Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Christmas is Just Around the Corner!

      Can you  believe tomorrow is the first day of autumn?  That means Thanksgiving (in the US & Canada) and Christmas are closing in faster than you can believe, less than 100 days now.   The House Mousies  know this and they're already decorating for the Christmas holidays.  The theme at House Mouse this fortnight is the usual "Anything Goes" (with a House Mouse image) but it has an option of "Christmas Around the Corner."

     I adore this darling House Mouse carrying his candy cane across the 'tightrope' of a light string.  You just know instinctively that he's going to hang the cane as decoration.  

     I used ProMarkers on the image and heat embossed clear EP to create the 'shine' around the tree lights.  I used one of my oldest Spellbinders dies, a simple rectangle, to cut the image.  The dp with the tree is from K & Co., and the text dp is from a very old scrapbooking stack by DCWV.  The sentiment was printed and cut with an Avery Elle die.


     OK, one more Christmas card in the stash but the stash is growing more slowly than I'd like.  I guess I'd better get on the ball here and add one or two Christmas cards each week.  So many of mine have to be mailed which means my deadline is actually earlier than most.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Teresa Arsenault said...

Adorable image and gorgeous design. I don't know if I have any Christmas cards made. The postage here is so expensive, I stopped sending them, except for a few, the last couple of years.

There is a wee nip in the air this first day of autumn in Eastern Canada.

I hope you are doing well.


Bunny said...

I mail a lot of cards, too. People really enjoy getting the cards. I look at it like this, it's cheaper than a gift and it says it's homemade and I took the time to make you something special. As a card maker you know how much time it takes.

Your card is so cute. Love the tree and that House Mouse is talented. What a great way to balance going across the light set by using a tasty candy cane. Thanks for joining us at HMFMC. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

*Vicki* said...

Love these sweet HM stamps and the papers you've used go great with him too! I usually try to build my stash of cards the prior year by adding just an extra couple more than I think I need and before I know it I have MORE than what I need! This year I can tame it down a bit I think, but I like your thinking!

tilly said...

Nothing cuter than a House mouse lol, a lovely card, thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge, Tilly

Kampin' Karen said...

Love the House Mouse stamps. I only have the martini one. This one is really cute. Great job creating!!

April said...

I love your cute card! I like the way you showed the lights glowing. neat background too. Thanks for sharing at HMFMC. xx

Sue said...

What a beautiful holiday scene you have created here. Love the image and your coloring and the added embellishments and pretty papers are perfect. Thanks for sharing your card and joining the fun at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Crafting Queen said...

Adorable card. Thanks for joining Christmas Kickstash challenge. Anesha

Christine said...

Adorable cute mousey image, great design and take on the option theme thanks for sharing with us at HMFMC

Mousey hugs Christine xx

Sue from Oregon said...

Super cute! Hope that meecie doesn't fall off that cording! Thanks for sharing with us at HMFMC! ♥ Sue Kment

Claudia Rogier said...

Stunning Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

DT Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge


Monica C. said...

This is so sweet! I love the House Mouse image and it looks so cool connected to the tree.
Whoa! I am so far behind with my commenting. I was saying that it seems like the day run away without me.
Hugs Monica