Saturday, 29 March 2014

CCC(7) - LORRAINE L'S THEME - CUTE CHRISTMAS CARD

Well hello there girls and peeps - here I am with my 'early' card for the CCC.  I always post mine on Saturday 'cos I have to post my OSAAT DT card tomorrow and I hate having to post twice on one day - don't know why either!!!

Anyway the lovely Lorraine L chose this challenge and although she has since left our little band, her challenge lingers on!  She wanted us to make a 'Cute' Christmas card this time and here is my attempt with a lurvely House Mouse stamp.  These are such corkers and are a real pleasure to colour.  Thank you loads Lorraine 'cos I have really enjoyed making this card.

I used loads and loads of Glamour Dust on the Angel Corners and the Card Candi and it really does look more sparkly in daylight.  I made use of my Cricut machine to cut out the sentiment - Deck the Halls - (with boughs of holly ..... tra la la la la la la la la). Keep on singing girls!

Ingredients

7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
House Mouse Stamp 'Chin Up' - Stampendous
Picnic Plaid Embossing Folder - Die'Sire Embossalicious
Grand Oval Die (smallest oval) - Spellbinders 
Holly leaves - Dee's Distinctively Wreath Builder Die (Won from the Snippet's Playground - yay)
Holly Twigs and Leaves - Spellbinders Die D'Lites
Holly Berries - Joanna Sheen Signature Dies 
Angel Corner - Poppy Stamps Die
December 25 Cartridge - Cricut
Copics/ Flexmarkers and Promarkers
Stick n Spray 
Decoart Crystal Glamour Dust
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards

That's all folks - for today that is - I am just off to sort Blossom out, she is sitting on a pot of crocus corms (thank goodness they have finished flowering).  Graham fed her to get her off the pot (plant pot not the other sort) and she wolfed it down and promptly returned to her pot in the sun, she is now curled up overhanging the edges.  A little like my bottom on a bicycle seat - whoa don't go there and I daren't tell you what would happen to a G string - if I had one!!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for leaving your comments on my last post - so glad you could see how happy we all were.

I hope you like my HM card, he is such a cutie, but he had better watch those prickles!  Please take care and enjoy this spring weather - DON'T FORGET TO PUT YOUR CLOCKS FORWARD TONIGHT!  See you soon girls.

Big hugs to you all   

SUE xxx

My card will be entered into the following 10 challenges - 

40 comments:

  1. He looks very cute Sue trying to miss the prickles. Beautiful card and love that embossing folder you've used.
    Lorraine

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  2. Sue a fabulous card I do love House Mouse images. Your layout is great too. Trying to type this with a little black kitten wanting to help, but he's cute. Hazel xx

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  3. This is really adorable Sue and so full of loveliness.

    Have a super weekend.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxxx

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  4. Hi, Sue! Love HM designs, and I especially like the pretty holly arrangement in the left corner. What a great idea! Beautiful card - full of fun whimsey, and yet, so elegant at the same time, Sue. hugs, de

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  5. Oh my goodness! This is so darn cute. Love that cute little mouse but also love your great card design! The corners are so pretty and the card candy along with the layers of holly are just fabulous!.
    Love the way the holly berries glisten on the image itself.

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  6. Oooo errrrrrrrrr missus the g string remark made me go running for the pliers!!! had trouble with one of those cheese strings before NEVER again Lmaooooo You do make me chuckle my bestie lol ...this card is truly gorgeous I haven't even started mine yet (surprise surprise!) so it will be another rush job :P We have just come in I visited the local craft shop to stock up on my neenah card which I couldn't find at the NEC and a few little things fell in the basket..lol That mouse is so cute:) I'm thinking I might go back to the NEC when it's next on for christmasssyyyy stuff lol well best stop waffling and go make a card. Lots of huggles to you all xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sue xxxxxxxxxxxx gorgeous card!!!

