Saturday, 27 November 2010

House Mouse Christmas Card

Hiya everyone!!!

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

Thanks for looking and if you like the look of my designs etc then please become a follower of my newly updated blog.

Paula. x


  1. Lovely card! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  2. This is a great layout! Thanks for playing along with The Character Cafe this week!

    DT Member

  3. Wonderful card. Thank you for playing with Speedy's Friends.

  4. WOW, congrats on winning the competition, that is so AWESOME!! I am now one of your followers:) I love all the sparkle and the layers on your card, just gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing this week at FRESH BREWED DESIGNS & WHOOPSI DAISY Challenges!!:)

  5. Your card is so cute! Love the glitter. Thanks for joining us at TCC this week. Hugs, dj

  6. What a cute card! Love all of the pretty glitter and the 3-D snowflake embellishment :]

    Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

  7. Cute card, thanks for playing with us this week!

    Leanne DT 4 Crafty Chicks!

  8. What a beautiful card! I love all the sparkles! You did a fabulous job!
    Thanks for joining us at the Whoopsi Daisy challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.
    Hugs, Rleen

  9. Gorgeous card Paula :-) i love this image ,, soo cute and the papers and sparkle are fab :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Xmas and PTW Challenges :-)
    Lols x x x

  10. Congratulations on your win
    Love this card it's gorgeous, our theme this week was Rudolph but a lot have thought it was Christmas, I'm so pleased you joined us though as it gave me a chance to see your amazing blog
    Thank you for sharing it with us at ooh la la

  11. wow, what a fantastic card, great papers and so lovely image.
    Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.
    A nice greeting Andrea from germany

  12. Super Christmas card and congrats on your win. Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La this time.
    DAwn x

  13. Fabulous card and that image is just the cutest. Love the snow! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  14. Hi Paula wow this is gorgeous fab image great layout just love it all...would love to see you join in our House mouse & Friends Monday challs.

    smiles Christine HM DT xx

  15. Sorry Paula dosent look like the link worked chall addy is

    smiles Christine xx

  16. Isn't card making fun! Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts.

  17. Love the snow glitter! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  18. Gorgeous card, your work is outstanding, and the glitter is just PERFECT!!! I'm so impressed. You will win several of the blog hops you've entered!! Thanks for sharing.

  19. Love, love, love this house mouse stamp. The glitter you put on the branches and the mouse are soooo perfect. The colors, layers and all of the little details you have on this card just rock. Thanks for sharing this cutie with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  20. So lovely. Simple and lovely.

  21. Lovely card, all the glittery snow is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining in with the Crafty Creations challenge this week.
    Jenni x

  22. Lovely card, I have a weakness for HM stamps. The glitter looks great. Thanks for taking part in ABC Christmas Challenge this time.

  23. Great card, such a sweet image, love the sparkle!
    Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  24. So glad you were able to share this cutie of a card with us!!! I love House Mouse!! And look at all that fun sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges.


  25. Lovely card with super cute image. Thanks for sharing this with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges.
    Hugs, Neeti {DT(FBC)}

  26. OH WOW ... great job! LOVE the sparkle on the snow!! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges. Hope to see you again next challenge!

  27. So sweet, and look at all that sparkle!! Thanks for joining us this week at TCC.
    Joyce xx

  28. Awww is this cute or what! The sparkle is just the right amount! Thanks for joining us for the natural/sparkle challenge at The Character Cafe!

  29. What a beautiful card Paula! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Penny's. Good Luck!


  30. Fabulous card! I love the glitz.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

  31. Lovely to see your work at Daring Cardmakers! Thanks for joining us!!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia
    (guest designer)

  32. Love the blinged up mouse!! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck, love Jacky x

  33. Oh WOW.What a gorgeous and STUNNING the sparkles.xx

  34. I love this sweet image!
    Thanks for sharing and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

  35. Fabulous card i love the cheeky image. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

  36. Glad you are back to the challenges! This is so pretty and love the sparkle! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  37. Awww this is such a cutie, LOOOOVE that glitter xxx Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck.

  38. Oh my gosh - this is so cute! Love the sparkly snow :) Wonderful card! Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week!

  39. This is beautiful. I love all the bling. Thanks for playing with Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges this week.

  40. This is gorgeous! I love the glittery snow! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at The Character Cafe. Hope to see you there again soon! I have candy up on my blog, if you're interested.

  41. Eeek! Dear Paula,

    Just a quick note to tell you what a wonderful job you have done with our "Yummy Cherries" House-Mouse Designs® image. It's awesome! I would love to have you post it in our gallery on our website:
    Click here

    Thanks so much.

    Barry Percy
    House-Mouse Designs, Inc.

  42. Hi Paula,

    The Joanna Sheen mouse cards you create Paula are brill you put a lot of time and effort into your cards no wonder your a winner.

    Sandra xx