Friday, July 25, 2014

DS4J and ITDK Christmas Cards

Hi, everybody - I'm still on a crafting/blogging break this month; however, as promised, I'm back with my other two progressive challenge cards - I didn't want to miss out on getting next month's images for free!  We still haven't moved but we're getting closer!  Scroll down for my Card #2 using Digi Stamps 4 Joy image.  

Card #1 - Imagine That... digis by Kris 

This month's image is Meowy Mousemas - you all know how I love kitties so I couldn't resist!  I used the pre-coloured image this month and kept my card fairly CAS so I could showcase the adorable image.  The sentiment is also from this set - why not head over and check out the progressive challenge for yourself - there's still plenty of time to enter.

Here are the other items used:
  • Embossing folder:  Darice Snowflakes
  • Die:  Nellie's Multiframe Ovals
  • Ribbon:  Lace (May Arts), Ribbon (Offray)
  • Gems:  Dollarama

I would like to enter Card #1 in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes 3E #2
A Girl Who Crafts Anything Goes July 5E #2
Aud Sentiments Christmas in July 5E #1
Bearly Mine Let's Go Digital 2E #2 (used digital image, sentiment)
Come and Get It Christmas in July 2E #1
Craft Your Passion Christmas in July 3E #1
Craftin Desert Diva's Christmas in July UE
Crafting by Designs July Anything Goes UE
Crafting for all Seasons Christmas in July 3E #1
Crafts Galore Encore Use a Stamp or Digi 3E #2
Crafty Girls Anything Goes 3E #1
WINNER Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Layer It Up UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra AG Christmas UE
Crafty Ribbons AG w Ribbon 5E #1
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 Days of Christmas Cards Link-up UE
Delightful Challenges Add Ribbon 1E
Die-Cuttin Divas Christmas in July (I used Nellie's Multiframe Oval) 3E #1
Digi Choosday Christmas in July 2E #1
DL.ART Anything Goes July Linkup UE 1/day
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Christmas in July 3E #1
RUNNER-UP Eclectic Ellapu Purple Challenge Anything Goes UE
Fairy Tale Use a Digi Stamp UE
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Anything Goes 4E #1
Great Impressions Animal Friends 3E #2
Hiding in My Craftroom Christmas in July 3E #1
Hobby Cutz Anything Goes 3E #2
Imagine That... digis by Kris Meowy Mousemas 1E
Just for Fun Anything Goes 2E #2
Just Keep on Creating Anything Goes July Linkup UE
Lexi's Creations Christmas in July 2E #1
Melonheadz Friends Things with Wings or Tails 2E #1
MFP Speedy TV 2014 Christmas Card Challenge UE
My Craft Creations Anything Goes UE
My Sheri Crafts Christmas in July 3E #1
Papertake Weekly Jolly Holiday 5E #1
Penny's Paper-crafty Anything Goes 3E #1
Scrapbook Blessings Club Anything Goes 3E #2
Scribble and Scrap Always Anything Goes 3E #2
Send a Smile 4 Kids Christmas in July 4 Kids 3E #1
Simon Says Stamp Monday Mid-Summer's Challenge (I was inspired by the many Christmas in July challenges) 5E #2
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Emboss It (dry embossing) 5E #1
Simply Create Too For a Child 3E #1
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
Sparkles Monthly Christmas in July 3E #1
Stamping for Pleasure Sarn's Rudolph Day (2 Christmas cards) 1E
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Anything Goes UE
That Craft Place Anything Goes 3E #2
The Corrosive Christmas in July 3E #1
The Crafter's Cafe Anything Goes 3E #1
The Paper Shelter Anything Goes 3E #1
The Stamping Boutique Christmas in July 1E
Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes 2E #2
Treasured Times Anything Goes UE
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes w Uplifting Sentiment 5E #2

Card #2 - Digi Stamps 4 Joy Monthly Christmas Challenge

This month's DS4J image is called Irresistable Bling and features 3 kitties!  So purrfect for me because Brian and I will have 3 kitties as soon as we move into our new home together.  I coloured the image with my Prismacolor pencils and tried to keep this one CAS as well.  If you want this adorable image for yourself, why not head over and check out the progressive challenge - there's still plenty of time to enter.

