Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Christmas and Cocoa

This is the Merry Monday sketch #45 for Christmas cards...

and here's my card. I tweaked the sketch a bit and used a SB labels 18 die cut instead of a circle. I used some long overlooked glitter paper from a stack I bought a long time ago. The sentiment circle was embossed with gold, and I added some gold cording around the SU! ornament punch. The cream taffeta ribbon is from Pizzazz Aplenty. The card stock is a linen finish cream-color that my friend Heidi sent me.

Here's the sketch for the Sweet Stop SSS193...

This is my card for the challenge, and it's also for the SNSDC87 to use coffee, tea, or cocoa images. Cocoa mouse to the rescue! I used some MME on the bright side dsp for my card, and paper pieced Cocoa's cup. The sentiment and heart scalloped border are from SNSS, and I added a few star gemstones to the corners just for fun.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Tuesday!

Carol

20 comments:

Cynthia said...

This sweet Cocoa Mouse image is perfect for this week's challenge, Carol. Great coloring of the image and lovely color combo. Thanks for joining the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge this week!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous Christmas card...I can see why you hoarded, I mean overlooked, that sparkly paper! Cocoa is certainly cute, too! Thanks for playing with us this week!

jimlynn said...

Two more fabulous cards! Love the Christmas card and know it shines with that paper! The second one.....ah, lovin' Cocoa! CUTE image and paper piecing and of course the DT too!
Lynn

Benzi said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Carol. Love the pretty blue glitter paper.
And, I really like the way you paper pieced that cup..so colorful and fun.
Great cards!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I love your CAS Christmas, but Cocoa is just so dang cute. You have his colors done to a science! You know how much I love when you fill in the die cuts, also!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Again, cute, cute, cute, Carol! I totally love your 'tweak' on the MM sketch!!

Janice M said...

Great cards Carol!! I really like that Cocoa llatte card alot!

Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week!

Donna Hanley said...

Two outstanding card from you today Carol. Love that Christmas card and of course Cocoa is just darling along with the brads,filled in hearts and that bow. Like the pun in your sentiment "cocoa" Enjoy your evening.

Shannon White said...

These are Soo Darned Sweet Carol! Love the sparkle on your first one! And look at you already making cards for this Christmas, I need to be doing that! lol And your second one is soo CUTE!! Love this Sweet Cocoa image, one of my favs! Super take on the Sketch!! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Sandy said...

Wow! Two great cards and I love the way the top one pops with the colors, ribbon and ornament. I love the second card too because I love Cocoa!

Sherry Eckblad said...

What a nice assortment of cards you have made. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week.

Notes by Nina said...

Very nice cards, wonderful job with the Merry Monday sketch. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Wendy said...

Very pretty Christmas card, Carol! I love the glittery paper and your cute ornament! Your House Mouse card is adorable too! Nice job!!
Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

I love that ornament on your Merry Monday Carol!

Deanna Jean said...

Very pretty Christmas card. I love that paper and the clean lines. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week.

Sue from Oregon said...

Love what you have done with both sketch challenges!

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful Christmas card with that glittery paper, pretty label and beautiful ornament! Cocoa is pretty cute peeking out from behind that coffee cup. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Lesley said...

Love how you interpreted the sketch Carol, your work is always so inspiring. The blue background with shimmer is pretty and I love the mouse on your other card! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

JD said...

Two more great cards, Carol, thank you for sharing.

Allisa said...

Love your CAS Christmas card. The glitter paper is perfect! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!