Tuesday, March 25, 2014

2 Christmas Cards

Hi, everyone.  I hope you are having a great day!  I made a couple Christmas cards so I could play along in a few challenges. I am sharing both cards in one blog post because Sarn has requested this for her Rudolph Day challenge over at Stamping for Pleasure.  *** Scroll down to see Card #2 ***

Card #1
For my first card, I've used this lovely Christmas Paper from Digi Stamps 4 Joy - they are having a monthly progressive challenge over there for Christmas cards, and this paper is the March image.  I printed it on some freebie digital paper from Papercraft Inspirations and doodled stitching around the edge.  The Christmas Paper was a little plain on its own so I added the cute snowman image from Fresh Brewed Designs called Snow in Love.  

Fresh Brewed Challenges is having a Monthly Blog Candy Link-up Challenge (see prize below), and I wanted to play along there too.  I coloured the little snowman with my Prismacolor pencils and added Stickles along the snow.  I used a number of layers for this card, embossed one of the panels with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, and added Liquid Pearls on three of the corners.

I would like to enter Card #1 in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes 3E #3
Artistic Inspirations Anything Goes 3E #2
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Brr...it's Cold Outside 2E #1
Completely Christmas Anything Goes UE
C.R.A.F.T. Inspiration Picture (I was inspired by the blue) 5E #2
Crafting from the Heart Anything Goes/Spots or Stripes (I used spots) 3E #2
Craftitude Anything Goes 3E #3
Crafts 4 Eternity Anything Goes 3E #3
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge All Wrapped Up UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Anything Goes Christmas UE
Creative Fingers Anything Goes 3E #3
Cuttlebug Mania Dottie 3E #1
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 Months of Christmas Cards Link-up (both cards) UE
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Monthly Christmas Challenge 1E
DL.ART March Linky UE 1/day
Fresh Brewed Designs Monthly Blog Candy Link-up Challenge 3E #1 
Hiding in my Craftroom Let's Get Digital 3E #3
Just B Creative Crazy March Anything Goes Linky Party UE 1/day
Just Keep on Creating Anything Goes UE
My Craft Creations Anything Goes UE
Rudolph Day 2 Christmas Cards 1E
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Glitter It (used Stickles on snowman) 5E #2
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes 2E #1
Treasured Times Anything Goes with Layering
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment 5E #3

Card #2
For my second card, I wanted something fairly quick.  My time is pretty limited these days with my upcoming move, so I recycled a kitty image from an old Christmas card, added gold-embossed velvet snowflake ribbon and some gems, and voila.

Thank you for looking at my cards - I look forward to reading your comments. Wishing you a joyful day!


jimlynn said...

Two great cards! I like the addition of the snowman on the first card and that pretty paper. The second one.....ahhhhh...so sweet and great way to recycle!

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart and good luck x

Sarn said...

Well done for doing a spot of recycling and making a cute card. Love the digi one too.

Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day again.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Darling wintry stamp, KT! It must still be terribly cold where you are. We were supposed to have frost last night, but thank goodness it did not get that cold. Everything is in full bloom here! Love how the layers on your card produce that "feel" for Christmas, with the sentiments placed behind the snowman. Wonderful card, Miss Kitty! xo

Barbara Godden said...

Super cute cards, great recycling job. I think you are having a storm today by the looks of the news so stay warm and if you have to go out, drive safe.

marion said...

owwww both cards are so pretty, love them both, lots of hugs to you and cuddles to Kiwi and Honeydew PS will write you a mail soon, thanks for you patience

Twinks Stamping said...

Lovely cards, especially your recycled kitty one xx Jan

Unknown said...

What a great design, love the image, thank you for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas, we would love to see you back again next week for another fun challenge......Good Luck
Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas

Beth Brovold said...

What a wonderful Christmas card!!! Your Fresh Brewed Snowman is the PERFECT finishing touch!! Thanks for sharing with us at the Fresh Brewed Blog Candy giveaway...good luck!!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning. So love the pink and blue and how you printed the image on design paper. Thank you for taking the time to use this month’s free Christmas image. You have automatically qualified to receive next month’s Christmas image for free, which will be emailed to you at the beginning of April.
{Digistamps4Joy Christmas Challenge Co-ordinator}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Jackie C said...

Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
Hugs, Jackie

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cards, your snowman is adorable! Carri~Abusybee

Sandra said...

I like both cards ! Love the backgound on the first one, the second one is so creative, to recycle an image!
thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges this week.

Mollie said...

Super cute Christmas cards! So festive and fun! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at HIMCR!

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 4 with your lovely card, Hazel, DT - thanks also for entering my CHNC challenges- we hope we'll see you again soon x

Kathleen said...

Two gorgeous cards, love all the sentiments on the first card and the gorgeous reds on the second card.

Kath x

Unknown said...

Two lovely cards here Kitty, and you used our DS4J freebie so nicely.xx

Unknown said...

Both adorable cards. I love how you recycled the kitty image. The stickles on the snowman looks perfect!

michele said...

Lovely cards! thanks for joining us at crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

Liz McGuire, said...

Brilliant cards - you are going to be sooo organised when Christmas comes (and I will be jealous).

Liz x

suzARTe said...

Such lovely Christmas cards, I love the different fonts in the first card and the gold is really striking in the second card.Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. Hope you will join the link up starting on 01.04.2014 :)

Kimbo said...

Great Christmas cards

Thanks for playing along with our Dotty challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x.

Anne said...

Thank you for playing along with us at Christmas Cards and sharing these gorgeous designs. Hugs x

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise x

Unknown said...

waht a Lovely card, xmas will soon be here lol, Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspiration & Good Luck Pam DT x

Bonnie Irvine said...

Both cards are so cute. I like the colours and the sweet snowman on the first card. The embossed background looks wonderful. The second card has that adorable image ,,,fabulous recycling. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes/Add a brad or eyelet challenge at Craftitude this fortnight. I hope we see you again soon.

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

This is SO SWEET! I love the background paper!
Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges Blog Candy Challenge!

Heather D.

Kerry said...

Lovely cards. Thank you for joining in with our Dotty challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

Suze said...

Love how you printed the word art onto a patterned paper - very effective. And of course, your other card just had to be a cute kitty!!! Love them both KT. Thanks for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for March.

Marilyn said...

Fabulous snowman card and great way to recycle!
Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and I hope to see you back again.