Monday, December 9, 2019

Christmas Trio

I’m realizing that my posts are often pretty long… unlike many other bloggers. (I just mentioned that to my hubby and he laughed…loudly! Noting that I’m “vocabularious” in word and in speech. I know that he made that word up!!) So, I’m going to try to shorten my posts… but still provide important resource details, which will also be easier to find as I'll list them at the end of the post. Let me know what you think!

Love this vintage silhouette... and love that its a freebie! I didn't sponge the edges, it comes that way. I did highlight the snowflakes and packages/envelopes on the tree with a white gel pen. Am entering this card into several challenges: Incy Wincy Designs (used blue, burgundy and purple with lots of bling), Do-Al[l] Creative (love the vintage tree image), and two Outlawz challenges (ribbon slider and rockin’ round the tree. There might even be singing around that tree… or at least a bit of whining? “Mom, can we open one now?  Just one? Pleeeease!”)
·    Image and Sentiments- Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Grumpy Goose)
·    Inside  sentiment- Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Finn’s Scarf Set)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen.
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Songs and Rhymes- Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree      
Incy Wincy Designs- Christmas without Red or Green                          
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes                
Do-Al[l] Creative- # 36 - Shabby Chic / Vintage
Outlawz Challenge- Crash Your Stash- Ribbon Sliders                          

As a Contributor at Beccy’s Place I am blessed to be able to work with lots of artist/owner Beccy Muir’s ’s wonderful digi Sets. This is one of my newest… and I love all it’s snarky fun!
·    Image and Sentiments- Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Grumpy Goose)
·    Inside  sentiment- Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Finn’s Scarf Set)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen.
Entered into:  
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Nov      
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- #33                                                      
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #108
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #416-417 Anything Goes                   
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #611 Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations Challenge- #165 Animals
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Dec                                  

I won three digis from Sheepski Designs a few months ago and just had to have this wonderful digi of a very grumpy cat named “Mindy.” The Beccy’s Place sentiments used in the card above are the perfect fit for this feisty feline, too. So fun! (Note, the ornament is actually really sparkly as I added a layer of clear holographic sticker paper after coloring it green. The photos don’t do it justice… but I did take a few closeups to show that there is some fun sparkle action going on!) I used a few scraps of the red striped paper from the front of the card to create peppermint sticks inside of the card. A little rounding of the edges, shading and highlighting made them look pretty yummy!
Am entering this into several challenges: Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge (Middle row of the TicTacToe board 1)the yellow-orange center of daisy is similar to the color of the cat, 2) bit of greenery in the middle photo, 3) Walt Disney quote mentions laughter. The humor in this card is sure to cause at least a few giggles or possibly even guffaws from my sister who will be the lucky recipient!), Simon Says Monday and Sheepski Designs (Sparkly things are my favorite), Simon Says Wednesday Challenge (was fun to use traditional Christmas Colors.)
·    Cat and Ornament Digi- Sheepski Designs (Mindy)
·    Image and Sentiments- Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Grumpy Goose)
·    Inside  sentiment- Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Finn’s Scarf Set)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen and sparkly silver gel pen
Entered into:  
Sheepski Designs- #33 Your Favorite Things
SheepSki Designs FB- #42 Anything Goes (Twist- Sparkle/Shine) 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #119 Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge-Let’s Sparkle                                        
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge (Photo)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Traditional Christmas                     
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #485 (Optional twist- Christmas)
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- All About Ornaments   


  1. Great cards, nice silhouette on your first card, love how the goose is peaking through the front of your second card, beautiful coloring of the cat's fur/face.
    Enjoy your day,

  2. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous I love them all. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Beautiful card. Love the book background - works perfectly with the silhouette stamp.
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings

    *Owner* Creative Crafting Uncles
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives{#36 – Shabby Chic / Vintage}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge{#36 – A little present for you}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  4. Love the vintage silhouette you used on your first card. Thank you for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Christmas Without Red or Green Challenge. Good luck!

  5. Beautiful work Kathy, the first card, trimming the tree brings back many fond childhood memories, very pretty....hugs, Lori m

  6. I think it's perfectly okay to be "vocabularious" Kathy... although I think "vocabulicious" describes you better. It's obvious that you love what you do and it comes across in your writing and descriptions.
    Your cards are fabulous! I absolutely love the image you used on the first one, it makes me think of my three children when they were little... lovely memories. Love the vintage vibe of the card.
    The second card you made is so fun! I'm sure whoever receives it will get a chuckle from all the wording you added. Grumpy Goose is sounding more like Grinchy Goose! I really like the fold you designed for this card... something is revealed with each opening.
    That cat on your last card certainly looks like he's sulking! I wonder if he is in trouble for playing around the the baubles and other decorations? I love the sparkle from the holographic sticker paper and the gold bow. Fabulous!

  7. Love your Critter card!
    Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, Good luck in the challenge and hope to see you again next time!
    Ine (DT)

  8. This is so cute! It goes perfect with our current challenge “Animals or Bears” at Patties Creations Design Challenge. Thanks for joining us…
    Artist and Owner

  9. All wonderful cards with patterned paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  10. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at 2CCC. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Mia {My Blog}

  11. Loving the vintage vibe of the card with the silhouette with children and tree. Lovely. Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug!

  12. Kathy, I love "Mindy" too, you have made a beautiful card with her. Thank you for joining us at SheepSki Designs this month and good luck with your entry. Gail DT

  13. Such a cute Christmas cat card..
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  14. Wonderful creations! I love them all! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  15. I like this vintage moment on Your card.
    Thank You for joining us at Do Al(l) Kretaives Challenge. DT Ella.

  16. Lovely and festive creations. Like them!

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Merry Christmas and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days

  17. Oh what wonderful, adorable Christmas card.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge. Sorry for the late coment.


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