Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy Holidays

Awww.....these kitties in the pic are sweet together.  I have a couple sets that are best buddies, but all the others are too jealous to even be civil toward each other!!  My cats are so naughty!!!  lol... 

Hi, Friends......

Are you ready to ring in the New Year???? I sure am. Done with 2017 and on with 2018, I say. Well, before I am all the way ready for 2018, I have a couple of cards to share with you. They are Christmas cards which I will stash away for next year. I haven't been crafting much because of all the Christmas festivities.....and clean up afterwards!! My craft room was (and still sorta is) a complete mess!! lol....

I couldn't let the Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge for this month go past without at least one or two more entries. This month Shay is featuring her Comfort + Joy stamp set. I don't have this particular set, so I am taking inspiration from one of the design team cards. I was especially inspired by the lovely card by Kelly Griglione HERE. I adore the greens and the sentiment strip of white embossed on black.

I found a green background in my stash of watercolor marker refill papers and used that with some snowflakes and my Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Happy stamp set for this card. You can't really see it in the photo (except on my black embossing), but I misted the panel with Goosebumps Clear Texture Spray for a glossy bumpy finish just for fun.

When do I ever get to use a shiny green snowflake???? On a green Christmas card, of course!  The other two snowflakes look black in the photo, but are actually highly reflective silver.

Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Happy stamp set
Versafine Ink in Onyx Black
Clear embossing powder
Versamark ink
White embossing powder
Goosebumps Clear Texture Spray
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Mix sequins
Snowflake sequins from my stash

Hope you liked my card in non-traditional holiday colors. Thank you so much for stopping in. I have one more card to share which I will be blogging shortly. Happy New Year!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter Rerun #26 Comfort+Joy
2. Dare2BArtzy December Challenge - Spirit of the Season
3. Christmas Cards All Year Round December Challenge - Anything Goes Holiday Related
4. HIMCR #333 - Freestyle
5. Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
6. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - AG Christmas w/ opt Begins with "S" - I used Simple Design, Sequins, Snowflakes. Stamping, Sentiment Strip
7. The House that Stamps Built - D2717 Anything Goes
8. Mod Squad Challenge - Add Snow + opt. Watercolor
9. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

10. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #27
11. HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes (Dec 31-Jan 7)


  1. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 366 - hope to see you again soon x

  2. Woo hoo! I love a nice lime green Christmas card and that shiny green snowflake is so proud to have a place of honor! I always like a fun non-traditional color combo...just to mix it up.

  3. What a fun color scheme for your snowflake/holiday card! So happy you linked this up to The House That Stamps Built -- do join us again soon!

  4. How pretty! Great colors for a Christmas card! Unexpected, but looks great! Fabulous background! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  5. I like to make Christmas cards with my new stamping toys after Christmas myself, and save them for the next December to mail them. The greens you've used here are so fun and different! We are happy to have you in our HeARTful Stamping Challenge!


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