Friday, September 26, 2008

Christmas Critters

Just when I thought my making Halloween cards was kind of jumping the season - here I go making a Christmas card!

The Limited Supply challenge on Split Coast was to use Christmas themed animal stamps and we were also limited to just ribbon as an embellishment.I used this fun little kitty by Penny Black from a set appropriately enough called Christmas Critters! I used the ever lovely Basic Gray Fruitcake DP and tied a sheer dotted ribbon around the panel. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Believe set. Of course on my first edition - I gleefully put red Stickles over the holly berries - and then realized 'oh, oh - no embellishments accept ribbon......" and had to restamp and color the image! That always happens to me with limited supply challenges - I forget the limits!

This card measures a cute 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 and will most definately be one of my cards I send out this Christmas season!

I hope you all have a super weekend! Thank you so much for stopping by today!

DH and I are going to see the new Cirque Du Soleil show - Kooza - tomorrow with my sister and brother-in-law - I'm so looking forward to it! We go everytime the show comes to Boston.

Stamps: Penny Black: Christmas Critters, Sentiment - Papertrey Ink - Believe
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Real Red: SU, White - Papertrey Ink, DP: Basic Gray Fruitcake
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: Prismacolor markers, foam dimensionals, dotted sheer ribbon

17 comments:

Sue said...

Cute card Julia! I love PB stamps! Have fun at the Cirque, I went this spring in Portland , Or and it was amazing!

silke said...

Super cute card - Julia!!! The PB image is darling!!! Perfect DP and colors for your x-mas card!!!

Jenn Muraoka said...

What a cute card. I think it's a great card to send out and make in mass quantities; it isn't overly complicated. I really like the design of the card as well. I hope you have fun at Kooza! The athletic ability of the performers is nothing short of amazing! Hugs and have a good weekend, jenn

Kim said...

What an adorable card! I love that critter!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is so adorable. Super sweet image, great coloring, paper and design.

Bev said...

What a cute image and card-like the dp you used. tfs

My lifes inky escape and more said...

This is such a cute card! Love the kitty :)

Heidi Fleetwood Designs said...

Such a wonderful Christmas card! Penny Black makes some of the cutest stamps, and this cat one is fantastic! Wonderful coloring and layout! You have a great blog, love all your creative ideas!

~amy~ said...

A-dorable Julia...that cute kitty and the Basic Grey dp look fabulous together...nice choice on the ribbon!

Shirley said...

Your cat is precious and the card is beautiful!! Loev the background paper and the Dotted Swiss riboon. Perfect with that wreath on the cat!

Carolina said...

This kitty image is too stinkin' cute and you made an adorable card with it- TFS!

Deb said...

sooooo cute Julia! Love the DP and the coloring!

Debbie said...

Adorable card Julia!!! Hope you had fun at the show!

Joan Ervin said...

Julia...this is adorable...such a cute image and I love the BG paper!! Have a great week!!!

Julie- justwritedesigns. said...

This is so cute! That image is just darling and I love the colors and dp. Oh, and I've just Tagged you, Julia! Please check my blog to read it.

acreativeneed said...

Oh lucky you! How was the Cirque show?? Did your heart nearly stop, like mine did during the Wheel of death??? Oh my goodness I was tense through so much of that show! But loved it of course!
Your card is wonderful, what a cute little Christmas critter!
smiles,Deena

dpkennedy said...

This is adorable! I love that stamp! Thanks so much for my gorgeous birthday card and the stamped images! Hope you had a great weekend!!