Hello!  The third Saturday of the month means it’s theme challenge time at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  This time our hostess, Louise, was inspired by her love of cats and has chosen the theme of “Christmas cats”.  So long as a cat is the focus of your Christmas or wintry card, it’ll be just right for our challenge.

Luckily for me, I had chosen a digital stamp set featuring a cat when Deedee’s Digis sponsored our 52CCT challenges last September.  I’ve used it again for today’s card.  This time I printed out the pre-colored version of the image and a designer paper that comes in the set, along with one of the sentiments.  I rarely use pre-colored images but I wasn’t feeling particularly creative when I was making this card, so it was nice to have an easy way out.  Then I chose some solid cardstock that coordinated with the red and the grey in the image and designer paper.  The layout for my card comes from the current Crooked Stamper Sketch Challenge, but I’ve flipped it mirror-image so the cat wouldn’t be “looking off the edge” of the card. I used a square punch to cut the tail of the banner.

52CCT 04-18-2015

All right – now it’s your turn to get creating!  We’d love it if you share your Christmas kitty cards on our challenge blog.  You can link your card until 7:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, April 24.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Digital Images: Meowy Christmas (Deedee’s Digis)
Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Rose Red, Whisper White (Stampin’ Up); Meowy Christmas designer paper (Deedee’s Digis)
Ink: printer ink
Other: square punch (Creative Memories); standard circle and big scalloped circle Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders)

8 Responses to “52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – April theme challenge”

  1. Such a cute card Patricia. I love the sentiment! Have a great weekend, hugs, Gill xx

  2. I think your Christmas cat is so cute, and I do like that sentiment. Fab work. xxx

  3. So cute! I also like my critters to look a certain direction on my cards, and I approve of the flip-flop! 🙂 Thanks for playing my CSSC challenge!

  4. OH this is cute! I just love the option of pre-colored images! You should enter this into the Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge – ornaments….Deedee is sponsoring it with a chance to a win a $25 gift card to the store!! Also would it be okay if I featured this card on Deedee’s Blog later this week? email me at [email protected]
    Kathy D.
    Deedee’s Digis Sponsorship Coordinator

  5. I love your little cat – everything fits together perfectly

  6. Lovely! The cute cat and great patterned paper look fab, April xx

  7. Super chou, quel charmant matou se prenant pour un renne, biz

  8. Cats wearing antlers… I see a connection there 🙂 great sentiment too. Thank you for doing such a great job
    Louise xx

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