Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Gingerbread, Spice and Little Mice

Hello Peeps!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far!  I have another quick(ish) Christmas card to share today:


Image - House Mouse.  Ok, I have a confession to make - this image was not stamped, it is actually a sticker.  In my defense, I did embellish the image with Glossy Accents and Distress Stickles!  When I saw this adorable sheet of House Mouse Christmas stickers, I couldn't resist them - I thought they would be a fabulous way to get a bunch of cards done more quickly.  But then, it turns out that in my immense stash of Christmas papers, I did not have a single one to match, so I ended up having to make my own DP, which made the whole process not quite as quick as I had hoped (and yes, I know, that is one long run on sentence).  I think the moral of the story is that I need a bigger stash...

Stamps - sentiment and frame from Hot Off the Press Christmas Stamp and Punch set
Ink - Distress Tea Dye
Tools - Martha Stewart border punch, Crafter's Workshop mini Swiss dot template
Other - Glitter Ritz transparent micro fine glitter, Distress Stickles rock candy (on the gum drops - I don't know if it shows in the picture, but this really makes them look sparkly and sugar coated), Glossy Accents (on the candy cane, peppermint and doormat), ribbon recycled from an old blouse, Ranger wonder tape for making glitter strips, Versamark marker and Stampendous Star Dust embossing powder for making the glittery Swiss dot background, and liquid applique pen for framing the image (I kind of thought it looked like the icing!).  I think that is all.

This card was inspired by the following challenges:

House Mouse and Friends - Christmas Sparkle
Papertake Weekly - for the wonderful and easy to use sketch
Allsorts Challenge - keep it simple
Simon Say Stamp Challenge - anything goes

Thanks for visiting!  Hope the rest of your week is fabulous!




Christine said...

What a sweet little House Mouse stamp!! I love their Christmas stamps! Love that punched border. It is a great embellishment!
Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!!
xoxo, Christine

America said...

BRILLIANT touch with that fun border punch that matches the gingerbread house roof so perfectly. A LOVELY CAS sparkly card! Thanks so much for joining us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge. :) Good luck with the draw and we hope to see you playing again next time. :)

Anonymous said...

I hope your weekend is fabulous, too. I love the little mice!! Take care, Lola

Anonymous said...

aaahhhh what a cute image, lovely card

thanks so much for keeping it simple with us at Allsorts this week


Amanda xx

Anonymous said...

Oh wow this is tooo stinkin' CUTE!! :) Love the image of course and your coloring is brilliant!! Darling design and sparkle!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at House Mouse & Friends! I hope you will join us again! HUGS - Vicki HM&F designer

Sue said...

Wonderful sticker, I have this stamp, and it is a lot of coloring, but fun to do. Love your design and the look of gingerbread trim to go with the image. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Jill said...

gorgeous card Dawn love your take on the sketch and the punched edges great image too thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Christine said...

Lovely HM creation nice clean layout fab image & colouring stunning take on the HM chall theme.

thanks for sharing at HM & friends chall hope to see you soon.

smiles Christine x

Tracy said...

Thank you for joining House Mouse. This is so cute.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
House Mouse GD for September