Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Visions of Sugar Plums

Hello, everyone! Before I share my card, I would like to welcome two new followers - Judy VanZandt and lilita summer - thank you for joining me!


Today I'm sharing another festive card, and it's a shaker card, my favourite!  I stamped an adorable kitty from Your Next Stamp called Purrrfect Day. The kitty reminds me so much of my Honeydew - he's a big boy at 20 lb! The "visions of sugar plums" thought bubble is part of an older wood-mounted Stampendous stamp called Sugar Plum Fluffles, and I thought it went perfectly with this snoozing kitty on Christmas Eve.  I coloured both images with watercolour markers and then fussy-cut. The epoxy circle kitten embellishment was made by me! See this post for how I made it.

Here are the other items used:
  • Dies: Frame (Nellie's Multiframe Rectangles, Top Dog Dies Pocket Page Halloween), stitching (My Favourite Things Basic Stitch Lines)
  • Sentiment stamp: Newton's Nook Newton's Curious Christmas
  • Glitter cardstock: Recollections
  • Patterned paper: Simple Stories, Studio 18
  • Ribbon: DL.ART Christmas Red
  • Accents: Stars, sequins, and pearl snowflakes from my stash

I was inspired by the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches #360:


I was inspired by the colours at Your Next Stamp #43:

YNScolor-43

I was inspired by the bingo challenge at Catch the Bug Christmas in July Day 4 (I used ribbon, sparkly, stripes) and the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at Share Joy (I went with shaker, red, glitter):


I would also like to support these challenges (listed alphabetically): Artistic Inspirations AG UE; Christmas Cards All Year Round July AG 4/5; Craft Your Passion Always AG 2/3; Crafty Catz Red, White, and Blue 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra July UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper July AG; Creative Fingers AG 3/3; Deep Ocean Christmas in July UE; Die Cut Divas Glitter 4/4; DL.ART July Linky AG 1/day; Double D Simply Gingham (see inspiration photo below) 1/3; DRS Designs Creative Piercing (see stitched lines) 1/3; Fantasy Stampers Wish Upon a Star 2/3; Let's Craft and Create Four Legged Friends 3/3; Holly Jolly Christmas Inspired by a Song Twas the Night Before Christmas" 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Love to Scrap Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 2/3; One Crazy Stamper Christmas in July 2/5; The Artistic Stamper All Things Bright and Beautiful 3/3; The Cat's Pajamas #318 Christmas in July; The Corrosive Nature/Animals 3/3; The Daily Marker 30-day Colouring Challenge Day 8; The Ribbon Girl AG Card UE; Through the Craftroom Door AG 1/2


Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

68 comments:

Patti said...

Hi Kitty : )

I see you are back to creating tons of amazingly adorable cards!! : )So glad to see you getting inky again : )

I have really been out of it! I miss you and my other bloggy friends! I hope to be back soon!

(((Hugs)))
Patti

vinita jain said...

Love the Gingham PP as a shaker part and The kitten is absolutely adorable! Love this darn cute creation Kitty!
Kindly visit my blog I have used your Beach die set:)

Lisa Lynn said...

This is just too cute. Love your "Big boy" and the shaker card is gorgeous.

ike said...

Oh how super cute - I love your layout and that purr-fect little kitty image :-) Fabulous xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Monika Reeck said...

Hihi the Kittie is so cuteeee love the scene you made he sleep n dream right hehe sweet little kittie card and always amaze if youade shaker card..its not in my list...not bulkie card I mean...beautifully made Kittie...see you around..hugs.Monika

Jen Leeflang said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining our Christmas in July event this week. We hope to see you join in on the remaining days as well.
Good Luck!
Jen Leeflang
Bugaboo DT

Rushd Lady said...

I've been watching some Youtube videos on how to make those little epoxy circles, but this is the first time I've seen the little charmer on a card. Thank you for sharing! You'll be ready for Christmas in no time! =0)

Bad Kitty said...

love this card!
so pretty!
cute image and my favorite card designs- shaker!
love it!
have a nice day
hugs

Jac Curran said...

