Monday, August 5, 2013

My Oldest Punch

The challenge at Shopping our Stash #112 this week is to use our oldest punch. To the best of my recollection, the first punch I bought was probably a circle. I'm still in Christmas mode and used this all-time favorite image of Sweet 'n Sassy's Cocoa Mouse for my card. I colored him with Copics and added some liquid applique to the fur on his Santa hat. The paper is retired SU! (another find from my hoarded stash) and the borders were done with a SU! fancy scallop punch. Sentiment is also from SNSS and the tiny red gemstones are from Pizzazz Aplenty.

It feels like early autumn here in PA today, but I'm not complaining. Yesterday was the most picture-perfect beautiful day we could have asked for! Thanks Mother nature!! Make your Monday a great one and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

9 comments:

Benzi said...

Oh, this is just the cutest thing. I love this Christmas Cocoa and your use of the Liquid Applique is just perfect. What a great Christmas card.

Autumn is just around the corner. I sure hate to see summer go away, though.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

It is a gorgeous day, and it is a shame I have to spoil it with work. Love the fur on Cocoa's cap, and your great paper find.

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, so darn cute!!! Fabulous coloring and love the L.A. I also have some of the papers from this batch hoarded. I loved them all in that packet. Great job on getting so many Christmas cards done so early. Off to do some food shopping and dog sit my grand dogs.

jimlynn said...

Precious!!! I just love this little Cocoa and your coloring is awesome - as always! So cute and pretty.
Carol, if you start missing summer up there, just hop on down here where it's 102 again today!
Lynn

JD/ Jill said...

Very cute, Carol. It does feel so good to use up my stash. But it takes so much longer to use than the time I spent purchasing it. smile.
You are so right about this lovely weather we are having. I always wish we could bottle some of it...to use again later...Enjoy!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a super cute card, Carol! I love the dimension the applique gave to the "fur!" You are the cleverest with your designs!! I hope your perfect weather continues!!

nwilliams6 said...

How lucky you are to have a bit of Fall weather! What a darling image - super Christmas card. Sweet, sweet, sweet. Hugz!

Sandy said...

Cocoa is ALWAYS a favorite of mine and he's just too cute on this card! You are doing great with all the Christmas cards!!!! No matter what image you use, you always make it shine!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card Carol. Love darling Cocoa and the applique. The punched borders look great.