Saturday, November 22, 2008

House Mouse Challenge and CANDY!!

Hey there, House Mouse fans!! I just love house mouse, but if you come here often, you probably already know that. This is the first time that I participated in a House Mouse Challenge and the first time I tried a business-sized card though, and they are so much fun. There is more space to work, and that was what I needed with this card. I wanted the HM image (stamp is Candlelight vigil and SOTM for Dec 2008), and I also wanted a church stamp or something to relate to the real meaning of Christmas somewhere on the card. I had been working on this all week when it finally came to me one night when I went to bed (does that happen to you too?). The church stamp is from Stampin Up's Silent Night set (long retired but much loved). The House Mouse image was stamped, colored with prismacolor pencils, blended with gamsol, and then clear embossed to add the glow from the candle and the darkness of the night behind them. The blue is a little bit darker in natural lighting than it looks here in the photo. The circles were inspired from a card I saw in the gallery by Knightrone (thanks, Jessica), and the paper on them is patterned with snowflakes and words of the season (peace, love, joy, etc). I added stickles to the church stamp and silver and navy organdy ribbon. The pretty little silver snowblakes were beads/charms from Wal-Mart. Lastly, here is a close-up to show you some of the dimension.

Card Details:
DP: DCWV christmas papers, Glacier (Figgy Pudding collection) from Basic Grey
Ink: chocolate chip, night of navy, barely banana, pumpkin pie, Archival black
Accessories: clear EP, prismacolor pencils, designer label and circle punches, scalloped circle nesties, silver and navy organdy ribbon and snowflake charms.

CARD CANDY -- my good friend, Chris, is having a blogaversary soon!!! Check out her blog for some adorable cards (lots of Magnolias there, ladies), and enter to win the blog candy or tell her Kelly sent ya, so she might add my name again!!! :D LOL
First signature idea

19 comments:

Littlekel90 said...
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Littlekel90 said...

My card HERE

Karin said...

Hi Kelly,

gorgeous card.
I love the colours and sweet images.

Have a nice Sunday,
xoxo karin

Carolyn Bounds said...

Oh Kelly...this is GORGEOUS!!! Not only do I love the HM image, but your idea to add the church really makes this incredible card all the more breathtaking!!! I love it!!!! From the looks of this beauty, you have also mastered the Zindorf technique...that moonlit background is spectacular!!!

You know I am a huge fan of your HM cards:o) Actually, I think you were the one who turned me on to these adorable, little critters!

I am elated that you decided to play along with us this week!!! I hope to see you again in the future challenges:o)

HUGS!!!
Carolyn

Marcia P said...

Great card Kelly, all the blues make this look like a magical christmas card!

:) Marcia

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Hi Kelly, gorgeous card love the cute mouse image and your colouring is beautiful. Hope you are having a great weekend. Hugs Nikki x

Suzy said...

This is such a beautiful card I love the rich deep colors and the addition of the church is so perfect.

Thanks so much for playing in the HM Challenge I hope to see you next week :)

Suzy xo
http://blog.papermonkey.org

catt871 said...

Gorgeous card Kel!!!!! Love my MICE too!!!!! Thanks for the blog candy plug - luv ya!!!

Els G. said...

Love your card! It's adorable!
Els
x

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh I did the House Mouse challenge for the first time too!!! I think I'm addicted now!! LOL I totally love this challenge card!! The layout is so fun and the image is just darling!!!!

theneon said...

Perfect pairing of stamps -- perfect card. Thanks for sharing. Martha Kay

Seleise said...

love your card!!!! house mouse is just too cute and you make it look even cuter!

Sassy Crafts said...

Wow!! what a gorgeous and cute card. Thanks for joining in with HM&F. x

Deb said...

beautiful card, just love it!

Rachel said...

oh, how pretty this is!

tyrymom29 said...

Gorgeous Card!!

Kelly S said...

Love this card Kelly! So sweet! I also love the new layout of your blog... sorry if it has been a while, I haven't been here in a long time. :) Take care and happy Turkey day girlfriend!

~KRISTY~ said...

WOW KEL! YOUR NEW CARD IS JUST AMAZING! IM A BIG FAN OF HOUSE MOUSE, NOT THAT I OWN ANY...LOL YOUR COLOURING IS FABULOUS!

Carmen said...

What a wonderful HM card, really love it!