Sunday, December 15, 2013

Glitter n Sparkle Challenge - Traditional Christmas Colours (Red and Green)

Hello, friends.   We're getting a blizzard here in Nova Scotia today - so it's a great day to stay home and craft.  Why not  join in our new challenge over at Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog.  This week's theme is Traditional Christmas Colours (Red and Green) so it's just perfect for your last-minute holiday cards.  I love the cute image I got to work with this week - I'm always happy when I get a kitty LOL.  This digi is called Christmas Kitty and it's from Delicious Doodles at the Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet, one of our generous sponsors.

I printed this kitty image three times, coloured it three times with my Prismacolor pencils, and then did a lot of fussy-cutting with the head, bow and paws.  I wanted to achieve a 3-D look, as if the kitty was outside the frame.  Each decoupaged layer is popped up with foam tape.  Here's a close-up of the 3-D kitty.

I embossed the white background with Couture Creations Sugarplum Ball.  The lacy ribbon is from May Arts, and the red ribbon is from Offray.  I added a little heart-shaped pawprint charm by the bow.  I decorated two of the corners with some glittery chipboard holly leaves stickers and the other two corners with red gems.

I hope you can join us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Traditional Christmas Colours (Red and Green) challenge - as usual, we have some great prizes up for grabs, thanks to our generous sponsors:
Bugaboo Digi Stamps - 7 images from their store 
Floppy Latte - $6 gift certificate
Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet - $10 gift certificate for images
from Stitchy, Delicious Doodles, and BB Kakes 

I would like to enter the following challenges:
2 Creative Chicks Christmas/Winter UE
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes Optional Twist CAS 3E #1
A Gem of a Challenge Anything Goes UE
Brown Sugar Christmas 2E #1
C... is for Challenge Traditional Christmas 1E
Card and Scrap Christmas Anything Goes UE
Cards Galore Christmas UE
Catch the Bug (Bugaboo) Favourite Christmas Song ("It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas") 3E #1
Challenges 4 Everybody Anything Goes UE
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Happy Holidays 2E #1
Country View Craft Bah, Humbug / Christmas UE
CRAFT Your Favourite Film/Inspired by a Movie/TV/Song ("It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas") 5E #3
Craft Mojo Christmas UE
Craftin' Desert Divas Christmas UE
Craftitude Anything Goes/Christmas Sparkles 3E #1
Crafts 4 Eternity Christmas Chaos 3E #1
Crafts and Me Anything Goes UE
Crafty Catz Anything Goes 1E
Crafty Girls Challenges Anything Goes 3E #2
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Whatever is Urgent to Make UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Anything Goes Christmas UE
Crafty Ribbons Anything Goes with Ribbon 5E #3
Creative Card Crew Holly or Poinsettia 3E #1
Creative Corner Challenges Colour It 3E #1
Creative Fingers Anything Goes (using sponsor's image) 3E #1
Creative Inspirations Paint Inspired by:  Anything Goes UE
Cute Card Thursday Christmas Catch-up UE
Cuttlebug Mania Anything Goes Christmas 3E #3
Deep Ocean Santa is Coming/Anything Christmas UE
Delicious Doodles Hairy Legs 1E
Delightful Challenges Colour Challenge:  Red and Green 1E
Digistamps 4 Joy Anything Goes 3E #2
Divas by Design Anything Goes 2E #2
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Christmas 3E #2
DL.ART December Linky Challenge UE
DRS Designs Anything Goes UE
Fairies Challenge Blog Christmas UE
Hanna and Friends Christmas UE
Happy Campers Christmas 3E #2
Hobby Cutz All Tied Up 3E #1
Just B Creative Crazy December Linky Party UE 1/day
Kreativeinkauf Anything Goes 1E
LEJ Designs Festive Fun 3E #3
Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday Linky 1E
Loves Rubberstamps Anything Goes Christmas UE
One Stitch at a Time Anything Goes (image available at Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet here) 3E #1
Paper Crafting Journey It's Christmas Time UE
Papertake Weekly Christmas Creatures 5E #4
{PIN}spirational Inspiration Photo (see below - I was inspired by the ribbon) 5E #5
Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Anything Goes UE
QKR Stampede 3 Favourite Embellishments (charm, gems, ribbon) 3E #1
Ribbon Carousel Anything Goes UE
Ruby's Rainbow It's Christmas UE
Scrapper's Delights Christmas Time 2E #2
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
Songbird Merry Christmas Everybody UE
Sparkle N Sprinkle Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flocking UE
Stampin' for the Weekend Use Some Red 1E
Stempelsonne Anything Goes 3E #1
Sweet Stampin' Last-Minute Christmas 2E #1
Totally Gorjuss Special Christmas UE
Tuesday Throwdown What Christmas Means to You (Christmas means spending time with my family and friends. This card is for a member of my family) 3E #3
Twisted Tuesday Cutting Corners - Theme:  Fussy Cutting / Twist:  Decorate Corners 3E #1
Victorine Stamps Red and Green with Embossing UE
Wags 'n Whiskers Christmas 2E #1
{PIN}spirational Challenges - Inspiration Photo  

Thank you for looking at my card - I enjoy reading your comments - wishing you a joyful day!

