Friday 25 November 2022

Crafty Catz Challenge #616- Optional twist- Blue and Silver

 Good morning- just one month to go now until Christmas day- time to start panicking about getting everything organised on time. I still have so many gifts to buy- mainly because it seems to get harder each year to know what to give family and friends- probably because we all have too much already! 

Anyway, here's another Christmas card- my DT creation for this week's challenge at

 Crafty Catz 

which is sponsored by  

Jan’s Digital Stamps

Prize $6 gift certificate

The optional twist of Silver and Blue has been chosen by Janet, our lovely host for this week.

I used a sweet Sponsor image, Caroling, which I've coloured with Copic markers and fussy cut, the background is a piece of DP (magazine freebie), overlaid with torn vellum with silver print - the snow is layers of ripped mulberry paper, I've added a die cut tree, sentiment and musical notes.

As always, some beautiful creations from the rest of team over at Crafty Catz so do hop over for a visit! Remember the theme is optional- ANYTHING GOES- so please do join in! 

Thanks for visiting - have a lovely weekend



Challenge entries:

CRAFT #659

classicdesign #11

craftyfriends #161

jansdigistamps November Challenge

Rudolph Days- November Challenge


meg said...

Gorgeous layers and diecuts to complement your beautifully coloured Carol singers,a wonderful card

Janette said...

Gorgeous card Chris love the sweet little carol singers.
Christmas is becoming harder, as you said nobody knows what they want anymore and that alone is awful sad, nicer days when the men got either boxed hankys or socks, if they were really lucky a shirt and tie or a bottle of something rather good, dare I say even a carton of cigs....all true but can you imagine the faces now ha ha ha...
Have a good weekend.xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

A wonderful card Ginny
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brenda said...

I just read that on someone else's blog, time is speeding by. A pretty card, another one ready for the seasonal basket.

Totally agree about what to buy, one of the Granddaughter's messages a couple of weeks ago and asked if she was too old to have a wish list (23 and an English teacher), of course not was my answer and was delighted at least one person will get something they really want.

B x

tilly said...

what a gorgeous card with the spirit of Christmas feel, we all have too much these days which is not good. It was much nicer to get gloves and scarf set or hankies in a pretty box, now-a-days they want hundreds of pounds spent on a gift that will soon get put to one side. I have never done expensive gifts, making and baking some of them. xx

StampNScrapJunkie said...

Such great layers and detail! Loving all the different elements you've used. xoxo

Bernadet said...

Oooh my, I love the tree and the image is so pretty

Sue said...

Such a gorgeous card Chris ..Paul is the worst one to buy for Christmas he always says'I don't really need anything' drives me mad..when he played golf it was much easier LOL but he may have the standard socks and boxers and slippers hahahahaha! hugs Sue x

Jan Mahew said...

Adorable, Chris! Thank you for showcasing "Caroling" on your lovely creation and sharing it with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Hope to see you again... Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

a wonderful card.
Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge Blog challenge. Good luck Ginny DT for
CRAFT Challenge Blog

Linby said...

This is just delightful. Love those carol singers and your embellishments make the perfect winter scene for them.

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Oh I love this wonderful card and your stunning design.
Everything about is gorgeous and the colours are so pretty.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.
PS sorry I didn't comment yesterday my wireless keyboard decided to quit on me and I just remembered I could use my late hubbies Linux computer instead.

Darline Maes said...

prachtige kaart, bedankt om mee te doen, groetjes Darline

Mia said...

What a beautiful Christmas card, Chris. I love the scene. Hugs, my friend.

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card Chris, gorgeous scene and delightful images used. ♥

Kerry Charles said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week. Kerry (DT)

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful card, I love the blue and silveer together. Thank you for joining the fun at Rudolph Days this month.

Sue xx

Curly said...

This is wonderful Chris. I bet the family and friends have the best of times at your Christmas Parties.
Have an amazing rest of the week
Hugs Bridget xx

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful festive card Chris love the image and the dies you have used it looks really pretty
lorraine x

Diane Louise J said...

Hello... Thank you for entering your lovely card into the Christmas challenge at Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope you will join us next time.
Diane Louise x

Sheryl said...

A beautiful card.Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl CRAFT DT xx

Chrissy said...

Such little cuties and love their blue outfits, the music notes and tree, gorgeous card Chris..


Donna said...

Stunning coloring and design! So glad you joined us at Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge! Donna T

Savyakala by Asha said...

beautiful one. Thank you for participating at jans digital stamp challenge blog

pinky said...

This card made me smile instantly, so so gorgeous. I know what you mean about present buying. I am going pjs and money this year for everyone. The family do a secret Santa with each other so that helps too and we put a top limit so nobody is under pressure.