Wednesday, December 3, 2014

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Hi, everyone!  Before I share today's card, I would like to welcome two lovely new followers - Charlene and Maria - so happy to have you here!  Today I was inspired by a photo over at House of Cards (see below).  It's the first time I've played there and I thought it would be fun!  They're having a blog hop too!  Today I made a CAS card using all stamps, no digis, and I wanted a masculine card so I kept it no-frills.

I stamped the Hampton Art reindeer in Ancient Page - Chocolate and fussy-cut.  I used my Lawn Fawn Forest Border to create the hillside and stamped the C.C. Designs sentiment, also in Chocolate.  The sparkly polka-dot paper was a left-over snippet in my stash.  Here's the gorgeous inspiration photo:

Both of the elf twins - Eli and Elfis - helped me with this card - they're wonderful company you know! They decided to pose in the photo so I can play along in DL.ART's Second Annual Elf Antics Linky Party!

I would like to support these fun challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Snow UE
Cardz 4 Guys Your Favourite Christmas Colour Combo (for guys is brown/turquoise) 1/3
Clear It Out Theme Circles / Stash Use Glitter/Something Sparkly (paper) 1/3
Completely Christmas AG Something Beginning with S (snow) UE
Craftin Desert Diva's Christmas UE
Crafting by Designs AG for Christmas UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Santa is on his Way (Santa's reindeer) UE
Deep Ocean Blue and Brown UE
Dies R Us Winter Wonderland 2/3
Digi Sketch Die cuts/Punches (T for Theme) 4/4
Divas by Design Feeling Festive 1/2
DL.ART December AG UE 1/day
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Any Winter Holiday / Alt. Thank You UE
Eureka Stamps Celebration 2/3
Fab 'n' Funky Die Cuts UE
Fantasy Stampers Cute Christmas/No Digis 2/3
Fashionable Stamping Winter Wonderland 2/3
Fresh Brewed Designs Christmas AG 1/5
Fussy and Fancy Happy Holidays UE
Get Creative Christmas 2/3 
Hiding in my Craftroom Freestyle 3/3
House of Cards Inspiration Photo 1E
Ladybug Crafts It's Cold Outside--Winter or Christmas 2/3
Let's Craft and Create Christmas UE
Mema's Celebrate the Holidays or Cold Winter Days 1/3
My Sheri Crafts Oh Christmas Tree 1/3
One Crazy Stamper December AG 2/5
Ooh La La Creations Christmas UE
Paper Creator's Crafts All About Christmas UE
Paper Pretties Snow Much Fun UE
Papertake Weekly AG Option Make a Gift or Decoration 1/5
Paradise of Stamps Christmas 2/3
{PIN}spirational Inspirational Photo (Christmas theme) 4/5
Pixie's Snippet Playground Sparkly paper is a snippet 2/3
Perfectly Rustics Sentiment, Not Birthday 1E
Red Rubber Inspirationals Frame It (the whole scene is framed) 1/3
Simon Says Stamp Monday Holiday Cards 1/5
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Christmas/Holidays 1/5
Stamp and Create Christmas 1/wk 2/4
Suzy Bee's Bloomin AG Keep It Simple UE
The Craft Garden Christmas 2/
The Pink Elephant Inspirational Photo (I was inspired by winter scene) UE
The Stamping Boutique Sparkle (glittery paper) UE
Uniko Studio AG or AG with Sketch UE

V's Sweet Ideas Holiday Theme 2/2
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5

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


scrAPpamondo said...

Hi Kitty, today's card is just adorable!! Love it so much!! Perfect for anyone, masculine or feminine!
The white forest border diecut is spectacular and looks great on the dotted sparkle background!! Love the colours combo, a very beautiful palette!

Patti said...

Beautiful card Kitty!! I really love this color combo together. You are right it is the perfect card for male or female : )


Blankina said...

Lovely Christmas card, love the scenery with the deer you have created, so glad you could join our Loves Rubberstamps Anything Goes Challenge, good luck and please come back soon,
Hugs Blankina

jimlynn said...

Fabulous masculine card! Love the background die and that adorable deer! Any guy (or gal) would love this one Kitty!!! (Lovin' those precious elves too!)

Bad Kitty said...

very beautiful card
I like it very much

sue card maker said...

great card thank you for joining up at Whoopsi daisy Challenge Sue DT xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, I love your die cut border and gorgeous reindeer.

