Thursday, September 25, 2014

2 Christmas Cards (Spyder's Corner and DS4J images)

Hello, everyone!  Today I am sharing two Christmas cards.  This year my goal has been to make two holiday cards a month and it's been working out well.  Now I don't foresee a big rush come December.  My first card features an image from Spyder's Corner and my second card, Digi Stamps 4 Joy.  Scroll down for Card #2.

Card #1
This adorable Smiley Snowman is this week's freebie from Spyder's Corner and I couldn't resist making a card.  Hop over and snag the freebie for yourself before he's gone, and make sure you leave some love for Spyder - she's very generous with her weekly freebies and they are always so cute!   Now back to my card... I coloured the snowman with my Prismacolor pencils and added white glitter along the snow.  The glitter doesn't show up very well in the photo, unfortunately.  The sentiment is a rubber stamp from Plaid. The snippets of DP are from Lawn Fawn, as are the sequins and twine.  The snowflake button is from my stash.

With Card #1, I would like to support the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create AG Optional Create Your Own Challenge (Col. 1: image, bling, patterned paper, Col. 2: sentiment, Col 3: solid colour paper/white, Col. 4: sequins, button, Col. 5: baker's twine) 2/3
ABC Christmas Challenges S for Something Festive (he looks pretty festive to me!) UE
Art Impressions Holiday Sparkle 1/2
As You Like It Favourite Digi Stamp and Why (I love snowmen!  This digi stamp is brand new, so adorable, and I couldn't wait to use it!  And best of all, he is a freebie, for a limited time only!) 1/3
Cards in Envy Twine 
Crafting by Designs September AG UE
Crafting by Designs Get Ready for Christmas 1/5
Crafting from the Heart AG 1/3
Crafty Boots AG UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas 20 Minutes or Less UE
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra AG UE
Crafty Sentiments Christmas in September 1/3
Creative Card Crew Twine 1/3
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 Days of Christmas Cards Link-up (both cards) UE
Digi Choosday Use Buttons 1/2
Divas by Design Pretty in Glitter (used Stampendous Crystal Snow glitter) 1/2
DL.ART September Linky UE 1/day
Dream It Up Christmas and the Holidays UE
Fab 'n' Funky Christmas UE
Inky Chicks AG UE
MFP Speedy TV 2014 Christmas Card Challenge UE
Not Just Cards AG UE
Papertake Weekly Oh How Cute 1/5
Pile it On Shiny (see glitter and sequins) UE
Pixie's Snippet Playground Use Snippets (snippets of dp) 2/3
Scrapbook Stamp Society AG + Option to use Buttons 2/3
Sparkle and Sprinkle AG with Embossing Powder, Flocking and Glitter (used Stampendous Crystal Snow glitter) UE
Sparkles Forum Christmas Snowman 1/3
Stamping for Pleasure Sarn's Rudolph Day (both cards) 1E
Sweet Stamps Blog Favourite Embellishment (snowflakes for winter cards) 1E
Treasured Times AG 3/3
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5

Card #2
My second card features this month's image for Digi Stamps 4 Joy's Monthly Christmas Challenge. It's called Two-wit Twoo, and I coloured it with my Prismacolor pencils, added Icycle Stickles to their caps, and sponged around the edges with distress ink (Tea Dye).  The sentiment is a rubber stamp from Plaid. The embossing folder is from Sizzix/Tim Holtz (Wood Grain); the burlap is from Micheals; and the snowflake button is from my stash.

With Card #2, I would like to support the following challenges:
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round Kraft and Cream UE
Digi Stamps 4 Joy's Monthly Christmas Challenge 1E
Scrapper's Delights AG or No Design Paper 1E
Sweet Stampin' Christmas Christmas Critters 1/2

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


Julies Crafty Creations said...

Two Fabulous cards!
Thanks for sharing them with us in our Buttons challenge at Digi Choosday and good luck
Julie x
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marion said...

Both cards are so lovely, please give cuddles and treats to my sweetties overseas Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, sending you lots of hugs, Marion

Sarn said...

Two very different festive makes here K.

Love the bark embossing behind the owls, and Spyders freebie is FAB.

Thanks for playing along in RUDOLPH DAY.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Andrea W said...

Super cute snowman card! You added just the right amount of sparkle and dp. The owl card is very sweet. I love all the texture on this one. Terrific Christmas cards!

Pat said...

Super cards, thanks for sharing at Sparkles Christmas.

Pat xx

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are so fabulous!! The snowman is adorable!! I love how he's decked out for Christmas!! And the owls are so sweet!! I love their santa hats and the burlap!! Awesome cards my friend!! Have a great day :)

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Bad Kitty said...

Both of your cards are very nice
I love winter and snow.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is such a beautiful christmas card Kitty, your owl card looks great too.

Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

Kaija said...

Super beautiful Christmas card!
Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
Gr.Kaija DT-member

Unknown said...

Fabulous snowman card, love the detailing at the top xx Thank you for joining us over at
Sandie (Divas by Design DT)

cotnob said...

Two gorgeous cards, I especially love your adorable snowman one, fabulous design.

Fabiola said...

très jolie carte Kitty, merci de jouer avec nous chez CSAYL, bbiz

LesleyG said...

super smiley snowman and cute owls, fab cards xxx

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

Two absolutely gorgeous card!!! Love the clean and simple designs on both!! Thank you for joining us at SweetStamps

Anne Temple said...

Both of these are just as cute as can be. Love the vibrant colors of the snowman (I can never achieve that with pencils) and the burlap on the second one is a perfect addition. So glad you shared your snowman with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

Spyder said...

Fabulous card! Thank you for making my snowman look so cool!! Don't forget to choose a freebie digi from the store as a thank you.. !((Lyn))

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your first card - hope to see you again soon. Thanks too for sharing your second card for CCAYR September and also Completely Christmas sketch challenge. They are both lovely cards x

Kathleen said...

Two brilliant cards, great freebie image, love snowmen and love the baking for the fabulous owl image.

Kath x

Isobel said...

Fabulous! Thanks for sharing at crafting from the heart good luck x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow these cards are just gorgeous. You have coloured the little owls wonderfully and I love the burlap in the background. 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 October.
{Digistamps4Joy Christmas Challenge Co-ordinator}
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Unknown said...

Gorgeous Design perfect for our challenge over at Completely Christmas thank you for sharing with us, hope to see you again soon...
Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas

Di said...

Tow fab cards! I do so love the snowman that Lyn designed. And the burlap with those sweet little owls is perfect!

Hugs, Di xx

Judy McKay said...

Sweet card. Cute design. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this week. Judy DT

Heather said...

Two very cute cards! Thanks for entering the first in CHNCC2. That snowman is so cute and I love your layout. The snowflake buttons are the perfect finishing touches on both cards. Thanks for entering the second with CSAYL. All the elements work together perfectly for the woodsy feel.

Donna said...

These are both adorable, joyous and bright! I like both saying too! You have been busy in your craft room lately and always with fabulous cards!

Heather said...

Both fabulous Christmas card and both lovely designs and elements............your colouring for the images is fantastic!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather xx

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Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
Also just to let you know we are also having a DT call
Zoe x
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KraftyKoolKat said...

What gorgeous creations sweetie. I adore them both. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
Cathy DT Member

Unknown said...

Fabulous card, that snowman is so cute and beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday Wendy (DT).xx

Roxie said...

The snowman is adorable and I like that card design too, thanks for playing the SweetStamps Favorite Embellishment challenge this week.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Two fab cards, I love the cute snowman and the lovely embellies. Thank you for joining in with all the fun at Crafty Boots Anniversary Challenge.


nnalorac said...

Love your snowman and even better for being a freebie. Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing on AYLI. Carol xx

Debi said...

Wonderful Christmas cards. Guess it's time to pull out my Christmas stuff, too.
Good luck with all your challenges. High 5 on our wins today.
Hugs, Debi

Twinks Stamping said...

Two fantastic cards. I especially love the second one with the owls. Gorgeous xx Jan xx

Zw@@n said...

Wow, I am totally in love with your first card! Great lay out, colours and image. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

Zw@@n said...

Still in love with this card :)
Thank you also for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

Aunty Sue said...

oh 2 fab Christmas card but I do love snowman Christmas cards and thanks for sharing with us at crafty sentiments

Helen said...

Your snowman card is great - beautifully coloured and a really sweet image.

Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky.

Helen x

Cindy said...

Cute cards :-) Thanks for joining us at SBC. Cindy-DT

Helen said...

Two fab cards. Thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow.
Hugs Helen P (DT)

Sandra H said...

Oh this is just the cutest card ever what a lovely image too and the layout is perfect for our challenge over at “ Sparkles Christmas Challenge Snowmen “ good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Anonymous said...

Great cards love them, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Rachel said...

A lovely pair of cards! I love the earthy feel of your Christmas critters card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month, Wedgie xxx

Unknown said...

These are very pretty!
Thank you for playing with us over at Crafting by Designs & good luck! :)
Sanja, DT

GrandmaCarol46580 said...

Love your cards. Thank you for playing in the challenge at Scrapbook Blessings Club.


Unknown said...

Both cards are just wonderful! Love the adorable images and different looks! Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew!

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Love both of your cards. Thank you for joining us here at SBC and best of luck with your entry.

wendipooh13 said...

wonderful christmas card!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy.

Sandy Trefger said...

Cute Christmas cards! Love the way you tied the twine on the first one for our challenge! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!