Sunday, November 1, 2015

October Card Chain Challenge Reveal! Christmas Cat

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
Newton's Nook "Newton's Antics" stamp set and die set
Inkadinkadoo Sentiment, #9726-LL (discontinued but available)
Star Sequins (gold, green & red)
White Cardstock
Red Cardstock
140lb Watercolor Paper
SU! Blender Pen
Pop Dots

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 
pencils (I have to get the 24 pack - on my wishlist!) used an SU! Blender Pen to
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


  1. Absolutely adorable!! The kitty is so sweet!! I love the shiny stars you added!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. I have that Newton stamp too but haven't thought to put a Santa Hat on him. What a fun idea and what a darling Christmas card. Love how you let his paws overhang the sentiment block so it looks like he's holding it. Thanks so much for you email with the card comments too!

    1. Thank you for your wonderful comments! I know who to talk to if I need a boost :)

  3. Of course you would choose cats!!! I would too! LOL
    Your kitty is so sweet looking and the santa hat fits him perfectly. I'm sure he'll be the best Santa helper.

    1. Thank you Janine!! Hope you are recovered from your trip - and thank you for the Ranger bag ;) (and for not making me give it back to you LOL) The kitties say "meow" xx

  4. Who wouldn't love this sweet, adorable card?! Very nice coloring & love those star sequins.

  5. Really sweet image and a fabulous CAS card.
    Thank you for entering our Christmas challenge this week at Allsorts.


  6. Hi, Christi! This is an adorable CAS card! I love Newton and how you coloured him! The Santa hat is such a cool idea! I'm so glad to you got to enter the Cat Lovers Hop again!

    1. Hi Kitty - I'm thrilled I got to squeeze in some entries :)

  7. such a sweet card with a very sleepy kitten -so cute - thanks for your comments on my card the heart shaped cats are from Mo Manning.

    1. Thank you for letting me know Gail - now I am off to search high & low for the stamp - I MUST have it!! LOL

  8. Adorable and sweet creation! Happy fun hopping!

    1. Thank you Vinita! I have started following you on Goggle+ :)

  9. Eeeek! This is soooo cute, Christi. Love Newton's kitty stamps too.
    hugs Asha
    p.s. very excited about your CCC card :)

    1. Thank you Asha!! And I hope you like your CCC card :)

  10. Super cute! I love the CAS design and all that gorgeous Christmas red. Thanks so much for joining in my Christmas challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. Love what you did for the challenge. Big hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

  11. It's always fun to see cute Newton on a card! Love how you colored him!

    1. I am so new at coloring - I used to do a ton years ago, waaaaay before all these "fancy" markers came out and I am always amazed when something I've colored looks halfway decent LOL

  12. What a brilliant idea to add the santa hat, love your card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  13. What a wonderful card I love the cute image with his hat.
    Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  14. Awwwww.....Newton is sooooo cute in the santa hat. What a sweet way to help him get ready for the holidays!!! Wonderful coloring!
    Thanks so much for joining us by linking up at the Cat Lovers Hop!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    Tuesday is the last day to comment for great prizes on the Cat Lovers Hop at!!!!

    1. Thank you Janis - and thank you for hosting such an awesome blog hop!! Next time I am going to enter every. Single. Day :)

  15. Cute and lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  16. Cute card so much fun!
    Good luck with the ABC Christmas Challenge DT call
    hugs Samantha :0)


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