Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lala's Merry Christmas (The East Wind image)

Hi, everyone!  Before I share my card, I would like to extend a warm welcome to my newest follower - Antonella - so happy you are here!

I'm back again tonight and, boy, oh boy, I am cutting it close for this challenge!  I think it closes in about an hour!  I just had to play along with this newsletter freebie from The East Wind called Lala's Merry Christmas - such a cute image - and you know how I love kitties!  I coloured the little ornament with my Prismacolor pencils, added white Flower Soft to Lala's hat, fussy-cut, and popped up with foam tape.

I die cut a pine branch (Impression Obsession) and inked it with Pine Needles Distress Ink.  I added some silver twine to the ornament and wrapped it around the pine branch.  The patterned paper is a left-over snippet from another project, and I think the glittery dots work well with the ornament. I added a die-cut banner and star (Lala Land Stitched Elements) and stamped the banner with a cute sentiment from Newton's Nook - Newton's Holiday Mischief set.  

Also linking up to Colette's Cosmic Colours Challenge #8 (see colours below) - I think I've got almost all of the colours this time!

Cosmic Colours Challenge #8

Elfis, my little Elf, loves to get into the photos!  He sneaks in there when I'm not looking, and he looks so cute that I must take the picture!  He thinks kitty's hat looks just like his!  Why don't you join in the fun over at DL.ART's Second Annual Elf Antics Linky Party with your 3-D elf!

I would like to support these fun challenges as well:
A Gem of a Challenge AG Christmas UE
Cards in Envy Santa is Coming to Town (Santa's hat) 2/3
Come and Get It Merry Christmas 2 tags/3 and 2 cards/3 (6 total)
Completely Christmas AG Add Some Holly (see image) UE
Craftin Desert Diva's Christmas UE
Crafting by Designs AG for Christmas UE
Crafty Boots Christmas UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Bright Colours UE
Crafty Little Fairies Holly and/or Ivy (see ivy in image) 3/3
Crafty Sentiments Christmas 3/3
Cuttlebug Mania Anything Christmas 3/3 (the only cutter/embosser I have is a Cuttlebug)
Cuttin and Stampin Christmas 3/3
Digi Sketch Challenge Waiting for Christmas 4/4 (T for Theme)
Fitztown Christmas using Digital Elements UE
Fussy and Fancy Happy Holidays UE
Holly Jolly Christmas AG 2/3 cards and 1/3 non-cards (6 total)
Let's Craft and Create Christmas UE
Loves Rubberstamps Winter or Christmas UE
Natalie and Amy's Cute and Cuddly Christmas 2/3
Ooh La La Creations Christmas UE
Paper Creator's Crafts All About Christmas UE
Pile it On AG Christmas/Holidays UE
{PIN}spirational Inspirational Photo (I was inspired by Christmas theme and the tree) 3/5
Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets were patterned paper and all die-cuts 3/3
Red Carpet Studio Elf (Project inspired by the holiday season) 4/5
Scrapbook Blessings Club AG Happy Holidays UE
Send a Smile 4 Kids Winter Fun 4 Kids 1/3
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Bling It On (lots of sparkle here) 2/5
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Spots and Dots UE
The Crazy Challenge Christmas 4/4
The Craft Garden Christmas UE
RANDOM WINNER and DESIGNER'S PICK The East Wind Lala's Merry Christmas 3/3
Tuesday Throwdown Family Christmas 3/3
Uniko Studio AG or AG with Sketch UE
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5

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


  1. Such a cute image with wonderful coloring and the glittered polka dot PP is perfect for this ornament, Gorgeous creation!

  2. That little kitty makes a cute ornament for a card. Love the pine branch and the cute sentiment.

  3. Love your attentions to details! The snowflake, the glitter, the coloring...AWESOME! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Bling It On” Challenge!

  4. so darling and I love your little elf popping

  5. So cute hun xx love the layout and the touch of sparkle, perfect x
    Sandie x

  6. Elli makes me smile, love your card and agree with the elf, the hat looks like his heheehe, lovely card again, lots of hugs to you and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, Marion

  7. As soon as I saw this freebie image from TEW a few days ago, I instantly thought of you and knew to expect a gorgeous card hehe, you didn't disappoint Kitty!! XOX Lucy

  8. That kitty looks so surprised to be trapped in a Christmas bulb. hehe. I like how you've carried the round design of your ornament into the polka dotted background. Nice touch!

