Thursday, January 15, 2015

New Critter Christmas! Merry Monday 141

I was so happy when the holidays and the holiday hoopla was over so I could get back to the business of making Christmas cards (which makes perfect sense if you live inside my brain).  I was quite tickled with how my playing along with Merry Monday netted me quite the stash of Christmas cards before the holidays so I could be all bah-humbuggy during them.

With that in mind I decided I needed to play along with Merry Monday again this year.  I'm even going to try to play along in the summer when it is so hot the asphalt is melting (oddly enough, it is really hard to think Christmas then).

The latest challenge is to create a Christmas card with critters.  Well, I can do that! In fact, I can use my Never Before Used Stash (NBUS) which is a brand spanking new Christmas Critter set.  Here we go:

Yeah I know I got all over-achievey and made two of them, but this is a fun set and I have a ridiculous amount of Christmas designer paper to use up.  I hope you enjoyed my holiday selection.  If you are feeling Merry and Bright join in at Merry Monday and make a Christmas Critter Card or if you have some NBUS you need to try out join Darnell at her NBUS Challenge #3.

The Fine Print: Speaking of over-achievey--look at me joining two challenges at once.  That's rather unheard of for me, but maybe I'm turning over a new leaf. HA!  Christmas Critter set by Taylored Expressions "Deck the Halls," holly dies by A Muse Studio (retired), stitched circle die by MFT, scallop circle and square dies by Spellbinders, designer paper by DCWV, ribbon and bling from my stash.

17 comments:

chrissy xx said...

Two Wonderful Christmas cards! Both critters eager to get the tree ready!
LOving your colours and design.
Chrissyxx
You've got one more than me now lol. x

Janeen said...

Cute images . Fun cars. Ikwym about the "pressure" feeling, been though we are very low key holiday peeps, it rubs off and is evident everywhere. Save me....

Lindsey said...

Both of these are very cute! The penguin really speaks to me... perhaps it's his perfect hat. Nicely done!

Leslie Hanna said...

Your inner brain and mine would get along juuuust fine! I totally enjoy making these all year long, and slacking in December. These are soooo cute!

Carol L said...

Such a cute pair of critters adorning your pretty Christmas cards! You already have 2 more made than moi :)

My name is Cindy said...

Brilliant! I'm at 30 Christmas cards and counting. And I too have ridiculous amounts of designer christmas paper - (and stamps). A friend who visited me on Monday brought a gorgeous 12 x 12 double sided pack she saw in the sale for £4 (no idea what that is in dollars but not a lot). They are lovely. So now I have even more than I did last week. Progress?

Sandy said...

Specially love the penguin, but the images are both cute, and the cards are very festive.

Bonnie said...

The only thing better than one adorable Christmas critter card is more than one adorable Christmas critter card! It's so good to see you back at Merry Monday, PJ!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Both critters are adorable! Love your choice of colors, too!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday!

Joyce said...

These are both so adorable. Love the critters, and they are perfectly colored, too. I hope I have a chance to play along with this challenge. I have so many critter stamps (many NBUS).

Sue said...

Love the critters PJ! so cute..have a fab weekend huggles Sue xxx

Greta said...

These are both so cute--I can see why you got that set! Great cards!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I hear you with being over-achievey about this new set, PJ! These guys are too adorable not to play with all day long and make dozens of cards! No? Too too over-achievey? Well, you did great making two and I love your designs and your inspiration for ways I can use up my butt-load of patterned paper! And you did good linking up to two challenges and I'm thrilled as a blue jay with a piece of tin foil that you chose my NBUS Challenge #3 as one of them!! Have a great weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell J Knauss said...

PS I forgot to say congratulations on 100 followers!! Mwah! DJ

Wendy said...

Both cards are so adorable! Love your coloring of the critters and the pretty papers! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

Lori said...

Adorable critter cards :) Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday this week xoxoxo

Becky Evans said...

Penguin and fox cards....cute, cute, cute!