Sunday, December 21, 2014

Glitter n Sparkle DT - Traditional Christmas Colours

Hello, everyone!  It's Sunday, and that means there's a new challenge starting today over at Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog! This week our challenge is Traditional Christmas Colours, so we want to see red, green, silver, gold!  I hope you can join us! 

I decided to make a special card for my lovely friend, Marion, and I chose an adorable image called Snowball Sam from A Day for Daisies.  I coloured it with my Prismacolor pencils and added white glitter all along the snowman's body.  This is a stair-step-fold card, and you can see a tutorial here.

You will notice I added two black kitties on the front. That's because Marion has two black kitties!  I used my Poppystamps Curious Cat and Sitting Cat dies to cut the kitties out of leftover black snippets.  Here's a side view.

Other dies used:  Marianne Craftables Christmas Trees, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, Memory Box Forest Pine Branch, Impression Obsession Picket Fence and Birch Trees birds, Lala Land Stitched Elements tag, and Memory Box Cosmic Star Set.  I like to use leftover snippets for all my die cuts.  

I used my Fiskars wavy crimper for the trees and the snow to add texture.  I added several colours of stickles on the largest tree.  Although not visible in the photos, I added some glittery Christmas gift stickers under the trees. The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps and I stamped it in Ancient Page Cardinal and added some baker's twine.  At the front of the card is a triple-loop bow made with my Craft-Dee BowZ (ribbon from Offray).

Here are my elf twins - Eli and Elfis - hamming it up for the camera with my card! They enjoyed hanging out with Snowball Sam!  Now I can link up with Diana at DL.ART's Second Annual Elf Antics Linky Party!

Please come over and join us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Traditional Christmas Colours challenge. We have some fabulous prizes up for grabs again this week, so I hope you'll play along!

I would like to support these fun challenges as well:
A Day for Daisies Traditional Christmas Colours 1E
A Gem of a Challenge AG Christmas UE
Addicted to Stamps AG at Christmas UE
Artistic Inspirations AG Merry Christmas UE
As You Like It Favourite Christmas Image and Why (My absolute favourite Christmas image is always a snowman.  I collect snowman stamps and images - I chose this one because he's so plump and round and his scarf is fabulous - love him) 2/3
Clear It Out Theme AG Stash AG 2/3
Completely Christmas AG Add Your Own Twist and Tell Us (my twist is include an animal) UE
Country View Nostalgic Christmas UE 
Craft a Scene Winter 2/3
Craft-Dee BowZ AG with Handmade Bow UE
Craftin Desert Diva's Christmas UE
Crafting by Designs AG for Christmas UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Urgently Needed UE
Cute Card Thursday Sparkles UE
Decorate to Celebrate AG 3-D Card 2/
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 Days of Christmas Cards Link-up UE
Deep Ocean Christmas is All Around UE
Di's Digi Designs Any Winter Holiday 1/3
SHOWCASE PICK Die Cuttin Divas Christmas Carol Inspired "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" 2/3
Dies R Us AG 2/3
DL.ART December AG UE 1/day
Dream Valley Christmas 2/3
Eureka Stamps Birds (die-cut birds) 2/3
Fairytale Stampers Everything Goes 1E
Hanna and Friends Christmas UE
Hiding in My Craftroom Freestyle 1/3
Incy Wincy Christmas AG 2/5
Inky Chicks Winter Wonderland UE
Inky Impressions Winter Wonderland UE
Little Claire's A Special Card (for a dear friend) 3/3
Little Red Wagon Anything Christmas Themed UE
Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E
Love to Scrap When Nature Calls 2/3
Loves Rubberstamps Holiday Blitz AG UE
Marianne Design Animals 1E
Milk Coffee Make it Sparkle 2/3
My Time to Craft Christmas Trees 1/
Ooh La La Creations Christmas UE
Paper Sweeties Happy Holidays UE
papersweeties inspiration26 Paper Sweeties December 2014 Inspiration Challenge #26   Happy Holidays
Papertake Weekly Last Christmas Card of the Year 1/5
Pile it On AG Christmas/Holidays UE
Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets used for all die cuts 1/3
Poppystamps Challenge 3 Sparkle and Shine UE
QKR Stampede Lots of Layers 2/3
Red Rubber Inspirationals Christmas Cheer 2/3
Scrapbook Blessings Club AG Happy Holidays UE
HONOURABLE MENTION Scrapy Land Holidays (Impression Obsession dies sold at Scrapy Land here) 2/3
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Winter Inspiration 2/5
Sparkle N Sprinkle AG with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, Flocking UE (used glitter on snowman)
Sweet 7 Winter 2/3
The Craft Garden Christmas UE
The Crafter's Cafe Animal Friends 2/3
The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC1217 Think Snow UE
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG First Day of Winter 2/2
The Paper Shelter Christmas AG 2/3
UNFORGETTABLE The Pink Elephant Inspirational Photo (I was inspired by winter scene) UE
The Sisterhood of Crafters Name That Tune/Based on Christmas Music "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" 3/3
Tuesday Throwdown Christmas 2/3
Winter Wonderland Fussy and Fancy 2/3
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!


