Monday, August 6, 2018

Cocoa Mouse in Cocoa



I had to bring Cocoa Mouse back out to make a Christmas card with him, as he's my favorite mouse in the world of stamps. This time he's in a nice cup of cocoa with a candy cane and a few marshmallows, so it doesn't get much sweeter than that! He's made by Sweet'n Sassy and I colored him with Copics, adding some Nuvo pink glitter drops along with some frosted stickles. I matted the image on a snippet of cocoa colored cardstock, then used some MFT fishtail banner dies to cut the banners from snippets of kraft and tan, adding a few decorative dots. The side panel was embossed with a SU! starburst ef, and I used some pretty ribbon that I cut into a banner and attached a rose-colored brad to the folded top just for fun. The sentiment is from the Cocoa Mouse stamp set, and it's all on a Rose Red card base.
I will enter this into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday #541- anything goes



CHNC #397 - a/g optional wet or dry embossing

Have a great Monday and be kind to one another!

Carol

23 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable cocoa mouse Carol. Always so cute and sweet on your cards. I was going through my external hard drive to day and found a file full of Sweet n Sassy images so guess cocoa mouse may be seen eventually on my card...thanks for inspiration.x

Wendy said...

OMGosh, this little guy is ever so adorable! I have this set and many others with Cocoa in! Love the embossed background and the colors on this, Carol! Such a fun Christmas card! TFS and stay cool today! I think it's BLAH out already!

Aquarius said...

I'm not familiar with this little mouse - he is just so cute and adorable.

Darlene said...

What a fabulous holiday card Carol! Thanks so much for playing in our Merry Little Christmas Challenge! Good Luck and I look forward to seeing you again next month!

Darlene
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cotnob said...

A super Christmas card Carol, such an adorable little mouse, he looks quite happy sitting in his cup of cocoa.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Daffodil Cards said...

Love your cute mouse, embossing and design Carol.
Faith
x

Lori said...

Your cocoa mouse is adorable! Such a cute Christmas card!

Stampsnob. said...

AWW such a sweet image So many layers it is fantastic ……..Lis

Brenda said...

I'm so glad you brought Cocoa back out to use on a Christmas card Carol, he just brings so much joy to every card you use him on! I love that he is in a cup of hot cocoa as that is my favorite winter time drink besides spiced apple cider. Loving the embossing folder you used on the side as well as that fabulous piece of ribbon! Such an adorable card! Hugs, Brenda

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love all the layers and that mouse in the cup is so cute. What a great card.

*Vicki* said...

Carol, this guy is SOOO stinkin' cute!! I can certainly see why you love it so much! Love your coloring with him along with your layout design too! Really fabulous Christmas card in every way my friend! DT hat time...Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

jimlynn said...

There's that little Cocoa! I was waiting to see if you were going to make a card with him for this year - and so glad you have. I love the snippet of ribbon on the side and he's colored to perfection!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You are sure on a roll..even cocoa came out to play. Great card!

Doreen said...

Love the fab image and great details.xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Great use of your snippets, the mouse in the cup is so cute and the embossed panel adds a lot of interest to your design! The brads and the gingham lace are perfect touches, you always have a great eye for the details!!! :)
Have a lovely day!

BrendaB said...

Adorable! You did a great job coloring this! Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas Challenges

scrappymo! said...

This is a lovely card, Carol. Love that image and your great design.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

That color combo is delicious for this cocoa themed Christmas card. I love the layers and texture with the embossing and ribbon.

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is just too cute. I have always loved Cocoa.

JD/ Jill said...

So cute! Great design and colors!

Inkyfingers said...

What a cute image Carol and you have coloured it so beautifully. Great card design.
Thanks for sharing with us at HLS and I hope you will join us again soon.

Janice M said...

I have a very sad confession......I have had this stamp set for AGES and have yet to use it!! Well except for some of the sentiments maybe?!! Love the colors you used. I WILL use this stamp set this year/season!!

Monica Maier said...

How cute is the mouse in the mug! This is such a pretty card, I love addition of the embossed strip too! Thanks for playing along with us over at Merry Little Christmas challenge blog.