  9. Such gorgeous layout and detail Kitty.

  10. Great card and nice colors. Love those big cat eyes. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  11. This is an adorable card, such a cute image and pretty papers.

  12. Love that embossed background. Another stinner of a card. Thanks for joining us at Uniko x

  13. Darling! Love all the circles and glitter, KT! xo

  14. gorgeous card
    I like this image
    very cute

  15. really gorgeous
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  16. This is so absolutely adorable, Kitty!! I love the fun image!! The flower soft you added to the hat is a fabulous touch!! And what an awesome sentiment!! This is so fun and fabulous my friend!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  17. Lovely thank you for joining us at Ooh la la Creations Sue DT xx

  18. Oh how sweet!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  19. Lovely Christmas card. I love how you have hung the bauble from the Christmas tree branch, nice job. Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Boots Christmas Challenge.


  20. Oh my! there is a darling little kitty!! : ) Sweet card friend.


  21. Cute Card. Thanks for sharing at RCS.

  22. Wonderful that you have shared your great artwork with us here at THE EAST WIND. Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie dt @ THE EAST WIND

  23. I did not see this post at the right time
    that big dots on your paper is so lovely
    and the hat of the cat is so cuutee
    love your ornament Kitty...
    lovely made are you are always so busy made lovely cards
    Big hugs, Monika

  24. This is just adorable, Kitty! Love the sparkle and how you have the ornament hanging from the tree. Thanks so much for joining our "Meowy Christmas" Challenge at The East Wind. xxD

  25. Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 58 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for all of my Craftyhazelnut challenges. x

  26. Such a cute card, thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

  27. A lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

  28. This is so super cute! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  29. This is soooo cute!!! Love the scene you have created with this image. Great die cut!

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

  30. Welcome back, Kitty! I love this darling kitten and your coloring is great. Thanks for entering it at Tuesday Throwdown again. :-D

  31. Love it!! Thank you again for sharing it with us at Red Carpet Studio!

  32. Thanks for sharing and joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB CT Coordinator

  33. Very cute. Nice project. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  34. Love this card Kitty. Super embossing and a fun image
    Thanks for entering the Christmas challenge at Let’s Craft and Create.
    Ursula DT

  35. Aw, this is so sweet! I can see why a cat lover would love this one! Thank you so much for joining our Anything Goes challenge this week at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. I hope you link up again next week! Julie, DT member AND thanks for joining us this week at Fitztown challenge Blog

  36. Fabulous Design! So glad you joined the Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge! Be sure to join us this coming week for our Holiday Blitz Challenge!
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  37. What a super adorable card! I love your kitty projects they always bring a smile to my face. :D Thank you.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments challenge "Christmas Challenge".
    Deborah GDT

  38. Great card - your Kitty is so sweet with these big green eyes. Thank you for joining our challenge at Not Just Cards Challenge Blog.
    Hugs, Kat DT

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  39. It is a fish, what a lucky kitty. Another cute card for us at CHNC Extra, thank you.

  40. Great card. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Loves Rubberstamps

  41. Cute thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Sue DT xx

  42. Very cute card. Great details and texture. Thanks for joining us at SBC this month. Merry Christmas. Cindy-DT

  43. Kitty, this is just too cute. I love it's big adorable eyes. Beautifully coloured in too. Thank you for playing along with Cosmic Colours this month. Colette xx

  44. oh how cute - I just love his eyes!! - I also notices Snowie in your sidebar is he a British shorthair tipped (a bit difficult to tell in your photo - but i used to breed them )- what a gorgeous cat. Thank you so much for playing along at Crafty little fairis this last time hugs Judith x

  45. Beautiful project!

    Thanks for joining us at the Digi Sketch Challenge and I hope you'll join us again soon!



  46. I love all the colors & textures you used in creating this card; it is stunning! Thanks for playing along with us during the Elf challenge at RCS!

  47. Oh I love your kitty image! The sparkly background is fabulous! So glad you joined our Christmas challenge at Cuttin' and Stampin!
    Happy New Year!, Debbie, DT

  48. Lovew your Kitty card, thanks for sharin in the Cuttin' & Stampin' challenge

  49. Lovely cute card thank you for joining at Ooh La La Creations Christmas Challenge
    Alli x