This month I am writing this post on October 15th so that while I am away I'll just be able to click a button and it will post for me - the internet is a wonderful thing (as long as it works the way I want it to <grin>) - And I am still late posting this LOL! I was given the opportunity to send to the lovely Dawn, who I had sent to in August, but said she really didn't mind and would love to get another card by me ~ she's so sweet! My sending partner is Helen; unfortunately I won't be getting the card in time to post here, but, please feel free to check out her inspirational blog!
Now Deborah gives us plenty of themes to choose from -
One of the following themes: – Thanksgiving or Cats or Friendship
So, of course I chose CATS! Now I had sent a cat card out last month and I was tempted for a hot second to do something else, but, I just so happened to become the new owner to a stamp/die set that I HAD to use. So, here is my card:
What I Used to Make my Card:
Red Cardstock Base
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Crazy Things Stamp Set, #CMS237
Derwent Inktense Pencils, 12 pack
Inkadinkadoo Sentiment, #9726-LL (discontinued but available)
Star Sequins (gold, green & red)
140lb Watercolor Paper
SU! Blender Pen
|Pity the Hat covers most of him!|
First thing I did was stamp the kitty from Newton's Nook a few times on watercolor paper and I sat and colored in all the cats using different colors - expect to see them popping up soon. I choose one for this card and decided he needed a Santa Hat. So I stamped the Santa Hat from the Crazy Things stamp set, once on red card and once on white card. I fussy cut the red hat out, and then the ball at the end of the hat and the fur trim out of white card. I attached the trims to the hat and set it aside.
I colored my kitty using Derwent Inktense Pencils, my absolute FAVORITE
color him in, and then die cut him out using the coordinating set, he was ready to go. I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock using the Jet Black ink and trimmed it down. I think it's cute that he looks like he is holding the sentiment (or stalking it). Next, I took the Santa hat and used pop dots to attach it to the cat's head. For the finale, I had taken some old sequin stars from the stash and interspersed them through out the card. I hope Dawn likes it!
Now, if this sounds like fun, getting a card in the mail every month, then please consider signing up for the Card Chain Challenge - you can do so here - November is the last one of 2015, but they will return January of 2016. Thank you so much for stopping by and please consider becoming a follower of mine - I am trying to get 100 followers in 2015 and I am only a few shy - thank you! Christi
I am entering my Christmas Cat card in the following challenges:
Her Peaceful Garden - Cat Lover's Blog Hop
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog - Anything Goes as Long as it's Christmas
Fab 'n Funky Challenge - #279, Anything Goes as Long as it's Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes (#2)
ABC Christmas Challenge - V for Very Cute
Allsorts - #335, Christmas