Monday 17 December 2012

Xmas Hugs and Kisses with the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge

Good morning to you all in the land of blog

Today sees the next new challenge at the

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge

where the theme has been chosen by little old me and I chose

Xmas Hugs and Kisses

we have two fabulous sponsors, firstly

One winner will get a $25 gift certificate from House-Mouse Designs

and our second sponsor is
A $10 voucher for the winner

here is my inspirational piece, but do hop over  to the main challenge site to see the rest of the amazing inspiration from my sister meeces :)

I made an easel card, do love these and some of my new nestie dies, so pretty.
The papers are old Dovecraft the base layer is some lovely pink/purple card.  The ribbon from Crafty Ribbons has been wrapped twice around the additional layer and then a triple bow placed on top with the little heart and key charm. The edges of the image, sentiment and return sentiment have been distressed with TH tumbled glass.  The little holly charms and bells from my local department store.

Here is the close up of the image coloured in copics and a little magenta stickles added to the flowers on the wreath.
this image is called

Here is a close up of the personal impressions sentiment on the return, I added some more of the left over ribbon across the corners.

Do hop over and join us for the challenge :)
 Don't forget, you too may submit your House-Mouse, Gruffies and Happy Hoppers creations directly to THE Official House-Mouse Designs site found HERE!  
I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave me such inspirational and kind comments, and this then allows me to hop on over and visit you in return.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Come and Get It Challenges - Anything Christmas
Dream Valley - Christmas
Great Impressions - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes
Pile it OnEmbellishments
Totally Gorjuss - For Someone Special
Cards Galore - Home for Xmas
The Pretty Little Ribbon - It's Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Sparkles - Button or Bow




Dr Sonia S V said...

You have showcased the little mice so well and love your new nesties
Dr Sonia

Caroline said...

Kate this is gorgeous the image is so cute and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

Tammy said...

Sweet card and the ribbon treatment is perfect!

Catherine said...

Oh Kate this is gorgeous ! What a precious little image ! Love the tails ! And I love the sentiment too ! Stunning creations as always ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Crafty Lark said...

Gorgeous layout and embellishments, it all makes a great card. xx Flora

ladyjanet_56 said...

Aww Kate it was lovely to see you both Sat :)) This card is super duper cute I love that image and will be getting HM cd & book for Christmas to myself :)) This card is beautiful. Merry Christmas & have a great 2013 (block March out)
Love ya hugs Janet x

Sue said...

Such a gorgeous card Kate. The image is just so delightful and coloured so beautifully. I love the layout and detailing too.

hugs Sue

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Kate, I like the sweet image the papers and the ribbon.
Kevin xx

scrappymo! said...

So very sweet. The colours are very pretty too.
Love the way you wrapped the ribbon twice on the inside and the outside!

Sandra H said...

Oh wow Kate totally stunning as always x

Sandra H said...

Oh wow Kate totally stunning as always x

Ellibelle said...

This is such a sweet card. Darling image and sketch!
So glad you joined us in our challenge at Penny Black and more! Good luck!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Kate :-) such a cute image and the ribbon and details are all so pretty :-)

Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Year's :-)
Lols x x x

Sue said...

Kate, love the image and the green color card and papers. Wonderful die, so pretty, they get fancier all the time. Great holiday card.


KandA said...

Those mice are just so cute, Fabulous design and I love your dies xx

brenda said...

This is a totally adorable image Kate and so beautifully coloured.

It's great to see you at Penny Black and More and Pretty Little Ribbons challenges this month, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

KarinsArtScrap said...

super cute image and a gorgeous card Kate.

greetings karin

Christine said...

Awww Kate I love this sweet image who great design & dies gorgeous ribbon lovely verse super cute..

Happy Christmas & Best Wishes for a Happy & Healthy 2013 to you & your family..

smiles Christine x

Pink Dandelion said...

Really cute card. Adorable image. Debs xx

sam21ski said...

Another fabulous image and that deep wine organza ribbon balances it perfectly

Sam xxx

Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful! Oh I like this die a lot and your shading is wonderful. Beautiful card.

