Saturday, 27 November 2010
House Mouse Christmas Card
This is my first blog challenge card since about April as I took a break from crafting when I was ill at the beginning of my pregnancy and then spent about 10 weeks making cards for the National Cardmaker of the Year 2010 Competition which I somehow ended up winning which was amazing considering I'd not been up to very much. Since winning the competition I have joined the design team at Joanna Sheens and done commission work for Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine so I haven't been able to display the stuff I have been working on in the last 6 weeks or so. I hope to keep up the blog challenges as I was really getting the hang of the whole blog thing when I stopped.
Anyway, back to the card. It is made with a gorgeous new House Mouse stamp set called candle from Joanna Sheen which can be found here. I have stamped the image several times and layered it up for depth - it is coloured with my promarkers. I have added oodles of stardust glitterglue to all the snowy bits which looks lush. I always add a touch of glossy accents to my house mouse eyes and noses as I think they look so much better! The papers are from the fab, fab, FAB new old fashioned christmas freebie kit from Summer Driggs Summertime designs which can be found here. The script paper is something I found on google that I have printed onto parchment paper. I distressed all the edges with my fabby Tim Holtz distressing tool and then used walnut stain distress ink around the edges just a little. The ticket is a freebie from a blog called Miss CutiePie which can be found here. They have a few different ticket sheets including valentines one so give them a looky! The corner flourish I was sent from a Docrafts buddy which I coloured with my cocoa promarker and the branch is one of the things I cut yesterday with my brand new cricut expression - it filled the little space really well Lol! Ignore the bow which isn't great but the more I fiddled with it the more annoyed I got with it so I decided to leave it alone Lol! All other bits and bobs from my stash.
I'm entering this into loads and loads of challenges so it may take a while to link them all up but I will so don't worry if you find it hasn't been done yet!
Pile it on challenge - What winter means
Ooh La La creations - Christmas
Simon says stamp - Distress inks
Crazy4challenges - script paper or script embossing folder
Just us girls - 3D holiday embellishment
Speedy the cats friends challenge - put a bow on it
Easy craft project - snow
Daring cardmakers challenge - spotty stripy christmas
Character cafe - neutral and glitter
Creative stamp friends - vintage
Lollipop crafts - christmas
Whoopsi daisy challenge - holiday
Papertake weekly - cut it out (decoupaged image)
Spoonful of sugar - anything goes
Create4fun - Sketch
Tiptop tuesday - layer upon layer
Crafty creation challenges - christmas
Fresh brewed design - christmas
Penny papercraft challenge - inspirational picture
4 crafty chicks - inspirational photo
Cute card thursday - blast from the past
ABC christmas challenge - X is for Xmas
Die cut dreams christmas - use a die cut
Cupcake inspiration - Tis the season
One stitch at a time - bling it up!
One stop crafts - christmas cuties
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