Monday, 17 March 2014

Christmas Carrots

It's time for our mid challenge reminder at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge and this fortnight our theme is: Lost and Found chosen by Heather. You seem to be finding this a difficult theme but it's not that difficult really, take a look at the DT inspiration - it's very open to your interpretation.

I have used an image from Joanna Sheen's Happy Hoppers Decoupage collection - I do love my decoupage even if it does seem to be a little out of fashion at the moment.


My papers are from the NitWit Gentlemen Folk Collection and I have used Kraft card stock.  The sentiment tags are LOTV and I have added some twine and punched stars to embellish.


My interpretation of the theme is:

The Happy Hoppers have LOST their Christmas Tree decorations so they have FOUND some carrots to use instead.

See I told you it was easy.

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I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 207 - Animals (No People Allowed)
CHNC Challenge 168 - Going green ... a little or a lot 
CHNC Challenge Extra for March - Anything Christmas

Thank you for popping in today, don't forget to take a look at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog to check out the fabulous DT inspiration and join in with our Lost and Found challenge.




62 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Aren't these little guys so smart to think if carrots to decorate with. I think it is a good idea and pretty darn cute also. Sweet card, Pauline.

Sue said...

Hello Pauline,a very sweet card and image.
Sue x

Gertrude said...

Ist wunderschön gestaltet
glg Gertrude

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous card Pauline :-) one of my fave hopper images and the decoupage is fabulous :-) love that they lost their baubles and are decorating with carrots,,, what a fun idea for the theme ,,, haha :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Pauline and such a sweet image.
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Really pretty card Pauline, I was given some really lovely house mouse stamps last week by a friend that decided she no longer wanted to craft, must get some cards done with them..huggles Sue x

Sue Bridesmith said...

This is such a gorgeous design...thank you so much for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas we would love you to join us again next week for another great challenge...
Hugs
Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas
Xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Pauline, such an adorable image.
Sue xx

Betty said...

Oh they are so cute a lovely card Pauline
Bettyxxx

kanda said...

This is so adorable Pauline and maybe those little meecies had eaten all the chocolate decorations xx

Beth Brovold said...

Oh so witty of you dear Pauline!!! Your creative wheels are always turning!!! LOVE your card...beautiful colouring of this so very cute image!!! Have a wonderful day Pauline!!!

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Pauline, sweet image x Susan x

Tracy said...

Hi Pauline
This is so cute, I love the image you’ve used and the paper too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a cute image. It is a great card all around with fun colors. I just love the carrot ornaments.

Ira Huberts said...

Super super cute Pauline! Love this adorable image and your carrots look so real!! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

May said...

Stunning card Pauline, I adore this sweet image & fabulous papers...Love it... Hugs May x x

Andrea said...

What a super sweet card Pauline .The house mouse decoupage is so cute. I love your papers an embellishment choices a perfect balance without distracting from the main attraction..love it
Andrea x

Pia S said...

Out of fashion or not, it's undisputably sweet!

Dot said...

Perfect take on the chall theme, Pauline, love this cute motiv...great design,
hugs Dorte

Debs said...

Adorable card Pauline - love those cute mice and another great interpretation on the theme.
Hope you had a lovely weekend.
Debs xx

Claire said...

Just adorable Pauline. Hugs, Claire x

Alisonscraftybitzandbobs.blogspot.com said...

Pauline this is such a gorgeous card will have to get my house-mouse cd out now. Love Alison x

Donna Mosley said...

Hehe! this is just so cute Pauline, love it!

Donna x

rachel said...

such a gorgeous card Pauline - really wonderful image - they look so very cute xx

meine-bastelarena said...

Your card is just adorable. Thanks for playing along with us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges. Have a wonderful day and good luck! Hugs, Sujin

Mirella Diaz-Kaleem said...

cute little mice!!! such a fun image!!! I like the different approach to a Christmas card! Thank you so much for joining our Cute and Cuddly challenge at Sentimental Sundays !
Mirella DK
DT Sentimental Sundays (Cute and Crafty Cards by Mirella)

aussie aNNie said...