  1. ADORABLE! Love the front panel with the fencing, kitties & decorative greens/bow! Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  2. WOW WOW WOW!!! How much work you made for this fabulous stair-step-fold card!!
    Love your design, the fence, the trees and the snowman! The traditional colours looks great with the two little black kitties !!
    I love black kitties, I had one black kitty once a time ago... It was my little boy, very big but quiet and so sweet, with fab green eyes.. Now I have six kitties, and bring to eat to 12 stray kitties, but nothing black.

  3. Stunning card Kitty!! Every little detail is just perfect.

    Merry Christmas!

    Di xx

  4. This is so gorgeous and cute Kitty.

  5. Great looking card...I like your snowman image it's adorable.
    Your step turned out awesome and using the crimper just made your card stand out more.
    Well done and good luck in the challenge

  6. Fantabulous creation with full of festive spirit! Love how you decorated all the steps so beautifully with Snowball SAM and adore those lovely kitties!

  7. Totally adorable and clever project! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge for December and Merry Christmas!

  8. Beautiful scene. Thankyou for the link to the tutorial. That fold is a good one to know. hugs mrs A.

  9. Fabulous card,love the shape and design. Thanks for joining our challenge at WHOOPSI DAISY and good luck. Jennifer DT member

  10. Very cute! Love the hillside and kitties! Thanks for joining our "For the Birds" challenge this week at Eureka Stamps. Julie, DT member

  11. A wonderful Christmas card, I love your snowman and fabulous design.

  12. Beautiful!!
    But for the challenge at the Marianne Design challengeblog you have to use Eline's animals!
    On your card there are no Eline's animals, so it wil be deleted
    DT MDchallenge blog

    1. So sorry, I do not know what an Eline animal is. I thought cats were good since I used Marianne Design trees. Thank you for letting me know! Sending joyful wishes your way!

    2. Very cute step card. Thanks for joining us at SBC this month. Merry Christmas! Cindy-DT

  13. This is so cute! Lots of dimension and textures. Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Challenge of Sparkle N Sprinkle.

  14. What a gorgeous card, Kitty!! I love the design!! The scene you've created it so beautiful!! Those little kitties in front of the fence are fabulous!! Love this my friend!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  15. gorgeous card, Kitty!
    the design is very nice

  16. Saw your card on ADFD and just had to come here and give you: ADORABLE!!! One of the best cards ever. Great work!

  17. wooow lovely scene you made and I love that cats there too and that red bird add a lovely point on your card...sweet Snowman and nice tree yoou made with those papers....great card my friend

  18. Love the way you used the wave crimper! Brought the trees to life. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Tuesday Throwdown DT

  19. Fantastic stair-step-fold card!! I have never seen one of these before! Great job!!

    BIG (((Hugs)))

  20. This is beautiful, great design. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps For The Birds Challenge.
    Karal DT

  21. Fun card Kitty! I LOVE the details and the stepper design.

  22. What a fun interactive card! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

  23. OMG !!! AWESOME - this is my FAVE card for a long time !!!! :-D xxxxxxxxxx

  24. The pics are not doing justice to this fab creation, it is so much lovelier and pretty in real life. I am so proud that you send me such a very sweet card and it made me very happy, lots of hugs and love, xoxo, cuddles to your three furbabys, Marion

  25. What a great card design, Kitty! LOVE the Christmas trees and your chubby snow man! Such a sweet card! I've pinned it for the design, and texture, too! Thanks for playing in the Scrapy Land Challenge using die cuts! I hope to see more of your pretty projects in the next challenge, too! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

  26. Still finding this awesome sweetie. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Divas by Design.
    Cathy DT Member

  27. I love this card... makes me miss my sweet Miss Booey, but reminds me of that wonderful "over the shoulder" look I would get when she saw my shadow. She was deaf for the whole time she owned us and did not lose her sight til the last year, but she knew when I came in the room, always. I love this sweet card and as always all of the elements you put into your designs.

