Monday, 30 November 2015

The night before Christmas

   The challenge staring today at Crafty Cardmakers and More has the theme 'Twas the night before Christmas.
   I began by matting paper from Wild Rose Studio's 'A Robin's Christmas' paper pack onto red card. The image was stamped using one of the stamps from Joanna Sheen's House Mouse Christmas set of stamps called walnut cradles. I coloured it using Promarkers and cut it out using a Tattered Lace decorative circle die, after which I dusted the background using distress inks. I then matted it onto green core'dinations cardstock which was also cut out using a decorative circle die. The sentiments were from a Joanna Sheen's House Mouse Designs Christmas eve decoupage sheet.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Penny Black and More - anything Christmas
   Passion for Promarkers - Christmas is coming
   Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - used die cuts or punches
   Inky Impressions - traditional Christmas colours
   Digi Designs - cute and cuddly
   The Cutie Pie - simply cute and Christmassy
   The Paper Shelter - a Christmas card
   Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas
   Pile It On - use red and green
   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes
   Gruffies and Guests - red and/or green
   Vintage Stamping - traditional Christmas
   Suzy Bee's Bloomin' - anything goes with a die cut
   Penny's Paper-Crafty - use something from your crafty stash ( paper pack)
   Fantasy Stampers - traditional Christmas
   Beccy's Place - Christmas
   Lacy Sunshine - sweet dreams of Christmas


Ella's Design said...

Those little House mice are just adorable and framed beautifully with that lovely pointsettia paper! Thanks again for joining in with my theme this week at Passion for Promarkers. Lisa x

julie_woolston said...

Really beautiful Mary lovely sweet image.
Hugs Julie xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Another beautiful card Crafty. I love the fun image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Nannieflash said...

A Sweet image and fabulous bps. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge., hugs Sihrleyxxx

Jennifer Bradley said...

Oh what a gorgeous Christmas card, beautiful colouring on the House Mouse images and jus love the backing paper. Thank you so much for sharing with us in our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and we would love you to come back and join us again soon. Jennifer DT member x

Virginia Lu said...

Darling design! Awesome coloring! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

Heather said...

A gorgeous christmas card, a lovely design with fabulous colour combo and a great background.......your little Mice are adorable and beautifully coloured!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Gail said...

Oooh, this is soooo cute! I love the little House Mouses (hehehe). Such a cute card and the kind that makes anyone smile when they open the envelope. Adorable! Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie challenge! Hugs, Gail

Ina G said...

Simply adorable. Those House Mouse images are perfect. Lovely card and layout Mary.

Beccy said...

Awwww, what a sweet image! I love the pretty background paper you used and the fabulous scalloped circles. I like how you chose a couple of appropriate lines from the poem for your sentiment too. Great job!

brenda said...

A really super Christmas card and cute HM image Mary.

Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

brenda said...

Hi again Mary, I totally missed FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges on yur list so popped back to thank you.

B x

Michelle said...

This is gorgeous - love the image and layout - thank you for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

Sandra H said...

Your card is gorgeous and thank you for joining in our challenge at Gruffies and Guest "Red, Green or Both ” with the option of “Anything Goes” good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Shaz Earl said...

Fabulous card, thank you for joining in our challenge at Gruffies and Guest "Red, Green or Both ” with the option of “Anything Goes” good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Shaz x

Elizabeth Hart said...

I am crazy over this darling image. Love these little sleeping creatures - too cute. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a gorgeous card the mice are so cute. Thank you for joining us at Fantasy Stampers Challenge 50 “Traditional Christmas” Hugs Jackie (DT)

Helen said...

That is gorgeous - love those mice and your colouring is amazing.

Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers.

Helen x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 257 - hope to see you again soon x

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

Helen x