Friday, December 16, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!


And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!


Here's what I created:

Advent Calendar Extravaganza 2016 with Taheerah Atchia | Big Wishes Kitty Christmas Card by Jennifer Jackson | Ornamental Newton Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
I had so much fun playing with our Ornamental Newton Stamp Set to create this fun colorful holiday card! That silly kitty is so cute as he's trying to hang onto that GIANT christmas bulb! I stamped the image on watercolor paper and colored it using zig clean color markers. Then I went over the gold areas with a gold wink of stella marker to add sparkle. I trimmed out the kitty image and the added santa hat with the coordinating Ornamental Newton die set.

Advent Calendar Extravaganza 2016 with Taheerah Atchia | Big Wishes Kitty Christmas Card by Jennifer Jackson | Ornamental Newton Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

For the card, I created a big watercolor background and added the kitty on top, hanging from some gold and white bakers twine. Then to give it some some holiday bling I added some sparkly washi tape up the side and added some dots I had created using Nuvo Crystal and Glitter drops. The "BIG holiday wishes" sentiment is also from the Ornamental Newton Stamp Set. 


It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by us at Newton's Nook Designs so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as our blog in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!


195 comments:

  1. The little calico kitty is so cute!

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  2. Oh what a fun card and that stamp is so darn cute. Newton's Nook is a new company for me to go and check out.
    DebbieC

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  3. Aww! This is just so adorable!! I love the background and the kitty is wonderfully colored! Thank you for sponsoring Taheerah's fantastic Advent Extravaganza!!

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  4. Cute card, and I love your watercolor background.

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  5. Love Newton hanging on to an ornament image - very sweet:)

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  6. Super cute card, love the watercolor background and gold details for the adorable kitty!

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  7. BEAUTIFUL! I was JUST telling Taheera how we have one little kitty that likes to climb the tree.... the tree is a little crooked now. LOL But, they LOOOOVE to play with the ornaments too. Your water coloring is BEAUTIFUL! I LOOOVE how you painted Newton/kitty! WONDERFUL COLORING!!! Water coloring TOTALLY FITS with this image---TOTALLY FUN! ;)

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  8. Thank you for being a sponsor! You are always so generous. :-)
    Your card is gorgeous - love that green shade, it's so cheery!

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  9. Such a cute card. I love that image of the kitty. Cheers.

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  10. Thank you for sponsoring Taheerah's event. Your Newton card is so much fun and I love the watercolouring!

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  11. This little kitty image is just SO adorable! Love your card.

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  12. Your kitty is just darling and I especially like his coloring. And...you can't go wrong with a watercolor background! Thank you so much.

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  13. That little kitty is just too cute!

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  14. Love your card! That kitty has the same coloring as mine!

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  15. Great card! So many fun details. Love the sweet calico kitty!

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  16. So cute and I love the festive colors! :)

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  17. Great card, very cute! Thanks for sharing and thanks for sponsoring this fun extravaganza!!

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  18. How CUTE. Love your coloring Jen and the watercolored background is perfect.

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  19. Love the watercolored background and the fact that the cat and ornament are literally hanging. So clever.

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  20. I think all cat owners agree that this could be a possible circumstance. Our cat loved the ornaments on the tree!

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  21. Love your watercolor background and the kitty is so adorable!! Fortunately we have never had a tree climbing kitty! That may change this year as we have two new kittens moving in within the next week or so. TFS!

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  22. Such a cute image. Newton being naughty!

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  23. Such an adorable card!! It's hard not to love a card with such a cute cat 😊 I love the simple green background.

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  24. Your card is adorable! Love how you colored the kitty!

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  25. Super fun card! I love the way you made the ornament hang from some bakers twine.

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  26. love the kitty coloring! very life-like

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  27. So very cute! Love the background!

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  28. Such a cute, mischievous little kitty card! Colourful and fun!

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  29. Love that you actually hung it on a string! Yay! And your calico is great!

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  30. Modern, fun & beautiful--great card!

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  31. Fabulous background for this very cute little kitten hanging on for dear life! Awesome card!

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  32. Great card. Love the background and the dots. Thanks for being a part of the Advent Calendar Extravaganza.

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  33. I love the cat hanging onto the ornament stamp. It is adorable. I also like how you did the colors on the background. They blend so well together. Thank you very much for sharing!

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  34. Love the brightgreen watercolor - perfect for the holidays and the cute Santa hat on Newton.

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  35. Very sweet, especially the Santa cat in the hat!

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  36. I didn't know you were participating Jen! Lovely card! I love all the sparkly enamel dots in particular <3 Meredith

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  37. Really cute card, Jen! The green background really makes it pop and the added sparkle from the enamel dots is a nice finishing touch!

