Kitty Snuggle

Hi de hi campers!  I was looking through my (growing) collection of stamps and realised with a bit of a jolt that I haven’t made a card using my House Mouse stamps since January!  I was quite stunned at that, and couldn’t think of a reason why I’d passed them over, so I put back the Penny Black that I had picked up out of the cabinet, and had a look through the House Mouse ones instead.  I also found a few I hadn’t yet used, so I picked one of them, if you haven’t guessed yet, this one is called Kitty Snuggle.

I was using the sketch at Sketch Saturday and wasn’t convinced I had the right style stamp for the sketch but as it happens, I love how it turned out.

I coloured my image with my Prisma pencils and added Glossy Accents to the two Christmas lights.  Before they were dry I dropped in a little Martha Stewart glitter.  The DP is from a DCWV mat stack from the other autumn, so not even Christmas paper.  The lovely Memory Box die cut was sent to my recently by Sarn (thanks sweetie!).  I’ve struggled to obtain this particular die in America, it’s been so popular, but a few weeks ago my local craft store finally had it so I snapped one up….. only to return home and have it taken off me so it can be a stocking filler for Christmas!!

The DP and die cut were stuck directly on to the card blank, then the image panel was popped up on foam tape, everything was edged with Distress Ink.  The sentiment is from Fiskars and I thought it rather apt as kittys and mice are not supposed to be bestest buds!  The poinsettia is a Marianne die but it was pre cut for a different project and then not used.  I added a few little gems, some bakers twine and a charm from my local craft store.

Card Recipe:

  • Card: Blank from Michaels ~ GinaK Pure Luxury White ~ The Paper Company
  • DP: DCWV
  • Stamps: Stampabilities Kitty Snuggle ~ Fiskars Season’s Greetings
  • Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk ~ Distress Ink Festive Berries
  • Embellies: Prisma Pencils ~ Glossy Accents ~ Martha Stewart Fine Glitter ~ American Crafts Baker’s Twine ~ Charm from LCS ~ Gold pearls from Michaels ~ Memory Box die cut ~ Marianne Poinsettia die cut

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Challenges:

Sketch Saturday ~ Current Sketch

House Mouse and Friends ~ Anything Goes With Twine

Jingle Belles ~ Not A Creature Was Stirring

Winter Wonderland ~ Check It Out

Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long ~ Use non Christmas specific DP

Crafty Hazel’s Crafty Extra Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Pixies Snippets Playground ~ Use Up Your Scraps (Poinsettia & sentiment card)

Sister Act Card Challenge  ~ Anything Goes

ABC Christmas Challenge ~ “U” for Under The tree

Aud’s Sentiment Challenge ~ Christmas Sentiments

Crafty Little Fairies ~ Anything Goes

Sweet Stampin ~ Wood , Trees or Leaves (Pine fronds and a Christmas tree charm)

Papertake Weekly ~ Oh Christmas Tree

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33 thoughts on “Kitty Snuggle

  1. Hi Brenda wow what a stunner, that sweet mouse & gorgeous cat image is beautiful..love the design & layout, someone is gonna get a lovely Xmas card.

    Thanks for sharing & Hopping with us at HM & Friends chall. good luck..

    smiles Christine x

  2. Ooh YES! This is wonderful Brenda. You have coloured the image in PURRRRfectly (sorry! HAD to!). I really love all the pretty embellishments too. Glad to be of service on the die cut!

    Fancy neglecting your HM’s for so long! Tut tut!

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

  3. GORGEOUS coloring of this adorable HMD stamp. Love the fab details and charm too. Thanks so much for joining the Blog-Hop at House-Mouse & Friends MC! Good Luck to you with all of those great prizes! Hope you can come play along more often now that your Micey stamps are back out and within reach! :) It’s been too long. :)

  4. Kitty is so cute, sort of reminds me of Yoda sleeping, love the die too and yes it is a good One I was lucky to obtain one without much difficulty. At least you will be getting something in your stocking that you really want. Christmas isn’t that far off.

    Hugs Eliza

  5. A sweet kitty, red gingham, and beautiful snowflake border, love it. The baker’s twine with the charm is a perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and Blog Hop. Good Luck.

    Hugs
    Sue

  6. How cute!! I love the glitter and shine on the lightbulbs; they look awesome! And the plaid paper is a great touch and perfect for our No Christmas patterned paper challenge. THanks for playing with CSYAL.

  7. how fabulous is this stunning love the whole card and of course the sweet image, thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  8. I love love love this card. I love kitties (having 3 of my own) and this image is precious. I love your coloring and the layout, papers, embellishments are all perfect on this card. Simply beautiful! Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Stampin’ challenge and hope to see you next week, too! –Gail, SS DT

  9. So happy you chose your HM image, as this really colored up so beautifully. Your kitty fur looked like it needed to be stroked gently. Wonderful pencil coloring, this. Liked the glitter on your lights too. This snowflake die was spot on against that R/W check paper, and great way to add this image panel. Certainly made a huge impact. Great card, and TFS – Hugs

  10. Oh WOW B! What a fabulous card, gorgeous colouring and such a perfect design. Cheeky little mouse :)

    Playing a bit of catch-up with commenting, sorry I’m late!!

    Hugs, Di xx

  11. Gorgeous card Brenda :-) the image is super cute and I love the layout and all the details ,, absolutely fabulous :-)
    I hope you don’t leave it so long before reaching for your House Mice again :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly and House Mouse Challenges
    luv
    Lols x x x

  12. This is adorable. Love the kitty asleep under the tree and so perfect that you had a tree charm. The snowflake border is wonder against the gingham…Lovely card Brenda!

  13. This is a fabulous Christmas card, such a cute image and brilliant design.
    Thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge.
    Pauline GDT
    x

  14. Big AWWWWW! Super cute card there Brenda.
    Funny you should say “Hi Di Hi”. I was talking to my cousin yesterday and he said I don’t have a strong Welsh accent. So I told him I could do my HI Di Hi impression if he would like and he told me that aged me!
    LOL
    Hugs
    xx

  15. Aawww this is just gorgeous! I adore the HM image and the design is fabulous!
    Thank you for joining us at CLF :)
    Kelly.x

  16. This is just so cute – love your image. So glad you managed to get ahold of that fabulous die – it’s gorgeous isn’t it?! Thanks for joining in the Sketch Saturday Challenge this week.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    Sketch Saturday DT

  17. what a lovely stamp, so really it’s no surprise it makes for a very beautiful card! (i especially love the way you’ve used that pretty charm, too!) thanks for joining our “creature feature” fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  18. Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday #156 Twine Challenge!

    Such a very creative use of this stamp and oh so festive-I do hope you can join us for our next challenge!

    ♥ Sue Kment

  19. Lovely card. I like the paper choices, your die is awesome and the image of the cat and mouse is great. The charm really ties it all together. Great work. thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our Christmas sentiment challenge.

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