Sunday, December 21, 2014

Quick is good

Hello, everyone!  I give out a lot of cards, and sometimes there are people on my list who don't appreciate a handmade card. Do you know anyone like that? For those people, I make a quick and simple card because I know they will throw it away after Christmas.  What do you do?

Here's what I do. It's still hand-made, but I didn't invest a lot of time.  If this card looks familiar, it's because I CASE'd my card from last week using an image from a recycled card from last year.  I added some sparkly silver ribbon tied in a triple-looped bow and a sparkly snowflake with red gem. The sentiment is an old wood-mounted stamp from Plaid/All Night Media, stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.

I would like to support these fun challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge AG Christmas UE
Artistic Inspirations AG Merry Christmas UE
Completely Christmas AG Add Your Own Twist and Tell Us (my twist is include an animal/penguin) UE
Crafting by Designs AG for Christmas UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Urgently Needed UE
Crafty Ribbons Penguin Pals UE
Cute Card Thursday Sparkles UE
Deep Ocean Christmas is All Around UE
Eureka Stamps Birds 3/3
Hiding in My Craftroom Freestyle 2/3
Inky Impressions Winter Wonderland UE
Loves Rubberstamps Holiday Blitz AG UE
Ooh La La Creations Christmas UE
Papertake Weekly Last Christmas Card of the Year 2/5
Pile it On AG Christmas/Holidays UE
QKR Stampede Lots of Layers 3/3
RANDOM WINNER Scrapbook Blessings Club AG Happy Holidays UE
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Winter Inspiration 3/5
The Craft Garden Christmas UE
RANDOM WINNER Tuesday Throwdown Christmas 3/3
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5

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


Lisa said...

Wow, I can't keep up with you!! I don't know how you manage to make so many amazing cards in such a short period of time!! This is awesome!! That penguin is so sweet!! I love the texture and the pretty snowflake!! Awesome my friend :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Cazzy said...

Yep, my parents don't keep cards. My MIL keeps all the cards I make her! Great idea to recycle, it looks good.

karalschuknecht said...

This is so cute and I love the sparkle and great job recycling. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps For The Birds Challenge.
Karal DT

MaryH said...

It's adorable and doesn't look 'quick & easy' either. Yes, I have some family members (who do no crafts) and refer to the cards as 'homemade'. You get the feeling they think I was too cheap to go buy a card. And I could buy one at Hallmark that would be less costly than a handmade one! (as I'm sure you know). For one of these folks, I gave a Hallmark card & then to another family member, a handmade card. I heard "What happened to MY handmade card from you?". I don't expect anybody to regard things I made as heirlooms, but it's nice if they appreciate that I spent time making a card just for them. My time is valuable, even if my skills are not! And your card today is a treasure. Bright & Merry and made especially by you! TFS - Merry Christmas. Hugs

Bad Kitty said...

card is so cute.
I don't make for people cards who will throw them.
they didn't deserve it.
if they will throw my card i don't wanna make them.

New Creations said...

Awesome ! Love the idea of recycling, the sparkly ribbon with tripple bow is gorgeous and the shining snowflake is beautiful. Love all the texture and lovely image!

Lena said...

Very cute and festive and a great idea to recycle cards for people that don't appreciate the work and effort that goes into putting a beautiful card together. My family and most of my friends do keep my cards, but those that I know don't, I too send them the ones that took the least amount of time and the least amount of supplies :-)
Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
Wishing you and yours and very Blessed Christmas 
Lena – DT
Lena’s Creations

ike said...

How wonderful - I love the little penguin. This card certainly doesn't look quick either. It's fabulous. I feel sometimes the same way about my cards to people but it makes a huge difference when I also have other friends who say that my cards are framed up and on their walls :-D
I just don't get to think about the 'thrown away' ones so not to bother myself :-)
Hugz and merry festive wishes little Kitty :-D

IKE xx

marion said...

cute card, less is sometimes more :), lots of hugs and love,xoxo, cuddles to your three furbabys, Marion

Laura said...

Thanks for linking your penguin up at Crafty Ribbons!
I love the addition of the sparkly snowflake :)

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Hi Kitty, your card don't seems made quick, it's a fabulous work as always! Love the penguin and you have made well to recycle, it's so lovely!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so cute Kitty. Yes I know lots of people that just through the cards away and some have been very expensive to make. They don't even think to save bits off of it to give me back to make something else.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Sorry it should have said throw. Lol!!

Jacee said...

Great design, love your penguin!
Have a great Xmas
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous quick make Kitty, I love the bright colours.

Unknown said...

Beautiful colors and layout. We really appreciate that you are posting art with us in this two week challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Advent and Christmas Blessings to you and yours, Carole

Becca Cruger said...

Hehe. It is so hard to send my little merries off into the world knowing they might end up in somebodies trash can the next week. This is such a good solution to that problem and such a great way to recycle, too!

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

Adorable card, sweet image, great colors and love the texture. People who don't appreciate homemade cards...don't get me started. :):) Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.


maureenjscott said...

Fabulous quick card! I hate to think that all our hard work and effort goes in the bin after the celebrations are over :( Thanks for sharing at Anything Goes for Christmas at Crafting By Designs. Mo xxx

StampNScrapJunkie said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
IDCB Owner

Melissa Bove said...

Adorable card! That penguin is just too cute!

Happy Holidays!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Sherri said...

For quick & simple, this is just adorable! I'm so glad you decided to join our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede.

Crafting Suzie's Creations said...

cute card thank you for joining us at Ooh la la Creations Sue DT xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

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

Monika Reeck said...

Cute CARD Kitty..I love that ribbon bow too Kitty...awesome made...
Lovely Image and lovely color combo too fit for the christmas and nice add of that snowflakes...
I am so behind at comment hope you forgive me dear...
big hugs and hope you have nice present fro BF :)

julie1 said...

beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck xx

Marcy said...

Super adorable! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

Hazel said...

Thank you for entering my CHNC challenge extra for December with your lovely crafting – hope to see you again soon. x

Helen said...

Fabulous Christmas card!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Happy New Year!
Helen x

Sandy Hentzel said...

Congrats, you won a prize at SBC, please hop over there. Thanks

Alli Devine said...

Lovely vibrant card thank you for joining at Ooh La La Creations Christmas Challenge
Alli x