Monday, 16 July 2012

Christmas Cuddles

Well, I thought it was about time I made a start on some Christmas cards, I have secured a table at the Christmas Fair that I usually sell at each year and I don't want to be in my usual mad rush.

This is a card that I have made with my favourite Christmas House Mouse Decoupage from Joanna Sheen:

I made several in this style last year and they sold really well, I can't remember where I got the idea for the snow at the base from - I think it might have been a magazine.

I have decorated the inside with an insert printed from Joanna Sheen's House Mouse Inserts CD and that is where the backing papers came from as well

This photograph shows the decoupage layers

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

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 81 - Twinkle, twinkle little Star
Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenge 125 - Lots of Layers
Let's Craft and Create Challenge 49 - Decoupage
Quirky Crafts Challenge 15 - Christmas in July
Creatalicious Challenge 36 - Christmas in July
Little Red Wagon Challenge 141 - Christmas in July
Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge 26 - Ho Ho Ho Christmas
ABC Challenge - T for Two (two mice and two stockings)
Divas By Design Challenge 43 - Christmas in July
Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge 40 - Christmas in July

I would like to say a warm welcome to my latest follower and thank you all for visiting my blog, any comments are very much appreciated.



Seafield Jo said...

This is lovely Pauline, I love all the dimension and the image is so cute.

Jo x

Victoria said...

"I don't want to be in my usual mad rush." Oh come on, we could have been making our cards since January and we know we'll still be in the mad rush, even if it's about something else!!!
Love this decoupage scene.... it's a real cutie!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the perfectly coloured

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Pauline, such a lovely image


coldwaters2 said...

Hi Pauline this is fabulous I love that decoupaged image they look so sweet all cuddled up in the cold, the colours and design are just perfect.
Lorraine x

Hazel said...

What a lovely sweet card - I like the way you've decorated the inside as well. Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 81 - hope to see you again soon. x

Diane said...

A lovely card, Pauline. Very nicely made and very cute. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Let's Craft & Create.

Michelle J M said...

A really sweet card Pauline. I love this layout as well and the snow is lovely. Good old decoupage cards are still my favourite. Michelle x

Hazel said...

This is a lovely card - HM always looks so cute, especially when decoupaged like this - and I like how you've decorated the inside as well. Thank you for joining in my CHNC challenge 81 - hope to see you again soon. x

rachel said...

wow Pauline - those Mice look so snuggley and cosy - really sweet image - I'm not sure I've seen it before - love it though! Brilliant card and a good ida to get organised! Big hugs rachel xx

Rina said...

Ohhh how serene is this... I love the snow paper you used. This is just so lovely and sweet.

Thanks for joing the Diva's this week,
Rina Fashionista

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Pauline!

Betty said...

Really sweet card Pauline I must start my Christmas cards just wish I could find my mojo

Claire said...

Aww this is just lovely. Hugs, Claire x

Unknown said...

Hi Pauline, such a cute image and great papers. The decoupage must've taken you ages!!!

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Divas by Design.


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Aw the poor wee things look a tad cold Pauline, hope they stay cuddled up and warm!! Love the decoupage! x

Spyder said...

A Lovely Christmas card and one to keep!! Thank you for joining my Christmas in July Challenge over at Quirky Crafts!
(Lyn) DT

Anonymous said...

Great card...Thanks for joining us over at LRW!

Inkypinkydelights said...

You really inspire me to get my decoupage out you know Pauline. What lovely cards you hae been making! Thanks for stopping by my Blog today too. Judy x

Sue B said...

Wow! this is SO sweet Pauline!! those mice are adorable!! I love the wonderful 3D effect and the snow looks fab!! it's a cute and gorgeous card!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Catie Cuddles said...

What a beautiful card ... I love the snowy texture and the beautiful insert.
Thanks for joining CHNc challenge 81 to use a star and sharing!
Hope to see you again soon.
Catherine xxx

Anne said...

cute as a button
Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts
Anne x

Unknown said...

this is SO cute!!! love it!!! the image is adorable and the card is simply beautiful!!!thanks for playing with us at ABC Challenge