Wednesday, May 11, 2022


Hello friends, and happy Wednesday!  It's the second Wednesday of the month, which means a new challenge at the ABC Christmas challenge!  This month's letters are J - JOKE (humorous image, funny sentiment, etc), and K - Kraft.  I created a card using the letter J as my prompt:

I had this totally adorable kitty all tangled up in lights image by Gerda Steiner already printed out and die cut with a Spellbinders classic circle in my image bin, so what better way to start out my card!  I knew that I had at least ONE paper in my hoard stash of Christmas papers with Christmas lights on it, so I dug this one out from the 12x12 Whimsy Christmas paper pad by Recollections.  I also grabbed the green patterned one from the same pad, and then set to work finding a sketch.  I found this one at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, which seemed perfect.

I added a red mat layer to both papers and glued them using Bearly Art Glue.  Both of these were adhered flat to the 5.5 x 5.5" square card base.  I used Spellbinders Lacey Circles to cut the red layer behind the image, but when dry fitting, it didn't look right to me, so I cut another classic circle a size up from the image circle, and ink blended the edges with Mowed Lawn oxide ink.  I liked how that looked much better!  I adhered all of these together with the same glue, and then popped the whole thing up on foam squares.  I chose this sentiment from the Naughty'isms stamp set from Casual Fridays and stamped it directly onto the patterned paper using VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink, and my MISTI.  That set doesn't seem to be available anymore, but they have many more fabulous stamps to check out!  I found these gems in my stash that matched the green paper pretty nicely and added them to the places indicated on the sketch.  The only thing from the sketch that I didn't add was the bow.  All of those lights needed some sparkle, so they all got some Wink of Stella added to them, even the ones on the patterned paper.  At the last minute, I did also add some to the white parts of his hat.  White gel pen was used to color in the white stripes of the scarf, to add highlights to the Christmas lights, and to add tiny shine marks to his nose and eyes.  That's it!


Sparkles Christmas #136:  Christmas Sentiments
Merry Little Christmas #44:  ATG Christmas (2/8)
Love to Craft #68:  ATG (3/8)
Mix it Up #59:  ATG (3/8)
Crafty Animals #61:  ATG using animals
Critter Crazy #62:  ATG w/a featured critter
Crafty Friends #155:  Animals (2/5)
Digi Choosday #19:  ATG (1/2)

I appreciate you stopping by today!  Don't forget to head on over to the ABC Christmas challenge to join in and get your stash of Christmas cards worked on!  Leave the DT some comment love too, while you're dropping in!  Until next time,

💗 Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless! 💗

~ Marie


  1. Brilliant card Marie, Love the image and the fun sentiment, great colouring too.

  2. Awww...such a cute card!
    Helen x

  3. This is a fun and colourful creation, many thanks for sharing and joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  4. Such a cute kitty, Marie - love this playful image! And such a fun sentiment to go with - so cute! Great design! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

  5. A great card, that little kitty is adorable.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.
    Avril x

  6. Great image on this lovely card!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things! xxx

  7. Well that is absolutely one of the cutest images I have ever seen, and that sentiment is perfect with it! What a great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles.

  8. Very cute card Marie, I love image it's so cute and works perfectly with my sketch. Love your colours and design papers. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

  9. Such a cute and fun card!!
    Thanks for playing along at Sparkles Christmas Challenge!

  10. This is a super fun and cute card, love the bright colours too. Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
    Anne SSW2-DT

  11. This is just such a cute and funny project!
    Thank you for joining SSW2.
    Hope to see you again!
    Hugs from Africa!

  12. Congratulations on your win at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, please visit the blog to find out how to claim your prize.
    Anne SSW2-DT



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