Friday, February 8, 2019

Christmas Kickstart Challenge

My friend and snarky sister Jo Avery has started a new challenge: Christmas Kickstart Challenge

So far, I've not been very supportive - I missed the first two challenges. :( But the current one is Festive Felines, so how could I not play along? 
I used what I think may be my oldest Christmas cat stamp, bought at a now defunct dollar store chain. 

I have definitely got my value out of this $2 stamp! (I am guessing here, but the chain was called "A Buck or Two", and it's hard to imagine getting this cutie for just a loonie!) He's stamped and embossed, coloured in Copics and fussy cut. I gave him a circle of green as background, and thought this sentiment was perfect with his less-than-pleased look. Stickles on his hat, and though you can't tell in the photos, Wink of Stella on his gift tag. 

Perhaps to make up for lost time, I have a second cat card: 

Another of my older cat stamps. Again stamped, embossed and coloured in Copics - but this time with a Copic background as well. He's such a small image, I gave him a couple of layers to sit on. ;) To match the night sky, I used the same Copic (ultramarine) to colour white cardstock to match. Luckily I had a blue ink that worked perfectly for the sparkly-embossed sentiment. I added the snow/stars and a little snow edging with a glitter pen. 

I have a cat. His name is Duncan. Unlike the overwhelming majority of cats, he does not like boxes. (He was a rescue cat, and we wonder if there's something about confined spaces.) Until today, of course, when I was using my light box as a reflector... 

If Christmas cards aren't your thing, come back tomorrow - I have inspirations for two other card challenges that start then! 

Supplies: (meow cat) Neenah white cardstock, Basic Grey Alpine Frost patterned paper, Westwater Enterprises cat & Essentials by Ellen Tis the Season stamps, Versafine onyx black & bundled sage distress oxide ink, Wow clear gloss embossing powder, Copic markers, Winnie & Walter Katharine cutaway & Spellbinders circle dies, frosted lace Stickles, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, foam tape; (warm holiday wishes) Neenah white & Stampin' Up glitter cardstock, Hero Arts Decorate You & Hello Bluebird Snow Play stamps, Versafine onyx black & Brilliance Mediterranean blue inks, Wow clear gloss & Hero Arts sparkle embossing powder, Copic markers, Nellie's Multiframes square dies, Gelly Roll stardust pen, foam tape 

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Dotty Jo said...

Lovely to see Duncan putting in an appearance! Great cards, Lindsay, love them both. Thanks for joining myself and Janis at Christmas Kickstart Challenge, Jo x

Cat Craig said...

What darling kitty Christmas cards. And your fur baby too!

Barbara Godden said...

Super cute cards, I missed the first two challenges too. Toto only likes boxes if they are on their side she thinks she is hiding. Wow you must have a lot of kitty stamps and I shopped at Buck or Two and never saw any cute stamps like that.

Janis said...

Super-fun cards!!! Love those Dollar Store finds!! That's a great image with the little Meow cute and grumpy. Hehehehe.... Fabulous second card, too. Nice to get a chance to use some older, neglected stamps, isn't it? This one is a real cutie. Love the blue and silver glittery fave Christmas color combo!
Thanks so much for sharing your Festive Feline at the Christmas Kickstart Challenge!!

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PS....Thanks for sharing Duncan with us....who naturally is showing off for the camera. (With cats, it's either showing off or hiding!!) I would love for you and Duncan to join in my Cat Lovers Hop on my blog in October!!!

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