Friday, November 3, 2017

Two holiday cards

Happy Friday!!  It's time for another challenge from Jo's Scrap Shack.  As always, we are now an Anything Goes challenge.  
Our sponsors this week the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps:

Sunny Studio Stamps

This is not my normal week to post a card for Jo's challenge, but there was some miscommunication a little while ago and I ended up with these adorable Bugaboo images that didn't get used.  So, rather than take advantage of Jody's generosity, I created two cards to go along with the challenge.  Now, the images I received are actually Halloween images, but since I don't celebrate Halloween, I got creative and turned them into something I can use.  My first card uses the sweet little kitty and by using Christmas colors, I changed him into an Elf kitten.  Doesn't he look like he would be a great help at Christmas time?
 One of my children commented that it looked like a Santa cat, so I guess I did my job well!  For some extra fun, I created a shaker card with a new cover plate die I just received.
 My second card uses an adorable stack of jack-o-lanterns.  I love pumpkins (and everything fall for that matter) and these are cute not scary, so I turned them into a fall card.
I can never get dark brown to photograph well, but the strip of ribbon is dark brown, not black.  I used some copper DMC floss to stitch around the pumpkin patterned paper layer, and used the same floss to criss-cross the ribbon for a fun touch.  The sentiment is a bit hard to make out.  It says "Happy Fall: thinking of you this autumn and always".  Sweet, huh?
    I hope you will play along with us this week, I always love being inspired by what you create!  Thanks for stopping by!

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool on Jo's blog. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date and the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until Nov. 10th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Nov. 13th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Cat" from the Cute Halloween Set 2; Verve "Ornamental Christmas" sentiment
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" fishtail banner and sentiment panel and "Bold Stripe Cover Plate Die"

Cute Card Thursday #502--anything goes
As You Like It--Christmas or non-Christmas and why?  (I chose Christmas,  I love making Christmas cards and do it all year long!)
Little Miss Muffet #175--anything goes
Card Mania #98--anything goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge #41--anything goes
Inspiration Destination #137--anything goes
Crafting by Designs--anything goes
MFT #357--sketch

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #18--anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage #98--use a sentiment
Simon Says Stamp Monday--all creatures great and small
Hiding In My Craft Room #324--any holiday

Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Pumpkins" from the Cute Halloween Set 2; PTI "Mum's The Word" sentiment
Dies: Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangle

Aud Sentiments #192--Bingo (I used the center column: patterned paper, image, stitching, I also used flowers, die cuts, and ribbon--almost the whole board!)

Dies R Us #84--anything fall
Creative Sketchy Girls #17--autumn
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes using patterned paper
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--anything goes
Crafty Creations #353--anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #147--Harvest colors
The Paper Shelter #316--digital delights
Try Stampin' On Tuesdays--sketch with the optional twist: create a scene (my card has a scene)

Die Cuttin Divas #341--pumpkins
Sweet Stampers--autumn or Halloween


Margaret said...

Cute pumpkin card and just love how you have criss crossed the ribbon. Thanks for sharing with CHN patterned paper challenge. Love the cute kitty card too.
Margaret M DT

Krafty Kaylin said...

Great Pumpkin Card. Great use of the sketch. Thanks for participating at Try Stampin on Tuesday.

Kuni said...

Your card is wonderful and cute Heather.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge and i hope to see you again.

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Heather these cards are terrific! I LOVE how you took Halloween images and created cards of a different holiday altogether. Don't ya love when that works out? I think your Christmas Elf Kitty is adorable and that card is so cute! Love the shaker portion! And your pumpkin fall card is equally as cute. Love those pumpkins! Thank you for reminding us that we don't always have to use our images or stamps for their intended purposes!! Hope you are having a good weekend!

Donna Scholz said...

Clever use of the embroidery thread on the pumpkin card, Heather! When I saw this week's Try zstampin' on Tuesday sketch I freaked out for a while trying to decide how to incorporate the stitching. You did a GREAT job! Thank you for once again sharing your talents with us at TSOT! -Donna

Barbara said...

Love your cards, Heather :) Love the images...

Thank you for joining us at DIES R US challenge.


Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Gave kaart. Super tof. Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Creative Sketchy Girls.
Awesome card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Sketchy Girls.


DT Creative Sketchy Girls

Angela said...

This pumpkin card is really fantastic.Thanks a lot for joining us at our Autumn / Halloween challenge by Sweet Stampers Challenge
Hope to see you again.
Hugs and greetings Angela DT

Meihsia Liu said...

Your card is awesome! Love the cute image. Thank you so much for staring with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Danni said...

Such wonderful cards! Thanks for playing along with the Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge!

Gerda said...

Both cards are fabulous!! Love the pumpkin card!! Great take on the sketch!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
Have a great day.

Esther said...

Oh my gosh, those pumpkins are to cute!
Thanks for sharing with Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

cohenna said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage :)

Lori said...

Both of your cards are really cute! Love those pumpkins and your take on our sketch! Thanks so much for sharing with us at TSOT! -Lori DT

Brenda said...

I love both your darling cards, but I think Santa Kitty is my fav. I'm so glad you shared your darling cards with us at As You Like It Challenge!


Fabulous and wonderful card Heather thank you for joining us over on
Inspiration Destination
Good Luck with your entry
Dianne xx

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS cards, especially your Fall one.
LOVE the pumpkin image and colouring, love the design too, the thread criss-crossing the ribbon is a creative design too!
Thank You for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner :)

Lena said...

So sweet image!! Love pumpkins, thoose are so cute!! Thanks for playing with us at TPS this week! Good Luck! Hug Lena

Daniela said...

Eine tolle Karte. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers.
Liebe Grüße, Daniela

MagsB said...

Two gorgeous cards, Heather! The Fall one is so cute - and the striped shaker on the Christmas card is fabulous! Thanks for joining in at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge!

love Mags B x

Creative world said...

Fantastic card and image,lovely coloring and stunning papers and design...Thank you for joining us at AUD SENTIMENTS challenge,hope to see you again
Željka DT xx

Squirrel x said...

This is gorgeous hun, thanks so much for sharing it with us at AYLI for this challenge! Hugs xx

Nancy Soetaert said...

both cards are awesome!
thanks for playing with our autumnchallenge!
Nancy DT CSG