Sunday, 29 March 2015

Christmas Card Club - Feature A Creature or even a Critter!

Once again it is time for our fortnightly challenge at the Christmas Card Challenge. We are a group of ladies who make a Christmas card each fortnight, taking turns to choice the theme. It was my turn this fortnight and my choice is Feature A Creature or even a Critter! If you wish to check out the cards from the other members, I have the hyperlinks to their blogs on my right sidebar.

I picked this Penny Black Caroling Trio stamp for my Creatures. I have always loved this image and decided to spark it up a smidge and use some brighter colours for this card. I had a snippet of musical note organza ribbon and thought it suited the carolling mice quite nicely.

I chose that brilliant teal card for the mat as I happened to have that snippet in my bits box, already edged punched and all. What luck!


Once I had the image matted and mounted on the background DP design, I added a couple of dollar store lime green felt snowflakes from my stash.  These came on a sheet of bright aqua and bright green snowflakes in various sizes. I think they were great value for money and enjoyed using their bright shot of colour.



Recipe
Card base - 5 1/2 inch square textured card base and envelope from my stash
Card - snippet of teal card for image mat
DP - he black typewritten DP is Authentique Collection Joyous, and the red and white is Best Creations, Merry Christmas
Punch - Martha Stewart
Snowflakes - dollar store assortment from my stash
Bling - aqua pearls from my stash
Ribbon - snippet of musical note organza ribbon from my stash
Stamp - Penny Black Caroling Trio... colored with copics

I am entering this card in the following challenges

1. Christmas Card Club - Feature a Creature
2. Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - must cover front of card base with patterned paper
3. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes as long as it is Christmas
4. Pixies Crafty Workshop - Must use snippets

36 comments:

Christine Harrop said...

Hi Maureen, Thanks for the challenge this time. It will be interesting to see the various creatures we all use. I love your singing mice, and the ribbon is so pretty. Hope things are well with you. Hugs Christine xx

Veerle said...

Very cute card Maureen. Have a lovely weekend, hugs Veerle

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a sweet little trio too. Thanks for a great challenge this time. Enjoy your Sunday.
Lorraine

Rita said...

Gorgeous card Maureen. Love your Theme too. Hugs Rita xx

Di said...

Aw, what a darling card Mo! That stamp is one of my favourites and it's great that you went for non-traditional colours such as the turquoise and lime green!

Hugs

Di xx

cotnob said...

A lovely Christmas card Maureen, such a sweet image and lovely colour choices.
Pauline
x

Bonnie said...

These are the most adorable critters, Maureen! I wonder what carol they are singing?

Sandy said...

I love these sweet images - they put a smile on your face and warm the heart too!
Sandy xx

jimlynn said...

So fun and cute. Love that sweet image too.
Lynn

Doreen said...

Love the fab image and colours.xxx

MaryH said...

You've been so clever lately using up so many snippets and this is another delightful one too. I love PB images, and especially these little critters. Your $ store finds always intrigue me since you use them so well. Great shopping find. Love the chevron border on the mat, and the dual color background. Your music border is absolutely the perfect embellie on this one. Well done! TFS &Hugs

Mrs A. said...

I have meeces too but I have used an old used Christmas card so can't lay claim to the colouring. Yours sure are cute. hugs Mrs A.

rachel said...

so very cute Mo - adorable make! Big hugs Rachel x

Kathleen said...

Great card, love the image.

Kath x

Karen Petitt said...

Thanks for a fab challenge Mo! I loved getting one of my critter dies out and added loads of deers to my card and I love it! Great card, your meeces are coloured beautifully too Karen x

Carol L said...

What a sweet and fun card with that trio of "meeces!" I love the snippet of music notes in the background too! Adorbs!

Liz said...

What a cute image! A lovely card, and I love design. xx

Carol said...

This is so cute Maureen, love that image. Not sure how I got the wrong challenge but trees are written in my book...did the challenge get changed or have I completely lost my marbles??? Well I enjoyed making my card and I've got some critters for tomorrow. Carol x

Jean said...

Such an adorable trio, and a fabulous card. I love the DPs and the punched edge on the matting layer.
Jean x

Craftychris said...

Absolutely love the colours on your card and those mice are so cute! xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Mo, I like the sweet image and the papers
Kevin xx

Sarah Mabery said...

Ok, what's the difference between a creature and a critter? Either way, this image is really cute. I think I may have it. I like the combo of pp you used and that music ribbon is very pretty.

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous, cute and adorable a wonderful card
hugs
lorraine x

SARN said...

I love this PB design too Mo. Really cute card and I love the bottom edging to the focal image.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Whisper said...

Aaah so adorable and you know i have a weakness for PB's too :-), Luv Sam x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mo
Thanks for great Challenge.... Love that PB image .... Fabulous card...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Pia S said...

A color combo with non traditional colored bits and elements that work really well with this design. The image is so cute and I can totally understand why you love it.

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
oh what a very great card.
Love your design,and stamp used.
I wonder how sweet they sing. lol.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Redanne said...

I am hanging my head in shame at not visiting you for ages - and thank you for your visit, it is much appreciated! I too, will try to do better. I love being on DTs but it leaves so little time.... sigh. Your card today is adorable, I love the cute image and the gorgeous blue background works so well against the red. I love this! Hugs, Anne xx

mamapez5 said...

Three very cute critters! Penny Black are so good at cute critters aren´t they? And you have layered them up to make a lovely card. Kate x

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for sharing your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for March and my CHNC challenge extra for March- hope to see you again soon. x

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so super cute!!!

Heather said...

Awww . . . this is super cute! Great papers and you're so right: that music ribbon is perfect for your image. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

Sassy Raggedy said...

Wonderful card Mo. So sorry I am so far behind in commenting. Been a tad under the weather. I always love how you find those wonderful little embellishments. Hugs, joann

Zoe Tant said...

Very cute image and really like your colouring and design. Zx

Greta said...

Super cute card!