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Monday, December 11, 2017

House Mouse Challenge with "ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES" theme

Not a creature was stirring...
not EVEN a ...



Greetings, friends!
In my last post, I mentioned that we had beautiful warm weather and were still using air conditioning. Today's weather is different. We are below freezing! I feel sorry for all the wildlife, farmers, and our plants - they don't know what is happening!
Sigh. All good things must come to an end. This is my final Guest Design card with my wonderful mice buddies at House Mouse and Friends!

SPECIAL HOLIDAY CHALLENGE
#256 Anything Christmas Goes
December 11th through January 8th

There are so many darling stories these House Mouse stamps tell. My imagination smiles and giggles while coloring them, and putting the cards together.

These two characters were misbehaving all night, when they were finally told that Santa would not come until they ceased their shenanigans and went to sleep. They stopped right where they were, closed their eyes -- and

did they REALLY fall immediately to sleep? Or are they pretending?

What do you think?



Colored with Copic Markers, the darling House Mouse image (called FRIENDLY DREAMS) was die cut with a pretty Sue Wilson die - Indian Ocean - Maldives CED10015.

Bringing out more of my AGES OLD K&C paper, it has been embellished with awesome Champagne Glass Glitter. I wish you could see it in real life - what sparkle this has! AND easy to use without glittery particles floating around, too!
(click on the photo below for a close-up of this glitter please)



The glass glitter was adhered with Nuvo Glitter Accents Aztec Gold. I chose this as "adhesive" because all the crevices were covered with the same color of glittery goodness between the chunky glass glitter pieces. It really affords a nice dimensional look whether used alone, or adding more glitter atop.



It's been such a pleasure designing with the Mousie crowd these two months!

Products Used:

Lovely Challenges to play in please!

  1. Addicted to Stamps #159 "Seasons Greetings" (animals are rubber, sentiment is digital) 12/24
  2. Animal Friends Challenge #57 (Dec) Anything goes with an Animal 1/1 (sep post)
  3. Classic Design Team Open Challenge #20 Anything for a DT 1/1 (sep post)
  4. Come and Get It Challenges (Dec) Christmas 1/7
  5. Crafty Animals #9 Anything Goes with a Critter 1/1 (sep post)
  6. Christmas Card Throwdown  (Dec 2) (choose a challenge from 2012-2013) I chose the Animals from Challenge #15 March 16-2013. 12/30  (C12)
  7. Let's Craft and Create Challenge #132 Anything Christmas Goes 12/31
  8. Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1750 Anything Goes 12/18 (sep post)
  9. Pile It On Challenges #137 Non-Traditional Colors  1/7 
  10. Merry Monday #269 (color challenge) 12/18 (sep post) comment on 3
Warm Christmasy Stamping Hugs,



59 comments:

Bunny said...

This image is nicely colored and I love how colorful and festive it looks. The dies you used are beautiful and showcase the image wonderfully. The bright red bow and the lace are beautiful. [Bunny]

Lori Kobular said...

They are just pretending to be asleep so that Santa will leave them some treats! What a fun image and I love the way you colored it and all the sweet little touches you put on this card! Just gorgeous Donna!!

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeously coloured card De, lovely dies used too...hugs.xx[aNNie]🎄

Donna Phelan said...

Puuuuuurrrrrfect sentiment lol Love your pretty background of greens and the golden corners! That image is so sweet! I picture Penny and Hank this way come Christmas Eve--and they'll be here! Merry Merry!

Barbara Godden said...

Since both cats and mice are nocturnal they are pretending. Awesome card, beautiful colouring and great design, the glass glitter is beautiful.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Donna this is a stunning Christmas card I do love that image. The poem is one of my favourites and the quote goes so well with the image. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Linda Simpson said...

Absolutely gorgeous Donna, love the image and gorgeous papers. Beautiful embellishments as always.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Sue said...

Hi Donna, Loving the card. They both look like they have been at the Sherry:)

Hope you've had a good start tp the week. Sue

Dreja said...

Ganz toll gemacht. Danke für die Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
LG Dreja

Leslie Miller said...

What?? Below freezing?? Strange weather, I tell you! Your House Mouse image just goes to show we really CAN all get along. It's so sweetly adorable for Christmas. Love that chunky glitter!

