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Oct 27, 2022

A "Meowy" Kind of a Christmas Card

Hello and welcome!

The 2022 Cat Lovers Hop hosted by Janis from Her Peaceful Garden is still going on and I decided to make another card to share because I have so many cat stamps that sadly don't get used as much as I really like to. Ok,  it's my own fault but somehow I seem to gravitate to the same style of stamps over and over while others are getting neglected. So for today's card I used a set I've only used a couple of times before. 

I do absolutely love this set but somehow I always dread dealing with matching dies for whatever reason and these stamps just seem easier to use when die cut.

The set is no longer in production but it did find it on Amazon along with the matching die set (sold separately). 

I stamped the tree on card stock I inked with Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide ink then I used the matching die to cut it out. Cats and presents were stamped, colored with Zig Clean Color markers (brush pens) and then I used the matching dies to cut them out. I tried to add more details to the cats' fur with my colored pencils but it didn't really work the way I wanted to, think the paper was still a bit damp too when I tried adding colored pencils so I just left them as is.

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Before assembling my card, I used a brick stencil I've had for years but I don't remember anymore which brand it is (options here). I used Tattered Rose ink for a soft peachy pink color. 

Stickles glitter glue in Stardust was used on the tree, ribbons and bows for some sparkle. 

If you are a cat lover I hope you'll join in the fun. Janis has lots of prizes on offer too and most of all you get to see some fabulous cat themed creations by joining in the hop!

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Oh, and another reminder about the end of year hop I'm planning where we will share our own favorites of 2022. Looking for participants to join in so we can share our favorites with each other. 

The sign- up is now available and you can read all about it HERE or simply click the logo below:

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These challenges below are Always Anything Goes so will try to link up here as well:

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Darlene said...

Oh my friend this is so, so cute! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our STENCIL FUN challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


PS ... thanks for also sharing in our Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge! Good Luck!

Crafting With Jack said...

Your card is lovely. Hopping from the Cat Lovers Hop!

Fikreta said...

thats so beautiful card!
Hi from Cat lovers blog hop! ­čÉż

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

It's a shame that this kit of kitties is retired, how cute they are! Adorable card!
Happy Hopping!

Nina B said...

Wow!! Beautiful Christmas cats!! Love them!! ❤️ Adorable cats and gorgeous tree!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Purr-fect brick background, paper for floor and cats posing. Visiting from Cat Lovers Blog Hop.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Laurie2cats said...

Darling card! Great combination of subtle background and beautifully colored images.

kiwimeskreations said...

Love, love, love that gorgeous pussycat Christmas card Ellie - well done!

mandysea said...

Wow, this stamp set you've used is gorgeous! The cats look very elegant. I'm a bit like you and forget to use other stamps I've got and have to make a conscious effort to do so. Your card is lovely! Happy hopping!

papierelle said...

Das sind ja zwei au├čerordentliche Sch├Ânheiten!!! Und ich glaube, sie dulden auch keinen Widerspruch .. *LOL* Wundersch├Âne und elegante Weihnachtskarte!! Happy hopping again!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

I love it, Ellie! Your little Christmas kitty scene is adorable! I have this set and love it! Thank you for the inspiration as I'm planning to make some more cards with this set in November!

Chris said...

Such a pretty Christmas card, those stamps are so cute! Thanks for joining in at Fab'n' Funky!

Joanne said...

What a cute set! Your card is just adorable.

Jennifer said...

Aww I love cats. So cute!

Curated by Jennifer

Suzanne H said...

This is a terrific card. The details on your cats are perfect. I would think it's hard to line up those dies with the stamped images. Your card came out beautiful.

ScrappyHorses said...

How adorable is this Christmas card! Great sparkle, colors, and the cutest little kitties! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

brenda said...

Such a pretty Christmas card Ellie. Apols I've probably missed one or two this week as I thin this event is daily.

B x

valscraftings said...

Cute kitties and images!
Popping in from LeighSBDesigns & Cat Lovers Hop

Becca Yahrling said...

I love this so much that I had to go put it on my Amazon wish list!! lol I love these regal kitties!! And your card is fabulous. I always love your pretty cards & your creative artistry.

Carole J said...

Ellie, this is a gorgeous stamp set and you've made a cozt Christmas scene. I love the delicately stencilled, brick background too. x

Donna Walls said...

Love the Retro Vibe of these Kitties! Great card, Thanks for joining us at The Paper Funday Challenge.
Donna xx
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corysnana said...

What a fun card! Thanks for adding your card to the Let's Craft & Create November Challenge gallery. Cathy LC&C DT

Amy Johnson said...

Awww, I love this kitty Christmas card.

NanaConnie said...

Absolutely adorable, Ellie! Love the images and dies. Visiting from the Cat Lovers Hop again. While I'm here, let me thank you for playing along in our challenge over at Crazy for Cats! NanaConnie DT

Marilyn said...

Adorable card!
have a great day!

Vickie Y said...

Adorable! Thank you for sharing with us at Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge.

Leslie said...

Popping over from the Cat Hop today to say hello! Super cute card! I love those felines and that tree!
Love To Scrap 2

SmilynStef said...

those retro kitties are super-fun ... so very glad you joined our Creature Christmas at Jingle Belles.

Roberta Stevenson said...

Gorgeous colouring and love the scene you created!
Thanks for participating in the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop! I'm hopping by to say hi to everyone and check out all of the amazing cat creations and inspiration.

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

Aww, Your card is so adorable! Love how you colored up the kitties and such a pretty soft background! :)

Donna Reidland said...

Your card is adorable!

Cat - Paper Dragonfly, Crazy for Cats, Most Magical Time of the Year said...

Such a lovely Christmas card, the kitties are sitting so pretty waiting for their gifts! Hopping in from the Cat Lovers Hop and Crazy for Cats Challenges, thank you for playing in our first challenge!
Have a wonderful crafty day!
Cat ­čÉ▒
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lauren bergold said...

Oh how LOVELY is this?! Every single detail is so perfectly judged... your card is both elegant and adorable! So pleased you could join our Creature Feature fun at Jingle Belles!

Sue D said...

I like the Christmas tree scene you created for these cute cats.

Susan Renshaw said...

I too gravitate to the same style of stamps - and papers all the time! I love these kitties! Just hopping by from the Cat Lovers Hop!

Rose Andrew said...

Such a Beautiful card .. love the Christmas Tree
Thank you for joining us at LeAnn's World 101 Challenge
Good Luck
Rose DT

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Totally PURRtastic kitties, such a fun Christmas card! Hopping in from the Cat Lovers Hop, thank you for visiting LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog and leaving us some love for the CLH, so much appreciated!

Janis said...

It's wonderful, Ellie! I am so glad you are digging deep in your stash to make some cards for the Hop. These cats look very proper and well-behaved (lol....just wait until no one is looking!!)....very fancy and dressed-up in their bows! Great little scene you made. I like the brick stenciling, too.
Thank you so much for participating in the #2022CatLoversHop!!!
<3 J
jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

What an adorable Christmas card! I can see why the tree is undecorated, as the cats would surely undo it all! Thanks for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and good luck!
Marie B -DT

Carole J said...

Hello Ellie, I'm back again to say thank you for joining the challenge at The Path of Positivity with this gorgeous kitty scene. x

Sheryl said...

I love this card!
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl xx