Saturday, December 19, 2020

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Hi, everyone!  I mentioned yesterday that I've become obsessed with "ugly" (cute!) sweaters, and today I'm sharing another one!  The cute kitty was already coloured and fussy-cut last year and I happily found her (and some others) in my unfinished pile!


Products used:
  • Clear stamps: STAMPlorations Most Wonderful Time Typografia Christmas (sentiment), Penny Black Winter Friends (cat), Lawn Fawn Snow Day (tree border)
  • Die: Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangle, Lawn Fawn Snow Day (tree border)
  • Patterned paper: Lawn Fawn Bokeh in the Snow
  • Embossing folder: Darice Snowflake Background
  • Digital image: Scrap n Stamp ugly sweater template
  • Other: Snowflake punch, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle, Glossy Accents
Starting with the background, I stamped the large sentiment in red on a white die-cut rectangle, embossed with a snowflake pattern, and layered onto red shimmer cardstock (Crafter's Companion).  I printed the sweater template twice, once on patterned paper and once on white, then fussy-cut and paper-pieced.  The stamped and die-cut tree border was also in my unfinished pile so I adhered it to the sweater and fussy-cut.  I adhered the kitty with foam tape, applied Spectrum Noir Clear Shimmer to the kitty's earmuffs and scarf, and Glossy Accents to her eyes.  I finished off the card with three punched snowflake sequins in red shimmer cardstock.  

Here's another view of the card to see the added shimmer on the kitty.


I would like to support the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Critters 3/5 https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2020/11/challenge-45-sponsored-by-2-ccc.html
ABC Christmas Y is for Your Favourite Things (embossing folders, cute animals) http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/12/abc-christmas-challenge-y-z-are-for.html
Allsorts Sparkle and Shine 1/3  http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/12/week-6034-sparkle-and-shine.html
Bitten by the Bug 2 O Christmas Tree UE https://heather-bittenbythebug2.blogspot.com/2020/12/o-christmas-tree.html
Cardz TV 130 AG 2/3 http://cardztv.blogspot.com/2020/12/cardz-tv-anything-goes-challenge-130.html
CRAFT Christmas the Last Stretch 2/2 https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/12/challenge-581-christmas-last-stretch.html
Crafter's Castle December AG 2/3 http://crafterscastle.blogspot.com/2020/12/december-challenge-36-november-winner.html
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas 521 AG Optional Word Christmas http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/12/chnc-challenge-521.html
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper December UE http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2020/12/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html
Creatalicious AG Optional Christmas 3/3  https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/12/challenge-201-anything-goes-with.html
Cute Card Thursday AG UE https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2020/12/challenge-665-anything-goes.html
DL.ART December Linky AG UE 1/d http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2020/12/dlart-december-2020-linky-challenge.html
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Any Winter Holiday 2E/wk2 2/2 https://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2020/12/dlart-thankful-thursday-challenge-273.html
Double Trouble A Die-lirious Holiday Season (Thing1 Use dies, Thing2 Join Bitten by the Bug 2, Thing3 Patterned Paper) 3/4
https://doubletroublechallenge.blogspot.com/2020/12/challenge-6-o-christmas-tree-tentative.html
Colour Crazy Wk 49 AG Colouring 2/2 https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/2020/12/week-49-anything-goes-colouring.html
Crafty Calendar Christmas 2/3 http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/12/december-challenge-christmas-theme.html


Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday December AG 2/3 https://www.simplyellibelle.com/2020/12/ellibelles-crafty-wednesday-december.html
Gem of a Challenge 26 AG 1/3  https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/12/wk-26-anything-goes-card-making-craft.html
Incy Wincy Christmas or Red/Green 1/5  https://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/2020/12/7-19-december-christmas-or-redgreen.html
Papercraft Business 34 AG 2/3 https://papercraftchallenge.wordpress.com/2020/12/01/pb-challenge-34/
Penny Black Saturday AG Optional Winter Wonderland UE  http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/2020/12/pbsc-december-anything-goesoptional.html
Polkadoodles 51 AG 2/3 https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/2020/12/wk-51-anything-goes-craft-challenge-at.html
Show Us Your Pussycats 61 Furrything Goes UE https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2020/11/show-us-your-pussycats-challenge-61.html
Simon Says Stamp Monday Ice Cold 3/5 (snow is ice cold and sweaters are needed when it's ice cold) https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=22213
Simon Says Stamp Monday Christmas Critters 2/5 https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-christmas-critters-2/
STAMPlorations Never-ending Challenge UE  https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/p/stamplorations-anything-goes-challenge.html

