Saturday, November 17, 2012

Getting Ready For Christmas

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I am really enjoying my weekend with my friends, but alas am not feeling the greatest.  Slept in and took it easy today.  My other friends, April and Susan, joined us.  No wild parties, tonight!!  Just fun times!!

I did manage to finish one card today.  The House Mouse and Friends Challenge is “Getting Ready for Christmas”.  I took this a literally (actually just an excuse to use my new stamps) and thought about what I do before all those Christmas parties.  I take a nice, relaxing, hot bath!! 

I colored this little guy with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers and then added some Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft from Sparkle N Sprinkle on the marshmallows and their Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter on the rising steam.  After cutting the image out with a Spellbinders’ Circle Die, I popped it in the middle of the card with dimensionals.  The Ornament is also a Spellbinders’ die with strips of 1/8" Double Sided "Tear-ific"Tape across it, covered with Luau Green Velvet Glitter (also from SNS).  I wanted to add three tiny snowflake buttons but everything I had was too big.  Then I remembered this cute garland I had left over from last year.  I cut the snowflakes off of it and they worked perfect.  As a last touch, I added some faux stitching with a white pen.

Raise your mug of hot chocolate to having a relaxed holiday season!!

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
House Mouse and Friends Challenge #132 (#HMFMC132) - Getting ready for Christmas
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge Week 134 – Pop It Up
Stampin For The Weekend Challenge #21 – All Stitched Up
Anything Goes Challenge 80 – Stitching
Clearly Inspired Challenge #64 (CIC64) – Clean and Simple
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 79 - More Than One Punch And/Or Die Cut (Dies – two size squares, two size circles, ornament)       15
4 Crafty Chicks Crazy Egg Challenge #116 {4CCC-116} – Winter
Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #42 - Use Recycled Material (Used snowflakes from old Garland)
The Pink Elephant Challenge TPE174 – Punches/Dies


Brenda said...

Too sweet for words!

downrightcrafty said...

love the layout on this card, super papers and what a fabulous image choice which really stands out, thank you for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Sandra H said...

Hi Marie, Oh wow your card is simply gorgeous great layout and image x

Donna Ellis said...

Marie, this is super sweet! Love the sketch, and the choice of papers are so homey feeling! Really pretty card with the little splash of glitter on the marshmallows! Cute!

Anonymous said...

This is adorable although I'm not sure I fancy marshmallows in my bath, lol. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Chan BBChan said...

What A great card you have made Lovely colors and a sweet image!

Thanks you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.


Anne Temple said...

Too cute! Love all the layers and the image is adorable. Hope you feel better soon.

Sue said...

Love this stamp and clever use of it for our getting ready for Christmas challenge. Pretty background papers too. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done.


Shona Erlenborn said...

Super cute - adorable little mouse image, and I love the panels for the background. Twinkling Clouds marshmallows add just the right amount of sparkle!

April said...

So cute! I love how it turned out!

Winnie and Patty said...

What an adorable card! Wonderful coloring! Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) such a cute image, I love the red/white striped cup and the bauble looks fab too :-)

thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

namabear said...

I just luv the House Mouse stamps cute card thanks for sharing.

Thrifty Finn said...

They really should start making tea cup shaped, stripy bath tubs for grown ups! Thanks for joining Craft Your Passion this week!

Gaynor said...

Really nice card, love your layout and the image is fab, thanks for joining our challenge at Anything goes, Gaynor x

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us this time at SFTW.

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Lovely Christmas card! Thanks for joining in our Christmas challenge this month over at Little Claire, hugs Heidi (DT)

Cammy404 said...

What a fun and cute card!! It made me smile. Loved the image!

Tamie said...

Hot chocolate and snowflakes are the best part of winter :) Love your wonderful image and the layout of your card. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Selma said...

This is such a cute card. Love the layout. Thanks for joining us in our challenge at Joan's Gardens this week.

Lyndsey Turner said...

Fabulous card, love the sweet image and fab papers. Thanks for joining in our Christmas Challenge at Little Claire xx

Hazel said...

Fabulous card Marie - so love the little mouse image too.

Thank you for joining us over at Totally Gorjuss and I wish you the very best of luck.

I hope you will be able to join in the fun with us on the next challenge.

Have a great weekend.

Toodle pip

Hazel xx

CanadianScraps43 said...

Marie this is such a fun and happy card. I so love that image. It just screams happiness. Wow. You did an amazing job sweetie. Thanks so much for blessing us with it at Clearly iStamp challenge #64. Hugs.


Cathy Clouston said...

Lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion!