Mischievous Little Kitty

Hey everyone!!  Happy Monday!
Are you all recovered from the holiday last week?  I really miss having big Thanksgiving get togethers with the family...or even friends.
We tend to end up spending holidays alone now since we don't live near family and friends are scarce.  But it allows us to focus on our relationship and grow closer together.

With all this holiday stuff going on, it's slowly been getting me more and more into the Christmas mood.  I'm still struggling a little with it, not sure why...maybe I'm just not ready for the year to be over already.  But it's growing on me...and after getting our Christmas decorations up this weekend, I feel a little bit more giddy for Christmas.

I recently won a gift certificate to Newton's Nook.  That is a stamp company that totally speaks to my heart.  I can't get enough of all the adorable little kitty stamps they have!  Narrowing down my selection was incredibly difficult, but in the end I decided on the Newton's Antics set because it offered a little more versatility in being able to stretch those images for multiple occasions.  Today's card shows exactly that:
I know that Newton's Nook has a stamp set with an image included like this one, with the lights wrapped around the kitty.  But since I don't have that set, I used what I did have to create the image.  And I totally love it!  I colored the little kitty up like our darling Ezio because he is just the kind of cat that would get himself wound up in the Christmas lights :)

After coloring in all the little bulbs, I covered each one with a little bit of shimmer and a good coating of glossy accents.  It turned out exactly as I wanted it to!  Love it!

The rest of the card was just layered together with some coordinating papers.  I used a border die from the Mama Elephant  Borderlines Trio set for the bottom border, and heat embossed my sentiment in white to help it pop.

To help carry out the red, I coated some white enamel dots with a few layers of red stickles and let them dry before adding them to my project.  The cream background was stenciled over with a matching vanilla color in a checker pattern...I didn't want it to be just a plain color and the subtle pattern works really well, though you can't hardly see it in the picture.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
On a side note, I've added some new cards to my Etsy shop!  You can click "Here" to go straight there, or click on the My Etsy Shop tab up at the top to get a quick peak at the thumbnails of the cards. <3

I'd like to enter this mischievous kitty card into the following challenges:
    2 Cute Ink #120-Pet Theme
    Addicted to Stamps and More #123-Holiday
    Deconstructed Sketch #178
    Fab n Funky #239-Anything Goes w/Die Cuts
    Newton's Nook Inky Paws #16-Christmas
    Ooh La La #170-Christmas
    Sentimental Sundays #235-Lots of Layers
    Simon Says-Anything Goes
    Totally Gorjuss #264-Christmas Animal


  1. This is sooooo sweet Emily!! I have fallen in love with the "Holiday Hounds" set over there!! LOL!! They're so fun to color!! Darling card!! HUGS

  2. so gorgeous emily.i love the cute fun kitty and your design and colours are stunning ;D

    xx coops xx

  3. Lovely card love your L/O as well thank you for joining with us at Ooh La La Creations Sue DT xx

  4. Great layering and fab colouring of that fun image. Thanks for playing along at ATSM this week, Anita x

  5. What a really cute image, I can just imagine a real life kitten in this state!
    So pleased you joined us at ATSM this week. :)

  6. Naughty cat!! Lovely card.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  7. Super cuteness!! Thanks for playing at ATSM!!

  8. Super cute - love the layout; beautiful papers too!

    Thank you for joining our pet challenge at 2 Cute Ink! ~Michele, DT

  9. Hello Emily! So glad to hear you are enjoying your new stamp set! I had to look twice to realize you used Newton's Antics instead of the holiday set - you did a great job of adding in the lights! I love how this turned out! Thanks so much for playing along with our Inky Paws Challenge this month!