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Sunday, April 15, 2018

!2 Months of Christmas Feature the Festive Feline this Month

Ah, the beloved cat! Those curious, sweet, four-legged furry creatures that sit innocently watching the Christmas tree and all those beautiful baubles shining in it. Until those tempting balls of fun drive our lovable but mischievous fur-balls into the heart of the tree to wreak a bit of holiday havoc! And yet, the holidays wouldn't be the same without this family tradition of cat vs. tree. So this month, cats rule and dogs drool.

As you can read from the intro above, the 12 Months of Christmas Challenge Blog is midway through its newest holiday theme of Festive Feline. I've got a new holiday card for you. I got to play with a digi image from my favorite artist, Sue Eisenhower, owner and artist of Ike's Art. My image is called Basket Case, and a picture formed in my head of a cat trying to wait up for Santa but not being very successful. But like a dog who can hear the refrigerator open from across the street, my kitten hears a jingle and peeks its sleepy head up to see where the noise is coming from.

My card is a hybrid mix of hand-colored image and digital papers with one digital element (the cat's cap). How I do this is to print and color my image and take a photo of it. Then I can digitally "fussy-cut" my image onto the digital papers, adding a sentiment. Once I like what I've created, I print my card, backing it onto cardstock (this time with glitter paper as well). Then I can add other embellishments from my stash.

Back to the challenge at the 12 Months of Christmas. In order to have a chance to win the prize from their guest sponsor, Ike's Artyou are asked to create a card that has a CAT as the focal point. You can choose any kind of cat image--wild, domestic, cartooned or something in-between. Whether you want to wish someone Fleas Navidad or hope they have a Pawsome Christmas, it is time to get into a furry mood. 
If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that you are included in the draw for the prize.
Of course you don't need to follow the theme to earn a free paper each month or for a chance to win the featured paper set. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's sponsored prize of
a $15 gift certificate to the Ike's Art store.

Challenges I am Entering:
  Show Us Your Pussies Cats Only - Anything Purry Goes
  2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes w/a Critter
  Crafty Animals - Anything Goes
  Sheepski Designs - Animal Magic
  Creative Crafters - Anything Goes


Teresa Arsenault said...

Cute card with a retro feel.

Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. You can play up to five times each month.

hugs & smiles,
Teresa DT

Nan Bourdeu said...

What a cute card! Love this! xx

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters! Hope to see you again!
~ DT Sherry x

ike said...

Eeeee ! How super cool. This is excellent. I love how you coloured him and his sweet Chrimbo hat :-) Very clever mixing of images. Thank you so much for the 'shout out' :-D I think my numerous cats would be the same with a tree so I didn't put one up last time. ! My older cats are OK with it but I had some young ones and didn't want to risk the mess LoL
Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.


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Heike Koch said...

so sweet card :)
thanks for joining us at SheepSki Designs Challenges. i hope you’ll join us again 🙂
DT heike 🙂

Cara Malmrose said...

This is so cute!
Thanks for sharing with us at SheepSki Designs! Good luck! (Hugs) Cara
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