STAMPlorations Theme and Photo Stamps and Shimmer (see shimmer added to kitty's earmuffs and scarf, plus red shimmer cardstock and punched snowflakes)  https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/p/stamplorations-anything-goes-challenge.html

The Artistic Stamper Christmas 2/3 https://theartisticstampercreativeteam.blogspot.com/2020/12/decembers-creative-challenge-christmas.html
The House that Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC D220 ~ Pets 2/3
http://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/designers-choice-challenge/dcc-d220-pets/
The Outlawz Saturday Paper a la Mode Christmas UE http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturday-paper-a-la-mode/forum/topics/saturday-paper-a-la-mode-challenge-december-5-2020
The Paper Funday 24 AG Optional Twist Christmas/Holidays 2/4 http://paperfundaychallenges.blogspot.com/2020/12/december-2020-challenge-24-anything.html
The 12 Months of Christmas 72 Christmas Optional Twist AG 3/10  http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/2020/12/challenge-72-opt-twistanything-goes.html
Virginia's Show and Share December 4/4 https://virginialusblog.blogspot.com/2020/12/december-show-share.html

We Love Chocolate Baroque December Anything Goes 3/3 https://www.welovechocolatebaroque.uk/2020/12/december-challenge.html
Word Art Wednesday 470-472 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 2/5 http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/2020/12/christmas-blog-hop-weeks-470-473.html

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

46 comments:

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Brilliant card Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
Hug Ginny
SUYP Cats Challenges.
My Blog As I do Rodos

Leanne Harris said...

A great card and I love your cat Christmas jumper! Many thanks for joining us at We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge xxxx

sandie said...

What a fun sweater and how cool you had it ready for last year...sending hugs x

aussie aNNie said...

Fantastic post, great image, colours and design. xxxx 🎅

Barbara Godden said...

I love all the sweaters you have been creating, I think I like this one the best, the kitty is adorable and the pattern on the sweater is awesome, I want one of those. Great design and a fab. card.

Donna said...

Fabulous catd, this is my favorite so far, like this sentiment, it's perfect paired with your darling sweater! Glad you are sharing at The House That Stamps Built!

karin said...

Great that kitten on the sweater. Love your card!
Karin

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning card my friend, loving the design and wonderful sentiment.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Fikreta said...

Beautiful card! love it!
Happy holidays! ⛄

cotnob said...

Another cute sweater and a great sentiment on this card.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Margreet said...

Another cute kitty on an "ugly" sweater. Love it!
xxx Margreet

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous Kitty. I adore that jumper, do they do it in my size. lol!! Awesome colouring & layout sweetie.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

I am loving your sweater cards! They are so stinkin' cute!!! You have such a great imagination! I also loved that sweet deer card you made with the soft colors. I bet the recipients of your cards just love them so much! Hope you are well and safe! And if I don't get a chance to post again, "Merry Christmas!"

Kathleen said...

Another lovely Christmas jumper, great colour and super sentiment. Thank you for joining our 'Sparkle and shine' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

Super card Kitty and strangely enough I have just bought a jumper stamp (not this one) for using on next years cards for the grand children. hoping you have a good christmas if not quite the one you would have planned. Hugs Mrs A.

Karenladd said...

Oh my gosh, I am so in love with these cute sweaters! The patterned paper piecing, combined with your stamped and colored kitties are just charming.

Pam said...