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  38. Newton is having way too much fun!!!! Love the background!

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  39. Cute and fun, Jen ... and such fabulous watercolouring ... Newton's so sweet! Anita :)

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  40. Totally adorable! I love how you colored the kitty and the watercolored background is super fun!

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  41. Beautiful coloring here! I love that bold watercolor background!

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  42. This little kitten looks so mischievous hanging on the bulb!

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  43. woo hoo! LOVE the details you added to this card with the great gold glitter and washi tape on the left side of the card! So adorable!

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  44. The kitty cat is seriously cute. Love that this card theme is 'real life'.

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  45. Definitely a fun card. I love kitties, so I love the card.

    Ingrid

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  46. That cat is so cute! I love how you colored her!

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  47. Adorable card and I love the green background so cute!

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  48. Oh my goodness Jennifer, Newton hanging off of that ornament is just SO believable (for anyone who EVER owned a cat. LOL)! Super cute card!

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  49. Such a sweet card! I love this image & your coloring is awesome! Love the bright green!

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  50. Very sweet card, I particularly love the way the kitten is colored!

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  51. I love how you have Newton's bauble hanging from the twine! Brilliant!

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  52. I love your kitty card! It is adorable! What a great idea to suspend the ornament from the twine! You sparked my interest in other Newton Nook holiday stamps!

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  53. Cute overload! Love the use of green on the background and the hint of red really makes the card pop. The stamp set is adorable.

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  54. Oh how cute is that! I can just picture Newton getting into the Christmas tree and jumping onto the ornaments and swinging around having a fun time! Such a fun card!

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  55. This is darling
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    put it on the twine!
    Carla from Utah

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  56. I love this stamp and with your coloring, it is even more awesome !

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  57. Love your card, very Christmas-y!

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  58. One of my favorite memories is looking at a picture of our Christmas tree after it was developed a couple weeks after Christmas. We were surprised to see our cat looking back from inside. Thanks for bringing this sweet memory back.

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  59. Love the watercolored green background! Such a sweet kitty--love it!

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  60. Love the way you colored that cute Newton stamp! Darling card!

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  61. Your kitten looks real! Great coloring! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration and talent !

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  62. Love the stamp and the calico kitty! What a cute card!

    TFS!
    Joni

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  63. I love all of your kitty stamps! As a calico owner, I am definitely going to try the coloring technique you used on this adorable card.

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  64. Love that little kitten hanging on the ornament. Just adorable. Beautiful coloring on the card, also!

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  65. I love how you coloured your sweet kitty. A gorgeous bright & fun card. The gold accents finish it beautifully.

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  66. This is such a sweet image. I love the bright colors.

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  67. Cute card! I love how the ornament is hanging from the twine.

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  68. Wow - adore your gorgeous coloring talent!!

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  69. Darling Christmas card. I love the bright colors.

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  70. Great kitten card. Anyone who has had a kitten and a Christmas tree can instantly relate. What good memories.

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  71. That coloring of the calico kitty is great! Love the crystal dots too!

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  72. Your cat is perfectly colored--our cat would call her sister!

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  73. Such sweet kitty! Love the vibrant background!!

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  74. This is so cute and I like the colors.

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  75. Thank you, Jennifer. I love the playful, fun brightly colored card. Cute kitty up to no good!

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  76. Really cute card. I love how you colored the cat.

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  77. What an adorable card, the little kitty is do cute. The coloring technique with the Zig markers is just wonderful.

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  78. Love the coloring and the glittery drops!

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  79. Such a clever card....love the watercolor background!

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  80. Adorable coloring on the adorable stamp and background

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  81. Awwwwww, so precious and the colors just make it great!

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  82. I just love the soft mottled colors on the sweet kitty!

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  83. Love it! The little kitty is so cute, and love the layers!

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  84. Love your card. The kitty is adorable. Thank you for sharing

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  85. Love how cute this is, and how perfectly paired your coloring is with that custom green background.

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  86. Great card! Love this stamp set!

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  87. love Newton hanging on the ornament - so typical of a cat!! wonderful coloring!!

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  88. So cute! Love this stamp set. Love the way you colored Newton!

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  89. Adorable card and I am starting to fall in love with Newton kitty.

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  90. That big splash of pretty green color sets off the image beautifully. Well done.

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  91. Fantastic card. Love your coloring.

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  92. What a fun stamp, and you've colored it (the cat especially) gorgeous!

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  93. Adorable! I love all of the little details and embellishments, the background is great, but what I mostly adore is the colouring of the cat - super realistic!

