Wednesday 12 November 2014

Keeping warm

   I thought this image from Joanna Sheen's winter collection of house Mouse stamps had a more masculine feel about it than cute snowmen.
   I stamped the image onto a square piece of white card, masked off the edges so that a white border would be formed and dusted the card with distress ink. I used Promarkers to colour the image using a lot of the blender pen to achieve the lighter pink and applied Fluffy Stuff and Sparkles to the snow on the branches.
   I cut out a larger square of white card and coloured the edges using the pink Promarker and matted and Layered the image onto this, black card and then grey card.
   I finished the card off with a happy Christmas banner.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Creative Inspirations - anything goes
   I Love Promarkers - a male Christmas
   Whoopsi Daisy - lots of layers
   House Mouse and Friends - brrrr, it's cold outside (HMFMC182)
   Eureka Stamps - 4 legged friends (the mouse)
   Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - keep it flat
   QKR Stampede - let's talk Christmas
   The Crazy Challenge - your favourite technique (colouring)
   Papertake Weekly - 2 or 4 legs (both!)
   Christmas Cards All the Year Round - no patterned paper
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - anything goes
   A Little Bit Crafty - clean and simple
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Gruffies and Guests - anything goes with the option of Christmas
   Suzy Bee's Blooming - anything goes with the twist make it male
   Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
   Scribble and Scrap - anything goes
   Beccy's Place - holiday card
   The Pink Elephant - clean and simple
   Completely Christmas - anything goes with the twist add some blue (the background)
   Open Minded Crafting - fowl of all kinds
   Bunny Zoe's Crafts - snow
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - use black cardstock somewhere


  1. Very sweet. I like those pink birds and how you left the white border. Thanks for sharing at House Mouse & Friends!

  2. Oh this card is gorgeous. Love the mouse with the birds. Thank you for playing along with this weeks challenge over on the I love promarkers challenge blog.

  3. This is such a sweet card, Crafty! I love all the snow and sparkle you added and that banner is so pretty at the bottom. Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

    Snoopy :D

  4. GREAT masculine card! Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede! Hope you seen you again soon!


  5. This is an absolutely wonderful post. Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week.
    Carole Robb Bisson

  6. Wow, what a fabulous card! You've done lots of work on this one Crafty and it has definitely paid off. I really like the Fluffy Stuff you used to create the snowy branches, it makes them look 3D. You did a fabulous job masking and colouring. Well done!

  7. This is such a nice card. Love the little birds cozying up to the little mouse for warmth. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and Blog Hop.


  8. SO sweet! Those branches look real. Thanks so much for sharing with us, and please join us again real soon. You can share up to 5 per week.
    Many blessings,
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. You can also share it at V's Sweet Ideas - Anything Goes

  9. Awhh! What a sweetie! Such a lovely way for this little meece to keep warm.
    LOving your colours. Thank you soooo much for joining us this week at
    QKR Stampede.

  10. Your card is gorgeous and thank you for joining in our challenge at Gruffies and Guest "Anything goes with the option of “Christmas” good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  11. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR November challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - and thanks for entering this for both of my CHNC challenges x

  12. I absolutely love this image it's brilliant & would definitely be suitable for a man. Jacqui DT Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

  13. Thanks also for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 54 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  14. Beautiful !!!. Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers Challenge!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  15. Really cute and what awesome snow.

    Thanks for joining us at Gruffies and Guests.


  16. Gorgeous image!! Love your colors! Just gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges (DT Call Until Nov. 22nd)
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  17. Awwwww how sweet.

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  18. Fabulous creation, love the pop of colour and how realistic the snow looks too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Completely Christmas Challenges this week.

  19. Wow! This Card is absolutly wonderfull! A very sweet image and a beautiful coloring! I love it!
    Thank you for joining us at Gruffies & Guests Challenge!
    Silvia DT

  20. Fabolous Christmas card. Love the additional snow and the details with the sentiment and layout as well. Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina GD Member at Crafty Sentiments xx

  21. This is just beautiful and I adore that image - I love the snow on the branches too - thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty and Good Luck - Michelle x

  22. Awwww! Cute card! Thanks for sharing at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges! Mo xxx

  23. Awesome image and I love how you added the snow to the trees. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Cards all Year Round

  24. Gorgeous, love the snow
    Thank you for joining us at Scribble & Scrap

    Huggsss, Angelique
    Scribble & Scrap Store

  25. Lovely card thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers and at Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next time

  26. Great design, thanks for sharing it in our challenge in The Crazy Challenge.