As you see it challenge is asking us to fill in the blanks for what brings us joy at this time of year. If I were to write down everything relating to this topic it would probably be a book so I picked just one thing out of a long list.
My card is created around memories relating to my tree and the 2 cats we shared life with at the time. Firstly I call my tree a memory tree as everything on it is about a memory of either making the ornament or a vacation. Our tradition is to buy one holiday ornament from each vacation. Some of those ornaments are real treasures and as such get hung out of reach of any pet we have. That said anyone who is sharing or has shared life with a cat knows how difficult it is to prevent them access to the tree. We solved it by having a few somewhat tacky items which we hung low and if they decided to pull one off and play it didn’t matter much. I always made sure they would come off easily thereby preventing the tree from possibly falling. Fortunately ours never once tried climbing our tree.
Using a theme from another card made this past week I used my set Crazy Dogs and Cats stamps/dies and I built a tree out of fish bone die cuts. I die cut this piece using Spellbinders Distressed edges and I added a touch of gold to the edges. Added a ribbon bow at the bottom and a star at the top. Did the same thing to the sentiment. Once I had stamped the two cats I coloured them with Prisma pencils and die cut them. Added both at the bottom of card with one playing with a leftover fish bone die cut. I also added googly eyes to both cats. In addition I’ve added this card to the challenge at Artsy Stamper and Double Trouble blogs this week.