Vicky said...

Awwww that's the cutest wee image Kate...I love this hun..:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Kate. The little mice look so sweet! Love the square die too, very pretty shape.
Lorraine x

Dorte said...

Thank you for a great challenge theme Kate, I really enjoyed it.
Your card is very beautiful....lovely colours.
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
hugs Dorte

Sonia said...

Wow Kate, what a gorgeous card with This fabulous and sweet image:) Tooooo cute:)
Love the details and the papers you chose:)
Hugs my friend,

Unknown said...

wow...what a very beautiful and very adorable cute card that image such a woderful card hun hugs sassyxxxx

mags said...

A gorgeous easel card Kate. Love the image and the papers used. Like the way you have done the ribbon panel at the side.

May said...

Gorgeous card, Love that image so cute!! Beautiful die-cut & design... Love it!! Hugs May x x x

rachel said...

fabulous card - really supercute xx

Kat said...

Fabby card Kate, these mice are so cute. House Mouse are some of my favourite images. Love your embellishments too.

Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Donna Ellis said...

Kate, your little house-mousies are adorable. Such a beautiful card inside and out - very sweet and festive with gorgeous layering and elements. The blue in the background really pops all your other colors. Thank you for the inspiration.

Sewe said...

Cute card with a very cute stamp :)


Helen said...

I love this one, so sweet.

Hugs Helen xx

coops said...

so gorgeous kate.i love your colours and fab stunning image and design :D

xx coops xx

Sandra H said...

Your card is simply gorgeous! great image and beautifull design and layout, thank you for joining in our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge and good luck hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous image Kate and fantastic colouring as usual.


Heather said...

Gorgeous Kate, your design and colours are fabulous. I love your image panel and such beautifully coloured of the little sweeties!!

Heather xx

Donna Hanley said...

Kate this card is just as precious as can be. Every aspect of this card is gorgeous. Lovely dies, I may have tor revise my wish list. LOL. I wish you a great Christmas and rest time. You certainly deserve time to your self and your family. Thanks for giving us such a great year end challenge.

Alyx said...

Aawwww...those meeces are so adorable!

Lovely card...great colours and the layout's fab.

Judy McKay said...

Great card. Lovely design and image. Thank you for joining us at come and Get It this week.

thecraftycavalier said...

Scrumalicious! Love those meece and what a pretty die to put them in! Just beautiful and a great layout. Hugs, Jayne xx

Tracy said...

Hi Kate,
This is so gorgeous, I love the design, and the image is so cute and adorable.
Merry Christmas to you and your Family
Happy crafting
Mousey Hugs
Tracy x
p.s. thanks for joining us at Penny Black & more @ Allsorts too.

Deanne Saunders said...

Oh my!! Isn't that the cutest! Just look at their tails!!! Sweet! Thanks for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!!


Karen P said...

Hi Kate, sorry I've not visited recently, xmas busy lol!
As usual this is gorgeous and I LOVE that image. Very cute, sweet and lovable! I think it could be used for anniversary cards too! Wonderful colouring and details, as always. Hope you have a very Happy Christmas Karen x

xxxtglxxx said...

This is beautiful Kate! :) Stunning colouring and such an elegant frame around the image. Love the double bow and ribbon strips too! :)



Erin said...

What a fun card, Kate! Beautiful job coloring & I really like the ribbon you chose.

Thanks for joining us this month at Great Impressions Stamps!

Debbie said...

Aww Kate...this is absolutely gorgeous. Love the super cute image. Hope you're ok.
Hugs Debbie x

Heather said...

Beautiful card!!
Thank you for joining us at RRR!

Linby said...

This is a beautiful card and a lovely image.
Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
Lynn x

shaz earl said...

A brilliant creation as always Kate

Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
Good luck in the draw

Shaz xx

Tracey said...

What a gorgeous card. I love your fabulous embellishments and your colouring is lovely. Thank you for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox for our Christmas challenge.

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh Kate...another lovely meece card and boy do I love that nestie! Lovely card all around-thanks for joining the Great Impressions challenge as well!♥ Sue Kment

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