Tuesday, 28 March 2017

ChristmasCard Club - Off The Wall, Wacky, Zany etc. - My Funny Fluffles

I think my card today is a funny one. Funny to me, at least! I missed so many Christmas Card Challenges during the time around my Mum's passing. This card is a very late entry for the March 5th theme, chosen by Zoe at Stamping Scene Blog. If you want to check out any of the other entries, the hyperlinks to the others ladies blogs are on my right sideboard.

In keeping with Zoe's theme, and my goal to use a NBUS item on each card this year, I chose this Stampendous Fluffles the Christmas Cat stamp. I bought this stamp last summer at one of my local papercraft store's garage sales for the princely sum of $2.00  A bargain NBUS item!



I coloured the image with pencil crayons and used Gamsol to blend with. I also managed to use up some more snippets.  The green, starry DP is from a snippet of 12x12 Doodlebug, Here Comes Santa Claus, Christmas Countdown. The pinky/red stripey paper is from a snippet of 12x12 Doodlebug, Here Comes Santa Claus, Happy Holidays. The card base and the red mat are Bazzill heavy weight card, the shade is Peppermint. I used Fawn Fawn Stitched rectangle dies to cut the image and the stripey mat. Just hand cut the green DP to fit in between.

I added a light coat of Stardust stickles over the branches and Christmas baubles. I couldnot get a photo that captured the sparkle no matter how hard I tried...

Don't forget that the March  Rudolph Days Challenge is open till midnight on the last day of the month.  I look forward to seeing your entries!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Christmas Card Club - Off the wall, Zany, wacky card
 Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets

27 comments:

  1. Fabulous card, Maureen. The cute image made me smile! xx

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  2. Bargain indeed! What an adorable card, Maureen! Your coloring is fabulous & love how you used the printed papers!

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  3. I've always loved this adorable image, and I'm glad you found this fun stamp at a sale! Great coloring!

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  4. Teehee, this is how I look after I decorate the house for Christmas, lol.
    Cute card and great colouring.

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  5. Stunning card. Love the fun image.
    Valerija xx

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  6. Super card, I love that image! I have the same problems trying to photograph anything that sparkles
    Jane

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  7. Hi Mo, I love the little cat stamp you have used, wonderfully coloured too. Have a great week, Megan

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  8. Certainly me me smile this morning Maureen....it's such a fun image and how great it looks against that striped background.....sending a hug xxxxx

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  9. It's a really fun image, my sister-in-law would love it. She's cat mad. It's beautifully framed by your papers. I'm imagining the sparkles.

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  10. I have this stamp too - but you got a great deal on yours! Love the stripe paper with that silly cat. So much fun.
    Lynn

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  11. What a bargain Mo! LOVE your card and I also have that great stamp but don't always remember! It's a perfect one for cat lovers isn't it.

    Lovely to see you in the Playground!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  12. Such a gorgeous image and card Maureen, a great bargain too.

    Sue xx

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  13. Fun card Mo. That image makes me smile.

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  14. This is so cute! I can just see a cat doing that too. I wish I could find a cool stamp like that. You really lucked out.

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  15. Well it was worth waiting for Maureen, super cute and funny, love the image and your design, Kate x

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  16. Hi Maureem,
    what a very brilliant card and I love that image and you have coloured it perfectly too.
    Wonderful papers used and such a great design as well.
    Lots of crafty love and hugs. Jenny L.

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  17. So beautiful and such an adorable image used too! x

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  18. A super Christmas card Maureen, such a fun image.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  19. OMGosh, this is a funny card to me too Maureen! I love that cat image, it has me cracking up! And what a bargain to boot! I love how you colored this little kitty up and the garland he is hanging on. I pray your heart is healing a little from the passing of your mum, my thoughts and prayers are with you. And I hope you can enjoy the challenges once again. Big hugs, Brenda

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  20. Super card and a fabulous fun image xx

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  21. This is a cute and funny card!! It definitely makes me smile :)

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  22. This is one really fabulous fun image and a really great card.

    Kath x

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  23. Oh this is just too cute!(1)fab coloring with the pencils & gamsol (2)love the layout (3)the bright red stripes really set off this design (4) that you're using NBUS items to craft something so special. Good JOB all round! TFS & Hugs

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  24. First of all, I'm so proud of you for having your NBUS goal and sticking to it, Maureen! It does feel good! (My next challenge starts Saturday!) Secondly, this image is a hoot! I saw it a coupla years ago on a friend's blog and laughed so hard. She very kindly stamped off lots of images for me to use which made me very happy and I'm delighted to see you using it here! It still makes me laugh every time!! Hugs, Darnell

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  25. Oooo such a cutie hun and am loving your layout too, luv Sam x

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  26. Ooh that stamp is sooooo cute and what a bargain too! I love this fabulous card with those gorgeous papers and the cool image! xxx

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  27. I smiled when I saw this card. He certainly is in a predicament and there is only one way down! Maybe some cushions would soften his fall!!.Lol. Hugs Mrs A.

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