KarinsArtScrap said...

sweet and very beautiful Donna, great colouring and use of dies
Gr Karin

Christine said...

Hi Donna what a cute image you have here..perfect coloring & the frame sets it off beautifully..the Red bow is a stunning adornment. Love your mousey tale lol ..
Many thanks for all your gorgeous GD mousey creations you have shared with us We hope you enjoyed playing along with the design team?

mousey hugs Christine xx

Chris said...

I think they're just pretending...as soon as no one's looking they'll be up to mischief again! :) Beautiful colouring of this sweet image and a fabulous design.
Can't believe the extremes of weather you are experiencing...must be a nasty shock to find the temperature has plummeted so dramatically in such a short space of time! Keep warm!
hugs
Chris
x

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, so sweet!! They are precious, Donna!! I think they are sleeping for real...they wore each other out with their antics ;) I love how you colored them and the dies you used are fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

pam said...

Absolutely gorgeous Donna, love the image and gorgeous papers, wonderful image and beautiful colouring.
Hugs Pam x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Donna, such an adorable image and lovely papers - your glittered corners look fabulous - I think they are definitely pretending.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is so sweet and adorable and I love how you colored it. You showcased it perfectly too with the beautiful frame and all that Christmas goodness surrounding.

Lucinda said...

Those two do look like trouble, don't they! I love how you've framed this image, there is so much in this card to discover, and that glitter does look awesome. Thank you for playing along with the Christmas Card Throwdown.

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card - love the image and pretty paper and choice of die cut thanks for sharing!

Sue from Oregon said...

Hey Donna...seems we think alike! Woo Hoo!!!! Lovin your image and your pretty design! Thanks for joining us too! ♥ Sue Kment

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness they are adorable, I do think that they are truly tired out, at least the mouse looks that way, you just never know about those sneaky cats :) I love how it fits just perfectly in your lovely diecut and I do love the way you used the glass glitter, I have some silver and never know what to really do with it.

Wendy said...

Your image is so cute. I think they really could be pretending to sleep, kitties can especially be mischievous that way!!! I always enjoy your entries in the PIP Challenges and this week is no different! Thanks for playing along in the Wintery fun!!!

Lorraine A said...

Super cute card Donna :-) the image is adorable but as an owner of 7 cats I dread to think what would happen to a poor wee mouse if it tried to sleep on one of them ;-) Your colouring is fabulous and I love the die cuts and papers, the whole design is gorgeous, LOVE it :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Kelly Lunceford said...

I'm always amazed at the cute images people have! Perfect sentiment for your card! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

KraftyKoolKat said...

So beautifully coloured Donna. When I coloured this image you couldn't see the detail between each of them.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Becky said...

I love those House Mouse stamps. This is a very cute card. Thanks for sharing.

Dana Johnson said...

Beautifully colored! Thanks for joining us at the Come and Get it challenge. ~DT Dana

Janice said...

A gorgeous card Donna, such a cute image....I think they are sleeping!
Janice x

Dot said...

Super cute Christmas card, Donna...I love the image and your colouring is great. Thank you for being with us as guest designer.
Dorte xx

Sue said...

I think they played cat and mouse for so long that they exhausted themselves right out. What a fun stamp, and you colored up the kitten and mouse so beautifully. Love the gold glitter and that die is lovely. We have so enjoyed having you creating alongside us and appreciate the beautiful work you have shared with us. Awesome card, Donna.

Hugs
Sue

Shirley Chillman said...

So beautiful Donna how relaxed and happy they both look. Colouring is perfect as usual.

I hope that's how I look after my Christmas dinner lol.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous card Donna, love your cheerful colours that show off your 'resting' furry friends - beautifully coloured too

Pamellia Johnson said...

Awww, what a wondreful Christmas card Donna! I am so in love with that image, how adorable. If only we all got along as well as kitty and mouse in the picture! The frame is gorgeous and your red and green palette are so festive. I just lvoe it!!

Hope you're staying warm this week. Temperatures seem to have taken a dip in most places and I see that so many people have gotten some snow (even me), woohoo!! Do you get any snow where you are? It's been years since we didn't have a green Christmas and I think I'll be happy for the change. I got your email and will try to respond soon. sending hugs :)

Diane said...

