Friday, 9 October 2020

Kit Kite Valentine with a Christmas Twist

Allsorts challenge this week is sponsored by Pinksy Doodles with a theme of Cute Christmas.

I decided to use a non-Christmas image to show how versatile digital images can be with a little imagination.

Kit Kite Valentine has this cute little kitty sitting on a cushion with a heart balloon. For only £1.49 you too can give this delightful little kitty a home.

I printed out just the kitty part of the image and coloured it with Promarkers. With a little precision snipping with my newly sharpened blades on my Fiskars scissors kitty was cut out (even the little whiskers) and he wears a beaded santa hat that has been in my stash for a million years (alright exaggeration but definitely more than 10 years)

The main card base has been covered with some super glittery gold paper. To this I have added a really rich tartan paper from a recent purchase at The Works (amazing value for only £3 for a 12"x12" pad). My Mum used to dress me and my younger sister in matching pleated tartan skirts at Christmas and this really reminded me of that as it was a very similar pattern with the red and green colours.

The die cut tree is a recent acquisition too courtesy of birthday pennies to spend from family. This is a bit of a record for me as it only arrived on Tuesday and I have used it already. Yay !!! It is the Contemporary Tree die from Crafter's Companion. I was REALLY lucky as it was only £6 when I bought it and has gone back upto £12.99 SWEET! 

I die cut it with my new Gemini die cutting machine (thankyou wonderful husband) I am so very impressed with how crisp and clean it cuts super intricate dies. It's a massive improvement on my Big Shot.

I initially cut it in gold glittery card but as it is so fine it got lost on the background. I also cut it from a scrap of green card. The die cut is so fine I decided to mat it onto some more of the gold glittery paper. I have added loads of gems to decorate the tree. The sparkly star topper is a very old one from my stash which was sold as a sticky tattoo from the pound shop.

The little kitty has been popped up on 3d foam pads and gem buttons have been added to bling the cushion up. The holly corners are fabric stickers from The Works. The sentiment is fro Craftwork Cards and I matted this onto a scrap of gold card. Finally the parcel is a 3d sticker from a really old kit I had from QVC

For the month of October you can get a 20% discount from anything in the Pinksy Doodles Etsy store if you use the discount code PD20OCT

Card Details -

Size - A5
Paper - Traditional Christmas Pad - The Works
Colouring Medium - Promarkers
Embellishments - Beaded santa hat, self adhesive gems, holly corner stickers, embellished 3d sticker

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. This is super, what a great make, I love all the texture you have gone for. WOW those whiskers must have needed a very steady hand to cut them out!! Thanks for joining in with me over on Fezziwigs, Hazelxx

  2. Super card Mandy! Great fussy cutting skills! Thank you for bring Kitty to life. Clare x

  3. Just caught sign of you bio and it made me smile, I can give you a few years and still have the same problem but it's very sobering when I come home with the same outfit and one of the Granddaughters!

    Sweet card in the warm Christmas colours, many thanks for joining this weeks Cute Christmas theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  4. What a great idea to use this image on a Christmas card. The beaded Santa hat is so perfect for it!
    Thanks so much for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month where it's all about Autumn or Anything Goes!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  5. Very pretty card! :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

  6. You've definitely sold me on the Fiskars scissors sharpener! Incredible precision cutting! What a cute little kitty. I love the little hat you've given him, and the beautiful tree. Thanks for sharing this fun card with us at Penny's!

  7. Just popping by on behalf of The Paper Shelter, to thank you for sharing your card with us there too.

  8. Such a cute holiday card! Your little mouse could be cute for any occasion! Love that Santa hat. Thank you for playing with us at Make My Monday and hope you can come back soon.

  9. Thankyou for sharing your sweet card with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  10. Very creative Mandy. Using a gold matt for your ornate die cut tree was smart and made your rhinestone ornaments pop. Thank you for sharing your festive creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Happy crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  11. This is so beautiful. Nice work here.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

  12. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
    DT Anneke

  13. Very beautiful and creative card, thanks for joining Scrapping4funChallenge ❤️

  14. You've been very creative with your little cat in his Christmas hat. It's a lovely Christmas card. Thanks for joining my challenge at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

  15. Very cute idea! Thanks for joining us at S+F=C

  16. Your card is so cute. Love the tree and little kitten. Great fussy cutting. Thanks for sharing over at Make My Monday (and Colour Crazy, Crafty Catz, Crafty Sentiments)

  17. What a fun time you had creating this adorable card!

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our World Cardmaking Day challenge!


  18. Super cute card design. Thank you for joining us at I Love Promarkers Blog Challenge
    Best Wishes Lisa xx

  19. Love the Christmas tree. Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irre

  20. This is really cute, Mandy. you're so creative.
    Thanks so much for taking the time to play along with us.
    Hope you're doing well and have a blessed and creative week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  21. This looks beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again next time.
    DT Ine

  22. What a sweet card with so many textures! Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge. DT Kathy []

  23. Hello, me again! This time stopping to thank you for joining us at the QKR Stampede Challenge. DT Kathy []

  24. What a really cute and wonderful card you've made, Mandy! So glad you joined our Lemon Shortbread Challenge. Good luck with your entry and hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Lori (DT at Lemon Shortbread)

  25. Wonderful Christmas card! Thank you so much for playing along with our Christmas week over at Krafty Chicks Challenge oxoxoxoxo

  26. Such a beautfiul card, thanks for joining us at the Creative Craft Cottage Challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  27. Such a beautiful card, thanks for joining us at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  28. Adorable Christmas card! Welcome and Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges!
    Hugs Rachelle DT

  29. Cute little kitty! I love the tartan too.
    Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Lili of the Valley,
    Dies to Die For,
    Polkadoodles Digi Choosday,
    As You Like It Challenge.

  30. Cute card. Thanks for sharing with us at MLC.

  31. Without the heart balloon, he can be used for anything. Thanks for joining the challenge at Angie's Digital Stamps Challenge Blog.


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