Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Christmas Bird and da Mudder's Kitties

Hello everyone...hope you are having a great day!!! My cousin Larry and his wife Shirley are here visiting this week from Iowa. One of our donkeys was born on Larry's birthday so we named him Little Larry. Every time they come to visit Larry has to check up on his little God son...make sure we are treating him right. Actually, Little Larry is the prettiest of all the donkeys but I'm not going to admit that to my cousin....his head is big enough as it is...LOL!!! Anyway....I wanted to share a Christmas card I made for the sketch challenge over on the Waltzingmouse Sketch Blog. The bird image from Sewing Box Hugs was stamped on Memory Box Mistletoe dp, cutout, and popped up with dimensionals. The edges of the background were sewn and distressed and the banner sentiment (from the Oven Fresh Gingerbread Joy set) , wrinkled seam binding, button, and twine finish it off.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse
Papers: White, Riding Hood Red, Memory Box Mistletoe dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Button, Twine, Wrinkled Seam Binding, Sewing Machine, Dimensionals

I made this card yesterday for the Color Challenge on Splitcoast to use Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze, and Wild Wasabi. I also used the sketch from Card Pattern's Challenge #82. The challenge colors and sketch were both perfect for da Mudder's Teapot Tuesday Challenge on Splitcoast. It seems two kitties named Nibbles and Fritz are being moved from Texas to California....much to their displeasure. I'm hoping this fine looking RV will make their trip a little more comfortable. The Unity trees were paper pieced and the Bella Blvd. camper and MFT's kitties from Congrats All Around were colored with copics. The destination for our cards this week is the sweet Bertie (Bertlady) who moved to California and needs some welcome to the neighborhood cards!! We will be having out teaparty at her new house on top of all the boxes...Whoohoo!!!
Stamps: Bella Blvd. Clear stamps (RV), Unity stamps (trees), My Favorite Things Congrats All Around (Cats), Stampin Up (Track Wheel)
Paper: White, Baja Breeze, October Afternoon Cozy Home dp, Prism Desert Coral Dark, Stampin Up dp for the trees
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Pearls, Nestabilities, Brick Embossing Folder, Ribbon, Copics

Thanks for visiting today....have a great Wednesday!!!!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What gorgeous cards Joan!! I so love your use of the Waltzingmouse sketch and your dp, ribbon treatment and colors on the first and the fall feel of the second card with the peeking cats. Too cute!!

Tammy said...

Beautiful Christmas card but I love, love the second with the kitties -- fun card.

Maria Matter said...

gorgeous cards Joan!!!
Your distressing is fantastic, what a beautiful design for this Christmas card!!!

love all the details on your kitty card too, especially that little RV...too fun!
have a wonderful day Joan!
hugs & blessings!

Julia Aston said...

Love your WMS sketch card Joan - that bird from Sewing Box Hugs is one of my favs! and your kitty card is too fun - love the papers and the camp trailer!!

thanks for playing with WMS this week GF!!

Kelly S. said...

Oh these cards are so awesome, Joan! Love that bird from Sewing Box Hugs with those beautiful papers...and your kitty card is perfect for da Mudder's challenge!

Joanne (jojot) said...

both of these are wonderfully eye catching and full of detail that 'stitched' bird on the first....and the fabulous scene you created with the cats

Linda Palmer said...

Both of your cards are wonderful. I love the bird and all the beautiful dp you used on it. I do like the baja breeze and cajun craze together. Love both cards.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both of these cards are awesome! Love the warm feel of the first! Thanks for playing with the WMSC :)

Bev J. said...

Love that cute stitched bird and the colors you used. Love the kitty cats too.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Fabulous cards Joan! Love your goregous Christmas card with the WM sketch..the bird and ribbon are awesome! The two kitties are just so cute!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so pretty. love the paper you used for the first card. and the second card is so cute! thanks for joining us at WMSC this week!

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

Gorgeous cards Joan! I love the stitched bird on the 1st card and those cute adorable kittens on the 2nd.

Glad you could play with us at Card Patterns.

Sarah Martina said...

Fabulous!!! The BOTH of them! :) So glad you played along with us for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge! :)

Claire Brennan said...

Oh well done Joan, Congrats, a cracking card!! Thanks for playing along with us @ WMS!!

maryr917 said...

what a super cute card joan and it was given the top mouse award on the waltzingmouse sketch blog

Ren-Yi said...

well done joan! i love the xmas card - the pp paper, the stitching and distressing and that cute adorable xmas bird. congrats on your top mouse award.