Sunday, January 20, 2019

Cold Hands Warm Hearts

Hi, everyone!  Today I have two winter holiday cards to share!  I've been having fun with non-traditional colours lately!  As mentioned in an earlier post, I'm working ahead to make my holiday cards, hoping to avoid the time crunch in November!  Here's the first card and I'll be right back with my second one.

I'm sharing this card first, but it's actually the second card I made, using the leftovers from this card.  I paper-pieced the leftovers from my red/pink alcohol ink background into a white die-cut. For the kitty, I kept the colouring to a minimum so it wouldn't compete with the vibrant background.  Instead I doodled a checked pattern on her dress and added dots to her mittens and pocket.  I adhered the kitty with foam tape on a vellum heart die-cut.  The sentiment was heat-embossed in white on a black scrap. I finished off the card by adding lots of snowflake sequins.

Digital image:  Robyn's Fetish My Mittens (sorry this company is no longer in business)
Clear stamp:  Sentiment (Joy Clair Cozy Snowman Wishes)
Inks:  Background (Ranger Alcohol Inks in reds, pinks, purples), sentiment (Versamark)
Dies:  Lil Inker Designs Center Point Chevron Cover-up, Gina Marie Designs Stitched Scalloped Heart
Other:  Ranger white embossing powder, Pilot Fineliner for doodling, holographic silver snowflake sequins

I was inspired by the following 10 challenges:
ABC Christmas A for Anything Christmas Goes UE
Crafter's Castle 13 AG Optional Fun Technique (alcohol ink background, paper-piecing, doodling patterns on image) 3/4 C10
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Add a Sentiment UE
Creatalicious AG Optional Winter Fun UE
Creative with Stamps 34 Mittens (see required graphic below) 3/3 C11
CropStop Final Link Party AG with products from CropStop (used Ranger alcohol inks) 1/5
Double Trouble 19 Thing 1 (warm and cozy theme with image on patterned or embossed background - I made my own patterned background), Thing 2 (favourite things mittens and kitten; if using mittens join Creative with Stamps), Thing 3 (mittens and kitten) 3/4
Pixie's Snippet Playground 344 I used leftover snippets from this card 1E
Southern Girls AG 1E C10
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5 wk1

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


Suzanne H said...

Another cute kitty with mittens no less!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow!!! This card is so vibrant and bright, your alcohol ink background looks fabulous with the inlay and the kitty pop so very well!! Great idea drawing the checked pattern on the dress!! You always have wonderful ideas!! Well done!
Big hugs my dear friend!

Bunny said...

I love this cute card and the image. [Bunny]

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty, that image is adorable with just coloring in the mittens. Another great backgrounds. Those sparkly snowflakes are beautiful. Take care.

cotnob said...

A super card, such a fun image.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Barbara Godden said...

Super cute image awesome card, great use of off cuts. Robyn's Fetish was one of the sponsors on a Challenge blog I was on and I have a few of their images.

terrie said...

Such a cute card and love the color combo that you made, great layout...tfs

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Great background and love the softening of the velum behind the adorable kitty. You never disappoint me in your projects...great job. Thanks for sharing with us again at Double Trouble and sharing with our partners. See you're already in for our new challenge. Love too that you use some of our Thing photos in your post, thanks so much for your support.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Love love love both alcohol ink cards! Amazing! This one my favorite, though. Love the white die cut cover plate, xoxox

Di said...

Great card Kitty - and trust you to put temptation in front of me with that wonderful cover-up die! Just perfect for alcohol inks as well.


Di xx

papercraftingprincess said...

A Kitty with Mittens :) Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge.

Challengeteam Brown Sugar said...

Fabulous! Your cat image is the best! Pretty background, great colors. Thank you for joining in at the Double Trouble Challenge Blog.

Esther Asbury said...

Fabulous card! Love that super cook background with the fun cat stamp! Thanks for linking up to Cropstop!

Fikreta said...

very cute card!

flossbite said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge. Good Luck!

Mike DezinesbyEM said...

Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck!
Crafter's Castle

Dorlene Durham said...

Great card. I love the non traditional colors and that stamp. Thanks for joining the challenge at Creative With Stamps. Dorlene DT CWS

Helen said...

Such a fun card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Monika Reeck said...

Kitty this Image is cute cute love her mittens and the Background you made wooow adorable the Dies is too die for and lovely added the heart in vellum
sweet Arrangement all the snowflakes Kitty
and did you see the winner post today….take a look Maybe you will be happy sweet friend…
Many thanks once more for joining with us at January challenge 'Mittens' on Creative with Stamps
I am sorry for late comment.
Monika (Co-Creator)

Lena said...

I keep telling myself this all winter long :-) My hands are always freezing :-)
Love your sweet card!

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional winter fun” 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)

(DT Simply Create Too)

(DT Aud Sentiments Challenge)