Hello and welcome! Hard to believe it's the last Saturday of the month, and it's also time for a new challenge at Allsorts! This week Dena is hosting and she selected the optional theme of "Embossing". It can be dry embossing or heat embossing, and as always now the theme is optional so you may share any of your new creations (up to 3) for a chance to be entered into the prize drawing. As this challenge ends in November we have new prizes and if you haven't already, be sure to check the October winners list on the challenge blog.
I used 2 different stamp sets to create the scene along with the dies and embossing folder. The presents (and sentiment) are from the Penny Black set "Christmas Cycling" but originally there is a dog peeking out from the box on top. To make it cat themed I used this fun cat from the Hero Arts stamp set Meowy Christmas and sat the cat right on top of the last present but making it look like he knocked over one of the gifts as he jumped up there. The single gift is also part of the Penny Black set. If you look closely you can see the dog's paws peeking out from the top LOL, something I tried to hide.
The floor was done with Penny Black's Floor die set and inked in a color to match the cat's fur. Embossing folder is an oldie by Cuttlebug, I think. I added a few sticky rhinestones and Stickles glitter for some sparkle. Glitter has this funny way of either showing up too much or not at all in photograph, today it's much more sparkly than in real life.
Challenges I'd like to share with:
- Cat Lovers Christmas Challenge
- Simon Says Stamp -AG
- The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Christmas
- Peace on Earth - Christmas
- Can You Handle The Pressure? - Embossing Folders
- Jingle Belles - Holiday Creatures