I have candy here.  


Gitte said...

Cute card.
Thanks for joining us at card and Scrap.

Kitt said...

Cool design Kitty, Love the details. Well Done. Thanks for sharing with us at {Pin}spirational Challenges. Good Luck.

Dreja said...

Toll gemacht. Danke daß du bei der SsC mitmachst.
LG Dreja

Donna Ellis said...

Cute little kitty! Love those colors, Kitty, and such a darling image, but it's what you DO with your kitty images that make them so special, KT. Thank you for alerting me to Suzy Bee's!

I love your sweet little charm. I always forget to use my charms! So cute! hugs, de

kReN said...

Hey, KT Fit Kitty! You must have the most amazing stash of wonderful kitty images! I always enjoy seeing what you have created.
Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenges.

kReN, TTdt

Unknown said...

This is so cute
Thanks for joining Digi Choosday at Polkadoodles
hugs Susan DT

Ingrid Mason said...

Oh Kitty, this adorable "Christmas Kitty" looks as though she is popping out of your card with Very special Christmas wishes .....she's stunning. Oh, I do love your lace and ribbon and your charm is just gorgeous. You do make such gorgeous cards Kitty but I do have to admit that I get very, very excited when I see a cat card. Good luck in our extended challenge. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

Jac’s Playground said...

Great card and love the embossing and decoupaged kitty, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Heidi said...

Your card is gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

marion said...

cute cute cute,love the kitty you used and the colours. Thank you so much for your sweet thoughts towards Droppie, will keep you posted. Love the natural medicins as well, but depending on their complaints I first try the vet, Moppie's complaints were too serious and could lead to serious problems if it is not solved soon, so I could only help her at first with meds alas. Hugs, Marion

Angie said...

Cute card & image! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs Weekly Challenge #83 - 'Festive Fun'.

That cat is adorably cute and coloured in perfectly. The different layers to the card with the different materials give it a real depth like its springing out of the card. Lovely colours. Really like this!

I hope you will return and join in more of our future Challenges. Keep an eye out for a few New Year changes over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog.

<3 & Hugs
Lisa xxxx DT Organiser

Sandy Palmer said...

What a sweet card! Love the holly in the corners! So pretty! Thanks for sharing it with us at Delightful Challenges, "Red and Green"! :)

Aunty Sue said...

lovely card and thanks for sharing with us at crafty sentiments

karalschuknecht said...

What a cute card, he kitten is adorable and the dimension is great. Thanks for joining us this week for "3 favorite embellishments."
Good Luck.

Karal QKR Stmpede
My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

crafty-stamper said...

love the decouped image it makes it really stand out and love the white embossing--thanks for joining us at Lej designs
Carol DT x

crafty-stamper said...

Hi just popping back to say -thanks for joining us at OSAAT
Carol DT x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card with the lovely trad colours...awesome colouring

Unknown said...

Great card! I love how you can pull off white on white with a splash of color. I am so afraid to try it! I made a card recently and added a charm with glue dots. Thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

what a cute card! I love your kitty! thanks for joining our color challenge at Creative Corner Challenges this week and hope to see you again.
Tammy DT

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab image and

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. I love the cute image. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers.

Kerry said...

Gorgeous card, love that kitty. Thank you for joining in with our Christmas challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

Debi said...

This is one of the cutest kitties I've seen. Love the bright colors against the mostly white card and the 3D effect. Great job.

Anne Temple said...

What a sweet card. Love all the dimension and the pops of red. So glad you joined us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

Kimbo said...

What a fun Christmas Kitty. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Majo said...

So cute, thanks for fuzzy cutting for us at Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Kitty.
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Shona Erlenborn said...

So much lovely sparkle and texture in this card. Thanks for joining the Creative Challenge over at Sparkle N Sprinkle.

Melissa said...

This is a cute card.
thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss

Mian said...

