Thursday 10 August 2017

August Challenge...Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Hello my friends and visitors, hope all is good with you and yours.
The August Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' is up and running...only 4 more to go this year! As always, the theme is " anything goes as long as it's Christmas related".
I've had a massive tidy up and clear out of my craft room over the last couple of husband made me some new storage as he was fed up climbing over stuff to get to his computer, 'my' craft room is meant to be shared space but one of is a bit selfish and takes over. It is lovely and tidy now, I can see floor and desk .... and I have rediscovered lots of neglected stamps like this little House Mouse hanging from the holly. So cute and fun to colour with my trusty Copics, die cut into a circle and matted onto red and gold circles. I added a stamped sentiment and some tiny die cut holly leaves and doodled stitching around the edge.
Inside the card is another cute mouse, sporting his Santa hat, with a stamped sentiment and holly sprig.

Do, please, take the time to hop over to Sweet Stampin' Christmas Challenge Blog and see the beautiful creations from my lovely teamies....and we'd love to see your fabulous festive projects too, so why not join us this month.

Thanks for visiting!

Challenges entered:
crafterscafe #178 more than 1 fold
housemouse-challenge #247 (anything goes entry)
dragonflydreams Animals
Winter Wonderland ribbon, twine or lace.


aussie aNNie said...

Adorable card Chris, you know you can still enter this at HM challenge as we do accept anything goes.xx [aNNie]

Tracey T said...

So, so cute! Love the wee mouse on the inside of the card and the expression on their wee faces is adorable. Hope all is well xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
oh I love this wonderful Christmas card.
The design is ace, and that mouse stamped image is so sweet and gorgeous.
I am lucky as I don't have to sahre my craft space as hubby has a shed in the garden for his hobbies, and he has just had a shed extension too.
He is ham radio enthusiast, and loves to mend old clocks too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous card, wonderful design and a gorgeous image, love the little mouse on the inside too. Also lovely papers.

Kath x

cass said...

Cute card. Thank you for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "More than one fold" challenge.

Bunny said...

This is a great fold. Love the colors especially on the holly leaves. What a nice holly leaf die, too. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Chris! Your little HM design has brought out the Christmasy feeling for me yet again - lovely traditional warmth, and gorgeous elements! I love all your images, and the fabulous way you have used them. Wonderful card. So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Thanks for joining us, and we hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Diana said...

I love this card!!! So sweet!
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Teresa Arsenault said...

Gorgeous design and wonderful, intense colours. The plaid paper is spectacular. Thanks for joining the challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.
Teresa, DT

HeatherB said...

oooh! I love this design. Great idea. Thanks for playing with us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!

Doris Klein said...

OMG.. that's very pretty! Amazing design, pretty traditional colours and a super cute image! WOW!!!

Thanks for playing along with this 2 Crafty Critters Crazies Challenge and good luck!

*GDT* 2CraftyCritterCrazies
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Crafty Pearly said...

Superb cute Christmas make. Not sure I should like the idea of Christmas in August but I definitely do!! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Animals. Hugs Traci DT xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chris this is absolutely delightful such a fun festive card I do love the papers and card shape an excellent creation
lorraine x

Janis Lewis said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing at The Merry Christmas Challenge.
~Owner/DT Janis

crafty said...

The tartan goes so well with this. Thank you for joining in the Dragonfly Dreams challenge this month.

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Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Chris! I love the gate fold with the circle! the little mouse hanging on the sprig of holly is super cute and I love how you decorated the inside panel too, absolutely fabulous! :-)

Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge 🐰
Lols x x x

Sue said...

So cute. Love the image and you have colored it up beautifully. Plaid paper background is
pretty too. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Diane said...

Fab Chris and your colouring is amazing sweetie !! Thanks for playing at HMFMC !!

hugs Diane xx

Christine said...

Adorable cute mousey crimbo card fab colouring great design lovely work.

Thanks for sharing with us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge

Smiles Christine xx

Dorte said...

Lovely joy fold card with some sweet images....super cute sentiment.
Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge this time.
Dorte x.

KarinsArtScrap said...

Chris this is beautiful
Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
Goodluck and hope we see you again.

Gr Karin DT Member

aussie aNNie said...

Congrats Chris, you have won a prize over at HM...yippppeeeee. xxx