  28. This is just the cutest!! I love the cat silhouettes too. Thanks for joining us at LRW!

  29. Such a fun fun card. Thanks for playing with our holiday song challenge at DCD

  30. Wonderful project...MERRY CHRISTMAS from the CIO challenge blog...stop by and play again <((><

  31. So cute..another great scen I am sure your friend will love!! Thank you for joining us at "Dies R Us" for our 'Anything Goes" challenge!
    Diane DRU DT

  32. Fab and fun. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  33. What a fun card! I love the use of the crimper on the trees and the addition of the kitties! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #8!

  34. Great stepcard, and I love the kittens :D
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

  35. Beautiful card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at MTTC :)

  36. Great design!!! Love this traditionally colored card! The cats are fun details and that snowman is so cute and looks great with some glitter on!

  37. Another fabulous step card! Love the crimping and of course, the kitties in front! Thanks for sharing it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  38. Oh, those corrugated trees are just the bees knees! You've been rocking out the easel challenges!

  39. Gorgeous Christmas card Kitty. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  40. Thanks for joining our “Christmas Carol Inspired” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

    Happy Holidays,
    • Carson's Creations •
    Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

  41. You have excelled yourself here K. What a fantastic festive stepper card . . .I simply ADORE it. Lots of work, but what a great result.

    Happy Christmas to you and yours.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  42. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  43. This takes dimension in card making to a new level. Outstanding card. I really like the greens. We really appreciate that you are posting art with us in this two week challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Advent and Christmas Blessings to you and yours, Carole

  44. Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  45. Wow, this is just adorable! Love step cards & this is just beautiful! Thanks for joining in our challenge this week at QKR Stampede!

  46. What a fun and festive creation. Love those kitties! Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Winter Inspiration Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

  47. Great card thanks for joining us @ CIO challenge blog...MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

  48. Fab card great scene. Thanks for joining our challenge at Whoopsi Daisy. Jennifer DT member

  49. This is fabulous and caught my eye when I was browsing the challenge blogs.

  50. WOW! such a beautiful card and great scene! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate and Happy Holidays!!

  51. What an adorable scene you've created -- so clever and FUN! Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Sweeties this month :)

  52. Lovely card,thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy.Louise x

  53. Amazing card!! Fantastic folds and layers! I love the fence! Thanks again for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!
    Drea DT Host Inspirational #151

  54. Wonderful card. Thank you for sharing with Fairytale Stampers - Myrna (GD)

  55. Such a super fun card! LOVE all the amazing texture! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  56. What a great card! It's a perfect card style for your winter scene! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown challenge!
    TT DT

  57. beautiful!! great how you made it with dies.
    thank you for joining at craft a scene this month.
    kind regards, Dora

  58. This card is fantastic.
    Thanks for joining is at Crtive fingers challenge.

  59. What an awesome layout, fabulous. Thanks for playing in the Creative Fingers challenge Penny (Creative Fingers DT)

  60. Lovely card,thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise DT x

  61. Great job! Thanks for joining us over at Hiding In My Craft Room this week!

  62. love your card thank you for joining us at Ooh la la Creations Sue DT xx

  63. What a fabulous card! I love this cute snowman!
    Thanks for joining us at Fairytale Stampers!

  64. This is so super cute!!! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  65. I'm back again, this time to say thanks for sharing it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge. Love those black cats in the front :-).

  66. Love all the layers in the card Kitty (and of course those kitties!). Thanks for joining the Anything Christmas challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

  67. What a cutie. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  68. A brilliant cute stepper card. Thanks for sharing with us at MTTC. Caz

  69. lovely scene you've created and nice shape
    Thanks for playing with us at addicted to stamps

  70. This is wonderful, thanks for playing at little claires

  71. What a great card!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Di's Digi challenge and I hope you'll pop in to see our new challenge:-)

  72. Beautiful card, I love the shape - and the little snowman is just too cute!!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Stampers Challenge Blog :-)
    xx Karola xx

  73. this is a very clever and beautiful card, I love the step card style the way in which you have done the Christmas trees and Mr Snowman looks right at home there.
    Thank you so much for joining in with us over at That Craft Place I am sure this is going to be a winner with one of the challenges you have entered.
    Regard Ria TCP DT

  74. Kitty this is amazing as always! You have every detail down - total perfection. Even the wood grain on the fence!