Tuesday, December 3, 2013

One Big Balancing Act and December's Calendar

Here's a House Mouse card with an image that just blew me away! I saw it in the store and had to have it! I just love that little guy balancing all those wrapped gifts, especially the one on the top left that's falling off the pile! LOL It reminds me of the old Rachael Ray shows where she carried all her supplies in one trip to her work table to prepare a meal! LOL I colored this with Copics and added 2 jewel tags with some twine & a mini brad for the sentiment and this card was done!

I'm entering this into the HMFMC#159 to make a card with "anything Christmas." I'm also entering it into the Cards In Envy "Tag! You're It" challenge to use a tag on your card, but make an A2 card suitable for mailing.

And here is the last of Heidi's year of calendars - December. This is just precious with the beautifully decorated ornament and the little hedgie holding his own ornament too I just love the soft color scheme she used here! I'll miss having one of these pages in front of me in the coming year, as this has really been the gift that keeps giving all year long! Thanks and hugs (Heidi!)

That't it for me today, but thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!



Donna Hanley said...

Oh Carol, this is precious. Yes it does remind me of Rachael Ray. I adore those tags with the red dashes all around them and the twine to bring them right out there. I can just see the face of a person who would be the recipient of all those gifts. WHEW!
Wonderful job with this challenge.
I'm so sorry we have hit December because this will be the last calendar page we get to see for this year. Heidi, you knocked it out of the park again with this beautiful page. That little hedgehog is trying so hard to hold up that ornament while standing on ice or snow. The embossing is so nice and it helps to make the gorgeous ornament pop. Well Carol thank you for playing along with us here at House Mouse & Friends this week and Heidi, thank you for bringing such a smile to my face the beginning of each month. Job well done by each of you.

jimlynn said...

I was grabbing stuff out of the frig on Thanksgiving morning and had about 10 items - trying to carry all of them at once! I immediately thought of Rachael Ray!
This little image reminds me of the exact same thing too. VERY cute!!!! Love the tiny tags you used on here too! Super cute card all the way around.
Ah, another calendar page!!! Hate to see the year end but she did it with a bang! So very pretty.

Sandy Trefger said...

Your card for our challenge is adorable! I love the cute little mice with all their packages and the two little tags! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

nwilliams6 said...

I have sure enjoyed these calendar pages! This is precious with that hedgehog - soooo cute. Your HM card is totally adorable - I haven't seen that image and I totally see why you had to have it. It is darling and your placement of the mini-tags is so smart! Hugz!

Sue said...

Hi Carol, I can see why you couldn't pass up this adorable stamp. He is doing a great job of balancing all those beautifully wrapped gifts. Love your card, and so glad you could join us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done!!


Oh, the hedgie card is adorable too, I love a two-fer post!!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous,adorable card.

Scrapenabler said...

Super cute image of the mouse with all the packages and cute tags. Thanks for playing along with Cards in Envy.

Benzi said...

Oh my goodness, this House Mouse stamp is just adorable. I see why you had to have it. I wonder if it is in my Hobby Lobby bin for sale. I need to check.

Heidi's calendar is just the cutest. I know you've enjoyed using them each month and I've had such enjoyment seeing them.

I looked at all your cards I missed while away..don't guess I can comment on all but they're terrific.

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh how darling...Love how you colored up this image! And that Heidi girl never ceases to amaze me with her creations. Wonder if you can change out the calenders to 2014? Thanks for playing along at HMFMC Carol!

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Your card is adorable!! Love that little mouse! Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

Shannon White said...

Oh My Word that's an awful lot of packages he's got! lol 8-) Such a Darling card! You know I Adore your House Mouse cards and this one is no exception! 8-)

Adorable calendar page too! 8-)


JD/ Jill said...

Really cute House MOuse image...Don't remember seeing that one before. You did a great job with it.
Heidi created another masterpiece for you. What a wonderful treat for you to look forward to each month.

MaryH said...

Right on with the RR comment...I remember her lugging all the stuff to her table too. I love this image. I just ordered one from SMS (but the one with the HM & bird on a limb..couldn't get all I wanted, cause I loaded up on the SBinder warehouse sale!). You colored this one so beautifully, and it just makes me smile to see it. So cute & cheery. TFS & Hugs

LisaM said...

Love your adorable image and the tags are perfect!
Thanks for playing along with us at Cards In Envy!

Patricia H. said...

Poor little mousie - I can't help but want to lend him a hand with all those packages! :) You did a super job coloring this image, and the tiny tags are terrific. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Cards in Envy!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Very cute card wth the presents and love how the tags personalize it. Thaks for playing at Cards in Envy!!

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends with this adorable card! I SO need this HM stamp! :)

Christine said...

Hi Carol awww this poor guy has been busy all those parcels to deliver..lol stunning colour lovely take on the chall theme.

Thanks for sharing with us at HM & friends chall this time

smiles Christine x

Patti said...

Your coloring is remarkable!! Beautiful : )


Dot said...

Lovely card with a sweet image, great design.
Thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this time.
Dorte x

wendipooh13 said...

super cute card and love the lil tags you added on!!! thanks soo much for playing along with Cards in Envy!!!!

Sandy Trefger said...

Congratulations Carol! Your card has been chosen as one of our IN THE MAILBOX cards for the Tag! You're It! Challenge at Cards in Envy! Email me at cardenvydt@gmail.com with Mailbox Tag as your subject and I will send you a badge for your blog!