Thursday, 5 July 2012

Who dat der lookin' back at me?

This week's challenge over at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge is 'Festive Funnies'. I entered a card earlier this week when time wasn't on my side, but this is my 'real and properly made' entry:

Such a silly little mouse - and bought not that long ago when I discovered a place based in The Netherlands which still has a few Elzybells stamps in stock - just image ones though.

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- Elzybells 'Mouse bauble' stamp, coloured with Pro Markers and a little bit of Anita's glaze added to the bauble cap and the shiny streak on the bauble itself

- cut with a Nesties die, then embossed. The red matting layer was cut by tracing round the outer edge of the die and hand cutting it - red card came from the snippets folder

- sentiment stamped in Memento 'Tuxedo Black' using a stamp by Woodware, included in their 'bubble Christmas tree' set

I made two the same but totally resisted the urge to use any patterned backing paper, embellishments, Josy Rose nail heads or ribbon. Phew, needed a lie down in a darkened room afterwards though.



Caz said...

Aww, love this Di. Great image and layout.
Caz x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful sweet card Di, love the cute image.

Annie said...

This is such a cute card Di. Love the image.
A x

Anonymous said...

Adorable Di and well done on not adding anything else. It's perfect the way it is :).

Have a lovely day xx

Victoria said...

Glad you resisted as it looks stunning just as it is! Beautiful!

Amanda said...

I so wish I had bought this image when elzybells was closing, I also liked the fairy hanging from the tree. A very funny but elegant card Di. Hugs, Amanda x

mamapez5 said...

A great image for the challenge Di. I often find that nesties don't increase in size evenly, giving a mat that is wider top and bottom than at the sides, so I quite often use the outer edge of a die instead. Well done for avoiding the 'extras' though I am sure I'd have added nailheads or something! Kate x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Yeah Baby! (ala Mike Myers in Austin Powers). . . what a SUPER CAS card you've made here Di. Well done for walking away from the card and not adding any extra embellishments.

Sarn xxx

Mrs A. said...

Super card though I do hope 'Jinks'
isn't lurking around behind the tree!! Hugs Mrs A.
p.s. The food timer is defo not working have had it by my craft desk for a day now and it has wizzed around without opening. No wonder poor Wimps was hanging on by a thread!

Hazel said...

Love the silly little mouse - delightful card - brought a smile to my face. thanks for joining my CHNC challenge 79 - hope to see you again soon x

Anonymous said...

Great card DI, I've always loved that image. Shame Elzybells stopped producing her own stamps and closed the store down. You did well to walk away, it was the right thing to do!


Samantha Elliott said...

Pretty card there Di though surprised no nail heads on it. Only joking. Leeeeeave it!

Sandra H said...

Hi Di, oh the sun has gone in and the rain is now falling!! Gorgeous card and the image is just so adorable and coloured beautifully the Glaze is stunning and really shinning on the bauble another great creation:)x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the card and the stamp. I have this stamp too, but mine is small. Yours appears to be larger and ergo much easier to color. I have seen some other Elzybells stamps that come in both large and small versions. I'm trying not to have stamp envy. But I do.

Kathleen said...

I love this little card, super cute image and it looks fabulous as it is.
Thanks for the thought on the missing cards, but no they are not with the Christmas cards. I have found one image that was actually not on a card but where the h... the second one is I have no idea, spent nearly all morning searching again.
I have just entered a challenge and I have not used any backing papers on the card as I thought s.. it, a lot of Christmas cards in the shops just have an image on and no fancy papers and besides why should I waste papers on people who send me c... cards. Ethan's card only had papers on the EARTH and I only did that 'cos I would make a pigs ear of the colouring.
Oops a bit of a long comment.

Kath x

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is just precious!

Helena said...

I really love this!
Do you have a link to the shop that still stocks Elzybells?

MaryH said...

Aww, this is SO cute. I had to smile at this little critter. Great coloring job, and it's wonderful with just the white background. Really showcases your image coloring. TFS