Friday 7 June 2013

Lost Christmas

Well it could be Last Christmas, because that is when I coloured up this cute little Penny Black mouse, but then he got lost .. .. .. but when tidying up I found him again and put this little card together for the Totally Papercrafts challenge set by me, to use 3 or more different punches or dies.  As I've not be around much lately, and that situation, although improving, is still unchanged, Carol is hosting the challenge for me - Thank You dear! Our sponsor for this challenge is Meljen - so plenty to inspire you on the TPC blog.

And here is the card.  I've taken a piece of freebie magazine paper that is a Marianne Design with the look of more than one layer, but of course is not, matted with red card and fixed to my white base.  The little mouse has a red scallop circle mat then is fixed to a white textured card cut with Marianne Design die LR0129.  Beneath that the larger scallops in red and white and the little corner trims are all from die LR0180.  I've just added the little pearls to the corner trims to finish things off.  Keeping it simple and unadorned so the image pops out of the fancy die cut shapes, plus it will go through the post!

The ABC Christmas challenge is up to the letter K = kept safe - I could argue that the little mouse was kept safe from last year - so safe I'd forgotten where I'd put him!  The Charisma Cardz challenge is for tons of layers, well some of mine might be faked (the paper) but the die cuts total 4 plus the image = 5, then the paper and mat brings it up to 7 - hopefully that's enough!


  1. This is adorable Annie, so pleased you were able to make a card this week.


  2. Adorable card Annie - such a cute wee mouse.
    Hope things continue to improve.
    Debs xx

  3. Adorable and so gorgeous Annie.
    Wendy xx

  4. Hello Annie this is gorgeous, have a fab weekend, x carol

  5. Hi Annie, such a gorgeous cute card!!

  6. What a beautiful card Annie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  7. Sweet card and love those dies. Hugs, Claire x

  8. Such a sweet card Annie :) Love the dies.

    Susan x

  9. what a lovely card & it's reminded me that i'd better start my Christmas Cards, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week x

  10. Hi Annie, this is adorable. Love the red and white and the image is sooo cute.
    Hope you're ok hun.
    Hugs Sue W.

  11. I'm glad you found this little cutie so you could use him for your lovely card. The embellishments and the colour combo is really pretty.
    Thanks for joining our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge, hope to see you again,
    hugs Dorte

  12. I *love* this!! The stamp is adorable! (Love, love, love Penny Black.) And I love the red and white color scheme, too. My, what a wonderful die selection you have!

  13. What a gorgeous image. I love your layered dies too, very effective.

    Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenges and best of luck!


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  15. Gorgeous - super use of die cuts - thanks for another entry for my CHNC challenge extra for June - hope to see more of your festive crafting soon. x


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