Friday, January 15, 2016

Hey, By Golly!

Here are some more Holly Jolly Christmas challenge cards. I'm really enjoying all these challenges to inspire and motivate me to get my holiday cards done early. I'm already up to seven made.

This cutie card is from a progressive digital image challenge. If you play along one month you get the next month's image for free.  That's always interested me because you have no idea what the next month will bring so that's a fun mystery to look forward to. So I finally jumped in and bought the first image from From the Heart Stamps to play along.

This image is called Cozy Kittens are aren't they just so sweet?! To keep with the holiday theme I used the included holiday greeting but you could make a nice winter card with them as well.

This next card was inspired by the Merry Monday challenge to use plaid. I used designer paper for that card but in the process ran across this roll of plaid washi tape. I was too lazy to dig out another stamp set but that's okay because these grumpy critters are so much fun!
I'm submitting these cards to the ABC Christmas challenge and the weekly Christmas Card Challenge from Sparkle Creations.  A is for Anything Goes for both challenges so you have the choice of grumpy or cute to fit every mood.
The Fine Print: Cozy Kitten and greeting digital image from From the Heart (nifty place, check them out), fancy oval die by Spellbinders, designer paper by Basic Gray, flowers from Prima.  Holiday Grumpling cat and dashing greeting by Taylored Expressions, warm wishes greeting and snowy day background by A Muse Studio, plaid washi tape from my stash. Stay warm my friends!

18 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are both adorable! Love the kitties!

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love this plaid Washi tape! How fun with this grumpy kitty! Love the sweet kitties too! You are getting a good start on your Christmas cards! You go girl! Have a great weekend!

Donna said...

Well Princess Judy, thanks for visiting my blog. Your cards are adorable. And congrats on having so many Christmas cards done already in January. When I saw the Cozy Kittens I only saw it as a Valentine. Thanks for giving me a different perspective. Have a wonderful weekend!

Carol L said...

The cozy kittens are adorable, and I love the colors, die-cut panel and flowers. And then there's that hilarious grumpy kitty again which makes me laugh each time I see him! The plaid washi is rocking this card, and I love the senseless-ment too! Very funny :)

Greta said...

I have the DP you used--need to get it out! This is such a darling card! Bet your furbabies approve!

La Papera Gialla said...

Great cards!
Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
Monica - CCC DT

SARN said...

Love BOTH of these for different reasons . . . cuteness in the first and grumpiness in the second! xxx

Sandy said...

I love those sweet kitties. I think I ran across this challenge once and wasn't sure what their images were like, but this one is cute enough I might sign up.

JoAnn said...

Love both of your cards. The kitty one is precious.

Mandy LaCroix said...

OH I am a big cat person so, of course, I love these! :) Just adorable!
Thanks for sharing it with Christmas Card Challenges!

cotnob said...

Two fabulous cards Judy, such cute images.
Pauline
x

Janeen said...

cuteness overload. but oh my word, the grumpy cat card is hilarious. like your use of plaid.

Bad Kitty said...

very cute cards!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<

butterfly said...

Well, they're very cute and all... but Christmas cards already? My head is spinning (and I may projectile vomit!)...
Alison xx

LesleyG said...

Love these kitty cards, grumpy my favorite ! Xxx

Imke said...

Welcome to {From the Heart Stamp}, Judy ! Great that you are found us and join in our FREE Stamp of the Month Challenge ! THANKS !

Your card is lovely and you did a great job coloring these cute and cozy kittens. Love all the RED !

Georgiana said...

Oh my! Those kitties sure are adorable!

Helen said...

Awww...such sweet cards!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x