Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Guest Designer for Christmas Kickstart Challenge

Hi, Friends.......

I am so honored today to be a Guest Elf over at Dottie Jo's Christmas Kickstart Challenge #3. Jo asked me a few weeks ago to be her guest for the theme of "Festive Felines". How could I resist??? 🐈

One of the sweetest stamps in my entire collection is this long-retired one called "For Santa" from All Night Media. I don't even remember now where I got this one, but I have had it for decades....and I do not get it out nearly often enough! (One thing I like to do as a personal challenge with Jo's Christmas Kickstart themes is to use neglected stamps in my collection that get don't get much ink. So this was the natural choice for this fab theme!)

I went with soft baby colors and tattered edges for a shabby rag-quilt look. I really love how cozy this sweet kitty looks.

Did you notice the sweet mousey slippers under the bed?  Awwww.....
Supplies used include:
All Night Media - For Santa (retired)
Versafine Ink in Smokey Gray
Distress Markers used with a waterbrush to watercolor
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Echo Park - Winter Wishes collection
Kraft Core'dinations card stock
Snowflakes, twine, and heart button from stash

Hope you enjoyed my card.  Please join in the fun over at the Christmas Kickstart Challenge.  You have a full two weeks to play. Thank you, Jo, for inviting me to be your guest!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - A is for AG Christmas 
2. The House that Stamps Built J2319 - Anything Goes
3. Joy Clair December/January Challenge - AG
4. Dare2BArtzy January Challenge - Favorite Season (Isn't Christmas everyone's fave season???)
5. Word Art Wednesday - Weeks #370-371 - AG
6. Christmas Crafts All Year Round January Challenge - Let it Snow
7. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - January Challenge
8. Craft Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #422 - AG Christmas
Card Mania Challenge #112 - Baby, It's Cold Outside! 
10. Double D Challenges - Looking Back in Time
11. SUYP Challenge #38 - Furrything Goes/Meuw Year


  1. How cute!!! :) Love so much the sweetness and the fab design of this card!!

  2. This is such a sweet Shabby Chic creation, Pretty soft colors and a wonderful design! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at The Double D Blog, Looking Back In Time Challenge, Donna, DT Member.

  3. Your card is gorgeous, Janis! Those teeny, tiny slippers are adorable, as is the whole card. Thank you so much for being my first guest. I was so nervous about inviting you (you run a huge and inspiring blog hop each year), but you have been the dream companion. Big hugs and many thanks, Jo x

  4. Awe so very sweet! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Looking Back in Time’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  5. Love this Janis. The distressed layers, the pennant, the fun plaids and button, the kitty. Well done on Elfing yourself for Jo's fun challenge. Hugz

  6. Awwwwh so warm and cozy Love the quilt feel...…...Lis

  7. First, your little kitten picture at the top it so cute! I have a little stripey girl that looks very similar to that kitty, and I can totally picture her trying to sleep on something like that. Second, your card is adorable! That is definitely a sweet image and I love the tattered effect you created! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  8. A super sweet card Janis :-) Congrats on your Guest Elf spot :-D
    Thank you for purring to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
    IKE x

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  9. Beautiful and lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

  10. Congrats on your Guest Elf feature, Janis! She chose an awesome theme for you - it's purrfect! I am planning to join in this challenge! Your card is sooooo cuuuute! Thanks for inspiring!

  11. This card is so sweet! Love the sleeping cat image! Thanks for participating in the Dare 2B Artzy January Challenge! -Tasha ☺

  12. Your kitty is doing exactly what I feel like on these cold winter days -- snuggling under a handmade quilt! Cute card! Thanks so much for linking up to the Anything Goes challenge over on The House That Stamps Built!

  13. Oh my God, how cute is that little kitty! You can barely see his head under the big duvet! And his little slippers under the bed are just too funny! What an adorable card, Janis!!
    Hugs, Rosi

  14. What a sweet Christmas card! Love your layout and the multiple layer of patterned papers. Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.


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