Sunday, January 24, 2016

Mouse Cocoa

Hello, everyone! It's cold and snowy here so I'm making winter cards! This one depicts a mouse with hot cocoa! I have people on my Christmas card list who do not like Christmas so you will notice I make some cards with winter sentiments. I went with a brown colour scheme for more of a masculine look.


The cute clip-art is from Diddybag and I fussy-cut, popped up with foam tape, and added Glossy Accents to the mug and Snow Writer to his hat. The snowflake die-cut from Stampendous is embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and popped up with foam tape. I followed the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches:



The snowflake border is Memory Box Frostyville Border, and I added a strip of brown polka-dot washi tape.  The sentiment from Lawn Fawn Winter Fox is heat-embossed in white.


Challenges:  Aud Sentiments AG 5/5; Beccy's Place January AG UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Use a Sentiment UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra January UE; Creatalicious Snowflakes UE; Creative Fingers AG 3/3; Creative Inspiration AG Option Sketch UE; Crimbo Crackers AG UE; Cute Card Thursday Just Boys UE; Die-Cuttin Divas Brrrr Hot Cocoa Please 2/3; DL.ART January AG UE 1/day; Fresh Brewed Blog Favourite Season (winter) 5/5;Hiding in My Craftroom Any Holiday (Christmas) 2/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E; My Crafting Stories AG UE; Not Just Cards AG UE; Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets used for all die-cuts 2/3; Suzy Bee's Bloomin' AG Twist Frosty UE; Sweet Stamps AG UE; The Crafter's Cafe Male Cards 1/3; The Male Room Young Ones; The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up Optional Sketch UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 5/5

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

50 comments:

Elaine Stark said...

A adorable card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Cute image and I love baby blue with brown , especialy with polca dots :D Adore polca dots :)
♥Hugs Valentina♥

KraftyKoolKat said...

So adorable, love the gorgeous colours and great layout.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxxx

cotnob said...

This is adorable Kitty, such a cute image and lovely colour combination.
Pauline
x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!!! This "explosion" of blue snowflakes is a true catch-eyes!! And it take the eyes to the blue of the cute mouse! Such a great use of colours, my friend!! Fabulous critter, love it so much, he is so sweet and fun with the lovely cup of hot cocoa!!! Really fabulous card, the washi with polka matches so well with the frostville diecut and the brown of the base! Stunning work!

scrAPpamondo said...

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CA Scrapper said...

This is so adorable, I love it! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

Leslie

Wendy Batchen said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination. Wendy DT x

terrie said...

Oh Kitty, I really like this card..especially the snowflake border and the color combo that you used...it really makes each color pop off your card...cute mouse image...great layout and well done

Lisa said...

So adorable!! I love the sweet image!! The colors and design are fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Bad Kitty said...

Your card is very cute !
hugs
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<

Beccy said...

Awwww, what a sweet little mouse! I love the blue and brown colour scheme Kitty... the brown cardstock is almost the same colour as cocoa... perfect for your card theme!
Cheers,
Beccy

Debbie said...

So cute!! Fun image, and I love your snowflake border!!!
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie (TMS DT)
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Melissa Craig said...

Oh my goodness! Way too cute! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Esther said...

Super cute!
Thanks for joining us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas!

Kandy Krazee said...

Cutest little mouse ever! Love the colour combo on your card! Thanks for playing along with us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

Jane said...

Oh I love these colours together and the image is super cute. Fab card! Thanks for playing at The Male Room.

Di said...

So cute Kitty! And I do love the darling little mouse :)

Hugs

Di xx

Olga Fink said...

Oh Kitty I love it! I love this particular combination of colors! and the mouse is so cute! xoxo Olga

Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous card, love that snowflake border die. I too make a lot of Winter cards as I sometimes don't get them in the mail until after Christmas lol.

SARN said...

Oh well, in that case you'd better visit the Playground Treehouse for a little snifter to warm you up!

Such a cute card. Love all the elements to it.

Hugs, Sarn x

Barb said...

