Dear Santa!

Hi Everyone! I’m participating in the 2020 Cat Lovers Blog Hop (#2020CatLoversHop) this year.

This is my third year joining the fun event. For six years, Her Peaceful Garden has been sponsoring The Cat Lover’s Blog Hop and it is a lot of fun.

Here is a third Christmas card that I have created for the hop using Christmas Kitten – GSD617 (Gerda Steiner Designs) for the main image and sentiment. These little kittens are getting into all kinds of trouble. It reminds me so much of when I had my little fur babies. LOL!

To make my card, I started with a base of 5.5″ x 4.25″. I cut some Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card the same size and stamped on the fun images. Copic markers were used to colour the images in. Once this was done, I stamped the sentiments using Versa Fine – Onyx Black and applied Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder which I heat set with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.  I adhered the completed image to the base using double-sided tape. To finish off the card, I used some Clear – Wink of Stella to add a little bit of sparkle to all of the baubles and Stickles – Diamond for the hats.

THANK YOU so much to Her Peaceful Garden for hosting this event again this year and also a big THANK YOU to Gerda Steiner Designs for being a sponsor this year as well.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Christmas Kitten – GSD617 (Gerda Steiner Designs)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Diamond Stickles, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Images coloured with Copic Markers:

Kittens: N8, N6, N4, R30, R22, R02, YG09, YG07, YG03, Sakura Glaze – Black for nose and eyes

Hats: BG49, BG18, BG09, BG07, BG05, BG02, R59, R39, R37, R35, C01, C0, Stickles – Diamond

Bobbles: B18, B06, B05, B04, R59, R39, R37, R35, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen, Clear – Wink of Stella

Pine Needles: G09, G07, G05, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles

Floor and Shadows: E49, E18, E15, E13, E11, C3

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

36 thoughts on “Dear Santa!

  1. Oh, those naughty, naughty kittens!!! ❤ ❤ ❤
    What a super-fun card. The expressions on their faces are priceless. Fabulous coloring and hilarious sentiment!

    I am finally on the homestretch of visiting and commenting on all the awesome cat projects! I have had a lot of fun looking at everyone's work. Thank you so much for going cat crazy with us during the #2020CatLoversHop!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


    • Thank you so much Janis! I really appreciate all of your wonderful comments. THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your hard work on putting this wonderful event on each year! It gives us all something really fun to look forward to.


  2. Another fabulous card with those cute kittens getting into trouble. So happy to have visited all of your projects on the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop. Hopefully, see you again next year! xx


  3. OH MY GOSH! These kitties are just so stinkin adorable! I absolutely love the glitter for their Santa hats too!


  4. Love this sentiment, Roberta, and those kitties ‘helping you put away the decorations’ are just too precious! Fab coloring.


  5. Visiting on my last round from the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop… Love, love, love that sentiment and those kittens are so stinkin’ cute! Love the sparkle on their hats!


  6. I love your sweet trio of kitties! We have three kittens this year and I am not sure how I am going to put up a Christmas tree with them! This maybe my first Christmas without a tree! But I wouldn’t want to not have my kittens! They sure made life during a Pandemic easier! Your cards are lovely!!


    • Thank you so much Lori! We had to tie our tree off, to keep it from falling down when our 2 little ones Perky and Patience wanted to climb it as kittens. We also, learned to put all non-breakable decorations on the tree and we always put some fun one’s on the bottom branches that they loved to swat with their paws. Then they were content not to climb the tree anymore. LOL! Hope this helps you out. Our one cat Patience though, always wanted to chew on the cord plugged into the wall. That was fun trying to keep him away from that. We always told him he might end up the like the at on the “Griswalds – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” movie. LOL!


  7. Great job on that floor! All of your coloring is pawsome. A really cute and fun card. I think these kitties are even more naughty!


  8. Oh my my my!! That has to be the most gorgeous card !! Those beautifully coloured and shaded kitties and what they are up too! – adorable!!! LOVE! Happy hopping with Cat Lovers!


  9. Love how you colored up the sweet little kitties and the scene! It was neat how you did the floor and tree. The sparkle on the hats really make it shine!


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