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Saturday, December 24, 2016

A Meowy Christmas

Wishing You and Yours a
Very Happy Holiday Season!
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Thank you all SO much for your continued support of my little blog!
XChristi

and the Fabulous Feline Four



I love how this kitty came out - he looks so warm and snugly in his scarf and his Santa hat.  My favorite color is blue and winter is the perfect time to make some icy creations with the various shades.  I found the designer background paper in my stash and I have no idea who makes it (I suspect it's from Stampin' Up! and probably discontinued) but I knew I had to use it on at least one of my holiday cards.  
What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Newton's Nook Newton's Holiday Mischief Stamp Set
Newton's Nook Newton's Holiday Mischief Die Set
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Stickles in True Blue
Distress Marker in Broken China
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Victorian Tags, S4-448
Nuvo Crystal Drops in White, 677N
Nuvo Glitter Drops in Ruby Slipper, 752N
Corner Decorative Punch
Blue Cardstock

I stamped and die cut the kitty and used Stickles to fill in every other area on his scarf.  I set him aside to dry because me & any kind of wet medium are guaranteed to make a mess. 

As the kitty was drying, I trimmed a piece of patterned paper and punched the corners.  I have had this punch for years and I have no idea where I got it from or who made it - I'm sure they are still around somewhere.  I glued the patterned paper to the white card base and put that aside (under my tile on my desk to ensure it dried flat) and turned my attention to the sentiment.

I stamped the Meowy Christmas with Jet Black ink, die cut it to fit in the middle of the decorative die cut that I had cut out of a scrap of blue that matched the patterned paper.  I glued the two die cuts together and attached them to the card.  I stamped and die cut out his Santa hat and to that I added glitter Nuvo Drops in Ruby Red and Nuvo Crystal Drops in white.  While that was drying, I colored in the empty spaces on his scarf with the Distress Marker in Broken China.
Another Look

The next day I popped his hat on, and then glued him onto the card.  It was the perfect card to make while working on other stuff since there was so much drying time.  I typically make more than one thing at a time as the mess on my table will attest to.  Now, do you think I could get one of my cats to wear a scarf and a hat? Hmmmm - maybe I should finish these posts before I attempt that! As always, I so appreciate your visiting me and I hope you'll leave me a comment so I can visit you back ~ Happy Holidays, Christi

I am entering my Meowy Christmas card in the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - #313, Use a Sentiment
CAS-ual Fridays - #163, Christmas & Hanukkah 
Cute Card Thursday - #457, Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - #122, Animals (entry #2)
SUYP - (December) #13, Krimbo Kats

5 comments:

  1. very cute card!
    love little Newton :)
    Merry Christmas!

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  2. Hi Christi, Adorable kitty christmas card, love the simplicity, beautifully done. Thanks so much for applying at Season's Greetings DT Call.
    Denise {Owner of Seasons Greetings & Lil Patch of Crafty Friends}

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  3. so adorable! Thanks for playing along with CAS-Fridays challenge

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  4. What a beautiful card.
    The card also fits our challenge at the Sweet Stampers, a new challenge blog.
    I hope to see you.
    http://sweetstamperschallenge.blogspot.de/
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  5. Super cute - I love the sweet glittery kitty :-)
    Thank you for purring along to plat at SUYP Cats Challenges. :-)

    IKE xx

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