This is such a wonderful card and the kitten is adorable! Great design and fab details!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at QKR Stampede.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Hugs Mian
QKR Stampede Design Team Member
Mian's Crafty Corner

Unknown said...

What a cutie, lovely card. Thanks for playing with us at Hobbycutz this time x

Tracy said...

Such a cute card ! Thank you for joining us at Songbird Challenges x

Karen said...

Just wonderful!

Thank you so much for joining us at DD for our Hairy Legs challenge this week and good luck!


Anonymous said...

Eine großartige Karte hast Du da gewerkelt
Hab herzlichen Dank für Deine TN bei der SteSo
GLG Tamesis

Gerda said...

Thank you for linking up in the 2 Creative Chicks December Challenge.
GDT 2 at Creative Chicks

Lisa Winnard - TheCraftarageStudio said...

Cute image. Love the layers and the embossing background. Thanks for playing along this week @ OSAAT.

NanaConnie said...

This is incredible, Kitty! Love that Delicious Doodle image and the way you used it with all the white-on-white. Wonderful pops of red and green for Christmas. DT hats -- Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Throwdown and Delicious Doodles this week. :-D
NanaConnie DT

Desire Fourie said...

This is gorgeous with a wonderful design and colour combo. Thanks for sharing your talent with DS4J. Good luck. Hugs Desíre  {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}  {Doing Life - my personal blog}

CraftyGirl said...

Love it an the embossing with the lace. Very Pretty!!! Thank you for playing along this week at “Pike’s Playground”. I sure hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


Doodle Dragon Studio DT

CraftyGirl said...

Lovely use of lace and ribbon. Such a cute charm heart!! Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

Chana Malkah said...

Beautifully done! I love the 3D effect you achieved with your kitty! I also love the luxurious embossing! Outstanding project! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Sam K said...

Great traditional colours, really rich looking. The depth thought the card looks great x Thank you for joining us over at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge x


Little Pear Tree

cebelica said...

This is really pretty. I like the adorable kitty cat. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

Rachel said...

Very cute last minute Christmas card! Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Margaret said...

So adorable! Love the cute kitty image. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew this week. good luck. Maggie DT

Katelyn said...

Beautiful card! I love that cute kitty. Thanks for joining us at {Pin}spirational this week.

Deanne Saunders said...

Cute kitty card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Unknown said...

This is a gorgeous card! Very elegant looking. Always love looking at your cards. Thanks for joining us at Craftitude.

michele said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Pia Larsen said...

Thank you for playing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Pia xx

Hazel said...

Sweet card - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the image and the design, Thanks for joining in with us at Gem of a Challenge, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Peanut said...

Totally cute card, Kitty! Thanks for playing along and I wish you a very Merry Christmas.
Asha - Tuesday Throwdown DT
Sunny Summer Crafts

mixamatoasties said...

Super card.

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan x

paper fun said...

So cute!! Very beautiful.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew in our holly and poinsettia challenge.


Unknown said...

adorable!!! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

CDD DT Robin
Cut One Designs by Robin

Netti said...

It´s is very beautiful made - I just love it :)
Thank you for joining the challenge at
Card and Scrap :)

Tracie said...

I just love your kitti. Nice job on coloring. Thanks for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, great colors and design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Girls. Merry Christmas & Happy new year and thank you for all your support joining in our challenges xx

Unknown said...

What a cool kitty! Love the whiteness all around. I would like to thank you for entering my ‘C… is for challenge’ blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
Anna xxx

Majo said...

So cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

Kelly Lloyd said...

Great card thanks for sharing with us at a gem of a challenge
Hugs Kelly

Crafting Vicky said...

cute cute cute! Love the great embossing you have done!!! Awesome 3d effect on that image.

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Craftitude challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky

Nadelmarie said...

Eine tolle Karte Danke das du bei KE-C mitmachst Maria

Jennie Atkinson said...

Such a super cute Christmas card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Country View Crafts for this month's challenge.

Lynne said...

Such a cute image!! Gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!!

Min said...

How sweet - I love the bling & sparkle with the embossing!
Thanks for playing along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Favorite Christmas Song Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our newest Anything Goes Challenge that starts tomorrow! We hope you’ll play along!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
Kaymin Kreations

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

A perfect Kitty "Christmas Kitty" card, beautiful colouring on the image. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x

crafty-stamper said...

hi just popping back to say -thanks for joining us at Happy Campers
Carol DT x

Tracey said...

This is awesome! I love what you did with the image, making it 3D and coming out of the frame. That kitten is just precious. Thanks for playing along with us this week at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
Hugs, Tracey (DT)

Ingrid Mason said...


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