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
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/141581982011016964/
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
TTCRD AG 1/2
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!

85 comments:

  1. 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!

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

    (((Hugs)))
    Patti

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  3. 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

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  4. 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!)
    Lynn

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  5. very beautiful card
    I like it very much

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

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

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  8. 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!
    Ema
    IDCB Owner

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

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  10. 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 :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  11. 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!
    Hugs
    Darcy

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

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  13. 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.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com



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  14. 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,
    Beth

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  15. Great card!
    Love that tree on the hill die,

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

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  17. 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:)))

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

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

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  20. 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

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  21. 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

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

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  23. Beautiful card, love the scene and the colors!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT
    http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

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

    Barbara
    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT
    http://carterie-creative.blogspot.fr

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

    Hugs

    Di xx

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

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

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

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  29. WHAT A CUTE PROJECT YOU HAVE DONE HERE...WE @ CIO CHALLENGE BLOG SAYS THANKS FOR PLAYING ALONG WITH US AND HOPE YOU DO AGAIN <((><

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

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  31. This is so stunning, such gorgeous layout and detail.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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

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  33. 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

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

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

    Nikki

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  37. 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

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  38. ...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

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  39. 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.

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

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  41. 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!
    Hugs,
    Lynne, Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Blog DT

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

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

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

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

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  46. oh so cute
    thanks for playing with us at paradise of stamps
    hugs
    céline

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  47. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  52. 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

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

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

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  55. Love love love.
    This is simply stunning.
    Hugs
    Nas xxx

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

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

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  58. 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

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

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  60. Great card - love the scene you've created.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

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  61. Beautiful card! Love that background paper. TFS!
    Blessings,
    Belinda
    http://theembellishedcard.blogspot.com

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  62. 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 :)

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

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

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

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

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  66. 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
    UpintheNightwithKat.blogspot.com

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  67. 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! :)

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  68. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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  74. 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.
    Hugs
    Gina x

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  83. 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

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