Friday, November 23, 2018

Santa Claws

For this week's challenge at QKR Stampede I made a card using a Eureka digi image (ES-digi 8805 Big n Little Cat Digital Stamp) that you can find at I colored the sweet image with Spectrum Noir markers and white gel pen. Turned the image into a Christmas scene, with the excited little "Kitty" hiding behind his older sibling while excitedly meeting "Santa Claws." I made the background with paper scraps that I muted with a strip of vellum so that the kitty pair will take center stage. The front sentiment is hand-lettered and the inside sentiment is computer generated.  I decorated both with little sprigs of holly that I fussy cut from one of the paper scraps.
PS Stop on by the QKR Stampede where the weekly challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded (
Entered into: 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #411 Anything Goes   (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                               (

This entry for Beccy's Place Sixth Annual Month of Holiday Cards is for a very unusual challenge. This is how Beccy explains it, "It's another bonus challenge day, and this time we're going to choose one of our own cards to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit). Go back through your photos and find an old card that you enjoyed making, then reproduce it, editing or copying whatever parts you wish." I really had fun with this. Found a card that I'd made last December with a snowman image from Bugaboo and remade it with one of Beccy's freebies,  an adorable little bear named Miss Penelope [find her here- sentiment on the front of the card is from Beccys Place digi set named "True Beauty" and the inside greeting is a freebie from Desert Diva (
Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Month of Holiday Cards CASE       (
Happy Little Stamper- Christmas-Anything Goes                   (
The Cutie Pie Challenge #129 Winter Layers                            (
Cute Card Thursday- #557 Festive Colours                               ( 
The Paper Shelter- #363 A Christmas Card                              ( Challenges- Twisted Thursday- Anything Goes: Plaid            (

Have been having fun making cards for a few of the Outlawz challenges. This is the first one that I've created for the Sunday Challenge named " Songs and Rhymes." This weeks song is "Somewhere over the rainbow" and my card highlights the line "Blue birds fly over the rainbow…" although this sweet little Precious Moments bluebird is taking a break. The little bird stamp is from Stampendous and the birdhouse die is from Paper Smooches. The sentiment is computer generated.
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Sunday- Songs and Rhymes             (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #209                (
Word Art Wed Challenge- #362-#363 Anything Goes      ( 


  1. I love this Miss Penelope bear. I CASEd your card for the challenge as well as one of my one. Your cards are so beautiful.

  2. Those are some cute kitties Kathy! Love the little one peering out from behind his older sibling, too cute. I like the play on words on the inside of your card too.
    Your CASE card, and it's original, are both fabulous, love the design. It was a great idea to do a little bit of paper piecing on the main image and then repeat the colours and patterns inside your card. Makes for a lovely cohesive project.
    The tiny little bluebird on your third card is gorgeous! What a little cutie pie. I really like the layout of this project, the big birdhouses look great hanging in front of the patterned paper and I like how you've positioned the little bird on the sentiment panel.

  3. What a fun image and great play on words. Thanks for sharing with CHN patterned paper challenge.

  4. What a great set of cards Kathy and those kitties are soooo cute!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge and I hope you will join us again soon.

  5. Grest selection of cards here. I loved your retake of your snowman card. Hugs ValeryAnne.

  6. Really love that sweet little bear card with your green and red colors! Fabulous layout too! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  7. Thank you so much for entering the Twisted Thursdays Anything Goes challenge at The Outlawz Challenges last week. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next fun Anything Goes Challenge with optional twist.
    Happy crafting,
    Twisted Thursday DT
    Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}

  8. Such beautiful winter layers!! Thank you for sharing with The Cutie Pies this time. Sarah DT


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