Monday, December 4, 2017

Anything but a Card for Aurora Wings

It's our last challenge of 2017 at Aurora Wings and our new theme is

To be honest, I was a little stumped this time since my last two challenge inspiration projects have been just that, so I had to dig deep.  In fact, I started 3 different projects before finally deciding what to do.  So here's the winner!  I've made a sweet little shadowbox using the adorable Christmas Kittens available HERE on and HERE on Etsy.  I've been dying to color them up since they arrived a few weeks ago.  Aren't they the cutest EVER?

Here's a closeup of the two with the tree prior to gluing on the face plate of the shadowbox from LaLa Land I've had for several years. They're colored with Copics and fussy cut and popped within the shadowbox.  The design papers are from the 6x6" Christmas pad from Graphic 45.  The "rug" is stitched felt ribbon I also trimmed the outside of the box with.  I scored some card stock to fashion a baseboard and added and cute little box of ornaments from Michael's.  The sticker pressies are JoLee's, the glitter sentiment up top by Recollections and the wreath and garland are fashioned from Tim Holtz greenery.

Here's a side view.  The project could hang or sit on a shelf with the detachable stand.

And here's another kitty (from the same digi HERE), a little like Fanta, eh Mitzi?  Love love, LOVE these KITTIES and there's lots more HERE.  OH, don't fret doggie lovers.  There's an adorable new(ish) set of Christmas Chihuahuas available, HERE too.  Now it's time for me to start my own decorating.  Hope my kitties behave.

You've got lots of time to join us for this last challenge of 2017, because we're taking a bit of a holiday break.  Hope you can have some fun with us because you have until January 13th, 2018 to get your projects in.  Be sure to visit the Challenge Blog for fabulous inspiration from my Stella teamies and we all wish you a warm and wonderful holiday season.  In the meantime...

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  1. wow, your colouring of those cute kitties and tree is outstanding, I love it and you made such a lovely shadowbox card with it, wishing you a lovely Christmas season,lot of hugs, Marion

  2. Your coloring and idea just makes me want to go and hide somewhere.... This is just fantastic. Coloring is stunning and your idea is so creative. Have a great holiday. Hugz

  3. Awww, this is so frickin' adorable, Donna! What a beautiful shadowbox project!! Your coloring is gorgeous from the shine of the glass ornaments to the fur on the kitties. And thank you making one of them look like my Fanta! :D This project totally captures the magic and joy of Christmas! Now I'm inspired to get caught up decorating my house. Thank you so much for this enchanting inspiration for our last challenge of 2017 at AW. Wishing you, David, Goliath, and Jezebel a fantastic holiday season~!! Mitzi xxx

  4. Wow wow wow this is just super fabulous. I love your images and the design is just super amazing. You have done a fantastic job with this project. Well done. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  5. Oh WoWza !!! That is just fabulous Donna. Such beautiful colouring as usual and the shadow box design is very clever indeed.
    Thank you very much for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.

    IKE xx

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  6. This is a great idea and those kitties look like they are havng heaps of fun!

    Thanks for joining in over at Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  7. So super cute Donna I just love the kitty of course!!! , but what an aamzing piece.
    I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes December Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

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  8. So very cute! Gorgeous Christmas card. Love it. Thanks so much for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

  9. Fabulous, love your shadow box, have a wonderful Christmas and new year x

  10. LOVE your shadow box and I had to laugh at the image. We have 3 cats and it has been a struggle to keep them out of our tree. They haven't climbed it (this year), but we were regularly picking up ornaments every morning for the first couple of weeks.

    Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. Don't forget to pop back for our mid-month post. There will be lots of Christmas freebies for you. hugs, Teresa

  11. Love your little Kitty cats love how you did the fur Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

  12. Cute cats, lovely card!!!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Ewa DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  13. Fab shadow box design - love it.

    Thanks for sharing it with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

    Helen x

  14. wonderful!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar last month.
    We look forward to seeing you again next time.
    Brown Sugar DT


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