Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Merry Mousey Monday & OWH


There's a bonus sketch from the OWH Stars & Stamps blog where they're celebrating Lawn Fawn week.

Here's my take on the sketch, using BG Offbeat dsp, chocolate chip, & baja breeze colors. Sentiment is by G Studio, pearls from Kaiser, and the circles were done with SB dies.

This is the sketch for this week's Merry Monday #31 Christmas card challenge.

For the challenge, I pulled out a forgotten House Mouse image I've had forever & colored him with Copics. I cut the image with a labels ten by SB, then mounted it on a SB beaded ovals die cut. The dsp is from a MME Christmas pad, and the strips of gold were heat embossed with ranger ep. The red gems are from Want2Scrap.
I'm also entering this into the Perfect Sentiment's Challenge #48 which is to create a card with a sentiment for the holiday or occasion of your choice and a "twist" to add a creature on your card. The sentiment for Christmas is already embedded into the dsp so I think I've got it covered:)

Sorry for the shadows -  with the cloudy weather here, I've had to photograph in artificial light and I clearly don't have the proper equipment to take good photos!

I'll be back with more in a little while :)

Carol

18 comments:

LeAnne said...

Oh, that first card is gorgeous---love those papers! What a great sketch in that you can use up some of those scraps from your pile! Your MM card is sweet...I have some HM stamps and don't think I have ever used them, sadly! Thanks for playing!

Benzi said...

The first card is a beauty. I love the chocolate and baja together..fab combo.

Your little creature on the next card is too, too cute. Super Christmas card.

Hey, I saw where you won a prize at CASology....good for you!! I think you are the winning-est person I know. LOL

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Wasn't that OWH sketch fun? I love the papers you chose. Mousey Monday, huh? He sure is a cutie! Stay dry!

Lesley said...

I agree with LeAnne, that first card IS gorgeous, love the papers too! That house mouse image is adorable!! Great job with the sketch Carol!! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

~ Kathy said...

Love the color combination in the first card!!! And that little mouse is too cute - quick to color I imagine as well...

KatheD said...

They're both lovely, Carol. I really love the Christmas card and those great MME papers!

Donna Hanley said...

Well, Carol, you are on another roll. Good for you. I love the two colors in your first card and your gems so preciously placed gems look great. Your little Christmas mouse is just precious in his little hat and the papers are all so nice. Enjoy your day.

Notes by Nina said...

Love that first card, the colours are wonderful and the paper fantastic :). The Merry Monday card is darling, the mouse is so cute. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

jimlynn said...

WOW! That first card is so pretty in those colors! Love the design and the DP is dreamy! So pretty, Carol.
The second one - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! What a precious image - I must look for this stamp now (if they still have it). So cute and pretty.
Lynn

Paula Bee said...

Your mouse is just too cute!! Great card and thanks for sharing at the Perfect Sentiment!

Jennipher said...

This is absolutely adorable Carol. I love both of the cards. The color scheme on that first one is lovely. The second one is just plain cute.

Bonnie said...

The first card is so classy! Love those colors and the sketch! The House Mouse Christmas card is adorable! Delightful image and the paper is awesome! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday, Carol!

JD said...

Both are really cute, I like your choices of dp paper for the cards...It's a great sketch...and you did a great job with the challenges.

Wendy said...

OMGosh, both cards are really cute & pretty, Carol! Your little mouse with the santa hat is so adorable & festive! He goes perfectly with your choice of paper, rhinestones & the nesties that you used! I SO love this!
Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the whimsy Mouse Christmas card. Like the papers & die cuts used.
Melissa
"Sunshine Honeybee"
Perfect Sentiment Sept Guest Designer

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

You can also enter this in Speedy TV Mark's Finest Papers Simple Salutations Ch#10 Animal. I host the MFP Simple Salutations Challenge weekly every Wed. Membership is free and if you join please let them know I sent you.
Melissa
"Sunshine Honeybee"

Terry said...

Your cards are really lovely. I love the House Mouse image and the way you colored and layered it. Thanks for taking part in the Merry Monday challenge!

Hugs,

Terry (FD)

Shannon White said...

Wow! Both are Fabulous my friend! 8-) Such pretty dp's on your first one and OMGoodness how cute is your Little Christmas House Mouse! 8-) Just Darling!! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon