...Good morning all! We're already half-way through February, time seems to be flying by. Your red, green and gold cards were absolutely lovely last time. This time at Christmas 24 Challenge - C24C#28 we have a theme that's always popular. We want to see CUTE ANIMALS on your Christmas cards. I have to admit that for me this was tough. In all my vast stash I only have three "cute" animals. I think this bear is adorable:
Stamps: Docrafts - Forever Friends G Stamp; MFT - Bitty Holiday Wishes
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento - Summer Sky; Versafine Claire - Nocturne; Gina K - Soft Stone, Stormy Sky
Accessories: White Card; Copic Markers; Clear Embossing Powder; Uniko Stencil - Let It Snow; Martha Stewart - Frosty Glitter
I'm submitting this card to CASology - CAS#383 where the cue word is Envelope - my little guy is clutching his Christmas envelope and is ready to hand it over.
I stamped the bear in black Versafine ink onto white card and heat embossed the image with clear powder. I used my Copics to colour him in and then I fussy cut him out. I sponged pale blue ink through a snowflake stencil to give a wintery background. I added a simple sentiment in black along the bottom of the card and the adhered the bear on the line. I finished the front by adding some sparkly glitter to the hat. On the inside, I kept things really simple. I stamped the bear image again in pale grey and added a greeting in darker grey.
I decided to make another card for the challenge - this one features a cat, more snarky than cute, but I think he's great:
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz Snarky Cat Christmas CMS416
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Versafine Claire - Nocturne; Gina K - Stormy Sky
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders
Accessories: White Card; Clear Embossing Powder; Copic Markers; Glitter
I'm submitting this card to CAS Christmas Card Challenge - CASXMAS#02 where they want us to use a Dog and/or Cat, and to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown - 52CCT06-21 where they have the colour pink, blue and purple.
I stamped the cat onto white card, embossed the image with clear powder and coloured him with Copic makers. I then fussy cut him out. I used a stitched edge die to cut the hillside border, stamped a sentiment on the left corner and adhered it to the card. I added the cat and some glitter. Perfectly clean and simple and just a bit snarky! On the inside, I cut a piece of white card slightly smaller than the card. I stamped another of the cats and the matching sentiment in grey, added a touch of colour to the image, edged the panel with a blue marker and adhered it inside.
So, I had fun with our challenge of 'Cute Animals' and I'm looking forward to seeing your creations. Don't forget to visit our blog, Christmas 24 Challenge, to see lots more inspiration cards from the rest of the team.
I love both your cards, but a snarky sentiment always grabs me so the second is without a doubt my favourite. Love ther image too!
Guest Designer at CAS Christmas
Two great Christmas cards here. I'll admit I'm more drawn to the snarky than the cute generally! Don't know what that says about me. But your little bear is very endearing. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT this week.
Love your cards, Deborah - such fun! Jo x
Your snarky cat is just too funny. Great sentiment to go along with it. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.
trop chou Deborah! c'est si mignon, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz
Your adorable critter with his holiday mail is so sweet and wonderful for our challenge. And, your second card simply cracked me up. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology.
Deborah, both of these are fabulous! I love your colouring on that adorable little bear and the cat and that sentiment just cracked me up! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!
Your snarky cat looks awesome, I love this set :) thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.
Thank you so much for joining 52CCT with this cute card.
Such a pretty card! Thank you for joining the Christmas Card Throwdown.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well :-)
Lovely set of cards xx
Your bear is adorable with those pretty snowflakes in the background Deborah! But it's the snarky cat that has stolen the show. Hilarous image and awesome sentiment to go with it. Love the inside sentiment too! I have to get that set! :) Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!
Beautiful cards! love the cat in warm scarf ! Thanks for playing at 52cct
Two great Christmas cards featuring animals! The bear is so sweet with the stencilled snowflakes behind him. And your naughty cat is so much fun - that sentiment made me smile. Thanks so much for making a card for the challenge I'm hosting at CAS Christmas.
Hi Deborah! Great to see you over at 52CCT again - I've missed seeing your beautiful DT cards! Hugs, Gill x
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