Sunday, February 23, 2020

Cocoa Mouse

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a winter holiday card!  I'm already ahead of my goal of two per month!

The cute cocoa mouse is Sweet n Sassy Stamps - Sweet Cocoa Digital Stamp.  I die-cut the image with a stitched circle (Gina Marie Designs) and then coloured it with markers.  I layered the image with a die-cut stitched scalloped circle (Gina Marie Designs) in red glitter cardstock.  The patterned paper is Crate Paper Bundled Up.  I stamped a sentiment (Newton's Nook Cup of Cocoa) on a die-cut fishtail banner.  Lastly I embellished with three heart-shaped rhinestones.

My card design was inspired by the February sketch challenge at Sweet n Sassy Stamps VIP Group (tag #SNSSVIP0220):

Here's another photo to show the sparkle a bit better:

I was also inspired by the following challenges: A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Ally's Angels AG 3/3; Artsystamper Digitals Hot Drinks 1/3; Arty Divas AG 3/5; Caffeine Fueled Paper Play Use a Coffee, Tea or Cocoa product from any Coffee Lovers sponsor, past or present UE; Cardz TV 108 AG 2/3; Colour Crazy AG 1/2; C.R.A.F.T. Christmas 1/2; Crafty Catz AG Optional Twist Food 1/3; Crafty Friends Gemstones/Pearls 1/3; Crafty Galz Corner Add a Heart 2/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use Some Gold UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper February UE; Creative Fingers AG 1/3; Creative Inspirations AG UE; Crimbo Crackers Cute 1/2; Digi Choosday AG 1/2; DL.ART February Linky AG UE 1/d; Incy Wincy AG 1/5; Jan's Digitals AG 1/5; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Polkadoodles AG 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Frame It 2/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Add a Sentiment 1/5; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG (I didn't do twist) 1E; The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up AG Optional Winter Blues 3/10; Virginia's Show and Share February 1/wk 2/4; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5 wk1; Your Scrapbook Place AG 2/3

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!


Crealientje said...

How cute is this!
Beautiful color combi.
Well done!
Hugs Crealientje.

Scrapper69 said...

Ooh,how cute! I adore that sweet little mouse image and the cute card design! So glad to see someone else ahead of their holiday card making goals! Yay for you!!


Andrea W said...

I'm loving those colors together and the image is really cute. Darling card!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Awww... how cute card, Kitty! :) The mouse in the cup is so sweet, as well the matching sentiment!! Fabulous design with the sparkling scallop topper and the patterned paper! LOVE very much this colours combo and the sweet hearts!

Fikreta said...

its so sweet card!

Alyson Mayo said...

That mouse, the cup, the background paper... everything works together perfectly to keep the focus on the cup and that sweet, sweet mouse peeking out. I just love his (her?) big ears!

Donna said...

How adorable is this, sweet image -beautifully colored, like your background paper and those heart gems!

Joy Wilson said...

Wonderful winter card! I love the color scheme! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Chandhini said...

How adorable, love the cute mouse. The pattern paper goes well with the card.

Lisa Lynn said...

This is so sweet and love the colors. Perfect paper to match. The sparkly paper looks so elegant with the image.

cotnob said...

A super card, so cute.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck
Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
My Blog As I do Rodos

Bunny said...

What a cute image and it's nicely colored. Love the designer papers, too. [Bunny]

Barbara Godden said...

Adorable hot cocoa mouse in a cup, great use of the sketch, it's really nice. Love the added rhinestones. Super cute card.

jimlynn said...

Nothing better than that cute little Cocoa the mouse! Love your card!!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so endearing Kitty. Love the little mouse peaking over the top. You have made me fancy a cup of coco or hot chocolate.

Vic said...

Hi! What a smashing card - I love the colour choice and image. The sentiment suits perfectly, too. This one really made me smile! Thanks for sharing this with us this week, at the Colour Crazy Challenge - ViC (D.T) xx

Darlene said...

OMG what a cute image and you've colored it beautifully! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog!
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

Cindy Groh said...

I like how the scalloped layered die cut is so close to the border of the circle. Cute image and great coloring. I could go on and on about the things I like about this. But I want to look at the other cards on your blog. Just know that this is a great card in so many ways.

Carole J said...

Hi Karen! I love your cute winter mouse image and teal and red is one of my favourite colour combos! Your cocoa cup card is perfect for the Artsystamper 'Hot Drinks' challenge, so thank you very much for playing along! Good Luck!
Carole DT x

Sheryl said...

Kitty this colour combination works so well with this image. Fabulous sentiment which draws the whole project together.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at Jan’s Digital Stamp Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl xx
Jan’s Digital Stamps DT

Mariann Jakobsen said...

So cute! Thanks for playing with us at Ally's Angels. Good Luck!

Michela Piras said...

Beautiful card 😊 thanks for joining in the Polkadoodles challenge 😊 Good Luck 🤞 Michela Piras DT

Claudia Rogier said...

Stunning Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

DT Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

Virginia L. said...

Super cute! So glad that you join the fun with my “Show & Share”! WONDERFUL! Very happy to see your lovely work! Thank you for your support!

HandmadeByTasha13 said...

Wow, way to go on Holiday Cards!! That's amazing! And that little mouse is adorable.

Thanks for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, and good luck with the challenge!

HandmadeByTasha DT

Hetty said...

Of course I love this coffee mouse, so cute.

Lena said...

Too cute! Love the colours and card design.
♥ Lena
Lena’s Creations

Alex (PinkCraftyMama) said...

Aqua and red is becoming a new favourite of mine!
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week.
Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
Love Alex (PinkCraftyMama).
Arty Divas DT
Pink Crafty Mama {My Blog}
Arty Divas