If it is like my house, I think they are pretending...lol...and once my back is turned they are into mischief!! Super cute card and stamp and a gorgeous design..I love the bright Christmas colors and the added chunky glitter is perfect...now you make me want to get my HM stamps out and join in, wish I had time...sigh!!

AlisonC said...

This made me laugh, I think they are exhausted from destroying the tree. Cute and fun. Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Throwdown.

Susan Joyce said...

Too cute, lovely Christmas card. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

Sara Barker said...

Hi Donna! Your card is PRECIOUS! I love that image and how you've added it to that gorgeous lacy die cut. I've always enjoyed seeing the House Mouse cards you've made, and it's sad this is the last you will be doing with the DT. Your coloring on the image is spot on! I'm certain those two hooligans are fast asleep!

Now you are tempting me with showing off that glitter! It's gorgeous! What a pretty design you've created with the laces and stunning bow! Thank you for your inspiration!

I have mixed emotions about your cooler weather. We are leaving for FL tomorrow (Oh, dear, still so much to do!) to take my Mom to see Trans Siberian Orchestra in Tampa. I think we would love a little reprieve from our COLD damp weather here in NC!

Sending hugs your way!

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Such a sweet card! Lovely image and colors!

Mia said...

How lovely card, Donna! Beautiful image and sparkling details. Kisses, my friend.

Tracie said...

What an adorable image. You did a great job with it. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.

Valerija said...

Donna, this is sooo adorable and cute. Your colouring is also fab!
Valerija xx

Lady Joyful said...

Very cute card and beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, GDT

Nana Connie said...

Hey, my friend - Congrats on being the winner at Pammie's Inky Pinkies with this fab card! Hugs.

Michelle Windsor said...

Omg this is just too cute Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT Owner/Admin for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

Alysha Sheridan said...

Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Alysha DT for  Classic Design Team Challenge

Nana Connie said...

I love that adorable image, Donna, and your coloring is marvelous! Great choice of dies and that bright red ribbon is a perfect pop of color.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW super gorgeous and especially love the sue wilson die you have used
Cheers
Dr Sonia

CHRISTINA HOR said...

Hi Donna! Beautiful furry coloring of the cat and love all the festive colors! Everything just so happy and sparkle. Truly feel like Christmastime looking at your card. Donna, as 2017 is coming to a close, I want to take a moment during this busy holiday season to say "thank you" for all your help this year and for the continue blessings of your friendship. I wish for you a merry Christmas and the best of the new year. I pray that you'll take it easier next year and give yourself a little more "me" time. Your well being is the utmost important. Happy holidays Donna. Hugs.

Team Clark said...

What a darling duo! So sweet and a beautiful design. Wishing you and yours a merry Christmas, Autumn

Heike said...

Sehr schön gemacht!! Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.

Liebe Grüße
Heike

DIANA L. said...

Oh Donna this so adorable. Your coloring is so perect. Wonderful Christmas card. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Neva Zver said...

Gorgeous card, I love the design and beautiful colours. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at at Come And Get It challenge .Neva

Regine Karpel said...

I like it.

wannabcre8tive said...

This card is adorable. Great coloring and design. I love the addition of the lace and the pretty red ribbon that ties it up perfectly.

Warrell Creations said...

Beautiful job! Love the lace you chose!
Marciava ~ Pile It On! Challenge Blog Design Team

Loose Stitches said...

Gorgeous card Donna, love the adorable image, lovely coloring and design! Of course they are pretending to be asleep, lol.
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Beebeebabs said...

Happy New Year to you - Long time no see!!!

DIANA L. said...

Hi Donna, just came by to see what you are up to. Have a great day, my friend

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,
ich hoffe es geht dir gut und du hast ein wunderschönes Weihnachtsfest sowie einen guten Start ins neue Jahr gehabt. Deine Karten sind immer etwas ganz besonderes. Ich bin immer begeistert mit wieviel Liebe zum Detail du deine Werke gestaltest.
Ich hoffe sehr meine Weihnachtspost ist gut bei dir angekommen. Da ich auf meine Gmail keine Antwort bekommen habe, schreibe ich hier.
Ich wünsche dir für das jahr 2018 von Herzen alles Liebe und Gute. Vor allem Gesundheit und immer eine kreative Idee. Hugs & Kisses Silvi

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