Thursday, December 15, 2016

Meowy Christmas and Holiday Fishes

Hello, everyone!  I'm back!  Before I share my computer woes, I would like to welcome two new followers - Stephanie Sanders and Jean Bullock - thank you for joining me!  If you would like to leave a link to your blog in the comments, I will hop over and follow you too!

My computer has been fixed and I'm back online!  It was the hard drive - again!  You may remember my hard drive crashed last January and - guess what - it crashed again, less than one year later.  Major inconvenience, but at least it was under warranty so I only had to pay for the dying power supply fan and installation.  I hope this new hard drive lasts longer than the old one. I think I have everything reinstalled and working properly. Thankfully, I back up my files every night so all of my photos and digis are safe! It feels so good to have my computer back!  Yay!  I have a lot of catching up to do!  It will take me a few days to get around to visit everyone but I'll eventually get there!

I have two kitty cards to share today!

Card #1

My first card features the December newsletter freebie from The East Wind called Meowy Christmas 2 (thank you, Unky!).  I coloured it with Prismacolor pencils and added Clear Wink of Stella on the bow and bells, and Glossy Accents on the candy cane, bells, and eyes.

Other products used:

  • Clear stamp: Sentiment (Newton's Nook Newton's Holiday Mischief)
  • Dies: Gina Marie Designs Pine Needles, Impression Obsession Holly Leaf Cluster
  • Embossing folder:  Brick (unknown)
  • Ribbon:  DL.ART Christmas Red
  • Patterned paper:  Lawn Fawn (leftover scraps)
  • Other: Xmas Red Stickles added on holly berries, star from my Dollarama stash

Card #2

My second card features a freebie by Fiki at Bad Kitty's Craftroom (thank you, Fiki!). I coloured it with Prismacolor pencils and sponged Peeled Paint Distress Ink around the image. This is a shaker card and I adhered lots of sequins around the image to look like baubles. 

Other products used:
  • Dies: Nellie's Multiframe Circles, Simon Says Stamp Sending
  • Patterned paper:  Forever in Time
  • Ribbon:  DL.ART Christmas Red
  • Other: Dymo label maker, red glitter washi tape and green glitter cardstock from my Dollarama stash, cat charm

For those of you following the adventures of my elf Eli, he's back from his road trip and has lots of photos to share! The purpose of his trip was to see how many other elves he could meet! He found lots of new friends on his travels! Here is Eli pictured with one of his new elf friends, so I'm linking this to the 4th Annual Elf Antics Linky at DL.ART!

I would also like to support these fun challenges: 613 Avenue Create AG Optional Twist Holiday Happiness 5/8; Cardz TV AG 1/3; CRAFT Christmas 1/5; Crafty Ribbons Christmas with Ribbon 1/5; Christmas Cards All Year Round AG Christmas/Holiday 4/5; Crafting by Designs Here Comes the Holidays 1/3; Crafting Circle December Crafty Awesomeness 1/3; Crafty Gals Corner AG 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra December UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper December UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Christmas UE; Creative Corner Christmas Time 1/3; Creative Craft Cottage Use Die Cuts 1/3; Creative Moments AG 1/3; Crop Stop Linky Party #23 AG (Distress Inks found at Crop Stop here) 1/5; Deep Ocean Silent Night UE; Die Cut Diva's Layers or Layer it Up 2/4; Digi Designs Traditional Christmas Colours 1/3; DL.ART December Linky UE 1/day; Doodle Pantry AIMPDC24 Any Digi 1E; Imagine That Creative Playground Joys of the Season (inspired by the traditional colours 2/3 ); Inspiration Destination AG UE; Let's Craft and Create Christmas/New Year 1/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E; Not Just Cards December AG UE; Pile it On Any Holiday/Celebration UE; PINspirational Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the colours) 1/5; Pixie's Snippet Playground Week 259 (Card #1 - snippets of patterned paper and snippets used for die-cuts) 1E; Robyn's Fetish Christmas Cards with Die-Cut 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Gift It 1/5; SUYP Cats Only Krimbo Kitties UE; Sweet Stampin' Animals 1/3; The Crafter's Cafe Use Ribbon 1/3; The East Wind Meowy Christmas 1/3; The Ribbon Girl December Card Challenge AG UE; Tuesday Throwdown AG 1/3; Visions of Sugar Plums Challenge Christmas/Winter UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk 261 1/5

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


    Sunshine HoneyBee said...

    Daisy & I like Eli's new Elf friend Christmas figure.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

    Lisa said...

    Both of your cards are so beautiful!! I love the images and the designs of both!! The bows are fabulous!! Thanks for playing along at DL.ART!! And Eli is so adorable!! Have a great day my friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

    Anet's Crafting said...

