Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Two Christmas Cards

Hello, everyone.  Welcome to my newest follower, Karen Hasheck - lovely to have you here!  Today I am sharing two Christmas cards that I just made. It has been my goal this year to make at least two Christmas cards a month, and so far, so good!  Great inspiration comes from Sarn, who has asked us to post both cards in one post for her Rudolph Day so that is what I've done! Scroll down for Card #2 using Digi Stamps 4 Joy image.

Card #1
My first card features an adorable Adam Pescott stamp that I received from a very kind and generous bloggy friend who prefers to remain anonymous.  If you are reading this, I want you to know how much I appreciate your random act of kindness (RAK) - your generosity warmed my heart and brought me much joy - thank you!

This stamp is so cute - it was a purr-fect gift for me and I couldn't wait to ink it up! I coloured it with my Prismacolor pencils, added Stickles to the snow, and stamped a sentiment from Plaid. The white panel is embossed with Cuttlebug Snowflakes and I added three strips of Christmas-themed washi tape, a glittery gift sticker, and 3 gems.  

I would like to enter Card #1 in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes 3E #2
A Gem of a Challenge Card for a Child UE
A Girl Who Crafts Anything Goes 5E #2
Aud Sentiments Two-Word Sentiment 5E #1
TOP 3 Blessings Ink Amusing Challenge Texture 2E #1
Completely Christmas Anything Goes UE
Craft Your Passion Bold and Beautiful (bright colours) 3E #1
Crafting by Designs Anything Goes UE
Crafting from the Heart Anything Goes 3E #1
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra June Anything Goes Christmas UE
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 Days of Christmas Cards Link-up UE
Divas by Design Favourite Stamp (this stamp instantly became my favourite!) 2E #1
DL.ART June Linky Anything Goes UE 1E/day
Fab 'n' Funky Christmas 1E
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Anything Goes 4E #2
Just Inspirational Challenges Anything Goes 3E #2
Little Red Wagon Animal Antics UE
Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E
MFP Speedy TV 2014 Christmas Card Challenge UE
My Craft Creations Anything Goes UE
Pile it On Cute UE
Scrapbook Blessings Club Anything Goes 3E #2
Send a Smile 4 Kids Animals 4 Kids 3E #3
Simon Says Stamp Monday I ought to use that more (Stickles - I have so many colours of Stickles but I rarely use it - glad I remembered here!) 5E #2
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes 5E #1
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
Sparkles Christmas Favourite Colour Combo (red and green for Christmas cards) 3E #1
Stamping for Pleasure Sarn's Rudolph Day - 2 Christmas cards 1E
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Anything Goes UE
The Corrosive Color Me Happy 3E #1
The Stamping Boutique Card for a Child 1E
Weekly Christmas Card Challenges Inspiration Photo or Any Christmas Card UE
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes w Uplifting Sentiment 5E #1

Card #2
Here is my second card, using Digi Stamps 4 Joy image Santa's Letter, which is the June stamp for their Monthly Christmas Challenge.

I coloured the image with my Prismacolor pencils and layered it onto a glittery foam panel.  The sentiment is from Fresh Brewed Designs, but I couldn't find it in their store so it must be unavailable.  The white panel is embossed with Cuttlebug Snowflakes.  

I would like to enter Card #2 in the following challenges:
Bizzy Bec's June Anything Goes UE C5
Charisma Cardz Sparkle and Shine (Glitter) 3E #1 C10
Creative Knockouts Embossing 2E #1 C8
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Monthly Christmas Challenge - June 1E
Stampin with the Dragon Clean and Simple 1E

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


brenda said...

Hi Kitty, popping round whilst Blogger is behaving and showing posts, sweet Christmas cards today.

B x

sally said...

Love that first card you've made, recognise the stamp too :-) amazing list of links you are joining....I shall have to check some of them out :-D


Diane said...

Gorgeous designs and colors.

Hugs Diane

marion said...

Both cards are cute as always, sending you lots of hugs and love, cuddles to Kiwi and Honeydew, Marion

Sarn said...

Hi ya! I adore BOTH the cards you've made and entered into RUDOLPH DAY. Love all the embossing and glitz. Both images are cute. Thanks for playing along.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Unknown said...

FAbloulous thnkyou for entering agirlwhocrafts

Lin said...

You are such a smart cookie, spreading your Christmas card making out over the year, Kitty! Love the embossing on both of them and your washi tapes on the first one! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Andrea W said...

So very cute! The washi tape on your first card looks terrific and I love the image. On the second card I love the embossing folder with the snow globe digi and the casual design. Fantastic cards!

Bad Kitty said...

cute cards

jimlynn said...

Both are great! Love the embossing on both of them - right along with the images. The washi tape on that first card is so cute!! Wonderful cards!

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous!! I love the embossing!! The image on the first one is so sweet!! And the snow globe is awesome!! You did such a fabulous job on both!! Love them my friend!! Have a great day :)

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Carol Ric said...

Both cards are so adorable. Love the embossing on the cards and I love the first image. Love all the sparkle on the snow globe. Lovely cards. TFS!

Liz McGuire, said...

Hiya, oh my Christmas! You are putting us all to shame! Two gorgeous cards, Liz x

Carol L said...

What a lovely pair of Christmas cuties! I just love the borders on the 1st, and all the sparkle on the 2nd!

Beccy said...

Two gorgeous cards - thanks for sharing with Fab n Funky
Beccy x

mixamatoasties said...

Great card.

Thanks for sharing at Charisma this week.


Donna B. said...

Pretty cards! Thanks for linking up at Christmas Card Challenges.

Donna Ellis said...

oooooo Kitty! These are oh-so pretty! The first card I have pinned so that I can case it later on LOL and the second card is gorgeous! Such pretty designs. Do you sell your cards? Or save them all for Christmas time? xo

Ina G said...

I have the first stamp and wow you have done a fabulous job of colouring it. Both cards are gorgeous and such lovely layouts.

Patti said...

Both cards are stunning Kitty!! I just love that first image. You are so sweet! I am not surprised someone RAKed you with it!! ; ) you sure did a nice job coloring it!


aussie aNNie said...

Two lovely cards using a gorgeous images....beautiful designed as well...brrr cold one here today in Australia....♥aNNie x
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Marianne's Craftroom said...

Two great cards, the first one is so cute. With my DT hat on thanks for playing at AGOAC

Crafty Judith said...

Hi Kitty 2 fabulous Christmas Cards hun great layouts and loving the embossing folders. The first one is super cute and the 2nd one super cool - have a great day hugs Judith x

Crafty Judith said...

and with my DT hat on thank you so much for sharing with us at Completely Christmas very good luck and hope to see u again real soon hugs Judith DT x

Wendy L said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the names of your cats too, xxx

Today's Beautiful Moments - Tracey Fehr said...

Both cards are simply stunning! Thanks for sharing them with us at Pile it On!
Tracey, DT

MaryH said...

Such pretty cards! Love the images on each, but especially loved the way you added the bright stripes of borders on #1, and the glistening sparkle of the prezzie in the corner. TFS & Hugs.

JanR said...

Great card! I love all the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Donna said...

These are both beautiful, I like bears almost as much as you like kittens so I esp. like the bear card!

LesleyG said...

Cute cards.....especially like the kitty! xxx

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards, love the red and greens and image on the first card and the stunning more wow of the second card.

Kath x

Heather said...

These are both so sweet. The image on the first is super cute! And how great to have a friend that would give it to you! That snowflake embossing folder is one of my favorites. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

Michelle said...

Great cards! love the embossing folder you used. It's one of my personal favorites. Thank you for sharing your work with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

Sandy said...

Two fabulous Christmas cards, love the cute image and the use of washi tape on the first, and that snow globe looks great.
Thanks for sharing with us at Completely Christmas Challenge.

Pat said...

Lovely card with a super image, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky.

Pat xx

Sandra H said...

Simply gorgeous thank you for joining our challenge at "Sparkles Christmas Buddies Favourite Colour Combo Good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H x

ShersL84bed said...

Thanks for joining us at SBC. Be sure to stop in to our facebook group and share your cards with us there too.

Smiles Sher

Helen said...

Two beautiful cards.

Helen x
GDT member Crafting from the Heart

Meggi Bischoff said...

this is a beautiful shaped card.

thanks for joining with the stamping boutque and good luck!


Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful Christmas designs and I love the embossing on the second. 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 July.
{Digistamps4Joy Christmas Challenge Co-ordinator}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Chris said...

LOVE, Love, love these! Thanks for playing along with my Amusing Challenge this week!

sian said...

2 lovely cards :) makes me think shall i start my xmas cards lol. Thank you for entering with us over at JIC this week, I hope you will join us again next week (Tue new challenges start) and also for our monthly challenge which also starts on Tuesday. Sian (JIC Co-Owner)

Helen said...

Back again to say thank for you joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge too.

Helen N x

Katelyn said...

Stunning and very cheerful cards ! I love the embossing and all the glitter. Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational this week.

Billie A said...

Darling card really cute image and sweet work. Thanks for joining us at Aud sentiments for our two word sentiment.

Andie's Space said...

These both look lovely. Love the cute image in your first card. No wonder it's a fave! Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
Andie xx

Julie said...

What a fun Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our 2 word Sentiment challenge.
Julie T

Tina said...

Your cards are both gorgeous. sooo lovely. Thank you for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon. Hugs Tina xx

Deanne Saunders said...

Precious cards!!! Thanks so much for participating in our STAMPING BOUTIQUE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper