenge.
DCD Host and Sponsor Coordinator

Pam said...

Love the non- traditional colors, your coloring is so pretty!
Thanks for joining us in the May Inspiration Journal challenge!

mel b said...

oh those colours are great

Thanks a lot for taking part at CREATIVE CORNER CHALLENGES and good luck on winning those digi images

Love Mel xxx

Lorraine said...

Your coloring is so fantastically soothing. Wonderful cards.

Lexie said...

Love this image. Great card. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Mish B said...

Fabulous card - such a cute image. Great job with your coloring. Thanks for joining the 200th Challenge at the Corrosive Challenge Blog!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Hey Kitty,

Beautifully done! What a great idea to add the star, I can't believe I didn't think of that myself! Love the layout as well. I also love what you have done with the second one. I too hate throwing out old Christmas cards and have a stack of them just waiting to be used. I love the layout for this one too. Thank you so much for linking both of them to my 12 Months of Christmas link up for May.

I should be posting the names of those individuals like yourself who've earned the paper for May, either later today or tomorrow so be sure to pop over in a couple days to claim the new digital paper. I look forward to seeing what you create in June.


Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Thanks also for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper