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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

double creature feature adventure

I've been meaning to play along with Rudolph Days at Stamping For Pleasure, but I keep forgetting.  I made a special effort this month, and decided to combine it (I know that doesn't really surprise you) with Jingle Belles' Creature challenge.  In typical challenge-combining mode, I decided to incorporate several other challenges, as well, but let's start with the first card, and then I'll tell you more:
stamp set - White Christmas; ink - Versamark, Soft Sky; Stampin' Emboss powder - Gold; markers - Lost Lagoon, Soft Suede, White Chalk, Gold Stampin' Dazzle; Aquapainter; Vanilla Smooch Spritz; card stock - Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand; designer series paper - Moonlight; Big Shot with Labels Collection framelit; Envelope Punch Board; Stampin' Dimensionals  
This one is a CASE from page 18 (lower left image) in the Holiday catalog, for CASE-ing the Catty.  I pretty much made the same card with a different stamp set - I even rounded the lower right corners of the image and mat layers, but then I mounted the sentiment over the corner - oops - it seemed to fit there best, though.  That bitty little snip of designer series paper qualifies this card at Pixie's Snippets Playground, too, so I'll be joining in the fun there.

While I still had White Christmas out, I decided to combine the vellum challenges at Addicted to CAS and Around the World Stampin' Up! Challenges:
stamp set - White Christmas; ink - Versamark; Stampin' Emboss powder - White; card stock - Vellum, Lost Lagoon; Big Shot with Ovals Collection framelit; Stampin' Dimensionals
Addicted to Stamps is looking for CAS - I think this one will fit right in.

Christmas Card Challenges and The Pink Elephant are both accepting Anything Goes this week, so both cards fit in there.  And finally, since this is one of my more challenge-filled posts, and since both cards are scenes I created (no one said they needed to be difficult!), I'd like to join in at Pile It On, as well.

17 comments:

Rachel Palmieri said...

Lovely choice of colours for your card Kathe, the sky is perfect in those variegated shades of blue. Thanks for joining us at CTC.

SARN said...

Hi Kathe . . . thanks for coming over to play in my RUDOLPH DAY challenge with these two cute SU cards.

Really like the embossed vellum.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

sandie said...

wonderful base colour card and fabulous use of vellum. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS

trudelmj said...

Very cute. Thank you for your participation !

Loll Thompson said...

Two beautiful cards Kathe. LOVE the wintery scene with the new stamp set ... I have bought it, but not used it yet --- can't wait! And LOVE it the white embossing on vellum ... so pretty with the blue card base and oval aperture. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

Katie Melhus said...

You created such cute little critter scenes on these - how fun! Thanks for joining us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More!

Marsha J Reed said...

Great card, Kathe! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

scrappymo! said...

Two great cards.
Great idea to CASE the catty. I shall have to remember that as my mojo seems to be gone walkies some days,

Sharnee Torrents said...

What wonderful Christmas cards dear Kathe! I really like that deer one, how cool that it's gold!!
Thanks for joining with us at CASE-ing the Catty!
Smiles Sharnee :)

Di said...

Hi Kathe! Lovely to see you in the Playground again - two super xcards and I love the teensy snippet just tucked there on the first one :)

Hugs

Di xx

lauren bergold said...

oh ♥WOW♥ missus!!! DOUBLE wow, actually, since both of these are completely awesome! the stamps are so totally tempting (not-very-stampy) me... just b/c you've used them to make two totally beautiful, totally DIFFERENT scenes! and then there's the polar bear embossed on VELLUM... total genius; and yes definitely a C&S masterpiece! you're rockin' the xmas, as always! ♥♥♥

had to laugh at "challenge combining mode" i do that too; the switch is either ON or it's OFF, lol! :) (HOW do the ppl who enter 30 at a time DO IT? i mean, even as a "retro-fit"... just the amount of finding and linking impresses me! i tap out at... well i think i did 6 one time?! (maybe; tops) :0

Lee-Anne said...

Such gorgeous wintery creations, Kathe! Love the vellum card...so beautiful! So happy you could join us at ATS&M!

Alison Barclay said...

These are both beautiful! I love the vellum! Thanks for joining us at CTC this week. :)

Bronwyn Eastley said...

I must ink up that stamp set. Thank you so much for the gorgeous inspiration and for joining us at CTC.

Becky said...

Very pretty cards!

Nikki Sadler said...

Such beautiful cards - I love those stamp sets -must ink mine up again this week - thanks for playing along at CTC

Monique said...

I like both of your cards this week. I often forget to use Kraft/Crumb Cake in Christmas cards but they look so great.
Cheers
Monique