Monday, September 28, 2009

Happy House Mouse Christmas Memories




Today at CSAYL, the challenge is to create a Christmas scene using at least 2 stamps/stamp sets.

Well, I started a beautiful wintery scene of a row of homes. Then--> I had to color it. Then re-color it. Then fix the coloring.....so much so that in the end, I was sooo frustrated that I couldnt color it the way I pictured it in my head. Sooo I went ahead with a completely different scene/card! LOL

So, here's my **Wintery House Mouse Ski Scene**. Stamp is by Stampabilities, called "Downhill Delight", featuring Mudpie & Amanda, #HMLR1030. For the second set of stamps this challenge calls for- I added snowflakes to the BG & the sentiment, both of these stamps are from the SU set called "Holiday Hedgehogs".

Dry Embossing, Paper Tole & Tearing are the techniques here. Lg & Small Rhinestones, vellum, MS Icicle Border Punch, Fiskars Snowflake Border Punch, SU Hodgepodge & Glitter are the accessories that complete this card.

This is also my card for this past Sunday's SCS Featured Stamper #FS138 -"NancyRuth". She is such a sweetheart & very talented. I love the fancy elements she adds to her cards. Which is why I wanted lots of bling on this one. I chose to CASE one of her House Mouse Cards found here:
I kept the Dry Embossed BG, the layout, glitter & sentiment placement. I changed the colors & theme, added lots of rhinestones and left out ribbon, extra cb & punched edged panels behind the main image.

Thanks for Looking & Happy Creating!
America

19 comments:

Danni said...

What a gorgeous card!! Wow!

Cathy said...

This is so absolutely stunning!! The rich textures on the card are so pretty and that image is just amazing. Wonderful card!! Hugs,Cathy

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

OMGoodness - this is absolutely adorable! I love the snow!

Rica said...

Oh America - I'm stunned - what an amazing card!! Your attention to all the amazing details on this one is phenomenal. Love the dimentsion - love it all.
hugs Heather xx

Leigh said...

Oh wow, I love it, love it all. Gorgeous.

~MudpieMouse said...

Beautiful card America. I love the way you made the snowy background ... it's perfect. Love all the embellies you used too. Keep on stampin' on!

Cindy Haffner said...

Those Mice always make me happy, awesome job.

Patricia Rose said...

wow, this is fabulous, America... love the adorable stamp you used, wonderful winter scene... love all the details....
Hugs... Pat

Yvonne said...

America, I LOVE how this card turned out in the end!! My gosh, the scene is spectacular! I can almost feel the snow and the cold weather just looking at your card. And I love what you did on the top, it`s just the perfect addition to it all.

leenda said...

too cute, too fun & soooo creative!

Sally said...

OMGosh, your work is fabulous. I must get me some of those housemouse stamps. Gorgeous work!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is so darling! I love those snowy, glittery hills and your coloring is so awesome. Amazing card! Best, Curt

Emily Leiphart said...

Oh my goodness, how adorable is this?! Your card just made me smile! I love how the hat is flying off the top mouse and that icicle border is perfect!

Sue from Oregon said...

Wonderful creation America! Love all the elements on this cards...esp your use of border punches! Gotta love those meeces!

** Irene ** said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog, I really appreciate it.

luv
irene
xxxx

DottyJo said...

This is beautiful, love the scene that you created and all that bling is to die for! Jo x

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is STUNNING... Oh I love the snow scene you created girlie! Just fantastic.

Digit said...

what a wonderful and adorable card!

XOXO Rosa

Maria said...

Oooh, America! Such a fun card! Love the scenic look to your card. . .the mice really looks like they are having fun! I think your coloring turned out beautiful! Keep up the great work!

Maria