Saturday, December 5, 2015

Not a Creature was Stirring...

     When I saw this freebie image in The East Wind newsletter, of course I fell in love with the darling felines curled up inside a Christmas bauble and had to use it right away.  This is the card for my gift to the fur babies and I'll include a couple catnip toy mice, which they will love.  :-D

I chose to use the sketch at Sweet Sketch Weds.2 for this card
and I love the way it turned out.

     I used my ProMarkers to color the image, then added glitter gel ink to the bauble (unfortunately invisible in the photo!)    The image and the green mat are both die cut with one of my new stitched die sets (Memory Box.)  The trees are die cuts (Cottage Cutz) and I added loose glitter to make them sparkle.

     The sparkly ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and I have no idea who made the strip of dp.  It was a scrap. The bow with the pearl is one of those I make by the dozens and keep in my stash.  Again, this was made with white ribbon and I used my ProMarker to 'dye' it.  The sentiment, of course, comes from the "T'was the Night Before Christmas" poem but it fit so perfectly -- just look at those two totally zonked-out cats.  :-D

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     Thanks for stopping by.   Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. Cute, Cute, Cute. Have a good weekend.

  2. This is so cute, loving the kitties in the bauble. I am sure your kitties will love the catnip mice too.
    Linda xxx

  3. So sweet and a lovely traditional colour scheme. Thank you for playing along with us this week.
    Anne SSW2-DT

  4. cute and pretty! Love those little Christmas trees on the side and the image is delightful and fun. Very pretty Connie.

  5. Oh my gosh....soooooooo cute! Melted my heart!

  6. Darling image, and sweet card! Hope your weekend is extra special, hugs, de

  7. this is gorgeous. I love the stitching on it.

    I have to tell you though, when I saw your title I expected something else. Knowing your lovely sense of humour I thought I would see a little mouse stirring a mug of cocoa and the sentiment:

    "Not a creature was stirring.... except this little mouse!"

  8. Super cute, love the sweet little green bow! Thanks for joining us this week. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  9. Such a cut image, that's the first time I've seen it coloured!
    I hope your feline friends love it as much as their catnip toys!
    Dawn xx

  10. I love that sweet image too, love how you have coloured it, and all the details on the card to show it of..

  11. Sweet image and cute card. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination .

  12. Wonderful card design- and love the image too. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty.

  13. It's Amy again- Just love your coloring- the kitties really come to life. Thanks for sharing with us at Lacy Sunshine Color Your World.

  14. So cute. Thanks for joining us again at Little Red Wagon this week.

  15. Fun card. I love the cute kitties and how they are snuggling in the ornament. Thank you for joining the DL.ART December Linky Challenge. Katie-DL.ART-DT

  16. fab card - the image is perfect for your cats!! thanks for playing at I love Promarkers. Good luck, lilibet (:(|)x

  17. Hah! I love that you give cards to your feline friends (says the girl who has Santa fill the stockings of her dogs and cat!) We are silly over our animals aren't we?!! Cute card. That image made me smile thinking of my cat who believes that the Christmas tree is HERS! Please come back and share your work with us. It's fabulous.
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

  18. Beautiful delicate creation! I love image!
    Thanks for playing at I Love Promarkers Challenge.

  19. Cute card, thanks for sharing at A Snowflakes Promise!

  20. Such a very cute card. Your layout with this image is very sweet. Thank you for joining us at One Stitch At A Time AG with Winter Challenge.
    Deborah DT

  21. Such a cute card thanks for joining us at color your world at lacy sunshine
    Caroline senior ct

  22. Such a cute card thanks for joining us at color your world at lacy sunshine
    Caroline senior ct

  23. Very cute card!

    Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter for our 5th birthday blog hop.

    Happy Crafting
    Sam xx

  24. Your project is really cute !! I love it.
    Thanks for joining us at TPS challenge. Good luck !
    Sandra DT member

    p.s. I'm a cat-lover too !

  25. Lovely layering and sweet colouring of those kitties. Your tiny bow with the pearl is adorable! Thanks so much for joining our Meowy Christmas challenge at The East Wind. I hope we see you again soon.

  26. Really lovely, and very sweet. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter.
    Love n hugs

  27. What a sweet image and love the stitching. Thanks for joining the Crafty Addicts challenge.

  28. A gorgeous card and such sweet kitties :-) I am glad you made your fur babies a card :-D Thank you for playing along at SUYP Cats Challenge :-D

    IKE x

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  29. Such a wonderful sweet card. Love the kitties too.
    Thank you for joining us at Lacy Sunshine Stamps!
    Lacy Sunshine CDT Innovation Specialist


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