Practicing Creativity

Cat Christmas card 'Nos Pensées les Plus Chat-leureuses'

Annabel's Knitty Kitty Digis Koren's Cat digital stamp is front and center on this punny French Christmas card. This is the second time I've used this stamp. Its first incarnation was for a winter birthday card (just a reminder, you still have a few days to grab this digi for free). The stamp's clean PNG format means you can easily layer it against other backgrounds, like the free digital Hugo l'Escargot Noel Frise Maisons coloring page shown here.

The French pun comes from the expression 'Nos pensées les plus chaleureuses' which means 'Our warmest thoughts' and you'd use it to let someone know you're thinking of them. The 'cha–' sound at the beginning of 'chaleureuses' sounds a lot like the 'cha–' sound in 'chat' which means 'cat'. So...'No pensées les plus chat–leureuses' is playing on the cat image. It's harder for me to come up with humorous card ideas in French. I've had a few successes though, like these favorite Sans Gluten Santa (Gluten Free Santa) and Et Merde Santa stuck in a chimney cards.

Paper is Craft Sensations Winter paper pad. Sentiment was created with DJB Coffee Shoppe Espresso font. Silver pearl stick-ons give a bit of bling.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Celebrations Winter paper pack
Digital stamp – Knitty Kitty Digis Koren's Cat
Dies – Die-Namics rectangle stax
Embellishments – pearls
Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers
Art-n-Fly white pen
I'm linking up with: Winter Wonderland 04/12 – ATG Christmas, Daring Cardmakers 11/12 – Animal Antics, Colour Crazy Challenge Week 49 – ATG, Inkspirational Challenges #228 – Snow, Allsorts Challenge Week 602 – Got to be Christmas, CHNC #520 – ATG Christmas, and Cute Card Thursday #664 – ATG.


  1. A fun image on your pretty Christmas card, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  2. Adorable card, Shani! I think you do a bang-up job dealing with the language! It's not easy! XOX

  3. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card over at Allsorts Christmas theme;-))m

  4. Just perfect for the Challenge!
    Great project!
    We are so happy that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

  5. Thank you for joining Allsorts challenge with this entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  6. Love the image and he looks a very cool cat in his scarf. Thanks for joining in at the Daring Cardmakers. x

  7. So fun! Loving the background....and the pun too, of course! Delightful papers too.

  8. Pretty scenery and colors. Fun pun!


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