    Beautiful Christmas card Kitty. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

    Fikreta said...

    hello my friend
    happy to see you online.
    your cards are so cute!
    love card with my image and you made wonderful job!
    lots of hugs

    terrie said...

    Welcome back and wishing your computer to behave it's
    Great looking cards they turned out really nice ...I like both background...well done
    I also glad the your elf Eli is getting around again....hugs

    Richa Maurya said...

    Hey Kitty...Nice to hear that your problems got sorted...I also was busy with my exams and has a a lot of catching up to do...Beautiful kitty cards... The first kitty is so cute...Almost makes me want have one...Also I need to find the story of the cute elf...

    brenda said...

    Pleased your computer is fixed Kitty, but they are pains at times. More lovely cards and the first really is adorable.

    B x

    Lisa Lynn said...

    Glad you are back and so sorry you have had such a rough time with your computer! Both of your cards are adorable.

    Blossom Cards said...

    lovely cards and images glad your computer is fixed thanks for sharing with Creatalicious Raachel DT

    Sue's Crafty Corner said...

    Two gorgeous cards Kitty, I have to admit to having a favourite and its the top one, I love the fantastic stamp you've used.

    Sue xx

    Di said...

    Super cards Kitty - and the first one is my fave - by a whisker :) So glad your PC is fixed - we really don't know just how much we rely on them until there are problems do we?!


    Di xx

    Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

    No two ways about it akitty you do make some super puss cards my aunt would love these images two great cards.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

    Barbara Godden said...

    Both cards are adorable, love the antlers on the second kitty. Glad to see you back creating and love to see the adventures of Eli.

    KraftyKoolKat said...

    Wow Kitty both of these cards are so gorgeous. So cute and very striking.

    The Paper Layer said...

    Gorgeous and super cute cards!

    DonnaMundinger said...

    Glad to see you back, Chickie! Computer woes are such a PITA! Love, love, LOVE your kitty cards! FAbulous coloring and your embellies and embossing, well, EVERYTHING just ROCKS! Hope you're having a lovely holiday season. xxD

    scrAPpamondo said...

    Hi Kitty! I'm so happy to read you again!! Well done with the daily backup, so you haven't lost your important files!! Hope that the new HD has a long life! :)
    Your cards are a delight! I'm very impressed by the kitty's eyes in the first one, the glossy accent really makes them so realistic! Fabulous wall bricks on the embossing and lovely compositions of details!
    Your second card has made me laught sooooo much!! Such a wonderful punny card! Love it really so much, and the sparkling circle makes it very festive, too! Pinned!
    Eli is so tiny near his new big Elf friend!! They are so cute toghether!

    Cheryl W. said...

    What fun and festive cards! Thank you so much for entering one of them in our latest challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Cheryl W, DT

    Cass said...

    Cute card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

    creationsnz said...

    Super cat cards and cute elves. We hope you join us again at the Crafters Cafe, CarolG

    Judith said...

    Aw cute kitty cards! and very well travelled elf lol - so much festive fun on your blog today : ) hug Judith x

    Gina's Cards said...

    Such a beautiful card Kitty! I love the image and gorgeous design. Thank you for sharing with us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

    Andrea W said...

    Glad you're back! Computer issues can be very frustrating. Both your cards are darling, as always. I love the image and embossing on your first card and how you added the glitter frame and sentiment on the second. Warm winter wishes to you!

    Kuni said...

    Lovely cards Kitty.

    Olga Fink said...

    So happy to have you back Kitty! And very gladthat you have your computer back!
    Both your cards are gorgeous! What a beautiful brick background on your first card and it showcases your image perfectly! I love Fiki's image in your shaker card!
    Xoxo Olga

    Verna Angerhofer said...

    So glad you are back in action again and I always look forward to your posts. I just love these kitty cards too. They are so cheery with their smiling faces and the wonderful Christmas colors.

    Carole J said...

    Good to have you back online, Kitty! Both cards are really beautiful and your embellies and bows are perfect. x

    Donna said...

    Welcome back! Fabulous cards, cute designs and like that red ribbon.

    Tina Z. said...

    both are super cute, welcome back!
    hugs xx

    ~ginny said...

    Awwww - look at you! That is so creative to make it hang from the mantle like that! Creative touch with that red bow too. Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

    Jean Bullock said...

    both cards are darling. I especially enjoyed the first one. Great colors and it was cute how you made a brick wall background with patterned paper that could pass for wall paper. Great job. Here is my blog. It's pretty much dormant right now but I plan to reactivate it in a few weeks.

    Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

    So glad that you are back on the computer and sharing your creations! Love your marvelous kitty cards!!! Hope you are having a joyous holiday season! :)

    Esther Asbury said...

    Sparkles and sequins make your holiday card so festive! Thanks for linking up to the Crop Stop Challenge!

