Sunday, 9 December 2012

Christmas Eve

Hello everyone, hope you've all been well.

Christmas is just around the corner.  It's my birthday on Wednesday, which means only 13 sleeps 'til Christmas after that,  Woohoo!  Can't wait, I'm sooooo excited.  Honestly, just a big kid really.

But there is no way I'll be fast asleep like the little boy in this image.  I'll be wide awake, waiting to hear Santa's sleigh bells.

Anyhoo, onto my card today.  I've used LOTV Christmas Eve - Boy.  He's been coloured with copics and a little coloursoft pencil for shading.  I used a spellbinders mega scalloped oval to cut the image out and mounted it on a spellbinders floral oval cut out in a dark burgundy coredinations cardstock.  Not sure where I got the spotty background paper, it was just in my scraps drawer which I matted onto some gold foil paper.  The ribbon is from Berisfords and I added a little Santa charm.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
It's been a few months since Milo last put in an appearance and, as he was being a bit of nuisance this morning playing on my desk and generally getting up to mischief, I thought I'd snap a couple of pictures.  Of course, I never quite catch him in the act on camera, he always looks soooo innocent!

Here he is looking all innocent after attacking the big shot.

This is after he finished attacking stuff on the shelves... see no-one would believe me!

Aha!  Caught in the act.

Obviously it's all been too much, so where does he choose to sleep?!!
No more crafting for me until he gets up!

As the festive season approaches I'm sure more and more of us will have little or no time for crafting and blogging, so I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Prosperous New Year.   xoxo


  1. gorgeous card and just love the pics of Milo!
    Kim x

  2. JUst GOrgeous! LOve your image and papers Caz.
    FABulous colouring too.
    The gold really stands out and is soooo pretty..
    I can tell who is in charge of your craft room lol....
    Looks as though he thought sleeping on the cutter would 'cut' the noise down he! he!
    Happy Birthday for Wednesday x

  3. Gorgeous card love the adorable image and the layout is beautiful. I love the photo's of Milo. Carolinexxx

  4. This is just fab Caz! And Milo is scrummy!! Please give him a cuddle from me and in case I don't get to do it on Wednesday - Happy Birthday!

  5. Gorgeous card, lovely colouring. xxx

  6. This is so gorgous Caz. Fabulous image and I love the little Santa charm. Hope you have a very happy birthday on Wednesday xx

  7. Lovely card hunni,the image is so sweet. Thanks for joining us for this months challenge at Forever Friends challenge blog.Good luck. Merry Christmas. Tracey DT member.xx

  8. Oh hun, thanks for the smilo with Milo - what a handsome star he is, I swear he is smiling in the shelf picture! Love your card, So adorable hun, wonderful colours and layout, simply gorgeous. Hugs Sxx

  9. Very pretty card.Love the oval around the image. Thanks for playing in TSB challenge! ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

  10. Lovely card. That Santa charm is so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at PCJ this challenge!

    Lisa xox

  11. He does look very innocent indeed in the first couple of images. But then I see what you mean...LOL Gorgeous kitty though! Lovely card as well; a really lovely image and great coloring.


  12. Awwww Milo looks gorgeous, I must show my daughter later as she LOVES ginger cats.
    Your card is wonderful Caz, I love that image and your colouring is fabulous.
    Happy Birthday for Wednesday and I wish you a very Merry Christmas too.

    hugs Sue

  13. what a gorgeous card Caz and what a cheeky and gorgeous cat!!!! He's super naughty isn't he? My craft room is in the attic so luckily my aptly names cat Mischief can't get to me!!!! I love that image - and Caz - do have a wonderful birthday - you're not the only big kid around you know!! Big hugs Rachel xx

  14. Gorgeous card Caz. I love the image and you've coloured it beautifully. Fab colours and design too.
    I hope you have a very Happy Birthday on Wednesday and Happy Christmas too.
    Lorraine x

  15. Fabulous card Caz, my lovely friend:)
    The image is Just gorgeous and sweet and the charm is fantastic and perfect on it:))
    Have a wonderful happy Birthday on Wednesday sweety and I wish you a very very Merry Christmas too:))
    Big hug,

  16. What a cute image! I love the Spellbinders Floral Ovals. Great idea to combine them with the scalopped ovals! Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends monthley.
    X - Natalie - X

  17. I LOVE that image. As always you do an amazing job coloring;) I love the added touch of the charm:) Happy B-day my friend.