Oh how cute! This absolutely is NOT an ugly sweater! The little kitty is so cute in her ear-muffs!
Hugs.
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

JD/ Jill said...

That is an adorable Ugly sweater!

Thank you for your kind words of comfort! It means a lot!

Donna Scholz said...

Cute holiday sweater card! Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble for our holiday challenge!!! -Donna

Chandhini said...

Hey, that's a sweet card. Love the bokeh pattern paper. Love how you used different products to create a beautiful card.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Love that you stamped the large pretty sentiment and then dry embossed over it... very pretty and another cut of your ugly Christmas sweater (not so ugly though). Fun and pretty card and thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and sentiment and Bitten By The Bug.

Heather said...

Gorgeous card!! I love the embossed background, the large sentiment and how you used the "ugly" sweater as an embellishment; so fun! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Brenda said...

This is such a cute, ugly sweater! I love the traditional Christmas colors. Thanks so much for sharing with us over at CRAFT Challenge!

Tracy said...

This is so cute I have had to follow your blog, thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Julie B said...

What a fab Christmas jumper and a great idea for a card.
Thanks for sharing at STAMPlorations. :)

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Awwww.... Another supercute card!! This sweater is really amazing with the paperpieced trees and the sweet paper, and that adorable kitty makes me smile!! In my opinion you deserve a golden star for the "Better Idea of the year"!!! :D Fabulous match of the swear with the big sentiment and the delicate embossing!!
Biggest hugs my friend!!
I wish you a lovely, happy, peaceful and very healthy Christmas!!!!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I return with my DT hat! Your card is a delight and I repeat that you deserve a gold star for your sweather design idea! :) Well done!!
Thanks so much for joining again in the We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge and good luck!!

Bunny said...

Fabulous sweater. I love the traditional colors. It is cute. [Bunny]

Liz said...

Great card Kitty, I love the fun sweater. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
Liz xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful card with the awesome sweater and cute kitty. A great sentiment too.

Donna said...

Definitely a cute one and not an ugly one at all. Love the large sentiment and your coloring on the sweater and kitty. Great job!

Linby said...

Another cute make with this set, love how you used red for the sentiment, really pops. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts.
Merry Christmas

Sylvia kaarten en zo. said...

Beautiful Christmas card and love the clearstamp. Thank you for joining us at Craft challenges.Sylvia DT.

Suze said...

I am loving these "cute ugly sweater" cards. The red sentiment on the white background looks stunning. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.

Ellibelle said...

Another adorable card with a cute Christmas sweater. Loving this color scheme, fabulous design and great sentiment! And of course that adorable cat!
Thanks so much for sharing again at my Crafty Wednesday and Allsorts challenges!
Ellibelle's Corner

flossbite said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge. Merry Christmas!

Squdge said...

What a gorgeous image and that jumper is awesome!

Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Keep crafting!
Lj xx
DT
Crafter's Castle
crafterscastle.blogspot.com

Kathleen said...

Love that large sentiment and the super cute image on the lovely jumper. Thank you for joining our 'Anything goes' challenge' at We love Chocolate Baroque.

Kath x

Tone K. said...

Great card! Love the jumper :)
Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

Kellianne said...

That huge sentiment goes so great with your cute kitty sweater element! Love this! Glad you shared this with us at Double Trouble :)

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

cute and funny card ! thank you for sharing it with us at the Artistic Stamper.
Stay safe.

Helen said...

Fab card!
Thanks so much for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Happy New Year!
Helen x

Melanie R said...

This is outstanding, Kitty! Not even a sweater is ugly when it has a cat. (After all, they are my favorite pets.) Your card is wonderful and I love that you used traditional colors. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #73.

D.L. Walls said...

Not an ugly sweater at all..but a sweet one and that kitty is purrfect! Thanks for joining the challenge at The Paper Funday and Happy New Year! Donna, DT

Denise S. said...

Another great way to use the cats and sweaters. Thanks for sharing on Bitten by the Bug 2.

Helen said...

Just popping in to say:
Thanks so much for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x