Friday, December 12, 2008

Merry Christmas Toni

Denise owner of Whimsy Stamps emailed us early this week and letting us know that Whimsy Stamps will be sponsoring this weeks challenge at Stamp Something. It's a color challenge using Red, Green and Gold. She was nice to mention that she would love the rest of the Design Team members to participate but it's ok if we're unable too. The first thing I said... I'll pass, I just have a hard time with color challenges but being a good DT, I thought I would play along. So, after dinner and homework last night, I blog hop and look for a cool sketch to use with the color challenge and found out that Frances of Stamp Owl's Studio is hosting this weeks MFT sketch challenge.

So, I combine both MFT sketch challenge and Stamp Something color challenge and I got Toni's Christmas card done. Toni thinks that Oscar (she named my new Whimsy stamps Owl - Oscar De La Hoya after seeing the boxing match over the weekend...LOL!) is just adorable, and I know that she'll get a kick out of it knowing that I used him for her Christmas card. And if you think that there's too much details on this card....for her, the more details, the more she thinks that mom can really make cards.

Oscar is the newest Whimsy Animals Collections
that was released last Friday. He was stamped on Whisper White cardstock and colored with SU re-inkers. I cut the image out with my circle coluzzle template and cut Chocolate Chip cardstock with the next bigger coluzzle circle. Tied the gold cord on both ends of the branch with alphabet beads. Certain Celery cardstock was run through Cuttlebug with snowflakes embossing folder, I put crystal stickles on each snowflakes to match the pattered paper. Oscar was wearing the Santa hat but the wind blew it out of his head. :)

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50 comments:

J said...

oh this is too cute, gotta have Oscar. You're DD is just too funny!

Elena said...

This card is absolutely adorable Catherine! I love how you decorated this branch! So special!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so darling, so happy to see you using Frances's MFT sketch, this rocks.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OMG!! How sweet this is!! Love your owl with the little hat on the sentiment!! :) Great take on the sketch too!! TFS!

Lorie said...

Very cute! That sketch is just fantastic!

Tina said...

Too cute!

Kristen Hermanny said...

These stamps you are using are just too cute. I love them. I think this guy is wonderful. A great use of two challenges too.

Lauren said...

This is adorable. I love the sparkling snow in the background.

Bona said...

Oh Catherine! That's super cute. I ♥ the owl.

Jamie Martin said...

This is so cute, you did a great job on the color challenge!

Margie said...

lol, he's sooo cute!
Color challenges always scare me too ;)

Dani said...

Toni cracks me up! She will love this card, I'm sure! Fantastic job!

Rita said...

This is adorable! That stamp makes me laugh, it's too cute!

Carmen O. said...

What a fabulous card! If I were Toni, I know I'd love getting it. Hey I'm not Toni and I'd love to get this card. hehehe Hope you have a great weekend!

Theresa said...

Wow, Catherine, this card is gorgeous What a super cute image.

Bonnie (eggette) said...

What a sweetie! Love the hat on the sentiment!

Diane said...

Too stinkin' cute Catherine! Love the papers and that hat is awesome!

Manna said...

This is way too cute! The image reminds me of Dr. Suess's character. Thanks for the smile!

Kristine B. said...

Awww...what a cute, frazzled-looking owl! :) LOVE IT! Your papers and the letters on the gold string are fabulous. Great card!

Joan Ervin said...

You did a fabulous job with this...I just love the stamps, colors, layout...AWESOME work!!!

Kim said...

Oh that is fab. Love what you have done with the sketch. Kim

Heather said...

AAAAHHHHH!!!!! U cant say how much I love this card!!! It is perfectly adorable and too sweet! Hehehe! makes me smile BIG!

Holly said...

LOL! He looks like he's got bed head and isn't quite awake yet. What a darling card, and Toni is going to love it. I love the heart you used in her name!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Hahahaha!!! This is TOO cute!!!! I love it!!! I know Toni will too:o) Have a great weekend!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Ps. The comment you left me made me laugh!!! It was exactly what I needed. BTW, if you bought any stamps with that credit card, don't forget to send some my way:o) Hahahaha!!!!

Michelle said...

That owl is too funny! And I love how you added Toni's name along the bottom of his branch.

Michelle said...

That owl is too funny! And I love how you added Toni's name along the bottom of his branch.

Rose Ann said...

This is so cute, Catherine! Love the layout and pretty sparkle!! Love the beads too!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

This is so adorable! You don't look like you struggled with this one at all...but I'm with you, colour challenges can be tough. I prefer the sketches! So sorry I've been absent. I hope I can start catching up with my fav blogs!

WhimsicalThoughts said...

Gosh, i lovw this little owl. you did a great job.

nessy said...

oh what a cute (funny) image!! adorable card ,so beautifully coloured!!
vanessa xx

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is awesome Catherine! I love the different layers and the embossing. Super cute how you did the gold cording on the tree limb. I bet Toni loves it too. :)

We're still without power, but once it's up, I'll be updating the gallery and adding new art work. Have fun with the new stamps!

Rach said...

this is gorgeous Catherine,
your owl is so sweet and beautifully coloured. hugs rachxx

Curt in Carmel said...

Catherine! I don't know why you would even hesitate with color chalenges because everything you do is wonderful! This card is no exception. That owl image is ADORABLE! I normally don't like the "run of the mill" owl images that are out there, but this one is a keeper! Great job! Best, Curt

Angie Tieman said...

Very cute! Love the way you personalized it!

Carolina said...

Ah so very cute! What a fun image and love the hanging letter...what a fun way to make a card special.

Alexandra said...

Catherine, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card - Oscar looks soooo totally cute!! Love all the layers, the gold cord, the embossing, just everything about this - Toni will LOVE this! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Lisa said...

This is just fab and so unique I can understand why you have had so many comments.

p said...

my name isn't toni but i'll take it! love, love this card... toni will too...

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hello Catherine...me again! :) Just wanted to give you something. It's on my blog if you want a peek!! Hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season!!

Janine said...

Hi Catherine!! Such a fabulous card...

Savitri said...

Oh what a FAB card! Love the sparkles and ha, that stamp is too cute!!!! Looks like me sometimes :)

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh this card really made me smile Catherine.. It's fabulous and the stamp is just so cute, Hugs, Nikki x

Emma said...

What a fantastic card...made me laugh as it is soooo cute. I am loving the image.
Emma x

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh what do you mean too many details??? I agree with your dd....I LOVE all the gorgeous details!!! And the alphabet beads personalizing this card are soooo adorable!!!

Sandra Smart said...

this is so cute Catherine! And I love how you added the name!

mochamama said...

Catherine this card is adorable and that owl reminds me of the Grinch that Stole Christmas!! must be the way his fur stands up??!!

dpkennedy said...

Oh My this owl is sooo cute! I love his crazy feathers! What an adorable card!

JackieLou said...

This card looks like it was fun to make... The sketch itself looks like it would make a great card hehehe j/k
Great card Cath...

sylvia said...

what a funny card
I really love it
hugs sylvia

Becky in East Tennessee said...

This is simply tooooo precious!!