Tuesday, 29 October 2013

What's inside?

   For this I took a DL card and cut it to form the shape of a Christmas cracker. I then cut the middle section of the front away from the back and cut vertically down the centre of the card front. I then scored vertically through the half-way point of each half of the card. The two end quarters of the card I glued together and the middle sections folded back to form doors.
   I covered the front of the card with red paper, tied twine round each fold (the door hinge) and used buttons as door handles. House mice taken from Joanna Sheen's Happy Days House Mouse Designs set and coloured using Promarkers were used to decorate the front of the doors. Merry Christmas peel offs were added to the ends.
   The inside image is from Joanna Sheen's Christmas set of House Mouse Designs. Again I used Promarkers to colour it  and also scattered straw distress ink for the firelight. I then mounted it onto red mirri card before attaching it to the card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Joanna Sheen - button it up!
   House Mouse and Friends - anything goes with twine
   Penny Black and More - anything goes
   Lisa B. Designs - Christmas theme
   Creative Inspirations - anything goes
   Crafty Little Fairies - anything goes
   Stamping Sensations - all creatures great and small
   Crafting Musketeers - Christmas in October
   Craftyhazenut's Christmas Extra - anything goes


  1. That is such an unusual design, fab card and great idea. Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

  2. This is so clever and cute, thanks for playing at ClF

  3. This is a fabulous card, such a brilliant design and gorgeous colours.
    Thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge.
    Pauline GDT

  4. Fab creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  5. So cute! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month and Good Luck!

  6. A really super entry for our challenge this month, thanks so much for joining in at Penny Black and More.

    B x

  7. Fantastic card, love that wee mouse opening the door, great idea hun xxx

  8. Fun creation, thanks for sharing with us at CLF
    Hugs Kelly,

  9. Fabulous card, so sweet....Thanks for playing along with us at Joanna Sheen Challenge.
    Wendy xx

  10. Wonderful card! Love the House Mouse image. Thanks for joining the Lisa B Designs challenge, good luck.

  11. What a cracker of a card (sorry, couldn't resist!) - love it - thanks for entering it for CHNC challenge extra for October - hope to see you again soon. x

  12. Thanks also for adding for Crafting Musketeers 'Christmas in October' x

  13. Wow this is fantastic. Love it. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Musketeers, Nicola X

  14. Sweet cute mousey creation great shape & use of the twine.

    Thanks for sharing with us on at House Mouse & friends Blog Hop TWINE chall theme good luck.

    smiles Christine x

  15. Great card! love the little scene when you open it up :)

  16. SO very sweet. Lots of mousey work but how awesome and adorable!! Thanks for joining the FUN with our House-Mouse & Friends MC Blog-Hop. Good Luck and hope to see you playing again this week on the "Anything But A Card" challenge.

  17. Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday #156 Twine Challenge!

    Oh so totally festive! I always love shaped card...always adds that extra special touch! Darling Meece card!

    ♥ Sue Kment