Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Christmas Love

This week's theme over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge is 'Christmas Love' and I knew just the stamp I wanted to use:
This poor little stamp hasn't been used since before I started off this blog - shame on me!

I wanted to follow a sketch and found this great one over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp, so I'm also entering my card into that challenge.
 
I used:

- 6" x 6" white scalloped edge card blank

- House Mouse 'Mistletoe Moment' stamped using SU's 'Smoky Slate' and coloured with Polychromos Pencils and Sansodor blending solution. The colours are much stronger IRL - dratted camera again! I added a couple of little self adhesive pearls to the mistletoe

- all papers are from LOTV's 'Woodland Wishes' Christmas paper pad

- the sentiment is an Elzybells one (no longer trading sadly), stamped using SU's 'Rich Razzleberry' then die cut using a Spellbinders banner die. I just did the green backing layer by using the die as a guide and drawing round the outside before hand cutting it

- white Josy Rose nail heads

I'd also like to enter this into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra, where it's always 'anything goes'. 

And, the current challenge over at House-Mouse and Friends is to use amethyst, white plus one other colour - green in my case. I know that some beige has crept into the main backing paper  (but the meeces are browns too aren't they) so hopefully the amethyst and green are strong enough. If not then do please tell me, ladies over at HM, and feel free to delete my entry - leaving me squeaking with embarrassment :)

Reminds me - did I ever tell you the tale of Fudge the field mouse? He lived with us one Winter, no kidding!

Di
x

23 comments:

MaryH said...

Ah, this is definitely Love personified. So cute & sweet. Love these little meeces..(a little less than Hedge, but still a lot!). Your colors looked spectacular to me ..let Meeces be center stage, but very soft & complementary. Liked the layout too. Great card. More on Fudge. Hugs & TFS

SARN said...

Awww - such a sweet HM image Di and perfect sentiment!

Love that sketch layout too.

Good luck in your challenges.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Wauuu Di
so beautiful
love love love it
hugs Tamara

Carol Willis said...

Fabulous card Di, love the little meeces.
Hugs
Caz x

Donna Hanley said...

Di, we would never delete this entry. I know you hadn't used this stamp in a while, but you certainly made great use of it this week. I adore this card. Any colors would be fine as long at there was something other than purple and white. Your papers are gorgeous and I love the pearls on your image as well as the brads in the corner. Terrific sentiment for this one. So happy you played along with us this week at House Mouse & Friends. Hope to see you again real soon. Enjoy your day.

Sandra H said...

Gorgeous card Di love the sketch you used and of course the image sooo cute x

Angela said...

Hi Di, this is so so sweet. Huge Aww factor.
The image is gorgeous and the colours still have that christmassy feel.
Love it!

Hettie said...

Awwww! Such a cutie! Not sure I fancy a mouse on my shoulder - bad enough with the critters in my craft room!
Hugs
xx

Sandy said...

Hey Cutie! I love the mix of papers you used and the design too. You just can't get any cuter than those sweet little mice.
sandy

Planetsusie said...

This is so cute Di - I will say it again - I lurve these stamps!!! Also like the sketch you have followed - oh and am so glad your card is allowed on the challenge! yay!!! You are a tad handy with those pencils!

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

PS love the fact you had Fudge for a winter - sounds like me 'n' Colin the caterpillar.

Renate said...

super leuke kaart, Di. Achtergrondpapier en de kleuren in je stempel komen precies overeen!

Groetjes, Renate

Princess Judy Palmer said...

We have Sidney, the desert pack rat who lives in our yard. What with four cats, I don't think he'd fare well inside. I do hope you treated Fudge well after he moved in.

As for the HM challenge I think they determined that mouse color was allowed because we all made our meece brown or gray and no one slapped our hands with a ruler and told us know.

It is a very sweet Christmas stamp. I should join this challenge since I am behind Christmas cards for this month. But alas, I'm at work and have too many other things to do when I get home. I might be able to squeeze it in.... but no breath holdinG!!!!

Kathleen said...

The papers and the colours are fabulous, super cute image and great colouring. Really lovely card.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

Tell us do. We are all ears. We can sit and toast marahmallows round the camp fire in the playhouse. Oops you dun wanna know bout the campfire. We put the last wun out before the fire brigade arrived honest Miss.
Cute little meeces and a purr fect sentiment. (dun spose you wanna hear bout the Arks cat neithers Miss.
hugs Mrs A.

Greta said...

Perfect use of that sketch, Di--this is just darling!

Julie Odil said...

Very sweet image and cute card! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Sketch & Stamp! Julie, DT member
http://muddypawsinkyfingers.blogspot.com

Bonnie said...

Awh! These little guys are adorable! It certainly is a loverly scene!

Karen Petitt said...

The meece are so very very cute! A gorgeous card Di, love that sketch too. I quite like the idea of purple meece lol.
Just popped my second entry for this weeks snippets in, took me ages 'cos of some browser issues. I've no idea what that is but DH sorted it out lol! xx

Sue said...

Sweet image, gorgeous papers and loving that sketch. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done.

Hugs
Sue

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

What a super pretty card! Love the colours x

Hazel said...

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

Christine said...

Super cute image great design & papers good start on your crimbo cards..

Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse & Friends Mon. chall..

smiles Christine x

scrappymo! said...

Back with my guest designer hat on.
This is such a sweet card. The image is wonderful and your DP hilights it perfectly!
Thank you for joining us this month at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.
Maureen aka Scrappymo!