Wednesday, November 26, 2014

2 Christmas Cards (Beccy's Place / Rick St. Dennis images)

Hello, everyone!  I finally had some time in my craftroom today and I made two Christmas cards. Before I share them, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to my 3 lovely new followers - Nana Rogers, Cara Malmrose, and SiskiyouSou - so happy to have you join me!

My first card features an adorable Gingerbread Man from Beccy's Place Gingerbread Set.  Have you been playing along in Beccy's Month of Holiday Cards Challenge?  I've been lucky to win over there a couple times and this set was one of my wins!  I couldn't wait to get him coloured and onto a card! He is just so cute!  I coloured him with my Prismacolor pencils, fussy-cut, and added red gems to his buttons.

I started with a stitched rectangle from Simon Says Stamp that I won there last month (thank you!).  I used my Taylored Expressions Tag Stacklets 1 to die-cut a tag from a snippet of Lawn Fawn dp left over from a previous project.  Then I doodled stitching around the edge with my white gel pen and added a piece of brown rikrak that I found at a thrift store a few years ago.  The polka-dot organza ribbon is from a prize I won at Crafty Ribbons (thank you, Ali!) and this was a left-over snippet.  The sentiment is an old wood-mount stamp from Plaid and I stamped it in brown on a La-La Land stitched banner and added a red metallic snowflake. The burlap ribbon is from Michaels and the glittery red ribbon and sequins are from my stash. All of my die-cuts were cut from leftovers/snippets.

Now for my second card, I used a precious kitty from Rick St. Dennis called Little Bits of Christmas Kitten that I won earlier this year from a challenge that Rick sponsored (thank you!).  I coloured the little sweetie with my Prismacolor pencils and fussy-cut.

The dp is from BoBunny and the embossed yellow paper is from my stash.  The sentiment is an old wood-mount stamp from Plaid and I stamped it on a white snippet and then hand-cut the fishtails on both ends.  The gorgeous red die-cut was one of my birthday dies and it's called Whirligig Circle from Memory Box.

I would like to support these fun challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge Kraft + One Other Colour (red) UE (first card)
A Song in Your He{ART} Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 1/3
Art by Miran AG 3/3
Aud Sentiments Sentiment for any December Holiday 3/5
Beccy's Place A Month of Holiday Cards UE
Clear It Out Theme Winter Wishes/Stash Use a Snowflake (first card)
Craftin Desert Diva's Christmas UE
RANDOM WINNER Crafting for All Seasons Tis the Season 1/3
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper AG with Patterned Paper UE (second card)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Christmas Preparations (baking) (first card)
Crafty Sentiments Use Die Cuts 1/3
Cuttlebug Mania Sentiment and Snowflake 1/3 (first card)
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 Days of Christmas Cards Link-up UE
Digi Choosday Christmas Celebrations 1/2
Digi Designs For or With Kids 1/3
Digi Sketch Die cuts/Punches (T for Theme) 1/4
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Christmas 1/3
DL.ART November AG UE 1/day
Fab 'n' Funky Die Cuts UE
Get Creative AG Optional Twist Use Glitter 1/3 (first card)
Hiding in my Craftroom Any Holiday 2/3
Inspired by Stamping IBSIC#88 Sketch UE (second card)
Jingle Belles Christmas Feast (gingerbread man) (first card)
Let's Craft and Create Christmas UE
Ooh La La Creations Christmas UE
Papertake Weekly Take Your Pick - Ribbon and/or Lace 1/5 (first card)
{PIN}spirational Inspirational Photo (Christmas theme) 1/5
Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets used for all die cuts 2/3
QKR Stampede Bling it On 2/3 (first card)
TOP 3 Red Carpet Studio Julie and Julia (gingerbread cookie) 1/3 (first card)
Rick St. Dennis Sparkle and Glitter November Progressive Challenge (second card)
Robyn's Fetish Use a Digi 2/3
Scrapbook Stamp Society AG Option Use Glitter 1/3 (first card)
Scribble and Scrap Always AG 2/3
Sparkle Forum Christmas Christmas Candy (gingerbread man) 2/3 (first card)
Stamp and Create Ribbons and Bows 1E/wk 4/4 (first card)
Stamping for Pleasure Sarn's Rudolph Day 1E
Sweet Stamps Blog Bordered Sentiment 1E
That Craft Place AG 2/3
The Corrosive Happy Everything (Any Holiday) 2/3
TOP 3 The Kraft Journal Leftovers (ribbon and all die cuts) (first card)
The Outlawz Monday Greetings AG 1E
The Pink Elephant AG UE
Totally Gorjuss Sparkly Blingy Glittery UE (first card)
Uniko Studio AG or AG with Sketch UE

Whoopsi Daisy AG Ue
Winter Wonderland Let's Get Sentimental 3/3
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!


