Saturday, December 26, 2015


Hello all! For those of you who celebrate, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday! I'm just popping in to remind you that the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS still has the current Christmas challenge going on - perfect for those of you who need to make a quick card because you forgot to mail one out. (wink!) Fortunately that didn't happen to me this year.

This card I made for my friends and next door neighbors. They lost both their fur babies earlier this year, two sibling kitties, so I when I saw this image I knew I wanted to use it for their card:

 Here's the inside:

No snark this time, just cuteness. ☺I tried to color the kitties to resemble their fur babies. Not exactly right, but close. After I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir markers, I took a deep breathe and went over the kitties with a black PrismaColor pencil to add 'fur'. Luckily for me, it worked out. Here's a close up:

I hope you find some time to play along at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for this month long Christmas challenge! Take care, and I hope you have a great day!

Spectrum Noir markers used:
cats: BG2, BG3, BG4; IG3, IG6, IG9
ribbon/berries: CR7, DR4, DR6, DR7
leaves: LG3, LG4, JG5
diamonds: CT4, GB7
ornament: CT4, GB7, TN3, IB1

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: The East Wind - Meowy Christmas digi; Simon Says Stamp - Warm Christmas Wishes; Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Message
Ink: VersaMark; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Color Box - Gold
CS: Crafter's Companion; Darice
Accessories: Spectrum Noir Markers;  PrismaColor black pencil; Sakura - White Gelly Roll pen; Stampendous - Champagne EP; heat gun
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares 


Unknown said...

Oh So Sweet!

cathyaes said...

We love this card and all the effort you put into it. A treasure to keep forever. My mom was so impressed with your talents and so am I. Your talents are rubbing off on me! :)

Unknown said...

Such an adorably sweet card! I just love the kitty cat. Thanks for playing along with CYCI? for our 100th Challenge ~Pam DT

Rochelle Blok said...

What a gorgeous card Christine! Super cute for christmas! Your colouring is just amazing and I love the finer details on the cats. Thanks for playing along and joining in the 100th Challenge Celebration at Can You Case It? Rochelle xo

lauren bergold said...

oh WOW, this is lovely and such an AMAZING job of coloring, i really thought the fur was texturey!!! pretty sure they're gonna put this in the cats' baby book, lol, to save FOREVER! ♥♥♥

Audrey Pettit said...

Aww, this is beautiful, Chris! Wonderful image and wonderful coloring and design! I'm sure your friends really loved this card and tribute to their fur babies!
Happy New Year, my friend!

Jen Mitchell said...

Your "fur" is pretty amazing. What an adorable card!

Donna said...

Such a fun card Chris, love this image and how you've coloured his fur, looks amazing! Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year! Donna ♥ x

Steve Finnell said...


Have you ever noticed the parallels between Naaman's cure of his leprosy and faith only believers doctrine of forgiveness of sin?

Naaman wanted his leprosy washed away, but he did not want to follow the plan of God's man, the prophet Elisha.

Faith only believers want to have sins washed away, but they do not want to follow the plan of the man Jesus selected to implement that plan, the apostle Peter.

2 Kings 5:10-11 Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, "Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh will be restored to you and you will be clean. 11 But Naaman was furious and went away and said, "Behold, I thought, 'He will surely come to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place and cure the leper'

Naaman thought calling on the name of the Lord and waving of Elisha's hand would cure his leprosy. Naaman did not want to get wet. Naaman did not want to baptize himself seven times. Naaman thought "faith only" would cure his leprosy.

Acts 2:37-38....what shall we do?" 38 Peter said to them, "Repent and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Faith only believers do not want to get wet. They do not want to be baptized for the forgiveness of sins. They want to call on the name of the Lord and say the "Sinner's Prayer."

Naaman's servant convinced him to follow Elisha's plan.

2 Kings 5:14 So he went down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child and he was clean.

Naaman's leprosy was not removed by faith only. Naaman's leprosy was removed and his flesh was restored only after he baptized himself seven times in the Jordan. Naaman did not sprinkle himself seven times in the Jordan . Naaman did not pour himself seven times in the Jordan. Naaman dipped (baptized) himself in the Jordan seven times. Naaman had faith in the God of the prophet Elisha, however, obedience was required in order to have his leprosy cured.

UNDER THE NEW COVENANT faith is essential in order to have sins forgiven, however, obedience in water baptism is also required in order to have sins forgiven.


Naaman did not say dipping in water had absolutely nothing to do with his being cleansed of leprosy.

Naaman did not proclaim that his leprosy was cleansed the minute he believed God had the power to cure his leprosy.

Naaman did not assert that dipping in the Jordan was an outward sign of his cure that had taken place before he entered the water.

Naaman did not say he baptized himself because his leprosy had already been cured.

Naaman did tell others that he baptized himself because Elisha command it, and it was just an act of obedience.

Naaman did not proclaim that his leprosy was cured by faith only.

Naaman did not say dipping in the Jordan was "a work of righteousness" and works cannot wash away leprosy.

Naaman failed to assert that baptizing himself was a testimony of his faith, but was not essential to having his leprosy cured.

QUESTION: Can "faith only" believers reject what God's man, the apostle Peter, said about repentance and water baptism and
have their sins forgiven? (Acts 2:38, 1 Peter 3:21)



Unknown said...

Chris, this is soo cute!! I know a few friends this card would be perrrfect for! Great card! Thanks for joining CYCI 100th challenge! Laura

Unknown said...

Awww...i love your kitty ornament! beautiful job at coloring. Thanks for joining us at Can You Case It?

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