Here are the other items used:
  • Digi sentiment:  Eureka Stamps
  • Designer paper:  BoBunny
  • Accents:  Stickers, gems (Dollarama)

I would like to enter Card #2 in the following challenges:
Art by Miran Anything Goes 3E #1
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper AG w Patterned Paper UE
Crafty Sentiments Hand Coloured Image 3E #1
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Monthly Christmas Challenge Irresistable Bling 1E
Southern Girls Christmas is Coming 1E C10
Holly Jolly Christmas Deck the Halls
Scrapbook Stamp Society Anything Goes Optional Christmas in July 3E #1
Twisted Tuesday Theme:  Christmas / Twist:  Include a Tree 3E #1
Weekly Christmas Card Challenges Inspiration Photo UE

Thank you for looking at my cards!  I look forward to reading your comments!  Enjoy your day!

Winners - please take this to share on your blog 


  1. KT: Both your Christmas card are sssoooo cute! We're glad you entered our Challenge #66 - "For A Child" & hope to see your creations in our next challenge too!

    Simply Create Too Design Team

  2. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  3. Thanks also for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 43 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  4. Love those kittens in the tree, beautifully coloured, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  5. Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 38 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  6. Beautiful cards, love the images you used. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.

    Sue - HIMCR DT

  7. Fantastic kitty Christmas cards!

  8. Both are as cute as can be! So festive and fun.
    Hope the move is going good and your health is good.

  9. Such a gorgeous card thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge:)) Sue DT xx

  10. Fabulous cards. Such cute images. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  11. both are fun and great christmas card Kitty.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  12. Both of your cards are absolutely adorable!! I love the images!! So cute!! The designs are fabulous!! Thanks so much for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!! I hope the move is going well and you are feeling better!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  13. Just gorjuss hun. Thanks for joining us at that craft place this week. Shell xx

  14. What darling cards! LOVE the sweet images! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  15. Two real cuties....Your first card is so precious. Love the kitten and the mouse. Your coloring is perfect and your layout gorgeous. Love bow and since I love white space, this card is perrr-fect. Happy Rudolph Day!

  16. Super sweet cards!
    Glad that you could join us for the challenge at Come And Get It…..hope to see you back soon!

    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ CAGI DT ~

  17. They are both totally adorable!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
    Lena – DT
    Lena’s Creations

  18. Yep I'm back wearing another DT hat, Really cute cards my fav is the kittens in the Christmas tree....
    Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls Challenge!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ SGC~DT ~

  19. Adorable!
    Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT


  20. Hello there!
    Love your cute cards. Thank you so much for joining our July Bearly Mine Challenge. Hope to see you again in August :)

    Hugs, Natascha

  21. Both are so cute, love them both, have a great weekend and lots of hugs and love, Marion PS so happy to see you still craft from time to time and be sure to give some love to my sweeties overseas Kiwi and Honeydew

  22. Super cute cards Kitty!

    Hugs, Di xx

  23. Both fabulous cards Kitty, I adore the 1st one, so cute and the embossing is brilliant, get moved soon, love and hugs xxx

  24. I like the embossed panel behind your image Kitty, and the triple red bow is so pretty in this design! Thank you so much for sharing your project & creativity at our house!
    Challenge #81- ATG / optional theme of “Party Time”
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create
    RubberMAD (

  25. Gorgeous thanks for joining in at eclectic ellapu x

  26. Super cute cards. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Forum. Caz

  27. super fun batch of cards!!! Great job!! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  28. Super fun card. Thank you for joining us this month at IMAGINE THAT! monthly progressive challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Hugs Tania (DT)

  29. Wow, both cards are lovely! I have a pal who would LOVE that sweet kitties in the Xmas tree stamp on their Xmas card. Great card to enter our Southern Girls 'Christmas is a Coming' challenge. We look forward to seeing your gorgeous work in future challenges and you can help us get great sponsors for next year, by 'following' our blog. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

  30. Sweet cards! Love them both! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  31. I seem to be having a lot of trouble with leaving comments at the moment so am checking all my Rudolph Day entrants . . . definitely left you one - but it is not appearing.

