Sunday, December 4, 2011

Fuzzy and Warm ,,,,,, :-)

Hi all :-) I am back from my little holiday to the UK, well ,, it wasn’t a holiday really ,,, more a trip home to see my family and do a little bit of Christmas shopping :-)

While I was there I bought a fab new dinky camera and some proper lights for my lightbox, so hopefully my piccy’s will be better !! ALSO I found a little mini hair straightener in Boots with 1/3rd off so it was only £10 ,,, works brilliantly as a ribbon iron !!

I feel very rusty, having had a couple of weeks of from making anything, so I decided to get back into it by making a nice n easy House Mouse card :-) The challenge over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge is ,,,

FUZZY AND WARM , if you haven’t entered yet you still have loads of time as it is open until 1st January :-)

I followed the fab sketch over on the Midnight Madness Challenge, America, on behalf of the HM&F Monday Challenge is sponsoring so some FAB House Mouse stamps on offer ,,, neither of which I have so I will be keeping me paws crossed :-)

I used an unmounted stamp from a Fireplace Christmas set, isn’t this cute !! Scoopy used this stamp recently and I loved her card so I HAD to ink this one up :-) I coloured with Copics and added Polar White flower soft to the pom-poms and trims and added Star Dust stickles here and there. The papers are Basic Grey from an Eskimo Kisses pack and I added some Martha Stewart punched holly, Jillibean Soup twine and a Hero Arts Blush Dot. I stamped extra sweeties and popped them up on Pop Dots.

Debby gave me a fab tip ages ago about using an embossing tool on the reverse side of the image to round the images and these sweeties really do look real !!

The sentiment was in the set and I used a Spellbinders ribbon tag die to cut it out. I sprayed with a copic marker using an air brush. think thats all ,,,,, Smile

Thanks for popping by my blog and looking, I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-) xx

Challenges :

Midnight Madness ,,,,, Sketch

Craft Your Days Away ,,,,,, Buttons or Bows

Secret Crafter ,,,, Photo Inspiration, I used the colours ,,,,,

Bah Humbug ,,,, Christmas + Cute Critters

Crafty Catz ,,,,Colours of Christmas + sparkle

Jingle Belles ,,,,, Christmassy

Raise the Bar ,,, Christmas

Stampin for the Weekend ,, Friends ( these little mice are friends waiting for Santa ) :-)

Bling It On ,,,,, Christmas

Christmas Cards All Year Round ,, Anything Goes


Dorte said...

I'm inking up the same image at the moment! Its so cute. Your card is cosy.
hugs Dorte

Dotty Jo said...

Adorable, Jo x

Stamping Susi said...

Your card is so cute! I love your coloring and thise little mices, too. Your work is allways inspirational for me. I wish, someday I could do such beautiful cards like you.

xxxtglxxx said...

Awww, this is so gorgeous! :) Wonderful card hun, I love the image and the candy cane, sweets and paper are just perfect! :)



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Anonymous said...

Hi Lols, glad you had a good trip. This card certainly doesn't look as though you're rusty!! Fab image and just lovely as always.

Max said...

Absolutely adorable. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

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mags said...

Lovely card Lorraine. The image is adorable and love the fab backing papers you have used.

Vicky said...

Simply adorable and cute the wee image and great layout too hun...

glad you had a super trip to the UK and done loads of shopping..woohooooo..!

big hugs Vicky xx

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Oh, I do feel the warmth and coziness. Such a sweet image and beautifully assembled. LOVE IT>

Kat said...

Fabby card Lols, that image is so sweet. The little mice look so cosy. Lucky them. It's been really chilly here in Aberdeenshire!

Kat xx

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous christmas card Lorraine, all warm & Fuzzy!!

Janette said...

Oh bless those sweet mice, love your card, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card Lols, I love this image.
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Lorraine said...

What a beautiful Christmas card! Love the design and your coloring & detailing of that adorable image!

downrightcrafty said...

hiya hun, orgeous take on the photo inspiration and with such cute little critters too, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Annie said...

Fab - love your tip about the embossing tool will have to try that. I have the ribbon iron too - really fab piece of kit.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

shaz earl said...

Fabulous card

Thanks for joining us at CYDA for our button or bow challenge

hope you will join us again soon, good luck xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is adorable.

Sharon Caudle said...

Welcome back, Lols!! This card sure doesn't look easy!! It's adorable and I love how you've done the candies in the corner! Beautiful coloring as always!
hugs, Sharon

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Lorraine.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww i can feel the heat from here, awesome colouring, fab papers & design, sue,x

marsha said...

This is so absolutely adorable! I love your mice, you have colored the image beautifully and love all that red! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and for all your support.

America said...

WOW! HOW ADORABLE AND SOOOO beautifully colored. Lovely use of this warm & fuzzy image! :) What a fab take on the MMSC sketch this week! :) Thanks so much for you joining us, for your great support and for your gorgeous creation Lols! :)

Anonymous said...

awwwwwwwwww just look at them! tehhehee!! Lovely card love how you matched the twine too! just perfect! :0) hugs me x

lauren bergold said...

what a ♥LOVELY♥ card! that digi really is beautiful, and i love the way the construction of the card base is like a "room" complete with wallpaper and wooden floor!!! totally FAB!

Helen said... cute are those meece!?
Fabulous card Lols!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Debs said...

WOW...totally adorable :0)thanks for sharing with us at Bling It On..hugs Debs x