    AO Creations said...

    Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at PINspirational, good luck!!! Amy DT

    AO Creations said...

    Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

    Margaret said...

    Both cards are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
    Margaret, DT

    Lori said...

    Such sweet kitty images - love the brick wall - that is so cool! So glad you linked up to my Christmas/Winter Challenge at Choux Choux paper Art!

    Karen said...

    I got to pop over from the Choux Choux Challenge which is a bonus as all of these are beautiful Christmas cards huni, love every single one of these designs, especially the kitty in the stocking! Just gorgeous art xx

    SHartl said...

    Those cute kitty cards are so much fun and I'm glad to see that Eli is enjoying the holidays too!

    cotnob said...

    Fabulous cards Kitty, such adorable images.
    I'm so pleased that you are back on line.

    Christina said...

    Oh so good to hear that your computer got fixed Kitty! Yay! Your two kitty cards are so adorable! I love the white brick embossed. It really pull out the beauty of the sweet kitty stocking. And what a cute drawing by Fiki which you did an absolutely beautiful job with the coloring! Love the designer paper too! Have a happy holidays Kitty! Hugs.

    Princess Judy Palmer said...

    Great to hear you got your computer back up and running. There's nothing like being left behind on the information highway.

    Great kitty cards! I like Fiki's design the best with all that glitter tape.

    Creaine said...

    wow love this. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Good luck.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

    crafty-stamper said...

    Great to hear your computer is back up and running-both great cards love the cute kitty and charm -love the cute image and gorgeous bow stands out beautifully against the white embossing
    Carol x

    Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

    Great news, happy that all is well with computer and hopping that it will stay for a long time lak that :)
    Your cards as allways are great, love the desigin and your colouring!
    Eli's friend is so adorable, all in white, can wait for other photos!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

    Barb said...

    Two super cards Kitty. I love your fishy shaker but the first is my favourite. I love how all the elements fit together so well. I've been absent too. Hope your computer doesn't play up again. Barbxx

    Helen said...

    A great card - love the embossing.

    Thanks for joining us at the Creative Craft Cottage Challenge.

    Helen x

    ike said...

    Super cool cards - lovely dps and such fabulous colouring :-)
    Sorry to hear about your 'puter... that's a total bummer !! :-(
    Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.

    IKE x

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    Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

    Great make, love the brick embossing folder behind

    Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this week, good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shell xx

    Melissa Bove said...

    Beautiful cards! Such sweet images!! Cute designs!

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


    Lisa said...

    So these are adorable and I think I need those pine needle dies!So happy you are back to blogging! I plan on being in my crafty room a lot over Christmas and New Years weekends. I have two four day weekends!! Yay! And THEN I'll be working lots and lots until April ... pouty face... anyway, so glad you are back and thanks for stopping by my place!

    Hetty said...

    Hello again! So glad you are back and that your computer is fixed. What to do without!! Your cards are adorable and the bows look perfect.

    marion said...

    wonderfull Christmas cards, like them also because they have kitty images. So happy you are online again and the major costs of the hard drive are warrenty.
    I am truly relieved, sending you lots of hugs and love and a treat for your lovely furbabys, Marion

    Arlene said...

    Cute cards. I love the kitty in the Xmas boot.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

    Ali said...

    Wonderful cards! Your colouring is fabulous!! Thanks for playing along at Christmas Cards All Year 'Round! ~ Ali (CCAYR DT)

    Joanna M. said...

    Holy moly! Both cards are fabulous! I got a huge chuckle at the "Christmas Fishes" sentiment. Great job. I'm so glad you shared your work over on the Doodle Pantry AIMP challenge. Good luck!

    New Creations said...

    Merry Christmas dear with all Joy and Happiness and health!
    I was out of station for last 10 days, so just checked your post!
    Glad to know, your computer is fixed now!
    Such super cute creations Kitty, I adore all of them ! :)

    scrappymo! said...

    You find so many fabulous kitty images. These are booth fab but my fave is the first one. What a sweetie that little kitty is! Great card!!!

    Suze said...

    Two gorgeous kitty christmas cards. Thank you for joining in with the Anything Christmas challenge at CHNC Extra for December.

    HeatherB said...

    Oh my! That kitty is adorable!!! Thanks for playing with us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!

    Unknown said...

    This is so sweet!!! I love how you did the brick background behind the kitty in the stocking!! Absolutely brilliant!!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!!

    Deanne Saunders said...

    So sweet!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CREATIVE PLAYGROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

    Cindy said...

    Cute kitty cards :-) Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR.

    Melanie said...

    A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional Christmas” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…

    Deanne Saunders said...

    So sweet!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

    Eekers said...

    So many clever ideas and super colouring! These are both gorg, tho obviously cat themed cards are always a win.
    Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis