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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