Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Christmas and A Playful Cat

It's time for another challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog where challenges are always Anything Goes and prizes are awarded from one or more sponsors.  Stop by the blog to check it out!
For this challenge, my DT card features a sweet image from Dr Digi Doodle named Cat Flap Florence. I love the look on this feline's face, which gave me the inspiration for the computer-generated sentiments. To add a bit of realism to the door, I created a doorknob from a silver button, gluing a circle punched from silver metallic paper to its center.  It was glued to a backplate made from a rectangle of silver metallic paper. The two little paw prints accenting the inside sentiment were punched from a sheet of scrapbook paper.
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Tuesday Challenge- TicTacToe (diagonal from upper left to lower right- button used for doorknob, kitty is the star of the card and kitty is inviting the dog to come outside and play. So they will might see a blue sky?)
·   Digi- Dr. Digi’s (Cat flap Florence)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Sentiments- Computer Generated
·   Cardstock, woodgrain, and silver metallic papers plus silver button from my stash
·   Cat Print paper- Hobby Lobby
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge- TicTacToe        
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #47 Anything Goes                      

I wanted to make another card to enter into a few embossing challenges. I used a Cuddlebug Embossing Folder and navy cardstock to create the front of my trifold card. After embossing the navy cardstock, I used a circle die cut a “window.” I backed this with a square of acetate. A single beautiful snowflake, made with the Eliza snowflake die from Simon Says, was attached to the acetate with glossy accents. (Be cautious to use only a very small amount… otherwise you’ll end up with a mess when you press the snowflake onto the acetate. And allow plenty of dry time before finishing the card as the snowflake will easily slide and make a mess. Guess how I know that?! I’d recommend leaving this step to the very end. That is what I plan to do when I make another of these cards in the future.) I used a square of snowy grey paper for the flap that will show behind the snowflake when the card is closed. It was fun to use some charms, a metal sentiment tag and scraps of sheer ribbon from my stash to complete this elegant card. (Oh… the half-circle behind the inside sentiment is from the circle die-cut from the embossed navy cardstock.)
·   Snowflake Die- Simon Says Stamps (Eliza Snowflake Wafer Die)
·   Circle Die- Little B Dies
·   Glossy Accents- used to attach Eliza snowflake to acetate
·   Cuddlebug Embossing Folder- Snowflake
·   Cardstock, background paper, sheer ribbon and snowflake charms from my stash
·   Cardstock, acetate, snowy background paper, charms, metallic sentiment, ribbon and silver cords from my stash
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Let It Snow     
Let’s Squash It! Challenge- Use a Christmas Themed Embossing Folder and Stamps               
Double D’s Challenge- Nov- Winter Blues                  
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #528 (Optional twist- Christmas) 
Di’s Digi Stamps- Emboss it (wet or dry)                                       
Outlawz Challenge- Crash Your Stash- Charms
This card was created for a wonderful annual event at Beccy’s Place named the Month of Holiday Cards Challenge (not just Christmas cards, you can make cards for ANY holiday.) This is my third year of participating, and I’m honored to now be a member of Beccy’s DT (called a Contributor!) and am blessed to have a large collection of Beccy’s amazing artwork!
The 8th annual Challenge goes on all month, with drawings for daily challenges, for posting comments, and even random entry numbers!  Stop in HERE to learn more.  Most of the challenges follow an A-Z theme… with a few other topics thrown in to cover all 31 days of November. This card is for the letter “M” as in Mulberry Paper (and for the name of the beautiful free digi!) It was fun to use some of my mulberry paper… which I’ve had since the mid-'90s.  
Note- on my supplies list I note that the source of the inside sentiment is “unknown.”  I currently have over nearly 12,000 digital images on my laptop. Many are within the 740 folders of digi sets so I cannot just pull them up by title. I know that this sentiment is hidden in one of those sets as I did print it off to make this card. And… I need to find it again because I really like it. So, when I do, I'll add the source here. In the meantime, if any of you recognize this sentiment and can tell me its source, please let me know. Thanks!]
·   Beccy’s Place Digital Freebie- “With Love At Christmas” (Margie’s Christmas Freebie)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Inside Sentiment- Thinking of You (unknown source)
·   Cardstock and elegant gold-threaded mulberry papers from my stash
Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place- 8th Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge    
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #466-467 Anything Goes                   
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #661 Sentimental
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #517 Anything Goes


  1. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

    1. Jackie, I always love seeing you stop by! Thanks, friend.

  2. Kathy your kitty card just warms my heart. Many years ago, we adopted a Jack Russel puppy and a kitten, within days of each other, and the two of them grew up together, believing they were the same as each other. The cat loved to sleep in the dog kennel with the dog, and they played together all day long. Your adorable sentiment has captured that theme beautifully!

  3. Awwww, how cute is the little cat looking through the dog flap?! That's really sweet Kathy, I love that she's asking for the dog to come out and play.... this would be wonderful for any animal lover.
    Love the snowflake card, what a beauty! The embossing looks wonderful on the navy and I like the way you decorated the inside of the card too.
    The texture on your final card is wonderful, the mulberry paper is fabulous. I like the torn edge on the paper too. Well done!

  4. Lovely cards Kathy. I love that sentiment image of Beccy's. I haven't used it so far this year but there is still time. You remind me that I have some mulberry paper somewhere - need to find it and use it. I wouldn't be surprised if it is the same age as yours!
    I had a look through my Thinking Of You sentiments and don't have that one so can't help sorry. I got tired of not being able to find the source of some of my sentiments that I copied them all into another folder and filed them by type as well. It gave me something to do during lockdown!

  5. Brilliant card Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
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  6. Cute cute cards! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Winter Blues’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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  7. Sweet kitty card, Kathy. Love the blue embossed snowflakes! Thanks for joining the Double D, "Winter Blues" Challenge.

  8. Very pretty. Your navy snowflakes are awesome. Hugz


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