Becca Cruger said...

I can't believe how quickly Christmas is coming up! These cards are sure to put a smile on someone's face.

Beccy said...

Two fabulous cards Kitty, well done! I just love what you've done with the little gingerbread man, he looks great on the tag... and it could be taken off the card and used on a gift!

jimlynn said...

Both are adorable! Love the little gingerbread man and that wonderful burlap you added. Looks great on the stitched rectangle! The little kitty is off the charts precious! SO cute and that die you used to frame him out is wow!
Great wins and great cards.

Donna said...

Cute gingerbread card, like the burlap and stitching, cat card is adorable. I've been waiting for a post, I was hoping all was okay with you. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

terrie said...

I have to agree your gingerbread image is perfect on your holiday card..the red and brown color combo turned out really nice.
Your little kitten is so cute and that die cut adds a nice touch to your card.
Well done and good luck in the challenges.

Deborah Frings said...

Both cards are just super. I adore the little kitty on your Christmas card for our RSD Progressive Challenge. thanks so much for playing along with RSD Progrssive Challenge. Deborah, RSD EDT.

New Creations said...

Your gingerbread image is very sweet and I adore both of your creations, love the burlap for the texture and your frame die cut is very beautiful! Congrats on your wins!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving Day!

brenda said...

Two great cards Kitty, especially like the tactile look of the first.

B x

chanya13 said...

Beautiful !!! Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers Challenges!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

Sarn said...

The gingerbread man one is cute and I love the way you found a Christmas kitty image for the other card!

Thanks for playing along with RUDOLPH DAY.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Penny said...

Really lovely projects, I like that detailed fine embellishment. Thanks for playing in the Creative Fingers challenge Penny (Creative Fingers DT)

sandie said...

fab texture here and great to see you at UNIKO X

Melissa said...

Very curte. Thanks for joining us at creative fingers challenge

KraftyKoolKat said...

Two really gorgeous creations Kitty, I knew one of them would have to have a cat on. Lol!!!

Mandy said...

Two fab cards Kitty, thank you for sharing them with us.

Bad Kitty said...

Gorgeous cards
very cute images

marion said...

both cards are very very sweet, sending you lots ofhugs and love, cuddles to your three furbabys, Marion

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant cards, they are both the colours and papers . Thanks for the thoughts Kitty, dad is still trying to hang on but he eats one meal on one day and nothing for 3 days and is so distressed....xxxThe Journey is the Start

Donna Ellis said...

Such darling cards, Kitty! It makes me happy that someone who loves this craft so much is the person who wins goodies and shows us how they can be used! Congrats! hugs, de

Crafting with Darcy said...

I love both of your cards, but especially the gingerbread boy! And the kitten card is just so fun!! Thanks for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door Challenge!

Di said...

Two fab cards here Kitty!! LOVE the Gingerbread Man!!


Di xx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Such gorgeous cards! I especially love the first with the cute gingerbread man and perfect red/Kraft combination. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Winter Wonderland - good luck!

NGCARDS said...

This is a beautiful creation hun! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

Lynn's Place said...

Lots and lots of cold looking, but cute snowflakes...Thanks for joining us @CIO challenge blog...stop by again and play <((><

cotnob said...

Two fabulous Christmas cards, I love the rustic feel of the first one and of course the adorable kitty on the second one.

KarinsArtScrap said...

Kitty beautiful and cute cards
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}



Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

karalschuknecht said...

Great cards, both are beautiul. Thanks for joining us this week for Bling It On at QKR Stampede.
Karal DT

Sally H said...

wonderful cards, Kitty! Love them!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

So pretty cards, Kate! I love both, the gingerbread is so cute and the kitten very sweet! The stitched tag design is fabulous as the frame around the kitten! Your hand cut is so precise, I'm not the same...Great works!

Céline said...

cute card
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

SmilynStef said...

I've been eyeing those stitched die cuts ... love your little gingerbread man ... so glad you joined our Christmas Feast at Jingle Belles.

Unknown said...

Great tag. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Word Art Wednesday today. We appreciate your faithfulness.
Blessings, Carole Robb Bisson

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede! Hope to see you again soon!

Brenda DT

ursula Uphof said...

Lovely cards Kitty, with such cute images. Thank you for joining our challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Ursula DT

Sandra H said...

Oh this is just the cutest card ever what a lovely image and just is perfect for our challenge over at “ Sparkles Christmas Challenge Christmas Candy “ good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Sandy said...

Two fabulous makes and great images. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight.

StampNScrapJunkie said...

Loving that kitty image! Thanks for sharing your fabulous projects and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
IDCB Owner

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

Beautiful cards and congrats on all of your recent winnings. Your images are darling and your papers are beautiful. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.