Ema M said...

Wow! That was a great take on the photo! Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
IDCB Owner

Monika Reeck said...

wooooww woooww wooowwww
Amazing Kitty
first Thanks for joining with us at HOC challenge
and wooohoo soo many can you do it sweety..
i wish you luck with all the challenges
I love the scene you made and the color combo is funtastic..
love love love this Kitty..

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Kitty!! I love the tree border - I need that die!! The reindeer is so cute!! Beautiful card my friend!! I love, love it!! Eli and Elfis are so sweet!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Darcy Schroeder said...

Beautiful card, Kitty!! I have to get that die, too!!! Great take on your inspiration photo. Thanks for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door!

Colette said...

Oooh! Kitty, love it! This would have been perfect for the last Cosmic Colours Challenge. Glad you had some little elfie helpers. Colette xx

DIANA L. said...

Super cute I need to get the forest border

Thank you for joining my DL.ART DECEMBER LINKY CHALLENGE, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.

Beth Brovold said...

Your take on the inspirational photo is spectacular Kitty!! Fabulous card and I see that you are sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy...thank you!!
Take care,

scrappymo! said...

Great card!
Love that tree on the hill die,

Jane Willis said...

A really stunning card. The die cut border really pops from the background, a perfect combination. Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz

vinita jain said...

I love this card, an adorable reindeer image!!!! Love the border die and your fab design with gorgeous polka dot backing paper, really a striking creation:)))

Kathy D. said...

It's perfect and manly! Love it!
Kathy D.

Avril Ann said...

Stunning my friend, I do love Aqua as a colour, and with the white it is amazing, hugs my friend xxx

brenda said...

What a wonderful take on the photo Kitty and it's one of my favourite colour combos, just beautiful.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

B x

Mynn xx said...

This is totally awesome! LOVE the gorgeous "sky" with the fabulous polka dots! The clean feel is perfect, too! Thanks for hopping with us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

sandie said...

wonderful scene-love the border of trees and so pleased you joined us at Uniko

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful card, love the scene and the colors!
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Kitty, great idea!
Thank you for participating in our challenge from Dies R Us!

Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

Di said...

Stunning card there Kitty - and a perfect take on the lovely photo too. Tee, hee - those elves are sooo cute :)


Di xx

Irene Chillman said...

Fabulous card Kitty, thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenge.
Irene x

marion said...

Lovely card you made, the reindeer is so cute, lots of hugs and love, Marion and of course cuddles to Kiwi, HOneydew and Snowy

Red Rubber Designs said...

Cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

Rene said...

LOVE this card! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at Stamp and Create! Good luck,
Rene :D

Lynn's Place said...


Donna Idlet said...

Lovely card, love the background paper and your image. Thanks for joining Mema's Crafts!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so stunning, such gorgeous layout and detail.

Hazel said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Daen'Ys said...

Hi Kitty, your card is just adorable!!
A magnificent interpretation of our image!! Love it so much!!
The white forest border looks really great on the wonderful dotted sky!!
Thank you so much for hopping with us at House of Cards!
Rosi x

Donna said...

Great masculine card, it is perfect for the photo, I really like you forest skyline and of course the elfs!

Mandy said...

Lovely card Kitty

Nikki said...

What a lovely card! That sky looks fabulous, Great images and layout. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.


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Cathie Borowski said...

This is a very classy looking card with its sleek lines, fantastic. Thank you for joining the Perfectly Rustics Non Birthday Sentiment Challenge. Cathie DT

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

...And I'm back. This card is really neat. I just adore that tree/snowy hill die cut. That reindeer is great too.

Thanks again for joining us this fortnight over at Fresh Brewed Designs. I wish you oodles of luck and Christmas cheer too!

Lisa D., FBD DT

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

This is such a cute card!!!! Love the papers you have used it really makes for a great card!!!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Paradise of Stamps Challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

Cindy said...

Great card. Love the punch. Thanks for sharing with us at SBC. Cindy-DT

Lynne said...

Stunning card Kitty!!!! Love the simple elegance and the detail of the tree lined background! Thanks for joining us at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Blog and good luck!
Lynne, Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Blog DT

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Super cute!!! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

sue t. said...

Yeah for using stamps! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!

