Tuesday, November 16, 2010

House Mouse Sleepy Stocking: some treats for a birdie friend

Hello and thanks for stopping by :-)

I made another Christmas card using one of the images from my House Mouse 'Sleepy Stocking' set.  LOTS of colouring on this mage which I love - it did take a while though.  It was coloured with Prismacolor + Derwent Coloursoft pencils and OMS, and I added some Polar White FlowerSoft using Aleen's tacky glue to the cuff on the stocking.  Because there was so much going on in the image, I kept the rest of the card pretty low key so it didn't make the card look 'too busy' - plus I wanted the image to take centre stage.  Here is a little close-up of the FlowerSoft:

I haven't a clue who made the designer paper - it has been in my stash for years and there is no name on it.   If you do know, please drop me an email or a comment so I can edit my post.  In any case, I would imagine that it is long retired.

The ribbon was attached in 2 separate elements, and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy.  Isn't the ribbon GORGEOUS?!  I picked it up at Coles Supermarket on Friday in amongst all their Christmas stuff.  I am a ribbon-aholic, so for me, it was like finding buried treasure!  They had some other beautiful rolls of ribbon too which somehow danced their way into my shopping basket.  I only went in to get milk, and came out with ribbon and NO milk - whoops.......!  Anyway, it was nice to have something good happen - I hadn't been having a good week and wasn't feeling well either + my mojo all but disappeared - and just before I went into Coles, I had been in Target doing some Christmas shopping and knocked over a snowglobe onto the floor which smashed into a zillion pieces.  And it sounded so LOUD - like I had dropped a truckload of them!   I never knew a snow globe had so much water in it - it looked like I had tipped a bucket of water onto the floor!  I called a staff member over to the mess - she was lovely and didn't make me feel bad - but I felt so stupid and embarrassed nonetheless.  I moved a large piece of glass that had scattered quite a way so no-one would walk on it and promptly cut my finger open.  Sheesh....... so finding the nice ribbon at Coles cheered me up!

I tied some gold cord through the sentiment tag hole then tied this around the red ribbon, and glued the bow on top of that.  Lastly, I added the 3 red pearls.


I am popping this card into two Challenges.  The first is the House Mouse and Friends Challenge #82 which is "You gotta have friends" - of course, the little mouse is sharing the stocking filled with food with his birdie-friend.  

The second Challenge is the Crazy 4 Challenges C4C63 Challenge of "A Christmas card or item".  Nice and easy.

Thanks for stopping by!


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  House Mouse 'Sleepy Stocking' JSHM006

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black

Designer paper:  unknown

Accessories:  FlowerSoft Polar White, Aleen's Tacky glue, Ribbon - Coles Supermarket, gold cord, Bow Easy, Fray Stop, Kaiser Pearls SB795 red, Cuttlebug, Spellbinder: Rectangle, Scalloped Rectangles, Circle, Petite Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, Cardstock:  Christmas red, Evergreen, KW Doggett "Knight" white, Odourless Mineral Spirits (OMS), Prismacolor pencils, Derwent Coloursoft pencils, paper stumps

Punches:  Carl CP-1 3/16" circle punch (for punching hole on tag)

ETA:  Thanks Tania for identifying the designer paper as K & Company "Holly Vine printed embossed paper" 


Julie said...

Beautiful Christmas card! I love the image panel with that adorable little mouse! Love your little sentiment tag attached to that gorgeous bow too!

Robyn said...

Oh! What an awful day! So glad you found the beautiful ribbon to cheer you up! Looks like I will be taking a trip to Coles soon! Hope your week improves!

scrapperjulia said...

This is a gorgeous card! Love that stamp and how you coloured it! Love the background paper too, great card!

Sue said...

Hi ya
wowzer a totally gorgeous card, your colouring is awesome, lovely papers & design, fab ribbon, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

MARY B said...

Love how you have put everything together, a really beautiful card. Mary x

Merry said...

What a terrific and fun image. You have coloured it so beautifully. The seeds in the stocking look real. What a good find the ribbon was.

America said...

WOW!!!!!!!! Wonderful coloring. Beautiful card. Worth all that coloring effort. :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge!!! :)

Anita said...

This is gorgeous! Your coloring is beautiful and that is some lovely ribbon you've added. So sorry you had such a bad day...hope things are better now.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I love HM images in general but this one is especially cute. Your coloring is fantastic and I love the "fuzzies" on the stocking.

Christine said...

This is one AWESOME creation..love your choice of trad Xmas colour combo, it was worth the effort to colour this amazing image stunning..& yes THE ribbon is gorgeous..Thanks for sharing & joining us at HM & Friends Monday chall...hope to see you again..

smiles Christine xx

Sue said...

Hi Jocelyn, your card is wonderful. That sweet stamped image is colored to perfection! Love your layout and colors too. So glad you could join us and share this card with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done.

Hugs, Sue Drees

Tania Von Dohren said...

Hi Jocelyn, I've just seen your blog via heartprints :0) thought I would take a peek!! you do some wonderful cards :0)...this particular paper is by K&Company and is "Holly Vine printed embossed paper"...I love this one too! They did make (in the early days) this exact cardstock in a glittered version, but not sure they make either now :0( Thanks again Tania

Curt in Carmel said...

This card is stunning! Your coloring is off the charts, and the background paper is so perfect. I used to be a member of the House Mouse Design Team, so I so appreciate these beautiful stamps. You did an awesome job with this! Best, Curt

Lena said...

this is so cute and your coloring is amazing :)

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