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Oct 28, 2023

Oh What Fun!

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.

Below are the FABULOUS prizes for the next few challenges, from StampendousOakwood Direct and WOWVOW. Winners will be selected weekly then all announced on the last Friday of November.


I wanted to get another chance at joining the Cat Lovers Christmas Kickstart challenge in honor of dear Janis who started the Cat Lovers Hop many years ago but sadly passed away this January. So I decided to make my Allsorts DT card a Christmas card with a cat to be able to combine. 


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. 

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PS: Still plenty of time to sign up for the Papercrafters Year in Review 2023 hop where we share our favorite creations of the year. If interested, please visit this post where I shared all the info about it at th end of that post. 


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37 comments:

brenda said...

Certainly is a fun card Ellie, very warm and cheery and perfect sparkle as well.

B x

Liz said...

Cute card, Ellie. Your little cat looks like he’s trying so hard not to topple of the pile of presents. xx

Aimeslee Winans said...

Fabulous way to use the stamp sets, very cute! xoxo

Lisa said...

Oh what fun this image and card is with the cute kitty.

Amy Johnson said...

Such a fun card. Cats love to play with presents, especially gift bags. My Jackson has ruined a lot of gift bags. :)

coldwaters2 said...

Smashing card Elly great embossing and I absolutely love that image a super make
hugs
lolo x

Sarn said...

Lovely embossed festive card xxx

Suzanne H said...

Adorable! Thanks so much for joining in The Cat Lovers Christmas Challenge. Helpful Hopper - Suzanne

SmilynStef said...

your holiday pyre is fantastic ... so very glad you joined our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles.

HilaryJane said...

This is fabulous, what a great scene and I love that wallpaper xx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous fun image and I love the sparkle and embossing..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Denise Bryant said...

Such a fun card! Love the scene you created and the details, like the embossed background for wallpaper! Adorable kitty too!

Anonymous said...

A great scene you have made Ellie, xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Such a fun card Ellie - and the dog paws look a bit like the cat's hind paws :) Love this, and the embossed background is perfect
Blessings
Maxine

Joanne said...

Very cute! Even looking closely I can't really make out the dogs paws, it just looks like part of the cat.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! What a delightful and fun card, great combination of embossing and stamping. x

Diane said...

A faThank you for joining our challenge at Can You Handle The Pressure!
Diane CYHTP Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Can You Handle The Pressure}bulous and creative card, I think the reason you can see the dogs paws is he was trying to get that cat LOL!!

Dotty Jo said...

Great work with those two stamp sets! I love this sweet scene and your glorious, traditional colour combo just works so well. I'm so happy to see you here again at The Cat Lovers Christmas Challenge where we're remembering our dear friend Janis Woolbright, Jo x

Becca Yahrling said...

This card screams 'oh what fun' with the darling kitty (you can just see the mischief in her eyes!) sitting atop those gifts - that you KNOW are going to come tumbling down! And all the pretty sparkle. Janis would be proud!

Sarah said...

A super fun card Ellie and the embossed background is fabulous xx

Bunny said...

I think you hid that paw real good because I can't see it. Wow, does the floor and baseboard look good. This is a cute card. [Bunny]

Darlene said...

Oh my friend, this is so stinkin' cute and love how you did the floor & baseboard! VERY clever! Looks amazing! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth & Can You Handle the Pressure challenges! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
Co-Owner … Can You Handle the Pressure, Double D, Four Seasons, Peace On Earth, Stencil Fun, Simply Clean & Simple, Two Old Bats, Triple B

Linby said...

How clever to use the Christmas EF for the wallpaper. It's a fab and fun card.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Your card is adorable, Ellie! Well done mixing your stamps to create this scene! Love the sparling you added and the floor is just perfect. I can't see the the dog's paw, the black seems the cat's paws!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Fabulous background embossing and a fun design.
Lorraine

Carol L said...

From the wood plank floor to the embossed background - that kitty on the sparkly presents is just too too cute! I love those diamond gemstones on the sentiment panel too - very cute and fun card!

papierelle said...

Oh oh ... ob das gut geht?? Aber Katzen sind ja zum Gl├╝ck Balancierk├╝nstler und so sollte der Stapel Geschenke nicht umfallen ... *lach* Allerliebst Deine Karte und so bezaubernd gemacht!! LG Gundi

Fikreta said...

Thank you for joining us at The Cat Lovers Christmas Challenge remembering our dear friend Janis!
its so adorable card!
Fiki

Trina P. said...

Aww such a sweet scene. The embossed wall looks fabulous and festive.

Diana said...

Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

Looking forward for the next post.

Diana
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Pauline C said...

Love this scene Ellie - you combined the different gift and cat stamps beautifully, and the floor die set is awesome and beautifully coloured.
Pauline xx

mandysea said...

Oh what fun indeed! What a gorgeous card! I LOVE those stacked presents - so sparkly! The kitty is just cute too. It has a bit of a mid-century modern feel to it! Looked really close at my screen to see the doggy paws LOL! Would never have been able to tell! Clever combining your stamps and the boarded flooring looks amazing as well as the background - thats elegant - like wall paper. Thanks for playing along with Cat Lovers Christmas Challenge.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous and cute card;-))m

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is adorable! Awesome way to combine two stamp sets to make this cute little scene. The hardwood floor looks purr-fect! I saw this card over at Allsorts and loved it! Thank you so much for linking up your adorable kitty card at Christmas Kickstart's Cat Lovers Christmas Challenge! Wishing you a wonderful day!

lauren bergold said...

Oh my gosh what an amazingly lovely card and that cat is so cute! Another amazing addition to our Christmas Creatures at Jingle Belles!

Carole J said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Ellie with the festive kitty playing in the gift boxes. Love the embossed background wallpaper too!
Thank you for joining the special Cat Lovers Christmas Challenge in memory of our dear friend, Janis Woolbright. x

Gina said...

What a fun card with this cat on top of the gift boxes ! Love the extra glitter accents you have used ! Creative regards, Gina