Such a fun card, great image and love the sparkle, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Avril Watson said...

Awe Kitty, super cute and fun, hugs xxxx

Diane said...

Love, love your adorable shaker kitty...love the fat and very content kitty image too! Thank you for joining our double D challenge!
Diane DD DT

Robin said...

Oh this is just so adorable! I love the shaker and that cute big kitty! So glad you joined us at LTSCB and good luck! Hugs, Robin

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! The kitty is too cute dreaming of sugar plums :) I love the shaker and the sparkle!! Fabulous card my friend!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Deb Bradley said...

Fabulous card, that kitty looks like he's had to much Christmas dinner haha love the colours to Debbs xx

Melissa Craig said...

What a fun card! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Janett Ray said...

The kitty is adorable very cute card.Thanks for joining the DRS designs challenge.

Nancy Hill said...

Love your kitty and dreaming of sugar plums. A very fun card. Thank you so much for sharing your adorable Christmas kitty card with us Let's Craft and Create and can't wait to see you next adorable project or card with us soon. Hugs, Nancy Hill Design Team for Let's Craft and Create

Kuni said...

Oh.... this is so cute Kitty.
Hugs
Kuni

Karin said...

Super duper cute! Love the dreaming kitty and the glittery frame! Thanks for playing at DRS Designs!

scrAPpamondo said...

Ah ah ah!!! Too fun!! Love this fat kitty and your comparision with Honeydew made me smile! Even one of my cats is so "big" :D
Adorable work, Kitty, you show always so beautiful shaker cards and this isn't an exception! Love the sparkling and the colours combo! The image is adorable and love the idea of the balloon with the presents! Very cute!

Stamping Bubbles said...

What a brilliant fun card Kitty. He loves like he is looking forward to a great Christmas.
Thank you for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers.
Crafty hugs
Lesley

Darlene said...

Awwww what a precious creation! Love the design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Simply Gingham’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

Verna Angerhofer said...

An amazing festive shaker card and so cute and adorable too!

cotnob said...

A super card Kitty, such a fun image and great shaker design.
Pauline
x

Olga Fink said...

It's so purrrfect Kitty! gorgeous shaker card!
xoxo Olga

Pia S said...

He's a good fluffy (fat?) cat and I think you've made such a fun, sparkly Christmas creation using the sketch. Great idea to add the speech bubbles. A fun card!

Billie A said...

Cute card and those look like my dreams.. Yummy. Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug for our CIJ challenges.
Billie A
Catch the bug
Inspiration Destination
Creative with Stamps
Aud Sentiments

Mrs A. said...

The gingham really makes this card pop and that little fat snoozing cat made me smile. He is a cutie. hugs Mrs A.

Tammy Miller said...

Thanks so much for participating in our CIJ event for Tuesdays Challenge! I love your project! I love that image!!

Chrissy said...

Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYD...love your cute cat dreaming of those Christmas yummies..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Andrea W said...

That sleeping kitty is adorable and the thought bubble goes purrfectly with him. I enjoy your shaker cards and maybe one day I'll try to make one. Great job with the sketch.

Chi Cr said...

So adorable!!! :)

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Super adorable shaker card!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

nwilliams6 said...

Very cute, Kitty! Love the details and darling images! Fun way to put it all together too. Thanks for joining us in the DRS Designs Challenge! Hugz

nwilliams6 said...

I am back! Congrats on your win at DRS Designs - your card really is cute, cute, cute!

Eek Eek said...

Love how you've interpreted the sketch! The kitty is so cute :) Great idea giving the kitties thought bubbles, will write it down in my ideas book! :)
Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

Asha said...

Aaaw! Looks like kitty had one too many sugar plums! Our bats are having a gala time. They are protected so there's nothing we can do. They are kinda cute and harmless ... and they do a great job keeping the pesky mosquitos at bay. Can't have everything, right?
x Asha

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful shaker card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge Blog.
Kathy
DD DT

Marieke Slaats said...