    Your sweet festive kitty cards are adorable. Hope the move goes smoothly.

    Thanks for playing along in Rudolph Day. xxx

  32. Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our eleventh ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  33. how CUTE these are, Miss Kitty! Love the pretty coloring in the Christmas tree, and the darling expressions on your top card! both are done beautifully, and the designs are so pretty! hugs, de

  34. Adorable Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

  35. Fabulous makes, and such fun images, thanks for joining us at art by mi ran. Joey x

  36. Love the adorable image, and the snowflake embossing folder. Thanks for aharing on the Delightful Challenge - Add a Ribbon.

  37. So sweet, both cards!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IMAGINE THAT! monthly challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  38. Oh love the cards. Love the snowflake and the lace you used on our card. Thanks so much for joining us this month at Imagine That monthly challenge. I hope to see you next month.
    Lynne K. DT

  39. Thank you for taking the time to use this month’s free Christmas image. You have automatically qualified to receive next month’s Christmas image for free, which will be emailed to you at the beginning of August.
    {Digistamps4Joy Christmas Challenge Co-ordinator}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  40. These are both absolutely adorable! I hope your move is going well, so glad you took some time to create, does us so much good. Take care, Donna

  41. Both cards are adorable!! Love them both!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  42. Such a cute kitty and great coloring! Thank you so much for joining us this week in the Emboss It Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog :)

  43. Those mice are sooo cute! Love the embossed background! Thank you so much for joining us at Great Impressions! :)

  44. i LOVE the kitty's :) So glad you joined us for our CHNC challenge extra this month

  45. Two great cards - love the embossing on the first one.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's and the Imagine That Challenge.

    Helen x

  46. Gorgeous cards KT :-) both of them are adorable,, always a pleasure to pop by here and see all your kitty cards :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge
    Lols x x x

  47. Adorable image and fab card. Thank you for sharing with us at BearlyMine Challenges this time. Good Luck, Hugs Jackie DT

  48. Thanks for sharing your super cute card with us at Penny's this week.
    Cheers Nicole

  49. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Ribbons Challenge this week!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  50. Adorable Christmas card. Love the sweet image and the papers. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe for our "Anything Goes Challenge" and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

  51. Both of these cards are very cute :-) Thanks for joining us at SBC. Cindy-DT

  52. Love both of your cards! Beautiful!!! :)

  53. I am partial to kitties too! Thanks for sharing your super cute cards with us at My Sheri Crafts!

  54. you made a gorgeous card thank you so much for joining us at imagine that this month and good luck
    hugs Tonnie GDT

  55. Greate cards!!! Thanks for joining us at Fairytale Challenge. Have a nice day! Hugs Susanne.

  56. Love both of your sweet cards. Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!!

    Craftin Desert Divas Design Team

  57. great images and a great makes - thanks for joining That Craft Place and good luck xx

  58. Wonderful cards and design !!! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin' Desert Divas !!!! I hope you join us again !!!! Have a wonderful day !!!
    Mayra DTM

  59. Lovely cards. Thanks for joining us at CFAS.
    Fiona DT

  60. I love both your kitty cards, thanks for sharing them with us at Sparkles this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

    Brenda B
    Sparkles DT

  61. Sweet cards thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday xx

  62. total cuteness
    Thank you for joining us for our Christmas in July Challenge at Digi Choosday

  63. Such a cute card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Sparkles we hope to see you again!

    Love From Rebecca xx