Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Anything Goes @ Diva's

Morning everyone, before I tell you about the new challenge at Diva's by Design, I want to share with you a picture of  Merlot - now outside and climing trees.  He loves climbing trees - the higher the better, only problem is he's rubbish at getting down and invariably falls.  We had the camera out at the weekend hoping to get a nice shot of him sitting in my newly pruned tree, but just as the shutter clicked - he fell!

That aside, I now want to tell you about the latest challenge over at Diva's by Design, a nice easy one this time around, and it runs till 7th Jan, so plenty time to craft.  What we want is

Anything Goes

And sponsoring us this time are the super Flat Friends  by Emma Canning who are giving the winner digi's of choice.

For my card, I went with not one, but 2 Flat Friend digi's to create a living room scene all Christmassy and warm with a cat sat on the window ledge - this is where Femo my 5yr old cat likes to be. ( Santa's Been & Winter) Not outside falling out of trees!


Now the silicon glue and the glossy accents were both out in force here, the glue to raise tree layers & the cat and the accents for the double glazing!

Papers are Fancy Pants - Winterland and colouring by Promarker - and that's about it!

Little Miss Muffet - You've been framed - does the window frame count - sorry if it doesn't?
Papertake - Christmas Creatures - The cat
Krafty Hands - Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Card Crafters Circle - Celebrations
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
Deep Ocean - Santa is coming


Desire Fourie said...

Such a cheerful Christmas card with Merlot watching when Santa is coming. Lol hope Merlot was okay after the fall.
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Sarah said...

That is soooo cruel Janice, all his friends will be laughing at him and his street cred is going to plummet!! What a great card...lovely wallpaper and I've just spotted the angel atop the tree...great job!! xx

cotnob said...

Such a sweet Christmas card Janice, I love the way you have combined the two images to make your fabulous scene.
We had a cat that loved to climb, one day when we were having our roof replaced she managed to climb the ladder and was sitting right on top of the roof. I was absolutely terrified that she would fall and couldn't watch - she managed to get down OK though. Merlot looks absolutely adorable.

Sue B said...

Aww poor Merlot… is he ok? I presume so… as cats somehow always land on their feet… we used to have one at the back of us… loved climbing trees, getting stuck and falling out of them!!
Your card is SO sweet! love the cosy Christmas scene that you've created… Femo watching Santa go by is adorable!! I really like the double glazing and how you've layered up the tree - it looks fab!! :-)
Hope you have a lovely day hun
Big hugs
Sue xx

Debs said...

Love the scene you have created and the fabulous layers on your card Janice. I remember the first time Pickle climbed a tree - I got John to go up the ladder to get her out lol!!
Now she loves to sit in the window and watch the world go by - not that much passes by our window really :o)
Debs xx

Tammy said...

Oh I love your card Janice, fabulous Christmas scene you've created! Our cat loved sitting in the window! AND Merlot what a cutie, he looks like he's doing gymnastics! lol!
Hugs, Tammy

Unknown said...

What a great scene you have created here & what a cutie your cat is too.Have a great Christmas hon x

susiestacey said...

merlot looks soooo cute even upside down. he is beautiful colours.
lovely card Janice x Susan x said...

Merlot is just like Toby who now has a blister on his Paw as he decided to walk across the hob whilst it was still warm, he is ok though. Your card is fab love all the decoupage, gorgeous. Give Merlot a hug from me Love Alison xx

Jennifer said...

Very sweet! Love how you fussy cut it! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

Jac’s Playground said...

Hi Janice, love that photo of merlot not often you can get a good pic like that made me smile but must admit I'm with Femo every time! Love the scene you created and thanks for playing along at Crafty Sentiments too xx

Sue said...

Fabulous card Janice, I love the image and wonderful layout.
Such a brilliant photo, thanks for making me smile!
Sue xx

Jayne A said...

Fabulous card Janice and have to say you cat looks very cute.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

LOL! I can see you having to rescue Merlot a few times, funny kitty!

Great card hun, love those images together
hugs shell xx

coops said...

lol brilliant ic of merlot Janice, cats are so funny.
I love your card, stunning image and colours :D

xx coops xx

Cards By MI said...

Your kitten made my day. It looks charming. Fabby card too. Thanks for playing with us over at PTW this week.
Love n hugs
Marie, gdt

Carla S. said...

Great card, Janice! Love the festive scene! Thanks for playing along with the Little Miss Muffet challenge! Poor kitty, but cute pic!

The Gov. said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!

Judy McKay said...

Love the colour of your Christmas tree. Great card. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Blog Hop. Good luck. If you enjoy blog hops enter your card in the Come and Get It blog hop this month also

Unknown said...

So cute
Thanks for joining us at Kraftyhands challenge
Good luck Susan xx

Jackie W said...

Super cute card! Love the tree and cat in the window! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!

Inkyfingers said...

I love the scene you created here - so festive- and the dimensional tree is lovely. I also love the picture of you gorgeous cat. He obviously survived to tell the tale but I bet it didn't stop him trying again!
Thanks for joining us at Holly jolly Christmas.

Cathy said...

Fabulous Christmas make. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments challenge.
Cathy xx

Helen said...

Ha ha - fabulous photo of Merlot!
Fabulous card too - love the scene!
Just popped by to say thank you for the sweet Christmas card you sent me - so cute!
Helen x

Unknown said...

Just saw this card - it's sooo pretty xx I love how you've used the two digi's together - really cute design idea and the colouring is gorgeous :-) xxx