Love the cat! and your card offcourse it could be on the humor me wednesday ;), thanks for entering our Christmas in july challenge this week.

Greetz,
Marieke

Donna Ellis said...

Whew! Honeydew is certainly a big boy! Wow! My kitty is four years old and is not even 9 pounds! She is just the right size for me though. Your shaker card is especially vibrant with the sparkly red frame! Beautiful design and oh-so-happy! Hugs, de

Angela Jones said...

Thanks for joining our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round.

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and fabulous card Kitty thank you for joining us over on
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge
Dianne xx
HJCC DT

Angela B said...

Very cute! Thank you so much for entering the Anything Goes challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Happy crafting,
AngelaTTCRD DT
Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door
ttcrd.blogspot.com

Julie B said...

Such a sweet image, love the way you have split the image up and the use of the shaker element.
Thanks for joining in at Fantasy Stampers. :)

Julie E said...

Awww, such a fun way to use the cat stamp! So creative and colorful. Thanks for joining in the fun at YNS!

Danielle Vincent said...

Super cute Kitty! I love how that cat is dreaming of Christmas! Thanks for joining us for Christmas in July at Catch the Bug Challenges.

katieo said...

Adorable. I love how you paired the 2 stamps. The shaker is fabulous. Thank you for sharing your creative card in the DL.ART Thankful Thursday July Linky Challenge Kati-DT member

Lisa said...

omg... adorable!!! Love the dream he's having... I was having dreams of ribbon last night...lol... kind of the same thing..

Arlene said...

That little fat cat is so cute - adorable card.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Lori Kobular said...

What an adorable shaker card! That kitty is so cute and I love the sugarplums dancing in his head! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART July Linky Challenge!

Gabriela Ulate said...

Beautiful Shaker card!!! the cat is beautiful, thank you for participating The Corrosive Challenge, luck !!!
Gaby DT

Brenda said...

This card made me smile. I love shakers and that smiling kitty is just the cutest. Your combination of papers, images and embellishments are perfect. Thanks for joining us at The Cat's Pajamas for TCP Tuesday!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Such a pretty, cute card! Adorable cat image and great detailing. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love your snoozing little kittie dreaming of all the lovelies, Kitty!!!! Such a great shaker with the lovely red gingham paper!!! All the sparkle is just great and gives your card a lovely festive look!!! So pretty and cheerful!!!!
Hugz

Debbie said...

What a fun card! I love all your embellies!
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie (TMS DT)
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Donna Rudy said...

Love that you made this a shaker card! So fun!!!! Thank you for sharing your card in our challenge at One Crazy Stamper.

Patti said...

LOL cute CUTE kitty KT!!Thanks so much for joining us over at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Nancy Thomas said...

Love all the little stamps and that great shaker. Thank you for joining TCP Tuesday at The Cat's Pajamas.

Catie Cuddles said...

How lovely. Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges. Happy crafting! Catherine x DT

Catie Cuddles said...

How lovely. Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges. Happy crafting! Catherine x DT

marion said...

this made me laugh, what a lovely card, love the kittie on it, sending lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles for Kiwi, Snowie and Honeydew, xxx, Marion

Heather said...

Awwww . . . so cute!! I love that fat cat and the thought bubble is just fabulous! Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

Neva Zver said...

What a lovely card . Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge.Neva

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely card. This image did make me smile. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Holly Jolly. Hope to see you again soon. Good luck.
Lynn, Holly Jolly DT

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Lovely and Bright and beautiful! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge

Rebecca Gillard said...

A lovely card. Thank you for sharing at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

flossbite said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty HazelNuts this month. Good Luck!
Hugs
Fiona DT xx

Cathie Borowski said...

I love how all the elements of your card come together. Thank you for joining the Diecut Divas Make it Glitter Challenge. Cathie DT