Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Fixing links, and, Cat Me-Wow for Christmas

I had such fun creating this card by putting together so many little accessory images from multiple sets!  The kitty is not from a Christmas set, it's from the Cat Me-Wow set, but by dressing it up in a Santa hat and adding a little Christmas candy, all of a sudden it's the purr-fect Christmas image (pun intended!).  All of the sets and dies listed below, along with links - I didn't realize until the lovely Chrissy, a long time fan of Whimsy, wrote to tell me that my links were not working! I hope this does not happen again, and I am still in the midst of going back over my blog to fix them.  I don't know if the problem is my older operating system, or if the problem is with Blogger linking to Share-a-sale.  But what ever the reason, I will be double checking that my links are working from now on.  Please drop me a line if you find a broken one, I would hate to cause more frustration. 
These images are all coloured using Copic markers, and fussy cut - I got sore in my neck and shoulders from the time that took! But I wanted to be able to place them where ever they looked best on the card.  Plus once I added one accessory image, I soon realized t it needed another.  And then another.  And another. So I kept on adding more! ha ha
But just to show you that you can use stamps exclusively to create your scene (no need to draw if you don't want to!) I thought this would be fun to do, and it was.  It just makes me laugh to look at it!

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Freebie Image - Penguin Dance Line

Merry Christmas to you! Here is a little gift I have for you on the Whimsy Stamps And Inspiration page! You can get this image of the Penguin Dance Line if you are a member of their Facebook group! There you will find a link to the black and white digital line drawing of these penguins that you can download and print at home.  Available only for a short time - until Dec 31st! And then it will go into the digital catalogue at Whimsy to purchase.  So get it free while you can! It's just my way of showing my appreciation to the supporters of Whimsy Stamps. 
I coloured it with Copics, fussy cut it out and adhered it to this sheet from the SurReally Cool Christmas slimline paper pack.  I didn't have to do anything else to it, so it made for a fast and easy scene card. 
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Monday, December 19, 2022

Santa's Magic (with Rudolph!)

Rudolph with your nose so bright, won't you guide my sleigh tonight? This is what Santa is saying to Rudy in this little scene! I loved that story from the time I was a wee one!  It was the kind of story that touched my heart - and still does!
I coloured the image with Copic markers before tearing the edges to make a torn frame.  I love that look! It adds some interesting texture.  It was so easy then to mount it on the beautiful neutral sheet from the paper pack Blurry Flurries.  All I had to do after that was die cut the holly from the Christmas Branches die set, tie a ribbon and boom, done!
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Sunday, December 18, 2022

Cat Do Christmas Two (in a gift box!)

The kitty in a gift box - just looking for some love and acceptance, like the rest of us!  He's promising to be good! For two whole minutes at least!! haha
I used Copics to colour this image and then got to work on framing it with some traditional red and green. I used a sheet from "Christmas Traditions", my digital paper pack at Whimsy (so you buy it and then print them off at home).  I love being able to print papers off at will, and never running out (as long as your printer ink is full!).  I made the striped background with the rubber cling "Brushed Stripes" - such a fun and fast way to make striped paper in any colour (any colour of ink that you have on hand!). 
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Happy Owlidays Too

There are some beautiful neutral papers in the Blurry Flurries paper pack, and I am making good use of them this year! I thought this sheet matched this image perfectly!  I used an owl from the Happy Owlidays Too set, and framed it with the holly that is also in the set.  Coloured them all up with Copics, framed them with a sheet of red card stock and adhered it to the neutral background.  Links to the Whimsy products on this card are below.  I get compensated for any purchases of my images, or of Whimsy products if you purchase them through my links on my blog here, so thank you very much for your kind support! It keeps me drawing and creating for Whimsy!

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Very Mice Christmas

Here's an oldie but a cutie, from Very Mice Christmas! I coloured it with Copics and tore the edges for a different look.  It's mounted on a sheet from Blurry Flurries - one of my all time fav paper packs at Whimsy Stamps.  The wooden star and chipboard sentiments are from my stash from years ago.  I like the simple look of this one. Links below will take you right to where you can find those two Whimsy products, and if you make a purchase through my links I do get compensated - so thank you very much if that is you! Your support is very meaningful to me. Thanks for coming by!


Christmas Deer (with a penguin!)

How fun to make this card for one of my grands!  I just love the traditional red and green, do you? I coloured the image from Christmas Deer Clear set with Copics and layered it with a sheet that I had stamped red stripes on, using the Brushed Stripes red rubber background stamp.  The green sheet is what I printed off from my digital paper pack, "I Dream In Christmas".  I just love this Christmassy combo! Follow the links if you want to purchase any of these products for yourself at Whimsy Stamps, and a big thank you if you do, because I do get compensated for that. Your support keeps me drawing, so thank you very much! Thanks for coming by!


Cat Do Christmas 2

What kitty hasn't tried to climb the Christmas tree! It is just irresistible when you're feline!
These two fun cards came together fairly fast. I coloured them with Copics, and the star and the bauble have Wink Of Stella for some sparkle. I masked the images to lay down a nice opaque layer of Oxide ink in behind them, to really make the images pop.  I just love how they turned out!   I used the gorgeous Slimline Scenic Window die to frame up the images and sentiments.  Links below will take you to these products, and if you make a purchase by following them I do get compensated, so thank you if that's you! 


Santa And Friends (with a mouse!)

I was happy to colour up Santa with his friend using my Copic markers.  The look in his eyes is so warm and loving to his little mouse friend.  The candy canes were done separately, then fussy cut to form a little frame below them.  I used the candy canes from the Gnome Warm Wishes stamp set, which has a lot of little cute Christmas accessory images that would go well on lots of different Christmas cards. Jussayin.  :-)
I kept this design simple with lots of white around the image, and a light silvery background paper from the Blurry Flurries paper pack.  The chipboard snowflake border and words were from my stash (they are discontinued and pretty ancient - well, if you measure in card years, heheh!). 
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Sheltering Love Let It Snow

I think this is my fav Christmas card I made this year!  And it is going to someone very dear to me - Denise of Whimsy Stamps!  She is the BESTest person to work with and for.  I love her so very much, and wanted to show her by making this card just for her!
 I coloured the image with Copics and made a mask for the image.  After it was masked, I used the Winter Wonderland stencil to create the background - using the Oxide ink - Speckled Egg - sparingly to create a winter storm effect.  While the image was still masked, I spattered some Copic white all over to mimic the look of a blizzardy snowfall.  Then, after removing the mask, I put a few spattered snowflakes on the main image, so that it looked like it was really a part of the scene. 
I used the "let it snow" sentiment from the Gnome For the Holidays set, masking off the word "snow", and then just used the word "snow" from the Let It Snow die set, and pasted it onto the card. 
It was easy to create a matching layer using Speckled Egg Oxide Ink around the edges of a white card.  You only have to ink up the edges, so it doesn't take long, or use much product!
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