Another lovely card Kitty. He's a super cute little mouse and I really like the die cut down the side. A lovely colour combination. Barbxx

Petra Swart said...

Oh, my, I wouldn't mind a cup of hot cocoa right now, Kitty!!! The mouse is the cutest little thing!!! I really like that snowflake border in the blue against the brown and the polka dot washi strip is lovely!!! Beautifully done!!

Shelly said...

so so cute! Love your coloring!
Thank you for joining us at Die Cuttin Diva's
Shelly

Rene said...

This is absolutely adorable! Thank you so much for sharing him with us at Creative Inspirations. Love it!
Rene

Monika Reeck said...

another cute card Kitty
love that big snowflakes and lovely image with cocoa too
sweet color combo blue and white and brown
lovely snowflakes dies you have
Kitty I will email you soon
and I THANK YOU SO MUCH FOr YOUr CHriSTMAS CARD It was came as I want to fly to Indonesia 21 December I guess
thanks sweety
hugs
Monika

Donna said...

So adorable and really like the colors, that deep brown is perfect!

Suze said...

Great masculine card Kitty. The white snowflake behind the image really makes it pop. Thank you for joining in the challenge at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Cute! Love the blues and browns. you are rocking that giant snowflake!

Marie B. said...

I agree with others...I love brown and blue together! This sketch is nice too...will have to check it out! Thanks for adding this card to the CHNC Extra gallery! :)

~Marie B -DT

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The wee mousey is lovely on that snowflake. The border is beautiful. Thank you so very much for posting your very creative and inspiring art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 218th - FF AG challenge. I pray Blessings for you and your family; stay creative and be happy. Carole

Christina H. said...

Oh this sweet little mouse against the brown/blue just captured my heart Kitty! You are so good at taking on a sketch challenge and this one is so beautiful! Have a lovely last week of January Kitty. - Hugs, Christina

Lisa said...

Frostyville border... on the list... another adorable card! Forgot how much I love blue and brown and that mouse... so cute!

scrappymo! said...

This is so darned cute!

scrappymo! said...

This is so darned cute!

Merlina Hadi said...

Stunning card.

Thank you for sharing at My Crafting Stories Challenge #1, and good luck.

Hugs,
Merlina
http://mycraftingstories.blogspot.co.id/2016/01/challenge-1-anything-goes.html

Ginny Maxam said...

Such a great card and so well made!Thanks for sharing with us in Word Art Wednesdays 218th challenge! Ginny M DT WAW

Tammy said...

Awww this is so cute! I love that image and your beautiful colors, fabulous layout too! Thanks so much for joining us at Creatalicious!
Tammy x

marion said...

the image is so sweet and lovely and fab colour tones used, lots of hugs to you and a treat for your lovely furbabys Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, Marion

Pia S said...

I never find room for making 'just' a winter card, they're all Christmas, but I would do like you do if I knew some of the recipients weren't Christmas fans, makes sense. I like this blue die cut onto brown background, makes me think of winter and hot cocoa, like your image. Cute!

Hetty said...

Your images are the cutest. The littlemouse with its coffee is a darling card. Love the now die cut image too.

Notes by Nina said...

I love these colours together and that little mouse is darling.

cass said...

Very cute. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Male Cards" challenge

Deb said...

So gorgeous!
Many thanks for joining in our 'Just Boys' Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
Debxx

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Heather said...

This is super cute!! That image is adorable and I love your color combo and take on that sketch. Specially love that snowflake border die; so gorgeous. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

Melanie said...

A great card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "snowflakes” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Come and Get It)

(DT Crafty Friends)

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the colour scheme and how you have added dimension to your card!
Thanks for sharing with 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!

SUSAN DT

DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Laura Turcotte said...

Too cute for words!!! Great job! Sorry for the delay in commenting....Thank you for joining us over on the HIMCR blog !!

Deborah Frings said...

I do like the colours you've used and that image is so cute! Thanks so much for playing along with our Babies & Little Boys theme at The Male Room! Deborah, DT.