Wednesday 21 August 2013

First Christmas card this year

Hi everyone, I had a sudden urge to start my Christmas cards this morning. Last year I started them in January so I'm not very organised this year. I decided to use a House Mouse rubber stamp to make this little cutie...

This is the first time I've used this stamp, which I've coloured using Copics. I've had the backing paper for years in my stash but thought the colours went together perfectly. I've matted using lime green card and mounted it on to a 5x5 card blank. Here's a close up of the image...

I've made a flower using part of a Spellbinder snowflake die combined with a couple of the Picot edged circles dies. I had some pink card stock which was just the right shade of pink. I've added some Martha Stewart branches in lime green and finished off by adding some wired beads which originally came on crackers a few Christmases ago and have been waiting patiently to be needed. I also added a gem to the centre.

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Thanks for visiting. I hope you like what you see and would like to thank all of you who are kind enough to leave such lovely comments. Each and every one is greatly appreciated and encourages me to keep on trying to improve my card making. I'm having a craft day today so hopefully I'll be back soon. Happy crafting.

Helen xx


  1. hi hun, thank you for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge with this super card and love the image choice just so perfect for those cold winter nights :)
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. How adorable.. Colored perfectly and awesome color scheme. Thank You for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week. Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  3. Adorable and so gorgeous...Thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen Challenge this fortnight.
    Wendy xx

  4. Lovely card, this image is adorable. Thanks for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge, Nicola X

  5. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Mousey hugs
    Tracy x

  6. Gorgeous embossing, thanks for joining us at OBAG

    Francesca x

  7. Hi Helen what a lovely Christmas card, love the pink colours & the sweetest image, lovely take on the chall theme.

    Thanks for sharing with us at HM & friends chall this time.

    smiles Christine x

  8. Such a precious Christmas card Helen!! I love it; especially that little mouse. I saw this on MIM and wanted to take a closer look. I love the flower you created. Very creative!!

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    Please join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog. Have a wonderful week! Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria

  9. What a cute Holiday card! Love the bright colors and that sweet little image with the peppermint stick design on the cup. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  10. adorable house mouse image, and your corner embellishment is beautiful! Thanks for joining our round or square challenge this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

  11. So cute Helen, fabulous image and colouring and love the little "Berries"
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  12. This is so adorable!!! Thanks for Playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  13. So great to have one Christmas card ready ;)
    Love your sweet card with the beautiful coloured image, Helen.
    Thanks for playing along with us at HM&FMC this fortnight and good luck.
    Dorte xx

  14. I love your colors and this image is ADORABLE! I see you placed in the House Mouse & Friends Challenge. Congrats - you deserved it! Thanks for playing!


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