Sunday, 19 May 2013

Christmas Card Club - Hazel's Feature a Creature

I'm just squeaking in with my card for our Christmas Card Club. It was Hazel's turn ( from My Crafty Outlook) to chose the theme. She chose Feature a Creature and it was a fun card to make.

I had coloured some little mice last year and wasn't sure what I was going to do with them. I coloured two grey and one brown. I was thinking the brown ones would work with kraft and they sure did.
I am not that happy with the colouring...I only have nibbed copics in green and the lines are too thick...sigh...I may eventually buy a fine point dark green pen and use it for some darker lines on this tree bough.
You may remember the Kraft and white velvety embossed background. It is the front of a set of Christmas cards that I bought on clearance...I bought them just for this fabulous, velvety front piece.  I chopped the front off the card and went from there. I mounted my image under theprecut window aperture and then mounted  that whole new front onto a Kraft card I cut myself.

Now I know you must all be thinking that the red zig zag trim is a die cut .Nope! I fooled you! I broke through my aversion to cutting into my ribbon stash and chopped off a hunk and ran with it. I picked up this rick rack trim up a couple of years ago, at a yard sale with my girlfriend. I have managed to find a couple more packages wince then at the thrift of them is even wider than this!

I added a couple of K and Co poinsettias and some of their coordinating ivy & boughs. I A snippet of green card to frame the sentiment and I was done. I will mail this card to England as that is a traditional Christmas sentiment there.

Card Base - Kraft cardstock cut to size from my stash
Envelope - Kraft envelope from my stash
Cardstock - from my stash and was a snippet used to frame the sentiment
Poinsettia and ivy boughs - K and Co from my stash
Rick Rack - from my stash
Sentiment - from a sheet of pre-printed sentiments I picked up at my LSS
Stamp - Great Impressions F170

 I am entering this card in the following challenges
1.Pixies Crafty Workplace - must use snippets
2. Christmas Card Club - must be Christmas
3. MFP Speedy TV Christmas Card Challenge - must be Christmas
4. CHNC Extra - must be Christmas
5. Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Christmas Carol, mine is "Oh Christmas Tree"
6. Winter Wonderland - Oh Christmas Tree
7. Sister Act - Anything goes
8. Craft Challenge - #207 Christmas


Asha said...

Squeaking brilliant! How cute are those little fellas, carrying home their very own Christmas twig...err, I mean, tree!
hugs, Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Christine Harrop said...

Gorgeous little creatures off to decorate their little nest! And love your card. The red really pops. Christine xx

downrightcrafty said...

What a gorgeous card and a great match to our theme, thank you so much for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Pia S said...

This is such a sweet Christmas card! I love the background paper - the white pattern on kraft background is so elegant. The ricrac ribbon decorated with poinsettias add to the traditional Christmas feel of this card, and I those mice are just adorable!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Maureen, a lovely card with an adorable image! I love these images with mice on - so cute! The flock paper looks really scrummy I can almost feel it! Its so hard to use up our well loved stash isn't it? Much easier to keep buying new stuff! Hugs Susan x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Maureen
Fabulous card.... So cute.... Love the kraft background....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

debby4000 said...

Adorable Christmas card.

Hazel said...

What a lovely cute image - super choice for my 'feature a creature' challenge - super card - and thanks for linking also for my CHNC challenge extra for May - hope to see more of your Christmas loveliness soon. x

Redanne said...

This is a wonderful card Maureen, I love those little mice! The rik rak ribbon looks amazing on your card and really brings out the reds - love it. Hugs, Anne x

dutchess said...

oh such cute images and so the colours well just love the card!....know what you mean about using ribbon alway think I will never find anymore and my room is full to the brim! hugs

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant card Mo, love the garden full of flowers in your pics below..xx

Carol said...

A fabulous card Maureen, love your background and the cute image. Carol x

Sassy Raggedy said...

Wow, aren't you the creative one...I love that background and to think it used to be a Christmas card. I am in awe....This is really beautiful..By the way, your goodies are on the way, let me know when you get them...joann sassy raggedy

Hettie said...

Gorgeous card there Mo. Naughty mice stealing a Christmas Tree!
I hope you are over the pain of breaking into your ribbon stash. Are you in the same therapy group as Sandra then?

