Monday, November 30, 2015

Santa's Cookies - House Mouse Style

     A really fast post this because I've been crafting and at the computer since 5:00 this morning and it's nearly midnight now.  I dug through my House Mouse collection and found this adorable stamp.  I'm sure this is what happens to lots of Santa's cookies.  :-D


I used the colors in the challenge at Color My Heart.



     I stamped with stone gray distress ink and colored with ProMarkers, then die cut with dies from Spellbinders.  I actually used the frames from the outside of the die cuts instead of cutting the image piece itself.  It gives some great texture and dimension.  The bow is made with satin ribbon from my stash.

     Challenges:
613 Avenue Create
Christmas Card
Crafting with Dragonflies
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas
Fussy and Fancy
Glitter n Sparkle
Graph'It
Gruffies & Guests
Hiding in My Craft Room
Jo's Scrap Shack
Lacy Sunshine
One Stitch at a Time
Outlawz Coloring
Outlawz PAM
Pile It On (waving to my former teamies!)

     I'll have to finish this post a bit later.  Right now, it's late enough that I'm about to fall asleep right here and now.  The bed is calling me and I'm going to answer by strolling down the hallway and taking advantage of the fact the the felines have been sleeping there for long enough to warm the covers with their little bodies.  Good night and Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

25 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Ah-so! You are probably right about the disappearing cookies! LOL Connie, this is a fantastic card - such rich colors and a beautiful design! Love it! I hope you have a great week! hugs, de

Donna Hanley said...

Well I hope you and the felines got a good night's sleep. You sure earned it after yesterday and all your creative goodness. That little mouse sure was lucky to snag up some of those cookies. Now I think I'll have to make some cookies today. Somedays your posts are not good for me, Connie, but I love everyone of them anyway. LOL

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my word Connie this is gorgeous, the image is so cute. Another beautiful Christmas card.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Anne Temple said...

This is absolutely adorable. Love how you've colored the image!

jimlynn said...

Sounds like you had a marathon of a stamping day! How fun!
This is totally precious and adorable! The image is so cute but love the way you framed it out and then added one of your specialty bows! Fabulous.
Lynn

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous colouring, loving your card.xx
 { aNNie}

Susan Hogan said...

Such a cute card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Oh my, your colouring is amazing on this. The mouse and candle look 3D.
hugs to you, dear friend,
Teresa

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- love the House Mouse- and also love those cookies for Santa..... Love your coloring too. Christmas is creeping up on us too fast. With older kids, it flies by way too quickly with all of the traveling to see them! Sleep well : )

JoAnn said...

Adorable card. Love the sweet image. Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

*Vicki* said...

TEEHEE! This image is so sweet! ;) Love your coloring and the wonderful shaped designed layer around the image!! Great memories of Christmas to leave cookies out!! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Fabulous card! The mouse and disappearing cookies image is adorable! Great job of paper layering and framing that delightful focal point. We are so pleased that you joined us at the Color Dare this week--please join us again soon!
:) Marie

Dawn Lancaster said...

Super cute little card! I love the sweet image!
Great tradtional colours too!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Elizabeth Hart said...

Hi - Always love a House Mouse - so cute they are. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Joann Williams said...

Such a cute, cute card!!! Love that adorable mouse....:)
Thanks so much for playing in our Funday Friday challenge this week! Have a great day!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Daffodil Cards said...

Aw! so cute and wonderful

Sandra H said...

Your card is gorgeous and thank you for joining in our challenge at Gruffies and Guest "Red, Green or Both ” with the option of “Anything Goes” good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Shaz Earl said...

Fabulous card, thank you for joining in our challenge at Gruffies and Guest "Red, Green or Both ” with the option of “Anything Goes” good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Shaz x

happyglitzygirl said...

A lovely card, great colouring and image, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

Donna said...

Great card! Love how you framed the main image. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

Jo Rice said...

Such a lovely Christmas card, with such a cute image and great colouring. ...I would be thrilled to receive this...Thanks for joining us over at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge....hugs. Jo. X

Gretchen Stumme said...

The beloved House Mouse - I haven't seen one of these cuties in awhile. Great coloring job! Thanks for taking the Color Dare.

Mimi said...

Absolutely gorgeous NanaConnie, you wee mouse almost looks alive his is so beautifully coloured :) :) :) :) Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this fortnight. Hugs Jane xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 257 - hope to see you again soon x

Annie M said...

Beautiful card, thank you for entering it into our Fussy and fancy Challenge and good luck xxx Annie