17 December 2013

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #88 Add an Animal.

It was so wonderful to see the 'mitten' creations last week. There were so many fabulous takes on the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us.

This weeks Merry Monday Challenge is to add some sort of animal to your card.  I know there are SOOO many animal stamps out there so have fun with this one :)


When I saw the theme for this challenge I knew straight away which stamp I would use. I have owned this stamp for about 10 years and I haul it out every Christmas for at least one card. I am happy to say this Penny Black stamp is still available. I don't do cute very often, but I am totally smitten with this kitty image. 
I think it's the cutest stamp ever.
Kitty was coloured with markers and pastels. He is a large image so I kept his accompaniments quite simple. I do love the black and white dotty ribbon. He does have a bit of Stickles on his hat but it is not showing in the photo.



Stamps: Penny Black 'Jolly Christmas Kitty' Stamp, Hero arts Sentiment
Inks: Marvey Markers and cake pastels, Versafine black
Card: Kaisercraft, MME, Neenah White

Do check out the gorgeous cards from the other DT members over at Lesley's blog  Always Playing with Paper

Until next time....happy crafting.

15 comments:

Julia Aston said...

Love that big hat on this sweet cat! and the wonderful polka dot ribbon!

stampwithsandy said...

Super sweet card, Karen! Love that kitty, it's so cute!

Marybeth said...

You should do cute often this is adorable! Love the big red hat and great choice with the polka dot ribbon! Adorable!

Karren said...

I love those Penny Black cat images - and I'm not even a cat person LOL. You've done a great job with this gorgeous stamp, Karen.

KayM said...

Oh what a darling Christmas kitty! Your coloring is perfect!! That's a card to make someone smile for sure!! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ohh, WOWZA, Karen, you should do "cute" more often! Kitty is showcased brilliantly in his furry and lush Santa hat!! Your coloring is impeccable and that bow, mwah!! Hugs, Darnell

Loll Thompson said...

Cute!!! I love your adorable kitten - great coloring. Love the red, black and white colors ... and beautiful CAS card. Loll xx

Bonnie said...

Awh! Karen this is the cutest image! It certainly is a classic and you've colored it beautifully! Love that holly with the berries and the pretty polka dot bow and that huge Santa hat is beautifully colored! Have a great week!

Wendy said...

Karen, this has got to be the cutest kitty image, EVER! He's all decked out in his Santa hat and holly bow tie! So sweet! Happy Holidays! :)

LeAnne said...

Love this sweet little kitten! That polka dot bow and little holly leaf are the perfect "accessories"!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Oh Karen...what a masterpiece right here! Love the way you colored that kitty. Super CUTE!!!

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card Karen, your little cat is adorable with his oversided Santa hat.

Geri said...

Kitty is gorgeous - awesome coloring Karen! Thanks for stopping by today - a return congrats to you too! This is going to be a whole lot of fun...almost makes me want to rush the holiday season along so we can get rolling on the challenges!

Best wishes for a fun and festive holiday season filled with family love, good friends and tons of good food!!!

Marie B. said...

This kitty IS adorable! Great card! :)

Susan Joyce said...

Love your adorable image Karen and the striped border and dotted ribbon, fantastic holiday card.