Thursday, October 5, 2023

Christmas Came Early Challenge #361 and the FINAL Cat Lovers Hop

 Hello and welcome to week two of our Christmas Came Early Challenge!
This challenge has a bit of a twist if you'd like to participate.

First and foremost...

Our current challenge is anything handmade that has a Christmas theme.

Our twist this week is that we are, for the last time, participating in the Cat Lovers Hop.
Janis passed away earlier this year and this one final Hop is a tribute to her. Art Impressions is one of only two or three companies that supported her Hop all 8 years.  These prizes are NOT being given away as part of Art Impressions Challenge.  You will be eligible to win a free stamp set of your choice if you win the Ai challenge.  To win one of the 3 sets featured for the Cat Lovers Hop you must join in through them.  Let's all HONOR Janis if you can, with one final cat themed card.

Though our challenge is a Christmas challenge,  we would love it if you added a cat to your project to honor Janis.  Here's the link to join in her memorial Hop and win lots of wonderful prizes.

Art Impressions has donated these three sets, and all you need to do is follow that link, and their instructions, to possibly win these sets and also some prizes from other companies.

Last week, Lynn kicked off our Christmas Came Early Challenge with this amazingly creative card in which she "re-thought" the 5183 – Christmas Kitty Flip Card set into a cat tree!  You can view her video tutorial HERE.

And now, being week two of the challenge, we have the rest of the Design Team cards. 

This "bonus cat" challenge was not mandatory so we'll start with those DT members that chose to participate.

First up, we have Nina who created an amazing slimline card featuring 5782 – Snowflake Frame Die,

Next up we have Tasha who used 5098 – Cozy Cat Cubbies and 5566 – Christmas Sentiments.

The rest of the Design Team participated in the Christmas Came Early Challenge (minus the cat theme) and those cards are just as FUN!!

You can see all of the products Karen used on her Watercolor Weekend post.

Mercy's final DT post used 5457 – Christmas Truck Set.

We'd love to have you join in on our challenge. whether you choose a Christmas theme or a Christmas project with a cat on it! 

✻ Please make a new card or handmade crafty creation. You can make any item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
 ✻Please include your first name and last initial on your submission.
✻We love to comment on your entries, but keep in mind if you use a private group or a platform that you need to sign up for, we probably won't be able to.
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love if you can, by clicking and commenting on your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by the deadline to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fabulous inspirations, and your stamps are awesome!
THANK YOU for sponsoring The Cat Lovers Christmas Challenge, 2023

Dotty Jo said...

Thank you so much for sponsoring The Cat Lovers Christmas Challenge in memory of Janis. As always, your card are simply stunning, Jo x

ionabunny said...

Thank you for sponsoring The Cat Lovers Christmas Challenge in memory of Janis. Your cards are wonderful. Hugz

Leslie said...

All of your DT cards are awesome, those with cats and those without cats! Thanks so much for sponsoring the 2023 Cat Lovers Christmas Challenge in memory of our dear Janis!