Monday, May 18, 2015

Christmas Cat & Mouse

I seldom use digital images in crafting so the recent Jingle Belles challenge, We Wish You a Digital Christmas, was, er, challenging. But the freebie digital download "Jingle all the Way" offered by Deedees Digis for this challenge was way too tempting to pass up.

The cat & mouse image is adorable and I love the colors and how everything you need is all right there.

But first I needed to figure out how to layer the image on top of the patterned paper. So I did what all normal people do, I asked my teenage son. He showed me and then he showed me again. And after a few more demonstrations I was off to the races. 

This is not my card, it is my trial run of layering the cat and mouse image over the patterned paper. I tried it a few more times, also using the bell image and other papers. 

I like it and had fun trying my skills, but I realized that I preferred the image on plain paper. So I played around a bit more and came up with this:

I'm pretty happy with this one and plan to make others since there are oodles of possible combinations. I'm also glad I tried this because it wasn't as intimidating as I feared...and as I was perusing Deedees I found another set that I had to have so I'm excited to try that one out too!


  1. This is ADORABLE!! So glad you tried your hand at Digis. Good for you on trying new things and realizing it wasn't what you wanted so you kept going till you got a super duper cute card. I laughed at asking your son but it is soooo true!! Glad you check out Deedee's Digis...check out our blog we have a progressive challenge that if you play each month you get the next month image FREE!
    Thanks again for playing in Jingle Belles Challenge and using Deedee's image!!
    Kathy D.
    Deedee's Digis Sponsorship Coordinator

  2. A big Woot Woot for having your son help you have some digital fun ... love how you used the image and the designer paper created a perfect frame ... so very glad you celebrated our Hybrid Holiday with us at Jingle Belles.

  3. ok, see, i would NEVER have guessed you weren't a digi expert, but really, it's all in knowing who to ASK, isn't it?! :) :) :) anyway, it seems like you pretty much ARE an expert now, and both versions look pretty danged awesome to me! i love the stitching on the first one... but the second has such sophisticated layers... i think it's a tie, missus! thanks for joining our hybrid holiday fun at JINGLE BELLES! :)