Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Christmas Wreath Kitty

Hello, everyone.  Today I made a Christmas card.  I followed the sketch at Your Next Stamp (shown below) and I used a pre-coloured digi from Doodle Dragon Studios that I won in a challenge they sponsored.  This sweet image, called EMB Kitty Wreath, only comes pre-coloured, and I thought it would be great for a quick card.  So since it was already coloured, I printed two copies and paper-pieced the kitty's face, popping it up with foam tape, and then added red Stickles to the berries.

I started the card with a white base, covered it with green linen cardstock, and then added two panels of patterned paper according to the sketch.  I affixed the image with foam tape, stamped the sentiment on a red scrap, and affixed to the card.  Oh, and I used my small square punch to make the sentiment into a banner.  Lastly I embellished with some shiny green holly leaves and red sequins.  Here are the supplies used:
  • Digi stampEMB Kitty Wreath from Doodle Dragon Studios
  • Stamp:  Sentiment (Plaid)
  • Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
  • Cardstock:  Three Birds
  • Patterned paper:  K and Company
  • Punch:  Square used for banner end (Marvy Uchida)
  • Glitter glue:  Stickles Xmas Red
  • Accents:  Leaves and sequins (dollar store)
I would like to enter the following challenges:
2 Sisters #163 Anything Goes UE
Challenges 4 Everybody #30 Anything Goes UE
Christmas Cards All Year Long Getting Ready for Christmas UE
Craftin' Desert Diva's #16 Anything with a Sentiment UE
Crafting Musketeers Christmas in October 1E
Crafty Sentiments Favorite Technique or Colours (I love traditional Xmas colours)  3E #3
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #144 Use 3 main colours (red, green, grey) UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra October Anything Goes Christmas UE
Creative Inspirations Paint Inspired by:  Anything Goes UE
Delightful Challenges Holiday Spirit (Christmas or Winter Holiday) 1E
Loves Rubberstamps #72 Anything Goes UE
Melonheadz Animals 2E #2
MFP Speedy TV Favourite Colours (I love traditional Xmas colours) 5E #3
My Craft Creations Sept.23-Oct.5 Anything Goes UE
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes 5E #3
Penny's Paper Crafty #147 Anything Goes 3E #2
Pile It On #39 Leaves (holly leaves) UE
Send a Smile 4 Kids Anything Goes 4 Kids 3E #2
Simon Says Stamp Monday Say it with Stamps 5E #2
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
Weekly Christmas Card Challenges #44 Anything Goes UE
Word Art Wednesday #100 Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment 5E #2
Your Next Stamp Sketch or Inspirational Photo (I used the sketch - see below) UE

Thank you for looking at my card - your comments make me happy - have a wonderful day!


Janine said...

Kitty cats and green - I see a theme! Cute card

Jac’s Playground said...

Such a fun Christmas image, love that you raised his face on foam pads, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

Fran said...

Great card, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog, Fran (DT) xxx

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

Fun holiday card! Thank you again for playing along with YNS this month!

Donna K said...

Cute holiday card! I love how you paper pieced the kitty's face and popped it up. Great digi...
Thanks for linking up with us at Craftin Desert Diva's Anything with a Sentiment Linky Party.
~Donna K

Hazel said...

Lovely fun card, Kitty - thanks for sharing for both CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. And thanks too for entering this into the Crafting Musketeers Christmas challenge, Hazel, Crafting Musketeers DT x said...

The layering looks great! Thanks for joining us at YNS with such a fun take on the sketch!!!

Julie Odil said...

That's one cute kitty! Love your layering. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Paint Challenges. Julie, CIP DT member

Marcy said...

What a fun Christmas card with the cute little kitty! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

Chris Hanselman said...

Adorable image. Lovely kitty. Thanks for joining our Holiday Spirit Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


Donna Ellis said...

haha - what a cute little kitty, sporting his Christmas decor. Very sweet card with wonderful colors. I especially like color block and paper piecing in the background! hugs, de

Suzanne C said...

Fun image and love the design! Super Sweet card! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

Indah Permata Sari said...

Soooo cute!
Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge!

Jackie W said...

Hi Karen! Such a cute card! Love the image and paper piecing! So glad you joined us at Crafty Sentiments! :)
Jackie W
Crafty Sentiments
Crafty Sentiments Inspirations

Stephanie said...

This is so adorable!! I really like how you popped up the kitty's head and added the stickles. Sometimes, pre-colored digis are a great option! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.

Saints Rule! said...

Thank you for joining our challenge at Word Art Wednesday! Beautifully done! {[hugs}}
~Lori ~



Anonymous said...

So cute! Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at Penny's Paper Crafty this week.

Sharon Caudle said...

Awesome project!!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at PTW and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Cathy said...

So cute, thank you for sharing it with the Crafty Sentiments Challenge this time.
Cathy xx

BethieJ said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE! Love that kitty image!!
Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!
Have a GREAT day!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a fun Christmas card. The image is way too cute!

Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Animal Challenge!

Jackie said...

Cute. Thank you for taking part in the Crafting Muskateers challenge.
Good luck
Jackie ( DT)

Nicole Bretherick said...

Super cute!! thank you for joining us over at The crafting musketeers!! Nicole DT xx