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  94. Oh how I love this sweet image! Fabulous coloring!

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  95. A really cute card. Love that kitty stamp. Thank you for sharing.

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  96. So gorgeous. I love the way that you have coloured your kitten

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  97. Newton is having a blast...again!! Love your splash of bright watercolors and extra sparkle for the Nuvo! Great card and coloring!! Am so enjoying all the inspiration for today's posts!

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  98. I love your card! It's so bright, beautiful and fun! Thank you so much for sharing--it put a true smile on my face and brought some joy to my life! (Peg)

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  99. Love the shade of green.
    So happy and my favorite color.

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  100. Cute card. I really like how you calico-ed Newton.

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  101. Love your absolutely sweet Newton! Great card!

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  102. Wow! Such adorable card!!! Too sweet!!!
    Thanks for being a Sponsor!!!

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  103. I love everything about this! The kitty is super cute!
    Holiday Hugs!
    Michele

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  104. Love love that you made the kitty a calico!

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  105. Aw, Jen this is so cute & fun! Love it.

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  106. Such a cute kitty. Love the back paws!!

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  107. Such a fun card! That little kitten is adorable and beautifully coloured!! The watercolour background is amazing as well and I just love how the ornament is hanging from the twine!!

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  108. I love the ornament hanging on the twine! Such a fun, adorable card.

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  109. Such a cute card - the background is perfect for it too!

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  110. Super cute!! I like how you hung the ornament on the twine!!

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  111. Such an awesome image - so cute. And can be colored so differently looking at this against Taheerah's. love the green wash background.

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  112. Love your bright watercolors! Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

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  113. Your card is so fun and cute.

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  114. What a fun card. Love the kitty and your background. Thanks for sharing.

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  115. I love the bright and cheery watercolors.

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  116. That kitten stamp is too cute! Love your card.

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  117. Cute card! Love your background! 🙂

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  118. Your card is amazing. Beautiful watercoloring!

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  119. Love this adorable stamp, so much cuteness

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  120. I just love the coloring you gave that little kitty! TFS.

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  121. Your calico coloring is fabulous! This stamp just arrived in my mailbox yesterday and I can't wait to ink it up!

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  122. Hi Jen this card just makes me smile. so like a kitten to be playing with a Christmas card and the colours you have used are beautiful and so cheerful

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  123. Amazing colors and adorable image... hanging Newton would do a fantastic tag for a gift, too!

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  124. Gorgeous! I love the bright watercolour background!

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  125. You did a fabulous job coloring the adorable image - - I want a kitty

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  126. OH my! How adorable is your calico kitty, playing amongst the baubles in the tree (which is what I consider you fabulous green water-colour background to be!). Charming! Thank you for joining Taheerah's Extravaganza both as a sponsor and a designer; you've sent my festive spirit soaring!
    Hugs~carol

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  127. Love the coloring on the calico kitty!

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  128. Such a fun card! Love the cat playing with the ornament.

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  129. Love the touch of glitter to the side of the card!

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  130. So cute that you actually hung the kitty & ornament on the cool green tree!

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  131. Very cute card I love the splash of green behind Newton.

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  132. EEEEE! Jen, love how you colored the kitty!!!! wow!!! SOOOOO cool!!!

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  133. Oh, so cute!! This little kitty is adorable and I love how you have him hanging.

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  134. The card is so pretty and the kitty so precious.

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  135. Love the super bright colors and adorable kitty!

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  136. Just a little color wash, and your playful kitten jumps off the page. Delightful card. Merry Christmas.

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  137. What fun coloring and fab edges!
    Thank you for sponsoring this fun extravaganza!

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  138. I LOVE this card, crazy about this stamp set - I may have to buy it myself since Santa has one and gone this year :)

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  139. Adorable card! I love your background!

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  140. The more I see of this cutie, the more I want it. Also love the vibrant colours you've used.

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  141. That is adorable! Absolutely love that little kitty!!

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  142. Such a cute stamped image! I love the added touches of gold! Very festive and sweet card!

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  143. I love the way you suspended the bulb on the string.

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  144. Ho so cute! Your kitty is just TOO adorable! And hanging the image from the thread - brilliant! Thanks you ^_^

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  145. Beautiful card. Love the cute critter. Thanks for sharing :)
    Cheers and happy new year
    preety

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  146. So very nice! Love the vivid green and the kitty is so cute. Thanks for sharing!

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  147. Thanks for sponsoring Taheerah's blog hop. I like your bright card.

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  148. That is my favorite ornament... anything with a cat attached to it!

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