Monday, November 20, 2017

Christmas plus Critters

Another entry in Beccy's Place Fifth Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge for the letter "Q" features an SU stamp to make a "Quite Full Pocket." I made the pocket with denim background paper plus white gel pen. The little sentiment tag is from Lili of the Valley.
Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- November                                       (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- Anything Goes   (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for Nov   (

Christmas Cards All Year Round- Candies, Cookies or Gingerbread        (

A simple yet beautiful card for a CAS challenge. I turned these wood mount stamp into unmounted ones several years ago so am not sure of the company that makes them. Am entering it into the AAA Cards challenge, "Celebrate", because the sentiment provides us with reason to celebrate! We celebrate Christmas because it is Jesus' birthday! Also, am entering it into CAS-ual Friday's Challenge, "Gratitude & Attitude." My life holds joy and meaning because I am loved by my God.  For this, I am truly grateful!
Entered into: 
AAA Card Challenges- Celebrate                                              (
CAS-ual Fridays- Gratitude & Attitude                                   (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge 190                      (

I am not usually a fan of mice… except when they are the adorable House Mouse crew involved in cute and sometimes naughty antics. This is probably how I'll look in a few days after I enjoy pumpkin pie… and other Thanksgiving goodies. Yummy! (The sentiment is from the TLC digi set named "Medley of Greetings 1" available from 
Entered into:
House Mouse & Friends- Challenge #254 Anything Goes   (
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge                                   (

Another entry for Simon Says Monday Challenge is a free digi from called "Cozy Winter Pups." Since dogs are my favorite furry friend, this card is perfect for the challenge! The sentiment is from Beccy's Place "Gnomes in the Garden" set.
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Furry Friends   (
Cute Card Thursday- #504 Birds/Animals                ( 


  1. I love all your cards, especially the jeans pocket. How clever!

  2. Cute House Mouse card Kathy, A fabulous project and gorgeous colours used. Thank you so much for entering into our current challenge and good luck in the draw. Hope to see you again next challenge with your cute work…. {aNNie}Designer for House Mouse and Friends

  3. I really love the pocket with the gingerbread man and candy cane, you did such a great job with this card, Kathy. The denim pocket looks very convincing, especially with the "stitching". And your colouring is excellent.
    The second, CAS style card you created is lovely too. The big star is beautiful and I like the little bit of sparkle you added.
    The House Mouse image on your third card is adorable, and once again, your colouring is fabulous. I think lots of us can relate to feeling that way around holiday time.
    Your final card in this post is also very sweet, the image is so cute! I like how the scarf extends beyond the circle mat. Great job!

  4. Some lovely creations, the pocket one is so fun and different.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

  5. Great House Mouse card. Love the festive papers. I'll probably feel like that mouse at Thanksgiving, too. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

  6. A lovely selection of cards Kathy. I particularly like the jeans pocket and the two little dogs are adorable. Barbxx

  7. Such pretty ombre! Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. Tracie =)

  8. another fabulous set of cards Kathy, my goodness you have been busy! :-) all of them are gorgeous and I especially love the cute little mouse ;-)

    Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge 🐰
    Lols x x x

  9. Loving the shades of blue and that fabulous star. Thanks for joining in with the AAA Cards challenge.

  10. Wow, you were busy!! Such a bunch of fabulous cards! Your quite full pocket is adorable!! With the patterned paper, it looks so real! Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

  11. Beautiful Christmas card. Love the sparkle on the star. Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.

  12. Fabulous card for the AAA Cards challenge - I love your colour choices. Thanks for joining us.

  13. Lovely card Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations, Louise DT x

  14. Wow you have been busy. Love all your pretty cards. The House Mouse card is delightful. We will probably all feel like this little mouse after Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing your card with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  15. Cathy it's a lovely HM card

    Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
    Goodluck and hope we see you again.

    Gr Karin DT Member

  16. Adorable cute mousey card, love the colors great design

    Thanks for sharing with us @ House Mouse and Friends Mon. chall this time.

    smiles Christine x

  17. What a fun mousey card Kathy and thanks so much for joining us at HMFMC !!

    hugs Diane xx

  18. Sweet!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  19. Kathy this is beautifully crafted and perfect for our 16th ‘ATG with CREATE WITH TLC’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}
    PS: Love your creativity!


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