Friday, March 10, 2017

Katzelkraft for Christmas?????

 Hello everyone: I have a very non traditional Christmas card I made for "Precious", which is one of the two kitties my grandchildren Vanessa, Gabriel and Anastasia have. She is gorgeous, jet black and moody, oh my goodness!!! she is moody. Very quiet, doesn't like to be picked up, petted, woken up, she usually is in her cube which is in one corner of the family room or sitting in the ledge of the living room window taking some sun. This stamps from Katzelkraft could have been designed with "Precious" in mind, the set's name is Les Furieux. I don't think any of my grandkids would dare put a Santa's hat on her so I thought I would do it on this card.

 I got my inspiration from the Muse: Christmas Visions challenge and this card by Cornelia Wenokor.

I stamped my Kitty on a Neenah Solar White card base with Versafine Onix Black ink several times to get a nice even coat then, I clear heat emboss it. Clear embossing powder is my favorite one, I use it very often.
The "Santa's Hat" was done using the hat, one of the images from a set by Power Poppy called  Merry Littles, I stamped the hat on a scrap piece of paper and then fussy cut just a portion of the top and the very bottom, to make it fit on my panel, the puff still sticks out of it but non the less, fits in the envelope. I put a couple of glue dots to adhere it to the kitty's not so happy face.

There are a lot of ways to interpret the look on her face.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The sentiment is from Power Poppy's Poinsettia, the mitten from Merry Littles.

I'm entering this card onto the following challenges.
Muse Christmas Visions 78, Cornelia Wenokor's card is at the top.
Sweet Stamping Christmas "Anything Goes Christmas"
Cardz for Galz Challenge #42 "Name your Powder" My favorite embossing powder is clear, I use it instead of colored embossing powder with pigment inks, you don't have to worry about stray specks of colored powder on your projects.
Little Miss Muffet Challenges #158 "Anything Goes"
Crafting with an Attitude Challenge #25 "Anything Goes"

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

OMG - this is awesome!!! That cat is hilarious and the hat peeking over the top is priceless! So great to see you at MCV this month, Maria! Thanks for playing along!

The Craft Princess said...

Oh these are GREAT!!! So cute and whimsical!!! They put a smile on my face...and I'm sure they will put smiles on your grandchildren's faces as well :) Hugs...Janie (P.S. thank you for the nice comment on my blog post)

Viv said...

Aww what a cute kitty Maria! such a great card...he does look like a bit of a crazy cat though.Sounds just like precious then too lol.The grandchildren will love it ;) We had a cat called Peter (our daughter named him) Peter... Marmalade(he was that colour)Tuesday(when we got him). He was a strange cat...more like a dog in his ways. He used to hide behind our hedge and lie in wait until anyone dared to come up our drive. Then he would pounce and wrap his legs around your ankles and try and bite you. I used to take an umbrella to fend him off lol.He could be nice & friendly just never knew when he would 'turn'.He would sit at the end of our drive on market day (busy day here)and just wait to be stroked and he was as he was very good looking too.Oh my sorry for long post now too lol ;) hugs Viv xx

Kristie Goulet said...

Super cute card, Maria!!!

Birgit said...

Ha,ha..what a cool cat! Love!

Mary Fish said...

The hat is the perfect touch. What a fun kitty!

Donna Ellis said...

LOL! What a wonderful creation! Love your take on the inspiration card, and that kitty is FANTASTIC! Too funny! Thanks for explaining how you used the embossing powder, too

Always a delight for you to play with us at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge. We love seeing your paper crafting projects, and are so happy you have joined us! Please check back to see if you have won a badge!
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Darnell said...

How fun, Maria! That image truly does sound like a spitting image of the touchy Precious! And seeing her with a Santa Hat is priceless!! I love it!! Hugs, Darnell

Mac Mable said...

This is so clever, such fun and so it x

Ardyth said...

Oh my goodness, that cat is so funny! So glad you joined us at MCV!

Eliz Stewart said...

Super cute!

Aileen Ryan said...

I love this cat. I remember when I first met you you had used the cat. I tried to even get the stamps but was unable to. Its got to be the funnies looking thing. Great take on the inspiration card.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Awesome design. The unique and very funny card. I love this image.
Thank you for sharing with us Crafting with an attitude.

Emily Shroom said...

Saw your card at Muse Christmas Visions and had to stop by, that kitty is just fab!

Tracey T said...

Great fun cards - good to see something so different! Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey

Milka Gubo said...

AWESOME cards!!! Love them both! :o) Thank you so much for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenge this fortnight. I hope to see you again. :o)
Milka GDT

Robyn Oliver said...

Just love your kitty santa card Maria, fabulous

Marilyn said...

Love the cat. Perfect interpretation of Cornelia's card.