Anonymous said...

Hello Miss Mo, I LOVE that velvetly background, it's brilliant! Great image too, very sweet.


Karen Petitt said...

Hi Maureen - oh I envy you that beautiful ribbon! I've never seen ric rac that wide before. Beautiful kraft card and such a cute image - wonderful Christmas card Karen x

Lori said...

Hi Maureen, I think your card is adorable and the coloring is great. I wsnted to let you know that Marcos paper has copic sketch markers on sale until the end of May. I think for $3.99 each. Thanks for sharing your wonderful project. Hugs Lori

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

So pretty!
Love the image on the front!!

Zoë said...

Oooh this is super. I love those mice and how you've surrounded them with more lovely Christmas foliage. Very nice card.Zx

Sue said...

Awwww how cute are those mice! so pretty Maureen I totally love it!! huggles hun Sue xxx

Diane said...

How cute is this card. What a pretty design.

Regards diane

Sarah said...

Beautiful Christmassy Christmas card you've made there!

Gorgeous background and love the cute mice!

You are super organised to be making Christmas cards already - 1st of December for me!!


Trisha Stanley said...

Oh my goodness, those mice are absolutely adorable!! Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Sister Act this week!

Patricia Chalas said...

your card is adorable thanks for playing along CSAYL this week!!

Di said...

Aw, such a cute snippets card Maureen - aren't those little meece adorable! Love all the trims and brave girl cutting into the rick rack :)

Hugs, Di xx

rachel taylor said...

Hi to you I like your card thanks for sharing with CRAFT this week happy crafting to you
Rachel GDT for May

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Very cute mice card! AND you used up some ribbon . . . have a lie down now!

Sarn xxx

Crafty Kitten said...

Eeek squeeeeak. Fabulous card Maureen.
Dawn xxx

Sue - said...

Gorgeous Christmas card.

Rose said...

super cute image and pretty card :)so glad you linked up with CHNC Extra this month
Rose GD

Cathy said...

Hi Mo, this card is so cute :) Cathy x

Jenny said...

Das ist ja eine sehr schöne Karte und das Motiv ist niedlich.
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei CSAYL.LG Jenny

MaryH said...

Ah, loved reading how you used your 'finds'...made a beautiful background. Now I have to disagree with your comment on your green copic on the pine needles...I enlarged the photo, and the lines are NOT too thick (IMHO). You have some great shading going on, and what you thought of as 'thick' softens the darker line. Your mousies are delightful too. Really liked the kraft & white, with the bright red rick rack. Great card, and Happy Camping! Talk to you soon. Hugs & TFS

scrapn_momof2 said...

Oh what a adorable card. I love those little critters. Great coloring.

Debbie said...

I love this adorable image. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
Debbie x

Elizabeth said...

Great card, Maureen, love the cute mice and the gorgeous backing paper - beautiful effect. Elizabeth xx

Heather said...

Oh, aren't they so cute! And I really like those poinsettias. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Diana Seal said...

What an adorable mice Christmas card, the are tooo..oo cute!
Beautiful card, Maureen! I wished I would be more like you and get my Christmas card production started early... maybe next year..HiHi!
Have a great weekend

Julie E said...

What a lovely combo. A cute image that combined with those papers is elegant. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at CSAYL!!!

Jules said...

Hi Maureen

A great Christmas card .. .. and I love your cute image.

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

Mrs A. said...

Love your meeces card and loved looking at and reading your garden post below. Hugs Mrs a.

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Hello. What an adorable image and such a beautiful card too.

Thanks so much for your visit to path of positivity. Our current challenge anything goes runs until June 2nd and then on June 3rd we start a brand new one with a theme unlike any other challenges. I look forward to seeing your inspirational projects. Also, to answer your question, yes I do plan on advertising with Feline Playful, I just have a couple more housekeeping items to take care of.

May the sun always shine down on your path,

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, well done, Maureen! A festive and fun Happy Christmas card!!

Glenda Atkins said...

Love the poinsettia's and the darling mice. Fab Christmas card, love it!

Glenda Atkins said...

Oh my I am super impressed with your garden and the fabulous garden shed. Gorgeous place!

Bonnie said...

So sweet!

Tracy said...

This card is so stinkin' cute.
I think your colouring is excellent.