A bad day today but your card has cheered me up....love the nitwit papers too...xx

Melodie said...

Hi Pauline, I wait for the spring and you show such a beautiful Christmas card. However, this motif is also delightful.
Hugs
Melodie

Seafield Jo said...

Hi Pauline,

I love your card. This image always makes me smile and I too love decoupage, it adds so much interest to a card.

Hope you're keeping well.

Jo x

Jacquie said...

This is so adorable Pauline, love these little characters, great card for a great theme.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute
luv
Debby

downrightcrafty said...

This is a favourite stamp of mine I use it to annoy my son, he hates carrots :) love your colouring
Hugs Kate xx

Hanny said...

OO This is so cute, adorable!
Hugs from the Netherlands,
liefs Hanny♥
http://tierelantijntjes.blogspot.nl

Beryl said...

Gorgeous image and a fab card Pauline. I love your interpretation of the challenge theme.
Beryl xx

Pink-Crafty-Devil said...

So cute, love the image thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky Hugs Kelly DT xxx

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Pauline,
da zeigst du uns ja eine ganz wunderschön gestaltete Karte ich bin total begeistert,
Danke auch für deine lieben Zeilen und hab noch einen schönen Tag ,
glg ulrike

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

A lovely card with such a sweet image. The Kraft looks great too!
Rebecca.

Beth said...

there's those cute little mice again sweet image and I love that brown plaid paper you used very pretty.

Michelle J M said...

Just like your other one, your interpretation is brilliant! A delightful card Pauline. I too love decoupage and yes it does seem to be out of fashion! Michelle x

Anet van Zyl said...

Your Christmas card is just adorable Pauline, I love the cute image and pretty paper.

Carol said...

Another cutie Pauline, love the paper. Carol x

Sue B said...

Aww this image is SO sweet Pauline!! I love the rich paper and fab twine detail… all so perfect together!! I love decoupage too… it's so relaxing… I should make time to do more of it! ;-)
Hope you have a nice day!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

I must admit I really did have to think about this one but that just makes it more of a challenge doesn't it :oD

Love Love LOVE your cute bunny card Pauline.

Lx

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Delightful Christmas card, Pauline. Thanks for entering our Challenge #57 - "Animals"--hope you enter our upcoming challenges too.

Diane
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
http://SimplyCreateToo.blogspot.com
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

Bianca said...

Pauline your card is so very cute! xx Bianca

Rachael Evans said...

Perfect image for our cute and cuddly challenge. Lovely card too! thank you for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays x

Camille Robinson said...

SO cute! Thanks for stopping by and participating with The Stamping Boutique buny challenge.

Desire Fourie said...

Lol now that is definitely the perfect yummy tree for a bunny.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Ellen Taylor said...

I do adore these sweet bunnies! An awesome christmas card my friend!!

Sara said...

This is one of my fav images! thanks for playing along with TSB

Sara said...

This is one of my fav images! thanks for playing along with TSB

Sara said...

this is one of my fave images, thanks for playing along with TSB

rosie said...

gorgeous bunnys. love the colours.
I especially like the twine - I've tried myself to use it and it never looks like this!!

scrappymo! said...

Great image and great masculine papers. Wonderfully masculine card!

Judy Corner said...

Love this Pauline! Judyy x

Debbie Fisher said...

What a super cute card, love the adorable image xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card for both of my CHNC challenges and also for Completely Christmas 3 - hope to see you again soon. x

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 3 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Heather said...

Such a sweet card! That image is adorable!! Love the country feel to this with the plaid and the twine. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

Erin Stephenson said...

What a great image! Love the colors. Thanks for playing at Completely Christmas. Hope to see you next time. Good luck.

verybellemakes said...

Such a cute image! Thank you for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge this week, hope to see you again soon.

Victoria DT

nwilliams6 said...

So sweet! I haven't ever seen this one and it is precious! Makes me smile! Hugz!