November 23, 2007

Girly Lockhart Holiday Cards

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! My mom is feeling much better so we're having a small dinner at her house tonight.....I knew she wouldn't stay down long, she's a worker bee and needs to be flitting around some. My little one is at her house now helping Grandma. DH and my oldest are delivering a load of firewood. I'm stamping while everyone is gone!!! Be sure to check out the previous post to sign up for a FREE Hanna sentiment stamp.....over 25 sentiments that will match Hanna stamps! I will pick a name on Sunday or Monday.

After having my girly girl Card Club last weekend, I was in total girly mode when creating these cards. This first one uses Karen Lockhart's adorable Child's Stocking stamp. I love all the toys and candy sticking out of the stocking and the little blanket stitched round accents too. I drew the color inspiration from the SU! polka dot patterned paper and used Copic markers for coloring. It's hard to see but the stocking is all glittery from a Copic glitter pen. I die cut and embossed the main image with a Spellbinder's rectangle die template and then mounted that onto a scallop cut and embossed SU! Certainly Celery piece of cardstock. Card base and SU! tab punch are in Pixie Pink. For You sentiment is from SU! also. The two white brads are from StarLit Studio. Cindy's brads are THE BEST, I love them......need more, making note to self! I love this card and will save it for a perfect little angel for Christmas. This card is so fun! Pocket cards are a favorite design of mine so it's also easy to come up with some fun creations. I used Karen Lockhart's Kitty In My Stocking stamp and colored the stocking to match my patterned paper by adding in a few extra polka dots with my Copic markers. The main image was cut with a Spellbinder's Tag Die Template which I LOVE, I use it a ton! I attached the tag to the pocket card insert with a brad. When the white card insert is slipped into the pocket, I simply slipped the tag onto the outside of the card. So when you pull out the white card, the tag comes out too. It's a great way to show off a fun image! The *meowy christmas* is stamped from Karen Foster's discontinued snap stamps. Ribbon is by Martha Stewart, available at Michael's. The pocket card is stapled together with two staples, one on each side of the pocket under the ribbon.
I couldn't resist getting my pets to pose with this card. On the left is Emma. I tried to get her to pose by herself with the card but she wanted to be pet so badly that she just kept nuzzling the card....I think she likes it! On the right is Hammy, our new man of the house since our beloved Tiger disappeared recently. Not house cats actually but they would like to be. That's Josey with her *metal mouth* in the middle. I'm secretly trying to find a calico kitty for us as a Christmas surprise. Living near a timber, our cats disappear often from wild coyotes we suspect. Calicos are my favorite and I've spied about a dozen at this farm. I'm hoping the owners will love to give my girls a new kitty for Christmas. DH will not be thrilled but he likes whatever makes us happy! Anyone getting a new pet for Christmas?

13 comments:

erinkmckinney said...

I love your pink Christmas card...so sweet! We got a new dog a couple of weeks ago!
She's a bit of work but we love her!
Good luck with your kitty!

Cheryl said...

I just love these! TFS

Nikki said...

Your cards look amazing! I love the color combo on the pink one! TFS!!! {SMILES}

StamperSharon said...

Adorable cards, Michelle!!

KYMBERLY said...

VERY CUTE PICTURE!

Gina K. said...

Beautiful cards Michelle and an adorable picture!!!

Nancy said...

Your cats are beautiful. And you card is too.

Pat S. said...

Glad to hear your mom is doing good! My mom was the same way...couldn't keep her down for long :)

I just want to snuggle up with your kitties...they are precious :)

And...those are the cutest cards!

Tanja said...

We are working on DH/DF to get a puppy for Christmas. I think we're wearing him down.

Otter said...

"meowy christmas" how cute!!! Man I wish I had those little stamps!!! I missed out!!

Suzanne said...

Mish, those are the cutest kitties ever! I LOVE orange tabbies! Your cards are cute too. ;)

Beth M said...

Adorable card and kitties! Good luck with getting a new kitty. No new pets at our house this holiday season. We just celebrated the 1 year anniversary of our adopted dog Jacks. If we adopt any more pets we'll need a larger house.

Vicki C said...

Oh Michelle... do you think you could whip me up about 40 of that pink one for my cards this year. HOLY COW... LOVE them all..but that pink one is PERFECT! You are one talented girl!

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