My name is Cindy said...

This is just stunning. Beautiful stamping and lovely design details. Thank you for joining us at Fantasy Stampers this fortnight. Cindy (DT)

Cazro said...

A beautiful card, perfect for a male. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

Céline said...

oh so cute
thanks for playing with us at paradise of stamps

Lesia Cook said...

Wowww to both your card and your ability to enter so many challenges. I'm glad Mema's Crafts was part of your list. Thanks for sharing with us.

Laura Turcotte said...

Great color combination! Now thank you!As I now have that song in my! Thanks for joining us over HIMCR this week!

Desire Fourie said...

This is so perfect for our ‘CHRISTMAS’ theme. Just love the colours and design. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
{Fresh Brewed Designs DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

julie1 said...

gorgeous, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck xx

Annette Stapylton said...

This is GREAT
Thank you for sharing over here at SBC and best of luck with your entry.
Annette DT

Julie Odil said...

Love that forest die you used. Great card. How long does it take you to find and enter all those challenges? Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. Julie, DT member

Pat Couder said...

Lovely card...the sky, the forest border die cut as the reindeer. Very effective. Thanks for joining in with HOC! Pat DT x

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful card, great job, and great for our Celebration Challenge this week at Eureka Stamps. Thanks for joining us.
Karal DT

Sasayakiglitter Nassmith said...

Love love love.
This is simply stunning.
Nas xxx

Marjorie said...

Beautiful card... Thank you for playing along with us this week at 'Papertake Weekly'...
Marjorie DT xx

Sandra said...

Stunning card! Love the glittery background! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Beverley said...

Another awesome card, you're certainly a busy bee with your Christmas makes :) Thanks for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge. Hugs Bev x

Barbara Godden said...

Cute card, thanks for playing along with us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the Circles challenge.

Helen said...

Great card - love the scene you've created.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

Beautiful card! Love that background paper. TFS!

cheiron said...

So cute. Love that happy little deer! Thank you so much for playing along with the Christmas/Holidays Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog with us this week :)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

This is a very pretty card! Love that tree die.

Thank you for participating in the {PIN}Spirational Challenge!

Andrea W said...

Fantastic card Kitty!!! The colors are wonderful and I love the deer and sentiment. So glad you shared your creation at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sharnee Torrents said...

LOVE this card dear lady, such a fabbo inspiration pic!! Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics!
SMiles Sharnee :)

Katherine Clayton said...

What a sweet card and just perfect for our "Christmas" challenge this week at CIO. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out Challenge! Hope to see you again next week!!!

Kathy - CIO DT

Sandy Palmer said...

Such a pretty card! So clean and crisp, and lovely all at the same time! Spot on on the inspiration photo! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

I'm back with a different DT hat on to say how awesome that is!

Thanks for joining our fortnight challenge here at Fresh Brewed Challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

Cornelia W said...

Fabulous card - absolutely perfect for the inspiration picture! Happy Holidays to you and thanks for linking up with us at HOC!

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Absolutely beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in our THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful CAS card and love the B.paper--thank you for joining us at Get Creative Challenges
Carol DT x

Deanne Clarke-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

Angie C. D. said...

Lovely card! The die hill with the trees is darling! Thanks for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges. :D

Gina Knott said...

Such a beautiful cars and the colours are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Paradise of Stamps, good luck and I hope you will join us in out next challenge.
Gina x

Kim Butterworth said...

Great card, love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for sharing at crafts galore encore, good luck x

Karen Day said...

What a fun card - great take on the inspiration photo, and I love your colours! Thanks again for joining us at One Crazy Stamper!

Rocky said...

The three of you have done a good job! I love the border punch. Thank you for joining us at HOC.

CheerDown said...

Gorgeous card love the colour scheme Thanks for joining in with us at Ooh La La creations
Alli x

Kerry said...

Thanks for playing along with us at The Craft Garden this month

Shari said...

Lovely card! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper and good luck in the monthly challenge.

Gill McCall said...

Super cute card, thanks for sharing and entering into the Sisters Of Craft Challenge. Happy Christmas. Gill SOC DT

Connie Wallenbrock said...

First off gorgeous inspiration! I love those colors together!! And this card is so cute! I love the deer and that border is awesome!! Thanks for joining my challenge this month!! Scrappy hugs, Connie