Friday, February 26, 2021

Retro Kitty Countdown 18

Hello, everybody!  Today I'm sharing a holiday card as part of my Retro Kitty Countdown series.  I am making 25 of these countdown cards and plan to have them completed by December.  I shared #4 here and #8 here and for some strange reason I am not making them in numerical order.   I may not share all 25 but you'll definitely be seeing some of them!

This month Gecko Galz has started a monthly Christmas image challenge and they provided this cute retro image of a cat decorating a tree. Of course I could not resist!  I started with patterned paper (Adrienne Looman Gingerbread Village).  I adhered a pink snowflake-embossed cardstock panel on which I doodled stitching around the outer edge.  I adhered the freebie image along with a die-cut tree and a countdown card (Designs by Dani Merry Days Countdown Cards).  I embellished with some punched stars and a die-cut bow, along with some torn pieces left over from a die-cut frame gone wrong, all from red glitter cardstock.  Finally I added a die-cut black cat (Impression Obsession) and a self-made sentiment using Microsoft Word.  Now only 22 more Countdown Kitty cards to go!

I would also like to join the following 9 challenges, for a total of 10:

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas 530 AG Optional

Rudolph Day February AG Christmas 1E C10

The Outlawz Festive Friday Anything Goes (Christmas) UE

Word Art Wednesday 479-480 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5 Wk1

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


Catie Cuddles said...

What a fab idea. Love this.
Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Catie Cuddles said...

Also thank you for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Bunny said...

That cat is quite the decorator. Love this and love the sparkle. [Bunny]

aussie aNNie said...

Turned out fabulous Karen, glad you entered. xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

A awesome creation Kitty.

cotnob said...

A super card, lots of great details - I don't think I could make them out of order, that's a bit sad isn't it!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Barbara Godden said...

Great card, Super idea doing a countdown to Christmas with cards. Love the kitty decorating the tree.

Fikreta said...

This is so great card!

Donna said...

Darling card, like the kitty decorating the tree, or is he swipng an ornament?

Suzanne H said...

This image was too cute not to use! I made a card just under the wire for Gecko Galz. I'm loving these countdown cards, maybe I'll make some next year for my great niece. She'll be over 3 and I think she would like to count the days to Christmas by then.

cards-by-epie said...

An amazing christmas card Kitty , nice you enjoy us in 52WTC
Hope we see you again the next time , have a nice weekend xx
Hugs Epie DT52WTC

Suzan said...

Mooi kaartje heb je gemaakt voor de Challenge!
Groetjes Suzan

!neke said...

A real beauty !!!!
groeten Ineke

Donna said...

Great card! And a fun idea. I did something like this when I was a design team member for Imagine That Digistamps. The twins love to page through the cards that I added to a ring. Arthur is busy counting the numbers.

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Cute card. Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

Annemarie en Merit said...

What a beautiful christmas card, thanks for joining us at 52 weeks to christmas!

Merit and Annemarie

Anita van Deur said...

Beautiful card.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

How lovely retro feel! The pink and blue looks so well with this design!The cat decorating the tree makes me smile and the whole card is full of interesting details!! Love the faux stitching!!
Big hugs and love on your way dear friend, hope to find time to write you an email as soon as possible!!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Kitty, do you know you are the STAFF CHOICE WINNER at Geko Galtz?
:) Big Congrats!!

Jantine said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining our challenge at 52WTC.
Jantine DT 52 WTC

Rosina said...

Gorgeous this Christmas card
Thanks for joning us at 52 WTC
Hugs Rosina