Friday, 30 July 2010

House Mouse Christmas card

Hi folks! A simple card from me today. I went for traditional Christmas colours of Red, Gold and Green (Hmmm... I feel a song coming on...) The stamp used is from Joanna Sheen's unmounted House Mouse collection, 'opening presents'.
I stamped the message on green card using a versamark pad and embossed it covering with clear embossing powder. I dry embossed a pattern onto a rectangle of red cardstock using my Cuttlebug and wrapped some gold ribbon around it. I added a bow and some holly leaves cut using QK dies. The holly berries are flat back plastic beads. I stamped, watercoloured and cut out the image and adhered to the card using dimensional glue gel.
Ciao for now!
Sandra x

Pile it on - Stretch the plastic
Charisma Cardz - Something with a tail
Cute Card Thurs - texting crazy
Paperplay Challenges - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - No Patterned Paper


Danielle said...

What an excellent christmas card Sandra! I love how you created the gift with that gorgeous gold bow! You did a fabulous job with our 'No DP' challenge - thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland!
Hugs, Danielle

Rosietoes said...

Lovely card Sandra. Your colouring is impeccable.

Edna x

craftycrafter said...

ahh I love these house mice I havent got any of the stamps you have made a lovely job of this such pretty colours love Dorothy xxx

Bianca said...

Very lovely card! xx Bianca

Leanne said...

This is such a lovely christmas card!!

If you are interested, I am offering 3 Bon Voyage Magnolia stamps as candy on a new blog I am starting up - if you would like to enter, please click here.

Leanne xx

downrightcrafty said...

oh and I wanted to sing along with you too, great card, love how you have worked with our Danielle's theme. Love the green background and the image is adorable (my favorites) thanks for playing along so quickly this week
Hugs Kate xx

Donna said...

This is so sweet Sandra and I so love this little image...I've jsut spotted the emobssed background and it looks so effective...have a good weekend hun :) Donna x

Jan said...

It's great Sandra, xx Jan

Andrea M said...

Gorgeous! Love the sweet little mice. Thanks for playing along with PIO - we appreciated your support!

Fiona said...

Wow Sandra this is lovely, right up my street as I love traditional colours at xmas although I can't even begin to think about Christmas yet! You've done a great job with the House Mice.

Fiona x

Allison said...

so cute
Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week

Janette said...

What a lovely card. I just love the house mouse stamps.

craftycrafter said...

oh my another little gem,you will soon have all your christmas cards done, no I havent had a go at baby making I am not as gifted as you take care love Dorothy

CraftinGranny said...

This is so cute Sandra. Love your coloring and those little mice are adorable. Fab ribbon!
"Hugs" Carol


Hi Sandra - lovely to hear from you at this time of the morning! So pleased I'm not the only crafter blogging way past bedtime! Love your adorable House Mouse card - the colouring is fabulous, as always. Hope you are having a great weekend.
Love, Sylvia xx

Andrea said...

Hi there! This is a wonderful card!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is totally gorgeous Sandra!
Love your amazing design and your colours and detail are fabulous!
So happy for you about your new job! Sounds perfect I wish you every success. The children are going to love you!
kim x

fairymadjo said...

i love house of mouse stuff, i have just had lots of the deco packs from joanna sheen come , i also have alot of there stamps , you cant help but love them :) .
your card is realy stunning , some one lucky will love this one , thanks for kind words on my blog huggs jo x

Chelsea said...

Hi Sandra,
Such a beautiful card. The embossed message on the background paper is a wonderful idea.
Love that big present too! So cute!

Pops x said...

Gorgeous hun love the sweet image and the ribbon i cant beleiev you put it on your card, i would just sit stroking it :) gorgeous hugs Pops x

Melisa Waldorf said...

Beautiful Christmas Card! The gift you designed in the background is just perfect!

little angel said...

so lovely card!
thanks for playing with us at CCT

Anne said...

This is such a lovely Christmas card. I love the mice. I must get my ideas for my Christmas cards in place. It comes round fast.

Phree said...

Red green and gold works for me every time for Christmas;) Love your card, beautfully crafted as always and those sweet little house mouse mouses!

Paul said...

I was last minute with my entry at Charisma Cardz this week and it's only now I'm managing to take a look at what others did. Thanks for the inspiration and letting me come and look at your blog.