Saturday, August 29, 2020

Have a Mice Holiday Season

Hello, everybody!  Long time, no see!  I'm popping in today to share a winter holiday card.  I haven't been crafting or blogging much lately, but I like to work on my goal of making two holiday cards each month.

Take a look at these adorable skating mice!  I coloured them with markers and fussy-cut so I could pop them up on foam tape.  I also added Star Dust Stickles to the fur trim on their jackets and skates.

I recently won a prize from Polka Dot Orchard, and this Merry ChristMouse digital stamp set is one of the items I chose.  Thank you, Jessica!  The mice are so cute; I just couldn't resist!

My card began with a Distress Oxide background (Tumbled Glass) using the ink-smooshing technique. The die I used had two deer at the bottom so I trimmed them off to leave an open space as a skating pond for the mice.  I filled in the area with Glossy Accents to simulate ice. You can see it better in the photo below.  The sentiment is from the same digital set and I printed it in white letters on black.  I finished off the card by adhering a few red snowflake sequins.

I was inspired by the following 10 challenges:
Cardz TV 122 AG 1/3
Carlin's Kaartenparadijs Anything Goes 1/3
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas 505 Beginning with S (skating, snowflakes) UE
Cute Card Thursday Inky UE
De Egel No Design Paper 1/3
Polkadoodles 35 Anything Goes 1/3
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 1/5

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


Chandhini said...

These Chris mouse are so adorable, I love the idea of adding glossy accents for the ice. Wonderful ink smooshed background.

Margreet said...

Missed you Kitty. Glad you're back. Love this skating mice. Great background.
Have a nice weekend.
xxx Margreet

Migdalia said...

Skating mice? LOL This is TOO adorable!! I absolutely love this card...way too cute!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia Rodriguez
Migdalia's Crafts

Debi said...

Adorable card, Kitty! I was so happy to see it on one of the challenges! Love the tree die cut. Hope all is well with you and DH. Take care. Stay safe. Hugs, DebiB

Donna said...

Beautiful card, like your lovely scene and great coloring too. Nice to see a post dear friend!

Fikreta said...

Happy to see your wonderful card!
take care

Nelleke said...

Wouw wat een geweldige kaart. De muizen zijn helemaal te gek en hebben veel plezier zo te zien. Dank je wel voor het meedoen met de uitdaging van de Egel. Groet, Nelleke

Gail said...

Love the mice - you are great at fussy cutting!! Love the layout and welcome back! Hope all is going well - be blessed my friend

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

So good to see you Kitty! Missed seeing your posts! Your card is breath taking. I love how you made the background with the inks and dies; looks just like a beautiful winter skating scene. You colored the mice so pretty too! Lovely card!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Those skating mice are so cute and adorable. I love the little scene you made with them too. I missed you so hope you are well. I know I have not done near as much this past couple months either. Too busy otherwise and now my arthritis is acting up.

Liz said...

What a cute scene Kitty, great card. Brilliant idea to add the Glossy Accents. xx

Suze said...

Lovely winter scene - those skating mice are adorable. Thank you for joining in the Begins with S Challenge at CHNC this week.

Rene said...

This is so cute! Love the scene you have created here! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Polkadoodles! Good luck,

aussie aNNie said...

This is stunning!
I love the colours you have worked with and the great layout. x

cotnob said...

A super card, cute mice and you have created a lovely scene for them.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Mia said...

What a super card, Kitty! Great design and these mice are so cute! Kisses, my friend.

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card Kitty, love the sweet mice.
Linda xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Love to see you about Kitty. A very cute creation sweetie.

Andrea W said...

The skating mice are darling and I love the die cuts you used to create the scene. Hope all is well with you and your family.

carla said...

this is a great card with the cute skating mice and a lovely background.
Thank you for joining us at Carlin's Kaartenparadijs.
Good Luck !
Carla (DT)

Barbara Godden said...

What an adorable scene, fantastic job. those skating mice are so cute. Nice to see you crafting a bit. I was early with my Rudolph days card, I was surpries there was only one page. duh that's because I was early.

Bunny said...

I love this cute card. I'm so glad to see you back again, Kitty. You've been missed. [Bunny]

Donna said...

This is the most adorable card! Just love those mice. I had never heard of Polka Dot Orchard so I had to check them out. Love this set! You did a wonderful job with the background and love the die cut too. It's just perfect! Glad to see your inspiration today! Hope you are okay. Stay safe!

Whisper said...

Aaah what an adorably cute snowy scene and thanks for joining us at Augusts Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

Alyson Mayo said...

Love that tree background die cut and those little mice are adorable! Who wouldn't love the receive a Christmas card like this?

Gail said...

Super sweet mice!! love this layout - Thanks for linking up at Word Art Wednesday - be blessed - Gail Scott Guest Designer

scrappymo! said...

You have made a beautiful winter scene for your ice skating mice. They are very sweet!

Thanks for taking part in the August Rudolph Days Challenge.

MeSi said...

Beautiful and harmonius card. Love your colouring. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!
Merja DT

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Hi dear Kitty! Hope all is going well as it's possible in this fool time! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your sweet scene!!!! How cute mice and such great background with the oxides and the diecut!! Your colouring is fabulous and wow the glossy accent for ice is just stunning, such clever idea you have had!!
Thanks for the inspiration!!
Big hugs across the miles!

Ann-Marie said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles and hope you will join us again.

Take care,
Ann-Marie (DT)
My Little Patch of Heaven

Suzanne H said...

So cute!! I love that you made them a skating pond! Your backgrounds are perfect for this card.

Lisa Lynn said...

These mice are just too cute. LOVE them.