Sunday, June 27, 2010

Penny Black XMouse Ornament & snowflakes

Hello peeps!  Hope you are having a great weekend where you are - it is freezing where I am - so it didn't take much encouragement to make a Wintry Christmas card.  Plus a set of new Cuttlebug Winter Wonderland embossing folders appeared in my mailbox on Friday.  It is a fantastic set - check it out here at Fat Cat's Card Corner.  Boy, I sure do LOVE this new set.

There's not much to explain about this card.  Just a simple one-layer-card with this cute little Penny Black mouse.  Isn't he sweet?  I coloured him with OMS and Prismas, then added some fine glitter to the mouse's cheeks, ears and to the snowflake he is hanging onto.   I lightly chalked around the image with blue chalk.  Lastly, I added some white pearls to most of the snowflakes on the dry embossing.  It only took me 20 minutes!  That must be a record for me!

I think I could make a bunch of these just with different images or even just a sentiment instead of an image. 

I'm popping this card into the Splitcoaststampers Technique Lover's Challenge TLC277 of One Layer Wonders from about 2 weeks ago. I've made so many layered cards of late, that it was nice to get back to basics.

On a totally unrelated note:  did you hear that Elzybells Art Stamps (UK) is closing down?  Ackk!  One of my favourite stamp companies. You can read about it here on the Elzybells Blog.

Thanks for stopping by - back in a few days with another card.


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Penny Black 'Xmouse Ornament' 1873H, Sentiment: Impression Obsession Sentiments 1 WP16

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black

Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Winter Wonderland embossing folder set (6), Kaiser pearls - snow white, Art Institute transparent Glitter - Shabby Chic set, Art Institute Designer dries clear adhesive, Kaisercolour chalks, Odourless Mineral Spirits (OMS), Prismacolor pencils, Stampin' Up corner punch


Sarah said...

Really sweet, elegant card! I love the embossing and that's one of my fav PB images!

If it makes you feel better, it's absolutely baking here today!! Too hot for crafting I'm afraid.

I'm gutted to hear about Elzybells. I LOVED their stamps, especially the cute bears.

xx :0)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my word, what an ADORABLE card!! Love the image, you colored it beautifully, and that embossing folder is FANTASTIC.....I think I need to find that one. So great for CAS cards like this!

Allison said...

How cute and sweet! I just love this layout and need to steal it!

Robyn said...

Super cute as usual- your work is always fab and your stamps are just SO sweet!

Jean McKenzie said...

Hi Jocelyn, I am a Queenslander and it has been quite a cool day here but nothing like what you are experiencing! I just love that CB embossing folder and what a beautiful card - very very cute and just ideal for a Christmas card. I will be a follower of yours - LOVE your work!

alicaz said...

wonderful! great coloring and I just love, love, LOVE the embossing folder! Have to get that one too!

Anna K said...

Great card! I read your post on SCS where you gave tips to a new blogger. I recently began my blog and I appreciate the tips you gave.

I am now following your blog!
Nice work!

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