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  7. Super cute card, love it

    Patricia xx

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  8. This is gorgeous,fab image and layout.xxx

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  9. Hi Sue,
    me wonderful blogging mate.
    Lurve your superb card as someone quite near would say. Totally gorgeous, and what a super stamped image so purrrrrfectly coloured as usual. I am in awe of your fab embossing too.
    Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr what's this about a G string ? lol.
    Supendous photography Graham, as usual.
    Lots of love and Huggggggggggggggsssssssssssss to all in the P household.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  10. HI Sue, I have this stamp, it is sooooo cute! I love your card and fabulous colouring, hugs Carole Z X

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  11. Awwww such a cute image. The embossed background looks wonderful and I love the way you have arranged those gorgeous holly leaves. Thank you so much for making me smile with your chatter Sue!
    I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

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  12. Such a cute card Sue, also your fun post made me smile. xx Flora

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  13. What a fabulous image Sue. Now this really is a cute card. I love it. It looks really crisp - and I'm sure you know what I mean. Well I did manage to get mine done eventually but not happy with my rush job! Have a good day. Love and hugs Christine xx

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  14. Lovely card sue! love the crisp embossing.. and how you matched the holly leaves in the image with your embellies! Looks gorgeous! love to read your blog..:)

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  15. Fab Fab FAb Sue! Love the HM and the holly leaves look wonderful! Susan xx

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  16. wow - fab embossing and such a cute image - gorgeous card! Love this xx

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  17. Aaaaaaw! The little guy is super duper cute! Love the embossed background AND the glamour dust too. Have a lovely Mothering Sunday, my friend!
    hugs,Asha
    (p.s. pics of you on bicycle with or without g-string sounds ... ooo errr!)

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  18. Oh Sue I am so jealous #1 of your coloring skills and #2 that you are working ahead for Christmas! Amazing work. The card is beautifully done. Thank you for sharing it with us over at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Have a great day!

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  19. Lovely cute image for the CCC challenge and I love the beautiful background. Thanks also for sharing for Completely Christmas 5 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for March - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  20. Hi Sue
    G strings? Ouch! Beats me why anyone wants to floss their bum!
    Anyhoo, your card is terrific. The holly leaves and berries are fantastically arranged.
    Glad you clarified about Blossom. I volunteer for the RSPCA and did have a vision of her sat with her paws around a spliff lol !
    Thanks for putting two weird images in my head not long before bedtime hahaha!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  21. ADORABLE creation Sue! Love your design! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANIMAL’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  22. What a Fab design, love the image, thank you for sharing with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, we would love to see you back again next week for another fun challenge......Good Luck
    Hugs
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday
    XX

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  23. Stunning Design, Thank you for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas, we do hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge...Good Luck...
    Hugs
    Suzy B ~Owner~Completely Christmas
    Xx

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  24. pure cute Sue...I just love house mouse they make me smile! xxxxx

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  25. Fabulous card. I love the embossed background grid, the sweet little Housemouse and all the lovely sparkle! Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

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  26. Beautiful card! Love the lace embellishments and embossed background. Thanks for playing along with the sisterhood's "Animal" challenge.

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  27. Fabulous Christmas card Sue. Love the embossing and cute House Mouse image. Thanks for playing along in our "Anything Goes Challenge" at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

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  28. This little HM fella definitely fills the bill on cute! So well colored and I love all the delicious embossing behind his cute little self, along with the pretty sentiment & holly leaves. TFS & Hugs

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  29. So gorgeous, cute and lovely! Love that embossing folder - very classy! Super cute stamp and you are another lady that I sigh when I visit because I envy your colouring skills - stunning and so cute Karen x

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  30. Gorgeous card Sue - love that lovely HM image. Must have missed that beautiful e/f.....think Ined to go look for one! lol

    Karen x

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  31. Adorable Christmas card. Love the cute HM image set among the holly. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

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  32. Still finding this adorable. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.

    Hugs
    Cathy DT Member
    xxxxxx

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  33. This little mouse is super cute. Great Christmas Card. Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Monika

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  34. Such a great Christmas card love the house mouse and embossing folder- thank you for joining us at Fab n Funky. Hope we see you next week.

    Beccy x

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  35. Cute Christmas definitely describes this card! Love your holly and the darling mouse image! You are a funny gal. Not sure I can get the G string picture out of my head for a while - LOL. Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

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  36. Determined to comment whilst blogger is behaving itself! Adorable card. All the house mice are cuties. Really enjoyed joining in the CCC challenge. Hugs Mrs A. (Valery).

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  37. Gorgeous card, love all the fab elements, image, embossing and die cuts!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Completely Christmas Challenge this week. Hope to see you again.
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  38. What a fun card with all its holly leaves. Love the embossed background and of course the sweet little mouse.

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Thank you so much for your comments, you make my day!
Hugs Sue Pxxx