Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Die-cut Christmas Kitty

Hello, everyone! Before I share my card, I would like to welcome two new followers - Ryoma Sakamoto, JAPAN and Sierra Winters - thank you for joining me! Today I'm sharing a Christmas card I made for a friend using Frantic Stamper Cat Card Maker. I had fun die-cutting all the pieces and making the kitty look like my friend's kitty!

For the little white tuft at the bib, I used a die from Marianne Designs Cat Collectables Set.  The patterned paper is from MAMBI.  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps, which I die-cut into a stitched tag (La -La-Land Crafts) and tied with baker's twine.  Lastly I added some holly leaves and red sequins for a little sparkle.

My elf Eli is so excited! Just one more sleep until his favourite night of the year - Christmas Eve! Here's the calendar Eli has been using to count the days! He can't wait to see Santa again!  Eli and I are linking up over at DL.ART's Third Annual Elf Antics Linky! You can check out the antics of Eli and his elf friends over at the linky!

I would also like the join the following challenges:  Beccy's Place AG UE; Crafty Creations AG 1/2; Crafty Gals Corner AG 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Christmas UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra December UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper December UE; Deep Ocean AG UE; DL.ART December Linky UE 1/day; Dragonfly Dreams It's Christmas UE; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Just Keep on Creating December AG UE; Left of Center AG UE; Not Just Cards AG UE; Papertake Weekly Favourite Challenge - Nov.10 - Christmas Critters 2/5; Pile It On Christmas/Winter UE; Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets used for all of the die-cuts 1/3; Scrapbook Blessings Club 3rd Annual Christmas Party UE; Show Us Your Pussies Cats Only Challenge Krimbo Kitties UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Make it Sparkle (see sequins and shiny holly heaves) 1/5; Sweet Stamps Blog AG UE; The Paper Girls Celebrate (Christmas) 1/3; Wednesday's Creative Inspirations AG Option Sketch UE

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


Suze said...

Lovely cat card. I'm not surprised that the calendar that Eli found to use has cats all over it! I hope Eli likes cats too (even if they don't seem to like him!).

Mrs A. said...

Such a cute and novel cat card. I love it. Eli looks very excited.
I expect he is looking forward to the Elf's ball when he gets back to the North Pole. Elf Boss has been vey busy in the garage. lots of banging and hammering. I don't know what he is up to. Hope you have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year to you. Hugs Mrs A.

Lisa said...

Absolutely adorable!! The cat is so sweet!! Love it!! Thanks for linking up at DL.ART!! I hope you and your family have a safe and happy holiday season!! Merry Christmas!! Big hugs :)

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Karenladd said...

I always love seeing a cat card, and this one has so much personality! I can't believe I don't have one single cat die yet, so maybe that should have been on my Christmas wish list. All the elves are in a tizzy over Christmas being so close and Eli's vintage calendar is the perfect way to keep count

MaryH said...

Aw, this black cat is just too cute for words. Love all the little extra special touches you've added to make this one just perfect for your friend & her kitty kat! Good job with all the sweet embellies. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, TFS & Hugs too!

Barbara Godden said...

Adorable die cut kitty, great paper and a fun card,yes Eli is counting down on a super cute kitty calendar.

New Creations said...

How cute! Wonderful die cut Kitty, totally different creation, love it with beautiful backing papers! Enjoy to see your Elf!
Wishing you a Joyful Christmas and A Happy New Year!

Hetty said...

Great Christmas cat on your card,Kitty!
Hope little Eli can sleep tonight before Christmas!

Di said...

Aw, what a cute cat card - I love that the kitty has holly adorning one ear. Too cute :)

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas!


Di xx

Fikreta said...

Love this!
so cute!
and love your calendar!
I wish you very Merry Christmas!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Barb said...

That black kitty is so cute. You friend will love her special card. I bet Eli's been finding it hard to sleep as the big night gets near. Barbxx

Sarn said...

Now that is a cute kitty card!

Lots of good wishes going your way for a happy holiday. Thanks for dropping by my festive post!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute and clever Kitty.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year.

Pia S said...

How cute this big fat black cat is! Super design for a cat lover indeed!
Soon off to my sister's where the kids are waiting in anticipation for Santa to arrive. But first we will go to church, then enjoy Christmas dinner.

Michelle said...

I love this die-cut cat Kitty - great work. Merry Christmas to you and a happy new year too! Michelle x

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful Car card, calendar & perfect for Eli to use a calendar like this. On this Christmas Eve Daisy, Daisy & I wish you a Merry Christmas!
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Donna said...

This is adorable, especially like those cute eyes and nose. Merry Christmas once again dear friend!

terrie said...

Your black cat image is so cute against that background...Very nice card.
Eli will be very happy to link up with Santa....have a great time together...

Lin said...

I love your kitty card! The holly at his ear is perfect and so is your background! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

ike said...

Eeeee !! What a super cool cat that is :-D Purr-fect fur the SUYP Cat Challenge. Thank you fur coming to play :-D

IKE xx

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Lori m said...

Too cute kitty card, your Elf looks like he's ready to open his gifts.
Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

Hugs, Lori m
DL.ART DT Member

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

As you know, I love so much cats, and this is just super!!
These eyes remember me my beloved lost Bagheera, his eyes was so green, round and big. He was so fat, too :)
The sparkling holly near the ear of your kitten are a fabulous touch! And the green of the background matches very well with his eyes!
Eli is so cute on the calendar with the kitten!
Hugs, my friend! Happy Christmas!

cotnob said...

A super card Kitty, a fabulous die cut cat.

Lori Kobular said...

What a fun card! Love that cat!!

Sandy said...

Such a cute card Kitty. My mom had a tuxedo cat like that.

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Great card, thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

Beccy said...

That's a cute cat Kitty, I'm sure you friend loved her card. I like the little bit of holly above his ear and the cute tuft of white fur on his chest. Great job!

NGCARDS said...

A super cute card hun! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Cool cat card and great calendar with cats on it ;)
Hugs to Eli and I can only imagine how happy he is about returning to Santa ;)
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Helen said...

Sweet card!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Merry Christmas!
Helen x

Heather said...

Oh, how cute!! That little kitty is so sweet. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

Jo Nevill said...

Love your fun card

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and merry Christmas !

Jo x

Rae Ann said...

Such an adorable kitty! Love the texture the holly embellishment adds!

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

marion said...

This one is one of my favo Christmas cards this year, this cute cat really looks like Moppie and Droppie, it was so much fun when I opened your card and I smiled when I saw it. Thank you for sending such sweet card, so thoughtfull, it moves to my crafroom so I can watch it time after time when Christmas days are over. Thank you again for such sweet card, it looks so much nicer in real life, lots of hugs and loe, xoxo, Marion

Craftdee said...

What a lovely card, perfect for Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Thanks for sharing it with us, hope you can join in our latest challenge too Donna ☺