Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Xmas Stocking Mice

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I made this Christmas card today after being inspired by several challenges (see below). 

I stamped the image in black on a white square, coloured with pencils, and mounted on a decorative red square.  I embossed a white panel with snowflakes, attached a strip of "Let it Snow" ribbon, and affixed to a white card base.  I affixed the mounted image to the card with foam tape and embellished with metallic holly leaves and clear gemstones.  Here are the supplies I used:
  • Stamp:  Penny Black ("The Wonder" set of clear stamps)
  • Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
  • Pencils:  Prismacolor
  • Die:  Spellbinder Fleur de Lis Squares
  • Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Snowflakes
  • Cardstock:  Recollections     Card Base:  Domtar
  • Ribbon: Dollarama     Gems:  Kaisercraft
  • Sketch:  MFP Speedy TV (see below)
MFP Speedy TV - Sketch with a Twist
Just Inspirational Challenges
Inspiration Photo

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Always Playing with Paper Christmas Anything Goes UE
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards #44 Animals 2E #2
Creative Inspirations Paint Inspired by:  Anything Goes UE
Deep Ocean #57 Christmas in July UE
Delightful Challenges Make a Wish - Include Candles or Stars (see stars on stocking) 1E
Die Cuttin' Divas #126 Anything Goes UE
Divas by Design Favourite Colour Combination (I love red and green for Christmas) 2E #1
DL.ART Challenges July's Anything Goes UE
Fairytale Challenge #72 Christmas in July UE
Get Inky Christmas in July or Birthday 3E #2
Hiding in My Craft Room #108 Christmas in July 3E #3
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC#10 Bling it Up 3E #2
Just Inspirational Challenges Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the Christmas aspect and the colours)
Kaboodle Doodles #182 Anything with Ink or Paint (I used ink) 3E #1
Left of Center #11 Christmas/Creepmas UE
MFP Speedy TV Sketch with a Twist (Christmas card) 5E #1
Party Time Tuesdays #131 Anything Goes 3E #1
Penny Black Saturday Challenge Christmas in July UE
Pile It On #30 Anything Goes UE
Scrapbook Stamp Society #12 Anything Goes UE
Scrappers Delight #4 Inspired by a Song (I was inspired by "T'was the Night Before Christmas") 2E #1
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes 5E #1
Sister Act Card Challenges #17 Anything Goes UE
Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes 2E #1
Totally Gorjuss #194 Christmas in July UE
Whimsical Designs Bug or Animal 1E

Thank you for looking at my card!  I enjoy reading your comments - have a wonderful day!


craftygranny said...

This is gorgeous Kitty i love the colours and the image . Thanks for sharing at Scrappers delight hugs Trisha x

Dewi Lestari said...

Very lovely! Thanks for joining at CCCC: Animals

DIANA L. said...

This is so sweet. Your image is the cutest and the design is perfect.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes July Linky Party

Avril Ann said...

AWE Kitty, how wonderful is this card, where do I start, yes, I know the image, so cute, your embossing is wonderful, love this dear friend xx

Liz McGuire, said...

Super cute card. Thanks for the follow-following back!

Liz x

Stephanie said...

Lovely card. Wonderful image and I love the embossing. The frame and holly are beautiful. Thanks for linking up at Jo's FFC.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Adorable card! Such a cute image!! Very sweet!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Following you! :)


Kaija said...

Lovely card,wonderful image!Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Hope you will join us next time and good luck!
Greetings Kaija DT-member

Jackie said...

Super sweet card! I love how darling this is! Thank you for joining us this week at the Digital Delights Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon.

Jackie, Digital Delights Challenge DT

Bianca said...

What a wonderfull Christmas card! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge. xx Bianca

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Great Christmas card!! This is one of my favorite embossing folders! Thanks for joining us this week at SWAT!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Congrats! Just came from Delightful Sketch and you won the last challenge.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Congrats! Just came from Delightful Sketch and you won the last challenge.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

snappy scrappy said...

Too cute, thanks for playing along with us at DCD!! Lee-Ann :)

Debi said...

Great card! I love mouse images, bling, embossing, die cuts and ribbon. And you've got it all!
Thanks for the nice comment on my blog and for becoming my newest follower. Now I'm yours! Wonderfully creative cards on your blog.


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~ Jo ~ said...

This is such a cute card!! Those mice are adorable, and love the coloring. Love all that sparkle too! Makes me want to do my Christmas cards to get a head start early. Thank you for playing with us this week at Jo's FFC!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

wannabcre8tive said...

I love this cute card. A very adorable image.

Anne Fenton said...

Such a sweet card...I love it. Thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

Michelle H. said...

Very pretty card!
Very beautiful card!
Thank you for joining in on the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge!
Michelle, dt team

KarinsArtScrap said...

o sweet and beautiful card.
Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

Greetings Karin DT Member

Shelly mk said...

Adorable card. Love your interpretation on the Inspirational photo. Thank you for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenge this week. Hugs Shelly

Kami-koneko said...

this is adorable, and heart-melting! i feel for the snowmen seeing this :)

thank you for joining LOC this time around
-laila aka koneko

Kat said...

Gorgeous card. Love that sweet Penny Black image and the lovely embossing. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

nscropper said...

Super cute! :):) Thanks for playing along with us at JIC!

Brenda said...

OMGosh I love this card! The embossing is awesome and of course the house mouse stamp is just too cute!! Thanks for joining us at JO's Funday Friday;-)

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Very pretty Christmas card. Love the extra shine the bling and the holly accents provide. Thank you so much for joining us this week on Sketch with a Twist.

Sherry Eckblad said...

Cute card I like the embossed background. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

sian said...

Awww its so cute. Thanks for playing along with JIC (Sian DT)

kingsharon1967 said...

Great creation thank you for joining in the Kaboodle Doodles challenge and good luck-Sharon DT

DeBe said...

What a cute card!Thank-you for joining us at the Scrappers Delights Challenge Inspired by a Song. Denyse X

Shelly mk said...

Adorable card. Love your interpretation on the Inspirational photo. Thank you for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenge this week. Hugs Shelly

Danielle Scholz said...

What a sweet card love the image thank you for joining along with Just Inspirational challenge Good luck with your entry
Dannii JIC DT

Emily Hammann said...

Great card! Thank you for playing along at CI Paints!