Monday, November 12, 2012

Getting Ready for Christmas

Here's my card for this week's House-Mouse & Friends HMFMC#132 which is "getting ready for Christmas." I used an older HM stamp I've had for ages called Santa's Little Helper. The embossed panel was done with a Crafts-too ef. The "joy" sentiment is from a retired SU! set. It has an embossed frame and I thought this little mouse would look perfect in the center. I matted with real red card stock and colored the image with Copics. I added some icicle stickles to the hat fur, and to the dots on the embossed panel but they don't show up in the photo. Perhaps if you click to enlarge it, that detail will show a little better.
I guess we'll all be getting ready for Christmas soon as those holidays are rolling around so quickly!

Wishing you a merry Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

17 comments:

Benzi said...

Carol, this is the sweetest. Love that little mouse with the joy sentiment. Wonderful embossed folder, too.

Susan (rainy) said...

Just the sweetest, Carol. Always love those darling meeces. :)

JD said...

Really cute, Carol, very nicely done.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

How come I didn't think of this? LOL! The EF is from Crafts-Too. So glad you could create such an amazing card with it. It actually has an elegant feel!

Basslady said...

this is so cute and sweet!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Vicky said...

Adorable and simply Elegant :) Really makes your image get full attention :)

jimlynn said...

Perfection!!! Love the embossed panel Carol and of course the mouse is too precious! Beautiful card.
Lynn

downrightcrafty said...

so cute love the red and white and the texture from the embossing, thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

StampTramps said...

You have absolutely the neatest stuff!!! When are you going to post pics of your craft room? It must be like Heaven!

Kelly said...

Ahhh this is just as cute as can be. ove that embossing folder...great job!!

cardz said...

What a lovely embossed background; it frames your cute little mouse perfectly.
Heather T

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ooooh, this is my favorite kind of whimsical CAS card, Carol! I love that ef so much!! I'll be checking into that.

(Thank you so much for your good wishes during my Crohn's flareup. I'm back home and doing pretty well. Can't keep me down!)

Hugs, Darnell

Sue said...

Love your little mouse in the Santa Hat. Embossing looks Super. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done.

Hugs
Sue

Karen said...

what a lovely and festive card...

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Carol :-) such a cute little helper and the embossing is FAB ! love the holly design :-)

thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Shannon White said...

Oh My Word is this Ever DARLING!! 8-) Such a Sweet little House mouse! Love him! and love your Fabulous design too! Wow!! Thanks for the inspiration my friend! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Sue from Oregon said...

So cute...one of my fave meeces for sure. I so want that efolder...cool! Where did you get it? Thanks for playing along with us again at HMFMC!