  18. So adorable & cute. Just love that little charm as well. Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique for Challenge #61 - Holiday Cards. We hope to see you in future challenges! Good Luck~Patti TSB DT

  19. OMG, not only you made really cute card, but your cat is super adorable :)
    My cat is not interested to "help" me, but she is always willing to sit in any kind of box :)

  20. Morning sweetie, ohh this is just gorgeous huggles Pops x x x

  21. Hello Caz,

    Wat a lovely card you made and I love the charm as well...
    Your red cat put a smile on my face ...I love red cats !

    Hugs Danny xxx

  22. This is just gorgeous Caz. Your colouring is FANTASTIC and Milo is looking angelic!

    Wishing you a Happy Christmas and great 2013 too.

    Sarn xxx

  23. This is a lovely card, such a gorgeous image.
    Thank you for joining us at Forever Friends this month.

  24. Hi Caz, this is sooo adorable, I love the image and your colouring is fab.
    Milo is a beautiful cat and he looks such a softie.
    I hope you have the very best Christmas and Santa brings you lots of goodies.
    Hugs Sue W.

  25. Oh Caz, I love this adorable image that is so beautifully colored. The Santa charm is a perfect addition. Thanks so much for joining us at CCAYR. Good luck in the challenge and a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you. "Hugs"

  26. Darling card...beautifully colored! Milo is so darn his pretty markings...and the picture of him on your trimmer! LOL Have a "Happy Birthday" tomorrow...I hope your day is fabulous!

  27. Brilliant image & card. Your colouring is fantastic - & so is your cat. Watch out for muddy paws though! Happy Birthday for tomorrow - 12.12.12 eh - same date as my hubby! Jx

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  29. Fab card....gorgeous image & love your colouring! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas this time and sending you Birthday wishes for Wednesday! Milo is soooo cute, the double of my cat Alfie & he loves my craft room too!
    Hugs Jo x

  30. Hi Caz, such a wonderful card, with a super image and great colours, but your cat steals the show, brilliant.

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  32. Caz, Happy Birthday!!! Hope that you have a fantastic day and are spoiled to pieces!

    Your card is so adorable as is Milo, I love seeing what he is up to!


  33. What a gorgeous Christmas card and I just love the Santa charm!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges for our All About Christmas Challenge hugs Susan x

  34. Such a cute image and card. Love your design. Thanks for playing along with digital delights this week!

  35. Caz hope you had a lovely birthday!! I love your gorgeous card, what a nostalgic image. Your kitties sure are enjoying your craft room lol. Happy Christmas to you too, hope you have a lovely time.

  36. Adorable and so gorgeous, fab charm.
    Wendy xx

  37. Gorgeous card Caz, love this image - so sweet! Fab photos of Milo too, cats are very sneaky aren't they? Very rarely catch those 'moments' on camera :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  38. Bum, I missed your birthday! Sending you BELATED HAPPY WISHES hunny - hope your day was a good one. Big hugs, Sxx

  39. Beautiful card, your colouring is amazing!! I love the pics of your cat too, I have just rescued 2 ginger cats

    hugs Vicky xxx

  40. A brilliant creation!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  41. Awesome card Caz I love it and well done on your Squirrels candy win too Shaz in oz.x

  42. GOR-GE-OUS card, Your coloring is beautiful and you put the card together in such a pleasing way. Great eye candy! Your little helper looks like he is having a most wonderful time sharing the day with you.

  43. I love this card so much Caz! The coloring is so perfect. It sounds like you had a fabulous birthday but Happy Happy Belated Burthday from me!!



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