Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My Favourite Christmas Stamp

Since I received my new Wags n Whiskers stamp (Zoe & Gemma's Snow Fun) last week I just can't get enough of it! I think it has to be my fave Christmas stamp this year, especially as there's a little cat on it! So, even though I have lots of stamps worthy of using for my Christmas cards, I've once again turned to this stamp! I think maybe because it's a good size too, so I don't have to think too much when putting a card together with it as you don't need much else, the stamp is more than enough to dress a card. So my first card with this stamp is for The Wags n Whiskers Challenge which is "Buttons Galore"...


I've changed the colours for the second card, I kinda like the pinks and lilacs, what do you think?


On both cards I've used Promarkers to colour the image, I'm loving colouring with these now, I find it really therapeutic. I have to be careful though as it's addictive, I tend to hide myself away in my craftroom for hours on end colouring!

The second card is for the Simon Says Stamp challenge, the theme this week is "animal antics". They're also asking people to think of the animal charities this week, it's a difficult time of year and they need all the help they can get. In the little town where I live we have a Cat Charity, where the stray cats are neutered and rehomed. It's run by the grounds keeper in the hospital (which is an old abbey), and this week he's collecting food for the cats in the supermarket my hubby manages. It's an annual thing, which brings in lots of much needed food for the cats over the winter months. Now, on a personal note, my little cat Réglisse was abandonded at the side of the road when I found him, flee ridden and starving, I just had to take him in. He was only about 6 weeks when I found him, and it was touch and go at first as he was fairly ill (emmaciated and weak) but slowly he pulled through and now he's the most loving cat ever! He's a real little character, my mam say's he's part human! Here he is on HIS chair (I woke him up from his nap to take the photo so he's not too chuffed)...


Well, thanks so much for popping by today! Maybe you'll be able to help an animal charity near you?

11 comments:

strawberry fields said...

Cute cards. Love the top one especially...great colours!
Such a sweet pic of little Reglisse!
Hope you're well
Back from our travels
hugs
fiona xx

Rose Petal said...

Hiya Shelly. Two fantastic cards, bothe beautifully done, but I must admit I love the Lilac tones. Absolutely super image.
Hope you are keeping well.
With love, Sandra xx

All Pink girl said...

Wow 2 beautiful cards i can so understand why you love this image so much these cards are beautiful
hugs Dawnxxx

Rhonda Miller said...

Great cards. I love that stamp. TFS.

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

They really are both beauties Shelly and your colouring is gorgeous! Big Hugs, Nikki x

Jeanette said...

These are both gorgeous. Wonderful color comblos on both cards and thsi is one of my new favorites as well!
Hugs Jeanette

debby4000 said...

Oh these are adorable and what wonderful colours.
The leaf punch is Leone-em from The Glitter Pot and the branch one is McGill from Craft Obession.
luv
Debby

Donna said...

Hi Shelly, these are such sweet fun cards and you have coloured the images brilliantly! :) Donna x

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi Shelly!! I sure do love these adorable images!! I love both variations you've done here, but I have to say that I am a purple fan...so the second really catches my eye!! :) Awesome coloring too!! TFS! HUGS

Sharon Caudle said...

Both are adorable! I'm in love with this stamp too! Isn't it the cutest??? You did a beautiful job with it! Thanks so much for joining us at Wags N Whiskers! hugs!

Renata said...

Both very beautiful cards, love both colourschemes! Fantastic stamp isn't it, didn't got the change to use mine yet...

Warm greetings, Renata