Friday, December 2, 2022

Yummy Treats Retro Kitty Countdown

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing one of my retro kitty countdown cards!  This one features images and paper from Gecko Galz.  I have been making a set of 25 countdown cards whereby the recipient will open one each day in December similar to an advent calendar.  The cards are being shared out of order; this one is  #21.  

Images:  Peppermint cottage (Gecko Galz Candy Land Collage Sheet), gingerbread man (Gecko Galz Tis the Season Collage Sheet - blog hop freebie 2017, thank you!), candy cane kitty (Gecko Galz Candy Cane Lane Collage Sheet)

I fussy-cut the peppermint cottage and the candy cane kitty.  The peppermint cottage image has Santa at the door, but I replaced him with a gingerbread man.  I die-cut the countdown numbers from sparkly red cardstock and punched some small snowflakes from the same glitter paper.  The kitty is popped up on foam tape, and the sentiment is self-made in Microsoft Word.

I would like to join the following 10 challenges:
Creative Knockouts 481 Winter Wonderland 1/3 C10
Gecko Galz Christmas Dreams UE
Incy Wincy Christmas 2/5
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes 2/5
Word Art Wednesday 571-572 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 3/5
Your Scrapbook Place December AG 2/3

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a fun, crafty day!

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Sending Warm Thoughts

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a sparkly holiday card featuring products from Newton's Nook.  

Stamps:  Bunny and sentiment from Newton's Nook Sweater Weather (retired), cup from Newton's Nook Cup of Cocoa 
Dies:  Trees from Newton's Nook Forest Scene Builder; stitched 4-panel frame from my stash

I coloured the images with markers and fussy-cut, including the sentiment, and then die-cut the trees in a coordinating cardstock.  I adhered the die-cut white frame to the sparkly cardstock and adhered the coloured images.  For the trees, I trimmed and arranged to look like a forest scene, with a hand-cut faux snowbank.  For even more sparkle, I added Icicle Stickles on the whipped cream, bunny's hat trim, and faux snowbank.  Lastly, I adhered three punched snowflakes.

My card was inspired by the Holiday theme at Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge 187:

I was also inspired by the following challenges:
Die Cut Divas AG Winter or Christmas 1/4
Incy Wincy Christmas 1/5
Scribbles Designs 114 TREEmendous (use one or more trees) 1/3
Simon Says Stamp Monday Freezing Cold Mood Board 1/5
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes 1/5
Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Sparkle, Sparkle, Sparkle UE
Word Art Wednesday 571-572 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 2/5
Your Scrapbook Place December AG 1/3

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a peaceful and carefree day!