Hazel said...

Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Debbie said...

Great cards. I especially like the gingerbread man. Thanks for entering the Scribble and Scrap challenge.

Céline said...

me again
thanks so much for playing with us at di's digi

lauren bergold said...

two incredibly sweet and adorable holiday cards here! so pleased you could join the "xmas feast" at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

Babs said...

Amazing work!!! Love the added burlap on the first card and the intricate die cut on the second. Beautifully done! Thank you for linking up with us at Craftin Desert Divas. ~ DT Barbara

Carol S. said...

Two sweet cards and thanks for joining us at CFAS. Carol S.DT

Gail said...

Adorable card, Kitty. You've got a great eye for layout and design. Anytime you use a kitty, I have to stop and look since I love my pets, too! GREAT cards and good luck in your challenges! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments for our "Use Your Diecuts" challenge! Hugs, Gail

Darlene said...

Very cute creation Kitty! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at 613 Avenue Create! We hope you’ll come join us again real soon! Great job!
613 Avenue Create DT

Rachel Gillham said...

such cute christmas cards ! all very sweet... thank you for joining in with us in the progressive challenge part one over at sparkle and glitter! Rachel, RSD EDT

The Paper Trail said...

What an adorable tag! I especially love all the textures to highlight the adorable gingerbread man! Thanks for playing along with us at RCS during the Julie & Julia challenge!

Kaija said...

Beautiful card!
Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
Gr.Kaija DT-member

Crafting Vicky said...

Really awesome cards. Love the stitched look on the 1st one. And totally adore the die cut of the 2nd card. Great to showcase this image!!!!

Thanks for joining the monthly challenge here at Sparkle and Glitter progressive challenge. Hope you will join us next time Crafting Vicky RSD EDT.

scrappymo! said...

Both of them are very cute! The first is my fave...gingerbread is such a special taste associated with Christmas.
Hope to see you at my blog, for the January Rudolph Day Challenge

Dapoppins said...

Both cards are super cute! Thanks so much for playing along at this weeks Party Time Tuesday Challenge!

Wyvern said...

Nice cards! I love that strip of burlap behind the gingerbread man; that's a great touch. Thanks for sharing over at Red Carpet Studios! I always look forward to seeing your cards!

Renate said...

Wat een leuke tag en kaart. Mooi gemaakt! Bedankt voor je deelname bij CHCC Extra.

Groetjes, Renate

Cherished said...

Very Pretty. Thanks for playing at RCS.

Debbie said...

I am loving this cute little gingerbread man tag on your card..So adorable and thanks for joining in with us over at Sparkles Xmas.Hugs Debbie x

Unknown said...

Love both the tag and card Kitty, great work as always my friend, thank you for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy, best of luck xxx

Unknown said...

2 fabulous cards, love both of them. Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday. Wendy (DT).xx

chanya13 said...

Beautiful !!! Love colours. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

Nadine Carlier said...

All adorable cards! Thank you for sharing it with us at Red Carpet Studio!

Karen Letchworth said...

Thanks so much for sharing your ADORABLE tag card with us, Kym. I always LOVE seeing your sweet creations, and I thank you for playing along.
God bless you,
The Kraft Journal
Word Art Wednesday

P.S. Do you know about the Christmas Tags Challenge over at Classy Cards N Such? You could also share this here:

Mandy said...

Fabulous cards Kitty, they are both so cute.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Unknown said...

fab cards, thank you for joining our challenge this week at Digi Choosday
x~KateE~x DC DT

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful cards, both of them! Great job! Thanks for playing with us at the Art By Miran challenge. Hugs, Elizabeth

Cards By MI said...

Lovely creations. Thanks for joining us over at AUD sentiment challenges this time around.
Love n hugs

Mynn xx said...

These are super darling! LOVE them both! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Beverley said...

Cute & festive :) Thanks for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge. Hugs Bev x

Anonymous said...

Such a cute gingerbread man...thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge!
Helen x

Craftdee said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card in the "For the Kids" challenge at Di's Digi Designs (and your other makes are lovely too!) Hope to see you in our latest challenge, Donna ♥

Unknown said...

two beautiful cards thanks for joining us at ds4j this forthnight and good luck in the draw
hugs Tonnie DT

Sari / Granne said...

Pretty cards. love the warm colours and different textures. Thank you for joining Digi Sketch Challenge, good luck.

Kimbo said...

A great pair of cards

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x


Beautiful Cards, Love the use of burlap and the colors you have chosen.

Nas xxx

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet creations!!! Thanks so much for participating in our A SONG IN YOUR HEART challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Deanne Saunders said...

... and thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

cotnob said...

Hi Kitty, thank you for sharing your wonderful cards with us at Ooh La La Creations for our Christmas Challenge.